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  • 25th March 2023

    National Cyber Security Centre launches new tools for small businesses

    Cyber security experts at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have launched two flagship new services designed to help millions of small UK businesses find and fix cyber security issues.
  • 23rd March 2023

    Engineering degrees 5th most popular subject

    New figures on engineering in higher education reveal that more and more young people are pursuing a career in the field via university as the skills crisis worsens, although diversity remains a pr...
  • 22nd March 2023

    Funding win for Greater Manchester innovation projects

    Greater Manchester has won a share of a £100 million government programme to launch a series of innovation projects ranging from AI technology and industrial digitalisation to sustainable materials.
  • 20th March 2023

    Manufacturing highlights from Spring Budget 2023

    The Spring Budget introduced a ‘full expensing’ scheme for capital allowances, changes in R&D tax relief and local boosts for Greater Manchester, but planned cuts to energy bill relief went unc...
  • 17th March 2023

    ‘Greenshoring’ the key to sustainable manufacturing

    The growing urgency of shifting to a low carbon economy means more and more manufacturers are seeking to develop greener, localised supply chains, according to a national manufacturing initiative.
  • 15th March 2023

    Manufacturing PMI rises for first time in 7 months

    The UK manufacturing sector showed the first early signs of recovery in February as a downturn in output halted, improved supply chains boosted production and inflationary pressures eased slightly.
  • 13th March 2023

    New fast-track leadership programme for SME manufacturers

    Applications are now open for a new leadership training programme launched by manufacturing initiative Made Smarter, which aims to help SMEs accelerate their digital transformation.
  • 10th March 2023

    International Women’s Day manufacturing round-up

    Training programmes in Greater Manchester are helping women to launch careers in engineering, while major organisations have teamed up to establish a national Women in Manufacturing initiative.
  • 1st March 2023

    Greater Manchester launches waste textiles taskforce

    University experts, local authorities, fashion firms and textiles makers will look for solutions to textiles waste in Greater Manchester as part of a new taskforce established in the city region.
  • 27th February 2023

    Lean fundamentals workshop for makers and start-up manufacturers

    Makers and early stage manufacturers are invited to an expert-led one-day course in Manchester on 14 March to learn about how to implement lean thinking in their organisation.

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