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Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing

New National Rocket Test Facility unveiled for Westcott

A new national rocket test facility has been opened in Buckinghamshire. Based at the Westcott Space Cluster and within the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, the new centre will allow UK companies and academics to test state-of-the-art propulsion engines used to move small satellites in space. It...

DIT publishes the national inward investment results 2020 to 2021

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has published the national inward investment results 2020 to 2021. Despite the economic global slowdown due to the pandemic, the UK remains one of the most attractive places in the world to invest in with 1,538 foreign direct investment (FDI)...

Modern MINI production at Plant Oxford celebrates 20 years

To celebrate 20 years of the MINI Plant Oxford, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the home of the brand at MINI Plant Oxford, to meet the people involved with integrating the manufacturing of the MINI Electric into their standard production line. The Oxford...

Research shows Thames Valley record in industrial take-up

Despite the past year being challenging for the industrial market, there has been a record take-up in the Thames Valley’s industrial market according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s (LSH) 2021 Industrial and Logistics Report. LSH’s report highlighted the growing demand of the Thames Valley with a strong...

Harwell’s Astroscale successfully launches Elsa-D mission

Oxfordshire-based Astroscale, market leader in satellite servicing, has announced the End-of-Life Service’s successful launch. Controlled and operated from its Harwell Campus facility this launch represents the world’s first commercial mission and a step towards the removal of orbital space debris. Why? With over 3,000 working satellites in...

Oxfordshire based Swedish Space Corporation invest in joint UK/Swedish start-up

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), based at Harwell Campus, has invested in GlobalTrust, a data analytics company, which supports public policy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies. GlobalTrust, began its UK operation at the end of 2020, taking office space at the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire – further...

Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine launched

The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 has started being rolled out across the UK. The collaboration follows a partnership agreement between Oxford University and AstraZeneca who worked at an accelerated rate to protect against Covid-19. Paul Britton, CEO of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, said: “The rollout of...