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Channel 4 production teams film at Huddersfield manufacturer, Specialist Glass Products

Property programmes go behind the scenes to see glass in production at Huddersfield based firm for upcoming shows.

Fleetondemand featured in Sunday Times Sage Tech Track 100

Business vehicle hire and mobility provider Fleetondemand has been recognised in The Sunday Times Sage Tech Track 100 as one of Britain’s fastest-growing technology companies.

Claremont Appoints First Fitwel Ambassador

Warrington headquartered interior design and fit out business Claremont has appointed its first Fitwel Ambassador in response to the UK’s growing demand for greater workplace and building wellbeing.

Teesside entrepreneur invests £300,000 in new business after patenting innovative recycling process

Wilton Recovery is set to launch a pioneering process designed to cut manufacturing costs and reduce the amount of material currently going to landfill. Teesside...

Healthtech firm raises £2m as pandemic boosts demand for patient app

A healthtech business with an app that helps patients communicate with clinicians remotely has raised a further £2m to help expand its use.

Young entrepreneurs driving the northern economy, thanks to independent funding

Business Enterprise Fund has announced a record year of lending, adding over £44m to the region’s economy - and 25% of its loans were...

Biomass pioneer set for expansion following £900k funding round

Nova Pangaea Technologies, the Teesside company which has found a way to use non-food biomass to make biofuels and other chemicals, has raised a further £900,000 from investors following successful trials of its technology.

Bondgate IT highlights need for businesses to back-up critical data

Bondgate IT is advising the North East’s businesses to protect their critical information from viruses and ransomware attacks by using a third-party Office 365...

Yorkshire Water awards customer experience brief to Leeds communications agency

Yorkshire Water has enlisted the help of Leeds’ digital trailblazer CDS, to overhaul its digital footprint – and make website experiences more inclusive, accessible...

Materials Processing Institute launches new series of online steel industry courses launched for global...

The Materials Processing Institute is making its expertise available to a global audience at the click of a button following the launch of a...

Sheffield’s Inspec Solutions Wins New Contract With Science Facility

Inspec Solutions, a Sheffield-based control, safety & automation systems supplier, has won a contract with Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility located in Oxfordshire.

Survey Findings Measure Covid-19 Impact on Mums in Business

This month a Cheshire-based award-winning Business Coach, Mentor, Author and founder of women in business network Mpower – Nicola Huelin - has reached out...

Mercia opens NPIF & CBILS applications to SMEs in the Northern Powerhouse region

Finance provider Mercia is now offering NPIF loans of £100,000 to £750,000 backed by the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

Materials Processing Institute welcomes Teesside’s inclusion in £350m clean energy fund

The Materials Processing Institute has welcomed an announcement that Teesside is to benefit from a £350m fund to support clean energy projects. The government announced...

Sheffield City Region Announces Phase Two India Growth Champions

The Sheffield City Region has revealed the five local businesses that have been accepted onto the second phase of its India Growth Champions Scheme, delivered in association with the UK India Business Council.

Latest timelapse video brings University vision to life

Progress on the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) flagship Masterplan development has been revealed in a new timelapse video which shows the scale of...

RSS Sir David Attenborough prepares for action as Tees White Gill Thrusters are run...

Tees Components has cause to celebrate as the official commissioning of its Tees White Gill Thrusters for the illustrious new polar research vessel RSS...

Here’s what the region’s business leaders would like to see Rishi Sunak include in...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivers his economic statement to the nation this Wednesday (July 8), with several proposals designed to stimulate the economy already having...

Members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum identify measures for long-term business growth ahead of the...

Members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum are looking to the chancellor to announce measures in Wednesday's (June 8) summer statement that will enable businesses to...
Sheffield based agency, Rise at Seven, aims to double turnover to £3.5m in year 2

Sheffield based agency, Rise at Seven, aims to double turnover to £3.5m in year...

Rise at Seven, the search-first creative agency based in Sheffield and London turns one year old and reports £1.5 million turnover in its first...

Price optimisation platform raises £650k for growth

A Middlesbrough start-up which could revolutionise the way companies price their products has raised £650,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, and private investors

Finance For Enterprise and NPIF helps modular buildings specialist lay foundations for future growth

Owners of a Hornsea-based construction company which specialises in the installation of modular buildings are cooking up plans to nurture entrepreneurial talent in the...

Pandemic presents opportunity to strengthen UK energy supply chain with repatriation of manufacturing and...

NOF, the business development specialists for the energy sectors, is encouraging the government to back UK manufacturing and engineering by supporting the reshoring of...

RGCF predicts growth in MBO activity as it enters its 10th year in operation

RG Corporate Finance (RGCF) is predicting a rise on Management Buy Out (MBO) activity in the second half of 2020 on the back of...

Square One Law advises online rental business Hirestreet on latest fundraising

Commercial law firm, Square One Law has advised online rental fashion business, Hirestreet on securing a round of funding from its existing shareholders. Last year...
Radio Design and 1Try to manufacture integrated cabinet solutions for mobile infrastructure market

Radio Design and 1Try to manufacture integrated cabinet solutions for mobile infrastructure market

Yorkshire-based Radio Design Ltd today announced that it has entered into an agreement with 1Try Ltd to manufacture integrated cabinet solutions for the mobile...

Chaloner Group delivers £55m Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park to Practical Completion

Chaloner Group, one of the UK’s leading regeneration specialists, has achieved practical completion on the prestigious Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP). Construction of the 180,000sq...

Stockport based company, Three Sixty, donates funds to support charitable community projects

Stockport based construction and Property Management company donate profits to the community.

North East property investors, Tier One Capital, grows property portfolio despite sector challenges

The TOC Property Backed Lending Trust PLC, (PBLT) managed by Newcastle based wealth management experts, Tier One Capital, has achieved another year of encouraging...

Let’s create a staycation capital, says business expert

Tourism businesses looking to responsibly bounce back after the pandemic should work together to promote Cumbria as the UK’s staycation capital and maximise the capacity of what it has to offer.

Four new recruits join software engineering firm, KOMODO

North East product design and software engineering agency, KOMODO, has announced four new recruits have joined the business, to create further robustness in the...

Material Processing Institute’s Chief Technology Officer is awarded Thomas Medal for steel innovation

The Chief Technology Officer of the Materials Processing Institute has been awarded the prestigious Thomas Medal in recognition of his contribution to steel research...

NOF & Energi Coast welcome Equinor & SSE Renewables’ announcement for Dogger Bank O&M...

NOF Chief Executive George Rafferty and James Ritchie, Chairman of Energi Coast, North East England’s offshore wind cluster, have given their support to the...

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Manufacturer Named DIT Export Champion

Heald Ltd, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation security products have been announced as a Department for International Trade’s Export Champion.

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...

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