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  • 24th May 2019

    New UK charter attempts to alleviate steel crisis

    Amidst the backdrop of British Steel’s insolvency, trade association UK Steel has launched a new charter to maximise the amount of UK-produced steel used in construction and infrastructure projects.
  • 23rd May 2019

    North West engineers make aviation history

    Researchers at the University of Manchester have worked with engineers from BAE Systems to successfully trial ‘flap-free’ wing technology which could revolutionise aircraft design.
  • 21st May 2019

    Made in the North West Awards: 2019 Winners

    The region’s manufacturing sector was celebrated at Insider’s Made in the North West Awards on 9 May, hailing successes in an array of activities from valve manufacturing to baby milk formula.
  • 16th May 2019

    Liverpool firm to double output with smart tech

    Abbey Group, an engineering company in the steel manufacturing sector, has become one of the first companies to benefit from the Made Smarter North West programme.
  • 14th May 2019

    Brexit delay breaks ‘false boom’ but not positivity

    The Brexit extension to October has eased the pressure on manufacturers to stockpile goods, bursting a recent mini-bubble of output growth. But UK firms remain optimistic, according to the latest PMI Index.
  • 7th May 2019

    Want a EUREKA! moment? Head to Manchester this May

    Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse will host the UK’s largest R&D and innovation event of 2019 on 14-16 May, with over 1,700 people from 55 countries expected to attend.
  • 3rd May 2019

    Royal reward for North West manufacturers

    More than 200 businesses nationwide have been recognised with prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, including 11 manufacturers in the North West.
  • 3rd May 2019

    Manchester Graduate Talent programme open for business

    The University of Manchester’s Graduate Talent 2019 programme offers free support for businesses looking to recruit graduates this summer, with a strong pool of engineering talent looking for work.
  • 29th April 2019

    Finding it hard to leave the factory? You’re not alone

    New research shows that more than nine in ten manufacturing business owners are worried about their work-life balance - more than in any other industry.
  • 26th April 2019

    Brexit vs. Industry 4.0 - can one challenge alleviate the other?

    Brexit and the fourth industrial revolution are the two most critical challenges facing UK manufacturing today, but - perhaps surprisingly - the latter is on manufacturers’ minds most, research shows.

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