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EEF signs partnership agreement with the National Association for Manufacturers 26/04/2017

The UK’s EEF has signed a partnership agreement with its US counterpart, the National Association for Manufacturers (NAM).

UK manufacturing industry’s job market ‘strengthening and expanding’ 25/04/2017

The UK manufacturing industry’s job market has continued to strengthen, according to data from independent job board, CV-Library.

BITA and FLTA warn against forklift truck modifications 25/04/2017

Unauthorised modifications to forklift trucks (FLTs) could endanger lives and invalidate warranties, two industry bodies have warned.

UK manufacturers ‘enjoying strong growth in demand’ from home and overseas orders 24/04/2017

The UK manufacturing sector reported strong growth in home and abroad orders during the first quarter of 2017, according to the CBI.

BAE and JCB apprentices to advise Institute of Apprenticeships board 21/04/2017

Apprentices from BAE Systems and JCB are to sit on a panel that advises the board of the Institute of Apprenticeships, it has been announced.

Overseas competition a challenge for UK automotive manufacturers 21/04/2017

Almost half (49%) of automotive manufacturers now see overseas competition as one of the sector’s biggest challenges, according to research from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Works Management launches survey seeking feedback from magazine readers 20/04/2017

Works Management’s Manufacturing Magazine has been the authentic voice of UK manufacturing for more than 40 years, providing the industry with a forum to exchange views and a platform for business improvement.

BAE Systems handed £1.4 billion new submarine contract 20/04/2017

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has handed a £1.4 billion contract to BAE Systems to deliver the next ‘Astute class’ submarine to the Royal Navy.

UK automotive industry growth faces multiple threats 20/04/2017

The uncertainty around Brexit combined with a worsening skills crisis, and increased labour and parts costs are threatening growth in the UK automotive industry, a survey has warned.

MMC early-bird rate ends soon 19/04/2017

Delegates have just over a week to secure a special early-bird rate of just £695 for Works Management’s Manufacturing Management Conference (MMC).

May calls for snap-election 18/04/2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an early General Election to take place on 8 June.

Alternative funding options come into focus 18/04/2017

Alternative funding options will be a major theme at Business, Innovation, Technology and Efficiency (BITE) 2017 hosted by MHA Carpenter Box at the Amex Stadium, Brighton on Thursday 27 April.

New Industrial Strategy ‘must aim to make the UK economy the most competitive in the world by 2030’  18/04/2017

Business groups have called on the government to set out a clear mission to make the UK economy the most competitive in the world by 2030.

UK manufacturing sector reports strong export growth 13/04/2017

The UK manufacturing sector is reporting solid growth, with increases in domestic and export sales since the previous quarter, according to the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC).

HRS manufactures giant gear rack for vessels 13/04/2017

Halifax Rack & Screw Cutting Company Limited (HRS) has supplied the first of two giant 44 metre gear racks for use on Germinating Kiln Vessels (GKV) for a UK-based malt producer.

Manufacturing training provider rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted 13/04/2017

A specialist manufacturing training provider, which operates academies in Aldridge and Shrewsbury, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by education watchdog Ofsted.

New ops director for Kingswinford manufacturer 12/04/2017

A Kingswinford manufacturing specialist has appointed a new operations director.

FLT training provider expands facility 12/04/2017

National forklift truck (FLT) training provider, Mentor has expanded its training facility in Bromsgrove.

Young people interested in automotive or motorsport careers urged to visit Loton Park event 12/04/2017

Young people interested in a career in automotive or motorsport have been urged by Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology (MCMT) to visit Loton Park over the Easter weekend as part of its headline sponsorship of the Speed Hill Climb.

SMAS named as MMC supporting organisation 12/04/2017

?The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) have been named as a supporting organisation for the Manufacturing Management Conference (MMC) this June.

£62m funding handed to low carbon initiatives 11/04/2017

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has awarded £62 million in funding to projects to develop innovative low carbon technology in the UK.

Coca-Cola European Partners welcomes government Litter Strategy for England 11/04/2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has welcomed a new government strategy that aims to curb littering.

Modern Industrial Strategy consultation: one week warning 10/04/2017

An open consultation process on the government’s Modern Industrial Strategy closes in one week.

HRH The Duke of York opens world-leading Factory 2050 10/04/2017

HRH The Duke of York has officially opened the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Scottish food and drink sector secures £8.3m US contracts 10/04/2017

Food and drink companies in Scotland have secured £8.3 million of export sales to North America, it has emerged.

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