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  • 22nd August 2019

    Productivity and new tech top company wish lists

    A global survey of 2,500 businesses reveals that productivity gains and adopting new technologies are seen as the biggest sources of opportunity over the next two years.
  • 20th August 2019

    North West well represented in The Manufacturer MX Awards

    A host of companies across the North West have been named finalists in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019, with the winners to be announced in Liverpool in November.
  • 15th August 2019

    Northern manufacturers predict rising overseas demand

    More than half of large manufacturers in the North say demand is growing from overseas buyers despite ongoing concerns about Brexit, according to a new survey.
  • 13th August 2019

    Warehousing space at a premium ahead of Brexit

    The UK Warehousing Association says the sector is running at close to full capacity ahead of the October Brexit deadline, fuelling fears over warehousing space in the event of a no-deal outcome.
  • 9th August 2019

    Manufacturing production downturn continues

    UK manufacturing experienced its third successive month of contraction in July, with production and new orders shrinking - yet companies maintain a positive outlook.
  • 7th August 2019

    Industry welcomes new PM and cabinet

    With Boris Johnson appointed new PM and new cabinet ministers in place, industry groups have called on government to protect the “great national success story” of British manufacturing.
  • 5th August 2019

    Manufacturers want apprenticeship overhaul, but help is at hand

    Research shows just 5 per cent of manufacturers are happy with the current apprenticeship system, but a new matchmaking portal has been launched in Greater Manchester to alleviate problems for SMEs.
  • 1st August 2019

    £4m up for grabs to boost measurement in manufacturing

    Manufacturers can apply for a new £4 million funding pot to solve their analysis and measurement problems with help from experts and cutting-edge facilities.
  • 30th July 2019

    Digital tech competition for advanced manufacturing opens

    Manufacturers wanting to adopt the latest digital technologies will be able to bid for a new £30 million R&D competition as part of the government’s Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge.
  • 25th July 2019

    Made Smarter and Lancaster University Management School Launch Trailblazing Leadership Programme

    North West business leaders are the first in the country to embark on a trailblazing leadership programme designed to equip them with the vision and the skills to pursue smarter manufacturing.

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