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Queen Elizabeth Prize launches search for next winner of £500,000 award

Added: 19 May 2021

Applications have opened for the next a competition for one of the most presitigious and lucrative …

BPMA pumps up the membership with four new company recruits 

Added: 19 May 2021

British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) membership has continued to grow despite a year of ec…

Deadline for NMITE engineer applicants’ chance of bursary aid

Added: 19 May 2021

Prospective engineers wanting to join this year’s New Model Institute for Technology and Engineerin…

Technician Janet goes for gold with Invertek's two millionth VFD

Added: 5 May 2021

Variable frequency drives (VFD) manufacturer Invertek Drives has marked the production of its two m…

Queen’s award for engineering company that grew export sales five times in three years

Added: 5 May 2021

Engineering company Chelburn Precision has won the Queen’s Award for International Trade, after its…

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Half UK manufacturers cyber-attacked in last year, warns Make UK study 

Added: 5 May 2021

Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cybercrime during the last 12 months, claim…

Biffa keeps an Eye on record recycling target

Added: 5 May 2021

Waste processing giant Biffa has set itself the target of quadrupling plastic recycling capacity at…

QMUL opens new life science innovation site

Added: 21 Apr 2021

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has announced the opening of its new Queen Mary Enterprise l…

Schaeffler chosen for UN’s sustainability leaders list

Added: 20 Apr 2021

The United Nations has selected the Schaeffler Group as one of its 50 global sustainability & clima…

Poor Covid tracing ‘losing engineering firms an average of £0.6 million’ claim

Added: 20 Apr 2021

New research claims that engineering companies and employees returning to physical workspaces this …

IMechE appoints Space Agency’s Bunn as new chief executive

Added: 20 Apr 2021

UK Space Agency international director Dr Alice Bunn has been appointed as the next chief executive…

Lockdown period sees record rises in component replacements

Added: 7 Apr 2021

Pandemic lockdown has produced an unprecedented demand for improvements to components and replaceme…

Make UK survey predicts 'superdeduction' investment boost for manufacturers

Added: 6 Apr 2021

The introduction of the 'superdeduction' tax incentive is set to provide a sharp boost to investmen…

GlaxoSmithKline R&D

Pandemic fails to stop rise in UK manufacturing’s R&D spend

Added: 6 Apr 2021

Research & development spending in the UK manufacturing industry rose 4.4% rise last year despite t…

Siemens steps up industrial network training to plug skills gap

Added: 6 Apr 2021

Siemens has boosted its professional training offering in industrial networks to combat the skills …

Drop in UK businesses’ patent applications in Europe, reports EPO

Added: 22 Mar 2021

Patent applications filed by UK businesses in Europe fell slightly in 2020, according to data publi…

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Make UK broker service aims to ease customs headaches

Added: 22 Mar 2021

UK manufacturing firms facing complex post-Brexit customs declarations are in line to benefit from …

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Cast Metals Federation reports positive attitude to post-pandemic era

Added: 22 Mar 2021

The UK cast metals sector’s trade body has reported a growing mood of optimism among members for th…

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Coventry seeks to prove where there’s muck, there’s green fuel 

Added: 22 Mar 2021

Coventry University researchers are working alongside water utility Severn Trent and the Organics G…

New energy efficiency law ‘could extend product life by a decade’

Added: 10 Mar 2021

Tough new energy efficiency legislation to save on millions of tonnes of electrical waste were anno…