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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...

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...

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