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Beverley Nielsen: Is redesigning manufacturing in the UK plausible or a pipedream?

Manufacturing is not appreciated in terms of the talent we need to recruit or the context we use in discussing it.

Lloyds backs Solid State with £4.5m funding deal

Electronic product manufacturer aiming to double sales and continue acquisition trail

Manufacturing barometer reveals confidence in revenue rises

Lorraine Holmes, area director of the Manufacturing Advisory Service in the north and west
Firms predicted a 94 per cent rise in collective turnover and expected staffing levels to increase by 32 per cent over the next four years

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Beverley Nielsen: Is redesigning manufacturing in the UK plausible or a pipedream?

Manufacturing is not appreciated in terms of the talent we need to recruit or the context we use in discussing it.

Lloyds backs Solid State with £4.5m funding deal

Electronic product manufacturer aiming to double sales and continue acquisition trail

Lorraine Holmes, area director of the Manufacturing Advisory Service in the north and west

Manufacturing barometer reveals confidence in revenue rises

Firms predicted a 94 per cent rise in collective turnover and expected staffing levels to increase by 32 per cent over the next four years

Wasps' captain James Haskell

Land Rover unveiled as Wasps' new sponsor

The Midland car-maker said the new deal would complement its existing sponsorship deal with Coventry Rugby Football Club

The Shard, in London, whose Shangri-La Hotel is being supplied by Birmingham silversmith Heritage Collection

Shard hotel supplied by Birmingham silversmith

Shangri-La Hotel places order with Small Heath company Heritage Collection for its restaurant and banqueting facilities

From left: Simon and Michael Hanson, of HCM Engineering, with Rachel Eade from the Manufacturing Advisory Service

HCM Engineering completes £500k investment programme

Manufacturing Advisory Service supports Black Country engineering group as it aims to double company

IMI offloads Eley and Accles & Shelvoke in £42m deal

Engineering group sells 'non-core' businesses to private equity house LDC as it continues five-year plan

The reborn Atalanta

Midlands businessman recreates classic British car killed off by Second World War

Staffordshire businessman Martyn Corfield is set to bring Atalanta Motors back to life after efforts to create one of the supercars of the time were cut short by the outbreak of the Second World War with production ending in 1939.

Land Rover at Lode Lane, Solihull.

Chassis firm agrees Jaguar Land Rover parts deal

Midland manufacturer signs deal to supply parts to build the next generation of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.

Ian Dury with artefacts found at the archeology dig at the Glasshouse College in Stourbridge.

Earliest remnants of glass industry are rediscovered in Stourbridge

Two of the earliest glass-making furnaces ever discovered in the region have been revealed during a dig in Stourbridge.

Cadbury World's chocolate model of the Library of Birmingham to mark the first anniversary of it opening

Cadbury creates Library of Birmingham out of chocolate

Chocolatiers from the famous Birmingham company crafted the 80cm-tale model to mark the library's first birthday

Wedgwood Collection which has been saved from auction

Wedgwood Collection saved after administrators strike rescue deal

National charity Art Fund has raised more than £15m to prevent the collection going to auction and possibly being broken up

Aston Martin's new V12 Vanquish S Roadster

Fastest Aston Martin production convertible yet goes on show in Paris

The V12 Vanquish S Roadster features Aston Martin’s latest 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 565bhp

Tim Pile, president of Birmingham Chamber

Manufacturing skills crisis takes shine off soaring sales

Latest research from Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce says 46 per cent of firms in the region unable to bring in skilled manual and technical staff

Aston Martin's new CEO Andy Palmer with the company's Gaydon workforce

Aston Martin's new chief Andy Palmer takes up the reins

Mr Palmer marked his arrival by introducing himself to the workforce and production stopped briefly to enable a commemorative picture to be taken and posted to Twitter

Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster which has acquired Abingdon Flooring in a £12m deal

Victoria snaps up rival carpet manufacturer in £12 million deal

Worcestershire firm continues upward trend after returning to the black earlier this year

West Midlands manufacturers urged to access £4.5m offshore wind fund

GROW:OffshoreWind programme is offering grants to small and large companies looking to grow at home and overseas

The Moratab Pazhan - an Iranian-built Land Rover

Not the end of the road for classic Land Rover

When Land Rover stops production of its iconic Defender in 2015, Iran will be one of the few places drivers can still buy a version of it in the shape of the Morattab Pazhan

Nigel Bailey, relationship director at Barclays

Barclays backs Lander Automotive in £3m funding deal

Manufacturing group set to benefit from Jaguar Land Rover's i54 plant will use funding to install new production lines at Birmingham factory

The McGeoch Technology shop floor in Birmingham in 1945

Birmingham defence firm McGeoch Technology still fighting fit after nearly 200 years' service

Birmingham defence company McGeoch Technology, which can trace its history back almost 200 years, has won a string of lucrative deals.

Videos & Photos

Picture from 1905. Homes that were amongst the first to be built on the Bournville estate

Pictures: Bournville Village Trust opens archives to show town planning masterpiece

Plans for 1,000 Birmingham city centre homes at Exchange Square

The interior of the Red Lion pub on Soho Road, Handsworth. The pictures were taken by former Birmingham City Council Cabinet member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, Martin Mullaney, in 1995.

Red Lion pub owner: we have looked after up-for-sale architectural gem

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