LEP aiming to secure sector deal to boost manufacturing
The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is working to secure a sector deal with the Government based around enhancing the city region’s specialism in advanced manufacturing and engineering innovation.
A green paper was published earlier this year on a Industrial Strategy as a starting point on how central Government can work with industry to improve the economy by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country.
In responding to the consultation, the Sheffield City Region LEP, which brings together business leaders and local politicians to make decisions that drive economic growth and create new jobs, has picked out how the Government’s initial work on sector deals could help grow the economy in the SCR.
£20 million glass ‘centre of excellence’ announced for Magna
PLANS for a £20 million global centre of excellence in glass have been announced by Magna.
The Glass Futures project is the brainchild of the British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation in Sheffield, is backed by a consortium including two of the world’s largest glass manufacturers, as well as Siemens and Leeds University.
The project will employ about 100 people and include a furnace producing 30 tonnes of glass a day for windows, bottles and fibreglass.