Main Contractor for The Beacon – Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture

Tender – Closing date: 9pm 15 July 2024 Bradford 2025 are looking for a main contractor to provide pre-construction advice and act as the main contractor during the construction of The Beacon, a touring theatre that will travel across Bradford District in 2025. The contractor will work with the design team to build The Beacon and move the theatre from site to…

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Winners announced as awards celebrate manufacturing’s brightest rising stars

Manufacturing and engineering employers came together last week to celebrate some of the sector’s brightest younger stars at a packed awards ceremony held at Leeds Beckett University’s Rose Bowl building. The Leeds Manufacturing Festival Awards, which are now in their third year, have become one of the highlights of the festival, and showcase the talent…

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MOU agreed to develop ‘bioship’ technology and plans to construct the world’s first biomass-fuelled ship

New bioship technology would use gas from biomass to propel ship MoU between Japanese and British companies contains plans to develop bioship by the end of the decade Technology could decarbonise shipping of biomass pellets to Japan, potentially reducing carbon emissions by 22% Leading Japanese companies, NYK Line (NYK), NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP),…

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C-Kore Systems receives a Third Royal Award

C-Kore Systems Limited from Escrick, York have been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade 2024 due to their outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over 3 years.  This is their third award in just over 5 years, having already received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation in 2019 and a…

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Q1 trading update – strong system support performance and balance sheet refinancing

Highlights Strong system support and generation performance during first three months of 2024 Full year 2024 expectations for Adj. EBITDA(1) in line with analysts’ consensus estimates(2) New balance sheet facilities further extending maturity profile £408 million(3) of term-loans with three to five year maturities €350 million five-year (2029) bond Repayment of 2025 bonds Notice of…

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Sixty years of manufacturing marked with regal flourish

Three generations of Haworth’s military accoutrement manufacturer Wyedean Weaving have celebrated 60 years in business. The West Yorkshire firm, which was formed in 1964 by husband and wife team David and Norma Wright, is Haworth’s oldest employer and today produces over 10,000 uniform-based items each year including the King’s Coronation Medal ribbon and most recently,…

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C-Kore celebrates deploying 800th Subsea Testing Tool

C-Kore Systems, a UK company specializing in automated subsea testing tools is celebrating the mobilization of their 800th unit. The job is with a major operator off the coast of West Africa for a fault-finding operation on a complex subsea electrical network. C-Kore have been assisting operators worldwide for over a decade with more than…

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King’s Colour gets finishing touches at Haworth manufacturer’s 60th anniversary event

A Haworth manufacturer is putting the finishing touches to a regimental King’s Colour on its 60th anniversary next week (8 April). Invited guests will have a unique opportunity to see the fourth-generation family business finalising the intricate embroidery of the Irish Guards regimental Colour (flag) alongside the regiment’s King’s Colour which has been selected to…

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Align announces exciting opportunities for highways and infrastructure professionals

Align, the award winning, multi-discipline building design consultancy, is gearing up for an expansive and growth-driven year in 2024. As the year promises to be the busiest in our history, and with a host of new projects in the pipeline, we are thrilled to announce opportunities for passionate individuals to join our Highways and Bridge…

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C-Kore’s UK developed testing tools easing decommissioning in Australia

C-Kore is helping Australian Oil & Gas operators simplify testing during decommissioning campaigns using subsea test tools originally developed for the UK Oil & Gas market. On a recent mobilization, C-Kore’s Sensor Monitor allowed the operator to quickly prove barriers in the subsea trees for regulatory sign-off allowing the campaign to be completed swiftly and…

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Wyedean Weaving unveils £200k Haworth mill investment

A 150-year-old Grade II listed mill in Haworth has had a £200k facelift thanks to family business Wyedean Weaving. Bridgehouse Mill was among the first water powered textile mills on the River Worth 1 and was pivotal in Haworth’s role in the industrialisation of the textile industry. Now home to Wyedean Weaving’s production of ceremonial…

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The Harris Partnership strengthens management team with key promotions

The Harris Partnership has announced a series of senior promotions as the leading architectural practice continues its growth. In recognition of their ongoing valuable contribution to the business, Iain Church, Ian Perrell, Russell O’Donoghue and Sarah Charlesworth are now Directors of parent company The Harris Group. Other key figures across the group have also been…

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Haworth military uniform specialists make school’s Art Week a totem success!

Donated materials from a Haworth manufacturer which produces ceremonial military uniform accoutrement and regimental Colours and flags, have been used to create totem poles at a local school. For almost 60 years, the fourth generation family business Wyedean, has specialised in the manufacture of military uniforms and ceremonial accoutrements including fabrics for medals, military badges…

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WOMAG opens new site in Huddersfield as part of exciting growth plans

WOMAG Weighing Ltd (WOMAG) has opened an office in Huddersfield as part of ambitious growth and expansion plans. The additional site will be focused on providing a full end-to end weighing service for companies in the north of England. Located at Park Valley Business Park in Huddersfield, the office is conveniently linked to all major…

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Roofing Apprentices Return from Vocational Trip of a Lifetime

Two Leeds College of Building students have returned from an incredible experience after gaining places on an all-expenses-paid trip to northern Spain for three days. The Roof Slating and Tiling apprentices travelled to the famous CUPA PIZARRAS quarries in Ponferrada to see first-hand where slate is excavated and manufactured for international distribution. The quarries are the largest…

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City of Doncaster Mayor visits £525 million development site

Wilton Developments welcomed City of Doncaster Mayor, Ros Jones, to Doncaster North to showcase the site, which includes the UK’s largest consented industrial building adjacent to junction 6 of the M18. With Reserved Matters (detailed) planning consent for the first 2.26million sq. ft. of development, including permission for a 1.15million sq. ft. unit, it places…

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Develop Training awarded contract to provide Low Voltage Electrical training for Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Develop Training, the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical, and safety training, has secured a contract to deliver essential Low Voltage Electrical training for Belfast Health and Social Care (BHSCT). BHSCT is a large health and social care organisation in Northern Ireland and this one year contract with Develop will provide approximately 70 Estates…

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Joshua Ellis welcomes six-figure investment into new machinery

Yorkshire-based textile manufacturer, Joshua Ellis, has taken a significant leap forward in its pursuit of growth, with a substantial investment of £130,000 into a cutting-edge Picanol jacquard loom.   The state-of-the-art jacquard loom, installed last month, expands Joshua Ellis’s design capabilities with an increased capacity of 76 threads per inch, which weaves independently, allowing Joshua Ellis…

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Next generation of engineers inspired by University event ​

Pupils from a host of schools were given an insight into a career in engineering and manufacturing during an event at the University of Bradford. A special team engineering challenge was staged by the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Digital Technologies. It saw a group of 60 pupils from Year 9 onwards at Bradford district schools…

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Career opportunities in the spotlight as 2023 Leeds Manufacturing Festival launches to address recruitment challenges

Manufacturing employers from across Leeds will come together next week to launch a programme of events aimed at highlighting the latest career opportunities available in the modern manufacturing and engineering sectors in the city and the wider region. A high-profile launch event kicking off the Leeds Manufacturing Festival will take place at Leeds City College’s…

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C-Kore work with Cranium Engineering on another successful Nigerian deployment

C-Kore’s Subsea Testing tools have successfully completed a complex subsea electrical integrity campaign for a major oil operator in Nigeria, via VAYCO Oil Tools and their Nigerian partner, Cranium Engineering. C-Kore was selected as fast and accurate measurement was essential to minimise disruption during Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) on the FPSO and remove the need…

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CO2Sustain set to sparkle in North America in 2023

Leeds-based beverage additive manufacturer CO2Sustain is to launch into the North American market in 2023, leveraging its existing success with leading carbonated drinks manufacturers and bottlers in over 50 countries across four continents, including Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. CO2Sustain recently achieved GRAS approval (Generally Regarded As Safe), providing a green light…

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Leeds Beckett partners with Borehole Solutions to advance the future of drilling technology in UK construction

Leeds Beckett University has joined forces with Borehole Solutions – a leading provider of geotechnical drilling solutions – on an innovative new project to advance the knowledge and capabilities of the UK construction industry through the increased use of sonic drilling technology. Borehole Solutions – who have bases in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Brighouse, West Yorkshire…

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Christeyns makes landmark acquisition in Ireland

Christeyns UK, international laundry and hygiene specialist, has today completed the acquisition of Gannon Chemicals based in Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland. Already a key player in the Irish marketplace, this acquisition provides a firm footing to further build Christeyns’ Irish business and forms part of the firm’s strategic plans to become market leader in their…

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