September 7, 2023

MASTER CUTLER & HALLAMSHIRE MISTRESS VISIT NIKKEN INNOVATION CENTRE EUROPE – 29.08.23

On Tuesday 29th August, the Master Cutler, Dame Julie Kenny and Hallamshire Mistress, Rachel Abbott, visited Nikken Innovation Centre Europe. They met with Tony Bowkett and new Freeman, Nathan Ray.

The visit gave them knowledge of the company’s origins in Japan as well as its history in Sheffield. Nikken also has some exciting projects they are currently working on and plans for the future. It was also interesting to hear about the challenges that the company has faced as a result of Brexit. The Master also took away some points to follow up on.

We were also delighted to hear that Tony Bowkett has been elected as President of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and look forward to them developing closer ties to the Cutlers Company.

Thank you to Tony, Nathan & the Team at Nikken Innovation Centre Europe for an interesting & insightful visit.