Case Studies

The EU-UK deal – what does it mean for manufacturers?

The EU-UK deal – what does it mean for manufacturers?

The UK and EU have announced that they have provisionally agreed a Trade & Cooperation Agreement that will determine the framework for a new UK-EU relationship. Whilst the trade deal negotiated by the government falls short on the trade benefits we previously...

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CBI response to extra business support during third lockdown

CBI response to extra business support during third lockdown

“The Chancellor has once again moved swiftly to support businesses as circumstances change. It is sorely needed. “More direct grants will provide some relief to eligible companies’ cashflow. “Yet with businesses facing a third lockdown, there are other steps that can...

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New COVID-19 RNA test gives accurate results within minutes

New COVID-19 RNA test gives accurate results within minutes

University of Birmingham researchers have invented a COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to under five, and delivers accurate results.  The method is described in a preprint paper (yet to be peer-reviewed) published on MedRxiv, where the...

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UK manufacturing order books hit 10-month high in December

UK manufacturing order books hit 10-month high in December

Order books in the UK manufacturing industry improved to their strongest in 10 months in the lead up to Christmas. The latest CBI monthly Industrial Trends Survey also pointed out order books remain weak by historical standards. By comparison, the improvement in...

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Celebrating 10 years of MIRA Technology Park

Celebrating 10 years of MIRA Technology Park

MIRA Technology Park (MTP), Europe’s leading mobility R&D location, is celebrating a decade in business after launching in 2011 The vision for MIRA Technology Park was ambitious; become a national centre of excellence for UK automotive development, bringing...

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Biotech cleaning product succeeds with R&D Tax Credits

Biotech cleaning product succeeds with R&D Tax Credits

Juggling multiple Research and Development projects can significantly stretch any company’s resources, putting cashflow under significant pressure. This was the situation faced by a leading biotech company when it sought to innovate its cleaning product range.Access...

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Shinfield Studios deal brings Hollywood to Reading

Shinfield Studios deal brings Hollywood to Reading

The University of Reading has entered into an agreement with affiliates of Commonwealth Real Estate LP, a film studios investor based in Los Angeles, for a long lease of land at the University’s Thames Valley Science Park campus, Berkshire, which will see the...

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