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  • 23rd May 2022

    New scheme launched for collaborative energy innovations

    A £450 million programme to promote innovation in energy networks is seeking novel proposals from businesses that could help to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions.
  • 20th May 2022

    Manufacturers making ‘huge leaps’ towards net zero

    Despite the challenges of the pandemic and ongoing inflationary pressures, new research suggests manufacturers are making clear headway towards net zero emissions and a greener economy.
  • 18th May 2022

    Manufacturing highlights from the 2022 Queen’s Speech

    The government’s legislative programme for the next year will focus on areas such as energy, adult education, cybersecurity and making it easier for SMEs to bid for public sector contracts.
  • 16th May 2022

    Made in the North West Awards: 2022 Winners

    This year’s Made in the North West Awards featured an abundance of businesses supported by the Hub’s Manufacturing Service, including an exemplar from our Made for Manufacturing programme.
  • 11th May 2022

    ‘Resistance to change’ the top challenge for smart manufacturing

    The use of technology and data for smarter manufacturing is advancing slowly in most companies, with resistance to change seen as a top challenge holding back progress, according to a new survey.
  • 9th May 2022

    Government boosts relief for high energy users

    The government has strengthened its financial support for large manufacturers struggling with energy costs, such as steel and paper mills, amid ongoing calls to support smaller manufacturers.
  • 3rd May 2022

    Investments in training and apprenticeships back on track

    Manufacturers are reaffirming their commitments to apprenticeships following the pandemic, with ‘growing your own’ promoted as the best long-term solution to the looming ‘skills drain’.
  • 28th April 2022

    Manufacturing highlights from the Energy Security Strategy

    The government’s recent Energy Security Strategy sets out plans to accelerate home-grown energy sources, but experts agree energy efficiency should be at the top of the agenda for manufacturers.
  • 24th April 2022

    Nearly 1 in 3 managers rely purely on ‘gut-feel’ for making decisions

    Most manufacturers in the UK claim to be ‘data-informed’, but in reality many still rely on old processes and often fail to back up decisions using data, new research shows.
  • 21st April 2022

    Applications open for North West engineer talent programme

    The Royal Academy of Engineering is looking for mid-late career engineers and individuals from vocational backgrounds with innovative business ideas, with £20,000 in funding up for grabs.

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