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Manufacturing growth continues to slow 01/09/2014

Growth of output and new orders in UK manufacturing slow further in August. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) posted 52.5, down from 54.8 in July, to record its lowest reading since June last year.

Manufacturing expansion eases but on track for growth 01/09/2014

After a big bounce in activity over the past year, growth in manufacturing has eased back in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest quarterly survey published by EEF and accountancy firm BDO.

BAE Systems chief to leave 29/08/2014

Martin Sutherland, managing director of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, will leave the company on 30 September to take become chief executive of banknote printer and passport manufacturer De La Rue.

Scottish engineering sector hit by ‘global forces’ 29/08/2014

Scottish engineering companies have reported a drop in orders, output volumes and prices over the last three months, according to the latest Quarterly Review of the industry, published by Scottish Engineering.

Surge in aircraft orders creates new record 28/08/2014

The recent Farnborough Airshow has driven the biggest ever monthly increase in aircraft orders, according to aerospace trade organisation, ADS Group.

Manufacturing pay runs ahead of wider economy 26/08/2014

The average pay settlement in manufacturing industry in the six months from February to July was 2.6%, according to the EEF.

Golden opportunity for Black Country SMEs 26/08/2014

Advanced manufacturing and transport technology SMEs based in the West Midlands could be eligible for grant funding of up to £16,000, thanks to Black Country Gold.

Bentley upskills with apprentices and training 26/08/2014

Bentley has announced a number of upskilling initiatives to strengthen the skills of current employees and provide a pool of fresh manufacturing talent. The initiatives will see increased investment in training facilities and the largest intake of apprentices that Bentley has seen in a decade.

Call for radical reform of EU GHG trading system 22/08/2014

Manufacturers' organisation the EEF has called for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). It warned that, if left unchecked, the ETS could drive crucial investment in energy intensive industries out of Europe.

Rolls-Royce and Pera Technology offer inside track on innovation 22/08/2014

Rolls-Royce will be offering manufacturing and engineering companies an insight into its innovation strategy at an industry event held in conjunction with leading new product development contractor Pera Technology.

Industry ‘wasting millions on poor maintenance’ 22/08/2014

UK industry is wasting millions of pounds with equipment mark-downs, write-offs and lost revenue due to poor maintenance practices, according to industrial distributor ERIKS.

HSE confirms appointment of new chief executive 22/08/2014

The Health & Safety Executive has appointed Dr Richard Judge (pictured) as chief executive. He will start in November 2014.

‘Don’t remove engineering GCSE courses’, pleads IET 22/08/2014

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has warned that the Government proposal to remove GCSE engineering could make the skills crisis an even bigger cause of concern for UK employers.

Edinburgh firm fined £12,000 after lorry crushes employee 22/08/2014

An Edinburgh-based pharmaceutical company has pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when a reversing lorry crushed an employee's head and chest resulting in severe injury.

UK engine output falls in July 22/08/2014

Engine manufacturing output fell 10.2% compared to July 2013 to 205,907 unit, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Enter WM's all new Manufacturing Champions Awards 21/08/2014

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.

Outlook remains healthy for manufacturers, says CBI 20/08/2014

Manufacturing output growth eased in the three months to August, but growth expectations for the coming quarter remain robust, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

UK moves up global manufacturing league table 19/08/2014

The UK has become the lowest-cost manufacturer in Western Europe, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

K3 Syspro appoints new md 19/08/2014

Business solutions provider K3 Syspro (K3) has appointed Cathie Hall (pictured) as managing director. Hall, was previously K3 Syspro operations director, She replaces Andy Latham who now heads up the new K3 Group Manufacturing and Distribution Division.

Industry calls for permanent infrastructure authority 18/08/2014

Britain's manufacturers have called for the creation of a permanent UK infrastructure authority to address the nation's long term strategic infrastructure requirements, bring coherence to debates on infrastructure challenges and encourage vitally needed investment to support growth and competitiveness.

Stonehaven firm fined £240,000 after driver crushed to death 18/08/2014

A Stonehaven animal feed company has been fined £240,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death when a two tonne, fully-loaded grain bin fell onto him from a forklift truck.

JLR to open special vehicle operations technical centre 18/08/2014

Jaguar Land Rover has chosen Prologis Park, Ryton, near Coventry for its £20million special vehicle operations technical centre.

EEF warns over STEM gender gap 14/08/2014

Today's A-level results show a welcome increase in the take-up of STEM subjects, but the gender gap remains a concern, the EEF has warned.

Buxton food packaging firm in court over forklift injuries 14/08/2014

A food packaging company in Buxton has been fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £2,979 in prosecution costs after an employee suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was struck by a forklift truck.

Finalists announced for 2014 Best Factory Awards 13/08/2014

Cranfield School of Management has announced the UK factories shortlisted for the 2014 Best Factory Awards. The awards programme, run by Cranfield School of Management in partnership with Works Management, has been celebrating manufacturing excellence in the UK for more than 20 years.

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