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  • 26th February 2020

    Coronavirus begins to take toll on supply chains

    Major manufacturers including JCB, GSK and several leading carmakers have revealed that they have been affected by factory closures in China due to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • 24th February 2020

    Industry reacts to cabinet reshuffle

    Two months after his general election victory and with EU Exit confirmed, Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle saw Alok Sharma appointed as new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary.
  • 21st February 2020

    Manufacturing experts set out solutions to workforce ‘crisis’

    With around 80% of manufacturers struggling to recruit the talent they need, a new report from the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult explores good practice from across the globe.
  • 19th February 2020

    Government launches new online tools for exporters

    The Department for International Trade has launched two digital tools for firms exporting goods in and out of the UK as part of efforts to make it easier for businesses to trade internationally.
  • 17th February 2020

    Food & Drink experiencing “staggering” growth

    The UK food and drink sector is bucking the trend of recent years according to a new report, thanks in part to a boom in exports over the last two years.
  • 14th February 2020

    Engineering gender pay gap less than feared, but action still needed

    New research has found that the gender pay gap in engineering is less than the UK average, but progress to address the lack of women going into the profession remains slow despite the benefits.
  • 12th February 2020

    Manufacturing sector shows signs of post EU Exit stabilisation

    Manufacturers are showing signs of renewed optimism heading into 2020 after months of political uncertainty, with the latest surveys suggesting the sector is stabilising.
  • 11th February 2020

    North West manufacturers offered free access to industry experts to design and develop digital strategy

    Made Smarter running an intimate, interactive clinic for SME makers at Macdonald Manchester Hotel on February 25.
  • 4th February 2020

    Apprentices are key to growth plans for Greater Manchester’s manufacturing sector

    Apprentices are a key part of the growth plans for Greater Manchester’s manufacturing sector businesses, according to a new survey and white paper released during National Apprenticeship Week (February 3rd-7th).
  • 3rd February 2020

    Made Smarter celebrates one anniversary

    Almost 800 North West manufacturers have approached the landmark Made Smarter programme for support with digitalisation since it launched a year ago.

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