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Nissan invests £100m in Sunderland plant 03/09/2015

Nissan has announced plans to spend £100 million on its Sunderland factory which, it said, would secure thousands of jobs at the plant.

EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference announced 03/09/2015

The fourth EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference will be held at the University of Cambridge on 17 and 18 September 2015. Some of the UK's leading academics, industrialists and senior government representatives will discuss how new research and government programmes can support the needs of the UK's key manufacturing sectors.

Most firms lack information on gender pay gap reporting – EEF 02/09/2015

The latest survey from EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, has revealed that 90% of manufacturing and engineering firms face a standing start when it comes to forthcoming gender pay reporting requirements.

Bedfordshire manufacturer in court for worker injuries 02/09/2015

A Bedfordshire manufacturer has been fined £40,000 and ordered to pay costs of £34,372 after two workers were seriously injured in separate incidents at its Dunstable factory.

Manufacturing expansion remains sluggish 01/09/2015

The performance of UK manufacturing remained sluggish in August as the continued strength of the consumer goods sector was again offset by lacklustre output growth at intermediate goods producers and the ongoing downturn in the capital goods industry.

Nominations open for Semta Skills Awards 2016 01/09/2015

The search is on to find the best in British engineering and advanced manufacturing, with a new venue, new host and new category for Semta's industry-leading awards - highlighting the champions of one of the UK's most important economic sectors.

Manufacturers taking action in face of China slowdown, says EEF 01/09/2015

Manufacturers are increasing their vigilance in key markets in light of growing risks and uncertainty in the global economy, according to a new survey of almost 300 companies published today by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation.

UK growth enjoys summer bloom - CBI 01/09/2015

Economic growth continued to pick up pace in the three months to August, with strong expectations for the next quarter, according to the latest CBI Growth Indicator.

BAE Systems welcomes record number of paid interns 28/08/2015

More than 140 university students from across the country are being given an insight into working life at BAE Systems as part of the company's 12-week Summer Internship programme.

Company fined for safety failings leading to risk of legionella 28/08/2015

A steel coating company has been fined a total of £75,000 and ordered to pay £28,393 in costs for failing to manage the risks from legionella bacteria at two cooling towers over a period of five years.

Manufacturers fail to feel benefits of 'green' red tape challenge 27/08/2015

Seven in 10 manufacturers (71%) believe that cutting back on 'green' legislation is important to their business, but less than one in 10 say that red tape culls to date have saved them time (7%) or money (9%).

EAL pupils on starting grid for 'landmark' career step 27/08/2015

British school pupils are on the starting grid for a great career in engineering, with specialist awarding organisation EAL giving a green light to a new deal with F1 in Schools.

Manufacturers up game on innovation 26/08/2015

UK manufacturers are using innovation to deliver productivity improvements and export growth, with innovation strategies varying according to the shape, size, and sector of companies and the challenges they are facing, according to a major survey published today by EEF, the manufacturers' organisation and Vodafone UK.
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Thousands set to attend Siemens Hull careers events 26/08/2015

Thousands of job-seekers will have the opportunity to find out firsthand about working with Siemens in Hull at a series of careers events.

Food manufacturer and director sentenced 24/08/2015

A multi million pound turnover food manufacturer and one of its directors have been fined after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck at its Warwickshire factory.

Boost business by learning from Britain's best factories 24/08/2015

A trio of quality factory tours around the country highlighting best practice have been announced by Works Management.

Javid opens Cadburys production line 21/08/2015

Business secretary Sajid Javid visited the home of Cadbury in Birmingham to open a production line at its chocolate factory today.

Apprenticeship levy consultation published 21/08/2015

The government is inviting comments on its proposal to introduce an apprenticeship levy. The levy will enable employers to choose and pay for apprenticeship training.

Brammer wins supplier award from Coca-Cola Enterprises 21/08/2015

Commitment to driving efficiencies and uncovering energy-saving opportunities has secured a Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Supplier Award for Brammer, a leading supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services.

Manufacturing orders rebound, but exports continue to struggle – CBI 20/08/2015

Manufacturers' order books recovered in August and export orders ticked up, according to the latest CBI Monthly Industrial Trends Survey.

BAE Systems starts £23m logistics facility construction 20/08/2015

Building work has started on the first part of a £300 million BAE Systems' redevelopment scheme at Barrow-in-Furness.

Brompton Bicycle to relocate in London 19/08/2015

Brompton Bicycle, the manufacturer of the iconic folding bike, is set to open a new manufacturing and distribution hub at property owner and asset manager SEGRO's Greenford Park, in Park Royal, West London.

FLTA seeks Safe Site Award entries from firms operating lift trucks 19/08/2015

The Forklift Truck Association is looking entries for its Safe Site Award from companies that have done something special to make their operations safer. The deadline for entries is 30 September and the FLTA Awards for Excellence will be held at the International Centre in Telford on Saturday 27 February 2016.

Fly high with valuable lessons at WM Manufacturing Conference 18/08/2015

The hard-won secrets of achieving operational excellence will be revealed at the WM Manufacturing Conference (WMMC) 2015 in Manchester on 17-18 November.

Engineering firm fined over safety breach 18/08/2015

A north east engineering firm has been fined £13,500 with £1,439.10 costs for deliberately compromising the safety guards on machinery for production reasons.

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