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Food and drink brands open the door to European markets

food and drink buyers from four European countries gathered in the Pavilions of Harrogate to meet over 130 ambitious Northern companies who want to increase their exports to the EU. Business who came along to the event included Harrogate-based Spirit of Harrogate makers of Slingsby Gin, Thirsk-based Shepherd’s Purse Cheeses, Leeds-based

One hundred per cent green distillery to open in Yorkshire

A Yorkshire-based gin and whisky distillery is one of only three in England to be run solely on green energy. As England’s smallest and first self-built whisky and gin distillery, Cooper King Distillery will commence production of its juniper-led gin and open its doors to members of the public this spring,

Leeds-based global DJ brand Decksaver celebrates a decade in business

Staff at Decksaver are celebrating the milestone of the brand’s tenth birthday in January 2018. The Leeds-based manufacturer, which develops protective covers for the latest DJ, music producer and audio equipment, saw a remarkable 23 per cent increase in growth last year. Decksaver covers are made from clear polycarbonate, a super hard-wearing

Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd appoints new chairman to drive growth

The Wensleydale Creamery, the famous cheese-maker set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, today appointed David Salkeld as its new chairman to help spearhead further growth for the iconic Wensleydale Creamery brand. With over 25 years of director-level food and dairy leadership experience, Mr Salkeld joins from his role as

Proudmax celebrates business success through Investment in People

Yorkshire aerospace engineering specialist Produmax has won a new national award which recognises how its staff and management have worked together and developed their skills to grow the business. The Sharing in Growth Ikigai trophy was handed over in front of Produmax’s 70-strong Baildon workforce as well as customers, local councillors,

Neaco reports record order book in 2017

Malton-based architectural product manufacturer, Neaco, has completed a record year of sales with a 57 per cent increase in orders compared to 2016. The company’s balconies, balustrade, decking and mobility bathroom products attracted unprecedented demand in 2017 and Neaco has already hit its order target for the current financial year, ending

Yorkshire fire engine manufacturer wins Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service contract

Yorkshire fire engine manufacturer Rosenbauer UK has won a contract worth £1m to supply Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service with two fire trucks. The news follows a successful 12-month trial of the innovative "AT-Stinger" fire appliance, which was leased to the service. The rented engine will now be purchased alongside the procurement of a

Forgemasters wins major offshore contract with Shell

Sheffield Forgemasters has won a major contract with Shell for offshore castings for use in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Following a contract win earlier this year with Samsung Heavy Industries for the first GoM offshore project to be sanctioned since offshore oil and gas markets crashed two years ago, the

BioClad sweeps up multi million pound contracts following Queen’s Award

BioClad, a specialist manufacturer, supplier and installer of hygienic cladding technology has clinched a trio of high-profile contracts worth over £3m after scooping a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Hinkley Point C nuclear power station commissioned the Harrogate-based antimicrobial specialist in a £1.75m contract to install over 45,000 sq. m of wall

NSF Controls appoints new CEO

Yorkshire-based NSF Controls, a leading UK designer and manufacturer of solenoids, switches, and a specialist provider of customised electro-mechanical assembly services, has appointed Julian Heyworth as CEO. An experienced and successful business leader, Julian will be taking the lead at NSF Controls to deliver an exciting new strategy for the business.   Originally, a