Just off the M1 near Leeds, there's a British-owned company that turns out 300 sports and racing cars a year. The perfect boys' toys, they will set you back up to £240,000.
Manufacturing will grow faster than the overall UK economy next year but much-needed business from overseas markets is looking shakier, according to an industry report published on Monday.
The economy has regained the pace of growth inherited by the government when it came to office in 2010, according to a leading economics institute.
Alisher Usmanov, the Russian tycoon who owns nearly a third of the Premier League football club Arsenal, has ousted steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal from his position as Britain's wealthiest person.
Britain is a deeply divided country.
ST Ericsson, the mobile chip joint venture, is to close with the loss of 1,600 jobs in Sweden, Germany, India and China, having been crushed by competition from Asian chipmakers and the collapse of Finnish phonemaker Nokia's smartphone business.
Almost every product you buy now carries a barcode, and its familiar black-and-white lines are used in more than 5bn transactions each day. Its co-inventor, N Joseph Woodland, who patented the idea 60 years ago, has died aged 91.
Rolls-Royce is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office over allegations that include the payment of a $20m (£12.5m) bribe to the son of a former Indonesian president, who then secured an aircraft engine order for the manufacturer.
In a valley lashed by wind and rain in the industrial heartland of north-east France, steelworkers blockading the local foundry see their action as a last stand to save their jobs, their factory, their region's economy – even the entire French steel industry.
An across-the-board drop in construction, production and services dragged the economy deeper into double-dip recession in the second quarter and put Britain at risk of suffering its third annual decline in output in the past five years.