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Elizabethan Age Usurped By New Age of Uncertainty

By Howard Wheeldon

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Howard Wheeldon FRAeS – Wheeldon Strategic Advisory Ltd 


In the first of two articles, what follows is a view of the vast changes that occurred to UK engineering and manufacturing businesses during the Elizabethan Age. In the following issue I will look at where we are in 2023, the failings, issues and opportunities for our remaining engineering and manufacturing industries and, in the post Brexit world, the increasing apparent need for the UK to manufacture a lot more of what it consumes.

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