Category Archives: People

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Future Manufacturing Award winners announced

Prosthetics manufacturer Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons has been declared the ‘winner of winners’ for its “ambition to delivering quality products to improve people’s lives” at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013 which celebrate the strengths of UK manufacturing. The … Continue reading

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Renault and Nissan get closer in bid to save £3.7bn

The giant automotive Renault-Nissan Alliance is to converge further under its joint chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn by undertaking projects to enhance performance and achieve at least €4.3 billion (£3.7bn) in cost savings by 2016. The Alliance has announced that … Continue reading

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Cab Auto appoints new MD

Cab Automotive, which makes seats and interior trims for major automotive manufacturers, has appointed Richard Semmens as Managing Director. He joins the Tipton, West Midlands-based firm from the Caparo steel and niche engineering products group where he was managing director … Continue reading

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Airedale Springs appoints director who rose from the ranks

Airedale Springs has appointed a man who joined the company more than 20 years ago as a manufacturing operative to the its board. The Haworth-based firm appointed Steve Hart (pictured) to sit on the board following his promotion from technical … Continue reading

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Duvet days among manufacturing workers on the up as Blue Monday approaches

Staff absences are on the up at one quarter of the UK’s smaller manufacturing firms, according to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer. The research, which canvasses the opinion of SME owners, further revealed that over a third of respondents … Continue reading

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MAS appoints expert to help SMEs share in offshore wind bonanza

The government-funded Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has announced the appointment of Nick Kirsop-Taylor as the Supply Chain Specialist for the recently launched £20m GROW:OffshoreWind service, which has been created to ensure that English manufacturers grasp their fair share of the … Continue reading

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