Economy slows; GDP rises

Economy slows; GDP rises

UK economic growth has slackened in the third quarter, with the GDP increasing by 0.7%, according to the Office for National Statistics. Economists anticipated the 0.7% expansion in the period from July to September. The...
UK car production is having a robust 2014.

UK car production hits six year high in 2014

UK car manufacturing sees its best year-to-date performance since 2008: producing 1,132,017 units – up 0.6%. The output in September fell slightly to 137,068 units, down 2.8% due to planned re-tooling for model changes. But...
The awards are to celebrate young entrprenuers

Winners of Enterprise Awards announced

Winners of the Lloyds and Bank of Scotland Enterprise Awards announced at the Grand Final. The awards were open to entrepreneurs who were currently studying at university in Britain or who graduated within the past...
There are new schemes for apprentices in the marine industry.

Government sponsors boat-building apprenticeships

The government’s Trialblazer apprentice scheme has announced a new boatbuilding apprenticeship will be developed by employers working together to design standards in their occupations and sectors. Co-ordinated by the British Marine Federation, the scheme...
Patrona luggage has brought production to the UK.

MAS helps Patrona repatriate

The Manufacturing Advisory Service has supported the London-based company Patrona Luggage to switch production of its travel accessory from a Chinese factory to a Hampshire manufacturer. This has resulted in significant results for both...
German material handling group LKE launches in UK

German material handling group LKE launches in UK

German intralogistics company LKE Group has announced plans to start a subsidiary in the UK. The EU35 million company, which makes a range of pallet trucks, trolleys and industry solutions for storing and moving material,...
September serves up record sales for Nissan LEAF

September serves up record sales for Nissan LEAF

Sales of the 100% electric car have broken national and European records as Nissan LEAF proves itself to be the most popular electric vehicle in the UK, breaking national and European sales records. Figures from...
Morgan Advanced Materials invests in sectors including aerospace and industrial gas turbines

Morgan Advanced Materials boosts aerospace and energy investment

A six-figure investment by Morgan Advanced Materials at its UK-based Certech sites is aiding the company’s offering to industrial sectors including aerospace and industrial gas turbines. The company has invested in a three-axis robot,...
Ecoegg brings production back to the UK

Ecoegg brings production back to the UK

An award-winning business that specialises in the design of eco-friendly laundry products has created new jobs and is exporting to over 30 countries worldwide after bringing its production back to the UK from China. Ecoegg...
University of Leeds invests in new 3D printing facility which will support local businesses and technology partners.

University of Leeds announces facility for Stratasys 3D printers

Unversity of Leeds invests in the Objet1000, which has the first multi-color, multi-material 3D printer's capabilities, as well as the Objet500 Connex3 colour, a multi-material 3D printer. In addition to on-site researchers, the government-backed centre’s...


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