Do you appoint contractors into your business or planning to? If so, the law is changing in April 2020. Join one of our free IR35 workshops for clear, professional guidance

Significant changes take effect regarding private sector IR35 legislation from April 2020 which may have a serious impact on your business. In very simple terms, the legal responsibility for determining whether a Contractor is deemed “inside” or “outside” IR35 will move from the Contractor to YOU directly. In summary: From April 2020, the obligation to […]

July 31, 2019

Technology transforming FMCG manufacturing downtime

The world of maintenance in food and drink manufacturing is changing in a way that is seeing traditional techniques be replaced. We are now seeing planned maintenance techniques being gradually replaced by predictive maintenance, using condition- based monitoring of sensors on machinery.     However, it’s expected that preventative maintenance will shift towards root cause failure analysis, […]

July 29, 2019

6th June Volunteers Week – Become a STEM Ambassador

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers with STEM careers and backgrounds, who give their time to help show young people where the study of STEM subjects could take them. They help put the school curriculum into a real-world context, showing the practical application of the subjects studied in school and excite young people about the possibilities of STEM […]

June 11, 2019

Recruitment firm to source staff for £108m electric battery industrialisation centre

A specialist recruitment company has been appointed to fill almost 100 jobs at a new £108m million research centre which will drive the UK’s automotive battery development. Following a competitive tender process last Spring, engineering jobs experts Consilium Recruit has become a preferred recruitment partner for the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) – a new […]

June 11, 2019

UKBIC Coventry facility now under construction

Greg Clark, Business Secretary has officially revealed the latest investment behind UKBIC (Battery Industrialisation Centre) as construction gets underway. The £28m takes total investment in this ground breaking facility up to £108m and supports the government’s ultimate plan to launch a Giga-factory to enable production of electric vehicle battery technology on a vast scale. A […]

May 20, 2019

Robots create jobs, not steal them!

There has been a lot of coverage recently, particularly within manufacturing over the risk to jobs which does appear somewhat one-sided. Whether we like it or not, automation is clearly established already and set to expand exponentially. According to recent analysis from the ONS, up to 1.5 million jobs in the UK are at risk […]

May 8, 2019

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