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Charlie Whelan

February 9, 2022

2022 Sector Outlook – The Polestar Perspective

Who would have thought that Pink and Downing Street could have so much in common?  Well it is not just…

Oliver Hoade

July 29, 2021

The UK’s first gigafactories

This month, the UK’s first Gigafactory projects were unveiled to the public. Britishvolt’s factory in Northumberland will create around 300,000…

Charlie Whelan

July 7, 2021

Polestar June 2021 Pilot

At a friend’s wedding 20 years ago we were inside Falmouth castle whilst a football match took place between the…

Anusheh Khan

July 2, 2021

Manufacturing and Industrial H121 Valuation

Polestar’s latest report spotlights the UK manufacturing and industrial sector for H121, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We…

Oliver Hoade

July 2, 2021

ESG and your business

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are becoming increasingly important factors in company valuations and their investment potential for all…

Charlie Whelan

June 7, 2021

Polestar May 2021 Update

I saw a great picture of a black pot talking to a black kettle on Facebook this week – something…

Oliver Hoade

May 27, 2021

The Manufacturing sector’s call for renewed government investment in apprenticeships

The manufacturing sector remains a high-growth core of Britain’s economic output, employing 2.7 million people and accounting for 45% of…

Oliver Hoade

May 24, 2021

Manufacturing & industrial marketing insights for 2021

The majority thing market in is high priority, but does this really feed through to action for many within the…

Charlie Whelan

May 4, 2021

Do you see silver linings or clouds?

A couple of days ago I was running in to work listening to the radio and I caught a track…

Anusheh Khan

April 22, 2021

Where have all the building supplies gone?

Introducing Project Shed Here at Polestar, we’re always interested in speaking to new clients and supporting new transactions. Sometimes, the…

Anusheh Khan

April 19, 2021

The new manufacturing innovations creating jobs in the UK

Last month, I wrote an article on how the UK is putting an emphasis on innovation in the manufacturing industry. The…

Richard Hall

April 19, 2021

Robot trends in 2021

Digital industrialisation is happening more and more in the manufacturing and industrial sector. To stay relevant, competitive, and efficient, more…

Charlie Whelan

April 14, 2021

The Pilot – March 2021

March has been a mixed month for us here at Polestar.  We completed the sale of People Value to an…

Anusheh Khan

March 29, 2021

Industry 4.0: Why smaller businesses need to digitize

Being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, the UK is no stranger to industrial changes. With the start…

Chris Roberts

March 29, 2021

Critical nature of the global supply chain

Many in export, import, distribution, and manufacturing will testify that there was already pressures on freight, with the cost of…

Oliver Hoade

March 22, 2021

£9m Shawbrook funding ensures UK-based recycled plastics manufacturer can meet demand

One somewhat unforeseen side effect of the pandemic is the reintroduction of single-use plastics. For many years, countries and corporations…

Chris Roberts

March 22, 2021

Have no fear, Super-Deduction tax incentive is here…

Many business owners and management teams will have noticed in the recent budget, the announcement of a new ‘super-deduction tax…

Charlie Whelan

March 2, 2021

The Pilot – February 2021

February – What a month! A semi-frozen economy, the frozen wasteland of Texas, 20 million people vaccinated in the UK…

Chris Roberts

February 17, 2021

5G and its application in manufacturing

We will all have heard about the 5G rollout and if you are like me, the immediate thought may well…

Oliver Hoade

February 16, 2021

The UK ambulance manufacturer that’s gone fully self-sufficient

UK Ambulance manufacturer, Venari Group, is the first of its kind to become fully self-sufficient, now carrying out all aspects…

Oliver Hoade

January 28, 2021

3 Reasons additive manufacturing will boom in 2021

Additive manufacturing (AM) also known as 3D printing, is a transformative approach to industrial production that enables the creation of…

Shaan Bharwani

January 28, 2021

China – Opportunity and caution

China presents British firms with almost unlimited opportunity, but that opportunity is fraught with difficulty and requires very careful navigation….

Shaan Bharwani

December 23, 2020

Q420′ Manufacturing Public and Private Snapshot

UK Manufacturing continues to follow a V shaped recovery as key sectors of the economy re-open evidenced by strong data…

Chris Roberts

December 22, 2020

Manufacturing – Funding Considerations for 2021

You may have read our piece on HMRC’s move back to Preferential Creditor status, so I will not dwell on…

Mihir Shah

December 22, 2020

How Healthcare can help Manufacturing transition to post-Covid normality

Whilst some of us have been lucky enough to work from the safety of our own homes during the lockdowns…

Chris Roberts

December 16, 2020

From 1 December – The Crown Strikes Back…

With the onset of movie season over the festive break, the title seemed fairly apt when considering a material change…

Charlie Whelan

December 1, 2020

The Pilot – November 2020

Remember, Remember this November Well what a November, I mean – no fireworks night with mulled wine, lost children, toffee…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 30, 2020

What does the spending review mean for your manufacturing business?

The chancellor’s spending review was set out last week and with the significant government expenditure since March it was arguably…

Oliver Hoade

November 26, 2020

Space-age solar power

Could a solar power station in space be a viable form on energy production? The UK government plans to answer…

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