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Leeds’ oldest manufacturing company set to help homeless back in to work

Leeds’ oldest manufacturing company is set to help people living on the streets of the city get back in to paid employment as part of a new, charitable programme being rolled out across the area. Procter Brothers, founded in 1740, has signed up to the ‘Businesses Building Futures’ programme run by

Arville fabrics help refit London’s Air Ambulance helicopters

Technical textiles specialists Arville have come to the aid of the London’s Air Ambulance charity and refitted the interiors of its two emergency medical helicopters.  It was apparent that the seating within the helicopters needed significant refurbishment as a result of ongoing use. So, recognising Arville’s experience in manufacturing bespoke

Manufacturing firm Canvasman set for expansion

Bespoke boat cover and outdoor canopy manufacturer, Canvasman, has moved into new premises after receiving financing worth over £600,000 from NatWest.   The new headquarters, based in Baildon, West Yorkshire are better suited to meet consumer demand and will enable the business to increase production. The company is also hiring new

Technology investment for caravan electricals manufacturer

A company that manufactures electrical systems for caravans and motorhomes has supported its expansion with an investment in communications technology. BCA Group, based in Elland, West Yorkshire, employs around 150 people across its operations in the Calder valley. Having recently moved into a new, 30,000 sq ft warehouse earlier this year, BCA

East Yorkshire business appoints supply chain manager

An innovative Gilberdyke business, which is leading the way as the UK’s number one supplier of Arc Flash garments, has appointed a new supply chain manager. Based in Gilberdyke, near Hull, family-owned business, ProGARM, which supplies its products across the globe - including to major contractors in the US and across

Sheffield engineering group SCX sticks to the game plan for Wimbledon No.1 Court roof

Sheffield-based SCX has completed the first year of a three-year project to construct a retractable roof for the new No.1 Court at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. SCX Special Projects, part of the SCX Group, which is based in Wincobank, Sheffield, was awarded the contract after successfully designing, manufacturing, and

Plasmor supports drive to increase access at Wood-Meadow

Plasmor, the Yorkshire-based manufacturer and supplier of concrete products, has supported the pioneering Three Hagges Wood-Meadow near Selby, by providing money to buy a golf buggy.    Rosalind Forbes Adam, chair of Hagge Woods Trust, which manages the wood-meadow, said: “We are extremely grateful to Plasmor. An important part of our vision

GSPK Design to showcase revolutionary “Emego” assistive technology at Harrogate Expo

A revolutionary product aimed at giving disabled people greater independence is being showcased at a Harrogate charity’s “expo”.  Knaresborough-based GSPK Design will be demonstrating its ground-breaking Emego at Disability Action Yorkshire’s Market Place Event, being held at Harrogate’s Cedar Court Hotel on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 7.  The exhibition will feature

Barnsley to host digital transformation event for manufacturers

Manufacturing and digital businesses are invited to a free event in Barnsley that will include guest speakers from Coca-Cola and Siemens. Connected Manufacturing is the first in a series across Yorkshire designed to show how digital technology can help improve efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. The event will take place at

Union Industries seals the deal with Leeds Vacuum Formers

Union Industries, a manufacturer of high-speed roller doors, has installed two Bulldoors at Leeds Vacuum Formers (LVF), and reunited two former colleagues after 27 years. LVF, a family-owned business that produces thermoformed packaging for both food and non-food sectors, and whose products can be found on the shelves of every leading UK