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Manufacturing growth accelerates, but labour shortages loom

Manufacturing growth accelerated over the last three months, though skilled labour shortages have bitten hard, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey. The...

ConSpare helps power up Hinkley Point C with ‘nuclear concrete’

In a partnership with highly regarded concrete specialists, ConSpare have helped advise and supply equipment needed to produce some of the finest nuclear-grade concrete...

Rolls-Royce wins $450m order for Trent engines to power Dreamliners

Rolls-Royce has won an order from aircraft leasing company AerCap for Trent 1000 engines to power ten Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with an option...

Crooked scoops one of four golds at international event

Packaging used by the Crooked Beverage Co, distributed by Chesterfield-based Global Brands, has won the gold medal for Design & Packaging at the Drinks...

Electric Vehicle sector lures Indian firm to Midlands technology park

The surge in the electric vehicle sector has led to one of India’s leading metal-forming companies opening a new facility in the Midlands. Bharat Forge...

Loughborough University provides research on using nanotechnology safely in construction

New research from Loughborough University discusses how to use nanotechnology safely in construction and demolition. New building materials with impressive properties made possible by nanotechnologies...

Campaign launched today seeks to boost numbers entering engineering

A pioneering campaign to transform the way young people see engineering and boost numbers entering the profession is being launched today. Ministers from across government...

Workers at Stamford engineering company in ‘massive vote’ for strike action

The workers at Cummins Generator Technologies in Stamford have voted by an overwhelming 93 per cent for strike action over the failure of management...

New US jet engine test facility for Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce is to open a jet engine testbed in the US, two months after plans for a new facility in Derby were confirmed. The testbed...

Unite calls on government for ‘Brexit certainty’ amid falling car figures

Figures from the SMMT reveal new car registrations fell by 5.7 per cent in 2017 amid falling business and consumer confidence. Approximately 2.54 million new...

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Manufacturing pay settlements head higher for 2018

In the first major pay bargaining round of this year, the average settlement deal in manufacturing was agreed at 2.4% in the three months...

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