Engineering company GKN beat City forecasts with a 5% jump in pre-tax profits to £278m, an extra £7m more than expected.
Semta’s chief executive, Sarah Sillars, OBE, examines the UK’s poor careers advice services. They are blocking many young people’s paths to fulfilling careers in engineering and advanced manufacturing she says.
A small software engineering company has won the MacRobert Award for British innovation, a company that judges believe "could be a billion dollar business within five years".
The Skills Show, from WorldSkills UK, is inviting businesses to give young people a chance to test their manufacturing skills.
In a strategic move to invest in industrial automation, France-based Schneider Electric has made a takeover offer to UK engineering firm Invensys.
The Thetford Academy in Norfolk has begun the process to appoint Will Bridgman, managing director of engineering company Warren Services, as a school governor.