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All of the latest news and events from Future Advanced Manufacture.

Growth plans take flight
14th February 2017

On 1 January, Future’s new Aerospace Production Facility became fully operational after six weeks of renovation. The move into the unit just next door to head office at Future House is the focus of £2 million investment the company has made across its site in infrastructure and machining equipment.

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New appointments
14th February 2017

Future’s expansion and plans for continued growth are supported by a shift in the organisation of its senior management with three significant promotions.

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Future is Business of the Year
30th November 2016

Gloucestershire is home to some of the most innovative, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking businesses and we’re proud to be one of them. As such, we were thrilled to be named Business of the Year at the Gloucestershire Business Awards, one of the most highly-contested accolades in our area.

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Gaining regional recognition
30th November 2016

We’re really proud of the regional accolades we’ve received this year, adding two further business awards to our trophy cabinet.

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Manufacturing excellence
30th November 2016

At the Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards, Future was one of three finalists shortlisted for the Large Manufacturer of the Year Award.

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Gloucestershire Business of the Year Finalist
13th September 2016

The Future AM team is proud to announce that the company has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Gloucestershire Business Awards for the highly sought after Business of the Year Award.

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Cotswold Life EMI Awards Finalist
9th September 2016

Future’s success as a highly skilled British business specialising in the development of complex, next-generation engineering has earned the company a place on the shortlist for the Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards, in the category of Large Manufacturer of the Year.

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Craig Peterson named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’
8th September 2016

Our managing director, Craig Peterson, has been named as Entrepreneur of the Year at the prestigious South West Insider 42 Under 42 Awards.

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Now made in 3D
1st September 2016

Adding yet another string to its bow, Future has recently acquired a Stratasys Objet30 Prime, the only desktop 3D printer in the world that works with 12 materials. Being able to quickly and easily create consumer-ready prototypes in house has led Future to solve a very specific challenge for Inceil, a specialist provider of conservatory ceiling insulation systems.

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Supporting superstars and steady hands
31st August 2016

Future’s capability for using five-axis machining technology to create components from exotic materials and special metals such as inconel and aerospace grade titanium, means we can take on jobs that many sub-contracting companies can’t.

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Adding another layer
31st August 2016

As manufacturing technology continues to develop so rapidly, keeping up with changes is a challenge for any business and Future knows how important it is to stay ahead of the curve.

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Knowledge engineering
30th August 2016

Future has worked hard to build a strong reputation as a flexible one-stop shop for its customers' R&D and manufacturing production needs. Underpinning its success is the company’s investment in building a highly-skilled team and arming them with the best tools to create and deliver the most innovative solutions possible, time and time again.

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Environmental Management
27th June 2016

Managing supply chain efficiency and the environmental impacts of manufacturing are major priorities for many of our customers and as a Tier One supplier, we understand it’s imperative that we too can prove to be responsible for managing and reducing the impact our services and operations have on the environment. As a result, Future has invested in time and resource to achieve and maintain the Environmental Management Standard, ISO14001.

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Assured Quality
20th June 2016

Quality is intrinsic to Future, it runs through every part of the business from our people to our processes and is promised in every product we deliver. As such, we’ve invested in the tools, training and expertise that have enabled us to gain two crucial accreditations, ISO9001 and AS9100, reassuring our customers in every industry of the quality we provide.

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Special Processes
13th June 2016

Future’s most recent NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) certification has been the most challenging for the business, which explains why it’s particularly proud of this achievement.

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Our team is growing
14th December 2015

Our team is getting bigger!

We offer a Warm Welcome to the latest member of the Project Management Team, Sean Taylor.

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Meet our new Finance Director
3rd August 2015

FutureAM's new Finance Director

We are pleased to announce that Kathy Lewis has been named our new Finance Director.

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Welcome to our new customer account / project manager
2nd February 2015

Welcome to our new recruit!

We offer a warm welcome to our new Customer Account/Project Manager, Simon Crawshaw.

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Richard Graham MP greets FutureAM Apprentices
28th August 2014

FutureAM's new recruits

Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester, welcomes our latest apprentices Scott Hutchinson and Harriette Harvey

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Mik has moved on to pastures new
22nd August 2014

All good things must come to pass ...

Mik Gaze, Senior Project Manager, has resigned from FutureAM.

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We are recruiting - come and see us at the Careers Show
5th June 2014

Make way for a Brighter Future ...

This is an opportunity for an informal chat and to get more details of our current vacancies.

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... and the Winner of the Citizen & Gloucestershire Business of the Year Award 2013 is ...
15th October 2013

Future Advanced Manufacture!

"Winning the Award last night shows the commitment and dedication that the team at Future have shown over the past few years", says Craig.

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Gloucestershire Media Business Awards finalist
15th October 2013

Future AM are Business of the Year finalists in the Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo 2013 Business Awards.

The winner will be announced at the Awards on Thursday 3 October at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse ... and we are keeping our fingers crossed!

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Looking for a brighter future in Advanced Manufacture?
24th June 2013

We are recruiting again ...

Due to an ever-increasing order book and continued expansion we have several vacancies at the moment.

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Successful AS9100 Rev C and ISO9001:2008 Assessment
13th May 2013

Passing with Flying Colours!

Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) have just completed the second surveillance visit in the current approval period against AS9100 Rev C and ISO9001:2008 and our Quality Management System passed with flying colours!

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Craig's nomination for an International Business Award
30th April 2013

Latest vistage member leadership awards.

Our Managing Director, Craig Peterson, has been nominated for a Vistage Member Leadership Award for his passion for the business.

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Farewell to Mike - the end of an Era
19th March 2013

"Choose a work that you love and you won't have to work another day"

The founder of FutureAM, Mike Sullivan, has retired after 35 years in the business.

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Learning about the world of work - what it's like to work for FutureAM
26th February 2013

So you think you would like to be an Engineer?

This year two exceptional students came to us for their Work Experience week organised through our Human Resources Department. They were from different schools, but both of them were enthusiastic and had an interest in engineering.

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Fit for the Future with Lean Manufacturing 2013
4th February 2013

Future Advance Manufacture introduces Lean manufacturing training with support from MAS-SW

Towards the end of last year FutureAM embarked on Continuous Improvement training for key Production staff, delivered by John Phillipart from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS-SW) (right).

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Arrival of our second Mazak - Integrex i-200
31st January 2013

FutureAM aims to further enhance productivity and output with its new 24-hour Mazak cell to support a rapidly growing order book.

This has been helped with the arrival of our second Mazak, the multi-tasking Integrex i-200, as the latest addition to our Mill/Turn section, which arrived at the beginning of December 2012 to go alongside the i-400 in Unit 18. Machines had been relocated elsewhere within our other Units to make room for the new arrival and to streamline production.

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Update - Creating jobs with £1 million investment
31st January 2013

During 2012 and the start of 2013 we have invested over £1,000,000 in new machinery to support a rapidly growing order book and expansion into a fifth factory unit.

By the end of 2012 the workforce had increased to 65 and the company is still growing.

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Further expansion in 2012
14th November 2012

Eighteen months ago we embarked on a new strategy, a 50:50 spread between Research & Design and Production with the aim of achieving this by 2015.

We have already achieved this by investing over £1M in new machinery and by employing the best people.

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Arrival of our new Mazak Integrex i-400
13th July 2012

On a hot and sunny day in early April we took delivery of our multi-tasking Mazak Integrex i-400.

It enables more cost effective manufacture of smaller batch quantities in a timely manner and adds to our simultaneous 5 axis capability.

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