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Engineering
Survey - Skills gap is stifling SME Manufacturing Growth
Engineering : 07 October, 2015
The growth plans of more than one in four of Britain’s small and medium sized manufacturers are being jeopardised by a shortage of skilled people, according to the annual Manufacturing Survey by MHA, the UK-wide group of accountancy and business advisory firms.
 
Taking the positives for manufacturing from UK Budget 2015
Engineering : 19 March, 2015
According to Chris Coopey, Head of the Manufacturing Group at MHA, the national association of independent accountants, George Osborne’s Budget speech resulted in a raft of announcements that are largely seen as positives for the manufacturing and engineering sector.
 
Fieldbus Foundation - HART merger to go ahead
Engineering : 21 September, 2014
The Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation is to merge to form a new body called FieldComm Group. This single trade and standards body for process automation communications and integration technologies will come into being on 1 January 2015 and be based in Austin, Texas. Until that time, the HART Communication Foundation and Fieldbus Foundation will continue to operate independently.
 
Recruitment hits three-year high
Engineering : 17 June, 2014
Recruitment confidence amongst London and SE manufactures hits a three-year high according to the latest (January-March) Barometer Survey by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS).
 
Call for participants in next MAS Barometer Survey
Engineering : 17 June, 2014
MAS are looking for SME manufacturers based in London and the SE who would like to take part in the next quarterly MAS Barometer Survey that takes just five minutes to complete.
 
Growing skills shortages in manufacturing hinder SME growth strategy plans
Engineering : 08 April, 2014
The latest annual SME Manufacturing Survey from MHA, the UK-wide group of accountancy and business advisory firms, paints a picture among manufacturers of growing optimism, supported by continuing investment in R&D and capital expenditure and an increase in recruitment, including a 13% rise in the numbers due to take on apprentices. That said, a shortage of recruits at every level, is harming future prospects and has been described by Chris Coopey, the Head of MHA’s Manufacturing Group as "a national scandal.’
 
Annual Manufacturing Survey to drive the sector forward
Engineering : 22 January, 2014
Request to complete survey by 24 January 2014 and receive an early copy of the report. The data captured from the survey will be anonymised and analysed by Philippa Oldham, Head of Manufacturing and Transport at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), with further commentary from Cranfield University – renowned for its manufacturing and engineering faculty. Every business involved will get their own early copy of the report.
 
GAMBICA tops British Standards table for contributing members
Engineering : 15 April, 2013
A report from the business standards orgaqnisation BSI has revealed that GAMBICA has more members contributing to BSI committees than any other trade association. The report, entitled Structuring Knowledge: Standards Development Briefing states that GAMBICA has representation on 100 technical committees and sub committees.
 
Monitoring manufacturing processes to optimise productivity and energy consumption
Engineering : 23 March, 2013
Saving energy is becoming ever more important for manufacturing companies. One prerequisite is to capture machine energy consumption for each step in the production process. This can be achieved with a monitoring system developed by Fraunhofer FIT that, due to its service-oriented architecture and its ability to use heterogeneous sensors, can easily be integrated in existing facilities.
 
Laser and telecoms engineers to be honoured for achievements
Engineering : 29 October, 2012
Esteemed engineers Professor Alf Adams, Dr N F Chin and Dr Irwin Mark Jacobs will be rewarded for their outstanding achievements with Honorary Fellowships from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
 
 
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