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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…

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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…

Connect scoops best cleanroom of the year award

Added: 29 May 2018

Connnect 2 Cleanrooms has won the 2018 Cleanroom Technology Conference’s Best Cleanroom Facility aw…

Weak pound boosts AESSEAL’s strong sales performance

Added: 23 May 2018

The weak performance of sterling on the international markets has contributed towards a major sales…

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…

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…

Multi-million refurb for Parker Bioscience UK site

Added: 16 May 2018

Parker Bioscience’s UK site in Birtley is set for a multi-million dollar phased investment programm…

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…

Jacopa announces launch into tertiary treatment market

Added: 10 May 2018

Jacopa MD Alex Lloyd has used the Pump Centre Conference to announce his company’s move into the te…

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…

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 …

ABB’s HVDC Light on Statoil’s Troll-A gas platform

ABB wins multi-million deal for world’s largest new offshore project

Added: 4 May 2018

ABB has signed a deal valued at around £18.5 million to provide automation and safety systems for S…

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Lloyd’s, Worley and Argent form decommissioning partnership

Added: 4 May 2018

Lloyd’s Register, WorleyParsons, and Ardent have signed a global oil and gas decommissioning consor…

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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…

EDF Hinkley Point C nuclear power

NIA endorses ETI report’s low cost nuclear claim

Added: 30 Apr 2018

The Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed the Energy Technologies Institute’s (ETI) report into…

Lorien cooks up downtime-free solution for bakery

Added: 30 Apr 2018

Lorien Engineering Solutions has completed a multi-million pound refurbishment for Addo Food Group’…

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…