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Manufacturing & Engineering

Harrison Drury helps FIT Events Ltd strengthen…

FIT Events Ltd, organiser of the highly successful FIT Show for the window, door and glazing industry, has announced changes in its shareholding structure. Angus Montgomery Ltd, which has been…

Protecting your business in new export markets

Jack Stephenson, corporate and commercial solicitor at Harrison Drury explains the key legal issues businesses need to be aware of when breaking into new export markets. Many businesses in the…

Achieving lean manufacturing with better contracts

While most manufacturers would aspire to a ‘lean manufacturing’ model, many are prevented from achieving it due to inadequate legal contracts. Nick Booth, head of Harrison Drury’s manufacturing and engineering…

How to protect your intellectual property in…

Modern manufacturing techniques are changing the way businesses make goods, but do they also increase the risk of your products being copied? Nick Booth, head of Harrison Drury’s manufacturing and…

Four steps manufacturers should take to prepare…

What Brexit will look like and when it will happen remain uncertain. However, manufacturing firms can start taking steps right now to ensure they are ready, says Harrison Drury’s Nick…

How will Trident renewal benefit Cumbria?

Nick Booth, head of Harrison Drury’s manufacturing and engineering team, comments on the Trident nuclear deterrent vote and what it means for Barrow’s shipyards. The House of Commons has backed…

Brexit’s impact on your contractual obligations

Corporate lawyer Brett Cooper examines the possible implications of Britain’s pending exit of the EU on business contracts and what steps businesses may need to take. We previously published a…

How will the manufacturing sector react to…

The majority of manufacturers are broadly in favour of staying in the EU, but many are of the view that it is not without its flaws. Nick Booth, the head of…

Commercial property stamp duty: How Budget 2016…

The chancellor’s decision to introduce “a slice instead of a slab” approach to commercial property stamp duty will help those buying lower value properties, but could penalise those involved in…

Blackburn firm expands with new premises

A Blackburn-based business which manufactures liquids for the e-cigarette industry has purchased new premises to support its expansion plans, with a little help from Harrison Drury. Flavour Warehouse, which makes…

Will submarine manufacturing benefit regional supply chain?

In our latest article on manufacturing growth, Nick Booth, head of Harrison Drury’s manufacturing and engineering team, examines the opportunities for the North West supply chain arising from new submarine…

What to expect from manufacturing in 2016

After a turbulent 2015 for the manufacturing sector, Nick Booth looks ahead at what manufacturers can expect in 2016. In general, the figures do not look overly positive, with the…

Solution for the UK manufacturing industry

With major manufacturing companies cutting jobs and closing plants in the north of the UK, it comes as no surprise that it has a been a difficult few months for…

Why the British steel industry is fighting…

As a consequence of China's dominance in the global steel market, there is likely to be a significant and long-lasting impact on the steel industry in Britain and the associated…

Have you been affected by the ‘Diesel…

Do you have a diesel vehicle that was manufactured by the Volkswagen Group between 2009 to 2015? If so, there is a chance that you have been affected by software…

Harrison Drury helps Oz firm Certags expand…

An Australian manufacturing business has established a new European office in Manchester, with help from experts in Harrison Drury's corporate team. Certags, which produces custom inspection tags and labels for…

Six legal issues to address when negotiating…

Large businesses that are used to negotiating contracts on a day-to-day basis will no doubt be familiar with the legal pitfalls involved. They may have dedicated procurement departments handling negotiations…

Four ways to recover debt from an…

Just because a company has or is about to enter an insolvency process does not necessarily mean that all is lost. I have been involved in a number of recent…

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