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Property Industry finds opportunity amidst the fray

Four weeks into the UK’s coronavirus lockdown, speculation around the nature of the exit and the state of the economy on “the other side”...

Engineering company Statiflo named as Export Champion for Northern Powerhouse region

Engineering company Statiflo has been recognised for its international trading success by being named as an Export Champion for the Northern Powerhouse region. The Department for International Trade has selected Statiflo for its 2020 programme.
NOF deputy chief executive, Joanne Leng MBE

NOF highlights contribution energy sector supply chain is making in fight against COVID-19

NOF, the national membership body for business involved in the energy industry has been working with members and the wider supply chain to collect...

International Advanced Manufacturing Park selected for NHS Nightingale

The NHS has selected the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) for a temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital, located within the brand new, 126,000 sq. ft....

Materials Processing Institute creates hand sanitiser production line for Marie Curie nurses

The Materials Processing Institute is using its considerable scientific and technological expertise to ensure the region’s Marie Curie Nurses can be supplied with free...

Home working could be start of gender parity in construction sector

The effects of Covid-19 could change the makeup of the construction workforce forever, according to a leading academic.

Moody Logistics joins 700 UK haulage businesses to offer emergency delivery service

Moody Logistics and Storage is one of more than 700 logistics businesses across the UK to put their combined fleet of 23,500 vehicles at...

£1m investment will help plant hire firm reach new heights

A fast-growing Sheffield plant hire firm is investing over £1m in its fleet with the help of a loan from NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

New medical devices firm secures £650k NPIF investment

A new medical device supplier which aims to offer UK hospitals the latest innovations from around the world has secured a £650,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment

Sky’s the limit for cloud IT firm after £2m investment

An award-winning Newcastle IT company, which provides cloud and network solutions to blue-chip clients nationwide, has secured a £2m investment from the Northern Venture Capital Trust Funds (VCTs), which are managed by Mercia.

Businesses could turn to ‘force majeure’ clauses to counter effects of Coronavirus on business...

Square One Law commercial law specialist Helen Brain is predicting a rise in businesses trying to action ‘force majeure’ clauses in contracts to mitigate...

Oakland Group is Driving Project Efficiency

The government have just released their Budget Report for 2020 and announced that £640 billion of gross capital investment will be given to the...

Materials Processing Institute awarded £22m to create industrial revolution for steels and metal sector

The Materials Processing Institute has been awarded £22m by chancellor Rishi Sunak to deliver a five-year research and innovation programme to revolutionise the steel...

Mitigating the effects of coronavirus, green energy incentives and abolishing business rates – three...

With pledges to ‘level up’ the UK, new chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget has been keenly anticipated as he seeks to draw a line...

Boiler Plan to create 40 extra jobs as part of ambitious growth plan

Innovative home heating expert Boiler Plan is to create 40 new jobs over the next 12 months as part of its long-term strategy to...

Funding will help historic engineering firm to keep growth on course

A historic Sheffield business which makes suspension parts for trucks worldwide is continuing its expansion with the help of a £300,000 loan from NPIF - Mercia Debt Finance, managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Logistical Logic Lands Large Investment Funds

An ambitious entrepreneur who was left unable to work has transformed an idea into a multi-million pound business venture after securing backing from alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
Digital City Festival - A Landmark Celebration of Northern Innovation & Creativity

Digital City Festival – A Landmark Celebration of Northern Innovation & Creativity

From the 9th to the 13th March 2020, Manchester will be hosting Digital City Festival, a celebration of the booming digital economy in the...

QA Weld Tech marks 40th anniversary with increased export ambitions

QA Weld Tech, the international specialist engineering company based on Teesside, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in business with ambitions to grow its export...

Industry steel expert Jon Bolton re-joins Materials Processing Institute’s governing council

The Materials Processing Institute has welcomed the return of leading steel industry expert Jon Bolton to its supreme governing council. Acknowledged as one of the...

Manchester to Host Powerhouse Female Entrepreneurs Looking to Fly as Celebrity Motivational Speaker Brings...

Impossible Manchester, Peter St, to host powerhouse female entrepreneurs on Thursday 27th February for what is sure to be one of the most exciting, energetic and empowering business events of the year for women.

INDUSTRO pioneers mental health risk assessment drive to support workforce wellbeing

INDUSTRO Solutions has further embedded its commitment to the mental health of its workforce through an innovation to its workplace risk assessments. The Middlesbrough-based engineering...

Women Returners champions the growth of returner programmes in the North of England

Women Returners, the return to work specialists, has opened a Leeds office to tackle the wasted talent pool of professionals in the North who have taken an extended career break for childcare or other reasons.

CNG’S Renewable Project Outcome Unveiled

CNG’s crowdfunded renewable project ‘Shower Up’; given the green light in 2017 when £50k was raised in just 35 days, has been unveiled, as works on the renewable energy project are now complete.

CyberCube Teams Up With Red-Fern Media For Global Website Redesign

San-Francisco based technology business has partnered with Red-Fern to enhance its digital profile.

Five Leading Research Centres To Deliver £4m SME Digital Strategy Support

New Project Will Close the Digital Gap Between SMEs and Larger Businesses The group of partners will deliver a new £3.9M initiative aimed at enabling...

International growth surges at AlphaBiolabs

AlphaBiolabs has begun exporting to 16 countries across six continents as overseas sales surge following the launch of prenatal paternity testing at its laboratory in Warrington.

Teesside well placed to deliver on rapidly evolving industrial economy, Materials Processing Institute event...

A panel discussion on the Future of UK Engineering hosted by the Materials Processing Institute heard that the industry is facing major transformational challenges.

INDUSTRO Solutions back Tees Valley Mayor’s pledge to return steel-making to Teesside

INDUSTRO Solutions has backed the Tees Valley Mayor’s pledge to return steel-making to Teesside on a visit to its Middlesbrough premises. Speaking to employees at...

Tees Valley Mayor confident in Sirius Minerals deal and new export scheme for SMEs...

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen confirmed at a business event held at Teesside International Airport, that a project to rescue Sirius Minerals will be...

Manchester’s More Media Sales Announce City A.M. Partnership

More Media Sales, who sell who sell Display advertising as well as Social and Programmatic, already exclusively represent The Evening Standard, Stylist and Time Out outside of the capital.

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...

Yorkshire brews up a festive storm in Scandinavia

Yorkshire breweries see rise in exports to Scandinavia over the festive period

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) expands operations into Tyne Dock

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) has expanded its business operations by acquiring a new building to support its after sales division. The company, which supplies heavy...

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.

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