£265m investment to defend UK MOD Cyber Systems, how much will reach SME’s?

Uk Government announce £265m investment in MOD Cyber Security […]

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Defence Innovation Initiative £800m fund for Emerging Disruptive Technology

The Defence Innovation Initiative, recently launched by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, is an £800m programme which aims to support emerging and disruptive technology innovations. As the following article highlights, previous programmes have identified inventions but many never progressed, whereas this time the emphasis is on the exploitation of such inventions, supporting businesses through the TRL […]

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Major Defence Company to increase its UK presence with a £25m investment in new headquarters

US Defence giant Raytheon have indicated their confidence in the UK by announcing a further investment of £25m into the Raytheon UK operation in Harlow. This will create a Technology Centre of Excellence and is expected to generate over 100 high skilled jobs. Already heavily involved with Schools, colleges and the Harlow University Technical College […]

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Positive UK Manufacturing Figure for August 2016

Released today the CIPS PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index), for manufacturing rose to 53.3 in August from July’s figure of 48.3. This one month increase is the joint largest in the survey’s 25-year history. Supporting this positive news is last week’s survey by the CBI which showed that export sales were increasing at the fastest rate […]

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MOD spends £226,296 by Credit card on Cruise Lines in June?

British MOD spends £226k by credit card on cruise lines in one month? […]

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ACAS urge employers to offer flexible hours – so that employees can watch the RIO Olympics

The conciliation service has issued guidelines to offset perceived problems of absence to watch the events in RIO over the next month. These encourage businesses to consider flexible hours and shift swapping.

Using far too many excruciating clichés and metaphors, Chairman Sir Brendan Barber said:

“Rio 2016 will be an exciting event for many sports […]

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Support contract for UK Army MAN Support Vehicle Fleet in British MOD Forces Germany

The UK MOD has today issued a contract notice for a Framework agreement for post warranty repair and maintenance services for its fleet of Man Trucks based in Germany. The original purchase of these vehicles in 2004 (estimated value £1Bn), was met with controversy for failing to secure the work in the UK through a […]

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Sun, Sea, Sand………and a new OPV

Five years ago I rented an idyllic fisherman’s cottage in the quaint Devon village of Appledore. With three decent pubs a great fish and chip shop it was exactly what I expected for a relaxing break. However somehow invisible to this tranquillity there is a busy shipbuilding yard where Babcock has just won a further contract […]

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Maintaining European Business Relationships – post the referendum result

How to maintain business in Europe […]

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Subcon 2016 – Norman Housden featured in The Engineer

Subcon 2016 interview with Norman Housden

As one of the speakers at next months Subcon 2016 event at the NEC in Birmingham, Norman Housden was interviewed about the session topic and also the broader challenges facing Industry. These interviews are published in the May 2016 issue of the Engineer.

Norman will be attending the event on  8th […]

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