Only Connect: Mary Portas highlights stark reality for manufacturing

mary-portas.jpgWelcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.

In my previous blogs I have discussed how important UK manufacturing is and how the Electronics industry can be a pivotal part of reinvigorating the UK economy.

While I am against jingoistic protectionism I do believe that we have over the last 15 years under valued the importance of having things manufactured in the UK.  

A person who shares my view is Mary Portas and in her new TV show, Mary’s Bottom Line, she finds out the stark reality of how the textile industry has all but been demolished by cheap off-shore labour.

I try very hard to put into words why UK manufacturing is so important for a whole range of reasons but really, I can’t get anywhere close to it compared to this first episode of the TV series.

I urge you to watch this first episode and think about how this totally compares to the electronics industry.

Truly you have to believe that we can make UK made great again.

Previous Only Connect entries:

* Only Connect: New data connectivity – CAT6A & 10G comms

* Only Connect: Molex and innovation

* Only Connect: The future of interconnect in Electronics

* Only Connect: Alternative generic connectors

* Only Connect: On D-Type connectors

* Only Connect: UL markings

* Only Connect: Quality of workmanship and value of UK Manufactured

* Only Connect: 3M Twin Axial Cable

* Only Connect: Workshop tools and cool, cute videos

* Only Connect: Guitar wiring

* Only Connect: NASA-standard quality

* Only Connect: Requirements & Acceptance for Cable & Wire Harness Assemblies

* Only Connect: CCA Conductors in Ethernet Cables

* Only Connect: Good design and the IEC Connector

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