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  1. July 18, 2014

    Life after death for the traditional boozer

    No one has ever propped up the bar at the Paper Mill micropub in Sittingbourne, Kent – because it does not have one. Each of...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Rolls-Royces and rags mix on Phnom Penh’s streets

    The twin Rolls-Royces parked outside a Brazilian steakhouse in Phnom Penh this month caught the zeitgeist in a country where...

  3. July 14, 2014

    Manufacturers seek limit on backdated bills for holiday pay

    Manufacturers are urging the government to introduce emergency legislation to limit backdated bills for holiday pay that...

  4. July 8, 2014

    Unipart Automotive closes in on rescue deal

    Unipart Automotive is close to securing a rescue deal that will save the British car parts supplier from a bankruptcy that...

  5. July 8, 2014

    UK manufacturing data offer ‘dose of reality’

    UK manufacturing output dropped in May, ending a run of strong data and denting hopes of a smooth and balanced recovery. The...

  6. July 4, 2014

    ‘Motorsport Valley’ looks beyond automotive sectors

    Shortly before Sunday’s British Grand Prix, Silverstone staged a business conference with the unlikely theme of encouraging...

  7. July 4, 2014

    Non-stick chewing gum maker Revolymer appoints new chief

    Revolymer, the Wales-based maker of non-stick chewing gum, is appointing a new chief executive to lead its next phase of...

  8. July 4, 2014

    New car sales in UK rise to 9-year high

    New car sales in the UK continued to motor ahead in June, resulting in the best first-half figures since 2005 and offering...

  9. July 3, 2014

    UK company wins prize for helping to end airport liquids ban

    A small Oxfordshire-based company whose technology is helping to end the hand-baggage liquid ban at airports has won one of...

  10. July 1, 2014

    Strong UK manufacturing activity points to robust growth

    Britain’s manufacturing sector finished the second quarter on a strong note, with an index of sentiment among purchasing...

  11. June 29, 2014

    UK in line for ‘robust growth’ in services exports

    Britain’s services exports will rise more swiftly than those of almost every other big economy over the next five years,...

  12. June 27, 2014

    Boost engineering skills and research, says report

    Britain’s successful carmaking and aerospace sectors will lose out to international rivals unless ministers tackle a...

  13. June 26, 2014

    Alcoa: name-changer

    Alcoa (“the Aluminum Company of America”) may want to consider a name change. After its $2.9bn deal for UK jet parts maker...

  14. June 24, 2014

    Nottingham drives revival in East Midlands economy

    In an art deco factory on the outskirts of Nottingham, old laboratories are being prepared for new tenants as the city seeks...

  15. June 22, 2014

    Vauxhall eyes first increase in output in Luton in a decade

    Vauxhall plans to increase production shifts at its Luton factory for the first time in a decade, as it eyes a larger slice...

  16. June 19, 2014

    Yorkshire pill producer wins reshoring contracts

    East Yorkshire-based Bee Health has won £15m of contracts to “reshore” work previously based in China, India and the US. The...

  17. June 19, 2014

    JLR to build new SUV model in Liverpool

    Jaguar Land Rover will hire 250 new workers at its Liverpool factory to build the British carmaker’s latest model, in...

  18. June 19, 2014

    Rolls-Royce to return gas turbine proceeds in £1bn share buyback

    Shares in Rolls-Royce jumped on Thursday after the UK engine maker reassured investors that it is planning no major...

  19. June 17, 2014

    Car manufacturing attracts £450m overseas investment

    The UK car industry’s travelling salesman has drummed up more than £450m worth of foreign investment over the past year, as...

  20. June 15, 2014

    Mental illness is industry’s biggest long-term health issue

    Stress and mental health disorders have risen more than any other causes of long-term sickness absence as workers and...

  21. June 13, 2014

    Airbus to stick with UK investment strategy

    Airbus is unlikely to change its investment strategy in the UK so long as the British government supports the aerospace...

  22. June 13, 2014

    Whisky galore in the Lake District

    Whisky making is flourishing in England and will receive a further boost next week with the arrival of stills for...

  23. June 11, 2014

    UK car exports double in past decade to £25bn

    British car exports have doubled in value during the past decade, as UK factories increased production and shifted to...

  24. June 10, 2014

    UK downturn is history, says think-tank

    Britain’s output has finally returned to pre-crisis levels, according to a respected think-tank which on Tuesday became the...

  25. June 10, 2014

    Growth in UK manufacturing sector fastest in 3 years

    Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector accelerated in April in a further sign that the economic recovery is broadening....

  26. June 9, 2014

    UK outpacing Europe in investor allure

    London accounted for almost half of all inward investment projects in the UK last year as the country extended its lead as...

  27. June 9, 2014

    UK manufacturers raise forecast for output growth

    The UK manufacturers’ trade association has raised its forecast for output growth to 3.6 per cent this year, from the...

  28. June 4, 2014

    UK needs more vocational training, not degrees

    The UK is educating too many youngsters to degree level and should instead focus on vocational education to prepare them for...

  29. June 2, 2014

    UK manufacturing activity increases in May

    UK manufacturing activity increased for the 15th successive month in May, adding to growing evidence of a strengthening...

  30. May 30, 2014

    UK economy set for best growth since 2007, says business group

    The British Chambers of Commerce has become the latest organisation to upgrade its UK economic forecasts, predicting the...

  31. May 28, 2014

    UK manufacturers gear up for hiring spree as sales increase

    More than half of the UK’s small manufacturers plan to take on more staff during the next few months as recruitment...

  32. May 21, 2014

    Study lifts UK up G7 productivity ratings

    The UK productivity rate is better than that of all other members of the Group of Seven leading economies apart from the US,...

  33. May 18, 2014

    UK appears behind in race to develop graphene

    It is a British scientific breakthrough that George Osborne hoped would play a key role in his attempts to rebalance the...

  34. May 13, 2014

    FTSE 100 manufacturers lift tally of women directors

    All of Britain’s biggest quoted manufacturers now have women on their boards but more must be done to end male dominance,...

  35. May 12, 2014

    Antler brings suitcase production back to Britain

    Antler, the luggage company, is bringing suitcase production back to Britain for the first time in 20 years, underlining the...

  36. May 11, 2014

    Sellafield hopes to allay cost fears with 3D printing

    An ageing nuclear site on the coast of Cumbria might not seem a likely place for 3D printing, but Sellafield’s owners are...

  37. May 1, 2014

    House price inflation casts shadow over signs of UK recovery

    Rapid house price inflation is casting a shadow over an otherwise positive run of data showing the UK economic recovery is...

  38. May 1, 2014

    Global manufacturing bounces higher

    On a strong day for data across the world, the British economy ploughed ahead with its recovery, an expansion in US...

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