Posts Tagged ‘enhance’

Coating technologies for manufacturing: apply for business funds

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in innovative business studies into new surface engineering and coating technologies that will help the UK to lead the way in advanced manufacturing.
The competition covers new technologies that could enhance the way components perform, such as improved anti-fouling, corrosion-protection and wear-resistance.
These technologies will improve the UK’s

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Number of UK businesses continues to grow

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

The number of private sector businesses in the UK has hit 5.4 million – a new record – according to official figures published today (14 October 2015).
The Business Population Estimates also show the number of businesses that employ people has grown for the second year running, with 35,000 more at the start of 2015 than in

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Company secretary fined £4,046 for fisheries offences

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

On 6 October 2015 Workington Magistrates’ Court sentenced Mr Richard Donnan (Senior) in a prosecution brought by the MMO.
The court heard that between 7 February 2014 and 13 April 2014 RDS Northwest Limited (a registered buyer of first sale fish) had purchased fish on fourteen separate occasions from three vessels. In addition Mr Donnan, through

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Improving urgent medical care: apply now for innovation funding

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

NHS England is funding a competition to help improve patients’ lives and NHS efficiency. Around £100,000 will be available for ideas that will reduce the pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
Almost 22 million people visited an accident and emergency department in the last year. Over the last 10 years, the number of visits has

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Government completes final sale of its stake in Royal Mail at 455p per share

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

The government has sold a 13% stake in Royal Mail plc at a price of 455 pence per share. The remaining 1% shareholding will be gifted to Royal Mail’s eligible UK employees – taking the total stake in the business owned by employees to 12%.
The sale has raised £591.1 million. Proceeds raised from sales of

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Government appoints new Chief People Officer

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

Following a full and open competition, John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert McNeil as Chief People Officer for the Civil Service.
Rupert is currently Group HR Director at Lloyds Banking Group, prior to which he has had extensive experience as a senior HR executive at Aviva,

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MOD announces €200m Typhoon capability upgrade for the RAF

Comments Off | 02-25-2015

Alongside a number of avionics system upgrades, the contract will see the integration of the Brimstone 2 missile onto the world class combat aircraft and is expected to sustain more than 200 UK jobs based at BAE Systems in Lancashire and MBDA in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
The Brimstone 2 close air support weapon will further enhance Typhoon’s

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£85,000 of improvements planned on the A40 Longford Roundabout

Comments Off | 11-14-2014

The roundabout forms the junction between the A40 and A38, close to Gloucester city centre and we are improving the flow of traffic by making improvements to the approaches and on the roundabout itself.
Work starts on Monday, 17 November and will last for two months.
Highways Agency project sponsor, Dave Stock, said,
The works are one of

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£3.2 million improvements start on M5 between Junction 11 and 12 Gloucester

Comments Off | 11-8-2014

The Highways Agency is carrying out works to install additional roadside signs to improve driver information available between junctions 11 – 12 southbound on the M5. This will considerably enhance the provision of the existing variable message signs in place on this stretch of the M5.
The £3.2million scheme is being delivered under the Government’s pinch

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UK energy projects awarded €75 million of European funding

Comments Off | 10-31-2014

The European Commission has announced €647 million to be invested in key energy infrastructure to enhance security of supply across Europe. This includes €75 million for UK projects with cross-border benefits, including electricity interconnection (enabling electricity to be transferred between countries), smart grid and gas storage projects.
Energy Secretary Edward Davey said:
“This is excellent news for the

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