Brexit challenges threaten to slow region’s manufacturing comeback

Brexit challenges threaten to slow region’s manufacturing comeback

Brexit issues are causing small to medium-sized manufacturers in Yorkshire and the Humber significant disruption as they look to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19. The latest Manufacturing Barometer, which is produced by the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) and SWMAS (the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service), reveals two thirds of companies have seen negative price changes...

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Funding set to boost ‘smart’ manufacturing across the Humber

Funding set to boost ‘smart’ manufacturing across the Humber

The region’s manufacturers are set to benefit from a share of a £1.5 million fund to support digital improvements in industry throughout the Humber. The funding, part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Made Smarter Adoption programme, will support businesses across the North of England and the West Midlands to adopt more digital technology – helping...

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Yorkshire company wins £40m contract to build the UK’s newest train factory at Goole

Yorkshire company wins £40m contract to build the UK’s newest train factory at Goole

As part of its commitment to UK jobs and growth and supporting the Government’s levelling up agenda, Siemens Mobility has awarded the £40 million contract to build its new rail manufacturing site at Goole to Yorkshire-based GMI Construction Group. In addition to the main facility, GMI will construct the 4.5km of rail track needed for connection to the main railway line. GMI’s commitment to using...

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How commitment to in-house training helped firm establish long-serving workforce

How commitment to in-house training helped firm establish long-serving workforce

A specialist Hull engineering and manufacturing firm says a commitment to continually investing into the development of new employees has helped it maintain the highest standards – with more than half the workforce having come through apprenticeships. Paragon Toolmaking, which was established in the city in 1969, has a workforce that boasts many staff members who have been with the company more...

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Investor pledges to give Paragon the tools to ensure another 50 successful years

Investor pledges to give Paragon the tools to ensure another 50 successful years

A specialist Hull manufacturer is looking ahead with confidence having reached 50 years in business and secured major investment from an ambitious new owner. Paragon Toolmaking was established in the city in 1969 and has become a world-leader in the design and manufacture of specialist press tools used in industries from aerospace and automotive to the construction, medical, food,...

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