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Election mandate will provide greater certainty for Brexit, says EEF

Added: 18 Apr 2017

Prime minister Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election for 8 June has received an ear…

Food manufacturer Moy Park fined £200k for engineer laceration

Added: 17 Apr 2017

Food manufacturer Moy Park has been fined £200,000 following an incident in which an engineer suffe…

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Fracking ‘not compatible’ with 'preference' for renewable energy, study finds

Added: 11 Apr 2017

Research conducted by Cardiff University suggests fracking is ‘not compatible’ with public preferen…

Duke of York opens manufacturing research centre at Sheffield University

Added: 10 Apr 2017

The Duke of York has today (10 April) opened a collaborative manufacturing research facility at the…

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Cadbury launch welcomed as post-Brexit investment in UK food and drink

Added: 10 Apr 2017

Cadbury owner Mondelēz International has sealed its commitment to the UK food and drink industry wi…

Wild Geese Group secures an OPITO safety first

Added: 10 Apr 2017

Training provider Wild Geese Group has become the first company to complete OPITO-approved plant ma…

Essar

Essar Oil fined £1.65m for refinery explosion

Added: 6 Apr 2017

Oil and gas firm Essar Oil has been fined £1.65 million following an explosion at its Ellesmere Por…

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TUV SUD launches world-leading multiphase flow test facility in Scotland

Added: 5 Apr 2017

Major investment by TUV SUD has enabled the launch of a £16 million Centre of Excellence for subsea…

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IMechE: Industry and schools must help boost attitudes to apprenticeships

Added: 5 Apr 2017

The Government must overcome public perception that apprenticeships are a poor alternative to acade…

Schools engineering careers guide shifts 32k copies in a fortnight

Added: 3 Apr 2017

EngineeringUK’s schools guide to STEM career opportunities over the next decade has had a flood of …

Scuoler’s EEF stepdown leaves second key process organisation seeking new leader

Added: 3 Apr 2017

Terry Scuoler’s announcement that he will step down as chief executive of the EEF has left a second…

BP sells Forties pipeline business to Ineos for £200m

Added: 3 Apr 2017

Oil and gas giant BP has sold its entire Forties pipeline business to chemical manufacturer Ineos f…

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Article 50: Chemical bodies call for ‘certainty’ as Brexit negotiations begin

Added: 29 Mar 2017

Cefic and the Chemical Industry Association have called for pragmatism ahead of Brexit negotiations…

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Hurricane claims ‘largest’ oilfield discovery on UKCS

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Oil exploration firm Hurricane Energy has made what it claims is the "largest undeveloped discovery…

HazardEx honours BPE for dust explosion toolkit

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Chemical and biochemical engineering design firm BPE has won the HazardEx Contribution to Safety aw…

EEF: 'No deal' Brexit will harm manufacturing

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Manufacturers organisation the EEF delivered a warning to prime minister Theresa May that a ‘no dea…

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UK digital tech investment outstrips Germany and France combined

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Investment in the UK digital technological sector since 2011 has been 37% higher than France and Ge…

Teen engineers scoop 2017 Big Bang award for safety invention

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Two school students who created a wearable vest that predicts epileptic attacks have been awarded t…

Apprentices

Think tank warns Apprenticeship Levy benefits may be overestimated

Added: 27 Mar 2017

The new Apprenticeship Levy introduced in April will have less impact in regions of high unemployme…

Robot

Automata and Russell Finex among robotics programme winners

Added: 24 Mar 2017

Four British companies are among 25 winners set to receive free robotics consultancy via a scheme s…