Manufacturing sector steadies following last year’s downturn

Following the downturn experienced for much of last year, the UK’s manufacturing sector has steadied in the start of 2020. Reduced levels of political uncertainty...

Industry partnership to safeguard nations manufacturers

Make UK, the nation’s manufacturing organisation, has partnered with Alcumus SafeContractor to reduce workplace accidents and increase sustainable growth. Manufactures regularly utilise contractors for their...

Chesterfield to enter into framework agreement with Talgo UK, setting out...

Talgo UK and Chesterfield Borough Council, have taken another step forward towards bringing advanced rail skills and technology to the town, with the delivery of...

Manufacturing business optimism surges at strongest pace since 2014

Manufacturers reported a surge in optimism in the three months to January, marking the largest upward swing in sentiment in a single quarter on...

Safety boot manufacturer kicks off extension works at Alfreton site

Construction is now underway on an extension at Rock Fall's "Unit 4," placed on the second generation family-owned safety boot manufacturer's Wimsey Way site...

Manufacturers investing more than ever in workforce health and wellbeing

With an alarming backdrop of ever-increasing skills shortages, rapid technological change and an ageing workforce, manufacturers are investing more than ever before in their...

Mansfield-based manufacturer completes £1.5m contract for secondary school

Mansfield-based Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading contract furniture specialists, completed a £1.5m contract to manufacture bespoke furniture and fit out over 200 rooms...

Northampton manufacturer sold to Swedish firm

Northampton manufacturer, Metrol Springs Ltd, has been sold to Swedish firm, Lesjöfors AB Group, for an undisclosed amount. Metrol Springs, a specialist in the design...

Castings company fined £60,000 after worker’s hand crushed in machine

A foundry company who cast parts for the automotive industry has been fined after an employee had two fingers amputated while attempting to clear...

Pattonair wins EU backing for cloud technology venture

Aerospace and defence supply chain specialist Pattonair has joined forces with two companies to win EU funding for a "ground-breaking" technology venture. The Derby-based firm...

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UK manufacturers need £650m in April to survive 2020, says lender

UK manufacturers need £650 million in April to survive 2020, according to stark findings from fintech business lender, MarketFinance. Over two thirds of manufacturers (68%)...

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