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Kier Graham partnership secures a place on £750m Clyde Commercial Framework

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The Kier Graham joint venture (JV) has recently been appointed to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) prestigious new £750M Clyde Commercial Framework (CCF). Working in partnership, Kier Graham Defence will deliver building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works to... (Continue reading)

Construction begins on Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute in Broughton

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Economy Secretary, Ken Skates has welcomed the start of construction at the Welsh Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (AMRI) in Broughton. Ahead of a turf cutting ceremony, the Economy Secretary described the institute as a “game changer” that would provide... (Continue reading)

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Inverness link road plans unveiled

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Plans unveiled today for a new road in Inverness linking the A9 and A96 trunk roads will provide enhanced facilities for road users, cyclists and pedestrians. These include a 3 metre shared surface on both sides of the carriageway and... (Continue reading)

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Marine biotechnologies firm wins £3.8 million investment

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Innovate UK-supported Jellagen to invest in sales and product development of jellyfish-derived collagen for wound care and regenerative medicine applications. Cardiff marine biotechnologies business Jellagen is to step up sales of its next-generation jellyfish collagen products after attracting £3.8 million... (Continue reading)

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Jobs and housing unlocked by road schemes valued at more than £570 million

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A £400 million upgrade to the A1 will save drivers up to 3,000 hours in journey time a day when it is officially opened by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today (Thursday 17 May 2018). Chris Grayling will also announce a... (Continue reading)

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Vital £51 million road improvements on A164 given go ahead

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Drivers in Beverley will spend less time stuck in traffic thanks to multimillion pound upgrades to the A164. Today (Thursday May 17 2018), Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced more than £40 million of government funding for improvements to Jock’s Lodge... (Continue reading)

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Dr Liam Fox launches global investment drive, bringing more than £30 billion to the UK

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International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox will today (Thursday 17 May) launch a new drive to attract foreign investment into the UK at a meeting of the Board of Trade in Stirling. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is promoting... (Continue reading)

Government invests £2.7 million to bring communities together through volunteering

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£2.7 million is to be invested in communities across the country, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced yesterday, Wednesday May 16 2018. The Connected Communities Innovation Fund, delivered in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture,... (Continue reading)

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Driving forward the rural economy

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The Scottish Government will continue to support and invest in the rural economy despite Brexit, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said at the 20th National Economic Forum in Dumfries. With 97% of Scotland’s land mass classed as rural, the theme... (Continue reading)

First Northern Powerhouse Business Summit set to be held this summer

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A 3-day summit to celebrate Northern innovation and discuss the future direction of the Northern Powerhouse will take place this summer, the government announced today (Wednesday 16 May 2018). The Northern Powerhouse Business Summit, part of the Great Exhibition of... (Continue reading)

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