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MMC discount rate extended 24/05/2016

The early bird booking rate of £595 to attend Works Management’s Manufacturing Conference (MMC) on 15-16 June has been extended until 27 May.

ADS responds to Treasury EU analysis 24/05/2016

ADS Group, the organisation representing aerospace manufacturers, has backed the HM Treasury’s analysis of the immediate economic impact of leaving the EU

Motor industry comes together to attract new female talent 24/05/2016

The UK motor industry is searching for the most influential British women in the sector this summer, after research by the Automotive Council found that women working in automotive manufacturing are outnumbered by men three to one.

Manufacturing pay subdued 23/05/2016

Average pay settlements across manufacturing have been subdued since the start of the year and in the second major wage bargaining round of the year pay deals have averaged 1.7%, according to EEF’s latest Pay Bulletin Survey.

Conditions stable in manufacturing sector, says CBI 23/05/2016

Orders improved a little overall and output grew, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

UK engineering solves car maker’s engine headache 20/05/2016

Expertise provided by failure analysis expert Axiom Engineering Associates helped solve a crankshaft problem for one of the world’s leading motor manufacturers.

West Midlands unis collaborate to boost skills 20/05/2016

Three West Midlands universities are joining forces in a bid to put higher education at the centre of the drive for economic growth.

IMechE president strengthens Western region ties 19/05/2016

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) president Professor Richard Folkson’s has visited the Western region to discuss training and professional development at leading companies.

Funding opportunity to boost business productivity 19/05/2016

Businesses, universities and colleges can apply for funding to support partnerships that help improve competitiveness and productivity.

Enterprise Hub’s Launchpad competition opens 18/05/2016

Entries are invited for the Launchpad competition run by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub.

Pipe maker fined for safety failings 18/05/2016

A Newport-based pipe manufacturer has been fined a total of £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £27,724 for safety failings after seven reported cases of hand arm vibration syndrome, or carpal tunnel syndrome between April 2014 and July 2015.

Princess Royal opens Airedale factory 17/05/2016

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has officially opened Airedale International’s manufacturing facility in Rawdon, Leeds following a fire at the plant in September 2013.

EAL issues parliament plea on qualifications 17/05/2016

Qualifications are vital if the UK apprenticeship system is to remain robust and sustainable, an All Party Parliamentary Group has been told.

Lloyds Bank boosts support to automotive sector 16/05/2016

Businesses in the automotive supply chain that need to invest in bespoke tools to complete contracts are to get specialist support, thanks to the launch of a new Tooling Finance product by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Crystal company sentenced over injury 16/05/2016

A Cumbrian lead crystal manufacturer has been fined £15,000 after an employee suffered a serious hand injury while using machinery.

Sony backs WM's Manufacturing Champions Awards 13/05/2016

Sony has become the Employee-Led Innovation Award sponsor at Works Management’s Manufacturing Champions Awards 2016.

McCain Foods fined £800k for severed arm accident 13/05/2016

McCain Foods (GB) Limited of Havers Hill, near Peterborough, has been fined £800,000 for safety failings after an employee nearly lost his arm in poorly guarded machinery.

Industry must raise defences against cyberattacks, says EEF 09/05/2016

UK manufacturers must step up their defences against the increasing number of cybersecurity threats as part of their efforts to be ready for Industry 4.0, the EEF has warned.

Only 1% of manufacturers support current Apprenticeship Levy roll-out 04/05/2016

Just 1% of manufacturers believe the April 2017 roll-out of the Apprenticeship Levy should go ahead in its current guise, according to a poll by the EEF.

Aston Martin offers exclusive factory tour at MMC 04/05/2016

Aston Martin is offering an exclusive opportunity to tour its Gaydon manufacturing plant at WM’s Manufacturing Management Conference (MMC) on 15-16 June.

UK manufacturing contracts for first time in three years 03/05/2016

Activity in the UK manufacturing sector was down in April, the first time this has happened since March 2013.

Manufacturing Hub launched to offer MAS-style support for industry 03/05/2016

A team of industry experts has today (3 May) launched The Manufacturing Hub, a group aimed at helping businesses in the industry with specialised assistance in strategy, funding and other business-critical areas.

Manufacturing and Engineering North East named Rising Star at Exhibition News Awards 29/04/2016

Manufacturing & Engineering North East (MENE) took the accolade of Rising Star at the Exhibition News Awards last night (28 April).

Automotive productivity hits 12-year high but fears over steel cloud optimism 28/04/2016

Productivity in the UK automotive sector rose by 10% in March, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Jaguar Land Rover aluminium recycling project hits 50,000 tonne milestone 28/04/2016

REALCAR, the aluminium recycling project launched by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has reclaimed more than 50,000 tonnes of the metal in its first year, the automotive manufacturer has revealed.

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