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West Midlands manufacturing businesses are outperforming their regional counterparts – as new research reveals they are among the most financially stable in the UK. February figures compiled by insolvency and restructuring body R3’s Midlands branch, using Bureau Van Dijk’s Fame…

UK car production declined for the first time in eight years in 2017, according to latest figures. In total, 1,671,166 vehicles rolled off production lines last year, a 3% decrease on 2016 and the first decline since the depths of…

A resilient manufacturing sector is set to bolster Greater Birmingham from the economic headwinds which caused so much unrest during 2017. The Q4 economic survey from the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) suggested that increased orders for manufacturers would…

The sector looks set to deliver a boost to a wider economy which has been held back by the squeeze on household finances. Britain’s factories enjoyed their strongest growth for more than four years last month thanks to an upturn…

Britain’s manufacturing renaissance has continued, with the announcement that Britain is now the eighth largest manufacturer by output in the world – less than a year after it climbed to ninth. New data shows that Britain is now the eight…

The order books of UK manufacturers are at a multi—decade high, according to the CBI’s latest Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of almost 500 UK manufacturing companies found that total order books climbed to the highest level since August 1988….

Research firm IDC has released updated spending estimates for the Internet of Things. Overall, IDC expects IoT spending to grow 16.7 percent year-over-year in 2017, reaching just over $800 billion. By 2021, global IoT spending is expected to total nearly…

Output is on track for its fastest growth since 2014, with a weaker pound driving overseas demand for UK goods, a survey shows. Britain’s manufacturing industry remains strong, with exports up as UK trade continues to enjoy a boost from…

It seems that, despite what is sometimes inferred in the news, the Manufacturing industry is actually enjoying a period of growth. Research by the London Stock Exchange Group has found that one in six manufacturers has re-shored activities to the…

A ‘debilitating’ lack of technical skills is holding back the West Midlands economy, a new report claims. It found manufacturers across the region struggling to fill 11,800 technical roles – nearly half of them in the Black Country. The research…