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Manufacturing November, 2021

Published 23rd November 2021

MANUFACTURING Small and medium-sized manufacturers are continuing to bounce back from the pandemic, despite experiencing significant supply chain and recruitment struggles, new research shows. According to the latest Manufacturing Barometer, which surveyed more than 400 SMEs across the UK, nearly two thirds (64%) of companies are expecting to grow over the next six months and […]

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Manufacturing News, November, 2021

Published 10th November 2021

MANUFACTURING The Autumn Budget 2021 took place as the UK focuses on recovery from a period of unprecedented global economic uncertainty and challenge. Some of the key announcements to impact the manufacturing sector are: Infrastructure, transport and investment As part of his plan for levelling up transport across the UK, Rishi Sunak put forward a […]

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Manufacturing News, October 2021

Published 28th October 2021

MANUFACTURING West Midlands manufacturers are continuing to see strong growth prospects as economies continue to open up and the economic recovery strengthens, according to a survey published today by Make UK and business advisory firm BDO. Having seen a brutal 10% decline in output in 2020, the sector in the UK overall is now set […]

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Manufacturing News, Early September, 2021

Published 20th September 2021

MANUFACTURING Digital transformation business PTC has agreed a new partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre that will help industry embrace the latest technologies. PTC, which employs over 200 people in the UK, has become a Tier 2 member at the MTC and, as part of the agreement, will commit to providing the latest Augmented Reality, […]

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Manufacturing News, August 2021

Published 23rd August 2021

MANUFACTURING The University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Precision Technologies will receive £3m over the next five years to lead research programmes to drive significant advancements in machinery design and performance. The news follows the Government’s recent announcement that over £100m of new investment through its Strength in Places Fund will support five new landmark regional […]

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Manufacturing News, July 2021

Published 11th August 2021

MANUFACTURING New Manufacturing Advisory Panel to support the manufacturing sector in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has set up a new Manufacturing Advisory Panel to support and accelerate the growth, productivity, and competitiveness of the manufacturing economy in the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The D2N2 LEP estimates the […]

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Manufacturing News, Late June, 2021

Published 8th July 2021

MANUFACTURING Britain’s manufacturers are accelerating as growth prospects become significantly more positive for the rest of the year, according to a major survey published by Make UK and business advisory firm BDO. Having seen a brutal 10% decline in output in 2020, the sector is now set to recover a significant amount of that loss […]

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Manufacturing News, Early June, 2021

Published 8th June 2021

MANUFACTURING SME manufacturers are confident of more sales, more jobs and more investment in the coming months. Confidence amongst SME manufacturers is at its highest level for two years according to the latest Manufacturing Barometer, carried out by SWMAS (the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service) and the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP). Nearly two thirds of […]

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Manufacturing News, Late May 2021

Published 18th May 2021

MANUFACTURING SME manufacturing output held flat in the three months to April but is expected to improve markedly in the coming quarter, according to the CBI’s quarterly SME Trends Survey. The survey of 260 SME manufacturing firms saw optimism grow considerably, at the fastest pace in seven years. Sentiment regarding export prospects continued to fall, although at a much slower pace […]

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Manufacturing News, May 2021

Published 11th May 2021

MANUFACTURING Manufacturing optimism in the three months to April improved at its quickest pace since April 1973, while investment intentions saw a strong, broad-based rebound, according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 288 manufacturers found that firms expect to increase capital expenditure on buildings, plant & machinery, product & process […]

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