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Over 1,100 food and drink acquisitions in 2021

    Over 1,100 food and drink acquisitions in 2021

2021 was another record year for food and drink industry transactions, with 1,116 registered on the Zenith Global mergers and acquisitions database, an average of 21 each week. The total

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British manufacturers see positive outlook for 2022

    British manufacturers see positive outlook for 2022

Britain’s manufacturers are more positive about the growth outlook as they enter 2022, with greater confidence in the prospects for their own companies than either the global or UK economies,

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Unilever simplifies organisation

    Unilever simplifies organisation

Unilever has announced changes to its organisational model to make it a simpler, more category-focused business. The company will move away from its current matrix structure and will be organised

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Intel Ireland installs first chipmaking tool

    Intel Ireland installs first chipmaking tool

Intel Ireland has chalked up a milestone in its $7 billion Fab 34 construction project, when a team rolled in the new plant’s first huge chipmaking tool. The machine, a

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Irish construction activity continues to rise, but at softest pace in eight months

    Irish construction activity continues to rise, but at softest pace in eight months

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – dropped to 53.7 in December, down from 56.3 in November.

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Cork company Biopharma Acquired by global Unispace

    Cork company Biopharma Acquired by global Unispace

Irish life sciences design firm, BioPharma Engineering, has been acquired by the global workplace strategy, design and construction firm, Unispace.  BioPharma Engineering, will become known as BPE, a Unispace Life Sciences

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48% UK and Irish Industrial businesses want to be Net Zero in next 3 to 5 years

    48% UK and Irish Industrial businesses want to be Net Zero in next 3 to 5 years

97% of UK and Irish industrial organisations have named reducing their carbon footprint as a priority, with 3 in 10 businesses (27%) claiming it to be the top priority this

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Irish Food and Drink Exports Enjoyed a Record Year as Value of Sales Up 4% to €13.5 billion in 2021

    Irish Food and Drink Exports Enjoyed a Record Year as Value of Sales Up 4% to €13.5 billion in 2021

The value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 4% to a record €13.5 billion in 2021, despite the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on trading. Ireland exported

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Highest annual increase in net employment reported by Enterprise Ireland

    Highest annual increase in net employment reported by Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland has announced that net jobs created in companies supported by Enterprise Ireland increased by 11,911 in 2021. This is the highest annual increase in net employment reported by

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BevExpo launches new initiative for drinks manufacturers in 2022

    BevExpo launches new initiative for drinks manufacturers in 2022

BevExpo’s new Taste Town showcases drinks manufacturers and their products, adding a new area to the existing exhibition and seminar spaces. With brands such as Decorrum and Skinny Brands already

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Future engineers on right track after Siemens’ sustainable transport competition

Students and graduates from 15 UK universities in SustainaCity Racer challenge 22 offered access to early career opportunities after the two-day virtual event   Siemens has uncovered engineering, technology and

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Research and Development for the Manufacturing Industry Explained

Manufacturing firms could claim tens of thousands back in tax relief The HMRC Research and Development Tax Scheme was created to encourage business innovation and stimulate the economy, through supporting

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