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The boss of a major manufacturing group in the West Midlands has urged industry not to talk itself into a downturn amidst the current Brexit uncertainty.
Rowan Crozier, Chairman of the Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN), made …

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Forum of Private Business looking to boost manufacturing growth…

September 17, 2016 – 6:28 am | Comments Off on Forum of Private Business looking to boost manufacturing growth…
Forum of Private Business looking to boost manufacturing growth…

Responding to the Office for National Statistics data release indicating a decline in manufacturing in the UK following the Brexit referendum, the Forum of Private Business is encouraging manufacturers to look to opportunities for growth …

New deal for Birmingham pressworker after £1 million investment…

September 9, 2016 – 6:34 am | Comments Off on New deal for Birmingham pressworker after £1 million investment…
New deal for Birmingham pressworker after £1 million investment…

One of the UK’s leading pressworkers has joined forces with its tier 2 automotive customer to deliver a critical component for use in power steering control systems.
Brandauer, which employs 60 people at its base …

Cannock firms forge deal to improve environmental performance…

August 19, 2016 – 6:31 am | Comments Off on Cannock firms forge deal to improve environmental performance…
Neil Yates, Paul Robinson

Cannock-based Briggs Equipment is helping the UK’s largest specialist manufacturer of zinc alloys to improve environmental performance by reconfiguring The Brock Metal Company’s materials handling fleet.
Briggs has supplied the company with three Hyster J-series counterbalanced electric forklift trucks. …

Midlands Universities in £20m tie-up to deliver ‘cold power’ technologies…

May 25, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Midlands Universities in £20m tie-up to deliver ‘cold power’ technologies…

A group of six Midlands universities – including the University of Birmingham and Aston University – are developing the next generation of ‘cold power’ technologies to help save millions of pounds in carbon fuels every …

Manufacturing Hub sets its sights on replacing support gap left by MAS…

May 18, 2016 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Manufacturing Hub sets its sights on replacing support gap left by MAS…
MFG Hub Launch (P2)

A new business support collective has been launched today to help manufacturers unlock their potential and grow.
The Manufacturing Hub – comprising Alison Phillips, Rachel Eade (MBE), PP Business Improvement, Cucumber PR and Start 2 Finish …

NatWest manufacturing hub opens in Wolverhampton to provide support to Midlands businesses…

May 4, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on NatWest manufacturing hub opens in Wolverhampton to provide support to Midlands businesses…
Head of Manufacturing & Automotive, Richard Hill, Managing Director of Midlands & East England, Corporate & Commercial Banking, Andrew Harrison, Head of Infrastructure & Industrials, Keith White and Head of Corporate and Commercial Coverage, Andy Gray.

NatWest has opened a new hub for manufacturing businesses in Wolverhampton, with the aim of creating an ecosystem where companies from across the Midlands can support each other and grow.
The launch of the hub comes …

RDM Chief named in ‘Power 250’…

May 4, 2016 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on RDM Chief named in ‘Power 250’…
RDM David Keene

RDM Group’s growing reputation as a leading figure in the development of driverless vehicles has seen its CEO named in the Power 250 for a major regional business publication.
David Keene, who started the business at …

150 SMEs aim for global opportunities at major export event…

April 29, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on 150 SMEs aim for global opportunities at major export event…
(l-r) Fraser Doherty, SuperJam; Dr Catherine Raines, UKTI CEO; Sue Mortimer, head of overseas trade services, UKTI; Paul Carvell, president of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce; Will Butler-Adams, CEO, Brompton Bikes.

Companies from across the West Midlands gathered in Coventry last week (21 April, 2016) to learn how to achieve international business success.
The Global Opportunities Summit at Ansty Park headlined UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) West Midlands’ …

Alloy Wire International hails best ever ‘Wire 2016’ with hundreds of new enquiries…

April 27, 2016 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on Alloy Wire International hails best ever ‘Wire 2016’ with hundreds of new enquiries…
Mark Venables

The management team of one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of round, flat, shaped profile and electrical resistance wire has hailed ‘Wire Dusseldorf 2016’ the best yet.
Alloy Wire International saw more than 250 serious enquiries …

Multimillion pound design centre to bolster UK innovation in transport…

April 22, 2016 – 7:35 am | Comments Off on Multimillion pound design centre to bolster UK innovation in transport…
Multimillion pound design centre to bolster UK innovation in transport…

A new multimillion pound centre of design excellence to support UK innovation in the transport industry and boost efforts to bridge a shortfall in essential creative skills will be opening at Coventry University in 2017.
The …

Boost in city developments; great news for UK manufacturers…

April 22, 2016 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on Boost in city developments; great news for UK manufacturers…
Howells Patent Glazing complete a recent job on Leeds City College

It’s no secret that the recession took its toll on the UK building and manufacturing industry. However, a report conducted by Deloitte has revealed a nine-year high in development across the city of Birmingham, which …

MTC offers free robot technology consultancy for West Midlands SMEs…

April 20, 2016 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on MTC offers free robot technology consultancy for West Midlands SMEs…
Picture © Daniel Graves Photography 2014.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is offering West Midlands companies free consultancy in robot technologies and a chance to win funding of up to €150,000 for automation projects.
ROBOTT-Net, the new EU funded project, aims to …

Midlands Manufacturing apprentice on track for global achievement…

April 18, 2016 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on Midlands Manufacturing apprentice on track for global achievement…
Tom Meredith

A Midlands manufacturing apprentice has set himself the ambitious goal to become the youngest ever Chartered Management Accountant in the world by the time he reaches the age of 22.
Twenty-year-old Tom Meredith may have only …

Brexit could spell disaster for struggling UK exporters and financial services firms, despite boost from weak Pound…

April 15, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Brexit could spell disaster for struggling UK exporters and financial services firms, despite boost from weak Pound…

21,000 UK manufacturers which rely heavily on exports could be tipped over the edge in a Brexit scenario
Despite UK exporters experiencing a much needed boost in recent weeks thanks to the ongoing Sterling weakness, the …

Tipton-based Ainscough Industrial Services’ hires Michael Parkins to head Process Engineering Arm…

April 11, 2016 – 6:45 am | Comments Off on Tipton-based Ainscough Industrial Services’ hires Michael Parkins to head Process Engineering Arm…
Mike Parkins

Tipton-based national integrated engineering services provider, Ainscough Industrial Services (AIS), has appointed a new contracts director to head its Process Engineering arm and drive the company’s growth in the food and beverage manufacturing industries.
Michael Parkins …

Planting seeds of success – Warwickshire plant pot company wins overseas business…

April 11, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Planting seeds of success – Warwickshire plant pot company wins overseas business…
Lara Kelly, Hum Flowerpots

Colourful plant pots created by a Warwickshire firm will be adorning gardens in Africa and continental Europe this summer after its unique designs were snapped up by overseas garden and homeware companies.
Over the past year, …

College group celebrates National Apprenticeship Week…

April 6, 2016 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on College group celebrates National Apprenticeship Week…
Chris White and WCC apprentices.

Warwickshire College Group took part in an action-packed National Apprenticeship Week with a range of activities to promote apprentices and apprenticeships.
Three MPs visited their local colleges to meet with apprentices and employers. Chris White, MP …

Barkley Plastics rides on the crest of the automotive wave with £1m contract haul…

April 6, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Barkley Plastics rides on the crest of the automotive wave with £1m contract haul…
(l-r) Matt Harwood, Peter Tedd and Mark Harwood (all Barkley Plastics)

A Birmingham plastic injection moulding specialist is benefitting from the UK automotive boom after landing more than £1m of new contracts.
Barkley Plastics – a member of the Midlands Assembly Network – has announced new work …

Process improvement goals are Barker Ross’s answer to help companies with introduction of the living wage…

April 1, 2016 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on Process improvement goals are Barker Ross’s answer to help companies with introduction of the living wage…
Paul Ross, Barker Ross - chief executive

The introduction of the new living wage this week, whilst a boost in pay for many workers at the bottom of the pay scales, will pose a problem for companies seeking not to pass costs …

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