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Success looms for experienced textile specialist at James Heal

Textile specialist Guy Smithurst has been appointed by leading Halifax engineering firm James Heal as business unit manager in the firm’s Test Materials division. Mr...

Dozens of Ron Dearing UTC students take up apprenticeships with leading employers

More than 45 students who recently completed their A-level exams and technical qualifications have secured sought-after training roles with leading Hull companies

Yorkshire-based Andel appoints new managing director

Peter Double has been appointed the managing director of Andel, Britain’s largest manufacturer of specialist in-building water, oil and gas leak detection systems. Double was...

Royal visit planned at Leeds-based manufacturer

The world’s pre-eminent manufacturer of classic jukeboxes is gearing up to welcome a special visit from The Princess Royal.

£500,000 investment secures growth plans for Bastion

Newcastle based Bastion Security Products – a government and MoD-approved supplier of industry-leading physical security systems – has secured a £500,000 investment from the North East Growth Capital Fund.

Energi Coast, North East England’s Offshore Wind Cluster, to play a key role in...

Energi Coast, North East England’s offshore wind cluster, has recently expanded to further promote the regional capabilities in offshore wind, to help deliver the...

New partnership clears food waste to turn it into green energy for the region

North East-based GAP Organics has partnered with Scotland’s largest food waste collection company Keenan Recycling to handle the increasing volume of food waste in...

£20 million export win for Liverpool supercar manufacturer

Liverpool-based supercar manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has secured new export wins to the United States and Hong Kong to the value of £20...

Festival’s October events will highlight manufacturing careers for youngsters

Leeds Manufacturing Festival, set up to showcase the range of careers on offer across Leeds’ diverse manufacturing sector, moves up a gear from the beginning of October with a series of high profile events in the city.

Flooring the Nation: Innovative Eco-Underlay Partners with UK’s Leading Flooring Retailer

An eco-engineered flooring underlay, which is made using recycled PET plastic bottles and other single-use plastics, is now being stocked in one of the...

Arden Dies launches apprenticeship recruitment drive

A Stockport manufacturing firm has launched its latest apprenticeship recruitment drive.

Research reveals how to manufacture a world class leader

An innovative and thought-provoking new research report revealing what makes a great leader in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, is now available to download for free.

Apprentices and industry leaders ‘go live’ at Bradford and Leeds manufacturing events

More than 200 school pupils across Leeds and Bradford are signed up for three of the most popular events in the local manufacturing calendar. Bradford...

Equibalancer Galloping Towards Growth After Winning North East Fund Backing

A County Durham-based equine supplement manufacturer is galloping for growth after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund.

Global Transportation Company heads to Wynyard Business Park

Global tank container operator M&S Logistics is the latest company to take space at the increasingly popular Wynyard Business Park in the Tees Valley.

Golden gritter UK tour marks 50th year for manufacturer

Winter maintenance vehicle manufacturer Econ Engineering is embarking on a UK tour with a difference later this month, visiting local authorities and communities across the country with the unique golden gritter.

Mount Property Group Appoints Barton on Innovo House

Liverpool based developer and investment firm, Mount Property Group, has today announced it has appointed Barton Group Services as construction partner on its latest Liverpool scheme, Innovo House.

Leading Yorkshire-based cable management firm expands operations

The experienced team of engineering and safety professionals at Cable Trail are in the enviable position of being able to bring solutions to market within weeks rather than months.

Agencies collaborate to deliver innovative web project for James Cropper

A new collaboration between three Cumbrian businesses has resulted in the successful delivery of an exciting digital project. Plain Creative and neighbouring agency A...

Integra delivers modular apartments for pioneering housing project

The units, fully fitted with high-quality, bespoke interiors, have been assembled to create Launchpad – a modular pilot project designed to help address a growing housing crisis in the city.

Jukebox manufacturer ups production after securing funding for super-size printer

A £5,000 award from Digital Enterprise has helped Sound Leisure invest in an innovative super-size printer.

Middlesbrough’s ERW celebrates 40 years in business with changes at the top

A family-run company that has supplied the North of England with timber windows and doors since 1979 is celebrating its 40th birthday. ERW is Middlesbrough through and through having been based in the town for four decades. Since 1990, the company h

East Yorkshire business continues European expansion with new appointment in Germany

ProGARM, which is leading the way as the UK’s number one supplier of protective Arc Flash garments, has boosted its expansion into the European market with its recent appointment of Dietmar Rohrbach as Business Development Manager in Germany.

Largest UK-owned recycling company cuts plastic waste exports

The largest UK-owned recycling company, Viridor, has announced it will cut all recyclable plastic waste exports from next year as new figures show 86% of Liverpool locals want their plastic waste reprocessed at home.

Mechan adds new landmark to Liverpool depot

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is ensuring a newly renovated rail depot in Liverpool has the lifting power to keep its maintenance roads operating efficiently.

Optimism in the UK services industry falls to lowest level since 2013

BDO’s Services Optimism Index collapsed 3.89 points in August to 95.49, only just above the 95 level that indicates recessionary conditions. This drop in...

Smart Works centre is dressed to impress by AkzoNobel

Smart Works, a UK charity that empowers women to get back into work and counts HRH Duchess of Sussex as its Royal Patron, has...

Lookers sets sights on growth with office move

After more than a decade of growth, Lookers Group Fleet division has now re-located to a new 4,300 sq ft head office in the...

Specialist Glass Products appoints Sales Manager

Specialist Glass Products Ltd (SGP) has appointed Simon Moore in a newly created position as Sales Manager to help drive growth after recent substantial...

Sir Howard Bernstein Joins Vita Group Board as Non-Executive Chairman

Vita Group has today announced it has appointed Sir Howard Bernstein as non-executive Chairman.

North Sea Link launches state-of-the-art Energy Education Centre

The project team behind the North Sea Link interconnector has launched a new Energy Education Centre to inspire and strengthen school pupils’ interest in...

North East’s First Urban Winery Toasts NEL Investment Support

The North East’s first urban winery is aiming to change people’s perceptions of English wines with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund.

New manager takes over Trafford Park paper mill

A new site manager has been appointed to take charge at the Essity Manchester Mill on Trafford Park Road in Manchester. George Placogiannakis is taking...

Businesses learn key communication message from Rolls-Royce of engineering firms

‘Communication is key’ was the message delivered to business leaders on a visit to one of the country’s leading engineering firms. Manufacturing and engineering representatives...

Venator marks 1,000 days injury free with Great North Air Ambulance

Global chemical company Venator, the experts in pigments and additives, is marking 1,000 days injury free by donating £1,000 to the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal celebrate British bird song all year round, with new...

Visitors to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, a popular National Trust property and World Heritage Site in Ripon, are now able to learn the songs of popular British birds through an interactive audio installation by Leeds-based Sound Leisure.

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal celebrate British bird song all year round, with new...

Visitors to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, a popular National Trust property and World Heritage Site in Ripon, are now able to learn the songs of popular British birds through an interactive audio installation by Leeds-based Sound Leisure.

Print supplies specialist celebrates record 30% rise in sales driven by export success and...

West Yorkshire-based Gardiner Colours, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of specialist sealers, varnishes and press chemistry products used by printers and distributors, has marked a record start to the year with turnover increasing by 30%.

Norman Hargreaves flies the flag for British manufacturing

Norman Hargreaves, Berwick-upon-Tweed, is flying the flag for British manufacturing and offering customers the opportunity to buy the only washing machines to be made...

Bespoke by Evans Invests in New Sublimatic Thermoprinting Technology

Manchester based textiles company, Bespoke by Evans invests in a new digital sublimation printer which uses heat to transfer dye onto flame retardant fabrics for use in the contract sector.

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