North Devon Employers Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Celebration, awards and most importantly, careers have been highlighted this week. 8th-14th February has marked National Apprenticeship week and there’s been plenty of information on hand from Petroc College as well as news and testimonials from local businesses. A few videos that have been posted on social media are linked …

HotSW Careers Hub virtual careers event “Which Way?” is coming ……..!!!

We are delighted to be working with Learn By Design in order to deliver a virtual careers event to showcase local employment & education opportunities and support young people across schools and colleges within the LEP area of Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth. The event will provide you with the …

Building Capable Processes – SWMAS Fully Funded Course

If you are frustrated by quality issues within your company processes, this training is for you! Calling on established Lean and Six Sigma methods, this session will demonstrate ways of identifying and removing problems to move towards 100% process capability…how good can you get? This practical and straightforward learning will …

Make UK: Right to work checks for European nationals from January 2021

Free movement under European law will end in the UK on 31 December 2020. Europeans who began living in the UK by that point will retain the right to work provided they apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme. They will have until the end of the Grace Period …

Manufacturing Barometer: Shaping The Future of SME Manufacturing

The data from this quarter’s Manufacturing Barometer survey has now been analysed and we are pleased to be able to share the results with you… The SWMAS National Report, which surveyed over 400 SME manufacturers across England, highlights trends in sales, profits, investment, and staff numbers since 2018. It also uncovers the specific areas of …

Make UK comment on the Chancellor’s statement

Commenting on the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive of Make UK, said : “I warmly congratulate the Chancellor for taking decisive action that will help avoid the significant redundancies we were facing had there been a cliff edge end to government support. The priority right …

TDK-Lambda announces £11.5m investment to redevelop its manufacturing facility in Ilfracombe, UK

The investment, which will be staged over the next three and a half years, will enable the company to increase production capacity by 50%. The original factory was built over 50 years ago with further expansion in the mid-1980s. While the company has invested heavily in new equipment and building …