A further 11 companies based in the North West have signed up to benefit from the business-led programme designed to boost the country’s productivity and economic growth through the adoption of digital technology.
The race is on to save Ferguson Marine, the last commercial shipbuilder on the Clyde, after owners Clyde Blowers said a dispute with the Scottish government means they will have to close the business down. Nick Peters reports.
The £4bn takeover of the FTSE 250 defence manufacturer Cobham is being resisted by a family shareholder, according to a report in The Times, amid fears about the 'hollowing out' of the UK's defence manufacturing base.
KTN's head of manufacturing, Ben Peace, has looked at the opportunities available in the forthcoming Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Wave 3 Challenges and has pin-pointed two that should be of interest to the UK manufacturing community.