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  • 12th September 2019

    Support ramps up for firms exporting to Europe

    The Chancellor has announced new Brexit plans to help businesses who trade with Europe, with experts saying manufacturers are less prepared now than before the original March deadline.
  • 11th September 2019

    Inefficient procurement costing firms £2m a year

    New research reveals that two thirds of UK businesses are still reliant on manual and paper-based procurement processes, with the lack of digitalisation wasting nearly £2 million year on average.
  • 5th September 2019

    ‘Earn while you learn’ the biggest pull for apprentices

    More than nine in ten apprentices feel their experience of learning in live manufacturing situations has helped to accelerate their career and believe it is better than going to university.
  • 3rd September 2019

    What will the top manufacturing careers be in 2040?

    Futurists and technologists at BAE Systems have predicted that the top job roles likely to exist by the year 2040 include titles like Auto-Advisor, AI Ethicist and Systems Farmer.
  • 29th August 2019

    Manufacturing workers struggling to upskill

    New research has revealed that manufacturing workers are missing out on crucial opportunities to upskill for the future - with one in three not learning any new skills over the last year.
  • 27th August 2019

    11 manufacturers line up for Made Smarter support

    The latest group of manufacturers to benefit from the North West Made Smarter programme could single-handedly deliver a £13 million boost to the economy by adopting the latest digital technologies.
  • 22nd August 2019

    Productivity and new tech top company wish lists

    A global survey of 2,500 businesses reveals that productivity gains and adopting new technologies are seen as the biggest sources of opportunity over the next two years.
  • 20th August 2019

    North West well represented in The Manufacturer MX Awards

    A host of companies across the North West have been named finalists in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019, with the winners to be announced in Liverpool in November.
  • 15th August 2019

    Northern manufacturers predict rising overseas demand

    More than half of large manufacturers in the North say demand is growing from overseas buyers despite ongoing concerns about Brexit, according to a new survey.
  • 13th August 2019

    Warehousing space at a premium ahead of Brexit

    The UK Warehousing Association says the sector is running at close to full capacity ahead of the October Brexit deadline, fuelling fears over warehousing space in the event of a no-deal outcome.

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