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  • 13th November 2018

    Great snaps: manufacturers featured in national photo competition

    Six manufacturers from across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside feature in the shortlist for the 2018 EEF Photography Competition.
  • 12th November 2018

    Innovation loans boost for manufacturers

    Winners of recent innovation loans from Innovate UK include Lancashire-based software company Valuechain, which is embedding artificial intelligence into additive manufacturing control software.
  • 7th November 2018

    Rail giant shortlists St Helens for new factory

    Spanish high-speed train manufacturer Talgo has chosen Newton-le-Willows as one of six possible locations for its UK manufacturing operations, with up to a thousand jobs up for grabs.
  • 6th November 2018

    Greater Manchester working on Local Industrial Strategy

    Greater Manchester is consulting on plans for a Local Industrial Strategy for the city region, with a public survey open until 25 November.
  • 1st November 2018

    Manufacturing highlights from Budget 2018

    The final Budget Statement before Brexit announced additional funding for R&D, a new tax on plastic packaging and more support for apprenticeship training.
  • 25th October 2018

    R&D tax credit claims on the rise

    New government data shows that more and more SMEs are making use of tax relief for R&D, with more than 8,000 claims made by manufacturers in 2016-17.
  • 19th October 2018

    Materials Innovation Factory opens in Liverpool

    An £81 million facility dedicated to developing advanced materials has officially opened in Liverpool, boasting one of the highest concentrations of materials science and automation robotics in the world.
  • 17th October 2018

    Paper straw manufacturer ‘making a change’

    In the wake of the global plastic pollution crisis, a Manchester manufacturer has become the first factory to make paper straws in the UK for decades.
  • 12th October 2018

    Greater Manchester leading the way on lightweight manufacturing

    As the home of graphene, the centre of Europe’s largest aerospace cluster and over 300 automotive sector firms, Greater Manchester is becoming recognised as a global hub for lightweight materials.
  • 8th October 2018

    University spin-out raises £1.3m for new factory

    A manufacturer of sustainable table tops, tiles and other surfaces originating from research at the University of Central Lancashire has plans for a new factory to transform its production capacity.

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