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0.5 per cent third quarter growth means UK economy is slowing

According to the most recent information from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), economic growth for the UK was at a rate of 0.5 per cent for the period from July to September.

The majority of financial analysts had predicted that growth for the quarter would be 0.6 per cent, and the figure also means that growth has declined by 0.2 per cent from the second quarter of the year.

Partly due to economic problems across the world, including the market in China, the fall in growth rate is also due to a major decline in the construction sector, which fell by 2.2 per cent and a 0.3 per cent fall in manufacturing output.

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Member Meeting Registration

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This is a quick video to demonstrate how SBN Members can register for a network meeting. You will need to be registered and authorised to access the members’ area in order to use the calendar feature.

Lights, Camera, Action.....

The Most Important Point, said Gareth, Was To Enjoy Yourself – and we did!

It was all camera, lights, action at Viking last week when we turned a spare office into a studio for the day.

Gareth and Mick from Clockwork Eye Video Productions came in to train a few of us on Filming Tips and Presentation Skills and a few hours later we had two videos in the can and no one broke a leg!!

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Success At The 2015 Northern Manufacturing Exhibition

Viking exhibited at their third Northern Manufacturing Exhibition last week and experienced great success.

The footfall was better than previous years and the calibre of leads taken was excellent. From organisation greats such as BAE Systems Plc (Aerospace Industry) and Rolls Royce to institutes such as Northumberland College and the College of Burnley.

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