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  • 11th August 2020

    Manufacturing output grows to 32-month high

    UK manufacturing continued on its road to recovery in July with month-on-month output expanding at its fastest level for nearly three years, showing signs of growing confidence in the sector.
  • 7th August 2020

    Manufacturers face ‘pivotal moment’ on flexible hours

    New research has found that manufacturers are among those gaining the most from changing work patterns during COVID-19 and should seize the moment to do more.
  • 5th August 2020

    Aerospace sector gets £400m for green recovery

    The government has announced a £200 million investment, matched by industry, for research and technology to help the aerospace sector recover from COVID-19 and look to the future
  • 3rd August 2020

    Small Business Commissioner highlights late payment support

    The independent Small Business Commissioner is offering vital free support to help small businesses suffering from late payments, which have increased significantly during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • 28th July 2020

    Apprentices at Siemens played ‘major role’ in ventilator challenge

    Siemens has revealed that apprentices and young engineers in Manchester and Congleton played a vital role in helping to achieve VentilatorChallengeUK’s goal of producing 13,500 units in 12 weeks. 
  • 27th July 2020

    Funding available for digitalising supply chains

    Manufacturers and tech businesses can apply for funding to develop innovative digital technologies that help to redesign, re-engineer or improve the efficiency of manufacturing supply chains.  
  • 21st July 2020

    ‘Factory of the future’ opens in Lancashire

    Aerospace giant BAE Systems has opened a first-of-its-kind, digitally connected Industry 4.0 factory in Lancashire for the production of future military aircraft.
  • 20th July 2020

    Experts outline three key themes for resilient manufacturing

    Digitalisation, diversification and ‘right-shoring’ were identified as the key building blocks for future resilience during an All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) panel debate in July.
  • 16th July 2020

    Salford Robotics Centre ‘integral to economic recovery’

    A new Robotics Innovation Centre at the University of Salford will become a hub for robotics and automation specialists to support SMEs with innovative solutions as they recover from COVID-19.
  • 14th July 2020

    Ventilator challenge takes a breather

    VentilatorChallengeUK, a consortium of manufacturers established to scale up the production of ventilators for the NHS, is winding down after delivering nearly 13,500 ventilator units.

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