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By Mike Heslop, owner of Centrex Services
The mood of austerity is seeping into UK society and it’s causing businesses and individuals to reject the throw away culture of the last decade.
Where previously, we threw away items such as TVs, microwaves and business equipment when they broke, increasingly the economic environment has changed our approach, and we are starting to look at repairing these items, rather than simply replacing them.
However, this shift has exposed a critical flaw. The previous throw-away culture meant the skills to repair electronic items were not in high demand, and as a result began to diminish. Many years of de-skilling has resulted in young people entering the workforce, lacking the necessary tools to revive the engineering sector – a market which is important to Britain’s economic recovery.