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Winlaton to host pioneering hydrogen energy pilot HyDeploy

GAS customers in Winlaton, Gateshead, will become the first on a public UK gas network to use blended hydrogen for heating and cooking, as...

Omega Plastics Group appoints Group Commercial Director

Following other recent strategic appointments, Omega Plastics Group (OPG) have appointed a Group Commercial Director to head up its Commercial team.

Record attendance for major conference and exhibition as Offshore Wind industry descends on North...

More than 700 professionals from the offshore wind industry came together in North East England for a major conference and exhibition, which welcomed major...

Leading civil engineering firm invests £2m in Wigan economy during link road project

A civil engineering company tasked with constructing a major new link road in Wigan has reinvested £2m into the local economy during the life...

Materials Processing Institute announces global steel industry leader as Symposium speaker

Teesside-based, Materials Processing Institute has announced that Jon Bolton, CEO for Liberty Steel Continental Europe, is to be keynote speaker at the 3rd Postgraduate...

Ring supports motorists with improved online bulb finder

With one of the largest ranges of 12V bulbs in the European market, which combined can be applied across 500,000 applications on vehicles from...

Warrington Mayor opens multi-million pound refurbished Winwick Quay site

Christeyns Food Hygiene’s newly refurbished 78,000 sq. ft facility at Cameron Court, Winwick Quay, was officially opened today by the Mayor of Warrington.

Aircon Group grows business with acquisition of Allied Refrigeration

Aircon Group has acquired North Yorkshire-based refrigeration specialist Allied Refrigeration. Aircon Group, based in Teesside with an office in Rotherham, has over 50 years’ experience...

CyrusOne selects Airedale International to implement cooling solutions in European data centres

Leading cooling specialists Airedale International have signed an agreement with CyrusOne, the global real estate investment trust (REIT) specialising in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral...

Significant growth sees SCALA’s profit and revenue soar

SCALA, a leading provider of management services for the supply chain and logistics sector, has reported a record-breaking year for turnover and profitability. Profit before...

West Yorkshire chemical manufacturer takes centre stage in the community

A West Yorkshire chemical company has raised £5,000 for a local bereavement group after hosting a community fundraising golf event. Airedale Chemical chose the Sunbeam...

This is why food labelling is key to reducing food waste – and climate...

• New figures show 20% of all food bought in the UK is thrown away • Approved Food welcomes best practice on expiry dates in a bid to reduce waste

Cokebusters gears up for ADIPEC 2019

Cokebusters Ltd, an international company specialising in the mechanical decoking, descaling and associated in-line inspection of fired heater process tubes based in the North...

Scott Bros launch plastics research project with Teesside University

Scott Bros. has agreed a new research partnership with Teesside University to discover new and innovative uses for discarded plastics. The Stockton-based waste and recycling...

Truck donation engineers extra benefits for Preston’s College students

This year’s intake of Preston’s College students are to once again benefit from a generous donation of engines, componentry and equipment from Leyland Trucks. As...

Security Manufacturer Granted US Patent for Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Bollard

Yorkshire security manufacturer, Heald Ltd has been granted a US Patent for its rising bollard, known as the Evo.

Award Winning Collaboration Recognised at North East Marketing Awards

Searching for the best use of cross-channel marketing, judges at the North East Marketing Awards were wowed by the collaborative efforts of BSW Timber and their marketing agency, Narrative.

Augmented Reality Supports Manufacturing Growth

Augmented reality software has streamlined production at Funky Chunky Furniture, as part of a manufacturing project aimed at supporting sustainable business growth.

Packaging firms join forces to address skills shortage in sector

Two leading packaging manufacturers have joined forces in a bid to address the skills shortage within the industry.

Moody Logistics acquires interest in award-winning freight distribution network from Dragon’s Den star

The managing director of Moody Logistics has revealed the family firm was most “definitely in” when it came to acquiring an interest in international...

Stephenson expands product distribution network via new partnership deal

Global personal care ingredients manufacturer Stephenson is continuing to expand its distribution network after partnering with a leading natural oils and ingredients supplier. From its...

Construction work completed on twelve units at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Construction work on twelve high specification industrial units at Avro Park has been completed, agents Commercial Property Partners LLP (CPP) has announced. CPP has already...

Middlesbrough’s Metador opens its doors to expansion and new machinery

Metador, the Middlesbrough-based steel security door manufacturer, has complimented its year-on-year growth with the delivery of a new, hi-tech CNC punch machine to their...

Flame Heating Group hosts visit by chairman of Federation of Small Businesses

Flame Heating Group has been praised for its innovation by the national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses during a visit to the...

East Yorkshire business provide protection for world-first Bloodhound 800mph land speed record attempt

Two innovative local businesses, ProGARM and FlamePro, have teamed up to provide flame-retardant personal protective clothing (PPE) to the team behind the Bloodhound supersonic car, which is working to break the 800mph land speed record attempt...

Lancashire firm plans ambitious growth

Utilities and infrastructure specialist, Ipsum Group, is set to consolidate its industry presence with a further £6m investment to fund significant growth.

Warrens Group announces major investment in new biofuel powered fleet

Leading waste recycling and sustainability firm, Warrens Group has announced that it has updated the company’s fleet with four new vehicles that run on biofuel.

VIP visit highlights manufacturer’s export profile

A Leeds-based air conditioning manufacturer has hosted Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for International Trade, during her visit to the city. Airedale International, based...

North West set to profit from support of global brands

Manufacturers in the North West are set to profit from a new innovative programme, IN4.0 ACCESS. The accelerator is supported by global businesses including BAE Systems, Vodafone, Amazon Web Services and NatWest.

Brickwork Direct up scales premises following successful diversification

South Shields subcontracting specialist, Brickwork Direct, has tripled its floor space with a new move following its diversification setting the business on track for the best year yet.

Renovo Shaping Bright Future With Small Loan Fund Investment Backing

A young County Durham entrepreneur is shaping a successful future for his business after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund.

Double the job success for Stockport twin sisters

Twin sisters have proved two heads are better than one after both securing an apprenticeship with the same company.

INDUSTRO Solutions supports recycling at Redcar Bulk Terminal with 10-tonne fabrication project

INDUSTRO Solutions is supporting recycling activity at Redcar Bulk Terminal with the fabrication and delivery of a 10-tonne dockside materials collection skip. The steel skip,...

Driving event targets local apprentices as part of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

“The worst thing I have ever done is lower my son’s coffin into a hole in the ground. The pain of losing him in...

Zonegreen makes grade for Nexus rail skills centre

Sheffield-based rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is to supply its flagship technology to Metro operator, Nexus’, £8.4 million training facility, being constructed in South Shields.

Jack jumps at chance to learn operational ropes at Mobile Mini

A Manchester Metropolitan University graduate has taken his first step to a career in operations management at container and accommodation suppliers, Mobile Mini.

British manufacturer enlisted by UN for support in three overseas peacekeeping missions

Southport-based Inciner8, which provides waste management solutions across the globe, has been enlisted by the UN to provide 23 incinerators for three high profile...

Investment in people and process drives major new clients

Clavis Integrated Display Systems (IDS), a leading British technology manufacturer, formerly based in Wallsend, is continuing their ambitious growth plans with £160,000 investment and expansion into new designed for purpose premises in North Shields.

M Downes Earthworks assists expansion of food supplier

North West groundworks specialist, M Downes Earthworks, has been chosen to carry out expansion work for liquid pasteurised egg producer, D Wise Ltd. The Cheshire food supplier is growing its business in response to demand for egg products.

Ring delivers ‘a light for every job’ with inspection lamp range

Ring, the leading European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist based in Leeds, has announced the introduction of a new addition to its innovative range...

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