Tag: industry

A Risky 2016 Awaits UK Manufacturers

A risky 2016 awaits UK manufacturers
Posted on 18 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

According to the latest EEF/Aldermore Executive Survey, UK manufacturers are envisioning 2016 to be full of tough decisions and prominent risks due to ongoing economic hangover from 2015, while confidence slips in the industry itself within the UK.... Read More

Growth picks up in UK Manufacturing Sector

Posted on 2 December, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

After a few months of mild stagnation in the UK manufacturing sector, many firms are this week welcoming news that activity increased during November, putting an end to fears that the boom period experienced over summer was something of a fluke. Last... Read More

Slowdown in Manufacturing Growth raises renewed fears for Recovery

Posted on 2 September, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Since the end of the recession the manufacturing sector has been one of the most consistent drivers of growth, and has fuelled demand for industrial and warehouse property. However, the last few months have seen growth in manufacturing begin to slowdown... Read More

Overseas Investment in Wales “Near 25 Year High”

Posted on 31 July, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Inward investment in Wales is approaching a 25-year high with 79 foreign companies either moving into the country last year or expanding an established foothold, giving a boost to the commercial property market. The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)... Read More

Calls for More Apprenticeships as Each Position attracts 12 Applicants

Posted on 7 February, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

As businesses continue to invest in growth and attempt to widen their client bases, an increasing number are finding it difficult to fill vacant staffing positions with suitably qualified applicants. In response to this problem, a number of industry bodies... Read More

Heathrow Expansion Would Boost Regions Claim Business Leaders

Posted on 21 December, 2013 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Business leaders across the North-East have welcomed plans to expand Britain’s largest airport, claiming any extra capacity at Heathrow would “galvanise” the region’s reputation. London’s busiest airport has unveiled three options for its... Read More

Train Building Returns to North-East

Posted on 14 November, 2013 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Work has started on a £82m project to return train making to the birthplace of the railways. The workshop of the Stockton and Darlington Railway which opened in 1825 Hitachi Rail Europe eventually plans to deliver more than 860 carriages from its new... Read More

Tata Steel to Axe 500 Jobs

Posted on 3 November, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News, Economy

Tata Steel is cutting almost 500 jobs blaming a fall in demand across the European construction industry and the burden of green levies. Announcing the cuts, the company and union representatives called on the government to do more to support the steel... Read More

Ceramics Festival puts Stoke in the Spotlight

Posted on 26 September, 2013 by Neil Bird under Top Properties

The third British Ceramics Biennial, which opens this weekend, is set to put Stoke-on-Trent in the spotlight at a time when the city is undergoing major regeneration. The festival features six weeks of exhibitions, at venues across the city, showcasing the... Read More

Apprenticeships on the Rise as School Leavers shun University

Posted on 2 September, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Following the release of A-Level results last week, the UK’s top universities were inundated with a record number of applications from students keen to begin their further education in September. In fact, the majority of universities had already filled... Read More