British Manufacturing

17 Jan 2014 Did you see the programme on ITV last night?  ‘Is Britain Back in Business?’ The programme took at look at what it called a ‘revival’ in British manufacturing, and whether we have a sufficiently skilled workforce for manufacturing to really be ‘back in business’ in Britain. It’s a subject we have touched…

Metal Work in 2014

07 Jan 2014 Happy New Year to you.  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and an enjoyable break, ready for a successful and prosperous 2014. The Dymond Engineering factory is now back to full steam following the factory shut down over Christmas, during which we witnessed the awesome power of the waves as they…

Exeter Chamber Manufacturing Group (MADE)

Dymond Engineering attended the MADE (Exeter Chamber’s manufacturing group) Christmas meeting last week. Hosted by Michelmores LLP and chaired by Gerry Shattock, from Exeter Science Park, it was mainly an informal drinks gathering supported by presentations from MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service) and the Bank of England. MAS gave a presentation of the findings of their…

EEF Manufacturing Briefing, Exeter

The EEF (Engineering Employer’s Federation) recently held their quarterly Manufacturing Briefing to present their latest UK Manufacturing Report, prepared in conjunction with business advisers, BDO. The briefing was delivered by EEF Region Director Phil Brownsord, and attended by MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service) who had also recently conducted their quarterly Barometer. Sue Roberts of Dymond Engineering…

North Devon Engineering News

The big news story in North Devon today is that the controversial plan for a farm of 240 wind turbines off the North Devon coast near Barnstaple has been scrapped. ‘Atlantic Array’ was going to be a massive engineering project developed by RWE npower but it has now announced it will not be proceeding due…

Exeter Chamber of Commerce Meeting

On Wednesday 20th we attended the Exeter Chamber’s lunchtime networking meeting. This was the first time Dymond have been to an Exeter Chamber event and we were very impressed by the large number of businesses that were represented. As always with networking events there is a large element of luck involved in who you meet and who…