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Charles honours the GPS Four at Buckingham Palace

Added: 10 Dec 2019

Four individuals who played a key part in the creation of GPS have been awarded the 2019 Queen Eliz…

It’s make or break for UK automation warns FANUC UK chief

Added: 10 Dec 2019

The UK is the only G7 country that has an industrial robot density below the world average – a fact…

Valves association announces first winner of new leadership trophy

Added: 9 Dec 2019

Rotork’s Dave Godfrey is the first ever winner of the British Valve and Actuator Association’s Futu…

Edwards’ mega-installation is one of Scottish engineering’s largest

Added: 9 Dec 2019

Edwards Engineering has completed a £4.5 million installation of a new furnace building at the Supe…

Strathclyde AFRC helps transform manufacturing insurance for 4.0 era

Added: 4 Dec 2019

The University of Strathclyde Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has teamed up with a leading …

Trio deny charges relating to Bosley Mill tragedy

Added: 3 Dec 2019

A company director and two managers have denied charges in court relating to the deaths of four emp…

environment

UK businesses ‘ignoring the savings to be found by cutting energy waste’

Added: 3 Dec 2019

Nearly three times as many small to medium business in the UK fail to measure energy losses compare…

UK, Qatar and Dubai dominate BSC awards with eight doubles winners

Added: 3 Dec 2019

Eight companies from the UK and Arabian Gulf region have chalked up ‘doubles’ wins at the annual Br…

IQE’s Nelson wins 2019 Bessemer Award

Added: 25 Nov 2019

The Bessemer Society has presented its Lifetime Fellowship Award to Dr Drew Nelson, co-founder and …

Landia helps Stornoway scoop top environmental prize

Added: 25 Nov 2019

A Landia pasteuriser that processes waste salmon for an AD biogas plant on Stornoway has helped the…

Application submitted for National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Added: 25 Nov 2019

A planning application has been submitted for the development of the National Manufacturing Institu…

UK chemical sector R&D spend hits a high for yet another year

Added: 25 Nov 2019

The UK chemicals sector has increased its annual spending on research and development by 3.4% - its…

Water

BPMA and European pumps industry urges EU to heed water directive advice

Added: 20 Nov 2019

More than 30 European trade associations are urging the EU to include their recommendations within …

Water sector group appoints corporate comms chief as new head

Added: 20 Nov 2019

Water UK has appointed a top utility industry corporate communications figure as its new chief exec…

Trust’s port plan provides new process industry ‘road’ for Yorkshire

Added: 20 Nov 2019

The Canal and River Trust has won planning permission for from Leeds City Council for its proposed …

Edwin James Group reports £140 million turnover

Added: 20 Nov 2019

Edwin James Group has achieved an annual revenue of circa £140 million for the 12-month period endi…

City and industry welcome for proposed British Steel deal

Added: 13 Nov 2019

News of negotiations between British Steel and the Chinese Jingye Steel company has been greeted wi…

More than 0.6 million manufacturing jobs gone since crash says GMB union

Added: 13 Nov 2019

A total of 620,000 manufacturing jobs in the UK have disappeared since the 2008 financial crash, th…

Automation’s coming but we don’t need new skills, say 1 in 3 UK workers

Added: 13 Nov 2019

More than one in three UK workers surveyed don’t feel they need to learn new skills, even though ne…

‘Makers’ Manifesto’ demands less squabbling, more vision from parties

Added: 13 Nov 2019

Manufacturers are calling on Britain’s political parties to focus on delivering their vision for th…