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    1. September 4, 2014

      Dyson launches its first robotic vacuum cleaner

      Dyson, the company behind the bagless vacuum cleaner and bladeless fan, has finally achieved a longstanding ambition of its...

    2. July 22, 2014

      When the time comes to fire the founder

      Last week I had lunch with the founder of PizzaExpress, Peter Boizot, at his grand old club, the National Liberal. He is 84...

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    1. June 17, 2014

      James Dyson: ‘The EU should spur invention, not mediocrity’

      A label is a quick informative point of navigation: the good from the bad, the old from the new, the organic from the...

    2. May 19, 2014

      Innovation demands more than tax breaks and education schemes

      When Sir James Dyson took the bag out of the vacuum cleaner in 1983, he was dismissed as an oddball with dangerous ideas....

    3. March 16, 2014

      Lack of engineers threatens UK recovery, say industrialists

      A growing shortage of engineering skills threatens to hold back industry’s nascent recovery and wreck efforts to rebalance...

    4. February 12, 2014

      EU professionals find plenty of work in UK

      Sir James Dyson made headlines last month when he announced his household appliances group would create 3,000 science and...

    5. February 2, 2014

      Stop kicking out bright foreigners, or put British jobs at risk

      Are British engineers an endangered species? It seems so, to go by the acute shortage currently facing technology companies....

    6. January 29, 2014

      UK lacks ‘real’ engineering apprenticeships

      Stephen Wright is only looking to fill four jobs in his engineering distribution company, but he is struggling to find...

    7. October 17, 2013

      UK system: Agency and government look for ways to compete

      James Dyson reckons the UK’s system for protecting intellectual property is broken. “Patents are expensive to file in the...

    8. September 10, 2013

      Dyson sues Samsung over ‘rip off’ vacuum

      Sir James Dyson has once again turned to the courts to defend his company’s intellectual property, accusing South Korean...

    9. September 4, 2013

      Dyson to take on record number of recruits

      Dyson has launched its biggest recruitment drive yet with plans to triple the number of engineers taken on this year in the...

    10. September 4, 2013

      Better to offshore, than to crash out

      British manufacturers often serve the UK best by relocating chunks of their operations overseas. Inventor James Dyson was...

    11. August 4, 2013

      Enough limelight for both bosses

      A plain white room in a warehouse in rural Wiltshire. Futuristic vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans are stood on plinths....

    12. August 2, 2013

      Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and more on perfect summers

      Mira Nair, film-maker How are you spending the summer? I’m spending the summer at our home in Kampala, weaning myself off my...

    13. MBA blog

      June 21, 2013

      What lies ahead, after the final lecture?

      I had my final day of class recently. The leadership module was a fitting end to the 12 modules I attended at Durham...

    14. June 13, 2013

      Copyright and intellectual property

      Recent “patent wars” between mobile-phone makers Apple, Samsung, HTC and others over smartphone technology have highlighted...

    15. May 12, 2013

      Rotork’s famous sons

      Although Rotork’s development of valve actuators has established itself as a British industrial success story, the FTSE 250...

    16. February 5, 2013

      Dyson launches high-tech dryers

      Sir James Dyson, the UK-based design and engineering entrepreneur, has launched a family of hand dryers using the latest...

    17. January 9, 2013

      Employment growth ‘signals skills shortage’

      Skills shortages will worsen this year if employment growth continues to outstrip the sluggish economy, a leading...

    18. January 2, 2013

      UK faces prolonged stagnation, says poll

      Almost three-quarters of the leaders of Britain’s largest companies fear the country faces a prolonged period of stagnation...

    19. MBA blog

      November 29, 2012

      The myth of the mature market

      By 1999, the Dyson vacuum cleaner could be found in almost a quarter of homes in the UK. The product, which had been on...

    20. October 24, 2012

      Dyson files claim against Bosch

      Dyson, the UK appliance company owned and run by Sir James Dyson, has started legal proceedings against Bosch, alleging that...

    21. September 7, 2012

      Dyson to launch in China after bumper year

      Resilient growth in developed markets helped Dyson, the maker of the eponymous vacuum cleaner, reach an annual turnover of...

    22. beyondbrics

      September 4, 2012

      Further reading: copy and paste

      Tuesday’s trimmings from the beyondbrics team: James Dyson on plagiarism and how investors are losing out; 400,000 flee...

    23. August 21, 2012

      Memoirs to boost your inner tycoon

      The most inspiring books for anyone starting a business are autobiographies by entrepreneurs. They are far more uplifting...

    24. May 31, 2012

      Universities short of a business brain

      From Mr Roger Gill. Sir, If one contrasts Prof David Infield’s view (Letters, May 9) that “Higher education is undeniably a...

    25. May 30, 2012

      Chief executives in the shadows

      When Nicky Clarke, the celebrity hairdresser behind the eponymous brand, went to Buckingham Palace in 2008 to receive an OBE...

    26. March 31, 2012

      SMEs’ needs will always be overlooked

      From Mr Andrew Mitchell. Sir, Sarah Gordon’s excellent critique of the chancellor’s budget proposals for small and...

    27. February 12, 2012

      Dyson aims to expand as sales top £1bn

      Dyson, the electrical appliances group, plans to hire 300 new employees to help it expand, as sales surpassed £1bn in 2011....

    28. October 19, 2011

      US needs to retain scientific talent as well as nurture it

      From Sir James Dyson. Sir, John Gapper (“Don’t boot out tomorrow’s Nobels”, Comment, October 13) addresses a growing issue:...

    29. September 23, 2011

      The Inventory: James Dyson

      James Dyson, 64, is best known for his invention of the bagless vacuum cleaner, launched in 1993. He was knighted in 2006....

    30. September 15, 2011

      Dyson heater seen as the key to tech refocus

      After selling millions of bagless vacuum cleaners, towel-less dryers and bladeless fans, Sir James Dyson has moved into the...

    31. September 15, 2011

      Dyson lures engineers with golden hello

      Banking-style so-called golden hello bonuses of £3,000 are being offered to lure graduate engineers to Dyson, the UK company...

    32. September 2, 2011

      Business of the Year: Dyson wins flagship prize

      The Private Business of the Year category, sponsored by PwC in association with HSBC Private Bank, is the flagship prize in...

    33. August 23, 2011

      Adopting Apple’s ‘fabless’ approach

      The US contains many semiconductor businesses that like Picochip operate in the same virtual manner – employing what is...

    34. August 15, 2011

      Bladeless fan rip-offs trim Dyson’s profit

      China’s failure to crack down on the production of copycat versions of the Dyson Air Multiplier, the bladeless fan launched...

    35. July 21, 2011

      Ultimate ‘have skills, will travel’ profession

      From Mr Andrew Rowlands. Sir, John Parker and James Dyson (July 18 and 19) are right to underscore the importance of...

    36. July 20, 2011

      Engineers are not blowing their own trumpets

      From Mr Fred J. Perkins. Sir, While I entirely agree with Sir James Dyson (Letters, July 19) and Sir John Parker (“Call for...

    37. July 19, 2011

      Lay a path for tomorrow’s engineers

      From Sir James Dyson. Sir, Sir John Parker is right. We do need more engineers – an inventive Britain must export its ideas...

    38. June 16, 2011

      Sugar fires broadside at engineers

      Britain’s engineers have blown a collective fuse after Lord Sugar, one of the country highest profile business people,...

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