MY SPEECH FOR THE TMMX LAUNCH EVENT – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE IMECHE & THE MANUFACTURER

I just wanted to share with you all (in case you missed it!) my speech from the TMMX Launch event on Monday 19th February 2018. It’s exciting to welcome Digital Manufacturing Week back to Liverpool this coming November, as well as be a part of helping encourage and promote competitive #ukmfg, and celebrating the very best in the industry annually.  Without further adieu… “It is … Continue reading MY SPEECH FOR THE TMMX LAUNCH EVENT – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE IMECHE & THE MANUFACTURER

UK’S DIGITAL MANUFACTURING WEEK TO GROW 50% IN 2018

More than 200 UK manufacturing leaders and supporters gathered at The House of Lords on 19 February to help launch The Manufacturer’s 2018 flagship series of events – Digital Manufacturing Week. Digital Manufacturing Week 2018 (13-16 November, Liverpool) was officially launched at the House of Lords today, with over 200 leading manufacturers, industry supporters and politicians gathering to see how the event was building on a … Continue reading UK’S DIGITAL MANUFACTURING WEEK TO GROW 50% IN 2018

BORIS JOHNSON’S ENGLISH CHANNEL BRIDGE: AN ENGINEERING EXPERT’S VIEW

Article Source: The Conversation Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has proposed building a bridge across the English Channel to connect England and France, to complement the rail tunnel that opened in 1994. Leaving aside the political and financial challenge of such a project, would it even be feasible to build such a long structure over the open sea and one of the busiest shipping … Continue reading BORIS JOHNSON’S ENGLISH CHANNEL BRIDGE: AN ENGINEERING EXPERT’S VIEW

CALLS FOR INDUSTRY TO REFORM AFTER CARLILLION COLLAPSE

Article Source: IMechE ​The collapse of construction giant Carillion is a “wake-up call” for the engineering industry, according to experts. Thousands of engineering jobs in the UK could be at risk after the UK’s second-largest construction company went into liquidation. The group, which employs 43,000 people worldwide, has a number of government contracts including work on the HS2 high-speed railway, and NHS and MoD maintenance … Continue reading CALLS FOR INDUSTRY TO REFORM AFTER CARLILLION COLLAPSE

GOVERNMENT AGREES LANDMARK SECTOR DEAL TO ESTABLISH UK AS WORLD LEADER IN FUTURE MOBILITY

First Automotive Sector Deal between government and industry is announced. Published 10 January 2018 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy   SOURCE: Government news Greg clark with Ian Constance, CEO, Advance Propulsion Centre, Konstanze Scharring, Director of Policy, SMMT, Nigel Stein, CEO of the Auto Council. Business Secretary confirms first Automotive Sector Deal, growing the partnership between government and industry, boosting investment in emerging technology and establishing the … Continue reading GOVERNMENT AGREES LANDMARK SECTOR DEAL TO ESTABLISH UK AS WORLD LEADER IN FUTURE MOBILITY

CES 2018 – DAY ONE – FUTURE WORLD RETURNS TO EUREKA PARK

Excitement and optimism swept through my mind as I once again found myself driving down a cold empty motorway in the direction of Gatwick Airport, ready to meet the rest of the Future Worlds team. For the third year running we were taking a delegation of University of Southampton startups and spinouts to showcase their technologies on the global stage that is the Consumer Electronics … Continue reading CES 2018 – DAY ONE – FUTURE WORLD RETURNS TO EUREKA PARK

ENGINEERING AGREEMENT IS SIGNED ONCE AGAIN AT NAVAL TRAINING BASE

Article Source: The Portsmouth News A ROYAL Navy training school has signed a new re-accreditation agreement with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. HMS Sultan in Gosport held a ceremony for the re-signing of the Specially Authorised Process (SAP). The SAP allows service personnel to apply for professional registration as an engineer through Royal Navy career points. Second Sealord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock oversaw the signing … Continue reading ENGINEERING AGREEMENT IS SIGNED ONCE AGAIN AT NAVAL TRAINING BASE

AWARD FOR THE RESTORED EDWARDIAN SHIP THAT WAS LEFT NEGLECTED IN ELLESMERE PORT FOR 20 YEARS

Article Source: The Leader The award-winning Daniel Adamson steam ship has been lovingly restored by a team of dedicated volunteers. Jamie Bowman tells of their work and The Danny’s rich past… An Edwardian steam ship which has languished derelict and neglected at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum for over 20 years has received a top award following its painstaking restoration. The Daniel Adamson Steam Ship, affectionately … Continue reading AWARD FOR THE RESTORED EDWARDIAN SHIP THAT WAS LEFT NEGLECTED IN ELLESMERE PORT FOR 20 YEARS

A FUTURE FOR THE INSTITUTION THAT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY

Article Source: IMechE Trustee Board Members – Helena Rivers (left) Heather Clarke (right) The Trustee Board of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is more diverse than ever before. We talk to Helena Rivers CEng FIMechE and Heather Clarke CEng FIMechE, who were elected in May, about their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the Institution and across the engineering profession. Q: What does diversity mean … Continue reading A FUTURE FOR THE INSTITUTION THAT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY

APPRENTICESHIPS INCREASINGLY SEEN AS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO UNIVERSITY

Photo credit(Credit: iStock) Article Source: IMechE Apprenticeships are increasingly seen as a “viable alternative” to degrees, an IMechE expert has said, after a survey showed positive public attitudes to the career route. The IMechE poll of more than 2,000 people found 58% believe skilled apprenticeships offer more secure job prospects than a university education. The news comes after the government announced plans for a technical education … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS INCREASINGLY SEEN AS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO UNIVERSITY