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Latest community awards bring energy giant’s grants to nearly £1 million

Added: 31 Oct 2018

Nearly 20 community groups will share £0.2 million in grants from energy giant Ørsted’s East Coast …

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Hammond budget offers 4.0 and training boost

Added: 30 Oct 2018

Despite mixed responses elsewhere, Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s final pre-Brexit budget received a …

Show Preview: WWEM 2018 and AQE 2018 under one roof for the first time

Added: 29 Oct 2018

Two events will take place at Telford International Centre from 21-22 November, providing process e…

Manufacturers in North West ‘desperate’ for Brexit clarity

Added: 26 Oct 2018

Manufacturers in the North West of England are “desperate for clarity” as Brexit negotiations reach…

Autumn Budget: ‘UK manufacturers need support as Brexit approaches’

Added: 24 Oct 2018

Caroline Milton, manufacturing head at accountancy firm Menzies LLP, looks ahead to the Budget on M…

Using new energy technologies to transform business efficiency

Added: 21 Nov 2018

New technologies will allow businesses to better control energy use in order to reduce cost and dri…

Bedford knowhow secures a multimillion entry to a new global market

Added: 28 Nov 2018

When one of the world’s biggest fertiliser companies turned to Bedford Pumps for help, it opened up…

Multimillion project to transform 400-year-old paper plant into thoroughly modern mill

Added: 16 Oct 2018

One of Europe's longest-running paper mills, the four centuries old Sappi plant in Gratkorn, Austri…

Drax to buy Scottish Power gas and hydro assets for £0.7 billion

Added: 16 Oct 2018

Drax Group is awaiting shareholder approval for its proposed £0.7 billion-plus cash acquisition of …

GGS GasClam monitoring Blackpool shale gas site

Cuadrilla resumes frack testing in Lancashire

Added: 15 Oct 2018

Cuadrilla has resumed fracking tests for gas at its site in Preston New Road, Lancashire after a se…

Female engineering record to mark new college year

Added: 9 Oct 2018

Scotland’s Forth Valley Engineering College is celebrating record numbers of women starting enginee…

industry 4.0

Report warns most UK firms failing to plan for change

Added: 9 Oct 2018

Fewer than one in seven UK firms surveyed have placed future proofing their business top of their a…

‘Chemical spill’ tragedy claims two lives at poultry factory

Added: 4 Oct 2018

Emergency services and the Health & Safety Executive have begun investigations into a suspected che…

Can Surface Acoustic Wave technology transform flowmeters?

Added: 2 Oct 2018

Accurate flow control boosts process efficiency and quality, so no wonder companies default to trus…

‘City could learn from manufacturers about accessing innovation funds’

Added: 1 Oct 2018

Financial and insurance companies should follow the example of manufacturers in accessing funds for…

Brexit a growing influence on UK firms’ decision to delay investment increases

Added: 1 Oct 2018

The UK’s low productivity performance is likely to dip further as British businesses withhold inves…

As political pressures increase on the food industry, pumps rise to the occasion

Added: 23 Oct 2018

Whether it’s quality, delivery or cost, as the demands on the food industry keep increasing, so too…

Half of UK firms ‘have no plan for obsolete equipment’

Added: 24 Sep 2018

More than half the UK companies surveyed in a new report say they have no plan for obsolete equipme…

How protector seals slash pump bearing failure rates

Added: 20 Sep 2018

With advanced retrofittable bearing protector seals readily available on the market, pump bearings …

Kumar Fellowship winner to advise Parliament on chemical weapons

Added: 18 Sep 2018

Postgraduate engineer Jennifer Spragg is to advise Parliament on chemical weapons issues after winn…