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There are approximately 1100 manufacturing companies in Cornwall, employing 16,000 staff, accounting for £7.4bn GVA and a number of them are contributing to the fight against Covid-19. From Saltash based Composite Integration who have diversified to make PPE equipment to Smith’s Metals in Redruth who are a critical supplier to Falmouth’s Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group […]


Last night the winners of the prestigious Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG) awards were announced, celebrating the very best and brightest of manufacturing talent in the county. Excelling business leaders, exporters, apprentices, community projects and innovations were celebrated at a special ceremony hosted by Richard Rumbelow, Director of International Affairs and Exports for Make UK (the […]

Jon Hurrell

Eric Nicholls, chair of the Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG) and Jon Hurrell, its CEO, represented Cornwall’s manufacturing sector at a recent event at the Houses of Parliament. Hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and Make UK, the manufacturers organisation, the Industrial Strategy featured at the heart of the event with several other interesting and […]

Martyn Pearson and Ken Martin delivered a 25 minute presentation to a packed audience at the Q1 meeting of the Cornwall Manufacturers Group (CMG). Sharing the status of the project, updating members on progress and highlighting the skills requirements, identified as key motivators for skills support, the CMG audience responded with a number of questions […]

CMG Skills Training

BOOSTING REGIONS MANUFACTURING THROUGH SKILLS INVESTMENT An innovative new partnership supported by over £3m of European Social Funding (ESF), identifying training and skills gaps across Cornwall, has recently been established, with the Cornwall Manufacturers Group recruiting three new positions to deliver on behalf of the manufacturing sector. The new Developing Skills for Business (DS4B) programme […]