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£60bn nuclear opportunity for Cambridge manufacturers

 East Anglia manufacturers £60 billion nuclear sector opportunityCambridge and East of England manufacturers looking to get involved in the nuclear sector for the first time are being handed the opportunity to tap into a £60 billion market.

Cambridge Nanotherm builds in capacity to continue rapid expansion

Cambridge Nanotherm CTO  Pavel Shashkov (left) and CEO Ralph WeirCambridge Nanotherm, based at the heart of the Cambridge UK technology hotspot,  has switched on a new electricity substation to cope with demand for its nanoceramic thermal management products.

Cambridge coatings firm reports strong growth

Wallwork employeeWallwork Cambridge, a UK-leading supplier of advanced metal coating services, reports growing business volumes over the last 12 months as international sales and capability continue to grow.

Hexcel the wind beneath the wings of Airbus-Qatar deal

Airbus-Fabrice BregierHexcel Corporation in Duxford, near Cambridge UK, shared the glory as Airbus delivered the first A350 XWB to Qatar Airways this week.  

Xaar rebounds from China ceramics crisis

Xaar-printerCambridge inkjet technology group Xaar has seen its UK share price rocket after revealing a strong bounceback from a China crisis that sent its stock into a tailspin in October and cost 160 people their jobs.

Domino cautious despite profits surge

Domino-Peter-Byrom-chairmanNot many companies see pre-tax profits shoot through the roof and their share price head south within minutes but that fate befell Domino, the Cambridge inkjet printing technology world leader, today.

New engineering lab sparks research boom at TWI

TWI-upgrade-2014A multi-million pound upgrade of its facilities is set to trigger a new era of research and development innovation at TWI in Cambridge.

Top aviation award for Sir Michael Marshall

Sir Michael Marshall was presented with the Award of Honour from Livery Company, the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. He is pictured with Prince Michael of Kent and Dorothy Saul-Pooley, Master of The Air Pilots.The high flying achievements of aerospace engineers with Marshall of Cambridge, the UK industrial group, have been recognised with the award to its chairman of one of the top honours in aviation.

Jobs boost for Duxford as Hexcel begins work on £6m R&T facility

Olivier Cauquil of Airbus Business Secretary, Vince Cable joined management, staff and clients at Hexcel’s Duxford site to celebrate the ground-breaking for a new £6 million R&T facility and additional investments for capacity expansions. These investments will add up to 100 jobs to the Duxford workforce by 2017.

Cable triggers £80m spend and over 5,000 jobs for Cambridge hinterland

UK Business Secretary Vince CableUK Business Secretary Vince Cable today unveils an £80 million-plus infrastructure bonanza for the Cambridge technology and industrial hinterland, with a potential payback of more than 5,000 jobs.

Domino invests In new India factory

Domino-IndiaCambridge UK coding and marking technology world leader Domino has opened a new factory in India.

Swiss climb into acquisition of ladder supplier

Darren-Bear-2014Youngman Group, an Essex-based supplier of innovative access equipment and systems has been acquired by Werner Access Products UK Holdings Ltd. in a multi-million pound deal supported by Cambridge financial and business advisers Grant Thornton LLP.

Norfolk banjo company announces five new models

Shackleton-prototype-banjoThe Great British Banjo Company, which launched just over a year ago with a Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly £50,000 has announced five new banjo models which will come on stream from January.

Seaglaze reshores production after £1m investment

Seaglaze-MDA £1m investment into a new glass toughening plant is set to help a Norwich manufacturer target £3m in sales – for the first time in its 44-year history.

Froggy goes a courtin world markets with £2m hypercar

Lister Cars has bounced back to notch sales of over £3 million in 12 monthsIconic Cambridge sportscar maker Lister Cars has bounced back from a period in mothballs to notch sales of over £3 million in 12 months with a comeback 60th anniversary model.

Rail platform puts Dura £17m blueprint on track

Dura-CompositesAn Essex manufacturer is targeting a £10m jump in turnover after launching a new solution for the rail sector.

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