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In a nutshell, no nonsense communications tailored to the client’s requirements. We thrive on unearthing the ‘gem’ of a story you’ve overlooked, packaging it for the media and then using our relationships to get the maximum coverage. Phone: 07812 600 271 Email: russ@cucumberpr.co.uk

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Latest From The Blog

January 2018

First cohort graduates from the UK’s ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’

January 9th, 2018|

A groundbreaking initiative to develop industry-ready engineers has seen its first cohort of students graduate.

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, held a special ceremony in the Cathedral grounds to mark three years since its launch.

Seven graduates picked up their BEng degrees, including Alicia Prior, […]

July 2017

ETG launches Norton Technical Academy as part of £6m plan to bridge the skills gap

July 20th, 2017|

A leading independent machine tool supplier is tackling the skills gap head on after making a £6m commitment to developing a network of Technical Academies.

Martin Doyle, Managing Director of the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), made the announcement at the launch of its first facility at Norton Motorcycles in Castle Donington yesterday and laid out the […]

February 2017

Shrewsbury training academy invests £200,000 to create new apprenticeships

February 22nd, 2017|

40 more apprenticeship opportunities have been created after a Shropshire training academy invested a further £200,000 into new manufacturing facilities.


The In-Comm Training Academy Shrewsbury (ITAS), which is being run in partnership with Salop Design & Engineering, is set to benefit from new TIG, MIG and ARC welding bays, as well as a new fluid power […]

August 2016

Jonathan Lee joins the Manufacturing Hub

August 21st, 2016|

One of the UK’s leading recruitment consultancies has been announced as the latest member of a new support collective designed to help manufacturers grow.

Jonathan Lee, which employs 100 specialists across five offices in the West Midlands, London and Dubai, will join forces with The Manufacturing Hub to provide permanent, contract and interim staffing solutions, along […]

July 2016

Unipart boss receives Royal Seal of Approval

July 11th, 2016|

One of the West Midlands leading female manufacturers has been given a royal seal of approval to get more young people involved in engineering, manufacturing and technology.

Unipart Manufacturing’s Carol Burke is one of six sector specialists to be appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales as Ambassadors of the Industrial Cadets initiative, a workplace […]

November 2015

AME hosts historic ‘devolution’ deal for the West Midlands

November 17th, 2015|

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering’s impressive manufacturing hub in Coventry was the venue for the signing of an historic ‘devolution’ deal for the West Midlands.

Members of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) met with Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Sajid Javid to pledge their support to an agreement that will unlock […]

October 2015

Smaller manufacturers put their faith in ‘people power’ to solve productivity puzzle

October 16th, 2015|

Investing in the skills of their workforce is the main priority for England’s small and medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) it was revealed today.

The latest Manufacturing Barometer – produced exclusively for the Business Growth Service – reports that 71% of respondents are planning to increase spending on developing their people in a bid to unlock […]