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  • 15th April 2021

    Firms under growing pressure to protect against forced labour

    Pressure is growing on companies to map and remove elements of their supply chain that may be implicated in human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region of China, as well as closer to home.
  • 13th April 2021

    Warnings of ‘infection rebound’ if workplaces relax rules

    Employers are being warned that they risk new COVID-19 outbreaks if they let their guard down amid the ongoing vaccination programme, following widespread evidence of existing safety failures.
  • 12th April 2021

    Last chance to sign up for Hub’s FINAL Made for Manufacturing programme in 2021

    Manufacturers in Greater Manchester have one last chance to benefit from a popular programme to help increase their productivity and get on the path to growth.
  • 9th April 2021

    Local initiative to boost women in engineering

    The University of Salford has launched a new mentoring scheme to connect female engineering students with industry professionals as part of a bid to bridge the gender divide in the sector.
  • 8th April 2021

    Manufacturing growth hits decade high

    UK manufacturing reached its highest monthly growth levels in a decade during March as the economy continues to recover, although significant supply chain disruptions remain across the sector.
  • 2nd April 2021

    Suez blockage to cause ongoing problems despite traffic resuming

    A logistics expert from the University of Salford expects lengthy impacts to the supply of key goods as a result of the Suez canal blockage, despite the Ever Given container ship being freed on 29...
  • 1st April 2021

    12-week webinar series on smart manufacturing launched

    The Knowledge Transfer Network is running a series of events on various topics from 14 April to 29 June, focused on helping manufacturers and digital tech companies make manufacturing smarter.
  • 1st April 2021

    Fully-funded data and tech training up for grabs

    Universities from across the North West and Industry 4.0 training and consultancy provider IN4.0 Group are offering 30 Greater Manchester SMEs free training in data science and AI technology.
  • 25th March 2021

    Manufacturers share learning at Made Smarter Conference

    More than 300 delegates attended the Made Smarter: Journey to Digital Manufacturing conference in March, where businesses heard from Hub experts about how to achieve manufacturing excellence.
  • 19th March 2021

    Companies urged to engage with young people on industrial careers

    With the pandemic negatively affecting employment prospects for young people, experts are calling for more early careers engagement from industry to help tackle the growing engineering skills gap.

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