Monthly Archives: January 2013

Manufacturing pay remains static – EEF/JAM survey

The start of 2013 has seen little evidence of pay pressures emerging in manufacturing ahead of the key bargaining period, according to the latest survey on pay data. According to the EEF/ JAM Recruitment survey of companies for the three … Continue reading

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Manufacturing and construction insolvencies top 9,000 since 2011

The UK manufacturing and construction industries remain two of the worst affected sectors across the board to suffer from insolvencies, according to the latest data from business advisory firm PwC. Together, there have been 9,153 insolvencies in the two industries … Continue reading

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BFA winner continues to invest in plant and people

The metrology to medical products group Renishaw has confirmed that it is continuing to invest for growth, despite global economic uncertainties and short-term fluctuations in its business activity levels. Renishaw – whose Woodchester, Gloucestershire facility picked up the Best Electronics … Continue reading

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Engineering and manufacturing apprenticeship starts rise by 85%

The number of youngsters starting apprenticeships in engineering and advanced manufacturing has increased by more than 85% in the past two years, new figures reveal. All areas of England have seen a rise in new apprentices in the past two … Continue reading

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Eurozone crisis leaves UK Steel output at standstill

UK steel output in 2012 remained at a virtual standstill compared to 2011, according to annual data published today by UK Steel. According to the data, output in 2012 was just 1% higher in 2012 than 2011. This equated to … Continue reading

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Valvestock secures Indian navy contract

The valve and actuator specialist Valvestock, has secured a major contract to supply Johnson Control with specialist components for the Indian navy. The Fareham-based company will supply valves and ancillary equipment for the fit-out of a new aircraft carrier (pictured). … Continue reading

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Global manufacturers predict tough times ahead – PwC survey

Global manufacturing firms are bracing themselves for more tough times ahead, according to a new survey from the business advisory firm PwC. Asked for their perceptions, aspirations and concerns for the industry, manufacturing leaders were particularly sceptical about the economic … Continue reading

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