Pictured (left to right): Rachael Delich (Growth Hub), Jon Freedman (CFS Aero), Natasha Lee (Growth Hub)

Aerospace firm saved from the brink with AMSCI funding

Coventry-based CFS Aero has secured almost £1m in funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative and with assistance from the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub. The firm is poised to double staff numbers from...
Boost for UK manufacturing output

Boost for UK manufacturing output

Manufacturing output in the UK has now surpassed its levels in the late 1970s, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The news comes as opposition to indications that manufacturing has...
JCB to cut 150 UK jobs

JCB to cut 150 UK jobs

JCB has announced it is to cut 150 jobs across its UK operation the BBC has reported. Chief executive of the construction equipment manufacturer, Graeme Macdonald said the firm was compelled to decrease its cost...
The first Land Rover Discovery Sport rolls of the Halewood production line.

First Discovery Sport secures £3.5bn UK supply contracts

Two weeks after making its motor show debut, the first Land Rover Discovery Sport has rolled off the Halewood production line. The occasion marks another significant milestone in Jaguar Land Rover’s product offensive which will...
Bosses at the Speedwell site in Hampshire

Visionary development for Hampshire firm

Global contact lens manufacturer, CooperVision, has recently completed its latest phase of growth and investment with the completion of a new 31,000 square feet manufacturing space in Speedwell Close, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. To mark the...
Nurturing the talent of tomorrow

Nurturing the talent of tomorrow

Scarborough's annual Engineering Week, aimed at encouraging youngsters to consider careers in STEM has just held its most successful event, attracting over 3000 schoolchildren and young students. On October 20 over 30 organisations, mostly from...
£1m investment for Dundee manufacturer

£1m investment for Dundee manufacturer

PressureFab Group, designer and manufacturer of specialist rig topside and subsea equipment, has completed a £1m investment package to upgrade its facility in Dundee, Scotland. The two-year programme, consisted of upgrading existing manufacturing capabilities...
Nick Clegg champions manufacturing

Nick Clegg champions manufacturing

On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP, Nick Clegg, visited the prospective site of The British Glass Academy Building and took a tour of the city’s University Technical College (UTC) to meet young...
UK economic growth to take a hit in 2015, says EY Item Club

UK economic growth to take a hit in 2015, says EY Item Club

Political uncertainty at home and abroad now tops the worry list and is set to dampen business investment and slow the pace of UK growth, says EY ITEM Club’s Autumn Forecast. Uncertainty around constitutional reforms...
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Strong supply chains could boost economy by £30bn: CBI

Targeted action to revitalise domestic supply chains could inject £30 billion into the economy by 2025, creating more than half a million jobs across the United Kingdom, according to a new CBI report. Pulling Together...

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