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13:43, 22 AUG 2016
Manufacturers reporting positive output and orders says EEF
New survey from manufacturers' organisation and BDO suggest West Midlands is showing signs of business confidence
Centro calls for Midlands roads to be sold to fund new projects
Region's transport authority pushes government for radical toll schemes to raise capital
Manufacturing growth continues to speed up
A new survey shows manufacturing employment grew for the 12th consecutive month, while production surged ahead
Birmingham Metropolitan College
Birmingham Metropolitan College to invest £4m in Skills Centre
Birmingham Metropolitan College is redeveloping its Skills Centre in Erdington after securing a £1.3 million Skills Funding Agency grant
Call for apprenticeships to be pushed in secondary schools
A suggestion apprenticeships should be highlighted in secondary schools was one of the key messages at the launch of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation’s new Technology Training Centre.
EEF Technology Training Centre opens in Birmingham for 250 apprentices
Perry Barr centre to provide a new generation with skills for the manufacturing industry
March of the Makers finally underway?
The much-vaunted 'March of the Makers' may well have stumbled last year but is finally moving again, and at a decent enough rate for now at least.
Midlands manufacturing hits 16-year high
The quarterly Manufacturing Outlook survey published today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and business advisers and accountancy firm BDO LLP in the Midlands reveals a new mood of optimism among industrialists.
Survey claims offshored business is coming back to region
Key findings of an EEF/Squire Sanders survey showed that one in six companies re-shored production in-house in the last three years, and a similar number re-shored sourcing to a UK based supplier
Jaguar Land Rover
JLR isn't enough for Cable's export dream to realise
Vince Cable wants to see the UK's selling £1 trillion worth of high-tech goods and services around the world
Midlands manufacturers urged to think Brazilian
Firms in the region are drawing up new export strategies to muscle in on emerging markets, according to a new EEF/Barclays Report
Manufacturers bemoan energy snub in Autumn Statement
Richard Halstead, the Midland director of EEF, said George Osborne missed an opportunity to help production firms to export by reducing energy bills
British people are dipping into their savings
Households are pulling money out of their savings accounts at the fastest rate in recent times.
Strong demand and headcount at manufacturers
Sector continues to bounce back according to new research, with demand for skills high
BDO and EEF hold Manufacturing Discussion Dinner
BDO and the EEF held a Manufacturing Discussion Dinner at Edmunds Fine Dining in Brindleyplace.
JLR chief to spearhead supply chain initiative
The JLR executive will produce a comprehensive review of Britain’s manufacturing supply chains to help transform the fortunes of the sector in the long term.
Credit problems show signs of easing
The latest EEF survey has shown a large proportion of companies to be opting out of using external finance to support their investment.
Manufacturers warn of momentum drop without fresh investment
Manufacturers’ organisation has upgraded its forecasts for economic growth this year, but warned of significant risks if investment dips
Making sense of the bad (and good) news
The recent good weather has certainly added to a sense that things are not so awful and retail figures are showing that people are out buying the usual things such as food for the barbecue, drinks and appropriate clothing.
George Osborne MP
Osborne knocks back £50bn pot for regions in spending review
Business leaders accuse Government of ‘paying lip-service’ to regional devolution
Chancellor reveals single pot will be £2bn a year
Value of Single Local Growth Fund, which aims to give funding to the regions previously overseen in Whitehall, is less than hoped
New data points to brighter future for manufacturing
The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a key survey on the state of the sector – showed green shoots after a headline reading of 51.3 was revealed for May – with readings above 50 representing growth.
Former Manganese Bronze chief named manufacturing consortium chair
Former Manganese Bronze chief executive John Russell has been named as the new chairman of the West Midlands Manufacturing Consortium (WMMC).
Rich List 2013: No.=43 - Professor Jo Bradwell (£120m)
Birmingham-based medical diagnostics company Binding Site is a classic example of how discoveries in the laboratory can achieve considerable commercial success.