News Staff June 20, 2019

Ahmed, 26, who is based at the Environment Agency’s office at Fradley near Lichfield, was named Professional Young Engineer of the Year by the Pump Centre. The Pump Centre is a network of 100-plus companies working in the water industry’s engineering sector. In order to win the award, Ahmed had to present to a panel […]

News Staff June 19, 2019

£130 million of UK investment already helping to achieve this, including tackling deforestation in the Amazon both countries reaffirm commitment to Paris Climate Agreement just days after UK became one of the world’s first major economies to legislate for net zero emissions by 2050 The UK today marked a new climate partnership with Colombia and […]

News Staff June 18, 2019

Firms that overcharge or mislead their customers could be hit with direct fines without the need to go through a court, under plans unveiled by Business Secretary Greg Clark today (18 June 2019). The government has confirmed it will consult on giving the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) new powers to decide itself whether consumer […]

News Staff June 13, 2019

Movers and shakers from the worlds of independent Film and TV have been profiled in 2019’s Britflix Power 100 list. Released earlier this week, the list saw actor Noel Clarke, Ray Winstone and former Eastenders star Rita Simons lead the inductees whilst rising star film producers Lucinda Rhodes and Ada Chyrowska were inducted onto the […]

News Staff June 13, 2019

More than 100 of the biggest players in food, including all of the UK’s major supermarkets, have signed a pledge to take ground-breaking action to drive down food waste following a call to action from the government. Big-hitters from the world of food and sustainability including Aldi, Asda, Caffé Nero, Co-op, Costa, FDF, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Starbucks, […]

News Staff June 10, 2019

Defra’s Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Ian Boyd at the weekend received a Knighthood as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List (Saturday 8 June 2019). It recognises his crucial role ensuring science and evidence are at the heart of the Government’s work to protect our natural environment and his extensive work in marine and polar […]

News Staff June 7, 2019

The first British Airways flight has landed in Islamabad as the airline began its first service between the UK and Pakistan in 10 years. British High Commission team along with the Federal Minister for Aviation, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry & Investment, and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis […]

News Staff June 4, 2019

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes today (Monday 3 June) visited a business hub in Bristol to hear from tech companies, social innovators and academics on plans for the new skills-based immigration system. The minister visited Engine Shed – which plays host to SETsquared Partnership, a globally-recognised business incubator – before sitting down with local industry leaders […]

News Staff May 31, 2019

Colleges and further education providers will receive a funding boost through the Taking Teaching Further programme to help recruit over 160 new FE teachers, Skills Minister Anne Milton announced today (Friday 31 May). The latest round of funding from the £5 million Taking Teaching Further programme will support 45 further education providers to recruit experienced […]