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Trade unions will shrink to ten percent of manufacturing workforce, warns report

Added: 25 Jan 2021

Membership of trade unions will shrink to one in ten of manufacturing employees, with poential impl…

STEM sisters sing out for women in science

Added: 25 Jan 2021

A new online show has harnessed art in the cause of women in science, in an effort to interest prim…

Marlowe seals £10 million purchase of WPL

Added: 25 Jan 2021

Compliance experts Marlowe have acquired wastewater treatment leader WPL for £10 million, adding th…

Siemens defies UK economic downturn to hire nearly 30 young recruits

Added: 20 Jan 2021

Siemens has hired a total of 26 young graduates and apprentices in order to boost its growing digit…

North West wins funding for 'world's first zero industry cluster'

Added: 5 Jan 2021

A share of £8 million in Government funding will be invested in developing a comprehensive Cluster …

Corporate finance leader heads Ashtead Technology senior appointments

Added: 5 Jan 2021

Corporate finance expert Ingrid Stewart has been appointed the first chief financial officer (CFO) …

Make UK salutes Brexit deal but warns the hard work’s not over

Added: 5 Jan 2021

Chief executive of Make UK Stephen Phipson has welcomed the long-awaited trade deal between the Eur…

Trade bodies are the forgotten sector of the pandemic warns BVAA boss

Added: 14 Dec 2020

Trade associations have played a vital role in supporting industry throughout the Covid-19 lockdown…

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‘Four in 10 parents believe kids will not consider engineering career’ 

Added: 14 Dec 2020

Almost 40% of parents polled in a survey of more than 1,300 parents say their children will not con…

Lorien MD Slater to retire after three decades at company

Added: 14 Dec 2020

Lorien Engineering Solutions group managing director Steve Slater is to retire after more than thre…

Make UK/BDO survey highlights improvements but ‘zero sign’ of v-shaped recovery

Added: 14 Dec 2020

Britain’s manufacturers are showing signs of growth from the historic lows experienced by firms ear…

BPMA scores a century in membership drive

Added: 1 Dec 2020

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has celebrated a membership milestone after signi…

Vaccine hope boosts manufacturer optimism

Added: 30 Nov 2020

UK manufacturers are predicting a sharp recovery in their fortunes once COVID-19 vaccines roll out,…

UK utilities’ R&D spend plummets by more than 11%

Added: 30 Nov 2020

R&D spending in the UK utilities industry has fallen 11.1% year on year, reveals tax specialist Cat…

The most trusted profession – nurse, doctor… and then engineer 

Added: 30 Nov 2020

Engineers are Britain’s third most trusted profession, according to one of the most comprehensive a…

Rescue plan resuscitates 150 year old firm

Added: 17 Nov 2020

An engineering boss who rescued his old employer from closure has saved the company’s order book by…

Yorkshire’s pioneering digital role recognised with award

Added: 17 Nov 2020

Yorkshire Water’s has been named as Digital Initiative of the Year at the British Construction Indu…

ABB wins monitor and control contract for world’s largest membrane bioreactor

Added: 17 Nov 2020

Singapore has granted ABB the $30 million contract that will ensure the security of its massive Tua…

BPMA successfully delivers postponed 2020 pump auditor training

Added: 17 Nov 2020

The British Pump Manufacturers Association has staged its first Certified Pump System Auditor (CPSA…

UK manufacturers ‘ready for life outside EU’

Added: 2 Nov 2020

Britain’s largest manufacturers say they are prepared for life outside the European Union when the …