Data from the ONS shows UK manufacturing grew for a fifth consecutive quarter but saw its weakest growth in over a year.

UK GDP returns to pre-crisis levels as manufacturing slows

The UK economy is now above pre-recession levels, but the growth of its manufacturing sector slowed, according to new data released today. The Office of National Statistics findings show the UK’s GDP grew 0.8% in...
British manufacturers hiring more staff

British manufacturers hiring more staff

Britain's factories are employing new staff at the fastest rate in more than 40 years amid rising orders but manufacturers are increasingly concerned that geopolitical tensions will weigh on business, the CBI said. Economist...
UK exporters feeling pinch from high pound

UK exporters feeling pinch from high pound

The recovery of the British economy has not been all good news as the pound’s surge is leading many companies to worry about the financial implications of this on exports. Over the past...
Warwick Uni to house £1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre

Warwick Uni to house £1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has selected the University of Warwick as the site for its Hub location, supporting the £1 billion industry and government commitment to the development of low carbon propulsion systems....
Lack of NHS engineers put lives at risk

Lack of NHS engineers put lives at risk

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is urging action to prioritise the role of engineers in the NHS following its most recent report released today. Biomedical engineering: advancing UK healthcare reveals that in 2013 over 13,000...
Solihull-based Unipart Automotive has entered administration after a long period of uncertainty over its future.

Over 1,200 jobs to go as Unipart Automotive enters admin

UPDATE: The Member of Parliament for Solihull said she intends to engage with Unipart Automotive to see whether there are plans to re-train and help redundant workers find new jobs. Lorely Burt expressed her “concern...
Paul Green, managing director of Recycled UK, which has just had a contract win and record year

ISO Awards lead to contract wins and record year for Recycled UK

A double accreditation triumph has paved the way for £250,000 of new business for a leading Black Country recycling specialist Recycled UK, which employs 28 people at its facility in Coseley, took just six months...
INSPECTING GROWTH: (from left) Chris Hylton (MAS), Darren Carlisle (CFS) and Alan Whittaker (MAS).

Wind power gives North East fabricator 300% sales boost

The growth in the UK offshore wind market is helping a South Shields manufacturer triple its turnover in just twelve months. Complete Fabrication Services (CFS), which has been supported by the GROW:OffshoreWind programme delivered by...
A worker at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars factory in Goodwood, near Chichester

Car production rises 3.5% in first half of 2014

It has been a robust first half of 2014 for UK car manufacturing, with volumes up 3.5% to 791,314 units June output has risen 3.7% to 136,419 cars, driven by 16.5% growth in production for...
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Ed Davey responds to the European Commission’s ruling on state aid

Ed Davey, Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has responded to the European Commission’s ruling on state aid for the Capacity Market, CFD for Renewables and 5 FID Enabling for Renewables offshore wind projects Davey stated: ”This...


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