Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bentley wins £3m additional funding

Upmarket car maker Bentley announced today (31 October) that it had received confirmation of a conditional grant allocation of £3 million from the Department for Business Regional Growth Fund (RGF) – the second time this year the Crewe-based firm has … Continue reading

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UK manufacturers hit by unfair energy prices

New analysis published today (28 October) suggests that climate change policies are pushing UK energy prices above those in Germany and that the gap is set to widen further in 2013 when the government introduces the unilateral Carbon Price Floor. According to … Continue reading

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Notts pharma manufacturer to create 60-plus jobs for new facility

A Nottingham pharmaceuticals manufacturer is to invest almost £9m and create 62 jobs after announcing the purchase of land on which it will build a 30,000 square-foot Research and Development facility. Molecular Profiles, which provides global pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients … Continue reading

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Manufacturing sector pay freezes on the increase

New data published today (27 October) shows some “small signs” of pay freezes in the UK manufacturing sector beginning to increase as pay settlements generally continue to remain at normal levels. According to the latest figures from the manufacturers’ organisation … Continue reading

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Cable urges UK manufacturing to be more like Germany to win back work from China

The economic pendulum has been allowed to swing too far away from manufacturing, claimed Business Secretary Vince Cable (pictured) during a speech on UK industrial strategy today (26 October).  Its share of GDP fell to just over 10%, he claimed, … Continue reading

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Funding to save traditional manufacturer and create 100 jobs

A project to save the last working Victorian pottery in the UK and create more than 100 new jobs in Stoke-on-Trent is to receive £5 million of government and private funding. Middleport Pottery (pictured), in Burslem, was acquired by the … Continue reading

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Champions asked to show that manufacturers ‘Make it in Great Britain’

A call went out today (25 October) to Britain’s business community asking them to champion UK manufacturing and show the best of British industry throughout 2012. Part of the Government’s drive to encourage long-term economic growth and rebalance the economy … Continue reading

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