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  • Engineers Sit at Top Table in FTSE Companies

    Engineers are not widely recognised as business leaders yet new research commissioned for the Sainsbury Management Fellows' Society (SMF) reveals that engineers are now represented on the boards of almost 60% of FTSE100 companies. The research, conducted by EngineeringUK, also showed that almost...

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  • Are HR Bosses Right to Lack Confidence in Engineers at Board Level?

    Only 66% of HR directors believe engineers possess the necessary skills and attributes to make a valuable contribution on a board of management, according to a new study being debated by an organisation set up to develop engineers as leaders in UK industry. The research was carried out by...

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  • US Firm Acquires Irish Start-up

    US sleep therapy group ResMed has acquired Irish start-up BiancaMed in a multi-million euro cash deal. The University College Dublin spin-out has developed a sensitive motion sensor that can detect movement and respiration without being connected to the body and then convert the data into...

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  • The Vital Ingredient in Creating a New Brand of Crisps – An Engineer?

    When the opportunity came along to develop a local crisp I jumped at the chance. The client, Quex Foods, manages 2,000 acres in Kent. After years of supplying the multiples they wanted higher value add products and suspected that crisps could do the trick. How would you have proceeded? Would you...

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  • Re-Engineering the Boardroom

    In the late 1980s David Sainsbury (now Lord Sainsbury of Turville) became concerned that in comparison with the UK, overseas businesses had more senior executives with professional engineering and science...

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  • MBA Scholarships Open Business Doors to Engineers

    Sainsbury Management Fellows (SMF) has set a further eight talented professional engineers on the road to senior management following their MBA graduation. This brings the number of SMFs to 283, with a further...

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  • Manufacturing Company Performs Strongly in Higher Value Sector

    Manufacturing and engineering company Ilika plc has recently been floated on AIM, the London Stock Exchange's international market for smaller growing companies. The listing comes just days after Lord Sainsbury's address at the annual SMF (Sainsbury Management Fellows' Society) dinner, whereby he...

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  • Re-engineering the Board

    HR directors must re-engineer the board of directors to both mitigate and capitalise upon an increasingly ‘crash’ prone global marketplace Many of the news events of the last two years and the damage...

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  • Can Engineer Add Value In the Boardroom?

    David Falzani, President, Sainsbury Management Fellows A company's board of directors is like the bridge of a ship. It's the forum where overall direction is set, major gauges are monitored, and risks...

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  • The UK is in the Top Tier of Manufacturing Nation – Innovation, not Interest Rate Cuts will Keep us There

    Not a month goes by without the CBI or a similar organisation putting out a call for a cut in interest rates. Apart from grabbing headlines what long term effect does it have on the health of UK industry? Not as much as investment in innovation I suspect. Over the last five years UK...

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