Advanced manufacturing

£1m investment to spark more growth at Swindon kitchen firm Manor Interiors

July 31, 2015
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£1m investment to spark more growth at Swindon kitchen firm Manor Interiors

Bespoke kitchen specialist Manor Interiors is to boost production at its Swindon manufacturing plant by 50% after investing £1m in new hi-tech machinery. The increased capacity will create up to six jobs and enable Manor to expand its contracts business with some of the UK’s largest housebuilders as well as growing its network of...

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TH White helps bring revolutionary battery technology to UK

July 31, 2015
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TH White helps bring revolutionary battery technology to UK

An innovative battery that charges with electricity generated from solar panels is to make its first UK appearance thanks to Wiltshire agricultural equipment and construction material supplier TH White. The Tesla Powerwall is set to revolutionise how buildings use energy as it will allow homes to store solar energy generated during the day to...

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Wincanton lands BAE Systems military air contract

July 24, 2015
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Wincanton lands BAE Systems military air contract

Logistics group Wincanton has won a contract with BAE Systems to supply its Military Air & Information (MAI) operations, extending a 10-year relationship between the Chippenham-based firm and defence giant. Under the contract Wincanton will also become the operator of a new purpose-built Defence Logistics Centre, due to be completed next year in the...

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Regional excellence award for £10m UTC Swindon building

July 17, 2015
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Regional excellence award for £10m UTC Swindon building

Swindon’s showpiece £10m UTC (University Technical College) has won the Best Educational Building category in the 2015 West of England Regional LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards. As a result, it is now shortlisted for the LABC grand finals which take place in November at London’s Lancaster Hotel. UTC Swindon had also...

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Wiltshire manufacturers urged to air their views on skills gap in major new survey

July 17, 2015
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Wiltshire manufacturers urged to air their views on skills gap in major new survey

Accountancy firm Monahans, which has offices in Swindon and Chippenham, is encouraging the Wiltshire’s manufacturers to have their say on the effect of the engineering skills gap as part of a major industry survey. The firm is backing the survey, which has been launched by MHA, the association of accountancy and business advisory firms,...

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Alliance Pharma in better health after flagship products trigger sales growth

July 14, 2015
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Alliance Pharma in better health after flagship products trigger sales growth

Sales have started growing again at Chippenham-based speciality pharmaceutical firm Alliance Pharma, after a slight fall last year, its bosses said this week. The firm, which acquires and develops niche drugs, said in a trading update to shareholders that sales for the half year to June 30 were likely to reach £22.8m – up...

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Storage group Bott lands prestigious PWC Business of the Year Award

July 10, 2015
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Storage group Bott lands prestigious PWC Business of the Year Award

Bott, the workplace storage equipment firm, and Devon Air Ambulance Trust have won the PWC Business of the Year Awards – the South West’s most coveted business accolades. Bude-based Bott’s CEO Clive Woodward received his trophy for the £30m-plus turnover category from Mark Beard, chief executive of last year's winner, Swindon construction firm Beard....

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Honda’s new Swindon-built hot hatch to go on sale to Japanese car buyers

July 10, 2015
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The new made-in-Swindon Honda Civic Type R will be sold in the car manufacturer’s home country Japan, it has announced a week after the first models of the hot hatch came off the production line at South Marston. Honda Motor Company CEO Takahiro Hachigo said the Type R – described as the fastest front-wheel...

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SUMMER BUDGET 2015: Motor industry reaction

July 10, 2015
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The UK motor industry has slammed the Chancellor’s Budget move to bring in a new car tax system, warning that it risks damaging the UK’s burgeoning motor manufacturing sector and hitting its ability to meet carbon reduction targets. A new vehicle excise duty (VED) banding system is to be introduced for cars registered on...

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New finance director for Alliance Pharma

July 10, 2015
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New finance director for Alliance Pharma

Chippenham-based specialty pharmaceutical firm Alliance Parma has appointed Andrew Franklin as finance director.  Andrew, pictured, joins the company in September 28 from Panasonic Europe, where he was general manager, European tax and accounting. From 2010 to 2012 he was finance director and company secretary of Genzyme Therapeutics, the UK & Ireland subsidiary of Genzyme...

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