The NAMTEC Blog
Known affectionately as the Steel City, Sheffield single-handedly contributed to a massive boost in production and manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution, establishing itself as a major city in the UK and significantly boosting the local population. At the end of the 19th century, following the invention of the Bessemer process by English inventor and...
Since the beginning of the 8th century there has been a settlement in the location of modern Sheffield. This began as a small market town, and from the time of these early settlers the area quickly became known as an industrial town famed for the high quality metalwork, particularly swords and knives, made in the area.
Since the Industrial Revolution, Sheffield has been viewed as a centre of manufacturing and industry within the UK - and the world. The city is famed for metallurgy and steel works in particular, being where stainless steel was first invented, and its proud history is one that continues still today. The Global Manufacturing Festival 2014 continued this legacy, being h...
The north of England is known for different things to different people. To the outside world, it is famous for iconic films such as Billy Elliott and bands including The Beatles and The Smiths. Within the United Kingdom, memories of the 1980s struggle between northern mining towns and Margaret Thatcher's government still strike a strong chord.
The government has revealed the route for the northern section of the HS2 high speed rail link from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds.The HS2 line will use 225mph trains to link London with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds and is expected to be completed by 2033.