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Global optical manufacturer to open new facility in the region

USA based Thorlabs Ltd, a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of photonic tools will shortly see work commence on its purpose-built 10,335m2 UK headquarters based at Lancaster Way Enterprize Zone, Ely.

More than familiar with the territory, local firm Mick George Ltd has been contracted to imminently undertake enabling works on behalf of MJS Projects.

Read more: Global optical manufacturer to open new facility in the region

FIS and SCI launch the Steel Framing System Guide with industry partners

FIS, representative body for the £10 billion finishes and interiors sector in the UK and the Steel Construction Institute (SCI), launched the much-awaited Technical Report ED017 – Design and Installation of Light Steel External Wall Systems guide with a consortium of industry partners on 16 May 2019.

The launch was well attended by industry partners and the guide will be an invaluable tool for all those working with Steel Framing Systems, designing and installing them.

Read more: FIS and SCI launch the Steel Framing System Guide with industry partners

Mick George land £31m highways earthworks package

The £373m project to upgrade the M1 in Northamptonshire to a smart motorway continues to make progress, with local contractor Mick George Ltd now appointed to complete verge enabling works in a £31m contract.

Under the programme, the 23-mile section of M1 between junctions 13 and 16 will be upgraded to an all-lane running smart motorway, providing a continuous smart motorway from the M25 all the way through to junction 19 at Catthorpe.

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E-learning to beat construction-related occupational cancers

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has announced a new e-learning course ‘Occupational Cancers’, designed to help the construction industry’s workforce to improve its understanding of occupational cancer risks and how to mitigate them.

With 40% of all deaths from occupational cancers arising within the construction industry, the need to support the workforce in this area has never been so critical.

Read more: E-learning to beat construction-related occupational cancers

Broker appoints new director to head up vendor sales

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has continued its growth after hiring a new Director of Vendor Sales.

Covering the whole of the UK, David Cowe will oversee MAF’s vendor strategy and Supplier Partnership Programme that allows suppliers to provide finance to their customers. 

Joining from Econocom UK Technology Finance where he spent 14 years as a senior account manager, David is originally from Stockton-on-Tees and has also previously worked for Lombard and HSBC.

Read more: Broker appoints new director to head up vendor sales