Sales down for engineering giant as new boss is poised to take over

INTERNATIONAL engineering group Amec Foster Wheeler has reported a 1.5%  drop in income to £1.3bn in its first quarter trading update, as the company prepares to welcome a new chief executvie.However, its current chief financial officer and interim chief executive…

German manufacturer set to create 20 new jobs in move to the West Midlands

A GERMAN household appliance developer and manufacturer has opened its new UK base in the West Midlands, ahead of a recruitment drive to create 20 new jobs.Vorwerk, headquartered in Wuppertal, has set up a base in a 1,700 sq ft…

Tagging group seeks to rebuild confidence after lost Government contract

SOLID STATE has said its core businesses will shortly announce results in line with expectations as the group seeks to rebuild confidence after the loss of a major Government contract. In February the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) decided to terminate…

Former Fracino distributor appointed to senior role with award winning manufacturer

Birmingham coffee machine manufacturer Fracino has boosted its team by a further 25% with a series of appointments, including former distributor Peter Atmore who has come on board as head of sales and marketing. Peter Atmore brings over three decades…

Culina buys Great Bear to create £400m business

Culina has reached agreement to take over Great Bear Distribution creating a £400 million turnover business employing 5,000 people. Details of the deal are to be finalised over the coming weeks. “Great Bear and Culina are absolutely complementary businesses, two…

UPDATE: Worcester engineering firm set for administration putting 100 jobs at risk

A CITY engineering firm looks set to go into administration putting up to 100 jobs at risk, the Worcester News has learned. Froude Hofmann, based at the Blackpole Trading Estate, has confirmed it has been having financial difficulties, and has…

Keynote speaker - Chris Rothwell, Microsoft UK

Keynote speaker – Chris Rothwell, Microsoft UK

The Keynote speaker is: Chris Rothwell SMB Customer and Cloud Lead Microsoft UK


Keynote speaker, Tim Burnhope – JCB

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Keynote speaker Carl Arntzen – Worcester Bosch

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Keynote speaker, Colin Green – JLR

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