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  • 12

    Aug
    2014
    Manufacturing NI launches 'Manifesto roadshow'
    Manufacturing Northern Ireland is taking its draft ‘Manufacturing Manifesto’ on the road this summer. The manifesto is an invitation to politicians and policymakers to create the conditions which will see manufacturing thrive and as a result transform every constituency in Northern Ireland through creating jobs, a strong local supply chain and internationally competitive businesses. The organisation, which is the main umbrella body for the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland, i...

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  • 7

    Aug
    2014
    Have your say on our Manufacturing Manifesto
    MNI have developed a draft Manufacturing Manifesto. This calls on our Government to create the conditions which will allow our manufacturing companies to survive and thrive in increasingly competitive markets at home and abroad. Our ambition is to create the most competitive region in Europe in which tostart, sustain and grow a manufacturing business, thus creating wealth and work – growing manufacturing from being 12.5% of our GDP to the European target of 20%. This will transform our ec...

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  • 12

    Jun
    2014
    MNI Book launched: Industrial rates remain crucial for local industry
    A book by Irish News political editor John Manley has highlighted how a disparate group of Northern Ireland businessmen challenged the might of the Treasury and won! The Northern Ireland Manufacturing Focus Group campaign against the removal of Industrial de-rating brought together business, the trade s and local politicians like never before as the campaign fought to save the manufacturing sector against the imposition of a policy which would have decimated local industry. The book, ‘Camp...

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  • 15

    May
    2014
    Major Deal For SDC
    Manufacturing NI welcome the additional £10m contract for SDC Trailers and news that employment has grown in the manufacturer by 170 in the past year. SDC has secured an order worth £10million from trailer rental company Hireco Ltd. The trailers, which include a range of box vans, double-deck step-frame curtainsiders, and urban trailers, will be manufactured across SDC's three state of the art engineering facilities at Toomebridge, Antrim and Mansfield over the next six months.&...

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  • 28

    Apr
    2014
    Report Highlights The Skill Of The Future
    The Department for Employment and Learning has today published a report examining the skills our future workforce might require. The report, entitled, ‘Forecasting Future Skill Needs in Northern Ireland’ which was undertaken by Oxford Economics, in conjunction with FGS Consulting, outlines the skills that our workforce will need under a range of economic scenarios, up until 2020. It will be used to inform the Review of the Skills Strategy for Northern Ireland, ‘Success thr...

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  • 15

    Apr
    2014
    Statement On Competition Commissions Determination On NIE Price Control
    Manufacturing NI has welcomed the Final Determination from the Competition and Markets Authority on the Price Control on Northern Ireland Electricity. Having taken time to digest the report and receiving clarity from the Utility Regulator, we understand that the final determination will result in a reduction for large consumers of up to £15,000 over the next couple of years whilst also committing NIE to make improvements in the network which will facilitate business and ensure a security o...

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  • 7

    Apr
    2014
    Rates: Welcome For £30m Transitional Rates Relief Scheme
    Manufacturing NI has welcomed the Executive’s confirmation of a £30m Transitional Rate Relief Scheme announced by Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton. Speaking in the Assembly the Minister said: “The Executive has set aside up to £30million to develop a Transitional Rate Relief Scheme to mitigate the impact of rates convergence on rate payers. Work is already underway to develop the criteria and scope of the scheme which will allow councils to strike a new district rate...

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  • 26

    Mar
    2014
    Water: Welcome For NI Water's 4% Cut In Bills
    Manufacturing Northern Ireland has welcomed the announcement by NI Water that bills for non-domestic customers will fall by 4% from April 2014. This comes on foot of a small decrease in 2013 and we would hope that NI Water continue to make efficiencies which will result in further decreases in coming years. This is good news for business, particularly those in the food sector who require a large volume of clean water in their processes which includes regularly washing down machinery. M...

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  • 19

    Mar
    2014
    Budget 2014: Recognition For Manufacturers
    Manufacturing Northern Ireland welcome many of the elements of today’s Budget Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In particular, the decision to cap the Carbon Price Support rate at £18 per ton of CO2 from 2016-17 for the rest of the decade will impact on energy bills for our members with plants in GB, alleviating some of the pressures on spiralling prices and our competitiveness in markets internationally. Removing CHP gas from the carbon levy is good news for some of our ...

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  • 12

    Mar
    2014
    Events: Manufacturing Technology Breakfast Seminar For The Discrete Industry
    ATS Ireland is organising a Manufacturing Technology Breakfast Seminar for the discrete industry on Thursday the 3rd of April 2014 in Belfast. This is a unique event where ATS will share information about the latest Manufacturing Technologies for the discrete industry. The Seminar will be taking place in the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE), Airport Road, Belfast. NIACE is a technology hub for the research and development of advanced engineering and advanc...

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