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  • 18th September 2020

    £300m for productivity-boosting manufacturing projects

    Businesses with creative ideas to boost the UK’s manufacturing capabilities through the use of cutting-edge technology can access funding through the Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge. More Man...
  • 18th September 2020

    Manufacturers urged to take advantage of apprenticeship bonus

    Companies are being urged to act quickly to take advantage of new government payments for hiring apprentices, which run until January 2021.
  • 16th September 2020

    Export a ‘golden opportunity’ for food and drink firms

    Despite business confidence falling to record lows across the sector, untapped export markets remain a huge opportunity for food and drink firms, according to a new report.
  • 14th September 2020

    Universities team up for Greater Manchester AI Foundry

    Four North West universities have joined forces to deliver a new initiative that will see specialist researchers work with SMEs to advance their business with Artificial Intelligence.
  • 11th September 2020

    Half of firms haven’t acted on supply chain resilience

    A survey of over 1,200 companies has revealed that only 48 per cent have taken measures to avoid disruptions to their manufacturing supply chain over the last ten years.
  • 9th September 2020

    Manufacturing bounce back continues apace

    Manufacturing production in the UK expanded at the fastest rate for over six years during August, with companies reporting a rush of new orders as clients continue to re-open.
  • 9th September 2020

    5G boost for North West manufacturing

    The forthcoming Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Lancashire will feature a ‘5G-Factory of the Future’ testbed, backed by almost £10 million in public and private investment.
  • 26th August 2020

    Manchester to host UK Productivity Institute

    A new institute in Manchester has been received £32 million from government to boost ground-breaking research on how to solve the UK’s ongoing ‘productivity puzzle’.
  • 24th August 2020

    74% of businesses more likely to buy British post-pandemic

    A new poll has revealed that COVID-19 is reshaping the buying behaviour of British businesses, with four in ten believing the pandemic will result in a brighter future for British manufacturing.
  • 14th August 2020

    Are you Made for Manufacturing? Focused on Growing Your Business, Growing Your Profits?

    Manufacturers in Greater Manchester can apply now for a high-calibre programme that will enable them to improve quality of service and product, ensure better lead times, and reduce overall costs.

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