Monthly Archives: October 2013

Food manufacturing tops industry injury league

The British Safety Council has welcomed improvements in Britain’s health and safety performance published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in its annual statistics report. HSE noted a significant reduction in the number of workers killed and seriously injured … Continue reading

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Energy review needs ‘real teeth’, says EEF

A government statement announcing a review of competition in the energy industry received some albeit sometimes sceptical support from manufacturers today. Commenting on the announcement during the Energy Secretary’s annual energy statement, EEF chief executive Terry Scuoler said that while … Continue reading

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Harwin secures ‘world first’ with £500,000 Bruderer investment

Electronics component specialist Harwin has announced an investment of £500,000 into a high-performance automatic stamping press that it says will help increase efficiencies and attack new opportunities in aerospace, instrumentation and industrial markets. The Portsmouth-based company, which has a 30-year … Continue reading

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Minister visits Renishaw to encourage exports

As part of a government drive to encourage more British businesses to export trade and investment minister Lord Green (pictured) has visited a UK engineering company that exports almost a quarter of its products to China. On a visit to … Continue reading

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UK must ‘adapt to manufacturing revolution’

Businesses and government must adapt to ensure manufacturing continues to play a powerful role in the UK economy, or they risk being left behind by international competitors, says to a new report published today. ‘The Future of Manufacturing: A new … Continue reading

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Astra Zeneca buys cancer drugs company for £124m

The giant UK pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca has bought a drugs company founded by a University of Portsmouth scientist and former student for £124m. The company, Spirogen Ltd, is developing ground-breaking drugs which target cancer with “warhead-like accuracy” without destroying healthy … Continue reading

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Manufacturers welcome apprenticeships plan

Manufacturers have welcomed today’s publication of the implementation plan that is the outcome of the Richard Review into the future of apprenticeships in England, describing it as “a real game-changer”. Following the Government’s endorsement of the employer-focused vision in Doug … Continue reading

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