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UK Manufacturing Council to support British makers

UK Manufacturing Council to support British makers

A Manufacturing Council will be established by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to support UK manufacturers. The council will bring together dozens of CEOs from the UK’s top manufacturers – small, medium and large – and will be chaired by Tom Crotty, group director of Ineos. The aim of the council is to shape

Hockley Mint aims to set new standards for jewellery apprenticeships

Jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint is establishing a new industry panel of employers with the aim of setting new standards for manufacturing apprenticeships. It is to be established under the chairmanship of Gary Wroe, managing director of Hockley Mint in Birmingham. Its purpose will be to steer the development of a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for

Jewellery group recognised for wedding bands in engineering awards

WB The Creative Jewellery Group was one of a select group of companies to be awarded in the Midland’s heat of this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. The company was runner up in the Business Growth Category of the awards which are staged by the Engineering Employers’ Federation. The group’s entry was centred on its

Hockley Mint opens its doors for tailor-made ‘Retailer Days’

Birmingham-based fine jewellery and bridal manufacturer Hockley Mint has launched an initiative to support independent jewellery retailers, opening its doors to invite businesses to find out more about the company and to network with fellow retailers. The tailor-made events, which will begin next year, will start with a comprehensive tour of Hockley Mint’s state-of-the-art in-house facilities,

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Workshop app helps jewellery brand become more environmentally friendly

As part of a drive to be environmentally responsible Brighton-based jewellery company Posh Totty Designs created a bespoke workshop app. Here, managing director Alice Rivers-Cripps explains the system and its benefits… Posh Totty Designs is a company which manufactures all of its jewellery in-house. In a move to keep up with strong demands and make

Weston Beamor joins Somme Poppy Pins project

Casting, 3D printing and bespoke manufacturing company Weston Beamor has announced its involvement in a new project casting Poppy Pins designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The special poppies are being cast by Weston Beamor for the London-based company TMB Art Metal as a fund raising initiative

Weston Beamor presents 3D team at Jewellery & Watch

The Birmingham casting house, 3D printing and bespoke manufacturing company Weston Beamor has been showcasing its 3D printing team at Jewellery & Watch. As a demonstration of the company’s prowess in all aspects of model making and rapid prototyping the company has had each and every member of its 16 strong team scanned using sophisticated

CSI program available to buy from January 2016

GVUK Design Limited has announced that jewellers will be able to buy CounterSketch International (CSI) next year. Buy purchasing the CSI program, jewellers will be able to bring custom design capability right to the shop floor, combining award-winning software from Gemvision with flexible manufacturing options. Jewellers will be able to directly export a 3DM CAM

AOB to host evening on Responsibility in Fine Jewellery Consumption

The new AnchorCert Academy space at Assay Office Birmingham will host an evening of topical industry discussion on November 11, titled Responsibility in Fine Jewellery Consumption. A presentation, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and delivered by Coventry University’s Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), will share recent research findings focused on

Tendence Talents returns for 2015 with 20 emerging talents

Consumer goods trade fair Tendence is reviving its popular Talents programme for 2015, giving 20 worldwide conceptual jewellery talents the chance to showcase their wares. The 20 designers from seven countries will showcase jewellery using upcycling methods, unusual manufacturing techniques and futuristic designs. The line-up includes Glasgow School of Art graduate Adam Henderson, who creates

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