Advanced manufacturing

It’s a tough case for charity fundraisers taking part in gruelling South Pole race

October 29, 2013
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It’s a tough case for charity fundraisers taking part in gruelling South Pole race

Packaging firm GWP Group has donated 30 ultra-tough cases for a gruelling charity trek by wounded servicemen and women to the South Pole this December. The three teams from the UK, US and the Commonwealth taking part in Walking With The Wounded’s South Pole Allied Challenge aim to travel 335km and reach their destination...

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Car industry big hitter joins Grant Thornton’s automotive team

October 29, 2013
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Car industry big hitter joins Grant Thornton’s automotive team

One of the UK car industry’s most respected figures, former General Motors UK chairman Bill Parfitt, has joined accountants Grant Thornton’s automotive advisory team as a consultant. Mr Parfitt, pictured, is now working with team members including director and automotive manufacturing specialist Neil Barrell, who is based in the firm’s regional office in Bristol. The...

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Advanced manufacturing can engineer a bright future for Swindon’s economy

October 14, 2013
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Advanced manufacturing can engineer a bright future for Swindon’s economy

Manufacturing in Swindon has a bright future, according to leading figures in the town’s engineering industry who addressed a breakfast event which focused on the key sector. The seminar, staged by Swindon accountants Monahans in support of the town’s new University Technical College (UTC), heard from Raphaël Caillé, managing director of Swindon Engines, Dr...

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West firms begin to see early signs of recovery

October 8, 2013
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West firms begin to see early signs of recovery

West firms are showing some significant signs of recovery as the economic upturn gains traction, according to the upbeat results of a new survey. Domestic sales for the region’s manufacturing and services sectors have climbed strongly over the past three months while other measures including employment and business confidence, are equally positive, some showing...

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Avon Rubber predicts bright end to year on spate of defence order wins

October 3, 2013
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Avon Rubber predicts bright end to year on spate of defence order wins

Strong trading in its protection & defence division is expected to lift Wiltshire manufacturer Avon Rubber’s full-year profits higher than current market expectations, the group has told shareholders. The boost has come from orders from the UK Government and customers in the Middle East, together with a high level of operational flexibility, which has allowed the Melksham-based group...

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