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Manufacturer product sales continue to grow 19/12/2014

Manufacturers' value of sales continued to grow in 2013, continuing the recovery in values of sales seen since 2009, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

FLT supervisors must be trained, warns RTITB 19/12/2014

RTITB, the forklift truck training accrediting body, has warned that many supervisors are unaware of that they need up-to-date forklift operation training.

Boost for offshore wind sector 19/12/2014

Manufacturers looking to take advantage of the growth in the offshore wind market have received a £7 million windfall of business support and capital funding.

Car output falls in November 19/12/2014

UK car output fell by 277 units in November, with 137,347 cars produced, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Year-to-date output stable at 1,419,427 units, a drop of 0.3% and exports remain subdued in contrast to continued growth for the home market.

Bournemouth aerospace firm in court for worker’s serious injuries 19/12/2014

An aerospace company has been fined a total of £24,000 and ordered to pay £10,157 in costs for safety breaches after an apprentice worker suffered severe injuries to his arm when it became entangled in moving machinery.

Firm fined after apprentice hit by pressurised hose 16/12/2014

An Aberdeenshire firm has been fined £10,000 for safety failings after a young apprentice was injured when he was struck on the back by a pressurised hose.

CBI reports solid outlook for UK’s manufacturers 15/12/2014

Activity in the manufacturing sector remained steady in December, and production is expected to continue rising in the next three months, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

Vauxhall produces five millionth car in factory’s 50th anniversary 15/12/2014

Vauxhall has celebrated the five millionth car to roll off the production line at its Ellesmere Port factory.

Rolls-Royce technology centre on target 15/12/2014

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed that construction of the company's new Technology and Logistics Centre at Bognor Regis, close to the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex, is well underway and on target to be fully operational in early 2016.

Two-thirds of small businesses expect to grow next year 15/12/2014

Three in five (62%) small firms expect to grow their business in 2015 according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

National College of Advanced Manufacturing announced 15/12/2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced the launch of the National College for Advanced Manufacturing during his recent visit to the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Call to change how we promote engineering to teenagers 15/12/2014

The manufacturing sector must change the way it promotes engineering in schools to reach out to different student groups, according to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Manufacturing photography competition winners revealed 15/12/2014

Manufacturing's creativity and diversity have been celebrated at the House of Commons as the winners and runners-up of the fifth annual EEF/Lombard 'Make it Britain' photography competition were revealed.

Cautious welcome for ISO 14001 revised standard draft agreement 15/12/2014

News that the revision to the ISO 14001 international environmental standard has been approved for final draft status has been given a cautious welcome by consultancy Cedrec. However, the online legislation specialist also voiced concerns over its implementation and urged businesses to start preparing now for its likely impact.

SEMA appoints top people 15/12/2014

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers' Association, has appointed Matt Grierson (pictured), md of Constructor Group as president and Chris O'Connor, md of Moresecure as vice-president. Both will hold office for two years.

Brian Holliday joins High Value Manufacturing Catapult board 09/12/2014

Siemens' Brian Holliday has been appointed non-executive director at the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, set up to stimulate the commercial application of new manufacturing technologies and processes.

Manufacturers missing out on £11 million energy savings 08/12/2014

With just under a year until large UK organisations must comply with ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) legislation, energy consultancy Utilitywise is warning that manufacturers may be missing out on more than £11,574,040 of savings.

Report warns Government over remanufacturing opportunities 08/12/2014

The government has been warned that it must do more to lift the regulatory burden on UK remanufacturing if the sector's "enormous economic, social and environmental potential" is to be realised.

Tameside firm in court over dangerous saws 08/12/2014

A Tameside gate manufacturer has been fined £10,000 after it ignored a formal warning about installing guards on two circular saws.

Multi-million investment brings new jobs to Bentley 08/12/2014

Bentley plans to invest £40 million into its Crewe headquarters, building a research and development centre to house 1,300 Bentley engineers and creating 300 new roles.

SMEs ‘unaware of Government support schemes’ 08/12/2014

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has called on the Government to do more to build awareness of schemes to support manufacturing businesses among small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Online advent calendar celebrates small manufacturers 08/12/2014

The Business is GREAT campaign has created a festive calendar featuring 24 small businesses from across the country.

Barclays sparks off new relationship with REL Group 08/12/2014

Barclays has provided Renfrewshire Electronics (REL Group) with a £2.1m funding package along with all day to day banking services. The deal follows a period of growth and business diversification from the supply chain management solutions provider in the past year.

Question time for Midlands manufacturers 08/12/2014

An organisation for Midlands-based manufacturers has secured a trip for its members to visit Westminster to discuss how they're rebalancing the economy and how the government can further support industry.

UK's Manufacturing Champions honoured for the first time 04/12/2014

The people behind Britain's manufacturing renaissance have been honoured for the first time at Works Management's Manufacturing Champions Awards in Manchester.

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