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  • 14th July 2020

    Ventilator challenge takes a breather

    VentilatorChallengeUK, a consortium of manufacturers established to scale up the production of ventilators for the NHS, is winding down after delivering nearly 13,500 ventilator units.
  • 10th July 2020

    Manufacturers must re-design supply chains, say researchers

    A new study argues that manufacturers must re-think their global supply chains in the wake of COVID-19 by moving away from over-reliance on low cost production in single locations.
  • 8th July 2020

    Government injects £680m into R&D projects

    The government has unveiled a suite of funding packages to boost innovation and published an R&D roadmap to support efforts to cement the UK as a world-leading ‘science superpower’.
  • 6th July 2020

    UK manufacturing edges back to growth

    The manufacturing sector recovered back to growth status in June, marking a tentative “turnaround in momentum” since the outbreak of COVID-19, according to experts.
  • 2nd July 2020

    104 SME manufacturers to reap benefits of digital technology

    Industry-led government-backed movement needed more than ever to help businesses maintain their competitive edge and come back smarter post Covid-19 - says Donna Edwards
  • 2nd July 2020

    ‘Bounce back’ plan launched for UK food and drink

    The government has announced a new set of trade measures for the food and drink industry to support businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.
  • 29th June 2020

    More than 1 million women now in STEM roles

    Industry celebrated International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June with the news that more than one million women now work in STEM roles in the UK, but more work is needed to increase diversity.
  • 24th June 2020

    Manufacturers face uphill struggle with remote working

    Engineering and manufacturing companies are among the least prepared for dealing with remote and flexible working during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.
  • 22nd June 2020

    Machinery auction platform among region’s ‘most exciting companies’

    An online platform helping manufacturers to auction spare parts has been recognised as one of Insider Media’s ‘Most Exciting Companies' in the North West for 2020.
  • 17th June 2020

    UK manufacturing output shows early signs of recovery

    Manufacturing output may have increased in May from record lows in April as production began to build back up again for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak, according to new figures.

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