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

Posted on 21 Sep 2023 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.

PM recommits UK to Net Zero by 2050 and pledges a “fairer” path to achieving target to ease the financial burden on British families

The Prime Minister vowed to take forward a pragmatic, proportionate and realistic path to reach net zero by 2050 yesterday (Wednesday 20 September), reducing costs on British families while still meeting international commitments.

The UK has set the most ambitious target to reduce carbon emissions by 68% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels – and is the only major economy to have set a target of 77% for 2035. Find out more at GOV UK

Five University of Sheffield academics elected to Royal Academy of Engineering

Five academics from the University of Sheffield have been honoured with one of the most prestigious awards in engineering, announced today (20 September 2023).

Professor Joby Boxall, Professor Timothy O’Farrell, Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, Professor Iain Todd and Professor Keith Worden have been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Fellowship in recognition of their outstanding contributions to engineering and technology. Find out more at The Manufacturer

2 Sisters welcomes 2023 graduates

2 Sisters Food Group is proud to help feed the nation and build a better world by feeding people great tasting, sustainably produced, healthy chicken and ready meal products.

The business is also keen to nurture and develop talent which it sees as critical for its future success, Monday 4 September marked the start of its 2023 graduate intake. Find out more at 2 Sisters

Fujifilm Diosynth builds advanced therapy manufacturing facility in UK

The contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies has completed a UK manufacturing facility for the production of advanced therapies including viral gene therapies, oncolytic viruses and viral vaccines for use in clinical trials. Find out more at BioPharma-Reporter

Orbex to raise profile of Scotland’s spaceflight industry at Glasgow ‘Space for Everyone’ event

UK-based orbital launch services company, Orbex, is set to participate in the UK Space Agency’s ‘Space for Everyone’ event in Glasgow on 21-22 September. Orbex previously attended the Space for Everyone event in Aberdeen in August, and due to a high level of interest, more dates have been added to the tour.

Orbex will once again provide visitors with a glimpse into rocket-building and spaceflight, offering a range of activities, educational resources, and insights into the company’s own operations. Find out more at The Manufacturer

Elkes Biscuits to create 250 jobs

Elkes Biscuits is set to create 250 jobs over the next six months, a move which will increase its current workforce by more than 50%

The Uttoxeter-based factory was saved alongside 500 jobs in February 2022, after it was sold by 2 Sisters Food Group to Bernard Matthews owner Boparan for an undisclosed sum. Boparan owns a number of food production and high street names including Carluccios, Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner. Find out more at The Business Desk

Bentley launches special edition 6-IN-1 Mulliner Tricycle inspired by the Bentley Mulliner range

Bentley Motors presents a new 6-in-1 Mulliner Tricycle inspired by the Mulliner Range. Designed with style, comfort and safety in mind, the Mulliner inspired 6-in-1 Trike has been created to grow alongside your child in true Bentley style.

It introduces several new features inspired by Bentley’s elegant Mulliner cars, including a new seat that was developed specifically for this trike. Find out more at The Manufacturer

BAT outlines five-step plan towards better regulation of vapour sector

A blueprint for how regulators and governments could better regulate vapour products and help smokers switch to less risky*† products has been outlined today by Kingsley Wheaton, BAT’s Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, as the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (GTNF) opened in South Korea.

Mr Wheaton explained how BAT’s five-step plan for regulation could support achieving the right balance between harm reduction and mitigating the unintended consequences, including underage access to products. Find out more at BAT

Crisis-hit CBI shelves plans for tie-up with manufacturing body Make UK

The Confederation of British Industry, one of the UK’s largest business lobby groups, has shelved plans for a tie-up with manufacturing body Make UK, telling members it was “confident” an alternative emergency cash rescue would be found.

A call with the CBI president, Brian McBride, and its director general, Rain Newton-Smith, on Wednesday replaced its scheduled annual general meeting at less than 24 hours’ notice. The change of plan came after a £3m cashflow shortfall prevented the CBI from presenting its financial statements to its members as planned. Find out more at The Guardian

Warburtons launches new TV ad starring Hollywood legend Samuel L. Jackson

Warburtons has launched its latest TV advert, Mad About The Bread, featuring legendary Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson (SLJ) in the starring role.

Mad About The Bread is the latest addition to Warburtons’ line up of storytelling adverts, which have previously featured celebs including George Clooney, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone. Find out more at Warburtons