Have your say – SWMAS Manufacturing Barometer Q3

The Manufacturing Barometer is a quarterly survey that charts the experiences of UK SME manufacturers. It is the largest survey of its kind and has informed both government industrial strategy and the national debate on manufacturing. It regularly features in both national and regional media. The latest barometer survey is now …

Communications Power Module from TDK-Lambda

504W AC-DC conduction cooled power module offers leading edge size and PMBus™ communications TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand PFH500F?28 high efficiency AC-DC power supplies. Rated at 504W, the baseplate conduction-cooled module is packaged in a compact 101.6mm x 61mm footprint. Using industry standard PMBus™ …

Fully Funded short courses for SME’s

The Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon (SEED) project is funded by the European Social Fund and is being facilitated by the Shaping Futures Project team at Petroc, Barnstaple. Strategic Employer Engagement in Devon works with SME’s to strengthen higher level vocational education and training.  These opportunities are fully funded. The …

Spaghetti Tower Challenge

STEM engagement at Holywell C of E Primary School, Tawstock Squirrels Class really enjoyed a visit from our STEM ambassador, Paul Mullen, from the North Devon Manufacturers Association. We carried out an engineering challenge to build the tallest/strongest tower possible from just 12 marshmallows and a packet of spaghetti! The …

Petroc ranked no. 1 college in 2018 FE league table

Petroc is celebrating success once again this week, by ranking top in the prestigious NICDEX league table published by FE Week. The NICDEX rates all 183 FE colleges across the country in four categories – learner satisfaction, employer satisfaction, 16-to-18 positive progression and adults into employment – to create a score out of …

Anglo Krempel foodbank donation

A Bideford business has been giving back to the community with a generous donation to Northern Devon Foodbank Anglo dropped off boxes and bags filled with supplies at the Bideford foodbank in Pitt Lane on Wednesday after a six-week drive for donations. Anglo’s social club chairman Neil Batty said: “We …