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  • 10th September 2018

    Manufacturing pay beats the wider economy

    New figures show that the average salary in UK manufacturing is now £32,500 - higher than the average across the economy as a whole and significantly more than the services sector.Jobs in manufactu...
  • 10th September 2018

    Diversity can help engineering industry thrive, says local firm

    Lytham-based technology solutions firm, Intersys Micronics, believes that attracting people from a wide range of backgrounds can help engineering firms to tackle different challenges.Intersys is sp...
  • 10th September 2018

    Manufacturers are the most polarised on Brexit

    A survey of 900 SME business owners shows that nearly half have started planning for Brexit, but the manufacturing sector is the most split on whether they think they will benefit from Brexit or no...
  • 10th September 2018

    Manufacturing innovators reach Venturefest North West finals

    A Bolton air purification firm, a Wigan rescue equipment manufacturer and a Middleton producer of recycling machinery are among the finalists of the Venturefest Innovation Showcase competition. No...
  • 30th August 2018

    Manufacturers worried about global tensions amid new Export Strategy

    The government has published a new Export Strategy to support businesses post-Brexit, with research showing that confidence amongst exporters has been dented by international tensions.
  • 28th August 2018

    Government unveils billion-pound innovation programme

    The Chancellor has announced £960 million of funding for innovation hubs across the country to support the development of cutting-edge technologies and smart factories.
  • 28th August 2018

    Small business awards open to all

    The Federation of Small Business (FSB) has begun its UK-wide search for the best small firms in the UK for 2019 - and you do not need to be a member to enter.
  • 28th August 2018

    ‘No-touch’ supply chain planning is the future, say experts

    Experts at McKinsey & Company predict that manual inventory and demand planning will be a thing of the past as companies replace outdated processes with automated digital systems.
  • 28th August 2018

    Funding available to crack your productivity puzzle

    Innovate UK is making up to £3 million available to help businesses with productivity challenges that are holding back growth.
  • 21st August 2018

    Figures show booming exports across the economy

    UK exports have maintained record levels in the first half of 2018, with goods manufacturers enjoying particularly buoyant trade growth - reaching £343 billion in the year to June.

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