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Whitechapel Lecture- How robotics could re-energise UK manufacturing

At the Whitechapel Lecture Mike Wilson discussed “How robotics could re-energise UK manufacturing”. The founders said “the lecture was a fascinating insight into how manufacturing could benefit more by the introduction of robotics and how the population might find working conditions to be more beneficial”. Please click on the link below to watch the full […]

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Keeping your business compliant – HR and Health & Safety essentials

With a year of unprecedented change on the horizon in the world of employment law and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) focus areas to look out for, there’s never been a better time to make sure you nail the basics of HR and Health & Safety. If you’re in need of a refresher join our […]

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BSI Standard under review – Ergonomic Design Considerations

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee “PH/9 “Applied ergonomics” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation. Proposal: ISO/NP TS 22411-2 – Guidance for use in […]

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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) – Engineering & Manufacturing Forum

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) is pleased to welcome the MTA Cluster to their next Engineering & Manufacturing Forum to be held at the GMCC in Manchester on the 15th March 2024 from 0900 – 1100. The North-West’s Aerospace and Defence industry plays a critical role in strengthening the regional economy, supporting high-quality job […]

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UK Manufacturing Output , December, 4th Quarter & full year 2023: The latest data on manufacturing output data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that although there was a month-on-month increase of +0.8% in both November and December, as a result of a fall of -1.3% in October and the base effects from […]

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European Industrial Production, December 2023:  Data published by Eurostat this week shows a sharp increase in industrial production (IP);  it is estimated to have grown by +2.6% compared to November in both the EU and the Euro-zone.  However, care is needed in interpreting this due to a massive increase of +23.5% in Ireland where the […]

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