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Manchester to host first ever Digital City Festival

A new week-long festival celebrating the North’s booming digital sector is to take place in Manchester next year. Brought to life by publishing company Prolific...

£60 million transport investment from Hull Trains strengthens Hull to London Connection

After months of driver training and behind the scenes preparations, Hull Trains welcomes the first of five state-of-the-art, bi-mode trains into Paragon Interchange today...

Maxwell-Scott Wins York Press Exporter Of The Year Award 2019

Last night, British luxury leather company Maxwell-Scott was named Exporter Of The Year at The York Press’ yearly business award ceremony held at York...

OSBIT to deliver Sapura energy pile gripper system for Yunlin offshore wind farm project

Osbit, the offshore equipment supplier, has been awarded a contract to design and build an offshore wind turbine pile gripper system, by leading Malaysian-based global energy services provider Sapura Energy.

Social enterprise launches initiative for businesses to help region’s young people get #AheadinDigital

Leeds-based social enterprise Ahead Partnership has launched a new careers initiative designed to inspire a diverse and vibrant pipeline of young talent pursuing roles in the digital sector across Leeds City Region.

Wilton named in major national business scaleup report

Wilton Engineering has been recognised as one of Tees Valley’s leading scaleup businesses in a major national report. According to Scaleup Institute’s ‘ScaleUp Annual Review...

Commercial property giant signs up to Northern Powerhouse Partner programme

The North East’s largest commercial property and investment company is the latest member to sign up to the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner programme. UK Land...

Record attendance for major conference and exhibition as Offshore Wind industry descends on North...

More than 700 professionals from the offshore wind industry came together in North East England for a major conference and exhibition, which welcomed major...

Region’s entrepreneurs ‘optimistic about future’ business, conference told

Can-do businesses in the North East remain optimistic about the future and are ready to overcome challenges, the region’s largest business conference heard. Jonathan Lamb,...

New partnership between University of Cumbria and Lancaster University to benefit Borderlands region

The University of Cumbria and Lancaster University are working in partnership to develop a new higher education campus in Carlisle.

Better joins Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme

Tees Valley-based brand agency, Better, has become an official partner of the government's Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme after being confirmed by Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry.

INDUSTRO Solutions supports recycling at Redcar Bulk Terminal with 10-tonne fabrication project

INDUSTRO Solutions is supporting recycling activity at Redcar Bulk Terminal with the fabrication and delivery of a 10-tonne dockside materials collection skip. The steel skip,...

Business Park Director Champions North West Success

As Warrington is named the third best town or city in the North West for business and growth, Martin O’Rourke, Commercial Director at Birchwood Park examines what makes Warrington stand out from the rest.

British manufacturer enlisted by UN for support in three overseas peacekeeping missions

Southport-based Inciner8, which provides waste management solutions across the globe, has been enlisted by the UN to provide 23 incinerators for three high profile...

Record order from mainland China for engineering company Statiflo

Engineering company Statiflo has supplied its biggest-ever order to mainland China.

Manchester based accountants Alexander & Co announced as Government Northern Powerhouse Partner

Synergy between the two organisations will help even more businesses in the region prosper and grow

Sumitomo Announced as First Tenant at Multi-Million Pound Durham Business Park

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe, part of a global Fortune 500 corporation founded in 1615, is the first tenant to sign up for a new business unit at Jade Business Park in Durham.

Liberty eyes £8bn powder metals market as construction starts on new atomiser at Materials...

Liberty, part of the GFG Alliance of industrial companies, has begun construction of a powder metals development facility in Teesside that will expand the...

Huddersfield’s First Business Week Hailed a Success

Huddersfield Business Week hailed a success as over 40 events hosted during the week which saw delegates from across the Yorkshire region and beyond in attendance.

Grand Central to introduce an additional daily return service on its North East route

Train operator Grand Central has received approval to operate an additional daily return service from the North East to the capital, bringing its Monday – Saturday services to six in each direction and five on Sundays.

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...