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  • 21st September 2021

    Made Smarter publishes guide to attracting young customers

    With Millennials and Generation Z now making up over half the global workforce, manufacturers have a clear opportunity to grow their customer base through digital technologies, says Made Smarter.
  • 20th September 2021

    40% of manufacturers still operating without sustainability policy

    A new survey has revealed that the a significant portion of manufacturers are yet to put an underlying policy document in place for sustainability, but most are planning to do so in the next 12 mon...
  • 14th September 2021

    Half of manufacturers increase spending on wellbeing

    COVID-19 has led to more investment in health and wellbeing support by manufacturing companies despite the pandemic’s impact on budgets, according to research by Make UK.
  • 14th September 2021

    £105m advanced materials hub opens in Manchester

    The new Henry Royce Institute Hub building at the University of Manchester will act as the UK’s ‘meeting place’ for the advanced materials community, with facilities open to SMEs and wider industry.
  • 1st September 2021

    Manufacturers urged to follow tailored steps to cut emissions

    The government has published an open letter calling on UK manufacturers of all sizes to commit to achieving net zero emissions and follow a series steps to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • 30th August 2021

    Project to combat modern slavery launches in Greater Manchester

    With research showing that modern slavery risk in supply chains has worsened during the pandemic, Greater Manchester has launched a new initiative to tackle the issue within the city region.
  • 27th August 2021

    96% of SME manufacturers struggling with price changes

    A new report has revealed that price changes driven by supply shortages, rising transport costs and reduced market capacity are currently affecting almost every SME manufacturer in the UK.
  • 26th August 2021

    Deadline for CE mark phase-out extended

    The government has announced a 12 month extension to UK recognition of CE marking on products, giving manufacturers until 1 January 2023 to transition to the new post-EU UKCA mark.
  • 24th August 2021

    Quarterly SME manufacturing output hits new record

    Output from SME manufacturers grew at the fastest pace on record in the three months to July 2021 according to a CBI survey, reflecting increasing confidence despite major struggles.
  • 23rd August 2021

    60 digital manufacturing leaders created through Made Smarter

    Managers and directors from SME manufacturers across the North West are gaining the skills to pursue digital manufacturing through Made Smarter’s innovative Leadership Programme. 

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