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Specialist Glass Products increases production capacity by 80%

Investment into new equipment allows Specialist Glass Products to increase production capacity by 80%

Offshore wind farm developers and supply chain head to North East England for Offshore...

North East England’s offshore wind industry and the opportunities open to UK companies from significant upcoming wind farm developments will be the focus of...

Waterstons Academy launched to growing team of consultants

Waterstons, a Durham headquartered business and IT consultancy, has this month launched the ‘Waterstons Academy’, a new corporate university aimed at nurturing and developing its growing team of consultants.

Positive economic future lifts-off at Carlisle Lake District Airport

Carlisle Ambassadors latest meeting is held at Carlisle Lake District Airport, where the city’s entrepreneurs and business leaders learn more about Carlisle’s positive economic future.

Materials Processing Institute becomes Northern Powerhouse partner

Materials Processing Institute, the leading UK steel and materials research and innovation centre, has become a partner of the Northern Powerhouse. Joining the Northern Powerhouse...

University of Huddersfield opens state-of-the-art lab at Sci-Tech Daresbury

The University of Huddersfield has opened a laboratory at Sci-Tech Daresbury in pursuit of new research collaborations with organisations based at the leading science...

Cumbrian business leader attends No 10 for meetings with the Prime Minister

Maria Whitehead co-owner and director of Hawkshead Relish attending Downing Street for a number of high level meetings with the Prime Minister and Senior Ministers.

Efficient Frontiers International opens new Service Centre in Leeds and becomes a Northern Powerhouse...

Efficient Frontiers International Ltd (EFI), the managed services and operations provider, today announced the further expansion of their service centre in Leeds City Centre...
Former ‘Dragon’ Jenny Campbell

Entrepreneur & former ‘Dragon’ Jenny Campbell joins speaker line-up at Venturefest North West 2019

Former banker turned award-winning entrepreneur Jenny Campbell will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Venturefest North West, which returns to Manchester for its...

Leeds could miss out on thousands of affordable homes

Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has looked at the impact of site allocation on Leeds' affordable housing pipeline.

£20 million export win for Liverpool supercar manufacturer

Liverpool-based supercar manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has secured new export wins to the United States and Hong Kong to the value of £20...
General manager Ryan Slater (centre) with the JCT600 Mitsubishi Bradford team

JCT600 completes new Mitsubishi Motors dealership in Bradford

Bradford-based family automotive retailer JCT600 has completed work on its new Mitsubishi Motors dealership on Sticker Lane in the city, which is now fully...

South Africa Trade Mission flies the flag for County Durham

Businesses from across County Durham and the North East are seizing the opportunity to export to South Africa by taking part in a trade mission later this month.

Carlisle’s next generation of young business leaders look to their future through Talent Connect

Carlisle city centre will play host to Talent Connect, on 21st September, a daylong event designed to bring young people together in one place so that they can get inspired and shape their future.

Multi-million-pound amenity and arts hub approved for Wirral Waters

A £4m waterside village, containing retail and arts space, has been given the green light by Wirral Council.

Hull Trains reveals name of new £60m fleet

Hull Trains has officially named its £60m new fleet of trains which will revolutionise travel between Hull and London.
Farm491 partners with The Landing for northern base

Farm491 partners with The Landing for northern base

The Landing, MediaCityUK’s tech hub specialising in high growth tech start-ups and scale-ups, has announced an exciting new partnership with Farm491, the UK’s leading incubator in the...

Sunderland automation and robotics firm expands to meet rising demand from car manufacturing sector

A successful Sunderland tech business which works with some of the world’s leading car manufacturers is expanding following growth fuelled by the region’s automotive sector.

Sheffield City Region confirmed for biggest ever gathering of Convention of the North with...

Magna in Rotherham has been confirmed as the location for the event, hosted by the Convention of the North in conjunction with the NP11 and with support from Government.

£12m Funding to Rollout Ultrafast Broadband Across North

More homes and businesses across the North of the UK will get connected to next generation ultrafast broadband sooner and cheaper than before thanks...

Multi-million Pound Scheme To Help Improve Air Quality Launches With The Largest Rapid-Charging Electric...

West Yorkshire’s largest electric vehicle rapid-charging network has gone live with the switch-on of the first chargepoint in Bradford.

Big Brand Ideas enters collaboration with inScience Communications

Integrated marketing agency Big Brand Ideas has signed a collaboration agreement with inScience Communication to deliver digital solutions to its international client base. The collaboration...

Leeds Digital Job Fair is back for best of 5.0

The North’s digital and tech community are set to return to the First Direct Arena after it was announced that Leeds Digital Job Fair...

Mobility technology provider Fleetondemand acquires FleetEurope

Fleetondemand, one of Europe’s leading mobility technology providers, has acquired Buckinghamshire-based vehicle management company FleetEurope for an undisclosed sum.

First cycle scheme as part of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Bee Network project complete along...

The first scheme as part of a region-wide effort to revolutionise travel on bike and foot has been completed in Wigan Borough.

Middlesbrough’s iron and steel heritage to be celebrated at TeesAMP

The ironmaking stories of Middlesbrough’s past will be celebrated thanks to a new project featuring the site of Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP). Located on...

Cumbrian food business takes part in family business placement scheme

Cumbrian food business Ginger Bakers is working with like minded businesses as part of a Family Business Placement Scheme designed to benefit small and medium sized enterprises across the county.

Plans to reopen Goldsborough Railway Station take a step forward

Plans to reopen Goldsborough Railway Station and create a much-needed park and ride facility for Harrogate have taken a step forward, with Harrogate Borough Council now acknowledging the location offers the opportunity to provide a new railway statio

Collaboration Drives £20m boost for Sci-Tech Daresbury companies

The impact of the collaborative culture at Sci-Tech Daresbury delivered a £20.3m boost in 2018 for companies based at the award-winning science and technology...

Adyen selected to boost payment experience for Vue Entertainment UK&I

Adyen, the payments platform of choice for the world’s leading companies, has today announced it will be working in partnership with Vue Entertainment UK&I to help deliver enhanced customer experiences across all sales channels.

Growth Company appointed national delivery partner for Be the Business Mentoring for Growth programme

The Growth Company has been announced as the new delivery partner for Be the Business’s Mentoring for Growth scheme. The programme matches ambitious small and medium-sized businesses with experienced mentors from some of the UK’s leading firms.

Burnley FC enhance stadium accessibility with new Changing Place

July 19th is national Changing Places Awareness Day, so Innova Care Concepts is announcing that it has recently handed over on a new Changing Place facility at Turf Moor - the home of Burnley Football Club.

Andy Burnham Calls On Greater Manchester Businesses To Seize Global Opportunities

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has kicked off The Growth Company’s new Global Scale-up Programme as the inaugural cohort had its kick-off event in central Manchester. Following more than 200 applications from Greater Manchester businesses,

Materials Processing Institute launches Digital Technologies Group

Leading UK research and innovation centre, the Materials Processing Institute, is enhancing its capabilities with the creation of a new group that will help...

York-based Transport Tech provider becomes Northern Powerhouse Partner.

York-based Incremental Solutions has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme. The appointment comes after their recent royal recognition of a Queen’s...

BigChange bucks Brexit uncertainty and embarks on European expansion drive

BigChange, the mobile workforce technology company, today revealed the first steps in its ambitious European expansion plans. The Leeds-based company has established a subsidiary...

Manchester Takes Inclusive Growth Business Message To London

Representatives from Greater Manchester’s business community took a very Mancunian message to London as part of the recent Geatahead festival with a discussion panel about inclusive growth.

Merseyrail passengers among most satisfied in the country

Merseyrail has some of the most satisfied passengers in the UK, new survey results can reveal.

Plans approved for multi-million-pound business hub at Wirral Waters

Wirral Waters developer, Peel Land and Property (Peel L&P), has reached a major milestone in the development of a three-storey workspace and entrepreneurial incubator for SME’s on the Wirral.

New medical college granted planning permission

Bolton Council’s planning committee has backed plans for the new facility, which will transform how NHS workforces are trained in UK