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Pay pressures absent in key bargaining period for manufacturing

25/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter Pay pressures are remaining absent through the bargaining period for manufacturing companies who are keeping a tight hold of internal costs in the face of difficult economic conditions, according to the latest survey on pay data from EEF, the manufacturersí organisation and JAM Recruitment. According to the EEF/JAM pay... read more


 

Japanese company invests £800m in UK operations

25/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter Fujitsu UK & Ireland have confirmed that it has received a special payment of £800m from Fujitsu Limited (Japan), which it has invested into three of its UK defined-benefit pension schemes. The company has taken this step to substantially improve the financial position in these pension schemes. The company... read more


 

UK manufacturers call for an industry makeover

22/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter The Manufacturing Success report, issued by SAP (UK) Limited at the Manufacturing Innovation Forum indicates that UK manufacturers are welcoming of change, with 82% citing innovation as the most important driver of business growth in 2013 and beyond. In addition to positive sentiments towards change and innovation, the... read more


 

Small businesses to benefit from New York trade mission

22/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter Small businesses from across the UK are preparing to take part in an exclusive trade mission to New York to discover how to expand into the US market and get tips on conquering the challenges commonly associated with exporting. The trade mission is part of Santanderís SME support... read more


 

Search begins for North Eastís heroes of export

22/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter The search is on for the North Eastís heroes of export and companies across the region are being urged to act fast to submit their entries for the prestigious North East Exportersí Awards. The annual awards ceremony and dinner recognises the achievements of the regionís top export champions whose... read more


 

Launch of the advanced manufacturing supply chain initiative

22/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise has opened the competition for the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative Rounds 3 and 4 at the AMSCI National Briefing event being held at Central Hall, Westminster. The Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative is a funding competition designed to improve... read more


 

Spending needs to move further towards boosting growth

21/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of EEF, the manufacturersí organisation said that the Budget is only a job half done as far as the manufacturing sector is concerned. ďThe Statement contained some helpful measures on business taxation and some signs of re-prioritising spending for growth but it still feels like... read more


 

South West exports fall but room for optimism

21/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter A renewed call to action has been issued to the regionís firms as latest figures released by HM Revenue & Customs this week show that exports from the South West fell in 2012. In 2012 the value of exports from the South West totalled £12.3 billion - 1.16 percent... read more


 

Minister welcomes one of the largest UK-India trade deals

21/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter Hugo Swire welcomes one of the largest UK-India trade deals following 20 year agreement to supply Liquefied Natural Gas to Gujarat. Speaking in Gujarat at the signing of an agreement between the BG Group and the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited for the long-term sale of Liquefied Natural Gas,... read more


 

Industrial output to pick up sharply in the next three months

21/03/2013

By Daniel Hunter Manufacturers expect output to accelerate sharply in the next three months, according to the CBIís latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 398 firms found that output growth over the last three months remained steady but subdued. But the outlook is much brighter for the next quarter, with output... read more