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  • Sarah Andrews's Avatar
    07-08-2019, 08:03 AM
    Hi We are looking to introduce a Payroll and HR system on a managed service basis. We employ 80 employees and currently just use a payroll system, which is not meeting our needs. Can anyone recommend a good provider which is UK based and where you get direct contact with a payroll specialist? We also want the system to allow employees to be able to book holidays. Thanking you in advance. Sarah
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  • Jane High's Avatar
    22-08-2019, 01:16 PM
    We are looking to replace our factory lighting with energy efficient lighting both to save energy and improve the work environment. We have been quoted for the lighting but the focus seems to be on energy saving rather than what type of fittings are most suitable for are applications which include warehousing, production areas and a tool room. We would welcome advice on what has worked for you, type of fitting, what height etc. The computer models do not seem to address how the lighting will work in situ other than providing a lux level, e.g. there is not information on shadows.
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  • Caroline Oneill's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 04:05 PM
    ​Join us on 25 February 2020 for our National Manufacturing Conference at the QEII Centre, London. On this wonderful day, we will gather together to learn from each other, to get to know each other, and to absorb best practices and inspirations from our industry’s finest leaders and experts.- Challenge political decision makers to create a business environment which takes advantage of our diverse and innovative industrial strengths - Discuss and debate how the economic outlook is influencing decision making - Join workshops that will help you identify ways to grow your business and...
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  • Rachel Simmonds's Avatar
    07-08-2019, 02:20 PM
    Hi all, I was looking for some advice/guidance. I have recently joined a new company and we have not yet audited our labour providers, I was wondering whether anyone had any advice on the best practise in doing this, or if anyone could recommend a third party provider that could help to do the audit. Thanks in advance Rachel
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  • Nikki Jarvis's Avatar
    01-08-2019, 11:44 AM
    Bott are world-leading manufacturers & suppliers of workplace storage solutions, vehicle conversions and workplace systems. With production facilities in the UK, Germany & Hungary, and with licensed partners and importers across the globe, we have a worldwide service network enabling us to respond to local needs. From design and manufacture to supply and installation, we are proud of our strong reputation for high product quality, service excellence and value for money. Our aim is to make something we're really proud of and as a company we only want to deliver solutions that we and our...
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  • Laura Ball's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 03:07 PM
    Elfab, a global manufacturer of pressure relief solutions, reveals a new solution for sanitary (hygienic) applications. Elfab has launched a new solution designed to meet the needs of the global pharmaceutical industry. Pure-Gard is a pressure relief device specifically for use in sanitary (hygienic) manufacturing environments including pharmaceutical and food. The product has been designed and developed by Elfab’s engineers at the company’s headquarters in North Shields. The main applications for the CE certified device will be in sanitary process industries where cleanliness and...
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  • Jack Featherstone's Avatar
    02-08-2019, 10:39 AM
    Make UK are happy to announce our new true cloud-based EHS software solution which enables an organisation to hold all of its Health, Safety and Sustainability information in one place & make informed strategic decision's based on the outputs from its data analysis tool, Insights. ​ Overview: · An expert eye –Your MAKE UK consultant is able to oversee the data in your system and provide expert and proactive support should you need it. · More visible results - Experience greater visibility, accessibility and sharing of EHS information with intuitive dashboards, charts...
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  • Jacquie Mahoney's Avatar
    19-08-2019, 07:25 AM
    Dear All We are currently in negotiation with our recognised unions for a 3 year pay deal. This is the first time we have been requested to consider this. In principle we think this could be workable for both sides as it helps with our long term planning. Has anyone else come across this and do you have any advice? Many thanks. Jacquie Mahoney Daido Industrial Bearings Europe Ltd, Ilminster
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  • matthew nolepa's Avatar
    05-09-2019, 09:42 AM
    I am currently looking to source an MRP system. Key functionality for my company is scheduling under the following scenarios: 1) We often receive urgent orders which are required to be integrated into an already tight production schedule. The MRP system shall calculate a “what if” scenario for whether a new order can be accepted to be completed to a customer's deadline. The MRP system shall offer various scenarios of how the new order can be incorporated and, if necessary, which other orders are affected. Finally, when order and deadline is accepted and scenario is chosen, the MRP...
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  • Sai Sharma's Avatar
    27-08-2019, 10:21 AM
    ATS is a leading maintenance solutions provider with over 30 years of experience in multiple industries. We make factories run better through our services that range from fully outsourced production maintenance to individual technican support to MRO. Our skilled workforce, established processes and smart technologies provide manufacturers increased asset uptime and reduce manufacturing costs. With a culture of continuous improvement and a future driven by technology, ATS has become a trusted partner to many mid-to-large sized discrete and process manufacturers. For more...
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  • Jade Blackburn's Avatar
    09-08-2019, 10:57 AM
    The NPL Manufacturer Measurement Network will be holding an event with Make UK on 5 December 2019, 'Succession Planning & Skills.' It is well known that people are the most important part of any business, and it is also recognised that there is a general lack of suitably trained people to meet current industrial demands as well as future needs. Apprentice schemes are covering some of these gaps, as are other vocational and workplace training schemes, but is it enough? How can we find the right training for our staff, and how can we ensure that the skills we have within our teams are...
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  • Matt Chilton's Avatar
    26-07-2019, 06:48 AM
    A £50 million expansion project to build a chilled yogurt manufacturing facility capable of producing 500 million pots each year in Telford, has been completed. The investment, which has created 65 new jobs in the area, enables Müller to meet growing demand from consumers for branded and private label yogurts made with milk from British farms. The project has doubled the size of the company’s current Telford site, increasing its capacity to make products in formats including big pots, split pots and regular fruited yogurts. Read more here: Muller's £50m expansion
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  • Annette Hobson's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 11:18 AM
    With unprecedented challenges facing British manufacturers, find out how some of the region’s leading exporters have used technology to improve productivity and drive overseas trade. The debate will include the first hand experiences of seasoned exporters explaining how they began their innovation journey, as well as giving expert insight into the current international trade landscape and the support and funding available. A panel event chaired by Mike Maddock, Managing Director of Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd and Visiting Professor to The University of Sheffield, it will...
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  • Matt Chilton's Avatar
    26-07-2019, 06:44 AM
    The Government has announced a new opportunity for businesses to tap into a share of £30 million to support projects that use digital technology to improve the productivity and agility of the manufacturing sector. Any sized business can apply for funding to support industrial digital technologies driven by artificial intelligence, robotics and Internet of Things, that have the potential to significantly increase manufacturing productivity. Read more here: £30m Making Manufacturing Smarter funding
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
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  • Tim Morris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 AM
    Hi All, I have a customer who needs their steel fabrication: shot blasted zinc phosphate washed powder coated
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  • Matt Chilton's Avatar
    02-08-2019, 10:28 AM
    Creative Composites, a Lisburn-based manufacturer of advanced composites, is investing £11 million in new machinery and expansion of its facilities to capitalise on growth opportunities for composite components. 132 new jobs are also being created as part of the expansion, half of which are already in place. Read more here: Creative Composites' £11m investment & 132 new jobs
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  • Matt Chilton's Avatar
    26-07-2019, 01:44 PM
    Every Friday, we round up our top 5 most popular reads from the week, along with sharing some of our favourite finds from around the web. This week’s roundup sees Müller’s Telford facility complete its £50m factory expansion, a £125m funding injection is released to support UK business innovators, plus Edinburgh gets set to open its first single malt whisky distillery for 100 years… Read more here: The #UKmfg Friday Roundup 26th July
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    25-07-2019, 09:27 AM
    Free Event - More details here Date: Tuesday, 30 July 2019 Location: 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ, UK Time: 9:30 am – 16:30 pm Registration details: Click Here UK manufacturers wanting to adopt latest digital technologies will be able to bid for £30m R&D funding through the government’s Industrial Strategy. £30m Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge: briefing event, 30 July, London
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  • Matt Chilton's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 01:46 PM
    Every Friday, we round up our top 5 most popular reads from the week, along with sharing some of our favourite finds from around the web. This week’s roundup sees the UK automotive sector celebrate 20 years of sustainable growth, Lotus unveils its new Norfolk-built Evija hypercar, plus, Sunderland becomes home to the UK’s largest independent battery facility… Read more here: The #UKmfg Friday Roundup 19th July
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  • Annette Hobson's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 11:41 AM
    MAKE UK in partnership with FSB are delighted to support Paul Blomfield’s Big Conversation again this year: The views of business, are really important to Paul Blomfield MP. So, as part of the annual ‘Big Conversation’ – a series of meetings, events and activities across his Sheffield Central constituency, MAKE UK, FSB and Paul Blomfield MP cordially invite you to come to our event. The Big Conversation gives Paul Blomfield MP, a chance to listen to people who live, work, or study in his constituency and find out what they think his priorities should be for the year ahead. Businesses...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    01-08-2019, 10:34 AM
    Community member Wrbridgman discusses the benefits of the Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring project for SME manufacturers. ​What is your experience of digital manufacturing so far? Let's hear your thoughts by replying to this thread.
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  • Matt Chilton's Avatar
    26-07-2019, 06:45 AM
    In a major leap towards autonomous vehicle adoption, the UK’s first facility to test and support the development of automated parking solutions is under construction in the Midlands. The Park-IT project is being delivered by Nuneaton-based global engineering firm, HORIBA MIRA, in partnership with Coventry University. Read more here: Work starts on CAV test centre
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  • Annette Hobson's Avatar
    19-07-2019, 11:27 AM
    The Industrial Communities Alliance and Make UK invite you to participate in a free conference about how local economic players can support manufacturers to thrive. 3 million people work in the UK's manufacturing industries. Millions more work in the supply chain and auxiliary businesses. It is a crucial moment for the sector, with a number opportunities and challenges on the horizon. What support does manufacturing really need? invites manufacturers of all sizes and from all sectors to set out what support they need from local players to grow and drive up productivity. And for...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    31-07-2019, 03:33 PM
    More on this opportunity can be found on the Konfer site here Funded: Looking to collaborate Aim Our aim is to apply for funds (for example Innovate UK, KTP) jointly with industrial companies interested in finding ways of improving their machining process and product lifetime Description
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    28-08-2019, 11:54 AM
    In partnership with Manufacturing Management, Make UK (formerly known as EEF) is bringing together over 800 business leaders for an unmissable day of analysis, debate and inspiration. Whether it’s identifying new trading opportunities, optimising your workforce or unlocking new ways to expand your business, the tenth National Manufacturing Conference will help you navigate the highly changeable and evolving business environment. Book now to avoid disappointment and get the early bird discount (available until 31 December 2019) £199 Members (standard price: £299) £299 Non-members...
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  • Daniel Kirmatzis's Avatar
    08-08-2019, 09:15 AM
    This free to attend webinar has been designed to provide HR professionals with tips from our HR consultancy and legal experts on managing change in the workplace. Currently, there are many drivers for change such as Brexit, workforce demographics, economic forecasts, statutory and case law developments. We explore the key strategy points HR need to consider when embarking on a change process whether that involves changing terms and conditions, a redundancy programme and/or employee consultation. These days change is inevitable in any organisation. Maintaining a productive workforce in...
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  • Caroline Oneill's Avatar
    07-08-2019, 12:58 PM
    ​Join us on 25 February 2020 for our National Manufacturing Conference in London. The year's event brings together industry leaders & key policy makers for a day of analysis, debate and inspiration Find out more
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  • Grace Millar's Avatar
    08-08-2019, 10:49 AM
    If you entered the Make UK Manufacturing Awards this year, then you will have received an email from confirming the next steps and announcement of results. Remember, Apprentice entries will be notified by the end of next week as to whether they have been shortlisted to attend Regional Interviews. Results from the interviews will be announced at the Regional Dinner. Business entries are invited to attend the Regional Dinner to hear announcement of the Runner-Up and Winner of each category. Follow this link for more information and to book tickets for the Make UK Regional...
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  • Matt Chilton's Avatar
    02-08-2019, 01:45 PM
    Every Friday, we round up our top 5 most popular reads from the week, along with sharing some of our favourite finds from around the web. This week’s roundup sees Creative Composites create 132 new jobs through an £11m expansion, Project HELIX delivers a £110m boost for the Welsh food and drink industry, and UK defence export orders surge to £14bn in 2018. Read more here: The #UKmfg Friday Roundup 2nd August
    0 replies | 154 view(s)
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