Over the past 50 years, the strength of industry has unquestionably weakened.
Where factories once stood side by side, now only a few remain. Where everyone in a household had some stake in the local steel mill or manufacturing plant, now most people earn their daily crust from office or retail jobs.
Which is why it’s important to always have a stake in the past, a person who can still recall the golden age when manufacturing industries were at their peak.
Our oldest and most long-standing
We’re lucky enough to have someone in the Ormiston Wire family who’s lived through these glory days. Mickey Gervaux began working with us when he was just 14, and has lived through five decades of industry changes, experiencing the prosperous times and the turbulent ones.
Now aged 67, Mickey is the perfect analogy for Ormiston Wire’s working practices – steady, reliable and always there for you, no matter the health of the manufacturing industries in Britain.
During the time that Mickey’s spent with us, we’ve maintained a successful company that’s elevated in reputation as time has gone by. And as we move into 2017, we’ll remain in rude health for a long time to come.
Our armed forces are an indispensable part of British society. But when they return home, care and support for our ex-servicemen and women is almost critically underfunded.
Up to 9,000 army veterans are thought to be homeless, while many others struggle to find a new job that’s sympathetic to the skills they’ve accrued in the military.
While these are big issues at any time of the year, they fall into sharp focus on November 13th – Remembrance Sunday.Read More
As we move into an arguably more ethical age, understanding where your products come from has become central to the consumer experience. It’s why the advert for your breakfast bar boasts that it’s all-natural, and why the guy in the indie coffee shop you visit tells you about the beans he sourced from Central Africa.
Underneath this need for greater transparency in the sourcing of produce lies a broader understanding of the world around us, knowledge that every consumer should take at least a little more responsibility for the items they buy.Read More
It’s already been over 50 years since Thunderbirds first hit our TV screens, but the recent anniversary has proven that viewers still can’t resist its charm. The 2015 CGI reboot won legions of new fanatics, as well as sparking a nostalgic celebration from those who’ve been watching since the 1960 debut.
And it would appear that fans of the first series are thoroughly enjoying their trip down memory lane. This year has seen the original Lady Penelope puppet sell for an astonishing £19,000 in auction, in addition to the exciting premiere of Thunderbirds 1965.Read More
Funded by a Kickstarter campaign which raised hundreds of thousands of pounds in donations, the filmmakers have created three new episodes, each in the original style and based on audio recordings of the first series’ cast. It’s a tasteful tribute to the now classic animation technique of Thunderbirds.
“We’ve always maintained a special relationship with universities and the students studying at them, providing them with the materials they need to create ambitious art projects or civil engineering feats.
But we can offer a lot more than fantastic wiring to the next generation of people on the employment ladder. With our wealth of experience and high-profile contacts, we can provide valuable industry experience for anyone with an interest in engineering and design.
That’s exactly what we’ve done in partnership with Brunel University, helping students in engineering and design enjoy our wellspring of advice and promote fresh ideas in the wiring industry.Read More