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  • 11th December 2019

    Engineering a trusted profession, but firms at risk from skills shortage

    Engineers are officially Britain’s fifth most trusted profession, but 1 in 2 engineering firms say a skills shortage is a threat to their business and 8 in 10 think they need to engage more with young people.
  • 9th December 2019

    Experts publish currency guidance for manufacturers

    Uncertainties around Brexit, the US-China trade war and other market fluctuations are making it difficult for manufacturers to set prices with overseas partners, but three key steps can aid planning.
  • 5th December 2019

    Companies want to buy more British goods

    A poll of purchasing and procurement decision makers has found that businesses are more willing to buy British manufactured goods than consumers, but often struggle to identify British products.
  • 3rd December 2019

    Liverpool’s Sensor City launches guide to IoT

    Sensor City, a global hub for the development of sensor technology, has launched a new guide offering manufacturers practical advice on how to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
  • 28th November 2019

    Business giants team up to boost supply chain productivity

    A group of 23 major companies including BAE Systems, GSK, Rolls-Royce and Siemens have joined a campaign to help their suppliers and other SMEs to boost their competitiveness.
  • 26th November 2019

    Cyber security voted the number one issue for 2020

    According to a new survey, cyber security is the main technology priority for manufacturers next year, far ahead of more talked-about tech like Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) or AI.
  • 21st November 2019

    Firms advised to benchmark productivity

    A government review into business productivity has urged firms to benchmark their performance against competitors using a new online tool from Be the Business.
  • 19th November 2019

    Industry welcomes British Steel rescue

    Chinese firm Jingye has stepped in to save troubled British Steel in a deal that represents a significant boost to a range of manufacturing sectors.
  • 13th November 2019

    Online engineering images reflect “outdated and narrow stereotypes”

    Industry bodies and consumer brands have joined forces to change the ‘face’ of engineering, after an AI programme revealed that most images of engineers online are of white men in hard hats.
  • 11th November 2019

    Funding boost for Manufacturing Technology Centre

    Liverpool City Region is set to approve a £15 million grant for the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), allowing it to expand in the region and develop a ‘Digital Manufacturing Accelerator’.

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