James Dyson, inventor of the world’s most exciting bagless vacuum cleaner, will receive a knighthood. Speaking of his company, the BBC reports:
Today, the company has about 1,400 staff in the UK, with about 4,000 others working in production plants in Malaysia and China.
Despite his successes, Mr Dyson has been criticised for his decision to ship so many production jobs abroad.
Paul Kenny, general secretary of the GMB said: “Do people now get a knighthood for services to exporting jobs?”
By contrast, Dyson says, “I have spent 35 years making things in a country that often has little regard for its manufacturers.”
“It has left me more convinced than ever that engineering is this country’s future.”
HT: Gear Factor