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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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Manufacturing News, April 2021

Published 20th April 2021

MANUFACTURING The UK market for subcontract manufacturing continued its recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic with a 25% increase on the previous quarter. The latest Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) stood at 84 for the first quarter of 2021 (Q1) compared to 67 for the final three months of last year. The quarter started […]

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Manufacturing News, March 2021

Published 18th March 2021

MANUFACTURING West Midlands manufacturers are seeing a mixed picture in the first quarter of the year as the continued struggles of the automotive sector hit the region. A survey published today by Make UK and business advisory firm BDO shows the brutal impact of the pandemic with the sector overall seeing a drop in output […]

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Manufacturing News, March 2021

Published 4th March 2021

MANUFACTURING A North West pilot which has helped hundreds of SME manufacturers access technology and digital tools to boost productivity, growth and create jobs, is to continue as part of an £8m government roll-out. The successful initiative becomes part of the Government’s Made Smarter Adoption programme, which now expands into the North East, Yorkshire and […]

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Manufacturing February 2021

Published 18th February 2021

MANUFACTURING The world of manufacturing is no stranger to going through the good times and the bad. The 2008 recession put progress and innovation on hold, and now the coronavirus is threatening to create a short-term future where production lines are firing on cylinders and one day and being turned off the next. This article […]

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