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Lighting up new opportunities

Lighting up new opportunities

A new light controlling product that promises to save energy and cut costs is being made in the North East after the inventor chose to manufacture locally.

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East Midlands manufacturers target home comforts to boost long-term growth

Last modified Oct 21, 2014 10:18 AM

Small manufacturers in the East Midlands are set to make the most of a strengthening UK economy by focusing on domestic markets for their future growth it was revealed today. More than two thirds (68%) of companies questioned in the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer feel that increasing sales at home offered them the best chance to expand.

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MAS urges small manufacturers to get ‘Fit for Nuclear’

MAS urges small manufacturers to get ‘Fit for Nuclear’

Last modified Oct 21, 2014 03:11 PM

More than 300 small manufacturers are set to benefit from specialist support to access the UK’s rapidly developing £60bn civil nuclear new build programme and significant opportunities in decommissioning.

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£5m Funding available for development of Marine and Maritime systems

£5m Funding available for development of Marine and Maritime systems

Last modified Oct 16, 2014 11:53 AM

Innovate UK, the new name for the Technology Strategy Board and the Ministry of Defence, through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), are to invest up to £5m in collaborative R&D projects to stimulate the development of marine and maritime autonomous systems.

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New rail platform offers Dura the chance to step up to its £17m blueprint

New rail platform offers Dura the chance to step up to its £17m blueprint

Last modified Oct 15, 2014 10:20 AM

An Essex manufacturer is targeting a £10m jump in turnover after launching a new solution for the rail sector. Dura Composites, which employs 35 people at its Clacton-on-Sea premises, has used its expertise in composite production to come up with a fibreglass station platform that allows railway stations to remain operational whilst addressing potentially dangerous stepping distances.

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Seaglaze reshores production after £1m investment in Norfolk glass plant

Seaglaze reshores production after £1m investment in Norfolk glass plant

Last modified Oct 14, 2014 08:55 AM

A £1m investment into a new glass toughening plant is set to help a Norwich manufacturer target £3m in sales – for the first time in its 44-year history. Seaglaze, which produces specialist windows, door and hatches for the marine industry, took the bold decision to ‘reshore’ production after experiencing delays and shortages caused by international suppliers.

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"Productivity increased by 200%, turnover increased by 160%, Winner of Best Diversification category 2012"

Mike Nicholson, MD
GripSure

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GripSure

Advisor: Martyn Pearson

"The results have been immediate, both in terms of productivity and improvements to the working environment"

James Sweeting, Director
Lincoln & York

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Lincoln & York

Advisor: Stephen Gregory

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