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GMI Construction Group’s jobs pledge over train plant is generating £2.7m for local economy

GMI Construction Group’s (GMI) commitment to supporting local jobs as part of its £35m contract to build a train manufacturing plant in Goole, East...

Specialist Glass Products crowned Business of the Year

Huddersfield-based structural glass manufacturer Specialist Glass Products has won the Eaton Smith Business of the Year Award 2020/21. Over the past 48 months, the family-run...

Mechan lifts Underground upgrades to new heights

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is delivering one of its largest ever orders of lifting jacks to London Underground’s Acton depot.

Materials Processing Institute joins with IChemE to support the Ashok Kumar fellowship scheme

Applications are invited from postgraduate chemical engineers for a fellowship scheme in memory of former Teesside MP Ashok Kumar. Jointly funded by the Middlesbrough-based Materials...

Moody Logistics and MCR Services bolstered by lockdown demand for premium kitchen appliances

Increased demand for kitchen appliances, including bread and waffle makers, during lockdown is generating extra business for two family-run Cramlington enterprises. Moody Logistics and Storage...

Rowlinson Knitwear rebrands to One+All

Rowlinson Knitwear rebrands to One+All to reflect its commitment to people and planet

Yorkshire balcony and balustrade business hits £1M Turnover

A Leeds and Bradford-based balcony and balustrade manufacturer and installer has seen fast growth, hitting £1M turnover in less than 4 years of trading. Bear Metals Ltd was founded by young Yorkshire entrepreneur Simon Mitchell, aged 27.

Recruitment company sets up in Huddersfield in response to surge in demand for jobs

Sky Recruitment Solutions has opened a new office in Huddersfield to deal with the huge increase in demand for workers after the relaxation of Covid restrictions. The town centre base next to The Media Centre has been set up to cope with the Yorks

CMS launches new EV charging station installation service

The installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is the latest new service to be launched by Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd (CMS). With businesses...

NOF board to appoint Joanne Leng MBE as new Chief Executive

The board of NOF has announced that Joanne Leng MBE will become Chief Executive of the UK business development organisation for the energy sector...

Fresh look for fleet completes new chapter for chemical company

An independent chemical business has finalised its transformation into a group of companies with a £40,000 overhaul of its fleet of vehicles, reflecting its...

Bubble scientists aim to pop the plastic pollution problem during Plastic Free July

As Plastic Free July gets underway, a Leeds-based business is continuing to use its unique insight and expertise to help drinks manufacturers tackle the...

Taylors Solicitors adds further weight to disputes team

Commercial law firm Taylors Solicitors has further strengthened its disputes team in response to growing demand for its services arising from the pandemic and the fallout from Brexit.

Nissan supply chain company CMS hails £1bn investment as ‘pivotal moment’ in revival of...

Nic Smith, managing director of Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd (CMS), which has worked with Nissan for decades, has hailed the announcement over its...

Mechan bogies streamline Metro maintenance

Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has been called upon by Midland Metro, the operator of West Midlands Metro, to keep its tram maintenance programme on track.

Wrights Food Group scores for Crewe Alexandra as official hospitality sponsor

Local food giant Wrights Food Group is announcing a sponsorship hat trick for Crewe Alexandra as it becomes the club’s official hospitality champion. The Crewe-based...

Warning for employers as deadline looms over status of EU workers

A leading employment lawyer today issued an urgent warning to bosses as the deadline nears for EU citizens to apply for permission to continue to live and work in the UK.

Moody Logistics urges Transport Secretary to resolve licensing and testing delays as HGV driver...

The boss of haulage firm Moody Logistics has written to Transport Secretary asking for urgent action to tackle the huge shortage of qualified HGV...

Zonegreen marks end of epic Crown Point project

Rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have successfully concluded a two-year installation of their flagship Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS) at the Crown Point maintenance facility in Norwich.

Vet Launches ‘Purrfect’ Cat Food Pouch Recycling Scheme

A cat only veterinary practice in Houghton-le-Spring has launched an innovative recycling scheme that is one of the first in the North East and will prevent thousands of cat food pouches ending up in landfill each month.

York Company Expands Team After Launching World Leading Biodegradable Product

York company, cards-x, is championing British manufacturing after producing and selling more than 5 million security ID card holders and turning over almost £500,000, in the last six months alone and despite the pandemic.

Rowlinson Knitwear puts resilience through COVID down to employee ownership

Rowlinson Knitwear announces that it has navigated the pandemic well due to being employee-owned.

Infex backs index on ‘silent’ global pandemic

Infex Therapeutics, the Alderley Park based drug discovery firm, is hailing the launch of a landmark index that represents a first-of-its-kind evaluation of how...

CFE Lighting’s Amanda Speight elected onto Lighting Industry Association Council

Lancashire-based CFE Lighting’s business development manager, Amanda Speight, has been elected onto the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) Council.

Brighouse welded mesh manufacturer launches bespoke training programme for new recruits

Welded steel mesh manufacturer Siddall and Hilton Products is celebrating the success of a new, bespoke training programme it has developed as part of...

CMS wins major contract with specialist healthcare provider, The Huntercombe Group

Commercial Maintenance Services (CMS) UK Ltd has secured a major two-year contract with specialist healthcare provider, The Huntercombe Group. The UK’s leading facilities maintenance company...

Materials Processing Institute makes charitable donation to support North East’s pandemic recovery

The Material Processing Institute has donated £500 to the Open North Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting businesses and people in the North East...

Uncertainty over ‘third wave’ denting international growth hopes

As the vaccine rollout continues across the globe, and fears of a third wave in the UK increase, new research from leading business and...

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2021 deploys apprentice task force to help inspire pupils

Bradford’s apprentices are coming out in force to encourage more of the district’s school children to consider a career in manufacturing. A task force of...

The Materials Processing Institute joins the Race to Zero

The Materials Processing Institute has publicly committed to international carbon reduction targets as the latest step towards a clean and productive future. The Teesside-based research...

Siddall & Hilton team raises £4,500 for British Heart Foundation and donates a defibrillator...

Welded steel mesh manufacturer Siddall & Hilton Products has succeeded in raising almost £4,500 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and is also donating...

NOF welcomes three new board members to support its supply chain energy transition strategy

NOF, the UK business development organisation for the energy sector, has announced the appointment of three new board members, as it continues its strategy...

Mechan adds jewel in Crown Point upgrade

Engineers from Sheffield-based Mechan have installed a bespoke bogie drop as part of the largescale development of Norwich’s Crown Point rail depot.

New fully-funded support will enable Cheshire & Warrington manufacturers to exploit digital technologies

SME manufacturers in Cheshire and Warrington can now access free hands-on support and local R&D expertise to help them make the most of industrial...

Global pandemic report preparedness highlights North West consortium

A global think thank has hightlighted the work of the North West based Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON) as an exemplar partnership tackling the infectious disease challenge.

Reed Boardall celebrates 30-year relationship with plant refrigeration specialist EJM Engineered Systems

Leading temperature-controlled food storage and distribution businesses, Reed Boardall, which recently opened the latest extension to its 55 acre cold storage facility in North...

Zonegreen ensures safety at Notts depot is ‘on point’

Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is expanding the services it offers to Nottingham’s Eastcroft depot, following the installation of its Points Converter technology.

Osbit reaches key milestone in the build of FTAI Ocean’s Smart Tower System

North East England-based offshore technology supplier Osbit Ltd have reached a key milestone in the assembly of an innovative new well intervention tower system...

Heald Named as DIT Export Champion for Second Year

Hornsea based security manufacturer continues to fly the flag for British export

Lighthouse Security bolsters data destruction services with UNTHA collaboration

A global specialist in protective security, surveillance, intelligence, cyber security, due diligence, training and dog handling, has further strengthened its portfolio of services in...

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