Editorial staff

Engineering Capacity is the only magazine and website for buyers of contract manufacturing services. It provides unrivalled information to help UK manufacturers source specialist manufacturing and engineering companies with spare capacity.

Engineering Capacity's editorial is strictly news based, and is published free of charge. It's purpose is to turn the spotlight on proactive contract manufacturers who are serving a specific industry area, or are offering specialist outsourced processes.

Typical areas of comment and opinion include: Latest developments in continuous performance improvement programmes; Involvement in recent contracts; and Applications of new methods and technologies.

Engineering Capacity provides a showcase for subcontractor activity in particular industry sectors (e.g. Aerospace, Automotive, Medical Devices), or in specific outsourced processes (e.g. Design, Prototyping and Pre-production; Fabrication and Assembly; Heat Treatment; Machining; Metal Forming and Metal Flow Processes; Plastics and Moulding; Surface Treatments and Finishing; Test and Measurement; Tooling and Machinery Services).

Editorial Team

Andy Sandford, Editor
Anne-Marie Causer, News Editor
Rebecca Jeffrey, News Reporter

Editor - editor@engineeringcapacity.com

Andy Sandford Andy Sandford: Andy is a journalist, editor and public relations consultant with over twenty years' experience of working with the UK subcontract manufacturing sector.

A trained metallurgist, he worked for some years in industry before gaining his doctorate and then moving into business journalism. In the course of his career he has edited titles including Sheet Metal Industries, Engineering Lasers, Metalworking Production and Subcon Magazine.

Andy now runs his own business communications consultancy with clients in the manufacturing and events sectors and took on the editorship of Engineering Capacity in 2007.

News Editor - acauser@mercatormedia.com

Anne-Marie Causer, News Editor, Mercator Media LtdAnne-Marie Causer: As well as GreenPort Editor, Anne-Marie is responsible for Mercator Media's online news service across all seven titles, providing readers with latest news relevant to their business.Anne-Marie initially joined Mercator after graduation in 2000, as a sales executive for Engineering Capacity, and later as a freelance writer on Maritime Journal for four years, becoming full time in her current role in 2011.

Anne-Marie has also worked as a reporter on local newspapers and as Assistant Editor for the John Lewis Partnership and Waitrose Ltd. In 2003 she became Managing Editor at the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) - a position she held for nearly eight years.

Anne-Marie also continues to work as a freelance journalist. Her clients include the Nautical Archaeology Society, IMarEST, the UK Harbour Masters' Association and the International Harbour Masters' Association. She is also an experienced amateur archaeologist. Twitter: @AMCauser LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/amcauser

News reporter- rjeffrey@mercatormedia.com

Rebecca Jeffrey Rebecca Jeffrey: Rebecca joined Mercator Media in April 2017 and assists the News Editor in writing online stories for all of Mercator Media’s titles. Prior to her current role she worked as Editor for Recruitment International magazine, leading the brand through a content overhaul and implementing key editorial strategies and procedures.

She has also worked as a freelance journalist for the Hearing Times, interned at several B2B and consumer publications and studied magazine journalism at Cardiff University.

Before entering the world of journalism, Rebecca worked in the charity communications and fundraising sectors, notably in mental health. Rebecca is a strong advocate of hearing loss prevention education and is a social media volunteer for the British Tinnitus Association. 

Twitter: @RebeccaJeffrey LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyrebecca