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  • 21st September 2023

    Innovation boost as UK rejoins Horizon Europe

    UK manufacturers are once again able to participate in the world’s largest R&D collaboration programme, offering opportunities to take part in cutting-edge innovation projects. 
  • 21st September 2023

    ‘Small crumbs of comfort’ for UK manufacturing as downturn deepens

    The manufacturing sector sunk to its lowest performance since May 2020 in August, but optimism for the 12 months ahead is higher than average for manufacturers in Greater Manchester.
  • 12th September 2023

    Made Smarter joins forces with university to create digital manufacturing leaders

    Delegates from 15 manufacturers across the North West have graduated from Made Smarter’s trailblazing Leading Digital Transformation programme with Manchester Met.
  • 12th September 2023

    Gov launches ‘one-stop-shop’ to help firms cut emissions

    Businesses can access free advice and support to reduce their energy bills and cut their carbon emissions via the new government-backed UK Business Climate Hub.
  • 5th September 2023

    Greater Manchester’s most urgent manufacturing skills revealed

    Greater Manchester’s new Local Skills Improvement Plan highlights key skils shortages across the city region, including the highest priorities in manufacturing.  
  • 5th September 2023

    Manufacturing workers among thousands with new skills through Skills for Growth

    Greater Manchester’s Skills for Growth, which was launched to address skills gaps identified by employers in the city region, has now supported 20,000 individuals to gain new skills.
  • 5th September 2023

    1 in 5 importers have altered supply chains due to geopolitical pressures

    According to the Institute of Directors, over a third of UK importers feel impacted by geopolitcal pressures, particularly in relation to China, and are subsequently examining their supply chains.
  • 3rd August 2023

    The importance of maintaining a happy workforce

    Findings that 90% of manufacturing workers are open to moving jobs is an important reminder to manufacturing firms that investing in your workforce is a vital business strategy.
  • 3rd August 2023

    What the Trans-Pacific trade deal may offer for Greater Manchester manufacturers

    The government has formally signed a treaty to join a free trade bloc of 11 countries in Asia and the Pacific, paving the way for new trading relations that could benefit UK manufacturers.
  • 1st August 2023

    EU trade difficulties unchanged, business leaders say

    Businesses are finding the trading relationship with the EU as difficult as they did 12 months ago, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD), with SMEs facing challenges ‘across the board’.

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