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Sustainability Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 29th

    Sustainability Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 29th

The Sustainability Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, April 29th. The event is the latest in the Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar Series which is organised by

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Investment set for ‘superdeduction’ boost for UK manufacturers

    Investment set for ‘superdeduction’ boost for UK manufacturers

The introduction of the ‘superdeduction’ tax incentive is set to provide a sharp boost to investment this year for manufacturers as companies plan to increase or bring forward their plans

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Chocolate maker finds the digital sweet spot with Made Smarter

    Chocolate maker finds the digital sweet spot with Made Smarter

A chocolate maker, supported by Made Smarter, is poised to experience a game-changing productivity increase by automating its manufacturing process. Friars, based in Cumbria, started making its own brand of

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€338,000 for New Technology Gateway to Help Business Become More Energy Efficient

    €338,000 for New Technology Gateway to Help Business Become More Energy Efficient

The Government has announced funding of €338,000 to establish a new Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway for the North-East in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). The addition of Dundalk brings the

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Future of Pharma Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 8th

    Future of Pharma Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 8th

The Future of Pharma Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, April 8th. The event is the latest in the Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar Series which is

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Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor launched

    Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor launched

Fingal County Council is one of eight local authorities from either side of the border which came together recently to launch the Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor in response to challenges

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Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

    Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

Ireland has recorded mixed fortunes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the lowest rates per capita in Europe in mid-December 2020, but by mid-January this year was in the grips of

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Government backs Make UK move to kickstart next generation of talent

    Government backs Make UK move to kickstart next generation of talent

The Government has given its backing to efforts by Make UK to help the next generation of talent by boosting take up of the Kickstart scheme by manufacturing employers. Make

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Enterprise Ireland announces new CEO

    Enterprise Ireland announces new CEO

The Board of Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for the development of Irish enterprise, has announced the appointment of Leo Clancy as its new Chief Executive Officer. Leo Clancy

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Global demand for UK technology drives recovery in February

    Global demand for UK technology drives recovery in February

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth doubled in February, led by a strong performance from technology equipment manufacturers, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker. The

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Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

    Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute examining the impact of the past year’s disruption on consumer products and retail (CP&R) supply chains, has found that 66% of organizations say their

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British industry begins to move through the gears as recovery takes hold

    British industry begins to move through the gears as recovery takes hold

Britain’s manufacturers are beginning to move through the gears as growth prospects become more positive for the rest of the year, according to a major survey published by Make UK

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Automation driving the future of manufacturing

    Automation driving the future of manufacturing

In a global survey1 of 1650 large and small businesses in Europe, the US and China, 84 percent of businesses said they will introduce or increase the use of robotics

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New support to help NI businesses improve supply chain resilience

    New support to help NI businesses improve supply chain resilience

Invest Northern Ireland has developed a new programme to help NI businesses improve their supply chains following the impact of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience and Development Framework (SCRDF)

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3D printing for Stanley Black & Decker is 12x cheaper and 20x faster than casting and machining

    3D printing for Stanley Black & Decker is 12x cheaper and 20x faster than casting and machining

Galway based 3D Technology Ltd. sees demand surge for 3D printing solutions in Ireland    Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand

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€2.9 million available for hauliers to choose cleaner fuel option

    €2.9 million available for hauliers to choose cleaner fuel option

Gas Networks Ireland has launched a €2.9 million Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Grant scheme to support the purchase of up to 400 gas-powered trucks, buses and vans to help drive a

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New service to help UK manufacturers move goods smoothly in and out of EU

    New service to help UK manufacturers move goods smoothly in and out of EU

Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, has launched a partnership with leading certification company SGS to offer a simple customs brokerage service to help companies fill in complex customs declarations correctly

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Mackie’s of Scotland invests in the future after recording a strong year

    Mackie’s of Scotland invests in the future after recording a strong year

One of Scotland’s top food brands has recorded bumper chocolate and take-home ice cream sales as it reinvests millions into its sustainability drive. In the year ending 31 May 2020, Mackie’s

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Derry Strabane City Deal to transform the region

    Derry Strabane City Deal to transform the region

The key partners responsible for the delivery of the Derry~Londonderry Strabane City Deal, marking the single largest ever Government investment in the region, have welcomed the signing of the Heads

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Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse rises in February

    Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse rises in February

The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse came in at 68.6 in February 2021. The index, which combines the results of the Consumer and Business Pulses, was up 7.0 on last

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Oxford-Cambridge arc to be UK’s answer to the Silicon Valley

    Oxford-Cambridge arc to be UK’s answer to the Silicon Valley

A spatial framework mapping out the route for the Oxford-Cambridge arc to expand dramatically with more than one million new jobs is being proposed by the UK Government. Forecasts suggest

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UK’s economic recovery falls behind the global benchmark in January

    UK’s economic recovery falls behind the global benchmark in January

The pace of the UK’s economic recovery fell behind the global benchmark in January, as the vaccine rollout drove the majority of sectors growth expectations ahead of their international peers,

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NI Chamber coronavirus survey – Extension of business support mechanisms critical

    NI Chamber coronavirus survey – Extension of business support mechanisms critical

Results from the latest Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) survey on the impact of Coronavirus confirm the extent of the impact COVID-19 has had on business

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Digital savvy companies stay relevant to customers in post-pandemic era

    Digital savvy companies stay relevant to customers in post-pandemic era

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a paradigm shift towards digitization was already underway across the sectors. However, the pandemic has

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The Power of Mobile ERP: It’s time to ‘carry your business with you’ Webinar – February 18th

    The Power of Mobile ERP: It’s time to ‘carry your business with you’ Webinar – February 18th

With the number of off-site employees on the rise, others dispersed around the globe, and the continued surge in remote

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2020 a record year for Biotech investment

    2020 a record year for Biotech investment

Despite the many challenges of the pandemic in 2020, one thing unaffected was Venture Capital investment into Biotech. In fact,

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First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

    First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has opened the first call for applications under its €100m Scheme for the Agri-food sector. The Scheme

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Irish shoppers balance new year health kicks with beating lockdown blues

    Irish shoppers balance new year health kicks with beating lockdown blues

The latest figures from Kantar show that take-home grocery sales in Ireland grew by 16.4% in the 12 weeks to 24 January

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UK Manufacturers outperform other sectors

    UK Manufacturers outperform other sectors

Manufacturers helped push the UK’s economic recovery ahead of the global benchmark in December, according to the latest Lloyds Bank

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CCPC Publishes 2020 Annual Merger and Acquisitions Statistics

    CCPC Publishes 2020 Annual Merger and Acquisitions Statistics

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in Ireland has published its annual merger report including statistics on the number

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Automation & Robotics/IOT & Industry 4.0 Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – January 21st

    Automation & Robotics/IOT & Industry 4.0 Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – January 21st

The Automation & Robotics/IOT & Industry 4.0 Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, January 21st. The event is the

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Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

    Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

The latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) published by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and BDO shows

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Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

    Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

Fears over the impact of the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU and the attractiveness of the UK for

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€100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

    €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has launched a new €100 million Scheme for the food processing sector, in recognition of the sector’s

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UK Border with the EU – New Government Guidance

    UK Border with the EU – New Government Guidance

Following the conclusion and provisional ratification of the UK EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement, which came into force on 1

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Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

    Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

The latest Commentary by the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) highlights a significant recovery in the Irish economy in

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Manufacturers must take a strategic approach to capitalise on technology adoption

    Manufacturers must take a strategic approach to capitalise on technology adoption

Manufacturers are risking wasted time, money and effort adopting digital technology without a strategic plan for digital transformation, research by

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November PMI data reveal encouraging signs for Irish manufacturing sector

    November PMI data reveal encouraging signs for Irish manufacturing sector

The Irish manufacturing sector regained some momentum in the penultimate month of 2020 as business confidence improved, the November PMI®

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Nicola Mitchell of Life Scientific named 2020 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

    Nicola Mitchell of Life Scientific named 2020 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Nicola Mitchell (pictured above), founder and Chief Executive of Life Scientific has been named the International and overall 2020 EY Entrepreneur

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Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

    Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

In October, the pace of the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus fell behind the global benchmark for the first time

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Skillnet Ireland launches 5-year Strategy to Transform Irish Business through Talent

    Skillnet Ireland launches 5-year Strategy to Transform Irish Business through Talent

Skillnet Ireland has launched their new strategy, Transforming Business Through Talent 2021-2025. The strategy sets out ambitious targets over the course

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Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

    Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

EY has revised upwards its mid-year forecasts for the Republic of Ireland in the firm’s latest Economic Eye as the resilience of

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NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

    NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

A new survey conducted by Duff & Phelps, the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, in partnership

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Shortlisted entries for this year’s Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

    Shortlisted entries for this year’s Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) has released the 9 shortlisted entries for this year’s Impact Awards with the winners to be

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Enterprise Ireland survey reveals customs a major issue as Brexit deadline approaches

    Enterprise Ireland survey reveals customs a major issue as Brexit deadline approaches

A new Enterprise Ireland survey of 600 companies on the PMI panel in Ireland, conducted in recent weeks for Enterprise

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Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

    Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes – but ones that will have

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Key industries brought closer to UK trade negotiations

    Key industries brought closer to UK trade negotiations

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has launched 11 new trade advisory groups (TAGs), as part of a major new business

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Twitter and Facebook posts can predict shoppers intentions accurately

    Twitter and Facebook posts can predict shoppers intentions accurately

Large retailers, family-run enterprises and small craft stores can accurately forecast shoppers intentions using a social media analysis framework developed

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Volkswagen opens up its ‘Industrial Cloud’ to other manufacturing and technology companies

    Volkswagen opens up its ‘Industrial Cloud’ to other manufacturing and technology companies

Volkswagen, together with Amazon Web Services and integration partner Siemens, is opening up its Industrial Cloud to other manufacturing and

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Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

    Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has reported strong levels of export

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A flexible storage combination

    A flexible storage combination

One of the most popular new items in BITO’s recently launched online BITO Direct catalogue is the company’s Galvanised Boltless

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IRISH MANUFACTURING BOUNCES BACK TO PRE-PANDEMIC GROWTH RATE

    IRISH MANUFACTURING BOUNCES BACK TO PRE-PANDEMIC GROWTH RATE

Ireland’s manufacturing sector returned to growth in June after recovering almost all of the sudden deterioration seen following the coronavirus-related

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Businesses face increasing operational challenges as a result of the domino effect of Covid-19

    Businesses face increasing operational challenges as a result of the domino effect of Covid-19

Findings for Ireland reveal organisations focusing on the medium to long term stability and opportunities as they look ahead post-pandemic

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TWO COVID-19 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN RECEIVE SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND FUNDING

    TWO COVID-19 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN RECEIVE SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND FUNDING

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD has announced that two University College Dublin (UCD)-led projects are to

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Priority Software Extends Market Reach into Scotland and UK: Partners with Aberdeen’s FinQ Business Solutions

    Priority Software Extends Market Reach into Scotland and UK:  Partners with Aberdeen’s FinQ Business Solutions

Priority Software Ltd., a leading global provider of business management solutions, today announced the expansion of its global channel network,

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Intel’s Amps Up Its 2030 CSR Goals Amongst COVID-19 Crisis

    Intel’s Amps Up Its 2030 CSR Goals Amongst COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are creating new ways to show they care about their employees, customers, and cities. I have

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Manufacturers are leading the UK’s green recovery and building a sustainable future

    Manufacturers are leading the UK’s green recovery and building a sustainable future

As industry looks to rebuild and grow after the lockdown, there is an opportunity for manufacturers to refocus on their

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Rockwell Automation Has Acquired ASEM, S.p.A, Broadening the Company’s Control & Visualization Offering

    Rockwell Automation Has Acquired ASEM, S.p.A, Broadening the Company’s Control & Visualization Offering

Rockwell Automation, Inc., a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation announced that it has completed the acquisition of

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