Glass industry comment

Is Brexit the UK’s Vietnam?

Published: April 22, 2019 by Greg Morris

Last month I said I would not talk about Brexit....and then proceeded to devote an entire column to the subject.

This month’s column is along similar lines, but there is a link to glass - bear with me!  Nothing has changed in regard to Brexit since last month, possibly even since the vote…

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The dreaded B word

Published: March 14, 2019 by Greg Morris

I was going to devote an entire leader article to Brexit and its impact on the glass industry. 

But that would have bored you. 

A lot of media pages and broadcast time has been taken up with the subject and commentators have complained of Brexit fatigue.

There is another B word discussed…

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Is defying Dry January a boost for glassmakers?

Published: February 05, 2019 by Greg Morris

How was Dry January for you? Are your nerves shredded to pieces? Did you manage to resist temptation for an entire month?

For those who do not know, Dry January is a public health campaign in the UK that urges people to abstain from alcohol for a month.

It is an opportunity to give up…

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Best of British glassmaking

Published: December 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

Regular readers will know that  I have droned on (and on) about digital glassmaking for years now.

In this issue we interview a glassmaker which has taken the plunge and gone digital.

Slovenia’s Steklarna Hrastnik worked with its digital partner, Siemens, to conceive a five-year roadmap…

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Let’s work together

Published: November 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

Some of the largest companies in the world today all have one thing in common. They were all founded by two people.

A quick examination of the history of globally renowned organisations such as Apple, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, EBay and Yahoo, reveals that each of them had two different…

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A change of layout

Published: October 01, 2018 by Greg Morris

We’ve changed the layout of the comment and news pages a little this month. 

It means readers should get more glass news and less of me, which hopefully you agree is a vast improvement. 

We focus on the role of women in glassmaking in this issue and have interviewed a variety of people…

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