Daily Manufacturing News Digest – the industry stories you should be aware of today

Posted on 21 Jun 2024 by The Manufacturer

Each day The Manufacturer compiles the top manufacturing news stories from around the web. To make your life a little easier, we trawl through all the major trade publications, broadsheets and business magazines to find you the most important manufacturing news each morning. Don't forget to bookmark this page and check back daily.

The only woman in the room: Brill Power’s Carolyn Hicks on getting more females into STEM

Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2024, The Manufacturer’s James Devonshire sat down with Brill Power’s Carolyn Hicks to discuss the existential challenge of how to attract more women and young girls into STEM careers. More via The Manufacturer

Transforming the future of manufacturing with Calderdale’s first Industry 4.0 hub

The opening of the innovative Industry 4.0 facility in Brighouse is set to transform the engineering and manufacturing sector across West Yorkshire, one of the Brighouse Town Deal projects.

At a launch event on Friday 14 June, representatives from 19 businesses from the region visited the brand-new i4.0 Hub based at Calderdale College’s Engineering Centre in Brighouse, to discover how the centre can upskill their current workforce using advanced manufacturing technologies. More via Calderdale Council

UK’s DS Smith upbeat after earnings beat market view

British paper and packaging company DS Smith posted a smaller than expected fall in annual profit on Thursday and struck an optimistic tone for the new financial year on a recovery in demand and prices.

After a surge in sales during pandemic lockdowns on the back of soaring e-commerce demand, packaging companies had to grapple with de-stocking by customers, a tough macroeconomic backdrop, and falling prices. More via Reuters

UK Young Engineer & Young Technologist of the year announced

An inspiring student has beaten hundreds to clinch the coveted title of UK Young Engineer of the Year in this year’s Big Bang Competition and a group of teens from Liverpool have been crowned as the first UK Young Technologists of the Year. More via The Manufacturer

England’s most celebrated winemaker wins prestigious accolade

Chapel Down, England’s leading and most celebrated winemaker, has won a prestigious accolade at this year’s Decanter World Wine awards, with their Rosé English sparkling wine hailed as ‘Best in Show’.

This accolade is the highest handed out by Decanter – over and above Silver, Gold and Platinum medals – with ‘Best In Show’ reserved for what the judges regard as the 50 very best wines from around the world. More via Conservative Post

Hull manufacturer’s closed loop initiative hits major milestone

Hull-based green cleaning company Bio-D has helped consumers return more than 10,000 of its 20 litre refill containers as a result of its initiative to further reduce plastic waste.

The company’s ‘No Brainer Container’ scheme was launched in 2021 and encourages customers and suppliers to return their 20 litre Bio-D refill containers to be cleaned, refilled and used again. More via Yorkshire Times

Herefordshire’s NMITE to use £3.5m gift for growth

Herefordshire’s pioneering new university project, the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) has announced a further major charitable donation as it continues its growth.

The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust has agreed to make a grant of £3.5m to fund the construction of a new landmark building and extensive redevelopment at NMITE’s Blackfriars campus. More via The Manufacturer