A collection of news items from across the MAS East region
Billington's, a manufacturer in the East of England, says it's emerged from the Recession having made £800,000 worth of efficiency savings - without making any staff redundant With its head office in Peterborough and its packing plant in Ipswich, Billington's - a household name in sugar and part of the Silverspoon family of companies - has been working alongside the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) in the East of England to identify new ways of working.
EDF Energy, the lead player in the Nuclear Industry Supply Chain development are holding an event in Suffolk on 8th July. There are significant opportunities for SMEs to engage in and be part of this Supply Chain where significant future investment is planned in a major growth sector both locally and nationally.
Small businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk now have free access to professional occupational health advice to help with individual employee health issues following the launch of a new advice line.
Manufacturing businesses make a significant contribution to the East of England’s economy and there are a host of organisations providing invaluable insight and support but, as all those who work within the sector know, it can be difficult to navigate. The newly expanded manufacturing station on the East of England Development Agency’s Business Map aims to address this.
Do you need funding for a research or development project? If so, grant funding could be your answer.
MX is building a better future for UK business. If it’s made well – make something of it
MAS East is developing further networks and communications via Linkedin.
Awards to showcase the best in training in the East of England Region The 2010 National Training Awards is seeking stories of how training has transformed businesses, organisations and communities in the East of England
Resource Efficiency East Launches New Initiative to Improve Environmental Performance of East of England Businesses.
MAS is now in the process of expanding their services to provide more specialist advice to manufacturers on competing for low carbon opportunities. They are also providing advice on how to achieve more sustainable processes and boost the bottom line through the more efficient use of energy and other resources.
Press Release 28.09.07 MANDELSON VISITS MAS-ASSISTED BUSINESS AS PART OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PACKAGE LAUNCH
Following an email sent to MAS East customers on Monday 20th April regarding an event, a corrupt server has led to this email being repeatedly sent. The issue was resolved at the end of last week (Friday 24th April), however another server has corrupted the file and started sending the original email multiple times once more.
A new service being offered in the region forms a key part of an integrated and simplified business support package developed by EEDA. It combines MAS East, Innovation and Guidance (IAG) and a Design for Demand service which will start later this year.
Where to find help for your business when you need it
Every business will own some form of intellectual property. It could be the artistic design, shape, technology or brand of your product or process, but do you know how to protect and exploit these intellectual assets? The IP Healthcheck online tool is provided by the Intellectual Property Office and is free to use. It’s broken down into the four IP elements covering Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright and each one should take you no more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Peter Mandelson, championing Britain’s knowledge based economy.