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Tech Company to Back UK Manufacturing's Flagship Annual Conference

25th January 2016

EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, has secured the backing of a leading technology company for its flagship annual national manufacturing conference due to take place in London 24th February. The...

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UK CAR MANUFACTURING REACHES 10 YEAR HIGH

25th January 2016

The UK's car manufacturers produced 1,587,677 vehicles in 2015, a ten-year high, growth of 3.9 percent and overtaking pre-recession levels for the first time. The data, released by the Society of M...

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Private sector push to drive apprenticeship growth

25th January 2016

Plans have today been announced to make public sector employers take on more apprentices. The announcement comes from Skills Minister Nick Boles, in a consultation on new measures to ensure...

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Siemens power up education partnership

25th January 2016

Siemens has set up a new partnership with the University of Salford and Trafford College to help boost skills in the engineering sector. The engineering giant employs 14,000 people in the UK and is...

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SALES RISE AT CAKE MAKER AFTER M&S WIN

23rd January 2016

SALES RISE AT CAKE MAKER AFTER M&S WIN A £40m contract to make cakes for Marks & Spencer has helped drive turnover to more than £140m at an Oldham-headquartered bu...

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MIA WINNER TARGETS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

23rd January 2016

The winner of the Merseyside Innovation Awards in 2015 is targeting significant growth over the next 12 months after raising more than £700,000 from investors last year. Liverpool Chirochem, ...

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REDX PHARMA HAILS TRANSFORMATIONAL YEAR

23rd January 2016

Liverpool-headquartered drug developer Redx Pharma has hailed the strong progress it has made in a "transformational year" after posting its maiden set of results as a listed company. The business,...

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WFEL SECURES £53M AUSTRALIAN CONTRACTS

23rd January 2016

Stockport-headquartered military bridge manufacturer WFEL has secured contracts worth £53m with the Australian armed forces. The agreement, which comprises two contracts, follows a tender tha...

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JAGUAR LAND ROVER IS THE LARGEST UK CAR MANUFACTURER

23rd January 2016

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has become Britain's largest car manufacturer after its three UK factories passed the 500,000 production milestone in 2015. JLR's annual output has risen by almost 70 per ce...

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THURSDAY RIDDLE 21ST JAN

20th January 2016

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BRITANNIA HOTELS ACCUSES MANCHESTER COUNCIL OF FORCED SALE

19th January 2016

BRITANNIA Hotels has accused Manchester City Council of drafting a "forced sale agreement"  rather than a proposal to bring forward the development of the derelict London Road Fire Station. In...

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INVESTAR PROPERTY GROUP HAS SIGNED 5 YEAR LEASE IN MANCHESTER

19th January 2016

INVESTAR Property Group has signed a five-year lease on premises at 39 Deansgate, Manchester to accommodate growth. IPG was established in 2006 by the award-winning entrepreneur Michael Dong, who w...

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£2.7m REFURB ON THE CARDS FOR MANCHESTER SPRING HOUSE

19th January 2016

A £2.7m refurbishment is on the cards for the former Spring House, in the heart of Manchester's central business district at 42-44 Fountain Street. Wilton Developments acquired the seven-stor...

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RUGBY MANUFACTURER SHORTLISTED AT SEMTA SKILLS AWARDS

19th January 2016

A Warwickshire-based materials manufacturer from the automotive industry has beaten off stiff competition to make the final shortlist for a national award which recognises investment in workplace tr...

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BAKKAVOR FOOD MANUFACTURER JOBS IN JEOPARDY

19th January 2016

More than 300 redundancies could be enforced at the chilled food manufacturer after the firm allegedly lost substantial business from supermarket giant Tesco.   According to the GMB ...

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