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Read the latest stories about the region’s manufacturing and industrial companies. Covering Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, the North West, North East and Yorkshire.

Another 40 apprentices to join JCT600 in 2020

With over 100 apprentices already in the business, Yorkshire-based automotive retailer JCT600 is planning to recruit at least another 40 young people this year.

Acquisition for Hebden Bridge-based Craggs Environmental as it doubles in size

Craggs Environmental Ltd, one of the UK’s leading fuel and tank infrastructure servicing companies, is doubling its size, coverage and operational capacity after acquiring the business and assets of LCM Environmental Ltd.

Supply Technologies launches Hull branch to meet growing demand from Yorkshire and East of...

Supply Technologies, the manufacturing component supply and efficiency specialists, has continued to grow its UK branch network with the completion of a new facility...

Electric cars in 2020: What’s next?

With car manufacturers around the world getting ready to announce new electric models this year, 2020 looks set to be the year of the...

INDUSTRO Solutions launches mental health first aider team

INDUSTRO Solutions is placing mental health at the forefront of its Health & Safety commitment with the creation of a team of mental health...

Leeds vehicle safety firm expands with £3m investment in Midlands site

Auto engineering and vehicle safety firm SM UK has expanded with a £3m investment in a new 13,000 sq ft vehicle conversion workshop in the Midlands.

Warrens Group steps in to provide new school shoes for children as poll reveals...

WASTE recycling and sustainability firm, Warrens Group, has stepped in to provide new school shoes for children as a poll by the National Education Union has revealed growing fears over child poverty.

Parent company of O&H to launch new West Yorkshire headquarters in early 2020

We’re thrilled to unveil the blueprint for our growth plans, which begin in early 2020. At a time when many may choose to tread more carefully than usual, we’re investing in new employees, new technology and sophisticated plant machinery.

Northumberland School and AkzoNobel celebrate a year of achievement

A special community partnership between paint makers AkzoNobel in Ashington and Castle School in North Seaton has had a transformational impact on the children,...

Gas atomiser drops into Liberty’s new £10m facility at Materials Processing Institute campus

A significant landmark in the development of Liberty Powder Metal’s (LPM) new £10m powder metals facility at the Materials Processing Institute’s Teesside campus was...

INDUSTRO Solutions launches mental health first aider team

INDUSTRO Solutions is placing mental health at the forefront of its Health & Safety commitment with the creation of a team of mental health...

North East offshore engineering business achieves unprecedented growth

North East engineering company, Osbit, has just announced its most successful financial year to date, delivering 55% growth in sales, 44% growth in profit and 30% growth in employees.

Cleveland Bridge UK staff name Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice as chosen charity for 2020

Cleveland Bridge UK’s employee led Engage Team has selected Zoë’s Place as the company’s nominated charity for 2020. The Engage Team, which was formed to...

Yorkshire manufacturer strengthens team with new recruit

Europe’s only manufacturer of vinyl playing jukeboxes has appointed a new recruit to its manufacturing capabilities.

Blagdon Park Cricketers At Cutting Edge After Banks Group Pitches In With Mower Grant

A Northumberland community cricket club is aiming to be a cut above the rest next season after purchasing a new mower to help improve its pitch preparation.

BigChange appoints industry expert to spearhead big business expansion

BigChange, the mobile workforce management company, today announced the appointment of industry expert John Mills as its first dedicated Corporate Sales Director.

Academic partnership engineers new opportunities for Northumbria students

The Institution of Civil Engineers in the North East (ICE) has welcomed the University of Northumbria into an academic partnership. The partnership, which will provide...

Smith Brothers secures ICP contract with P3P Partners

High-voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has secured an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) contract with sustainable energy specialist P3P Partners, to provide turnkey electrical engineering...

Former ‘Driver of the Year’ handed managerial role at Moody Logistics

A former ‘Driver of the Year’ with Moody Logistics has swapped the lorry cab for a managerial position – ensuring the family-run firm’s delivery...

From the skills gap to decarbonisation – what North East businesses want to see...

Much has been written of the Conservative Party’s landslide victory in the general election - which saw Labour’s previously solid North East heartland turn...

Mechan adds York to traverser tally

Sheffield-based Mechan is cementing its reputation as the UK’s leading manufacturer of rail traversers, after installing its latest creation at the Holgate depot in York.

Acorn Stairlifts sponsorship is further lift for Keighley Cougars

Yorkshire manufacturer Acorn Stairlifts has signed a deal to be primary team sponsor of rugby team the Keighley Cougars. The team, which came close to...

Chemical firms target market expansion with distribution deal

A leading UK chemical company has solidified its strategy to increase its product portfolio with a distribution agreement with a Netherlands-based manufacturer to be...

Gala Tent tighten grip of marquee market with new un-threaded fixing

Gala Tent, the company developing the next generation of technology used in marquees and gazebos, has been granted an important Patent which relates to the fixings used on their Designed and Built in Britain structures. The innovation increases the..

Food waste on the menu at industry event

Professionals from the food industry heard about the staggering impact of food waste at a talk by North Yorkshire's largest local waste management company Yorwaste.

Commercial vehicle giant opens million-pound Gateshead hub

Commercial vehicle giant, MAN Truck & Bus has opened doors to its state-of-the-art facility on Gateshead’s Team Valley, as the company continues its expansion...

Manufacturer Launches New Product to Mitigate Impact of Flooding

Flood protection experts, The Flood Company, has announced the launch of a new product to offer enhanced flood protection to commercial and residential properties. The...

Christeyns UK holds second group strategy day in preparation for 2030

The senior management team at chemicals specialist Christeyns met last week to discuss strategies to ensure the company is “Fit for 2030”.

Tees Valley Mayor praises J&B Recycling for Tees Valley employment milestone

The leading North East recycling company, J&B Recycling has been praised by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen for continuing to offer opportunities for workers across the region.

The history of Hydraulic Torque Wrenches

The early 1960s saw the Hydraulic Torque Wrench being conceptualised and later being invented in 1968 by George Sturdevant. Ever since then, tool manufacturers...

Ring remains in charge with innovative jump starter powerpack

Ring, the leading European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist based in Leeds, is powering up its innovative range of lithium jump starters with the...

Duo digs deep for Greater Manchester’s City of Trees initiative

Manchester-headquartered packaging manufacturer and distributor, Duo UK, has completed a day of green-fingered action investing £5,000 to plant a total of 500 trees as part of its partnership with City of Trees.

Riverside introduces dedicated compacting division

Renowned recycling equipment specialist Riverside Waste Machinery has announced the launch of a dedicated compacting division, on the back of rising customer demand. For more...

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019 a “huge success” as results more than double previous year

Organisers and participants of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019 are heralding the initiative a “huge success” as final figures show a 73% increase in manufacturing...

Animmersion applies Augmented Reality to bring new insights and skills development to engineering industries

Animmersion is supporting projects to increase knowledge transfer and skills development in the engineering industry utilising Augmented Reality (AR). The North East-based visualisation and immersive...

£200k loan helps fast-growing metals firm to bridge the gap

A fast-growing specialist metals supplier has secured a £200,000 loan from NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Manufacturing appointment makes an impact at James Heal

Manufacturing expert Kevin Diskin has joined leading Halifax engineering firm James Heal as Manufacturing Manager. Mr Diskin brings over a decade of experience to his...

Cleveland Bridge celebrates apprenticeship achievements

Cleveland Bridge UK has celebrated the achievements of a group of its apprentices. Jake Woodcock and Dean Sullivan have successfully completed their welding apprenticeships along...

J&C Joel Ltd appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Sowerby Bridge based worldwide manufacturer of stage and theatre drapes are announce the appointment of new Chief Financial Officer, Lauren Kellett.

Politicians must recognise importance of ‘green steel’, says Materials Processing Institute

The inclusion of the fledgling ‘green steel’ industry into the current political debate has been welcomed by Chris McDonald, chief executive of the Materials...

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