Manufacturing achievements recognised at Annual Awards

The 22nd Annual NDMA awards took place on 16th May at The Barnstaple Hotel, celebrating the achievements of the region’s diverse and prolific manufacturing industry. 200 guests gathered for the occasion which began with welcome drinks (sponsored by Bishop Fleming) and a 2-course meal. The evening was conducted by BBC …

Automation and digital advances to create better jobs in UK manufacturing

But low-skilled workers need retraining into better roles to avoid job losses A third of UK manufacturers expect some low skilled jobs to be lost over the next five years as a result of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital technologies. But over half of companies (54%) say they will up-skill …

Less than a week left to enter the NDMA Awards 2019!

There’s not long left to get your entry together for the NDMA Manufacturing Awards 2019, celebrating the incredible standard of manufacturing and world-class industry from the Northern Devon region. Once again, manufacturers large and small will be pitching their ideas and achievements and hoping to go home with a piece …

Government gives green light to new competitiveness and productivity initiative for automotive manufacturers

Innovative NMCL package will boost the performance of the UK’s advanced manufacturing supply chain as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy commitment to the UK’s automotive supply chains. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced its selection of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) programme as the mechanism …

Petroc celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology.

Petroc celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West. A multi-million pound bid to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the South West has been successful, it has been announced. The new Institute of Technology will establish a range of new …