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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    Qimtek Contract Manufacturing Index - Quarter 1, 2019

    Karl Wigart - Owner Friday, April 5, 2019

    Although some of the indexes displayed an erratic performance, Quarter 1’s results are the second-highest in over eighteen months.

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    How to Keep Your Customers Happy

    Dean Munkley - Sales & Marketing Manager Friday, March 29, 2019

    When it comes to maintaining company health, a balance between new business and account management is essential...

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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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    Engineering: Is It Still the ‘Stealth Profession’?

    Sarah Venning Friday, March 8, 2019

    Within recent years, the UK Skills Shortages list has played host to a plethora of engineering-based occupations. Whilst the exact catalyst for this shortage is the subject of speculation – and perhaps not attributed to one specific factor – it could certainly be argued that a lack of awareness could be somewhat accountable.

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    How Can Qimtek Help You to Improve Your SEO?

    Sarah Venning Thursday, February 28, 2019

    By taking advantage of a Preferred Supplier Profile, you will have a full range of SEO-boosting resources at your fingertips, making it easy for you to improve your website’s performance.

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    How to Write an Introductory Sales Email

    Dean Munkley - Sales & Marketing Manager Friday, February 22, 2019

    Your introductory email should always follow a few rules in order to generate the desired results. Read our tips and download a free template here.

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    5 Easy Ways to Get More Quotes

    Sarah Venning Friday, February 15, 2019

    If you’re looking to maximise supplier interest in your subcontract engineering project, then there are a few steps you can take to ensure that you receive the best quotes from the right suppliers.

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    Southern Manufacturing 2019 Review

    Sarah Venning Friday, February 8, 2019

    The 2019 engineering exhibitions calendar got underway this week, with Southern Manufacturing taking place from the 5th to the 7th February at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. Southern Manufacturing is the largest regional show dedicated to subcontract engineering, meaning that it always enjoys a good attendance from both visitors and exhibitors alike.