Monthly Archives: January 2021


Covid Testing at Company Premises

The Government is rolling out on-site Covid testing for all companies in England that employ over 50 people for staff that cannot work at home. Please contact direct if you are interested, where you will be directed to attend workshops run by the Department for Health. It’s worth noting that the testing will be

By |2021-01-28T15:32:44+00:00January 28th, 2021|Industry News|Comments Off on Covid Testing at Company Premises

ICME National Webinar “New & Reclaimed Chromite Vs Alumino-Silica Refractory Sand Advantages & Drawbacks”

Monday 1st February @ 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm Hosted by West Midlands, Birmingham & Coventry Branch “New & Reclaimed Chromite Vs Alumino-Silica Refractory Sand Advantages & Drawbacks” Presented by Mr Philippe Diaz, Imerys (France) The Technical Lecture will be streamed online only as a webinar due to ongoing Covid 19 restrictions. You may join the webinar at 7.15

By |2021-02-18T14:05:22+00:00January 25th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

ICME Webinar – Weir Foundry Improvements and the Elephant for Glasgow

On Tuesday 19th December, the team at Weir gave a great presentation and detailed insight into the manufacture of castings at their state-of-the-art facility in Todmorden, the presentation was delivered by Lee Jenkins (Group Operations Director). Lee explained the process capabilities at the Todmorden site, and then presented the typical manufacturing process, from design concept

By |2021-02-02T16:24:51+00:00January 25th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|0 Comments

Alok Sharma becomes full-time COP26 President and Kwasi Kwarteng is appointed as Secretary of State for Business

Kwasi Kwarteng is appointed as Secretary of State for Business, as Alok Sharma takes on the role of full time President of the COP26 conference. Kwasi Kwarteng will take over leadership of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The previous postholder, Alok Sharma, will now focus full-time on his presidency of

By |2021-01-28T12:27:37+00:00January 12th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

Positive support for manufacturing from the new minister

“The Government values the contribution your sector is making. Your work in areas such as aerospace, chemicals, automotive, rail, metals and steel, defence, shipbuilding and repair, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and many other manufacturing sectors as well as in delivering vital services, products or materials are critical elements of the economic recovery we are building and

By |2021-01-28T12:28:08+00:00January 12th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

Asymptomatic testing to be rolled out across the country starting this week

Community testing offer to be expanded across all local authorities in England to test people without symptoms. Local authorities will be encouraged to target testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown. Around 1 in 3 people have coronavirus (COVID-19) without displaying any symptoms. Rapid, regular testing for people without symptoms of

By |2021-01-28T12:28:46+00:00January 11th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

ICME National Webinar – Foseco – Fundamentals of Steel Filtration

Monday 14th December @ 7.00pm – ICME National Webinar ICME were pleased to host Nick Child and David Hrabina of Foseco, as they presented the fundamentals and latest developments in the field of Steel Filtration. Nick Child explained the details as to why filtration of steel alloys is important, the types of defects that can

By |2021-01-28T10:25:02+00:00January 7th, 2021|ICME General News, Industry News|0 Comments

Alucast’s move to lightweighting wins mayoral approval

Alucast’s commitment to investing in new technology and its people was praised during a recent visit by the Mayor of the West Midlands. Andy Street received a socially distanced tour of the aluminium casting specialist’s facility in Wednesbury to understand how the company is bouncing back from Covid-19 by targeting new opportunities in lightweighting

By |2021-02-18T14:05:46+00:00January 7th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

UK Trader Scheme Launched

UK Trader Scheme launched to support businesses moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. New UK Trader Scheme (UKTS) will help ensure traders don’t pay tariffs on the movement of goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain where those goods remain in the UK’s customs territory; Traders can self-declare goods not ‘at

By |2021-01-28T12:29:16+00:00January 5th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments

New Commodity Code Checker

The DIT (Department of International Trade has launched a new commodity code checker tool for businesses and organisations importing into the UK: Use this service to find the commodity code for the product you’re importing into the UK. Commodity codes are used when filling in customs paperwork and checking if there’s duty or

By |2021-01-28T12:29:55+00:00January 5th, 2021|Industry News|0 Comments
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