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COVID-19:  Lockdown 2 and Furlough Extension From Thursday 5th November 2020 until at least Wednesday 2nd December, England will enter a second period of lockdown with specific and stringent restrictions on work, travel and daily life.  To help alleviate the financial impact on businesses and…

COVID-19: Job Support Scheme Update – 23rd October 2020 As more regions move into Tier Two and Tier Three restrictions, the Government has moved swiftly to support businesses and their employees directly affected by the imposition of tighter restrictions by adding to the Job Support…

Update on COVID self-isolation rules thanks to Pennine HR As we wait for full details of the Job Support Scheme to be released, new regulations were introduced which came into force from 29th September (England only).  The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England)…

Despite these turbulent times CKMA members Crossgrove Associates Ltd, based in Milnsbridge, have recently invested in a new Erba Titan Semi-Automatic Platen (replacing a much older smaller model).  This machine will increase efficiency significantly, reduce labour costs and put the company in a…

You could say 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone!  Whilst we have not been having the usual factory visits and member meetings there has been lots going on in the background relating to future plans, the skills agenda and representing our members at LEP and local authority level. We…

Accelerate your business growth now! Selecting the marketing activities that will deliver impact in 2020 Delivered by The Marketing Centre specifically for manufacturing members of CKMA introducing the Accelerator Framework – a five-step approach to help you get on the front foot and take control…

TECHNOLOGY WEBINAR with Rochester & Associates Ltd Managing IT and security challenges with more virtual working With more and more businesses moving towards having employees working from home what are the issues that this brings? How to improve IT security in a hybrid of WFH and returning to…

As businesses have embraced the use of Zoom within their organisations, Calder IT are providing free Zoom training sessions to CKMA members. The training will cover the following: – How to manage a successful Zoom meeting How to keep the meeting secure How to invite people to Zoom…

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