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EEF appoints chief operating officer 28/07/2014

EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, has appointed Caroline Gumble to the new position of chief operating officer where she will be responsible for building its blossoming business services division.

Vax invests £1m in new R&D laboratories 28/07/2014

Midlands floorcare manufacturer Vax is building new R&D facilities at its Birmingham City Centre HQ to house a team of more than 50 engineers.

Advanced Propulsion Centre to locate hub at Warwick 25/07/2014

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has selected the University of Warwick as the site for its hub location, supporting the 10-year, £1 billion industry and government commitment to the development of low carbon propulsion systems.

Coventry SME presses on with 150 new employees 25/07/2014

West Midlands-based pressings company, Covpress has announced a £15 million investment in its Canley facility, creating 150 new jobs.

Car production up in first half of 2014 24/07/2014

UK car manufacturing enjoyed a robust first half of 2014, with volumes up 3.5% to 791,314 units, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

New md for BMW Group UK and Ireland 24/07/2014

Graeme Grieve, 53, has been named as the new managing director of BMW Group UK and Ireland. He will take up his new position on 1 October 2014.

Enter WM's all new Manufacturing Champions Awards 23/07/2014

Reward your star site performers and help showcase the buzz of being in manufacturing to the nation by entering Works Management's all new Manufacturing Champions Awards.

Manufacturing orders edge up – CBI survey 23/07/2014

The recovery in British manufacturing continued in the last quarter, with faster growth in domestic orders and output, according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

Females in Factories campaign turns 40 23/07/2014

Forty volunteers have signed up to Works Management's Females in Factories campaign to tackle the damaging drought in young women pursuing careers in manufacturing.

Cummins Power Generation fined after decade of HAVS risks 23/07/2014

Cummins Power Generation, in Ramsgate, Kent has been ordered to pay nearly £70,000 in fines and costs after an employee was left with a severe long-term disability following prolonged working with vibrating machine tools.

Engineering firm fined after workers suffer nerve damage 22/07/2014

SPS Aerostructures has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs for failing to protect its employees from the effects of vibration, after 24 workers were diagnosed with debilitating nerve conditions.

Airbus fined £200,000 over worker’s death 18/07/2014

Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £58,891 in costs following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader at the firm's plant in Broughton.

Aerospace research gets £154m boost 18/07/2014

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced a £154 million investment in aerospace research projects.

Manufacturers support apprenticeships 18/07/2014

Sheffield-based Numill and Dorset based Superior Seals have thrown their weight behind a nationwide push to champion apprenticeships for small businesses by joining Apprenticemakers, a free nationwide peer-to-peer support community for apprentice employers.

Skills shortages threaten recovery in Scotland warning 18/07/2014

Optimism in the manufacturing sector north of the border are higher, but skills shortages make it difficult to maintain growth, according to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC).

Manufacturers warn of multi-billion pound holiday pay time bomb 16/07/2014

British companies are facing the prospect of a multi-billion pound bill which could send many out of business if legislation is not brought forward to limit the potential liability from backdated claims, the EEF has warned.

Find your formula for success at FAST Exhibition 16/07/2014

This summer's FAST Exhibition takes place on 10 September at the fantastic Formula One focused venue of the Williams Conference Centre, Grove, Oxfordshire.

Warning over ‘myopic management’ danger 16/07/2014

Manufacturing employers must focus on their "purpose, people and potential" to improve the UK's long-term economic prospects, according to a report from a group of leading managers and parliamentarians.

Teachers to receive engineering work experience 15/07/2014

A scheme to offer Stem teachers work placements with engineering and manufacturing organisations to help them better explain career opportunities to their students has been launched by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (ImechE).

Manufacturing M&A hits six year high 14/07/2014

Merger and acquisition deal activity in the last quarter among UK manufacturing firms reached its highest level for six years, according to a new report.

Poor school careers advice deters future engineers, says IMechE 14/07/2014

UK pupils are receiving poor careers advice from teachers who lack understanding of business and industry, according to a new poll by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Construction product manufacturers grow strongly 14/07/2014

There was strong growth in sales of construction products in the second quarter, according to the Construction Products Association's latest State of Trade Survey.

Williams Advanced Engineering facility opened by PM 14/07/2014

Prime Minister David Cameron has opened Williams' new Advanced Engineering facility in Oxfordshire.

Government cuts spend on science, engineering and technology 14/07/2014

The UK government spent £10 billion on science, engineering and technology (SET) in 2012, a 1% decrease compared with 2011, and continuing the downward trend in SET expenditure since 2009.

Semta agreement keeps UK flying high 14/07/2014

Aviation Skills Partnership and Semta have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) designed in a bid to ensure collaboration in the design and development of international aviation engineering programmes to meet the needs of employers and employees in the aviation sector.

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