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F-TEC authorised to provide training for forklift apprentices 24/07/2017

The Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC) has been accepted onto the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), which is administered by the Skills Funding Agency.

School children and Rolls-Royce develop eco racing car 24/07/2017

A team of school children have successfully completed the Greenpower IET Formula Goblin race at the Goodwood Motor Circuit after being mentored and supported by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

LPW Technology joins SiG 24/07/2017

LPW Technology has been selected for Sharing in Growth (SiG), the government-backed supply chain competitiveness programme, to help propel its growth trajectory.

ETG launches first Technical Academy with more to come 21/07/2017

An independent machine tool supplier is tackling the skills gap head on after making a £6 million commitment to developing a network of Technical Academies.

New ERP system takes ‘headaches away from modern manufacturing’ 21/07/2017

A new ERP system has been launched, specifically for manufacturing SMEs, to provide them with absolute certainty over their ability to meet project delivery deadlines.

UK product safety system ‘isn’t fit for purpose’ 20/07/2017

The UK’s product safety and recall system is not fit-for-purpose and is potentially putting lives at risk, a report has warned.

Funding boost for Welsh firms targeting nuclear sector 19/07/2017

A second tranche of funding to support businesses in Wales to take advantage of multi-billion pound opportunities in the nuclear industry has been announced by Economy Secretary Ken Skates.

Bryland Fire sees £2.7m order boom 19/07/2017

Dudley-based fire product specialist Bryland Fire Protection has seen turnover increase by a third since securing a string of new contracts with data centres in the UK and Europe.

Firm to build new UK HQ and production facility 18/07/2017

Aircraft propeller systems manufacturer Dowty Propellers has announced approvals to create a new facility in Gloucester.

European Shingo Conference on process improvement set for October 18/07/2017

The Shingo Institute, part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, has set 16 to 20 October as the dates for the European Shingo Conference.

New ops director for BOFA International 17/07/2017

Kevin Bamford (pictured) has been appointed the new operations director at Poole-based BOFA International.

New train factory planned for Newport 14/07/2017

Spanish train manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) plans to open a new factory at the former Llanwern steelworks site in Newport.

Coca-Cola European Partners unveils sustainable packaging strategy 14/07/2017

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a new GB sustainable packaging strategy.

Character Options renews Teletubbies contract for worldwide manufacturing rights with UK distribution 13/07/2017

DHX Brands, a brand management and consumer products arm of children’s content and brands company DHX Media Ltd, has extended UK toy manufacturer Character Options’ “master toy license” for Teletubbies for a further three years.

R&D tax relief support helps Copper Alloys 12/07/2017

North Staffordshire manufacturer Copper Alloys Ltd has won £1 million of new orders thanks to its commitment to delivering complex forgings and machined components.

National Centre for Motorsport Engineering accelerates 12/07/2017

The University of Bolton’s new £13 million National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME) is on schedule to welcome its first intake of students this autumn.

Industrial Cleaning Association of China visits UK manufacturer 11/07/2017

A UK manufacturer of professional cleaning and maintenance chemicals has received a Chinese seal of approval.

TDI Challenge winners crowned 11/07/2017

The final of this year’s national Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge took place last week at Yamakazi Mazak’s headquarters in Worcester.

Education Secretary: ‘I need your help’ 07/07/2017

The UK can only rise to the challenge of developing the skills and talents of young people if government and business work together, Education Secretary Justine Greening has said.

Apprentice training programme at Dawson Shanahan proves a hit 06/07/2017

Precision engineering specialist Dawson Shanahan has filled all places on its apprentice training programme following an overwhelming response from young prospective engineers.

National Manufacturing Barometer takes Brexit focus 05/07/2017

The latest National Manufacturing Barometer is allowing small to medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) to have their say on dealing with Brexit.

Muller Holdings celebrates 90 years by landing new contracts 05/07/2017

Muller Holdings, a UK sub contract machinist, has landed an additional £500,000 of sales as it marks its 90th anniversary.

R&D team strengthens at Intelligent Fingerprinting 05/07/2017

A Cambridge-based company that is developing a portable fingerprint-based drug screening system has appointed a programme manager for R&D as the firm moves towards commercialisation.

WM's Manufacturing Champions Awards 2017 OPEN for entries 04/07/2017

Do you want to join the pantheon of greats that have graced the stage at Works Management’s Manufacturing Champions Awards? Then now is your chance.

EEF chief urges government to provide clarity and certainty on Brexit strategy 04/07/2017

The government needs to radically improve and clarify its Brexit strategy with the European Union (EU) to help UK and overseas firms that need to make decisions on investment and jobs, according to the UK’s EEF chief.

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