Archive | July, 2021

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Secretary of State sees the future of advanced ceramics in the Midlands

26/07/2021 Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, saw first-hand the opportunities advanced materials will bring for the future in a tour of Lucideon’s Stoke-on-Trent facility. The government Minister looked at how the international technology company is taking the region’s traditional expertise in ceramics and transforming it to […]


£18.27 million investment puts Midlands firmly on the map for advanced ceramics

22/07/2021 The Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group has secured £18.27 million in government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), to put the area firmly on the map as a global centre for advanced ceramics. Thousands of jobs are set to be created in the Midlands after the region’s bid […]

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Concerns over HGV driver shortages raised by construction trade body

14/07/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Transport issues are hitting suppliers to the construction trade, as builders’ merchants work to get supplies into their stores and deliver orders to customers. Members of national trade body the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), have reported widespread disruption and delays, with a shortfall in drivers able to transport goods across the […]

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Female acousticians celebrate International Women in Engineering Day

1/07/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Female acousticians from across the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) network came together to mark International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). Colleagues in the industry collaborated to celebrate the event, with activities including a social media ‘take over’ held over three days in the run-up to the event. Sarah Barnes, assistant […]


Online showcase for the best of British furniture

1/07/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A new online resource will make it easier than ever for householders to buy British furniture. National trade body the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM), has launched its all-new website, with member profiles offering an easy route to choose companies from across Britain. The British Furniture Manufacturers, (BFM), has represented the interests […]

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Public health campaign to tackle ‘laughing gas’ misuse recognised

1/07/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR The trade body representing the UK’s compressed gases industry has been recognised for its work in calling for a retail ban on nitrous oxide. A public heath campaign by the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), highlighted the dangers of abusing nitrous oxide – also known as ‘laughing gas’ – and called […]