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Gas atomiser drops into Liberty’s new £10m facility at Materials Processing Institute campus

A significant landmark in the development of Liberty Powder Metal’s (LPM) new £10m powder metals facility at the Materials Processing Institute’s Teesside campus was...

INDUSTRO Solutions launches mental health first aider team

INDUSTRO Solutions is placing mental health at the forefront of its Health & Safety commitment with the creation of a team of mental health...

North East offshore engineering business achieves unprecedented growth

North East engineering company, Osbit, has just announced its most successful financial year to date, delivering 55% growth in sales, 44% growth in profit and 30% growth in employees.

International Architecture Practice BDP Opens Leeds Studio

Major international interdisciplinary architecture and engineering practice, BDP, has announced the opening of a new studio in Leeds following the delivery of a series of successful high-profile projects in the city.
New report highlights growth potential for FinTech in the North East

New report highlights growth potential for FinTech in the North East

The North East can offer growing FinTech firms a highly attractive base from which to build their future growth, according to a new report...

Asbestos removal specialist sets sights on expansion after securing support from Finance For Enterprise...

A specialist Yorkshire-based asbestos removal business is expanding its operations, after securing a six figure combined investment from alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Homes England awards £6m to Peel L&P for new waterside residential quarter

Building work has begun on three major residential sites at Wirral Waters, which are set to breathe new life into 500 acres of former dockland and transform it into an internationally recognisable destination.

Christeyns UK holds second group strategy day in preparation for 2030

The senior management team at chemicals specialist Christeyns met last week to discuss strategies to ensure the company is “Fit for 2030”.

NPIF funding helps create jobs boost at fast-growing tech firm

A fast-growing Hull tech company is set to create 25 new jobs after securing a £350,000 loan to support its growth from NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

£200k loan helps fast-growing metals firm to bridge the gap

A fast-growing specialist metals supplier has secured a £200,000 loan from NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Politicians must recognise importance of ‘green steel’, says Materials Processing Institute

The inclusion of the fledgling ‘green steel’ industry into the current political debate has been welcomed by Chris McDonald, chief executive of the Materials...

Sky Medical Technology founder honoured at Bionow awards

The CEO and founder of Sci-Tech Daresbury-based Sky Medical Technology has received a major honour at a ceremony celebrating the outstanding leaders and innovators...

Osbit seeks to drive offshore industry progress with knowledge sharing offering

Northumberland-based offshore engineering firm, Osbit, is sharing its specialist technical knowledge with clients and partners to improve the effectiveness of offshore operations in the global energy industry.

North West programme helps family baker’s growth

Cumbrian food business Ginger Bakers is the latest participant in the Be The Business Northwest Family Business Advisory Boards programme. This programme is designed to...

WSP to play lead role in designing new hydrogen pipeline in North-West England and...

WSP, the engineering professional services consultancy, is leading on the conceptual design of a new hydrogen pipeline in the North West, supporting the UK’s...
Digital Salford launches Smart strategy

Digital Salford launches Smart strategy

Digital Salford, the collaboration of key stakeholders in the City of Salford, has published its ambitious new Digital Strategy setting out some clear intentions...
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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.