Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Minister opens multi-million pound tech institution 'essential to the economic growth' of the region

    Minister opens multi-million pound tech institution 'essential to the economic growth' of the region

    08-10-2020

    Two visits from a Government minister within a month to Gloucestershire, both celebrating transformational developments in education and training, is nothing to be sniffed at.  Okay, this ...

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  • World-leading manufacturer is creating skilled jobs - and has its sights set on a £75m order book

    World-leading manufacturer is creating skilled jobs - and has its sights set on a £75m order book

    02-10-2020

    Despite describing the same economic climate everyone out of their window (“pandemic headwinds”) a Gloucestershire firm has revealed impressive results.  The manufacturer of &l...

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  • Family business with 150-year heritage clocks up £43 million turnover

    Family business with 150-year heritage clocks up £43 million turnover

    22-09-2020

    When ‘covid lockdown’ rules were introduced one of Gloucestershire’s oldest family firms feared the worst, but in a dramatic turnaround it has seen turnover and profits increase&nb...

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  • £8m investment in new factory as manufacturer reveals expansion plans

    £8m investment in new factory as manufacturer reveals expansion plans

    28-08-2020

    A demand for subsea buoyancy products has seen a Gloucestershire firm float to the top of the news agenda – with an £8m investment in a new county base.  Engineering and manufa...

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  • Tech firm on track to keep jobs and grow

    Tech firm on track to keep jobs and grow

    19-08-2020

    With everything going the ongoing success of a Gloucestershire firm putting the county on the map almost went unsung, but hopefully this will help make up for it.  It is a measure of our t...

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  • Football club and electrical business hope deal will light the way to growth

    Football club and electrical business hope deal will light the way to growth

    17-08-2020

    Commercial partners prepared to commit in the current climate can be found, it seems, with one of Gloucestershire’s biggest football clubs revealing just such a deal.  Forest Green R...

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  • Much-watched manufacturing firm sums up ongoing year of change and triumphs

    Much-watched manufacturing firm sums up ongoing year of change and triumphs

    11-08-2020

    One of the county’s most watched manufacturing firms has revealed the impact of covid on its business, a change in emphasis in how it deals with China and a focus on monetising its technology....

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  • Aerospace giant signs up to make next generation of RAF combat aircraft

    Aerospace giant signs up to make next generation of RAF combat aircraft

    03-08-2020

    One of Gloucestershire biggest aerospace and defence firms has been revealed as one of the key firms joining a £1.9 billion project to make the next generation combat aircraft for the RAF.&nbs...

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  • 500-plus per cent sales growth since March and more to come for county firm

    500-plus per cent sales growth since March and more to come for county firm

    30-07-2020

    A little-known business which produces and supplies infection control products has revealed how the coronavirus pandemic has seen its sales soar by 533 per cent.  CorrMed, which operates f...

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  • A business story about dentist drills that will put a smile on your face

    A business story about dentist drills that will put a smile on your face

    17-07-2020

    There is a major caveat with this story we will fill in later, but the short of it is that a Gloucestershire manufacturer of dental burs continues to write a world-wide success story.  Sal...

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  • Almost 900 jobs saved as manufacturer rescued from administration

    Almost 900 jobs saved as manufacturer rescued from administration

    01-07-2020

    One of Gloucestershire’s biggest employers has been saved from collapse and given a new future in a last-minute deal.  European Private Equity fund Nimbus, together with its financin...

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  • Manufacturer sheds light on 80 per cent increase in demand

    Manufacturer sheds light on 80 per cent increase in demand

    24-06-2020

    It was a familiar story when lockdown first hit this particular small business in Gloucester – but then something incredible began to happen.  This year was meant to be a celebration...

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  • Circuit board manufacturer remains confident in current crisis

    Circuit board manufacturer remains confident in current crisis

    24-06-2020

    “We are laying the foundations for future growth and remain confident” is the message relayed from a Gloucestershire manufacturer for the telecommunications, aviation, automotive and defen...

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  • Potentially lucrative deal allows cycle maker to peddle its wares aboard

    Potentially lucrative deal allows cycle maker to peddle its wares aboard

    22-06-2020

    A designer and manufacturer of specialist bikes from Gloucestershire has just ridden away with a deal allowing it to supply one of its newest products abroad.  Its ingenious bespoke machin...

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  • Senior appointment at Gloucestershire manufacturing plc

    Senior appointment at Gloucestershire manufacturing plc

    19-06-2020

    An advanced materials manufacturer founded and headquartered in Gloucestershire has announced a new non-executive chairman.  Cheltenham-based Versarien plc, usually associated with graphen...

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  • Aircraft developer lifts off lid on plans for £40m investment near M5

    Aircraft developer lifts off lid on plans for £40m investment near M5

    17-06-2020

    Tewkesbury’s biggest employer and a major name in aerospace has revealed one of the “biggest deals of the year in manufacturing” and pledged its commitment to Gloucestershire. Alread...

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  • Golf firm hits 1,898 per cent year-on-year sales increase amid COVID uncertainty

    Golf firm hits 1,898 per cent year-on-year sales increase amid COVID uncertainty

    12-06-2020

    Premium trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has reported “an extraordinary surge in sales in the USA” as American golfers start walking the course as a result of social distancing measures...

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  • Engineering help for the healthcare industry to combat COVID-19

    Engineering help for the healthcare industry to combat COVID-19

    29-04-2020

    An engineering firm from Gloucestershire has gone into overdrive to help supply parts for critical medical kit used to combat the effects of coronavirus pandemic.  Röchling Engineerin...

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  • Aerospace and defence giant turns sights on coronavirus

    Aerospace and defence giant turns sights on coronavirus

    27-04-2020

    It can count the Ministry of Defence among its regular customers, but a Gloucestershire firm has been turning its hand to producing defence equipment of a very different kind.  Staverton-b...

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  • Outstanding growth and innovation win companies coveted Queen’s Awards

    Outstanding growth and innovation win companies coveted Queen’s Awards

    22-04-2020

    Sought after Queen’s Awards for business have gone to four Gloucestershire companies – with three recognised for “outstanding growth”.  The prestigious annual award...

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  • First Brexit then coronavirus but aerospace firm remains confident

    First Brexit then coronavirus but aerospace firm remains confident

    22-04-2020

    One of Gloucestershire’s biggest and most dynamic aerospace and defence firms said it remains confident about the future, despite recent heavy economic flack.   Pennant International...

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  • Pennant celebrates Women of Aviation Worldwide Week

    Pennant celebrates Women of Aviation Worldwide Week

    21-04-2020

    Embracing just what Women of Aviation Worldwide Week is all about Pennant International showcased three of its long-serving female staff members.  The week was aimed at raising global awar...

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