Apical Blog

Retail therapy guaranteed to do good

01st September 2014

Recycling / Sustainability,Social enterprises,Uncategorized

Op shops are the public face of the charity recycling sector, arguably Australia’s largest social enterprise network that raises funds for vital community support programs while playing an important environmental role.

High value manufacturing requires training

18th August 2014

Advanced manufacturing,Training,Uncategorized

My recent visit to the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre established with Boeing, demonstrated how training schemes focused on advanced and higher level engineering apprenticeships, come with much greater levels of employer engagement, helping ensure their needs are met while providing young people with the foundation for rewarding careers in some of the world’s most innovative industries.

The case for “greening” production

19th June 2014

Advanced manufacturing,Design,Sustainability,Uncategorized

This conference was a celebration of sustainability as an opportunity rather than an onerous obligation.