Monthly Archives: May 2013

Growth ahead for smaller manufacturers, says MAS

Growth prospects among small manufacturing businesses in England are at a 12 month high, according to the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer. It reveals nearly two thirds (64%) of companies questioned are expecting to increase sales over the next … Continue reading

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Students bid for schools engineering challenge title

Students from 13 Glasgow schools have put their design and build skills to the test in the BAE Systems Schools Engineering Challenge 2013. S2 pupils are taking part in a challenge to design and build model ships using paper, card, … Continue reading

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New plant set to boost sales and create jobs

A £750,000 investment in a new glass beneficiation plant (pictured) is set to boost sales and create 10 new jobs at  Middlesbrough-based Ward Recycling. The new plant will enable Ward, which employs 140 people across the UK, to boost sales … Continue reading

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Debate on Europe ‘letting Britain down’ – EEF

Manufacturing bosses have hit out those who it says are “letting Britain down” by calling for a referendum on EU membership. The voice of the manufacturers’ organisation EEF, is calling on the Prime Minister to hold good his promise of … Continue reading

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Record £440m funding for innovations agency

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK’s innovation agency, has been allocated a record £440 million budget which experts say will provide a boost to the UK’s long-term competitiveness. The funding boost, announced by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts, … Continue reading

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Trade data confirms manufacturing is ‘finding its feet again’

The latest UK trade data showed that exports rose almost 5% in March, prompting suggestions that the manufacturing sector is “finding its feet again”. Official data showed the UK’s trade deficit falling slightly in March, down from £3.391bn in February … Continue reading

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Exports boost UK manufacturing output

Boosted by the export of machinery and cars, the UK manufacturing sector appears to be moving into more positive territory, according to the latest official data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In March, the ONS Index of Production showed manufacturing … Continue reading

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