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Strong start to 2021 inspires optimism for chemical company

A strong start to 2021 has signalled a year of optimism for a North Yorkshire chemical company which was forced to ‘pivot’ its core...

A Budget like no other, for an economy that will never be the same

North West business leaders are calling on The Chancellor to focus on a green recovery and deliver against promises to level-up the UK economy in The Budget, which takes place on March 3.

First phase of £5.5m Marrtree business park complete creating 80 new jobs

Leading Yorkshire developer Marrtree Investments has completed the first 40,000 sq ft, £3m phase of its £5.5m Marrtree Business Park at Thirsk, with tenants...

Zonegreen develops derailer powered by sun

Sheffield-based rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have launched an innovative solar powered derailer, to bring clients environmental and economic benefits.

Harbour Freight drives away with national award

Harbour International Freight has shifted into top gear after picking up a coveted national award from logistics giant Pall-Ex. The firm presented Harbour, from Manchester,...

The Vita Group hails impact of mass testing for workers in Accrington

One of the first manufacturers to launch mass testing within the workplace has praised Lancashire County Council’s COVID-19 mass testing model SMART - Sustained...

Carbonation scientists keep global soft drinks manufacturers fizzing throughout pandemic

A Yorkshire business that helps makers of carbonated drinks to keep their fizz for longer has shaken up the way it works to ensure its global customers don’t fall flat during the ongoing pandemic.

Materials Processing Institute CEO Chris McDonald appointed to Foundation Industries innovation network

Chris McDonald, the Chief Executive of Teesside-based Materials Processing Institute, has been appointed chair of an independent advisory body to a new Foundation Industries...

Wescott Industrial expands its service offering and geographical presence with the strategic acquisition of...

Wescott Industrial Services Ltd is increasing its in-house capabilities and geographical presence with the strategic acquisition of specialist scaffolding services provider SGS Ltd. The North...

Kinaxia Logistics strengthens ties with Betfred Super League Champions St Helens

A logistics giant has strengthened its partnership with Betfred Super League Champions St Helens for the 2021 season.

Salamander Fabrications welcomes accomplished rail specialist

Sheet metal manufacturer Salamander Fabrications has appointed an expert rail consultant to further bolster its stance within the transport sector and secure large-scale project...

Materials Processing Institute committed to encouraging innovation through workforce diversity

The Materials Processing Institute is encouraging more people from diverse backgrounds to pursue a career in innovative technologies. The Teesside-based not-for-profit research and innovation centre...

‘Customer first’ design will help businesses succeed

New campaign focuses on how any new product or service has a better chance of success if built around human-centred design

Mechan jacks enhance updated Glasgow rail depot

Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has created a bespoke set of lifting jacks to furnish an upgraded Glasgow maintenance facility.

Foreign exchange firm sponsors local manufacturing alliance

Service helps manufacturers solve the problem of adverse currency movements affecting their profitability

Yorkshire’s first Covid-safe welfare vehicles produced in Leeds following £200,000 investment

Leeds-based auto engineering and vehicle safety specialist SM UK has invested £200,000 to develop a fleet Covid-safe vehicles designed to provide workers with a...

Leeds Manufacturing careers under the spotlight in National Apprenticeship Week

Career opportunities in manufacturing are being highlighted at this year’s virtual Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair taking place this week. More than 130 employers and...

Comvex Group Charging Into 2021

Further growth and investment for Comvex Group with exclusive distribution rights across the North East, Yorkshire and Scottish Borders for Farmtrac tractor range, including new all-electric.

Materials Processing Institute CEO says new state aid regime is an opportunity to boost...

Chris McDonald, the Chief Executive of the Teesside-based Materials Processing Institute, has welcomed the government’s announcement on a post-Brexit subsidy control system - designed...

Ground-breaking Programme to Support 110 Female Freelancers Begins in the North West

Over the next 12-weeks, 110 women who are working to launch and grow sustainable businesses in the media, digital, technology and creative sectors in...

Mechan given safety accolade by Siemens Mobility

Sheffield-based Mechan has received recognition from one of the world’s largest rail industry companies for its positive impact on the safety of depot workers.

Chemical company drills down to aid water conservation

A specialist chemical company, based in Cross Hills, has implemented an ambitious plan to develop its own water supply in a bid to help...

EAU Energises its Embedded Generation Connection Service

The emergence of hybrid renewable energy schemes combining solar, wind and battery storage is accelerating demand for specialist grid connection engineering services, such as those provided by Energy Assets Utilities (EAU).

Wharfedale Interiors Wins ‘Best of Houzz’ Award for Service

Wharfedale Interiors of Ilkley has won “Best of Houzz” award for Service on Houzz ©. Chosen by the millions of home owners on the Houzz platform, Wharfedale Interiors has been honoured for their overall rating and client reviews.

Metals recovery boss appointed to the IOM3 Mining Technology Board

The boss of a Wakefield company that designs and supplies plant used to recover non-ferrous and precious metals has been appointed to the board of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Mining Technology Division (MTD).

Leeds manufacturers join forces at apprenticeships panel event

Apprentices and their employers from across Leeds are taking part in a virtual careers panel event this week, as part of Leeds Manufacturing Festival....

Spink & Thackray merges with Hollingworth & Moss

Two of the most established and prestigious bookbinders in the UK have joined forces to offer exemplary bookbinding and archival digitisation services to libraries, businesses and individuals.

Engineering firm Statiflo steps up expansion in Europe

Engineering company Statiflo has expanded its presence in Western Europe with the appointment of new business partners in three countries. Statiflo has recruited partners in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands to its growing network.

Mechan and Winvic collaborate on new logistics hub

Sheffield-based Mechan is supplying multidisciplinary main contractor, Winvic Construction, with a bespoke rail traverser for a new £29 million Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal in Northamptonshire.

Crewe manufacturer Wrights Food Group appoints new managing director

Wrights Food Group has appointed a new managing director as it continues to expand the business into new markets and develop more industry partnerships. The...

Materials Processing Institute says Nissan decision could result in North East becoming an EV...

Chris McDonald, the Chief Executive of the Materials Processing Institute, has predicted that Nissan’s decision to secure the long-term future of its Sunderland car...

Pulsar Instruments wins large EU contract despite Brexit

Yorkshire based noise measurement experts Pulsar Instruments have kickstarted the new year by winning a valuable EU contract worth £100k despite new challenges due to Brexit.

North West health nutrition business announces 40% growth

Cheshire-based health and fitness nutrition business, The Protein Works, has seen turnover grow by 40% year on year with the pandemic driving the acceleration...

Heald signs mater distributor agreement with South East Asia Distributor, ESCO

Heald, a world-class innovator in the field of perimeter security technology and the largest manufacturer of quality security equipment in the UK, has announced...

Manchester manufacturer expands into Italy with £6.1 million acquisition

The Vita Group, the UK’s leading providers of polyurethane foam, has underlined its commitment to further international expansion with the acquisition of Italian foam manufacturer I.M.P.E. S.p.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Natuzzi based in Naples.

Mechan appoints engineering duo

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is strengthening its technical expertise with the appointment of two experienced engineers.

Leaders need new skills, says Lancashire recruitment consultancy

The skills required of the business leaders of the future are changing rapidly, according to leading Lancashire recruitment consultancy Walmsley Wilkinson. With the onset of working from home, and an increasing need to understand the issues that g

Catterick-based manufacturing firm invests seven figure sum in eco-friendly operation

Hellens Group, which has businesses in the construction, manufacturing, property and social housing sectors across the North East and North Yorkshire, has invested in...

Brighouse welded mesh manufacturer announces £2m investment and new jobs as it celebrates its...

After 125 years of trading, welded steel mesh manufacturer Siddall and Hilton Products has started the New Year with a bang, announcing its largest...

Stephenson continues to innovate with solid conditioning bar

Yorkshire-based global natural ingredients manufacturer, Stephenson, has launched its first solid shampoo conditioning bar showing its ongoing commitment to sustainability in the lucrative personal care market.