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COVID-19 crisis proves the need to repatriate more industry to the UK, says NOF...

NOF Chief Executive George Rafferty has praised the resilience of the energy sector supply chain during the COVID-19 outbreak and believes a repatriation of...

Specialist Glass Products increases productivity by 137%

Huddersfield-based glass manufacturer Specialist Glass Products have drastically improved productivity with the installation of new state-of-the-art machinery in its new purpose-built factory space. A new...

Yorkshire soap helps in fight against coronavirus

Global soap base and speciality ingredients manufacturer, Stephenson, is taking steps to help support cosmetic brands and manufacturers in their production of soap bars...

£1m investment will help plant hire firm reach new heights

A fast-growing Sheffield plant hire firm is investing over £1m in its fleet with the help of a loan from NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

SM UK sponsors Yorkshire professional racing driver

Auto-engineering firm SM UK has announced it will be the primary sponsor of Yorkshire professional racing driver Josh Caygill, who has been signed by the Redline Racing team for this year’s Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

Leeds signage manufacturer acquires North West business to keep up with surging demand

A Leeds-based digital and traditional signage specialist has acquired a St Helens business to add capacity to the growing 132-year old firm.

Yorkshire Bed Maker Launches Urban Tree Planting Scheme in Local Community

One of Great Britain’s most innovative bed manufacturers, Harrison Spinks, has enhanced its sustainability credentials further by planting 90 native British broad leaf trees at Sharp Lane Primary School in South Leeds. The company has also committed

Work experience student returns as chemist at manufacturer

A Yorkshire-based chemical manufacturer has strengthened its technical department with the appointment of a new team member. Sam Blakeley, 25, has joined Airedale Chemical as...

Harrogate-based Rooster’s scoops six awards at prestigious beer competition & teams with Leeds brewery...

Harrogate-based Rooster’s Brewing Co was one of the big winners at the highly prestigious SIBA Independent Beer Awards, scooping six gongs for its critically acclaimed beers.

Huge former Argos distribution centre snapped up

Broadland Properties acquire huge former Argos distribution facility at Wakefield Europort in a deal negotiated by Carter Towler

Materials Processing Institute awarded £22m to create industrial revolution for steels and metal sector

The Materials Processing Institute has been awarded £22m by chancellor Rishi Sunak to deliver a five-year research and innovation programme to revolutionise the steel...

RFID technology helps manufacturer to roll out the carpet

A carpet manufacturer whose products are used on the ocean liner Queen Mary 2 is replacing the RFID tags which help control production at its Northern Ireland headquarters.

Mitigating the effects of coronavirus, green energy incentives and abolishing business rates – three...

With pledges to ‘level up’ the UK, new chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget has been keenly anticipated as he seeks to draw a line...

CMS urges Business Secretary to provide assurances over future of gas boilers

Commercial Maintenance Services (CMS) UK Ltd is calling upon Business Secretary Alok Sharma to provide assurances that any government deadline for the decarbonisation of...

Funding will help historic engineering firm to keep growth on course

A historic Sheffield business which makes suspension parts for trucks worldwide is continuing its expansion with the help of a £300,000 loan from NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance, managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Get Up To Speed To Host Preview Event For SEND Pupils

Get up to Speed 2020, Yorkshire’s largest annual employer-inspired science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM) and construction careers spectacular, will host an hour-long Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) friendly preview.

Major North East Heat Shield Manufacturer Upgrades Coil Line

Rhodes Interform and its sister company Atkin Automation, based in Wakefield, UK, recently won a contract to supply and install a new Coil Processing Line for a major North East heat shield manufacturer.

Stephenson celebrates women in manufacturing for International Women’s Day 2020

Leeds-based personal care ingredients manufacturer Stephenson is showing its support for International Women’s Day 2020 (Sunday 8 March). The global manufacturing business which specialises in...

Yorkshire clean energy startup set for site expansion and workforce growth

FeTu, a Yorkshire startup whose award-winning green energy device has the potential to substantially reduce industrial CO2 emissions by recovering waste heat into electricity, has increased its workforce from four to eight over the past 12 months...

Bradford Manufacturer Boosts Mushroom Production With 200,000 Plastic Bottles

SpringBond, a unique non-woven textile made from recycled PET plastic bottles and other ‘single use’ plastics in Bradford is now being used as a heat insulation product to support the growth of mushrooms.

Bondgate IT completes £160,000 Nifco IT upgrade

Car parts manufacturer Nifco UK has completed a major £160,000 upgrade of its IT system, supported by Bondgate IT. The company recognised the benefits of...

Continued investment at Stephenson helps maintain strategic growth within the soap base and speciality...

Global soap base and speciality ingredients manufacturer Stephenson is continuing to expand by investing in production methods at its UK headquarters. Based in Leeds, the...

Pyjama donation set to bring ‘comfort and kindness’ to Marie Curie hospice patients

Staff at a Steeton-based manufacturer have donated more than 40 pairs of pyjamas and collected £400 for patients at Bradford’s Marie Curie hospice. Caren Larkman-Ayre...

Bridge Rehabilitation Team secures Trent Bridge maintenance project

Cleveland Bridge UK has continued to grow its activity in the bridge inspection and refurbishment market by securing a landmark project in Nottingham. Its Bridge...

Scott Bros calls on government to fund fight back against fly-tippers

Recycling experts Scott Bros is calling on the government to make more funds available to local authorities and the police to tackle the growing...

Teesside student is named as latest Millman Scholar by Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute has announced the latest Millman Scholar during a Postgraduate Research Symposium in London. Robert Hillier of Ingleby Barwick, is currently in...

Skelmersdale based Proteus Facades Creates A Striking Zig-Zag Façade At Kings Cross

Perforated cladding panels like no other from Proteus Facades, based in Skelmersdale, have helped to transform a defunct 1980s structure in the heart of London into a visually striking, contemporary commercial office space.

GBA Services expands fleet with trailer order

Leading Lancashire transport logistics specialist GBA Services has announced a major partnership with trailer manufacturer Tiger Trailers, which will see it further expand its fleet of heavy-duty trailers.

Retail alive as jukebox shop pops up for third time

A Leeds-based manufacturer of handcrafted jukeboxes is set to open a pop-up shop in the city for its third time in two years.

QA Weld Tech marks 40th anniversary with increased export ambitions

QA Weld Tech, the international specialist engineering company based on Teesside, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business with ambitions to grow its export...

Industry steel expert Jon Bolton re-joins Materials Processing Institute’s governing council

The Materials Processing Institute has welcomed the return of leading steel industry expert Jon Bolton to its supreme governing council. Acknowledged as one of the...

Northam joins Zonegreen’s new generation

Sheffield-based rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, has upgraded its technology at a second Siemens UK depot, as part of a major midlife overhaul programme for the operator.

Business Crime in the UK – What sectors are most at risk

When choosing how to secure your business it is important to understand the crime rates in your area in order to ensure that your business is sufficiently secure.

Preston Sheet Pile Specialist Sends Surgical Masks to China

Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd, headquarters in Preston, has donated 2000 surgical masks to former suppliers in China, as it steps up to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis surrounding Coronavirus.

INDUSTRO pioneers mental health risk assessment drive to support workforce wellbeing

INDUSTRO Solutions has further embedded its commitment to the mental health of its workforce through an innovation to its workplace risk assessments. The Middlesbrough-based engineering...

Apprentices are perfect solution at chemical company

A chemical manufacturer in West Yorkshire is investing in the next generation through the recruitment of local apprentices. Airedale Chemical in Cross Hills pledged to...

Carter Towler to market speculative industrial development in Wakefield

Corinium 62, the speculative industrial park development at Normanton, has been completed with one unit already pre-let.

Boiler Plan warns millions at risk of fuel poverty by domestic gas heating ban

Ian Henderson, the managing director and founder of Boiler Plan, has written to the climate change minister warning millions could be plunged into fuel...

Cramlington-based HTL Group acquired by Enerpac Tool Group

North East commercial law firm, Square One Law and leading accountancy firm MHA Tait Walker have advised the shareholders of North East manufacturer HTL...

Bradford manufacturer urges homeowners to go green during Go Green Week

A Bradford-based textiles manufacturer is urging homeowners to go green and consider how to reduce and reuse during Go Green Week, which falls from 10th – 14th February.