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New site will boost FES manufacturing operation and staff

Added: 13 Mar 2018

Engineering firm FES has boosted its staff by 40% with the opening of a new manufacturing plant in …

Engineering UK says 56k with core skills needed annually

Added: 5 Mar 2018

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has called for government to act on new research t…

Food and drink sector

FDF’s Wright demands Brexit ‘lock down’

Added: 5 Mar 2018

Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright called on the Government to “lock down” a sta…

Triark shortlisted for PIA award for third year in succession

Added: 5 Mar 2018

Triark Pumps has been shortlisted for its third year in succession as a finalist for the the Pump I…

SABIC and ABB seal global agreement

Added: 5 Mar 2018

SABIC, the Saudi chemicals giant, and technology leader ABB have signed a cooperation agreement to …

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Gove prepares overhaul to farm manufacture subsidy

Added: 27 Feb 2018

The £3 billion subsidy for British farmers will be continued for several years after EU withdrawal …

Labour’s customs and Euratom stances receive industry welcome

Added: 26 Feb 2018

Labour has won plaudits from industry following party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s call for the UK to com…

Trade secretary warns EU against post-Brexit manufacturing tariff barriers

Added: 21 Feb 2018

The European Union will suffer if it chooses to create new tariff barriers with the United Kingdom,…

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Chemistry failing in battle for STEM recruits warns industry survey

Added: 15 Feb 2018

Shortcomings in academic teaching are making it harder to recruit STEM students as professional che…

Nuclear atom

Deadline approaches for nuclear bursary scheme

Added: 13 Feb 2018

Applicants seeking to develop a career in the sector have until 9 March to apply for this year’s Nu…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Engineering and science bodies create joint benchmark on diversity

Added: 8 Feb 2018

More than 40 engineering scientific bodies have combined to pool data on their performances in prom…

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‘Make restaurants display FOG ratings’ demand

Added: 7 Feb 2018

Restaurants should be made to display their record for managing fat, oil and grease (FOG) as part o…

Bilfinger streamlines UK businesses to target new markets

Added: 6 Feb 2018

Global engineering company Bilfinger has merged two of its core UK businesses, saying it would make…

Engineering salary rises outpace finance and accountancy

Added: 6 Feb 2018

Advertised salaries in engineering rose faster than other sectors during the last year and across a…

Waste water treatment plant

Cost of nationalising water industry would be £90 billion, warns think tank

Added: 5 Feb 2018

Plans to nationalise the UK water industry would result in a buyout that would leave the taxpayer w…

HEFCE money to enable Southampton to share UK photonics skills

Added: 25 Jan 2018

Southampton university has received £0.2 million from the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) …

EEF demands urgent overhaul of apprenticeships

Added: 25 Jan 2018

Government apprenticeship policy is in need of a substantial overhaul says manufacturers’ organisat…

Hidrostal helps transform a 'worst performing asset' into an efficient pumping station

Added: 25 Jan 2018

Braintree Marks Farm Terminal Pumping Station in Essex, was a frequent bugbear for Anglian Water’s …

Chemical fingerprinting is being used to combat food fraud

China assumes lead in science and tech research paper output

Added: 25 Jan 2018

China has overtaken the USA as the world’s leading producer of scientific and technological researc…

Sheffield AMRC testing gets ex-builder’s revolutionary aid to market

Added: 24 Jan 2018

Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has enabled a retired builder to get his re…