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Servitisation is the key to industry’s future

Added: 14 Aug 2018

Far from being just another trendy phrase, servitisation describes most accurately how industry is …

Innovate UK awards top rating to Huddersfield radiation detector project

Added: 30 May 2018

Innovate UK has awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership top rating to a collaboration that has pio…

Confidence in UKCS prospects best for five years

Added: 29 May 2018

Oil and gas exploration and production activity on the UK Continental Shelf of the North Sea reveal…

EEF warns government to ‘stop wasting time on MaxFac option’

Added: 29 May 2018

Manufacturers’ organisation the EEF has derided the so-called ‘MaxFac’ customs option being conside…

Apprentices

Deadline approaches for new ECITB training places

Added: 29 May 2018

More than 150 young people will have the opportunity to participate in the next round of Introducti…

One in three manufacturers report EU worker losses

Added: 22 May 2018

Nearly one in three UK companies surveyed in a new report say they have suffered a slump in EU appl…

Industry 4.0 and motion control

Added: 22 May 2018

We know Industry 4.0 is changing the way we do things but how precisely will these changes affect m…

Temporary builds can help minimise Brexit trading risks

Added: 21 May 2018

As Werner Heisenberg observed back in 1927 with his Uncertainty Principle, it can be hard to totall…

Government green light for speedier shale planning applications

Added: 17 May 2018

Business secretary Greg Clark has vowed to speed up planning applications to develop shale gas expl…

How Landia enabled a first for Ireland's biogas pioneers

Added: 25 Jul 2018

Landia chief the late Hugh Vaughan left a lasting legacy when he helped a father and son team creat…

Newcastle pupils celebrate their UK subsea victory

Added: 15 May 2018

Newcastle Royal Grammar School’s seven-strong team beat off a strong challenge from four other fina…

Ineos chief Ratcliffe tops UK rich list

Added: 14 May 2018

Ineos founder Jim Ratcliffe has topped the annual Sunday Times Rich List as the wealthiest individu…

Green light for employer-led materials science apprenticeship degree

Added: 11 May 2018

The Institute for Apprenticeships has approved the development of the occupational standard for the…

PM heralds opening of UK’s first FE college-based biomass training site

Added: 8 May 2018

Prime minister Theresa May performed the official opening for the first further education college-b…

Water

Water recycling achieves a full circle

Added: 8 May 2018

What would those great Victorian public health pioneers John Snow and Joseph Bazalgette have made o…

Investing in pumps modernisation is essential for survival

Added: 8 May 2018

It’s a bald reminder to anyone who assesses a product’s overall cost purely on the basis of its pri…

EEF: Government must address failed productivity strategy

Added: 4 May 2018

Government strategy aimed at boosting UK productivity has failed and needs to set clear goals that …

Baker Perkins food processing biscuits

Scots food and drink trio demand call for shared labelling approach across UK

Added: 2 May 2018

Three leading Scottish food sector associations have united to demand a shared regulatory approach …

EEF: Number 10 must reform apprentice levy

Added: 30 Apr 2018

Manufacturers’ association the EEF has delivered one of the strongest attacks yet on the government…

EEF plea for cyber security as nearly 50% of UK manufacturers report attacks

Added: 23 Apr 2018

UK manufacturing is the most targeted sector for cyber attacks after government and finance, report…