Firm salutes academy’s young entrepreneurs

TDK Corporation has announced its support of Ilfracombe Academy’s Young Enterprise team, Having already attended two trade fairs, the school’s Wood On Waves team presented its Better Our Beaches vintage bodyboards at the regional Young Enterprise Final at the Met Office in Exeter, The competition involved teams running their own …

Manufacturing Barometer Survey Q4 2016-17 RESULTS

Special Focus: Maximising your workforce efficiency to support Productivity and Growth  SWMAS, would like to thank those that took part in the latest Manufacturing Barometer Survey Q4 2016-17. Your input has allowed us to identify the confidence, trends and opinions from within the manufacturing industry and enable us to lobby local and …

Manufacturing Success at the 20th Annual NDMA Awards

Nearly 200 attendees from North Devon’s rich and varied manufacturing industry, along with many supporting services assembled at the Barnstaple Hotel on the evening of Thursday 18th May. Chairman Phil Scotcher welcomed and started proceedings for the 20th  NDMA Annual Awards Ceremony. After a beautifully served meal of roast Devon …

Exelin: Manufacturing Barometer paints a picture of SME growth, yet a disconnect with UK Industrial Strategy

Small to medium sized manufacturers in the UK have remained resilient in the face of ‘Brexit’ uncertainty, with 57% of firms recording an increase in sales during the last six months. The National Manufacturing Barometer, conducted by SWMAS in partnership with Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), also found strong optimism for growth, …

A fresh chapter in the Dymond Engineering story as the company continues to evolve

Colin Dymond, founder of Barnstable based Dymond Engineering retired recently after 36 years with the company and so it enters an exciting new phase in its development. Colin started out by providing a precision metal fabrication service to shop fitters and retail designers.  Dymond Shop Fittings is still a leading supplier to …

SWMAS Q3 2016-17 Manufacturing Barometer Results

Manufacturing Barometer: Senior decision makers within small and medium sized manufacturers have shared their views on UK Industrial Strategy and whether the UK is doing enough to build its reputation as a stable and predictable business environment. SWMAS, would like to thank those that took part in the latest Manufacturing Barometer Survey …

It’s National Apprenticeship Week

The 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) will bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and will seek to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career. National Apprenticeship Service The National Apprenticeship …

R&D Tax Credits: How would you spend £4.7bn to incentivise UK innovation?

From Forrest Brown R&D Tax Credit Consultancy: With the Spring Budget set to be announced tomorrow and a once-in-a-generation Industrial Strategy consultation taking place, we surveyed 1,000 UK business leaders on their attitudes towards innovation investment and Brexit. In the study, we reveal: How businesses believe Brexit will alter the …