The Qimtek Blog

We are a dedicated team of experts watching, thinking and talking about the UK manufacturing industry.

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    The Expansion Conundrum

    Sarah Venning Friday, April 12, 2019

    Why expanding companies are often left contemplating a ‘chicken and egg’ dilemma when it comes to recruitment and the purchase of new machinery…

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    In order to build supplier relationships that support your business through the early stages and beyond, there are a few points to bear in mind. Read on to find out how to prepare accordingly, as well as what to look for when selecting a subcontract supplier:

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    How to Write a Professional Engineering Quote

    Sarah Venning Friday, March 15, 2019

    Find out how to write a professional engineering quote and download our FREE template!

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    Whether you’re starting a fabrication business, or perhaps looking for mechanical engineering startup ideas, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Luckily, there’s a range of resources available if you’re looking to take the plunge and become your own boss.

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    Crowdfunding Your Engineering Business

    Sarah Venning Friday, September 15, 2017

    In recent years, crowdfunding has become a viable way to raise the capital needed to launch new businesses and products. More and more companies are shunning the traditional methods to starting up in favour of this more novel approach, with plenty of dedicated websites available to those who are looking to utilise crowdfunding as part of their business strategy.

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    Finding Your Niche as a Subcontract Engineering Business

    Sarah Venning Thursday, June 15, 2017

    It’s a well-known fact that having a unique selling point (USP) is a must if you want your business to flourish against a backdrop of competitors with similar services. As well as assigning a renewed sense of direction to your business objectives, having a USP can position your company as an industry expert within your chosen field, allowing you to tap into previously unchartered markets with confidence.

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    How Can Funding Be Used To Grow An Engineering Business?

    Karl Creamer - Area Sales Manager Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Close Brothers Asset Finance’s Manufacturing Area Sales Manager, Karl Creamer, provides his views on emerging trends in the engineering industry, along with the different types of finance available to businesses in this sector.