Industry & Manufacturing

Benefact Group launches the Movement for Good Awards 2022

For the fourth year running, Benefact Group is giving away over £1million to charities with the return of its Movement for Good Awards.

People in Devon can nominate a cause close to their hearts for a potential £1,000 award to help make a difference. 500 charities around the UK will each receive £1,000 during the campaign.

Since the initiative began in 2019, more than 9,000...

Children from Curledge St Primary Academy get hands on at SkillBuild

Blossoming builders get hands on at Devon college

Construction professionals of the future took part in the largest multi-trade skills competition at South Devon College last week.

SkillBuild, delivered by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), is a series of competitions where the very best construction apprentices and trainees compete in their chosen trade, including bricklaying, roofing and carpentry.

As well as the...

Features to Consider when Purchasing an Autonomous Mobile Robotic System

Technological features are vital to improving the productivity of your company or enterprise. Most company owners incorporate autonomous mobile robots in their companies to make the operations cost-effective and streamlined. These features play an integral role in enhancing faster processing, higher accuracy, and streamlining your company operations.

You can include these features in...

Plymouth Science Park installs electric vehicle charging to support tenants' sustainability goals

Plymouth Science Park tenant Acronyms have welcomed two new electric vans to their fleet in their bid to become carbon neutral following the Park’s installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

IT support company Acronyms work across Plymouth, Cornwall and Devon, visiting clients in person to resolve issues which can’t be managed remotely. The team have recently introduced...

There's no time like the past!

The Heritage Caravan Company originated from a family of caravan enthusiasts who have spent many years touring and enjoying outdoor life.

Using modern technology and traditional craftsmanship, Heritage Caravans provides an alternative to the mass-produced white caravans manufactured today.

The family of designers and craftsmen, recognises that caravans have become stereotyped...

Technical education offers students a stepping stone into Devon's growing sectors

Young people in Devon are being encouraged to consider the range of technical education routes on offer into some of the biggest growing sectors in the region. Apprenticeships, traineeships and the new T Levels are just some of the different education and training pathways being showcased this Open Day season, with clear routes into Devon’s growing industries.

This follows the launch...

Wellbeing support offered through Devon's recovery programme

Businesses in Devon are now able to access free wellbeing support through a new initiative launched by Devon County Council.

Wellbeing Works is offering support until March 2023, backed with £100,000 from Devon County Council’s £6 million recovery programme. The initiative is being delivered on behalf of Devon County Council by independent charity Devon Communities Together....

New action plan set out for South West energy opportunities

On 11th March the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership met with Western Power Distribution , EDF Energy , Regen SW , the South West Energy Hub , and local Government partners for an Energy Deep Dive roundtable, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the South West’s energy sector.

The Heart of the South West LEP is delivering the area’s Build Back Better plan...

South West Defence Cluster recognised in Ministry of Defence Action Plan

The new Ministry of Defence SME Action Plan has recognised the success of the South West Regional Defence and Security Cluster as an example of collaboration between industry and government to support the UK’s security and prosperity.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) SME Action Plan , published on 27th January, sets out how the MOD will improve engagement with small and medium-sized...

Babcock and Plymouth Science Park launch advanced manufacturing lab in new innovative partnership

Babcock International, the aerospace, defence and security company, has opened a new state of-the-art Additive Manufacturing centre today as part of a new partnership with Plymouth Science Park (PSP).

The facility will allow Babcock to ramp up its advanced technology capabilities to address critical needs across the engineering and defence support industry and will include the...

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