Cristina Diaconu

Medicine Manufacturing Facility to Open in Scotland

Renfrewshire, Scotland, is to become the home of a new £56 million medicines manufacturing innovation facility, which will help strengthen innovation in the UK pharmaceutical industry. The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) will be led by the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP), …

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Herbert Parkinson Employs 70 People at New Facility

Herbert Parkinson, a UK soft furnishings manufacturer, is set to recruit 70 new employees into next year as it is developing a secret new product line. Stuart McDonald, managing director of Herbert Parkinson Ltd, revealed the future plans as he showed the town’s MP Jake Berry around the company’s new £3 million ‘bespoke’ goods department. …

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John Morley Foods to Supply SlimBiome Products

OptiBiotix Health, the life sciences firm, has reached an exclusive manufacturing and supply agreement with John Morley Foods for weight management technology, SlimBiome. According to the agreement, John Morley Foods will take 50% of the profit following its time spent in the last six months developing a range of products containing SlimBiome to be sold …

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Belfast Opens New Tech Centre

A new £7.5 million manufacturing technology centre has been opened by Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with the government. The centre will benefit a number of manufacturing companies, with the aim of making them more competitive through increased productivity. The business partners include RLC Global Point; Moyola Precision Engineering; JW Kane Precision Engineering Ltd; Travan …

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Water Improvement Scheme in North Uist

A £15 million Outer Hebrides water improvement was dismantled into 12 modules before being carried 128 miles by road and sea from Ross-shire Engineering’s base in Muir of Ord to Lochmaddy, in North Uist, where it will be put back together. Assembling and testing the equipment under factory conditions offered huge advantages when compared to …

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Supporting Women Ahed of Women in Engineering Day

Ahead of Women in Engineering Day on the 23rd of June, Lucy Speed, HR advisor at engineering solutions provider Boulting Ltd, looked into was employers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries can do to attract more females into the sector.       Role models and mentors Adopting a mentorship or simple ‘buddy’ system can help …

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