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Sunak Budget wins positive response but with qualified support

Added: 3 Mar 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has made significant concessions in his Budget to assist British manufacturi…

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CIPD report shows encouraging rise in employer recruitment plans

Added: 23 Feb 2021

The number of employers saying they intend to boost jobs has risen for the second quarter, says the…

Certification enhances Siemens’ cyber credentials

Added: 23 Feb 2021

Siemens UK has been awarded the coveted Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification required for orga…

National Manufacturing Awards provide welcome boost

Added: 22 Feb 2021

Sheffield based employeee-owned company Gripple scored a hat trick of wins at the Make UK National …

North West Made Smarter programme secures renewed government support

Added: 22 Feb 2021

The North West’s pilot to boost productivity and employment by providing SME manufacturers access t…

Engineering leads the way as National Apprenticeship Week highlights lockdown challenges

Added: 9 Feb 2021

School lockdowns and exam cancellations mean many students, and their parents, could be missing out…

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UCAS confirms sea change in take up of university engineering places

Added: 5 Feb 2021

Engineering has seen a massive rise in popularity among university students, a fact confirmed by th…

ECITB prepares to expand its global training reach

Added: 3 Feb 2021

UK Government-sponsored skills body the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) an…

trade

Post-transition red tape stifling border trade warns Make UK

Added: 3 Feb 2021

The Government is being urged by Make UK to address urgently border delays and red tape after the o…

Work completed on Birmingham University’s £46.5 million School of Engineering

Added: 3 Feb 2021

Birmingham university has taken possession of its newly built School of Engineering premises, which…

Scientist gives new meaning to concept of robot dancing

Added: 3 Feb 2021

A quantum physicist seeking to break down the walls between art and science has put theory into pra…

EAS chief Karsanbhai takes over as David Farr steps down from helm at Emerson

Added: 3 Feb 2021

CEO of Emerson David Farr is to step down this week after two decades at the head of the global tec…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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) …

Water

Kemira completes first stage for massive expansion in UK water treatment chemicals production

Added: 5 Jan 2021

Global chemicals company Kemira has announced the first part of a two-stage capacity expansion in i…

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 …