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7/11/2017

Forgers mark their war effort 100 years on

It’s almost a century since British forging companies met in Birmingham to unite for the war effort, and their trade association will mark the historic event in November. Read more: Forgers mark their war effort 100 years on

7/09/2017

EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook Q3 published

The Q3 EEF/BDO Manufacturing Outlook report is out it has had plenty of press coverage on it too which is great; please click here to view the press release.

5/09/2017

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) phase 2 compliance has started

The CBM is here to guide your company through the audit process with our expert knowledge of your sector. Read more: ESOS

13/07/2017

Time to register for our new £12m skills project

It’s been years in the planning, but our ambitious industrial training scheme is now only months away from becoming reality. In September, the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) will receive the first intake of apprentices at its central ‘hub’ – the University of Wolverhampton’s new Springfield campus – and its three ‘spokes’, one of which will be at our headquarters at the National Metalforming Centre (NMC) in West Bromwich. Read more: ECMS

 

22/06/2017

Bank of England Agents’ National Summary of Business Conditions 2017 Q2

Please use the link below to access the latest publication of the National Summary of Business Conditions in the UK, as reported by the Bank’s Regional Agents.

BoE Summary Q2 2017

6/06/2017

Bank of England Summary – May 2017

Please use the link below to access the May Summary.

BOE Summary May 2017

18/05/2017

Construction super campus phoenix rises from the ashes in The Smoke

The University of Wolverhampton celebrated its investment of £100 million in a construction super campus at a prestigious event at the House of Lords in London. The investment is part of the University’s ‘Our Vision – Your Opportunity’ £250 million ambitious project to invest in world class education and training in support of economic growth in the region.  To read more please click here.

11/05/2017

Grants available to support your business

The Manufacturing Growth Programme provides free advice and support to manufacturing SMEs across the country with up to 35% grant funding to improve. To find out more please click here.

10/05/2017

Contractor appointment puts spoke in the works for manufacturing centre

The University of Wolverhampton has appointed Midlands based contractor, Shaylor Group, to build its Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) Spoke at the former Thomas Dudley factory site in Tipton, Dudley. The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) approved £8.04 million funding for the ECMS project with training being delivered in Tipton, Dudley, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.  To find out more about these developments please click here.

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