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FDF welcomes Brexit deal on EU workers

Added: 27 Mar 2018

Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright has welcomed guarantees provided in the Brexi…

Mixed report for UK oil and gas ‘shows need for transformative change’

Added: 21 Mar 2018

Average unit operating costs in the UK continental shelf have halved since 2014, while the average …

Nuclear industry lauds ‘outstanding quality’ apprentices

Added: 19 Mar 2018

Urenco UK’s multi-award winning Benjamin Crane has scooped the heavily contested UK Nuclear Apprent…

BSC International Safety Awards nominees announced

Added: 19 Mar 2018

Organisations from the process sectors are strongly represented in this year’s British Safety Counc…

Euro trio calls for Brexit chemical industry guarantees

Added: 19 Mar 2018

Two of the leading chemical industries bodies in Europe and a leading continental trade union have …

Engineering Heritage Award for Dowty’s revolutionary wheel

Added: 13 Mar 2018

The Dowty internally sprung wheel, the undercarriage aircraft wheel designed and built by Sir Georg…

UK pharma and biotech patent applications soar

Added: 13 Mar 2018

UK applications for pharmaceutical and biotech patents recorded the second highest rise in percenta…

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 …

Pump Company shortlisted for PIA prize

Added: 13 Mar 2018

Crawley-based firm The Pump Company is celebrating its shortlisting for Distributor of the Year at …

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 …

Crops

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…

Tata Steel

Tata Steel fined £1.4m following maintenance worker death

Added: 21 Feb 2018

Tata Steel was fined £1.4 million in February following the death of 26-year-old maintenance engine…

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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Wood handed contract to bring space tech to nuclear decommissioning

Added: 20 Feb 2018

The Government has awarded energy services firm Wood Group funding worth around £1.5 million to mak…

EPSRC awards Huddersfield University £1.5m to expand materials research

Added: 20 Feb 2018

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the University of Hudder…

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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…