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  • 27th November 2020

    Annual Investment Allowance tax break extended

    The government has extended a £1 million tax break for an extra year to help stimulate capital investment in UK manufacturing plant and machinery.
  • 20th November 2020

    New consulate to boost Ireland-North West trade

    The mayors of Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region have met with Irish ministers to strengthen trade links with Ireland in areas such as manufacturing and innovation.
  • 18th November 2020

    SME manufacturers to upskill workers in AM

    Manchester Metropolitan University’s 3D additive and digital manufacturing hub, PrintCity, will support a cohort of SMEs in an innovative new programme to upskill workforces in additive manufacturing.
  • 18th November 2020

    Made in the North West Awards: 2020 Winners

    Manufacturers from across Greater Manchester have been recognised in Insider Media’s 2020 Made in the North West Awards, including several who have received GC Business Growth Hub support.
  • 16th November 2020

    New EU Transition guidance and webinars for manufacturers

    The government has produced new guidance on preparing for the end of the EU transition period for a range of manufacturing sectors, and firms can also access new international trade workshops.
  • 13th November 2020

    Industry groups welcome furlough extension

    The government’s decision to extend the Job Retention Scheme until 31 March 2021 has been welcomed by industry leaders as a necessary safeguard to protect jobs over the winter.
  • 11th November 2020

    Manufacturing upturn continues, but at slower rate

    The manufacturing sector’s recovery continued through October, albeit at a lower rate of growth than September, according to a survey that took place before the announcement of a second lockdown.
  • 9th November 2020

    Kick off 2021 with Made for Manufacturing

    Manufacturers in Greater Manchester are being invited to kickstart their 2021 by accessing a fully-funded online programme that aims to enhance manufacturing excellence and enable growth
  • 9th November 2020

    Manufacturers benefitting from new tech during pandemic

    New research has found that more than 9 in 10 manufacturers have benefitted from adopting digital technology during the current crisis, with a quarter saying it has boosted their productivity.
  • 30th October 2020

    Japan ‘an enormous growth opportunity’ for North West

    Following the announcement of a new free trade deal between the UK and Japan, experts have revealed that Japan is a strong export destination for North West firms, particularly in manufacturing.

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