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£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 […]


International online seminar puts climate crisis in the spotlight

19/05/2021 In the build-up to this summer’s internationally renowned Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems (AEMS) summer university – the final in a series of ‘Expert Talks’ takes to the stage, next week. ‘Let’s Talk Future’ – Visions of a world after the social-ecological transformation’ will see leading lights share their expertise on ecological, social and […]

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Stoke business leader appointed to Livery company

17/05/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR The leader of a trade association, which represents a multi-billion pound slice of the UK construction industry, has been elected as a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Marketors. John Newcomb, the CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), joins the City Livery company following an extensive career in marketing and […]


BCGA Virtual Conference and Awards reflect the gas sector’s vital role in the UK

14/05/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR The value and significance of the nation’s compressed gases sector were reinforced in the British Compressed Gases Association’s (BCGA) digital conference and inaugural awards ceremony event. Over two days, delegates were kept up to speed with the latest industry developments, concluding with the BCGA Industry Recognition Awards, which celebrated members’ contributions […]


BCGA supports STEM projects with Primary Engineer

25/03/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), has joined forces with Primary Engineer to ‘bridge the gap’ between education and industry. Primary Engineer is an educational not for profit organisation that supports primary and secondary schools across the UK with a range of programmes to inspire pupils and enable teachers to deliver […]


New report sets out the scale of opportunity for the Midlands in advanced ceramics

04/03/2021 A blueprint setting out the compelling opportunities for the Midlands to position itself as a world leader in advanced ceramics has been launched. Businesses and academics from across the region have collaborated on the Advanced Ceramics Sector Profile, commissioned by the Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group (MICG) in partnership with the Midlands Engine Observatory. Highlighting […]