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Tech conference speakers announced

08 May 2017 by Subcon (Centaur Media plc)
Tech conference speakers announced

Two free-to-attend conference streams addressing key issues, best practice and technological innovation will run alongside Subcon, The Advanced Manufacturing Show and The Engineer Design & Innovation Show this June.

Included in the conference programme will be speakers from global blue-chip organisations including Microsoft, Siemens, BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Bureau Veritas, Stratasys, Lloyds Bank and Renishaw.

Record growth for FC Laser

08 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Record growth for FC Laser

Precision laser cutting specialist FC Laser has achieved a record year with 30% growth prompting a need to move to larger premises by the end of the year just to satisfy customer demand.

Because of its impressive expansion, FC Laser has also been taking on new staff, including account manager, Brett Armitage, new business account manager, Ellie Miller and apprentice internal sales engineer, Will Krafts.

FC Laser's managing director Danny Fantom said that the company's success is down to its philosophy of investing in the best people, technology and materials.

Aerospace skills in pole position

03 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
APT is supporting the construction of the University of Leicester Racing Team car in Formula Student 2017

Leicestershire-based subcontract machining firm APT is applying its aerospace quality accredited capabilities to drive a university racing team to success.

For the second year running, APT is helping the University of Leicester Racing Team compete in the IMechE Formula Student 2017. With an all-electric racing car, the team has a promising chance of becoming the highest placed UK electric vehicle team at the Silverstone event in July, building on its third-place success in last year’s event.

Looking to a digital future

03 May 2017 by Warren Services Ltd
Looking to a digital future

Thetford-based Warren Services is making changes to its management board to prepare for planned rapid growth.

Founder and chairman Richard Bridgman will make way for his son and current managing director Will Bridgman to become chairman, with overall responsibility for the business.

A keen technologist, Will says “I want to keep the company at the forefront of new digital technology that is driving the next industrial revolution. We are aiming for 50% growth in the next three years.”

Looking to a digital future

03 May 2017 by Engineering Capacity
Warren Services founder Richard Bridgman is handing over the chairmanship to son Will, as Clive Poyner becomes managing director

Thetford-based Warren Services is making changes to its management board to prepare for planned rapid growth.

Founder and chairman Richard Bridgman will make way for his son and current managing director Will Bridgman to become chairman, with overall responsibility for the business.

A keen technologist, Will says “I want to keep the company at the forefront of new digital technology that is driving the next industrial revolution. We are aiming for 50% growth in the next three years.”

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