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Rolls-Royce supports future manufacturing talent 27/01/2015

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has visited East Preston Infant School as part of the company's commitment to the Government-led 'See Inside Manufacturing' initiative. The programme encourages manufacturers to engage with children and young people to inspire future British manufacturing talent and showcase career opportunities in the UK manufacturing sector.

Furniture firm prosecuted over worker's injury 27/01/2015

A Rutland company which manufactures children's bedroom furniture has been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £4,449 in costs after a machine operator suffered serious hand injuries in a makeshift vacuum cleaner.

BOHS claims worker health protection is international human rights issue 26/01/2015

BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has welcomed a new Corporate Human Rights Benchmark that will assess and rank the human rights performance of international companies, and urged employers to recognise worker health protection as a fundamental human rights issue in assessing their global supply chains.

Lloyds Bank invests in manufacturing training 26/01/2015

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has confirmed that more than 250 people have completed its training programme, delivered by the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG).

Cloud computing buzzword guide published 26/01/2015

Industrial automation components supplier European Automation has produced a cloud computing buzzword guide for the automation industry. The directory outlines some of the most popular, but occasionally mystifying terms used in cloud computing.

UK car manufacturing defies export challenges with year of growth 26/01/2015

UK car manufacturing has seen its best year since 2007 with 1,528,148 cars manufactured in the UK in 2014 – a 1.2% increase on the previous year.

Review of business and university links calls for evidence 26/01/2015

A review of how government can support more effective collaborations between business and university researchers has been set up by Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities.

Semta's new CEO & COO set to engineer skills for future 26/01/2015

Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies, has appointed an all female team to combat the skills gap and champion vocational training.

Apprentices experience ABB advanced learning 23/01/2015

Automation and electrical power giant ABB is opening its Aberdeen advanced learning facility to apprentices from the UK Upstream Oil and Gas Industry technician training scheme (UOGITT).

Brewery fined £20,000 after vessel stirrer breaks foot 23/01/2015

Herefordshire-based Wye Valley Brewery has been fined £20,000 plus £9,632 costs for safety failings that resulted in a worker suffering a broken foot when it became trapped in a rotating stirrer.

Manufacturers enjoy further growth in orders, says CBI 22/01/2015

New orders continued to expand for British manufacturers in the three months to January, but firms expect their export orders to tail-off in the coming quarter, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

Robotics set to unleash Yorkshire's manufacturing potential 22/01/2015

Yorkshire manufacturers have been urged to embrace robotics and autonomous systems to make the most of new global opportunities.

Manufacturers 'unprepared for mandatory energy assessments' 21/01/2015

British manufacturers are underprepared for the Government's Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) assessments scheduled to take place this year, according to research from npower Business Solutions.

Atlas Copco invests £680,000 in custom engineering workshop 21/01/2015

Atlas Copco's custom engineering workshop in Hemel Hempstead has opened following the completion of a £680,000 upgrade.

Manufacturing MPs call for industrial policy change 21/01/2015

A cross-party group of Parliamentarians – the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) – has launched a manifesto ahead of the general election calling on any future government to take steps to ensure the UK becomes a global leader in manufacturing markets.

Automotive industry gets £30m skills investment 21/01/2015

The government is joining leading UK car makers to boost skills across the automotive sector and create new routes into automotive careers. Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced £11.3 million of government funding alongside £2.8m cash investment and £16.4m in-kind contributions from industry.

Crisp producer in court after worker loses tip of finger 21/01/2015

Herefordshire crisp producer Tyrells has been fined for safety failings after a worker lost part of a finger in the moving parts of a fryer.

Partnership to boost STEM sector in Sheffield 19/01/2015

A five year agreement has been signed between British Glass and The Sheffield College to promote and stimulate interest in engineering and manufacturing in the Sheffield City Region.

EEF welcomes sponsor Infor 19/01/2015

EEF has secured technology company Infor as a sponsor for its annual national manufacturing conference due to take place in London 26 February.

Firm fined after worker suffers severe burns 16/01/2015

A Highland manufacturing company has been fined £10,000 for safety failings after a worker suffered severe burns to both arms as he tried to clear a blockage in an unguarded machine.

EEF appoints new policy director 16/01/2015

EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, has appointed Paul Raynes as director of policy from Monday 26 January.

JCB fined after worker crushed 15/01/2015

JC Bamford Excavators has been fined £25,000 and ordered to pay £1,390 in costs after a worker was left with multiple injuries after being crushed during the assembly of a telescopic handler.

New consultant for The Manufacturing Institute 15/01/2015

The Manufacturing Institute has welcomed Chris Merriman to its team of managing consultants.

Shared parental leave ‘a challenge’ say 40% of HR professionals 15/01/2015

Two-fifths of HR professionals see shared parental leave as a key challenge their organisation will need to face within the next three to six months, according to research by manufacturers' organisation EEF.

ACE makes £1m investment to turbocharge sales 15/01/2015

A Shropshire manufacturer is celebrating its 15th birthday in style after putting the finishing touches to a £1 million investment that will propel it towards £5m sales.

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