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Unleashed Heads to Glasgow for Brewers Lecture

Brewers Journal is holding Brewers Lectures — a series of half-day lectures to inspire change, encourage discussion and share brewing expertise. This series is held five times a year across the UK and Ireland. The team at Unleashed will be sponsoring and attending the July lectures in Glasgow. We’ll be there to present our tips […] ... Read More

  July 19, 2019     

The Reluctance to Automate Leaves UK’s Food Industry Stagnant

Competition is rife in every industry. In order to keep up with competitors you have to be innovative and quick. Globally, the food industry is seeing more automation than ever; robots and high performance machinery are taking the lead. They are sculpting new paths for the food industry. However, some competitors seem to be lagging. […] ... Read More

  May 19, 2018     

The Five R’s of Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainability is possibly one of the most critical challenges of the 21st century. The concept of sustainability has in the past, only been associated with the environment and impacts on natural resources. The real value of sustainability is in the management of a combination of economic, environmental, social, cultural, human and knowledge capita ... Read More

  May 12, 2018     

Examining the Brexit Effect on UK Manufacturers

As the United Kingdom gets set to vacate the European Union (EU), one of the primary concerns for UK manufacturers is how the government’s post-Brexit arrangements will affect trade, output and supply chain security. It is anticipated that Brexit will lead to a decline in both trade and output, affecting the stability of some 50,000 [… ... Read More

  May 12, 2018     

The State of Automation in UK Manufacturing

Since the unveiling of Henry Ford’s moving assembly line in 1913, automation has driven greater efficiencies within manufacturing. The continuous flow production methods developed at Ford’s Michigan Plant changed the way manufacturing inventory components and finished goods were assembled. Today, digital solutions and automation are forcing a t ... Read More

  May 12, 2018     

Can Software Solve the Manufacturing Skills Shortage?

Bristol, UK UK manufacturers have benefited from an export boom in recent years, taking advantage of stronger exchange rates following the BREXIT vote in June 2016. However, there is growing concern that skill shortages pose a major threat to the sector’s prospects. With manufacturing currently making up around 10% of the UK economy, it’s no [& ... Read More

  April 25, 2018     

How Do You Distill Success with Inventory Management?

By Stephen Jones, Unleashed UK Territory Manager Distilleries are Booming The festive period in 2017 saw sales rise by £104m compared with the previous year, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. In the 12 weeks to the end of December, over 16 million bottles of gin, worth £413m, were sold! There was a […] ... Read More

  April 6, 2018     

Women in Tech – It All Adds Up!

Bristol, UK Recruiting more women into roles within the technology sector continues to be to a major challenge for employers. In the UK technology sector, only 15% of people working in STEM roles are female, and women hold only 5% of tech leadership positions. Lisa Miles-Heal, General Manager and Chief Technology Officer of global technology [&hell ... Read More

  March 23, 2018     

UK Manufacturers Harness Tech to Drive Productivity

London, UK Figures from the Office of National Statistics released last month show that despite UK productivity growing the quickest it has done for six years, workers’ productivity and therefore output, has been startlingly low over the past decade. However, it’s not all doom and gloom as Britain’s manufacturing sector has experienced a boos ... Read More

  March 9, 2018     

Technology Helps UK SMEs Achieve Export Growth

Despite the uncertainty caused by BREXIT, there has never been a better time for British businesses to explore new markets worldwide. Figures released earlier this week from the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) show that overseas sales of UK food and drink continued to soar last year, with record expor ... Read More

  March 8, 2018     

Unleashed Software Invests in Bristol

Bristol, UK Global inventory management software company, Unleashed Software, has taken its UK expansion plans one stage further with the growth of its UK head office in Bristol. Hoping to capitalise on the city’s reputation as a thriving centre for innovative technology businesses, the company is recruiting to expand its South West team, followi ... Read More

  February 2, 2018     

Looking to the Future: UK Small Business Confidence

UK business confidence has seen better days. Small businesses are increasingly concerned about their long-term prospects, signalling concern for the wider UK economy. In June 2017, the Federation of Small Businesses noted the first real dip in business confidence since the Brexit referendum in June the year earlier. As Brexit draws nearer, that dip ... Read More

  November 21, 2017     

Emerging Trends in the UK Food Manufacturing Sector

In spite of a difficult few years, food and beverage manufacturing remains the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. Food manufacturing is bigger than the automotive and industrial goods industries and contributes just shy of £30 billion per year to the UK economy. Although the sector is incredibly large, food and beverage manufacturers are contend ... Read More

  October 9, 2017     

What’s influencing the UK food sector in 2017?

Undoubtedly Brexit, Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), is the biggest news and most significant factor confronting the UK food sector in 2017. The country depends on EU trade agreements and local markets for around 97 percent of its food and drink export trade. The pre-Brexit trend towards quality and nutrition will endure, with [&helli ... Read More

  October 5, 2017     

Getting a taste of the UK with Unleashed customers and partners

By Stephen Jones, Unleashed UK Territory Manager Last Thursday evening, Gareth and myself had the pleasure of hosting a number of Unleashed customers and partners in London. The event was timed for Gareth’s trip to the UK during London Tech Week, and was held at the premises of an Unleashed customer, Anspach & Hobday, in […] ... Read More

  June 23, 2017     

Bread and Butter Fest: Flavour of Innovation

It was a pleasure spending last weekend supporting the UK's food and beverage scene and discussing how software can help businesses on their journey. ... Read More

  November 21, 2016     

Inventory Software Provider Unleashed Opens UK Office

New Zealand-based cloud computing company Unleashed Software has launched its first office in the United Kingdom in June, as part of its aggressive international expansion plans. ... Read More

  June 15, 2016