The power of publicly-funded support for manufacturing to enable growth and jobs is being proved in stellar fashion in Liverpool City Region. The LCR 4.0 initiative, a part-ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) financed business support programme for the manufacturing sector, has created 80 new jobs and added £2.6m GVA to date.
The economic value of the UK’s manufacturing sector is placed at just below 10% of GDP, but this figure is based on outdated counting methods and underestimates manufacturing's worth by potentially half, claims a new Cambridge University report.
Manufacturers who put environmental improvements at the heart of their businesses are reaping wide-spread cost-savings, according to a new survey released today which shows industry is stepping up to the sustainability challenge.
The closure of the Ford engine plant at Bridgend in Wales is the latest blow to the UK automotive sector, after recent announcements of job losses at JLR, the closure of Honda Swindon and slowing investment in the North East. Edward Pearcey examines the wider implications for the UK automotive supply chain.
It was national cheese day yesterday and in Britain, cheese has become nothing short of a national treasure. Countries all over the world now want a wedge of UK made cheese, with demand in the Far East soaring.
Siemens UK has been in the vanguard of industry’s drive for a meaningful governmental
industrial strategy and the adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing.
Nick Peters visited the Siemens factory in Congleton, Cheshire, to discover
just how well Siemens is managing its own digital revolution.