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Market Report – Late September 2018

The following market sectors are covered in this issue: Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Railways, General Industrials and Engineering. Read more: CBM Market Report Late September 2018


Building a stronger wire rod business

British Steel is making the biggest single investment in its manufacturing operations for a decade, committing GB£50 million to a major upgrade of its wire rod mill. Executive Editor Phil Matten met with wire rods managing director, Richard Sims, and project director, Mark Cunningham, to hear more about the background and implications of this huge […]



By Steve Jezard, Industrial Response First Aid Training Ltd   It was my pleasure to come and speak to delegates at the CBM Health, Safety & Committee Group Meeting at CBM HQ in West Bromwich. Industrial Response First Aid Training Ltd was formed in August 2017 following a significant traumatic arm injury in an industrial […]


Possible effects on the forging industry from the EU Safeguard Measures

The Euroforge have looked into possible effects on the forging industry from the EU Safeguard Measures. The relevant tariff quota for the forging industry can be watched at the following link on a daily basis: EU Safeguarding. According to the report about 39.000 tons of the 728.270 tons have been imported. Another 3.100 tons are […]


EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit

On 25 July the Home Office launched the EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit . The toolkit has been designed to help businesses support their UK based EU27 employees. The toolkit provides information on how EU27 citizens will be able to apply for “settled status” in the UK in preparation of the UK’s departure from the […]


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.   Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme The legislation means all qualifying organisations have to prepare mandatory energy audits and if you know you will qualify for Phase 2 there is no reason why you shouldn’t start doing […]


Special 10% discount for CBM members on meeting room hire

One of the benefits you get as a CBM member is access to discounts on helpful products and services. The latest member offer is a 10% discount on meeting and conference space at NMC Venue in West Bromwich, which is also home to the CBM headquarters. NMC Venue offers you an easy, flexible and affordable […]


EU imposes safeguard measures on steel products

On the 18th July, the European Commission published Regulation 2018/2013, imposing provisional safeguarding measures on twenty-three categories of steel products, but not including fasteners. The measures include quotas for each category. When these quotas are exhausted a 25% tariff will be imposed on imports. The regulation follows the initiation of a safeguard investigation on 26 […]


Fastener Sector ‘Educated’ at Dudley College

In February, senior representatives from leading UK fastener manufacturers attended a CBM Fastener Sector Meeting, held at Dudley College’s Advance 1 Engineering facility, for an intensive and highly informative session on the Apprenticeship Levy and training funding opportunities for SMEs. The meeting was organised by fastener consultant, Phil Matten, and managing director of Barton ColdForm, […]

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