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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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Diamond Distribution celebrates five years in business with major growth
Croydon logistics provider, Diamond Distribution, is celebrating its fifth company anniversary, having grown the business by 225% since it was founded in 2013.
ByBox opens new HQ in Oxford
ByBox, international software and supply chain specialist, has relocated its head office operations to the Oxford Science Park.
GMB respond to confirmation of closure of Colman's Norwich Factory
The combined closure of both Britvic/Robinsons and Colman’s will result in nearly 1000 direct and indirect job losses, and nearly £10 million of wages sucked out of the local economy says GMB London Region.
Renishaw encourages uptake of STEM with FDC launch
Global engineering technologies company Renishaw will officially launch its Fabrication Development Centre (FDC) on March 28th, 2018 at the company’s Miskin facility in South Wales. On the day, ...
Is your health and safety up to scratch? Employers’ Liability claims in the manufacturing industry
Employers’ Liability insurance is a legal requirement for the majority of business owners - whether you’re a small office of 3 staff or a large operator employing hundreds - and with the frequency ...
Crowcon embarks on LEAN Efficiency Programme supported by Fedden USP
Abingdon-based Crowcon Detection Instruments has begun a three year programme of incorporating LEAN efficiency techniques into the business with the help of Gosport-based LEAN business specialists, ...
BOFA International named BDO Mid-Market Company of the Year
RTITB event to help training providers comply with new data protection law
A successful hat trick: SCHUNK is the ‘Preferred Supplier’ at BOSCH for the third consecutive time
CBI Survey reveals manufacturing growth, but businesses missing investment opportunity
LEV Direct website launched
Cressall announces global distribution deal with RS Components
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