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Creativity at heart of UK manufacturing

As the Global Manufacturing Festival kicks off in Sheffield and the government promises to re-balance the economy, Peter Marsh, FT manufacturing editor, launches a new video series to find out what qualities the companies of the future will need. He starts with Leeds-based Xiros in Yorkshire; pioneers in artificial ligaments, he explores the company's relationship with academia, engineers and surgeons, and its British mix of creativity, enthusiasm and attention to detail.