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East Yorkshire business continues growth following major contract wins

Arc Flash protective clothing specialist, ProGARM, is celebrating its recent growth following major contract wins with global industry leaders Siemens, Kier and Murphy. The family owned business, which supplies its pioneering Arc Flash garments across the glob, is upgrading its protective helmet, as well as preparing for the launch of two

Daver Steels targets growth after MBO

Sheffield-based steel product manufacturer, Daver Steels, is targeting a 25 per cent revenue increase after undertaking a management buyout (MBO), supported by funding from NatWest. The £1.2m deal, which includes a combined refinancing package from Royal Bank of Scotland Invoice Finance and Lombard, will see current technical sales manager, Lee Stones,

Automotive manufacturers to create new jobs in South Kirkby

VFS Ltd, a Southampton-based manufacturing firm specialising in vehicle conversion, is to develop new trading premises in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire, thanks to funding worth over £1.5 million from NatWest. The investment will allow the business, winners of ‘What Van’ Converter of the Year in 2016, to hire new employees, increase

Rotherham designer sets sights on global success with boutique bridal designs

A Rotherham-based entrepreneur whose catwalk creations once took London Fashion week by storm is wowing blushing brides across the world with her bespoke range of bridal accessories. From an early age, Chelsey Peart (née Crossland) always had a keen interest in the fashion world. She studied Fashion Design at University and the

Demand remains robust for UK manufacturers – CBI

Manufacturing firms reported that order books were robust in August, while expectations for selling prices ticked up, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 432 manufacturers found that total order books and export order books were strong in August. The firming in export orders relative to

New look digital presence for 50-year-old Yorkshire brand

A Yorkshire heritage brand has launched a new-look digital presence as the company marks 50 years in business.  Leeds-based Yarwood Leather supplies luxury upholstery leather to some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including Emirates, Morgan Motor Company and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. But while the organisation’s printed literature has long been

Advisors in Surgical Innovations acquisition combine to demonstrate AIM expertise

Leeds-based Surgical Innovations Group - which designs and manufactures innovative medical technology in collaboration with international surgeons - has been represented in its recent £9.4m acquisition of Elemental Healthcare by Hardy Transaction Management Ltd, hlw Keeble Hawson and James Cowper Kreston. Other firms involved also included Yorkshire Bank who was advised

Boeing Sheffield prepares for landing after planning decision

The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, has been given a flying start in their plan to grow in Sheffield, after planning officers at Sheffield City Council gave its multi-million pound plans the go-ahead today.  Sheffield City Council has approved the Boeing’s plans for a manufacturing and research building along with ancillary car

STEM initiative inspires future scientists

Year 12 students have showed their passion for chemistry and engineering recently when they presented innovative ideas to staff from Leeds-based speciality chemicals manufacturer, Stephenson Group.  The initiative, which involved Dragon’s Den type pitches from Horsforth School students to a team from Stephenson Group,  was part of the nationwide STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programme,

Sheffield Forgemasters’ arc furnace upgraded

One of the UK's most renowned engineering companies has completed an investment of £2m into its melting facility to make refined steel with reduced energy consumption. The inward investment is part of Forgemasters' turnaround plan and drive towards operational efficiency improvements and comes after the company announced a new intake of 14