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5th June 2020
‘Huge’ vote of public confidence in UK manufacturingA national survey has revealed that three quarters of people now believe more strongly in the importance of UK manufacturing as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
2nd June 2020
‘Considerable boost’ for robotics expected after COVID-19Research from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) suggests that the Coronavirus crisis will accelerate the adoption of robotics and automation, resulting in a net-increase in jobs.
29th May 2020
Local manufacturing leaders give their COVID-19 recovery tipsA selection of Greater Manchester manufacturers gave their advice on how to resume production safely as part of a GC Business Growth Hub webinar on business recovery in May.
26th May 2020
Growing number of manufacturers expect longer road to recoveryThe number of manufacturers believing it will take more than a year for them to return to normal trading doubled in less than two weeks during May, according to research by Make UK.
14th May 2020
Government publishes new guidance for factoriesThe government has published new guidance specifically designed to help factories, plants and warehouses operate as safely as possible to protect against COVID-19.
13th May 2020
Surveys highlight manufacturer concernsNearly 9 in 10 manufacturers are still operating in some form through the pandemic, but a similar number predict a ‘drastic’ decline in production over the coming months, according to new polls.
11th May 2020
Index confirms expected drop in UK manufacturingApril’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for UK manufacturing shows the sector has contracted at the fastest rate in 28 years, but overall positivity about the future remains.
6th May 2020
Coronavirus will ‘push accelerator pedal’ on Industry 4.0The COVID-19 pandemic is fast-tracking the digital transformation of industry, according to an Industry 4.0 expert at Manchester Metropolitan University.
4th May 2020
Global manufacturing to recover by early 2021New research predicts that the hardest-hit manufacturing sectors will also be the first to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, and supply chain resilience will hold the key.
1st May 2020
15 North West manufacturers win Queen’s AwardsRegional winners of the 2020 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise include some of GC Business Growth Hub’s biggest manufacturing success stories, from plastic packaging to long-life doughnuts.
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