Monthly Archives: August 2011

£6.5m boost for renewable energy engineering skills

A £6.5 million investment to deliver a new generation of engineering leaders in renewable energy was announced today (31 August) by the Business Secretary Vince Cable. Leading universities and industry will provide training for up to 50 of the best … Continue reading

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Decline in UK manufacturing worse than previously feared

Revised official UK manufacturing output figures published today (30 August) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) ONS have shown that the decline in British manufacturing is greater than had previously been expected.  However, despite figures showing that manufacturing output … Continue reading

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Mixed picture remains on bank lending to manufacturers

A new survey published today (30 August) suggests that British banks are still increasing the cost of borrowing by manufacturers although the availability of funds is slowly improving. Publishing its survey on the back of a call for greater competition … Continue reading

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Aga benefits from raising operational efficiencies

Aga Rangemaster, the cast iron cooker manufacturing group, said today (26 August) that it was seeing the benefits of work undertaken to raise operational efficiencies through closer integration of its cooker and refrigeration operations both in the UK and in … Continue reading

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Exhaust and ventilation specialist appoints new MD and pushes for exports

Exhaust ventilation specialist Flextraction has announced the appointment of a new managing director with immediate effect and “at a time as the company continues to further develop its range of products and to increase its market share both in the … Continue reading

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UK engineer helps the greening of Chinese manufacturing

Chinese machinery manufacturers are recognising the importance of green credentials and are emphasising energy efficiency in their sales and marketing activities, according to UK filtration specialist Magnom. The Warwickshire-based firm says that one such company is its customer Donghua Machinery … Continue reading

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Manufacturers positive about exports but pessimistic on economics

Manufacturing is one of the most positive sectors about the UK’s long term export prospects but manufacturers are less convinced about the business landscape they will face in Britain in a decade, according to ‘Business 2021’ research released today 23 … Continue reading

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