Monthly Archives: July 2012

Anopol helps Lady Godiva to Olympic fame

A Birmingham based metal finishing specialist has grabbed a slice of Olympic history by playing a key role in bringing a spectacular Lady Godiva statue (pictured) to life in the run up to London 2012. An extravagant Imagineer Productions’ Godiva … Continue reading

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Rolls cements entente cordiale

The entente has become a little more cordiale with the signing by Rolls-Royce and Snecma of a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to undertake studies into the next generation of UK and French combat aircraft engines, through their … Continue reading

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Complex policies hinder manufacturers’ green ambitions – EEF

Complex, costly and incoherent climate and environment policies are hindering the ambitions of Britain’s manufacturers and “doing little but adding to costs and burdens”, according to the manufacturers’ organisation EEF. In publishing its 2012 Climate & Environment survey, ‘Managing Green … Continue reading

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London manufacturers top insolvency league

The UK manufacturing sector has seen 3,586 firms go under since September 2010 with the London area suffering the biggest regional rise of 50%. In Q2 of 2012 (April to June) there were 8.36% fewer insolvencies in manufacturing but where … Continue reading

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Advanced apprenticeship registrations on track

New data just released reveals that an ambition to double the number of advanced and higher level apprenticeship registrations by 2016 is well on its way to fulfilment. The ambition, voiced a year ago by the National Apprenticeship Service, the … Continue reading

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London taxi manufacturer renews agreement to distribute Chinese cars

London taxi manufacturer Manganese Bronze (MBH) has announced the signing of a one year extension to the agreement it made with Chinese partner Geely last August to potentially distribute the Chinese car manufacturer’s vehicles (pictured) in the UK. Under the … Continue reading

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‘Stability is the word’ on manufacturing pay settlements – EEF

Manufacturing pay settlements have remained steady as manufacturers continue to live with uncertainty about the economic outlook and medium-term prospects for demand according to the latest data from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and JAM Recruitment. According to a survey of … Continue reading

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