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UK manufacturing – expanding or declining; the truth!

After years of understating the size and importance of the UK manufacturing sector with reports that we should no longer have manufacturing because we are now a “post-industrial economy”, the truth has finally emerged. The true size of manufacturing in the UK is more than double the […]

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Inventor and lifetime BMFQ member Trevor Baylis dies aged 80.

Trevor Baylis, honorary life member of BMFQ and inventor of the wind-up radio died recently at the age of 80. Born in London he set about designing a radio that required no external power source after gaining inspiration from a TV programme about Aids in Africa. “People […]

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Manufacturing growth at 30-year high as UK factories capitalise on export boom

Britain’s factories are benefiting from an export boom as the weaker pound and demand from the stronger world economies leave manufacturers with the biggest order books since 1988. Output is surging as a result making manufacturing a strong point in the UK’s relatively sluggish economy, the figures […]

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Brexit, business and Britain: upbeat assessment from Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP.

Taking a short break from his usual Health remit, Cabinet leading light, Jeremy Hunt, gave an upbeat assessment of Brexit Britain during an interview on Radio 4’s Today Programme (26th January). Despite there being an estimated one per-cent decline in the overall “growth” of the economy, which […]

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Brexit: A long road ahead

Brexit: A long road ahead

Everyone on the pro-Brexit side has been talking about the wonderful opportunities we are going to have in all these other markets once we leave the EU. At the moment there is absolutely nothing stopping UK companies selling to most countries in the world, you just need […]

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SAVE OUR STEEL!

SAVE OUR STEEL!

  With the survival of the Port Talbot steelworks hanging in the balance, there are justified demands that “something must be done” to safeguard what remains of Britain’s steel industry. Members of parliament from both sides of the House of Commons have joined forces with trade unionists […]

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Heavyweight British company calls for possible EU breakaway

Heavyweight British company calls for possible EU breakaway

Currently reporting £303 million in earnings, JCB is one of the United Kingdom’s success stories. Its heavyweight machinery (from excavators to tractors) is known the world over, and is truly the leader in its field. Earlier this month, North Midlands-based JCB won a massive £4m contract from […]

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Craftmanship and endeavour – from the heart of Cornwall

Craftmanship and endeavour – from the heart of Cornwall

  “We are all about enjoying your time on sea and land with the most traditional and beautiful material, ‘wood’. Wood is our passion, we have worked with it all our lives but never get tired of the ever changing characteristics it exhibits. If it is tended […]

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Steel Crisis

Steel Crisis

Steel is part of the absolute basic needs of manufacturing. If we allow this to go, having already lost a lot of the other essential manufacturing and services, then we will start to find it impossible to rebuild our manufacturing base and will simply go backwards. But […]

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We must make 2016 the year of British manufacturing

We must make 2016 the year of British manufacturing

The Government is encouraging British companies to export – and that must be encouraged. But there is another avenue open to us if our manufacturers are to thrive, says BMFQ – and that could be through our own backdoor… The recent TV advertising campaign by HM Government […]

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