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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.

CBI urges ‘radical rethink’ of Apprenticeship Levy 28/04/2016

The government must open a dialogue with business to address concerns about the Apprenticeship Levy as an effective tool to deliver skills, according to Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general, CBI.

Toyota to deliver keynote address at Manufacturing Management Conference 27/04/2016

Tony Walker, deputy MD, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, will discuss the award-winning Toyota Production System (TPS), at the Manufacturing Management Conference at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire on 15-16 June.

Weak manufacturing output contributes to falling GDP growth 27/04/2016

GDP growth fell to 0.4% between January and March, with disappointing output in both construction and manufacturing contributing to the slowdown, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Manufacturing professionals work longest hours in UK 26/04/2016

Manufacturing workers in the UK work longer hours than their counterparts in any other sector, according to research by CV-Library.

Plans to build Royal Navy frigates in Upper Clyde will go ahead, insists defence minister 26/04/2016

Plans to build eight Royal Navy frigates at the BAE Systems shipyard in Upper Clyde will go ahead, according to defence minister Philip Dunne.

Slight fall in manufacturing orders for first quarter of 2016 25/04/2016

Output in manufacturing remained stable but orders fell slightly in the first quarter of 2016, according to the quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

800 jobs under threat at BAE Systems’ Upper Clyde shipyard 25/04/2016

Up to 800 jobs may go at BAE Systems’ Upper Clyde shipyard if the government pulls the plug on a project to build eight Type-26 frigates at the site, according to union GMB Scotland.

Industry experts to discuss increasing Glenmorangie’s production capacity at Manufacturing Management Conference 22/04/2016

David Baglee of the University of Sunderland will discuss how a back-to-basics maintenance approach helped whisky giant Glenmorangie increase production capacity, at the Manufacturing Management Conference at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire on 15-16 June.

NatWest opens midlands manufacturing hub 22/04/2016

NatWest has opened a manufacturing hub in Wolverhampton to create an ecosystem in which local businesses can network and support each other to grow the region’s industry.

MCP Management Consultants wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 21/04/2016

Solihull-based consultancy MCP has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016, the company has announced.

Government offers financial support package for Tata Steel UK buyers 21/04/2016

The government will offer a financial package, which it claims will be worth hundreds of millions of pounds, on commercial terms to “credible private buyers” looking to buy Tata Steel UK.

Construction finally on the march after slow start to year 21/04/2016

The construction sector picked up in March after a subdued first two months of the year, according to research by Barbour ABI.

Meet the MMS sponsors: Datawright 19/04/2016

Ian Jack from Datawright tells us why he's backing the Manufacturing Management Show and why he believes shows like this are so important for the wider manufacturing industry. He also reveals the one superpower that would lift the sector more than any other.

HSE to tackle hidden workplace hazards at the Manufacturing Management Conference 18/04/2016

The HSE will lead the health and safety stream at the Manufacturing Management Conference at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire on 15-16 June.

Proposals for former Ford plant could bring 1,000 jobs to Southampton, say developers 18/04/2016

A public consultation is underway to scrutinise plans for the former Ford plant in Southampton, with new owners Mountpark proposing a 33,700 square feet development that incorporates manufacturing, logistics and office space.

Small manufacturers hit hardest by payment delays, says ABFA 18/04/2016

SME manufacturers have to wait almost twice as long as larger firms to receive payment on invoices, according to a report by the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA).

Saab looks to ‘LEGO-inspired’ technology to advance manufacturing processes 14/04/2016

The security and defence arm of Swedish manufacturer Saab is working with Microsoft to develop 3D holographic applications, with the initial internal work based on Lego models.

Nottingham Uni wins approval for Advanced Manufacturing Building 14/04/2016

Nottingham University’s application for an Advanced Manufacturing Building (AMB) on campus will be approved by the local authorities, documents from an upcoming council meeting suggest.

EEF backing leads to creation of 32 jobs at Aston’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub 13/04/2016

Recruitment is underway for 32 roles at the Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMH) in Aston, according to the EEF.

Premier Foods value drops as buyer withdraws 13/04/2016

Premier Foods, the manufacturer that counts Mr Kipling and Bisto among its brands, has seen its share price fall by 30% to 41.75p after American company McCormick pulled out of a potential takeover.

Nissan, Hitachi Rail and Northern Powerhouse minister on agenda for Manufacturing & Engineering North East 2016 12/04/2016

Nissan and Hitachi Rail will join James Wharton MP, minister for the Northern Powerhouse, on the agenda for Manufacturing & Engineering North East 2016 (MENE) at The Radio Metro Centre, Newcastle on 6-7 July.

Port Talbot MP blasts government’s ‘laissez-faire’ attitude to UK steel 12/04/2016

The government is even now not doing enough to support the British steel industry and must end its “laissez-faire” approach to the current crisis, according to Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP for Aberavon, which includes Port Talbot.

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