Tag Archives: Rolls-Royce

Derby Manufacturing

It’s second nature to those of us who’ve worked in manufacturing in Derby, that Derby is a manufacturing city. Derby was at the forefront of the industrial revolution; factories, engineering and production are in our DNA.  The manufacture of ‘things’ from trains, cars, … Continue reading

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Selling technology… short.

There were rave reports from the Farnborough Air Show about Rolls-Royce’s eye-catching new exhibit – a Trent 1000 aeroengine built out of Lego!  There are some good views of it, and how it was built, available on YouTube.  Reportedly their … Continue reading

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Investment in Nuclear Technology for shipping…

There’s been excellent news for Derby and Rolls-Royce today, with major investment announced by the government in the Raynesway site which produces the propulsion units for nuclear submarines.   This can be a difficult subject.  People tend to equate ‘nuclear submarine’ with ‘nuclear weapons’.  … Continue reading

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JCB Academy undermined by Gove

Last week I had the chance to visit the JCB Academy in Rocester, on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border.  It opened just 18 months ago with the active support of leading local businesses, like Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Bentley, Network Rail and of course … Continue reading

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