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To have no local or regional profile is not a good idea for any business. For a chemical company it can be particularly damaging. Daniel Marr, commercial director at Airedale Chemical, explains why they have invested heavily in community engagement.. Read more

The UK's only link with mainland Europe's natural gas network is in danger of falling into the sea, a fact that has started a rescue effort involves thousands of tonnes of sand. Read more

Active Silicon has announced the opening of its new production and operations facility in Langley, UK, following weeks of fit-out and preparation. Read more

UK-based aerospace firm Reaction Engines announced that its Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engines (SABRE) technology has passed an important developmental milestone. Read more

An initiative which educates young people about career opportunities in the manufacturing sector is doubling its targets for 2019. Bradford Manufacturing Weeks, which celebrated a highly successful inaugural campaign in 2018 after creating 3,000... Read more

The Polish Ministry of National Defence has signed an offset agreement with Leonardo MW in the UK in preparation for the expected delivery of AW101 helicopters. The offset deal precedes the finalised order, worth 400-million zloty (€90-million), whic Read more

Stephen Phipson, the CEO of Make UK, the manufacturers' organisation in the UK, has written an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May and the Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn calling for the revocation of Article 50 if the government is... Read more

The 2018 Engineering UK State of Engineering report states that the engineering industry employs over 5.6 million people in the UK. However, the report also highlights an annual shortfall of up to 59,000 engineering graduates and technicians to... Read more

The control of industrial processes can be a complex operation involving multiple valves, sensors and controllers which means there are many considerations when looking for opportunities for process optimisation. Using best practice and ensuring... Read more

With the country experiencing political flux and uncertainty affecting the everyday running of business, manufacturers may regard engaging with their communities low down on their list of priorities. But corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a... Read more

£2.5-million in funding has been awarded by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), an arm of the UK Ministry of Defence, to a consortium headed up by Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd for the development of drone swarm technology. Read more

Funding to the tune of £480-million has been secured for a proposed 600,000 tonne capacity energy-from-waste (EfW) plant at the Tata Chemicals-owned Lostock manufacturing site in Northwich, UK. Read more

BMW has announced that it intends to push on with production of an electric mini model in the UK later this year despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the implications of Brexit. Read more

On the same day that UK Prime Minister Theresa May returned to Brussels to ask for an extension to Article 50, the clause in the EU's Lisbon Treaty that allows to country to leave the bloc, Make UK, the manufacturers' organisation, released a... Read more

Italian energy supplier Green Network Energy (GNE-UK) has signed a deal with all the Italian embassy buildings in the UK to provide clean electricity. Read more

The acquisition of Ivy Topco Ltd, a Cayman Islands-based holding company that has indirect control of London's Gatwick Airport, by VINCI Airports, a subsidiary of French group VINCI has been approved by the European Commission under the European... Read more

The volume of patent applications filed by UK businesses in Europe has risen again – further evidence of sustained investment in innovation activity. Read more

Concerns over high carbon dioxide emissions have led Jaguar Land Rover to recall 44,389 cars in the UK. Regulators discovered that 10 models were emitting more CO2 than they were certified to. The conclusion by regulators is another blow the... Read more

DS Smith, a provider of sustainable packaging solutions, and energy provider E.ON have today announced the signing of a major agreement to construct a state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) facility at Kemsley Paper Mill in Kent. Read more

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