"Like a complete idiot, I got the date wrong. My sincere apologies for the no-show. I'm actually in the bar now, not a great advert for UK manfacturing, eh? :-)
So, what was decided? Should we expound on the subject here?"
""Manufactures" seems to have gone the same way as "commerce", clearly not trendy enough ;-)
So, what can we do to change this? Perhaps we could revive premiums/prizes as a way of encouraging innovative ideas in these areas?"
Where have you gone, 'manufactures'?I know there are changes in the way the RSA positions itself through the new vision, but I really was interested when I joined in the manufactures side of the full title of the RSA. Anyone feel the same?See More
"Susan, thank you so much for pointing these out! I'm mostly interesting in premiums relating to industrial innovation so I think a couple of days rooting around in the archives is called for (I've wanted an excuse to do this for a…"
I'm VP Sales and Marketing for a UK based and owned software product company (which I'm interpreting as being a manufacturing company rather than a 'computer programming' company as we produce and sell products, not services).
The company is a small (25 employees), profitable UK export success.
In 2008 I was elected to the Board of the XMPP Standards Foundation, an independent, nonprofit standards development organization whose primary mission is to define open protocols for presence, instant messaging, and real-time communication and collaboration. I was reelected in 2009 & 2010. I decided not to stand in 2011 but I'm still a hell of a geek.
I joined The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. It's mission, according to our Royal Charter, was to "embolden enterprise, enlarge science, refine art, improve our manufactures and extend our commerce".
I currently appear to be a Fellow of an organisation "committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges". We appear to no longer be interested in enterprise (other than social), science (other than soft), manufacturing or commerce. This has to change.
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