The tenth National Manufacturing Debate, hosted by Cranfield University, brought together industry and academia to discuss one of the biggest challenges facing businesses – the digitalisation of supply chains.
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.
AG Barr has been quenching Scotland’s thirst since 1875, and its iconic IRN-BRU was born in 1901. Maddy White visited the company’s Milton Keynes site to discuss its expansion plans, its moves to reduce sugar levels, and how technology can drive up quality.
The economic value of the UK’s manufacturing sector is placed at just below 10% of GDP, but this figure is based on outdated counting methods and underestimates manufacturing's worth by potentially half, claims a new Cambridge University report.
The world is facing a climate change crisis. Drastic steps are being taken to transform the way we produce, store, and use energy. We visited Accolade Wines, a manufacturer who is now supplying its UK site with renewable energy via a newly constructed – and England’s biggest – onshore wind turbine.
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.