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  • 1st April 2020

    Flash surveys reveal rapid u-turn in manufacturer confidence

    Food and chemicals producers recorded new output growth in March, but the rest of the manufacturing sector has been hit hard by falling demand and delayed deliveries.
  • 20th March 2020

    Coronavirus - Financial Statement

    The Prime Minister and Chancellor's statements on 20 March announces the closure of food and leisure venues, and introduces the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
  • 17th March 2020

    We Do Things Digitally Here

    Industry leaders and businesses from around the region, connect, innovate and collaborate at Manchester’s first ever Digital City Festival.
  • 24th February 2020

    Industry reacts to cabinet reshuffle

    Two months after his general election victory and with EU Exit confirmed, Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle saw Alok Sharma appointed as new Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary.
  • 19th February 2020

    Government launches new online tools for exporters

    The Department for International Trade has launched two digital tools for firms exporting goods in and out of the UK as part of efforts to make it easier for businesses to trade internationally.
  • 11th February 2020

    North West manufacturers offered free access to industry experts to design and develop digital strategy

    Made Smarter running an intimate, interactive clinic for SME makers at Macdonald Manchester Hotel on February 25.
  • 4th February 2020

    Apprentices are key to growth plans for Greater Manchester’s manufacturing sector

    Apprentices are a key part of the growth plans for Greater Manchester’s manufacturing sector businesses, according to a new survey and white paper released during National Apprenticeship Week (February 3rd-7th).
  • 23rd January 2020

    Regional manufacturing ‘performance gap’ widening

    Despite remaining above the UK average for both output and orders, manufacturing in the North West fell further behind London and the South East during 2019.
  • 13th January 2020

    £5,000 Innovation Vouchers

    Get the funding you need to access expert support to help your business innovate, develop and grow.
  • 13th January 2020

    Key points from the new government manifesto

    With Prime Minister Boris Johnson securing a comfortable majority in the General Election and Brexit very likely to go ahead on 31 January, policymakers will turn to new priorities in 2020.

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