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Export order fears slow manufacturing growth says CBI 31/07/2015

Fears over a slump in export orders has slowed the pace of manufacturing growth this quarter according to the latest CBI growth indicator.

Samuel Taylor invests £250k to fuel automotive expansion 31/07/2015

Metal contacts manufacturer, Samuel Taylor (STL) has invested £250,000 on production kit to help its expansion into the automotive market.

Skills shortages hit record high, People & Productivity report finds 29/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE Skills shortages have rocketed to a three year high with almost nine in ten manufacturers reporting a drought in key positions according to WM's People & Productivity report 2015.

IMechE identifies aerospace challenges 29/07/2015

The UK has the world's second largest aerospace sector, owning 17% of the global market share, according to accountant and business adviser BDO.

Brammer gains market share in 'challenging' market 29/07/2015

Brammer, the distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products, has announced its preliminary results for the six months ended 30 June 2015 with sales of £365.6 million, up 0.4% on the £364.1m for the corresponding period a year earlier.

Discover the secrets of success of the best sites 29/07/2015

WM is giving readers an exclusive opportunity to visit two outstanding manufacturing sites in the coming month – West Midlands electrical control systems manufacturer Power Panels and Carl Zeiss, the Cambridge-based electron microscope maker.

ADS reveals record aircraft deliveries 28/07/2015

There was record growth in aircraft deliveries for first six months of 2015 with a6% growth in exports showing "UK industry is investing to meet global demand", according to aerospace trade body ADS. It added that investment in UK has delivered productivity growth of 50% in past five years

BCAS executive director appointed 28/07/2015

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed Vanda Jones as its new executive director.

Manufacturing growth steady, but exports under pressure, says CBI 27/07/2015

Manufacturing growth continued in the three months to July, but exports are set to weaken, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

SEMTA appoints first senior policy advisor 27/07/2015

Stuart Turner has been appointed as the first senior policy advisor at not-for-profit engineering skills organisation Semta.

EEF exposes wide regional differences in manufacturers 27/07/2015

Manufacturers in the West Midlands are the most confident in the UK while those in Wales and the North East are the least, according to the latest report from EEF and law firm DLA Piper.

Manufacturers favour tax incentives for investment 24/07/2015

Almost two-thirds of manufacturers support tax incentives for those who invest, according to the latest Lombard Attitudes to Business Investment survey. This comes in the wake of the Summer Budget and the Chancellor's decision to introduce a permanent level for the Annual Investment Allowance.

Jungheinrich announces strong growth figures 24/07/2015

Global sales at materials handling solutions specialist the Jungheinrich Group increased by 9% to 846 million euros in the first four months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. The by the group produced 30,600 trucks during this period, up by 8% on the previous year.

Debut North East manufacturing and engineering and event hailed a success 21/07/2015

The first Manufacturing & Engineering North East (MENE) event in Newcastle was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1,300 engineering and manufacturing professionals into the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.

Schaeffler supports winning Teen Tech team 21/07/2015

Precision bearing and automotive component supplier Schaeffler (UK) has provided support to a team of 13-year old pupils from Ysgol Glan-y-Mor School in Burry Port, Wales, who recently won the 'Transport Award' in the National Teen Tech Finals in London.

Call to develop exports outside usual markets 21/07/2015

The boss of a UK automation and control specialist has urged machinery builders to develop exports outside of traditional European markets.

Government 'fit note' fails to deliver, says EEF 21/07/2015

The government's flagship 'fit note' scheme for getting people back to work has failed to deliver five years on from implementation, seriously hampering the UK's attempts to improve its sickness absence performance and reduce unnecessary sickness absence.

JLR welcomes record number of undergraduates 20/07/2015

Jaguar Land Rover has welcomed its largest ever intake of undergraduate students to its 2015 work placement programme. This year, more than 6,000 applicants applied on line to the scheme, of which 230 were successful, an increase on the 140 that were recruited in 2014.

IET president awarded honorary degree 20/07/2015

Professor William Webb, president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), has been awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by The University of Southampton in recognition of his outstanding international contributions in the field of engineering.

HSE at major incident in Cheshire 20/07/2015

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been supporting the emergency services in their response to a major incident on Friday at a mill in Cheshire.

Two sentenced after 16-year-old dies in work incident 17/07/2015

A man who ran an engineering company in Bury has been jailed for health and safety offences that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old apprentice.

'Make work experience more inclusive' call 17/07/2015

Engineering and manufacturing employers are being encouraged to develop inclusive work experience programmes to create a more diverse workforce.

Plea to take teachers out of the classroom 17/07/2015

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has recommended that teachers be taken out of the classroom to spend more time with local businesses in order to get more girls to study science, engineering, technology and maths (STEM).

Government invests more in science and engineering 17/07/2015

The UK government spent £10.9 billion on science, engineering and technology (SET) in 2013, an increase of 9% in current prices compared with 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics. Allowing for inflation, this was a 7% increase compared with 2012, and reversed the downward trend in SET expenditure since 2009.

Siemens appoints contractor to build Hull blade factory 17/07/2015

Construction will begin next month on Siemens' 40,000 sq m turbine blade factory in Hull with the factory scheduled to be completed in autumn 2016. The first blades will be produced by the end of 2016 and around 200 jobs will be created during construction.

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