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The UK science industries’ £52m skills and talent initiative, the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) – led by Cogent Skills – said it had helped more than 2,000 people to be trained, ahead of its first anniversary.

  20 April 2015

The UK labour market continued to strengthen with a further half a million more people in work in the three months to February 2015, compared with the same period a year ago.

  17 April 2015

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned the UK’s next government will face a tougher time than expected reducing Whitehall’s annual spending deficit.

  16 April 2015

Majority of UK business owners in the manufacturing sector are not planning to cope with future interest rate rises. 13 April 2015
Swiss composite materials group saw net sales reach CHF89.3m (£62m) for the first quarter of 2015. 13 April 2015
Trade moulder steps up investment in machinery after winning new work. 10 April 2015
Growth stalled in the first quarter of 2015 for manufacturing and services firms according to the British Chambers of Commerce's latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES).

  10 April 2015

The one-day conference aims to encourage moulders to build foam injection moulding capacity 10 April 2015
Midlands moulder creates new jobs after winning a clutch of new automotive contracts  10 April 2015
The first quarter of 2015 has seen an increasing number of trade moulders investing in new machinery. PRW talks to firms about their purchases 10 April 2015
Production output posted a small annual rise in February, according to the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics.

  10 April 2015

The business organisation has slammed business practices where small firms pay to be on supplier lists or are hit by retrospectively changing contracts.

  9 April 2015

Nottingham plastics and building products distributor has acquired rival Seal Service, also based in the city, as part of a seven-figure deal.

  7 April 2015

The British Plastics Federation’s (BPF) Recycling Group has reiterated its claim that the packaging recovering note (PRN) system needs to be revised.

  7 April 2015

UK economic growth held steady in the three months to March and is expected to gather momentum over the next quarter. 7 April 2015


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