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  • 11th August 2022

    GM development zone to become hub for advanced manufacturing

    Greater Manchester leaders have approved plans for the Atom Valley, a new development zone that will comprise thousands of low carbon homes and employment space for advanced manufacturing.
  • 9th August 2022

    Concerns rising about increasing regulatory costs for chemicals

    Research seen by the Financial Times suggests the total cost to industry of registering chemicals on the new UK REACH database, which replaces EU regulation, could be around £2 billion.
  • 4th August 2022

    2 in 5 SME manufacturers plan to adopt new tech

    Made Smarter asked over 200 SMEs in the North West about how the last two years have affected their approach to adopting new technology, with productivity and efficiency highest on the priority list.
  • 2nd August 2022

    18 critical minerals identified as supply chain priorities

    The government has published the UK’s first ever Critical Minerals Strategy in response to concerns about the resilience of supply chains for key materials such as graphite, lithium and silicon.
  • 26th July 2022

    Manufacturing SMEs behind North West re-bound

    New research shows that the number of ‘severely distressed’ SMEs in the North West decreased in Q4 2021 despite increasing in the UK as a whole, partly due to growth prospects in manufacturing.
  • 22nd July 2022

    8 in 10 manufacturers say ‘decarbonisation’ now a priority

    The vast majority of manufacturers are planning to take action to cut their carbon emissions this year, driven primarily by rising energy costs and the desire to ‘do the right thing’.
  • 20th July 2022

    Advice on protecting workers from future heatwaves

    Experts and unions have shared their recommendations for ensuring worker safety during soaring temperatures, which are expected to occur more frequently due to global heating.
  • 18th July 2022

    Automation and robotics ‘most important skills’ in next decade

    Skills in automation, robotics and mechatronics are expected to be the most important to manufacturing engineers over the next decade, with lean and resource efficiency also high up the list.
  • 13th July 2022

    Digital accelerator boost for 30 Greater Manchester SMEs

    An industry and academic partnership has supported 30 local businesses and manufacturers to innovate and grow through an innovative three-month industrial digital accelerator scheme.
  • 12th July 2022

    UK launches free trade negotiations with Gulf

    The UK has begun trade negotiations with six Gulf nations in the hope of opening up opportunities for the manufacturing sector, including food and drink and the renewable energy supply chain.

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