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Business leaders have discussed the ‘huge’ opportunities presented by the launch of Manufacturing Wales, a new organisation set to transform the sector in Wales over the coming years. This week on the Wales Business Review podcast, host Carwyn Jones was joined by Oliver Conger, CEO at British Rototherm, Alison Orrells, MD at the Safety Letterbox…

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There’s long been a meeting of minds between Academia and Manufacturing in Wales, with successful collaboration shaping many noteworthy products and market developments over the past few decades. This shouldn’t come as any surprise. There’s ample evidence that businesses which persistently invest in R&D grow twice as fast as non-innovators, enjoying higher levels of profits…

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A company in South Wales will play an integral part in delivering the British Army’s next-generation armoured fighting vehicle, the UK Government has announced. MilDef, who are based in Cardiff, will provide rugged electronics such as Crewstation PCs, servers and ethernet switches for the Boxer armoured fighting vehicles under a £20m subcontract awarded to them…

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Discussion with: Martin McHugh, Acting CEO and CTO, CSA Catapult       2020 will surely be seen as a watershed year for humanity. COVID has forced governments and people to re-examine priorities and look to change behaviours on a fundamental level. And not a moment too soon – as many scientific and social indicators…

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The Prime Minister has outlined his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies, the Prime Minister’s blueprint will allow the UK to forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050, particularly crucial in the run up to the COP26 climate…

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<!–more–> <h4><strong>A £1 million tax break to stimulate investment in UK manufacturing, to support business confidence, is to be extended, HM Treasury has announced.</strong></h4> Businesses, including manufacturing firms, can continue to claim up to £1 million in same-year tax relief through the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) for capital investments in plant and machinery assets until…

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The OpTIC Technology Centre, St Asaph (part of Wrexham Glyndŵr University) has unveiled a state-of-art vacuum thin film coatings research and development facility, which is the first of its kind in Wales. Work is now complete on the new vacuum film coating facility which is equipped with the latest Bühler Leybold Syrus Pro 1350 vacuum…

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South Wales manufacturing company, ROCKWOOL, has recently been announced as a finalist in the Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year Award category in the National Business Awards 2020. The shortlisting is a commendation to ROCKWOOL’s established market position, growth and success over the years. The National Business Awards recognise the nation’s most impressive public,…

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Investors can now join a programme to support businesses carrying out innovative projects that aim to reduce resources and energy use in key industries. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is seeking partner investors who are willing to invest in businesses that carry out projects with support from the UK government’s Industrial Strategy…

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Cardiff based Pelican Healthcare Ltd, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of disposable stoma products in the UK and Ireland healthcare markets, has invested approximately £500k in new solar panels to ensure its manufacturing processes are completely delivered via sustainable, green energy. The investment sees Pelican responding directly to Cardiff Council’s new One Planet Cardiff…