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Female leaders to inspire pupils during manufacturing careers initiative

Bradford’s female manufacturing leaders are working together to inspire school pupils as part of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2021. The district’s female manufacturing role models from...

4lite Launches Biggest Ever TV & Digital Campaign

Warrington-based lighting manufacturer 4lite has announced its second, and largest, multi-channel media campaign to date, as it looks to raise awareness across both trade and consumer audiences.

Wykeham Mature Plants Celebrates Record Year of Trading as Customers Invest in Their Gardens

Wykeham Mature Plants expands staff, production area and equipment in investment drive target growth into 2022

Piece Hall in Sustainability Drive with Recycled Plastic

The iconic Piece Hall in Halifax recently commissioned 40, brightly coloured, picnic tables as part of their post-covid reopening plans. The tables are made...

Zonegreen leads safety drive in Scottish depots

Rail safety specialist, Sheffield-based Zonegreen, has completed the first in a series of planned depot enhancements for Scottish railway operator, ScotRail.

Portfolio Home Wins Copyright Damages

Leading home textiles supplier, Portfolio Home obtains judgement for a significant amount in copyright infringement case

Materials Processing Institute leads steel and ceramics consortium to cut furnace carbon emissions

A consortium of companies from the United Kingdom’s steel and ceramics sectors, led by the Materials Processing Institute, has investigated ways of improving waste...

Adaptable Mechan jacks aid rail services in South

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has provided South Western Railway with a flexible way to service rolling stock at two of its key maintenance facilities.

Widd Signs achieves its strongest pandemic month with five new contract wins, as activity...

Leeds and St Helens-based Widd Signs has recorded its strongest month since the start of the pandemic, securing five new contract wins in September, including a five-figure deal with Chelsea Football Club.

Yorkshire business helps schools add sustainability to the curriculum

Yorkshire business, British Recycled Plastic, is helping schools to teach students the important principles of sustainability, with their range of recycled plastic raised beds. Last...

Research Reveals Value Added by Solar Panels

The UK’s largest retailer and installer of solar panels, Project Solar UK, has undertaken research revealing the amount that investment in the energy systems boosts the value of homes

Handbag Clinic secures £800k investment to drive growth

A North East company that restores and resells luxury handbags to clients worldwide has raised £800,000 from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia, and private investors.

North East engineering company unveils plans to expand into offshore wind supply chain

NOF, the UK business development organisation for the energy sector, has welcomed Turnmill Engineering as a member as the company initiates plans to expand...

Investment plans for Bradford timber business after £1m acquisition by building supplies group

Commercial property estate agency Ernest Wilson has sold Bradford timber merchants Baildon Timber to the Myers Group, a Huddersfield-based building supplies business, for £1m. The...

Darlington RA Under-19s agree sponsorship with Wharton Construction

Wharton Construction is continuing its support of grassroots football after agreeing to be kit sponsor for the Under-19’s side in what is their first...

Bear Metals launches innovative new modular balustrade system

An innovative new modular aluminum balustrade system is set to launch in the UK designed for residential and commercial applications. Bear Metals Ltd has unveiled its wedge fit product which is stronger and lighter than traditional systems.

Materials Processing Institute welcomes political support for green steel

Chris McDonald, the Chief Executive of the Materials Processing Institute, has welcomed the support of politicians from all sides in the creation of a...

Planning permission approved for additional industrial units at South Kirkby Enterprise Zone

Marshall CDP develop a further four speculative industrial units at South Kirby Enterprise Zone.

Record year for Yorkshire-based zero emission passenger vehicle specialist Pelican as revenue tops £43m

Despite the turbulence of the last year, Yorkshire-headquartered family business Pelican Engineering Co Ltd (known as Pelican Engineering Group), which partners with some of...

Chris McDonald highlights need for UK sovereignty over energy supplies

Chris McDonald, the Chief Executive of Teesside-based research and innovations centre, the Materials Processing Institute, is calling for the UK to become self-sufficient in...

Stair lift specialist reaches new level of growth

Huddersfield-based Bespoke Stairlifts is setting its sights on significant growth after securing a £100,000 in loan funding from Finance For Enterprise and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

NOF sees membership boost from energy transition focus and grows its team to support...

NOF, the UK business development organisation for the energy sectors, has seen a significant increase in new members as a growing number of supply...

Electric and hydrogen is key top decarbonising steel industry, Sheffield conference told

The widespread introduction of electric arc furnaces and the adoption of hydrogen production processes will transform the global steel industry over the next two...

Smith Brothers wins five-year maintenance contract from Saint-Gobain Glass

Yorkshire high voltage power specialist Smith Brothers has been awarded a five-year contract to provide ongoing maintenance at the Goole home of Europe’s leading...

Mechan engineers conquer Three Peaks for charity

A trio of intrepid engineers from rail depot equipment specialists, Mechan, have climbed the UK’s three highest mountains to raise money to help street children at home and overseas.

Bradford’s manufacturers sign up to engage with pupils from 45 local schools

More than 30 Bradford manufacturers have registered for this year’s Bradford Manufacturing Weeks initiative, despite the continued constraints of Covid-19. With 32 registered and active...

NOF announces calendar of events to support energy transition of the supply chain

NOF, the UK business development organisation for the energy sector, has unveiled its calendar of events for the coming months as it supports its...

Bradford’s manufacturers sign up to engage with pupils from 45 local schools

More than 30 Bradford manufacturers have registered for this year’s Bradford Manufacturing Weeks initiative, despite the continued constraints of Covid-19. With 32 registered and active...

TES radio system experts find the solution for chemical giant’s operational challenge

An engineered solution from TES Communication Solutions is helping a leading chemicals manufacturer to improve operational efficiencies and reduce waste. Total UK Bitumen, a division...

Swayble makes meeting spaces dynamic in multiple ways

A design duo has created innovative furniture that uses motion to calm, inspire and motivate.

Hull Engineering Business Delivers a Positive £42m Performance

Engineering business C Spencer Ltd delivered a positive trading performance in its latest published accounts, for year ended 31st March, 2021, reporting turnover of £42m and a pre-tax profit of £0.5m despite very challenging market conditions due to

The Pies are Wrights for Ultra-Trail Snowdonia runner

An ultra trails runner who is preparing for his biggest ever physical challenge this month, has revealed the secret behind his stamina… a stash...

Gala Tent secures the crime scene with innovative new patent

Rotherham-based marquee and gazebo supplier gains patent for CSI tent covers. Gala Tent, the UK’s leading supplier of marquees, party tents and pop up gazebos have recently gained an important new patent which may pave the way to ensure crime scenes

Project Solar UK Behind Initiative To Encourage Lifestyle Switches To Have Positive Impact On...

30-day challenge launched to encourage simple lifestyle switches to make a positive impact on the environment. Project Solar UK commissions research which indicates a strong desire for more education on the benefits of solar energy

Arighi Bianchi Appoints New MD to Furnish National Expansion

FURNITURE and interiors business Arighi Bianchi has announced Sarah Bianchi as its new Managing Director, as the Cheshire-based retailer embarks on an ambitious phase of growth to cement itself as a national brand, challenging online furniture store

Trio of apprentices bring new talent for chemical company

A North Yorkshire chemical company has continued to strengthen its support of young people in employment by completing a trio of apprenticeships with the...

Wrights “bakery legend” Maz retires after 28 years

Kind-hearted Tunstall “legend” Marion Taylor has retired after almost three decades of serving Wrights customers, with an emotional farewell from colleagues and friends. Marion, known...

KASL Engineering Group makes significant acquisition

Teesside based KASL Engineering Group has acquired specialist engineering design business Ardmore Craig as part of its ambitious growth strategy. The Group’s second engineering acquisition...

Zonegreen showcases safety upgrades at Railtex

Rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, will be exhibiting their market leading depot protection system at Railtex/Infrarail next month, to highlight its most recent developments.

Specialist Glass Products shortlisted at the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards

Pioneering leader in glass manufacturing, Specialist Glass Products (SGP), has been shortlisted for the Investment Award at the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2021. The Yorkshire...