Judith Hackitt became the first female chair of the Health and Safety Executive in 2007 following a 30-year career in the chemicals industry. In May she was recognised as the First Woman of Manufacturing 2013 at an awards ceremony in London.
Chief executive of GE UK, Mark Elborne, spent time with a final year apprentice from GE Healthcare at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Thursday where he learned about transferability of skills and the importance of role models.
David Willetts, minister for universities and science, has announced a £3.7 million investment to fund projects that apply innovative photonics technologies to solve challenges in the health sector.
Health and beauty products manufacturer DCS Europe has increased its lending facility to up to £32m.
Healthcare manufacturer Synergy Health has appeared in court after an employee lost a part of his thumb when it became trapped in machinery.