Monthly Archives: November 2013

Access Group acquires Factory Master

The business management software specialist Access Group has added to its Supply Chain Solutions division with the acquisition of rival FactoryMaster. Access CEO Chris Bayne said, “We’re already strong in the manufacturing sector with over 800 customers; FactoryMaster adds the … Continue reading

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Ex rail industry MD sets up manufacturing consultancy

A new manufacturing consultancy that promises to be a “hassle free zone” has been set up byAmanda Jones (pictured), the former managing director of rail systems engineers, Rowe Hankins. During her time as MD of the rail firm, Jones grew … Continue reading

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MAS launches financial expert service

As its ‘Manufacturing Matters’ week draws to a close, the government-backed Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has launched a new initiative “to help manufacturing directors manage expansion and retain their best staff”. The ‘financial expert’ scheme seeks to provide firms with … Continue reading

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MAS puts up ‘onshoring’ examples

The government funded Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has put up evidence from two manufacturers in the south east of England to support the suggestion from its recent ‘barometer’ survey that a quarter of manufacturers in the region are now considering … Continue reading

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Britvic continues ‘streamlining’ through savings and closures

Reporting  growth in sales and profits today, Britain’s biggest branded soft drinks manufacturer Britvic said its restructuring and cost saving programmes were firmly underway and that it would “fully support all employees impacted by change”. The beverages giant, which said … Continue reading

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Manufacturing needs girl power says MAS in response to Girl Guide survey

Smaller manufacturing firms are being urged to do more to change perceptions of the sector by getting more girls interested in industrial careers. In response to a Girl Guides survey suggesting that almost two thirds of Guides think engineering is … Continue reading

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Manufacturers want to bring it on home; but labour costs are still the key

Offshoring manufacturing work isn’t the no brainer it once was but age old labour cost constrains to home production still apply, according to the latest data extracted from the Manufacturing Advisory Service’s (MAS’s) Barometer  survey. According to the survey’s respondents, … Continue reading

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