The people behind Made Here Now.
Peter Marsh is a lecturer and writer on manufacturing and the author of The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production. A former manufacturing editor at the Financial Times, Peter co-ordinates the writing and editing of Made Here Now.
Based in Worcestershire, Pepperneck is a marketing company specialising in the manufacturing sector and has guided the strategy for the second phase of the project. It has implemented the communications programme, created a new website and managed input from a team of contributors.
Former Vice Chancellor, Aston University
Former Secretary of State for Business, UK Government
Head of the Open Workshop Network at the Institute of Making in London
Managing Director, CMG Technologies
Former Head of the Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University
Managing Director, Goodfish
Nick Willett leads a team at Think Allowed, a Nottingham based company creating video and 3D animation for manufacturers. Nick has worked with industrial companies in both Europe and Asia. Think Allowed is responsible for most of the video and interactive media on the website.
Andy Davis is a writer on business, finance and investment and a former editor of the weekend edition of the Financial Times. Andy advised on the content of Made Here Now and has edited much of the website.
Henrietta Heald is writing a book about women engineers in Britain. Her Magician of the North, a biography of the Victorian industrialist William Armstrong, was shortlisted for two literary prizes. Henrietta compiled much of the information on the website about manufacturing and the wider world.
Manchester-based inventid is a team of industrial designers which works globally. As co-founder of Made Here Now, inventid formulated many ideas for the project during its 2014/15 initial phase. With Manchester digital studio Nine Sixty, inventid was responsible for the website’s original design.
Dan Lynch has been taking press pictures since he was 17. He is a contributor to the London titles Metro and Evening Standard, as well as the Financial Times and Daily Express. In our coverage, Dan shot the pictures at Plessey and Sugru.
Stefan Boness is a photojournalist based in Berlin and Manchester. His photos have received several awards including a World Press Photo Award. He also produced several books including Flanders Fields and Japan - Fleeting Encounters. Stefan took the photos of the Bentley car factory.
Tom James, a London-based architect, is fascinated by built environments and their influence on people. He uses photography to explore the process of design. Tom took the pictures of AESSEAL.
Adrian Waine creates Photography for Industry. Formerly a staff photographer with world leading oil company Saudi ARAMCO, Adrian lived and worked in Saudi Arabia from 1988-1995. In 1995 he set up his own business and now works with many manufacturing clients.
Arabella Itani is a film maker based in South Wales. Arabella runs Layer Creative, a company making videos about lifestyle and industry. She made the Made Here Now video shot at two UK factories run by UK engineering firm Renishaw.
Jeremy Leonard is director of industry services at Oxford Economics, a consultancy. Previously he ran his own consulting firm based in Montreal. Jeremy wrote the article on UK manufacturing and the world economy.
An emeritus professor of economics and fellow of King’s College at Cambridge University, Robert Rowthorn is an expert on de-industrialisation and its causes and effects. His books have included works on Northern Ireland and the economics of marriage.
James Woudhuysen is a writer and lecturer on innovation. He is visiting professor of forecasting and innovation at London South Bank University. James wrote the article about new areas of engineering and science with potential for Britain.
A journalist since the 1970s, Marcus specialises in innovation and enterprise. He runs Gibson Index, which holds a data base of 60,000 businesses and publishes monthly reports about their activities. Marcus wrote the reshoring article.