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May 2020

Employers urged to take ‘Skills Pledge’ to protect pipeline of apprentices

May 19th, 2020|

One of the UK’s leading training providers has launched a new campaign to ensure apprenticeships are protected as companies seek to find ways of coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.

In-Comm Training, which operates three academies at Aldridge, Bridgnorth and Shropshire, is asking firms in the West Midlands to sign-up to its ‘Skills Pledge’, which will see […]

Covid-19 places Augmented Reality at the heart of the ‘new working normal’

May 19th, 2020|

Covid-19 will accelerate the business world’s move to Augmented Reality (AR) and other IoT solutions, as companies across the UK look to adapt to a ‘new working normal’.

Jim Heppelmann, CEO of industrial innovation technology specialist PTC, believes the way frontline workers have seamlessly adapted to the benefits of AR to continue to perform their roles […]

Report predicts commercial drones will take to UK skies

May 19th, 2020|

Challenges posed by Covid-19 are accelerating the willingness to embrace drone technology and the UK is leading the way, according to a new European aerospace study released today.

The first findings of Protolabs’ Horizon Shift report, which involved 325 aerospace business leaders from across Europe, highlights an increased appetite for ‘low space’ innovation and more investment […]

February 2020

Shepherd aims to lead C-ALPS to £20m research target for clean mobility

February 9th, 2020|

The new head of a £50m state-of-the-art facility for creating cleaner mobility is targeting participation in over £20m of collaborative industrial research projects this year as the race to electrification gathers pace.

Simon Shepherd has been appointed as the Director for the Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS), a Coventry University research initiative established to […]

re:find celebrates 5th birthday with high-profile appointment

February 9th, 2020|

One of Birmingham’s fastest growing interim and executive search recruitment specialists is celebrating its 5th birthday in style after securing new contracts with Wincanton Logistics, ABP and luxury department store Harrods.

re:find, which was formed in 2015 by James Cumming to create a more helpful type of recruitment business, has seen turnover grow 30% year-on-year after […]

Three is the magic number as Talbots record £14m fees

February 9th, 2020|

A trio of promotions are set to help one of the West Midlands leading independent law firms capitalise on a £2m increase in fees.

Talbots Law, which has six offices across the Black Country and Worcestershire, has appointed Claire Cooper, Liz Hulland and Yvonne Masters as Directors of the fast-growing business that saw turnover hit £14m […]

Autonomous pods SWARM together like bees in world first demonstration

February 3rd, 2020|

Autonomous pods born in Coventry are now able to swarm together in a world first, thanks to research by WMG at the University of Warwick in partnership with Aurrigo and Milton Keynes council.

With the concept of driverless pods now more realistic than futuristic, the vehicles are one step closer to being put to use, as […]

October 2019

Protolabs speeds forward with £5m expansion and 60 new jobs

October 17th, 2019|

The world’s fastest digital manufacturer of custom prototypes and low-volume production parts has released investment on a £5million expansion plan at its European Headquarters in Telford.

Protolabs, which works with thousands of product designers and engineers across Europe every year, is building a bespoke 50,000 sq. ft. extension to its Halesfield facility. It will house at […]

PP Control & Automation on course for £3m of new business with ‘Ready 4 Electrification’ support

October 17th, 2019|

Tapping into expert academic support is helping a manufacturing outsourcing specialist access up to £3m in new business in the niche vehicle sector.

PP Control & Automation (PP C&A), which already works with many of the world’s largest machine builders, is one of the first participants of the Ready 4 Electrification Programme run by WMG, at […]

July 2019

ETG delivers new manufacturing technology blueprint with HK Holdings acquisition

July 28th, 2019|

Engineering Technology Group (ETG) has acquired HK Holdings and all of its subsidiaries from the Pexion Group in a deal that is promising to transform the way manufacturers access the latest technologies.

The Wellesbourne-based company, which celebrates its 25th birthday later this year, has reacted to industry’s growing appetite for new production techniques to make yet […]