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Industry confident of global market boost in 2018

Britain’s manufacturers enter 2018 optimistic that a growing global economy will sustain new orders and industry growth in the year ahead according to a...

Leicestershire manufacturer bucks trend with apprenticeship recruitment drive for 60 apprentices

While the national figure for apprenticeship take ons hits an all time low, one leicester manufacturer is bucking the trend with an apprenticeship recruitment...

Manufacturers in the East Midlands open to more investment in robotics...

Half (53 per cent) of manufacturers surveyed in the East Midlands have invested in automation and robotics in their ongoing operations according to new...

Apprenticeship programme sees Loughborough company go from strength to strength

Loughborough-based company Adey Steel Group is set to expand its team with an ongoing recruitment process and a new apprenticeship programme, giving young people...

Rolls-Royce to supply propellers and mission bay technology for UK Royal...

Rolls-Royce has signed two contracts with BAE Systems to supply low-noise propellers and mission bay handling technologies for the UK Royal Navy’s new Type...

Wright Mix boost productivity with paperless scheduling solution

A switch to a paperless system for ordering has seen Leicester concrete company Wright Mix boost its productivity by 25%. Wright Mix has been able...

Industry continues easing from lofty heights of last year

Britain’s manufacturers have seen an easing in conditions in the last quarter, continuing the downward drift from the very strong picture of growth seen...

Industry warns of slow-lane if Spending Review cuts innovation and export...

Britain risks entering the industrial slow-lane if support for innovation and hi-tech research is slashed in the forthcoming Spending Review, manufacturers have warned. Publishing its...

Darker developments impacting on new order and jobs growth

May saw a mild improvement in the performance of the UK manufacturing sector. The seasonallyadjusted IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’Index® (PMI®) rose to 54.4, up...

JCB bucks trend to give workers 3.9% pay rise

JCB shop floor employees have returned to work to a New Year pay rise of 3.9% and order books at their strongest in the...

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Recovery in manufacturing order books promising says CBI

Manufacturing order books recovered and the volume of output increased strongly in the three months to June, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial...

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