Manufacturing

Nerves of steel! Y10 pupils get welding, glazing & fabricating on work experience at local firm

Two pupils from Twynham School in Christchurch have been given practical work experience at local structural steel firm REIDsteel. Year 10 students Milo and Tyler spent... READ MORE »

Modular running shoe & electric tractor among student innovations to be shown in Bournemouth

More than 100 final-year students are set to show off their designs and prototypes later this month at Bournemouth University’s Festival of Design and Engineering... READ MORE »

Norco appoints Neil Rogers as Operations Manager

Poole-based manufacturer Norco has appointed Neil Rogers as Operations Manager for Unit 33 and 43. Neil, who started at the end of April, will report directly to Mark... READ MORE »

Young Bridport jewellery designer sparkles with Dorset Community Foundation SWEF grant

Beatrix Tilley, a 19-year-old jewellery designer from Bridport, has been able to add a sparkle to her new business thanks to an SWEF enterprise grant from Dorset... READ MORE »

Portland’s Albion Stone strikes gold with UK’s first sustainable brick production line

A Dorset mining and manufacturing business has created a pioneering production line to launch a new first of its kind natural brick range, providing a springboard for... READ MORE »

Poole entrepreneur's 'travel wardrobe' backpack nears Kickstarter funding goal - with only days to go!

A Kickstarter campaign for a travel backpack with a built-in expandable wardrobe has nearly reached its £30,000 goal, with only days remaining on its fundraising... READ MORE »

Sunny side up: Verwood manufacturers bigHead slash energy bills thanks to major solar installation

Verwood manufacturing firm bigHead now sources around half its power from the sun thanks to works carried out by its Wiltshire neighbours, Good Energy. bigHead has saved... READ MORE »

Royal Navy director commends Norco for services to UK defence sector ahead of 40th year in the biz

Composite solutions firm Norco recently hosted Rear Admiral Donald Doull CBE, director of capability for the Royal Navy, at the firm’s Poole facilities. During the... READ MORE »

Dorset's Tank Museum digs out old manuals to support Ukraine's fight against Russia

The Tank Museum in Dorset is using its extensive archive to support Ukraine's fight against Russia. With both Ukraine and Russia using ageing tanks which are suffering... READ MORE »

Paralysed former soldier defies medical experts to build fast-growing brand

A Special Forces soldier who was shot through the neck and is paralysed from the head down has astonished the medical profession by building himself a fast-growing brand... READ MORE »