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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.

Now is the Time for Change Management

Whilst change management is a concept that’s been around since the 1960s, this year has seen it sharply rise in terms of both relevance and requirement.

Leeds-based Stories Flooring sees sales increase by 45% as more people turn to DIY...

Leading Yorkshire-based flooring company Stories Flooring, previously known as Lifestyle Flooring, reported a 45% sales increase compared to the same period in 2019. They also...

Growth ahead as Brighouse welded mesh manufacturer reports strong results

Brighouse-based welded steel mesh products manufacturer Siddall and Hilton Products put in a resilient performance in its first year since an MBO in August...

SDA Cleanzone launches continuously cleaning wraps for door handles

To prepare the nation for the return to work, new start-up from Manchester, SDA Cleanzone have produced continuous cleaning touch pads that can be...

Protect Employees from Coronavirus When on the Move

Clarisafe was launched with the core mission of helping businesses and individuals to protect themselves against the spread of coronavirus.

Radius Goes Electric With a 50 Percent Stake in Chargepoint Europe

Radius Payment Solutions has taken a 50 percent stake in Chargepoint Europe B.V., a leading supplier of electric vehicle charging points in Europe. Based in...

Cycling boom powers 270% growth and new jobs at Leeds bike luggage manufacturer

Restrap, a Leeds company that has manufactured cycle luggage in the city for over a decade, has experienced such a steep rise in demand...

Materials Processing Institute appoints Director of Steel as part of major £22m research programme

The Materials Processing Institute has appointed Mick Greenfield as Director of Steel – the first of several key positions created as part of an...

UK Fuels adds over 300 new supermarket sites to its fuel card network

UK Fuels believes it has now become the largest independent fuel card network in the UK

Caroline Moody Uses National Lorry Week To Highlight Benefits of Driver Apprenticeships

Caroline Moody, the managing director of Moody Logistics and Storage, is urging the transport industry to deliver even greater numbers of driver apprenticeships. Speaking during...

Darlington family chosen for home damp trial

A Darlington family has been chosen to take part in a home humidity trial aimed at discovering how much moisture is generated by everyday...

Smart cities offer growth for Manchester SMEs

Greater Manchester is reaching out to SMEs in a broad range of sectors to engage them in smart city technology

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2020 makes “real impact” on student career insight

More than 4,500 young people in the Bradford area were involved in manufacturing-related events during the district’s third Bradford Manufacturing Weeks initiative last month. Organisers...

Wakefield engineering firm supports creation of world-first ‘clean’ antimony and gold processing plant

Wakefield-based thermal and metallurgical engineering firm Inprotec has completed a seven-figure project to support the creation of the world’s first ‘clean plant’ antimony and gold processing facility in Sohar, Oman.

Chemical group acquires Alutech to expand specialist offering

A leading West Yorkshire chemical group has purchased a metal surface treatment company as it continues to develop its specialist chemical offering and portfolio...

Rowlinson Knitwear urges businesses to ‘do the right thing’ and pay the Living Wage

With COVID-19 putting unparalleled financial strain on families across the UK, Rowlinson Knitwear is urging businesses to step up and pay the real Living Wage.

Growth follows success of lockdown launch for Northumberland hard seltzer pioneer

Northumberladn-based Allendale Brewery has secured up to 13 jobs following the success of its new Ride hard seltzer drink launched in lockdown.

Sponsors back manufacturing careers initiative

Organisers of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, launched this month to showcase the 1,600 manufacturing businesses in the city as a positive career choice for...

Napthens advises on Multi-Ply international buyout

A leading manufacturing company in Preston has completed a multi-million pound sale. Multi-Ply Components Limited, which manufactures a range of carbon fibre components for medical...

Drainage firm secures six figure Government grant for product innovation

Nelson-based Aquaspira Ltd, has secured a six figure grant from Innovate UK (part of UK Research and Innovation) to explore ways to help the construction sector achieve Government de-carbonisation targets.

4,500 new green job potential planned for North East England’s offshore wind supply chain

North East England’s offshore wind supply chain could create 4,500 new jobs in the next five years to support the growing offshore renewables industry,...

Ryecroft Glenton secures support for Universal Forwarding through government backed CBILS loan scheme

Ryecroft Glenton (RG) has successfully supported international freight specialist Universal Forwarding in securing a government backed CBILS loan to give the company a financial...

Candle Queen Goes Green

A creative candle maker has launched a groundbreaking ‘green friendly’ toiletry range, using sugarcane, which is being hailed as a game changer for the...

Zonegreen celebrates milestone order

Sheffield-based rail industry specialist, Zonegreen, is marking a major milestone in its 12-year history - the 2,000th order of its depot safety equipment.

Freaks of Nature expands into Foodservice

Osset-based Freaks of Nature's award-winning vegan, egg and gluten free desserts will now be available in restaurants, hotels, pubs, cafes, garden centres and from contract caterers, independent grocers and convenience stores nationwide.

Materials Processing Institute highlights value of student research contributions

The Materials Processing Institute has praised the valuable contributions being made by work placement students to its research and development projects. As a result, it...

Festival to showcase Leeds manufacturing careers in sector ‘hungry for talent’

The Leeds Manufacturing Festival launches next week with a programme of online events designed to connect young people at schools and colleges across the...

YPS Introduce a 100% Recyclable Barrier Shrink Film For Poultry

In an industry first, Yorkshire Packaging Systems (YPS) are proud to announce the launch of a widely recyclable shrink film solution for the whole...

CoreRFID delivers bespoke rebrand solution for crane inspection firm

Lancashire-based CoreRFID has helped a leading crane and lifting firm to rebrand its safety inspection service.

Mechan keeps calm and carries on during Covid

A can-do attitude at Sheffield-based Mechan has helped keep the rail industry on track during the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK’s energy regions amplify voices across the country for the development of the...

The UK Energy Regions Collaboration is delighted to welcome NOF, a UK energy sector business development organisation based in the North East of England,...

Guarantee Compliance with the Clarisafe Auto Hand Sanitisation Station

With government guidelines heavily focusing on hand sanitiser as a means of preventing the spread of coronavirus, visual management consultancy ClarityVM has launched the Clarisafe brand of infection control products.

Why is Continuous Improvement a Necessity?

By acknowledging that there’s always room for improvement, even when everything appears to be running at optimal efficiency, a business gains the ability to see both the details and the bigger picture more clearly with each month that passes.

Proteus Shortlisted for Five Prestigious Industry Awards

Proteus Facades, the leading designer and manufacturer of Rainscreen Cladding Systems for building envelopes, is celebrating after reaching the final in multiple categories of the prestigious 2020 Façade Awards UK.

CoreRFID’s global growth gathers pace with Australian client win

Asset management software firm CoreRFID is installing its new IDXpert Net solution for heavy lifting firm SpanSet Australia.

HURST advises on multi-million pound family buyout at Farrat Isolevel

An engineering company has undergone a third generation family buyout in a multi-million pound deal. Chief executive Oliver Farrell, whose grandfather founded Farrat Isolevel, has acquired a majority stake in the Altrincham-based business.

Fulcrum expands Smart Metering team to meet growing demand from energy suppliers

Fulcrum, the UK’s leading multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has continued to expand its Smart Metering division with the appointment of experienced industry specialist,...

Product demand leads Crewe’s historic food manufacturer to expand workforce

Crewe-based food manufacturing specialists Wrights Food Group has announced plans to expand its team of operatives to help meet product demand. The family-run business which...

Zonegreen achieves Australian hat trick

A Sydney rail depot has become the first in New South Wales and third across Australia to call on Sheffield safety specialists, Zonegreen, to improve working conditions for staff.

North Yorkshire chemical company launches its own sanitiser to fight COVID

Another Yorkshire company has joined the battle against coronavirus by producing its own range of hand sanitising rub. Thirsk-based toll and contract manufacturer Cod Beck...