An engineering company owned by a former England rugby player is projecting further growth after securing a game-changing contract with Network Rail.
One of the Manufacturing Advisory Service’s biggest Yorkshire success stories will throw open its doors next month when it stages the organisation’s latest best practice visit. Naylor, a specialist manufacturer of building and construction products, will show 15 local companies how they adopted a significant ‘MAS change’ programme that has seen it grow from £35m to £50m in just four years.
As you may be aware, MAS have been working closely with the HS2 Procurement team in the process of getting the High Speed rail service from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds underway.
The Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative is a funding competition designed to improve the global competitiveness of UK advanced manufacturing supply chains. Funding is available to support research and development, skills training and capital investment to help UK supply chains achieve world-class standards and encourage major new suppliers to locate in the UK.
The potential is obvious. £1.5 trillion is already set aside for the development of new reactors across the world and decommissioning of end of life plants accounts for £1.6bn of spend in the UK alone. New entrants are urgently needed to ensure the marketplace can deliver the wide range of products and services required.
The GROW:OffshoreWind initiative supporting manufacturing business in the offshore wind supply chain will be appearing at the RenewableUK 2014 Conference & Exhibition, from 11–13 November 2014 in Manchester Central.