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Harrogate Town AFC Reveals The EnviroVent Stadium

Flying high on the news of its recent promotion to the English Football League, Harrogate Town AFC is excited to announce EnviroVent as its major sponsor for the 2020/2021 season, as it unveils The EnviroVent stadium.

A Physic-Ally Eye-Catching Facade

The first ever public building for the Institute of Physics (IOP), has become the latest development in London to feature a combination of eye-catching cladding panels from Proteus Facades, based in Skelmersdale.

Teesside entrepreneur invests £300,000 in new business after patenting innovative recycling process

Wilton Recovery is set to launch a pioneering process designed to cut manufacturing costs and reduce the amount of material currently going to landfill. Teesside...

AlphaBiolabs expands with two new labs for Covid-19 testing

AlphaBiolabs is expanding to meet growing demand for its Covid-19 PCR testing services by opening two new laboratories at Sci-Tech Daresbury science and innovation campus, creating 12 new roles for scientists.

Charity trek by Kinaxia Logistics staff for Air Ambulances UK

Staff at Kinaxia Logistics completed a virtual trek across Britain and Ireland to raise hundreds of pounds for Air Ambulances UK, the company’s charity of the year for 2020. More than 30 people from Kinaxia took part.

Healthtech firm raises £2m as pandemic boosts demand for patient app

A healthtech business with an app that helps patients communicate with clinicians remotely has raised a further £2m to help expand its use.

Digital future beckons for manufacturing business

Sheet metal firm Salamander Fabrications has partnered with Siemens Mobility and The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to undergo an environmentally friendly project that will...

Sustainability expert appointed to head up the Material Processing Institute’s circular economy team

The Materials Processing Institute has appointed resource efficiency specialist Andrew Buchanan as its Group Manager for the Circular Economy. He is experienced in working across...

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2020 helps schools “make up for lost time”

Organisers of Bradford’s annual manufacturing initiative are delighted by the response from schools wanting to “make up for lost time” and involve more pupils...

Independent Yorkshire Businesses Given Lifeline of Free Sustainable PPE

Plastic giants have come together to design, create and distribute thousands of sustainable visors for free to independent Yorkshire businesses.

Stop Sharing Pens! Workplace COVID Risks Revealed

Whether you’re working from the office or working from home your workspace is in constant use throughout the day…… Can you remember the last time you cleaned it? And not just the surfaces? When did you last clean your keyboard, your pens, your earp

Scott Bros receives first UK virtual compost scheme accreditation

Scott Bros has helped to revolutionise a recycling industry accreditation process by being the first business in the UK to be certificated via video...

Zonegreen extends staff safety at Manchester depot

Sheffield rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, has ventured across the Pennines to equip a brand-new maintenance facility in Manchester with the latest technology for protecting workers.

Leading Yorkshire manufacturer throws spotlight on community partnership at Backing Britain event

Manufacturer of speciality soap bases and natural ingredients, Stephenson, is hoping to secure additional businesses support with an innovative youth focussed charity through its...

Biomass pioneer set for expansion following £900k funding round

Nova Pangaea Technologies, the Teesside company which has found a way to use non-food biomass to make biofuels and other chemicals, has raised a further £900,000 from investors following successful trials of its technology.
Blinding Sales for Online Retailer During Lockdown

Blinding Sales for Online Retailer During Lockdown

Family run, Yorkshire-based Swift Direct Blinds have reported unprecedented growth in online sales since the start of lockdown, an outcome of the nation embarking...

Client commission results in new product for Mechan

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is extending its portfolio of rail depot handling equipment, after developing a new product for longstanding client, Siemens Mobility Limited.

Integra Buildings backs non-league football team after completing new clubhouse

Modular construction business Integra Buildings has signed up to sponsor Bridlington Town AFC, just weeks after completing a new clubhouse for the non-league football team.

Astonish Deliver Tidy Sum To NHS Charities Together

Driven by a genuine desire to say ‘thank you’ to healthcare, social care and community workers throughout the UK, Astonish, the family-owned manufacturer of...

Bradford Based Power Sheds Shortlisted For A Third National Awards Final

Bradford based Power Sheds has been shortlisted for the Best New Business at the prestigious 2020 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Power Sheds, based on...

Materials Processing Institute launches new series of online steel industry courses launched for global...

The Materials Processing Institute is making its expertise available to a global audience at the click of a button following the launch of a...

Analysis by AlphaBiolabs shows drug use on the rise among UK workers

More than one in four UK workers have tested positive for drugs in the past three months, an analysis of samples by testing firm AlphaBiolabs from across a range of industries has shown.

Sheffield’s Inspec Solutions Wins New Contract With Science Facility

Inspec Solutions, a Sheffield-based control, safety & automation systems supplier, has won a contract with Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility located in Oxfordshire.

Rise in sanitisation requests during COVID-19 leads to substantial partnership

Sheet metal firm Salamander Fabrications has teamed up with a market leader in room sanitisation and odour removal to supply products which store a...

Energi Coast to undertake supply chain mapping project to help drive regional and UK...

Energi Coast, North East England’s Offshore Wind Cluster, is undertaking an ambitious new project, which aims to produce a comprehensive report of the region’s...

Seabird poo problem obliterated by offshore scarecrow

An innovative scarecrow system designed to prevent the costly issue of seabird droppings on offshore wind farms has proved overwhelmingly successful in a year-long trial with Galloper Wind Farm.

Will the Government’s new Building Safety Bill mean a new fire door approach for...

Last week, the Government published a draft of their ‘Building Safety Bill’. The Housing Secretary described the bill as the “biggest improvements to building...

Crack down on energy brokers means justice for UK businesses

The UK’s leading organisation in tackling energy broker mis-selling, Business Energy Claims, is delighted to announce energy regulator Ofgem has vowed to crack down on 'unscrupulous' UK energy brokers.

Caroline Moody calls on chancellor to stimulate economy by maintaining lower fuel prices

Haulage boss Caroline Moody is calling on the government to maintain the current lower price of diesel over the next 12 months to stimulate...

City of Manchester Distillery invests £900k to create ‘Alcohol Solutions’

The City of Manchester Distillery has created a new company and invested £900,000 in a drinks development and packing centre, as it expands its range of alcohol services.

Proteus Creates A Blockbuster Façade on Eltham Cinema

A new state-of-the-art entertainment complex in Eltham, described as a landmark for the area, has become the epitome of a high street regeneration project, thanks in part to Skelmersdale's Proteus Facades.

Widd Signs creates stunning signage for Primark’s multi-million-euro flagship Barcelona store

Leeds-headquartered Widd Signs has completed another unique and unquestionably stunning project for retail giant Primark at its new multi-million-euro flagship Barcelona store, which sits...

Bradford manufacturer Power Sheds in line for two national awards

Bradford based Power Sheds was set up in 2019 by entrepreneurs Jack Sutcliffe and Simon Hobson. They are now manufacturing over 1000 sheds a...

SC21 aerospace recognition for Preston’s TGM

World class manufacturing performance helps North West company secure £1.5m of aerospace and defence contracts

Kirsty’s invest £2M in new factory as free-from food brand target growth via new...

Kirsty’s, the Yorkshire based ‘free-from’ food brand has invested £2M in a new factory that will help the brand achieve their target of doubling the size of the business within three years.

Materials Processing Institute welcomes Teesside’s inclusion in £350m clean energy fund

The Materials Processing Institute has welcomed an announcement that Teesside is to benefit from a £350m fund to support clean energy projects. The government announced...

North West business owner launches PPE subscription service

Ahead of the law change on Friday, face masks can now be delivered direct to your door thanks to an innovative UK subscription service.

Unique deal will help vulnerable UK children and put a smile on shoppers’ faces

Cheshire hygiene specialists Qualkem Brands has struck a unique deal which will support UK vulnerable children and put a smile on shoppers’ faces from...

Materials Processing Institute reopens unique research steel plant

The Materials Processing Institute has reopened its hi-tech Normanton Steel Plant – allowing it to resume steelmaking production and support major research projects. Unique in...

Sheffield Technology & Automation Company Reports Bumper Results In 20th Anniversary Year

Inspec Solutions, a Sheffield-based technology systems provider to industries including Petrochemical, Food & Beverage & Power Generation and Metals, amongst many others , has reported a bumper year with over 30% growth secured to its year end.