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  • SAM Project Job Opportunity
    Advanced Manufacturing Technician An opportunity has arisen to appoint a part time Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technician to join our practical Technical Research and Development project delivery team. The Technician role is key to support our Technical specialists in the delivery of projects as well as maintaining and operating key manufacturing equipment. Your experience in […]
  • North East manufacturing should drive UK recovery
    A team of North East experts that helped stimulate over £40m in sector growth has backed the region to supercharge the UK’s economic recovery.
  • Manufacturers urged to ‘think local’
    A TEAM of industry experts is urging regional manufacturers to prioritise localising supply chains, to minimise the impact of future crises on the sector. The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project, a £10.9million initiative set up to provide expert advice and funding to North East SME manufacturers, issued the rallying call after witnessing first-hand how travel restrictions […]
  • Multi-million-pound boost for North East manufacturing
    MANUFACTURERS across the North East are set to receive a major boost, after one of the region’s largest investment programmes secured a further £6 million in funding. The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project (SAM) was launched in 2018 in a bid to help businesses become more productive and sustainable by supporting projects that enhance their products, […]
  • Capital investment pays off as AGMA helps clean up
    A FAMILY-OWNED manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene solutions has revealed how major investment in new machinery helped it step up to the fight against Coronavirus. AGMA Ltd, based in the rural town of Haltwhistle, Northumberland, designs and manufactures sterile and non-sterile cleaning and biocidal products, which it exports to customers in over 30 different countries. […]
  • Breaking down the UK Government’s new PPE Strategy
    The UK Government has outlined how it aims to ensure the UK is prepared for a second wave of COVID-19 by investing further in UK PPE production and the supply and logistics for its distribution. The strategy – released today (28 Sep) – sets out how the government is moving beyond the emergency COVID-19 response […]
  • Grant support helps sustain growth for Vixen
    A NORTH East manufacturer of industrial cleaning machinery and equipment has revealed how a business support programme helped it through the pandemic and prepare for life post-Coronavirus.
  • DLAW expands with SAM help
    A NORTH EAST manufacturer of industrial heating units for the agriculture sector is celebrating after securing its largest contract to date.
  • Manufacturers continue to invest in innovation during UK lockdown
    MORE THAN a dozen North East manufacturers have been supported with funding to enable them to innovate during the UK lockdown. Small and medium sized manufacturing and engineering businesses from across the region have been backed in their plans to pivot during the COVID-19 crisis by the University of Sunderland and ERDF-backed Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing […]
  • Turnmill rejigs as orders soar
    A SUNDERLAND-based engineering firm has expanded its presence in the city after investing in new premises and machinery during the pandemic.