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2 Sectors Lead UK Productivity Growth

11th December 2014

Process sectors lead productivity growth The pharmaceutical and chemical sectors were recently named by the government as the two sectors most responsible for increased productivity in British ...

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HENROB snapped up by Swedish Group

11th December 2014

A North Wales company which makes automotive parts has been snapped up by a Swedish group. Henrob, which is based at Deeside Industrial Estate, will become part of Atlas Copco. Under the terms o...

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National College for Wind Energy coming to the Humber

11th December 2014

A NATIONAL College for Wind Energy is to be developed in the Humber area, Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced today. Plans for the first ever facility of its kind are revealed just 24...

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£500m BP deal for UK firm

11th December 2014

AN engineering firm has secured a near £500m five-year energy industry deal. The John Wood Group says BP has awarded it work to deliver engineering and construction services for work on ...

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British firms not expecting US-style mileage fines

11th December 2014

US-style fines against car manufacturers for "falsely stating" fuel economy figures for vehicles are unlikely to happen in the UK, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMM...

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New National College for Advanced Manufacturing for Sheffield

11th December 2014

Plans for a world-class advanced manufacturing college in Sheffield are set to be unveiled today. Business secretary Vince Cable will announce that a new National College for Advanced Manufactu...

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Choo-Choose another way home - 11 Thousand Engineers work on train lines

11th December 2014

Train travellers will once again face delays and cancellations because of engineering work on some of the country's biggest lines over Christmas. Network Rail says the upgrades are part of a recor...

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UK Skills shortage could mean unhappy Christmas

10th December 2014

The number of people placed in permanent jobs continued to rise in November. However, the rate of growth was the slowest for one-and-a-half years. This was the conclusion of the latest monthl...

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£1,000,000 project to increase spacecraft efficiency

10th December 2014

Engineers from UK industry and academia are working on a £1m project to maximise energy efficiency on board future spacecraft. The BAE Systems initiative will investigate solutions that sa...

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North West 'Unrivalled' in Manufacturing Services

9th December 2014

NORTH WEST "UNRIVALLED" IN MANUFACTURING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES The North West "leads the way" in manufacturing and financial services, according to a new report by Deloitte. A new study under...

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European Manufacturing Statistics

9th December 2014

  LONDON  - European stocks slumped as German imports and exports contracted in October. The Federal Statistics Office said German imports fell 3.1% in October from a month earlier, compa...

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Cardiff Uni working on 'super grid' Wind Power for Europe

9th December 2014

Researchers at Cardiff University are working on ways of developing a 'super grid' for sharing wind power across Europe. The team hopes to find ways of bringing renewable energy into home...

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European Wooden Pallet Manufacturing Shows Significant Growth

9th December 2014

At FEFPEB's 65 th congress, entitled "Packaging and pallets in a competitive European Union" and held in Brussels, FEFPEB's secretariat reported on industry statistics, which showed an encouraging inc...

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Who's the most trustworthy automotive supplier?

9th December 2014

A worldwide survey has found that British firm, Jaguar Land Rover is the most trustworthy automotive supplier.   The annual survey, conducted by HIS Automotive, surveys 1,000 middle and sen...

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Continued business growth expected in 2015

8th December 2014

CONTINUED GROWTH EXPECTED INTO 2015 Order books for UK businesses have remained steady although confidence has faltered slightly, according to new research. The Output Index in the latest Bu...

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