Reports said GE is in talks to buy French engineering firm Alstom, which has trains used for the Eurostar among its portfolio. Images attributed to Roel Hemkes.

GE to acquire Alstom?

Shares in French engineering company Alstom have risen by 17% following reports it is to be bought by American rival General Electric. News agency Bloomberg reported both parties have discussed the potential deal with the...
The new report published by the UK Onshore Operators Group highlights the need for UK investment in its shale gas industry while also identifying job potential.

£33bn shale investment could lead to 64,000 job creation

A report published today says up to £33bn is required in order to get the shale gas industry up and running in the UK while leading to the creation of 64,000 jobs. The report, commissioned...
Chemring's next generation Light Antitank Weapon NLAW.

Chemring to sell European munitions business for £138m

Chemring Group has announced it is selling its European munitions business to Nexter Systems SA for a figure of £138m. Following the sale, Chemring will become a focused defence technology business in sensors and electronics,...
Half of Portsmouth shipyard workers are yet to find a new job

Half of Portsmouth shipyard workers are yet to find a new job

Half of BAE Systems shipyard workers are yet to find new jobs or take voluntary redundancy, according to figures from the Portsmouth News. According to the most recent numbers, 392 of the 940 employees whose...
BrewDog is opening a craft beer shop in London called BottleDog.

BrewDog to open London craft beer Mecca tomorrow

Scotland’s largest independent brewery, BrewDog is officially opening BottleDog, its first craft beer bottle shop this Friday. Located in Central London, the location is the first in a series of bottle shops the brewery plans...
Toby Lewis, MD of Probiotic and Mathew John of MAS at the company's Somerset facility, where turnover has increased by 40%.

Healthy 40% growth for Probiotics International

Somerset company Probiotics International, which manufactures a range of innovative, research based probiotic products has announced a 40% turnover increase and now exports to over 50 countries after investing £500,000 in equipment. Probiotics, which supplies...
The architect's image of the new £43m Factory 2050 centre, which has gained planning permission to be built by Sheffield City Council.

£43m Factory 2050 given the green light

A new £43m centre dubbed Factory 2050 is to be built at Sheffield Business Park after planning permission was approved by the city’s council. The centre has been designed as a centre of excellence for...
The new collaboration between HSSMI and UCL will explore a range of manufacturing challenges, including urban production.

HSSMI and UCL announce manufacturing collaboration

The High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute has teamed up with the University College London to address some of the challenges facing UK manufacturing. The university is the latest academic partner to collaborate with the research...
The latest Industrial Trends Survey from the CBI showed an outlook of positvity and confidence, despite April's orders falling below forecasts.

UK manufacturing positive despite April orders fall, says CBI

Factory orders in the UK fell during the month of April but the outlook for the next three months remains positive, according to the latest Confederation of British Industry’s Industrial Trends Survey. The CBI report...
John Dodgson of MAS pictured with Charles Hodgson of Hodgson Sealants at the firm's Beverley site.

New contracts and jobs at Yorkshire manufacturer

A Yorkshire manufacturer has seen its sales soar to nearly £8m, marking a 40% increase on last year’s figures and resulting in six new jobs. Hodgson Sealants, the Beverley-based firm which employs 45 people at...


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