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  • 14th January 2020

    Made Smarter - 12 months on

    Manufacturing SMEs in Greater Manchester invest almost £1M to adopt new technologies supported by £300k of funding in the first year of Made Smarter.
  • 13th January 2020

    Key points from the new government manifesto

    With Prime Minister Boris Johnson securing a comfortable majority in the General Election and Brexit very likely to go ahead on 31 January, policymakers will turn to new priorities in 2020.
  • 9th January 2020

    Green light for Lancashire advanced manufacturing facility

    A new £20 million state-of-the-art manufacturing research facility has been given the go ahead in Lancashire to enhance the region’s manufacturing base and work with local supply chains.
  • 6th January 2020

    Made Smarter leadership programme readies for next intake

    The second cohort of the Made Smarter Leadership Programme, designed for business leaders looking to adopt new digital technologies, will start at the end of January 2020.
  • 6th January 2020

    Innovators showcase graphene-enhanced products

    A two-day event at the University of Manchester in December showcased the practical applications of 2D ‘wonder material’ graphene on products ranging from running shoes to printed electronics.
  • 23rd December 2019

    Most firms expect to gain from changing global trade

    A survey of 1,000 UK firms has revealed which disruptive technologies businesses are most excited about and how companies are responding to rising protectionism in key trading markets.
  • 19th December 2019

    Cost-focused procurement is blocking innovation

    Six in ten companies say their suppliers are important for driving innovation but basing supplier relationships on price alone is holding back progress according to a new survey.
  • 17th December 2019

    Manufacturers lead UK on automation

    More than 9 out of 10 UK manufacturers automated a key process in the last year, but uptake in the North West is lagging behind other regions.
  • 11th December 2019

    Engineering a trusted profession, but firms at risk from skills shortage

    Engineers are officially Britain’s fifth most trusted profession, but 1 in 2 engineering firms say a skills shortage is a threat to their business and 8 in 10 think they need to engage more with young people.
  • 9th December 2019

    Experts publish currency guidance for manufacturers

    Uncertainties around Brexit, the US-China trade war and other market fluctuations are making it difficult for manufacturers to set prices with overseas partners, but three key steps can aid planning.

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