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Manufacturers urged to join EEF in tackling productivity puzzle

Manufacturers are being urged to help boost the UK’s productivity performance and get manufacturing productivity growth back on trend by taking part in a major work programme being carried out by EEF,... more

Zenergi improves customer service and efficiency which saves £80k

Southampton-based Utility Consultant, Zenergi, has made significant improvements to both customer service and operational efficiency, while at the same time identifying over £80k of savings per annum after embarking on a LEAN efficiency programme delivered by Gosport-based LEAN business specialists, Fedden USP, in conjunction with MIT Skills.


Myth Busting Apprenticeships - making the Levy work for you

The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect in April 2017 and the results so far have been pretty disastrous with confusion from Levy and non-Levy payers alike.  The next meeting of METALL – the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Alliance (METALL #7) – will focus on busting the myths around the scheme. more

FSDF urges organisations to sign up for CCA as deadline approaches

Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) is urging companies with cold storage sites who haven’t yet joined a Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme to do so quickly, as the last window of opportunity for applications ends in July 2018, and won’t reopen again until the end of the current scheme in 2023. more

Apprenticeship Levy - energy and utilities report success one year on

Leading employers in the energy and utilities sector have welcomed the government’s continued commitment to apprenticeships on the first anniversary of the levy’s go-live date, 6 April 2017. Across the sector, there are now thousands of people starting new careers through an apprenticeship. more

Early quality accreditation for US factory

M&I Materials appoints technical director to support global growth

Only two years after its inauguration, the RPC Superfos US facility in Winchester, Virginia has successfully passed its first BRC certification audit with Grade A in the High Hygiene Category. The audit was carried out by BRC certification body Accredia in autumn 2017. more
M&I Materials, a global leader in commercialising specialist materials for demanding applications in industry and science, has appointed Amanda Quadling to the role of Technical Director, as the ... more

Manufacturing employees start to get itchy feet again as Labour turnover increases in 2017

Labour turnover in manufacturing has gone up in 2017 as more workers ignored economic and political uncertainty, and instead took advantage of buoyant activity in the sector, to move onto pastures new according to the results of the latest annual Labour Turnover survey from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. more

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