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Keighley company set to fly

Keighley Laboratories Limited is one of only a handful of Airbus Accredited Test Houses in the UK and has recently increased its specialised accreditations. Keighley Labs is recognised as a leading metallurgical organisation offering an extensive portfolio of services to test, heat treat and analyse metals, continually expanding quality accreditations and approvals required by major organisations and industries.   Keighley

Written on 27th January 2017Guy Foster
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Keighley College sews up skills gap with new Textile Academy

New funding secured in Keighley will soon give a much-needed boost to the local textile industry. A £30,000 investment from the Textile Growth Fund is enabling a new textile academy to launch at Keighley College in January. The college has worked with local employers to secure the funding that will provide opportunities for unemployed people to fill growing skills gaps.

Written on 27th January 2017Guy Foster
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Is it time to improve your sales skills?

Is it time to improve your sales skills? Jointly hosted by Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance and Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance   Many manufacturing companies still rely on pre-internet strategies to find new business, unfortunately industrial buyers are now using digital methods to purchase, meaning the chances to directly engage with them and sell directly to them are very

Written on 3rd January 2017Guy Foster
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Manufacturing, planning for the future

2016 and beyond what’s the future for manufacturers?   We all know that West Yorkshire manufacturers are a hardy lot, used to adapting to change but come on, what a year it’s been! The apparent surprise of the Brexit vote, a new Prime Minister, a new and maybe controversial President of the United States and the Government’s autumn statement on

Written on 18th November 2016Guy Foster
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The new Praxis prototype?

Subhaan Ali has joined Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance member Praxis Prototypes as their new packaging design apprentice. Praxis Prototypes has 38 years’ experience of designing packaging mainly in fibreboard, for the food, cosmetic, toiletry tobacco and drink industries. Praxis offers better packaging solutions, taking into account realistic methods of production where appropriate. They can even offer clients a full

Written on 18th November 2016Guy Foster
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From brain drain to brain retain: how apprentices are shaping the future of manufacturing

Factory visit to Carnaud Metalbox   General manager at CMB Engineering’s Shipley, Yorkshire headquarters, Andrew Truelove began his career as an apprentice with the canmaking machinery supplier almost 20 years ago. We’ll have the opportunity to hear how programmes such as CMB Engineering’s four-year apprenticeship programme is helping progress the canmaking industry and ensuring knowledge transfer from generation to generation.

Written on 7th October 2016Guy Foster
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D2 bearings clinches exclusive distributership

Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance member D2 bearings has gained an exclusive contract to supply Mupo Race Suspension for performance motorbikes. David Croft, the MD of D2 is heavily involved in Endurance Series and Century Racing. These races take place over six to eight hours, with three drivers changing places for the non- stop races. During his networking in the

Written on 7th October 2016Guy Foster
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The Minimum Wage has changed

    Did you know the Minimum Wage has changed and that the maximum fine for offences is £20,000 per employee?   To find out more, click here.

Written on 7th October 2016Guy Foster
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Chamber expects a 65% lighting cost reduction

      With a recent change from standard fluorescent lighting to LED lighting, the Chamber expects lighting cost reductions of 65%. Watch the video here  

Written on 2nd September 2016Guy Foster
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Driving forward engineering excellence

Chamber and BAMA member Halycon Drives Ltd. is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this month. The company is putting on a free event to help other BAMA members keep abreast of changes in energy standards and learn how to save energy in their business. The seminar is designed to get companies up to speed on changes in energy saving for the

Written on 2nd September 2016Guy Foster
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