North Devon Disability Confident Conference

01 Apr 2014 Last week we attended the very interesting North Devon Disability Confident Conference held by Pluss in Barnstaple. Pluss is a Social Enterprise owned by four Devon councils which works in partnership with people with disabilities and with businesses in order to support and empower individuals into employment. Much of their work is…

Road Links Into the South West

03 Mar 2014 The recent storms and flooding may have unexpected consequences for transport links into and across the South West. The need to improve the rail infrastructure through Somerset and into Devon and Cornwall has already been widely reported, but the flooding has also highlighted inadequacies in the road network which could result in…

Happy Birthdays

28 Feb 2014 Dymond Engineering would like to send Birthday wishes to two members of the team who celebrated their birthdays this week. Ray McManus who is our shop floor supervisor and most experienced brake press operator/metalwork bender celebrated his birthday on Thursday by taking the afternoon off!  We like your style Ray!  And Nick…

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…