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  • 1st July 2022

    International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2022 round-up

    Women in engineering roles across the region and beyond marked INWED on 23 June 2022 by sharing their views on gender diversity and what firms can do to encourage women into the sector.
  • 30th June 2022

    National Manufacturing Day open days near you

    Manufacturing facilities across the country are opening their doors to visitors on 7 July 2022 to celebrate the UK’s first National Manufacturing Day.
  • 24th June 2022

    62% manufacturers unaware of pollution prevention obligations

    New research has revealed a worrying lack of awareness of pollution prevention requirements for specific manufacturing processes, which may be putting businesses at risk of unlimited penalties.
  • 21st June 2022

    Lancashire manufacturers win Red Rose Awards

    A number of SME manufacturers, including several supported by our Manufacturing Growth Fund, were recognised with awards at Lancashire’s 2022 Red Rose Awards in June.
  • 17th June 2022

    New cross-border support for forging and forming manufacturers

    The metal forging and forming community will be able to access cutting-edge equipment and expertise thanks to a new partnership at Manchester’s Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials.
  • 15th June 2022

    North West to play major part in burgeoning UK space sector

    The North West has become a strategic part of the UK’s multi-billion pound space sector following the launch of a new North West Space Cluster, which aims to tap into the region’s engineering exper...
  • 13th June 2022

    £20m fund announced to boost region’s life sciences sector

    A new initiative to support SMEs and early-stage entrepreneurs in the life sciences industry has launched in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington.
  • 7th June 2022

    Siemens to showcase digital transformation at Transform 2022

    Siemens is hosting a free two-day conference and exhibition in Manchester on 12-13 July 2022 where leaders and technology experts will demonstrate how to improve productivity and sustainability.
  • 31st May 2022

    Firms facing increased costs from Plastic Packaging Tax

    Six out of 10 companies that use plastic packaging have seen their packaging costs increase since the introduction of the Plastic Packaging Tax on 1 April 2022, according to new research.
  • 27th May 2022

    National data innovation hub to accelerate digital tech

    Nearly 10,000 SME manufacturers across the UK are expected to benefit from a new £50 million data innovation hub and testbed that has been announced by government.

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