Author Archives: Matthew Halliwell

Backing Britain 2020 Live

Book your tickets now @ Eventbrite In response to the global Covid-19 crisis, Made in Group were forced to cancel their annual manufacturing exhibition and will now hold the industry’s first virtual exhibition of its kind. Beginning on August 17th, this will be a 2 week long “Digital Business Festival”, featuring over 30 events and […]

2020 Laser Upgrade Complete!

Our new laser entered production on 20th April 2020. We are very exciting to have this technology on-site which allows us to process a wider range of materials, much much faster and without compromising quality. The end result is that our capacity has increased, our lead times are shortened and our prices to customers have […]

Appearance in Leaders Council podcast alongside Sir Andrew Strauss

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today. Matthew Halliwell from Yorkshire Profiles was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which […]

CO2: End Of An Era

As we prepare for the next expansion phase of the business, it’s time to say goodbye to our old CO2 laser and the memories it created. April 2010 marked our entry into the laser cutting industry having being an exclusive waterjet business since 2001. Towards the end of 2009, I was a waterjet operator for […]

Major Upgrade 2020

We have waited patiently for technology in the laser cutting industry to improve beyond the current generation of Fibre laser cutting systems which we have felt do not meet our quality or productivity needs. We are pleased to announce that the machine of our dreams now exists and we have placed the order. This machine […]

Local Hero Awards 2020

Every year Minster FM celebrates the achievements of North Yorkshire’s most inspirational people in our Local Hero Awards. Once again, we were proud to sponsor one of the twelve categories that people can be nominated to be celebrated for. This years amazing winner of the “Make A Community Difference Award” was “Sleepsafe Selby“. It was […]

HelixONE: Part III [Training]

Upon analyzing our old systems, performance management of the team for me was a key weakness. Not because it wasn’t occurring, but because the way the system worked led to inconsistencies in training and highlighting problem areas. External training wasn’t an issue, documents were checked for skills with expiry dates and logged on the system […]

Race For Life…

5 years ago our former production manager Karen completed the Race For Life after having being diagnosed and treated for pancreatic cancer. Thankfully, following treatment Karen has maintained an all clear for the years following. Sadly this is not the case for many. The 5 year survival rate of pancreatic cancer is just 3%. This […]

HelixONE: Part II [Asset Management]

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset”… is a saying which I tend to disagree with, but hear me out. I don’t like the saying because it dehumanises the team, it puts people on a comparative scale vs equipment and a bank balance. But I won’t stand on a soap box on this one just yet. […]

HelixONE: Part I [Expenses]

Chances are, if you are in regular contact with us or have seen some of our recent marketing, you’ll know we have been working on a project called HelixONE. But what exactly is HelixONE and how is it different to anything else on the market? Well in order to answer that question we’ll be looking […]