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Friday, 29th May 2015

Polypipe boss elected BPF president
David Hall had been widely expected to take up the presidency but was officially ‘unveiled’ at the BPF’s annual general meeting, held in the trade body’s London headquarters yesterday. ...more

EEF: Tories' apprentice target “ambitious”
Manufacturers trade body insists that specialist workers will still be needed from outside the European Union to meet the apprentice target outlined for the next Parliament.


BPF hails Chinaplas 2015
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has heralded the success of the Chinaplas 2015 exhibition held on 20-23 May, where it hosted the British Pavilion.


Hornby launches ‘KitStarter’ project
Hornby, the international models and collectibles group, has announced a new in-house crowd-funding platform to allow consumers to help bring back models from the Airfix back catalogue.


Christian Young joins Silvergate
Christian Young has joined masterbatch manufacturer Silvergate Plastics as sales manager for UK North and Northern Europe. ...more

CBI: Strong growth in UK service sector
According to the latest CBI Service Sector Survey, business volumes leapt in the business and professional services sector at the fastest rate in almost a decade, resulting in profits growing at their quickest pace since late 2007. ...more

Cefic: EU chemical output stagnates as prices fall
Chemicals Trends Report shows that polymer output declined 1.4% in February 2015 compared to February 2014. ...more

Champ Chat
Do you want the UK to stay in the European Union?
It’s all very well big business associations such as the CBI planting their flag on the ‘in’ side of the Europe 'in/out' debate, but what do small companies think? ...more

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