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Palliative care transformed thanks to stairlift company’s contribution

Acorn Stairlifts has raised a life-changing £20,000 for Marie Curie to support people living with terminal illness. As part of a continued partnership between the Steeton-based stairlift manufacturer and the charity, Acorn pledged to donate £10 for every stairlift installed during a six-week period between April and June 2019. The £20,000 raised

Students and businesses celebrate the start of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks

More than 50 local students, businesses and dignitaries gathered in Bradford for a tour of a 38-acre manufacturing facility to kickstart a fortnight of events for Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2019. Attendees at water solutions and chemical manufacturer, Solenis, included 12 students from three schools – Dixons Allerton Academy, Parkside School and

Specialist Glass Products increases production capacity by 80 per cent

Specialist Glass Products, based on the outskirts of Huddersfield, has more than doubled its production capacity in recent weeks with the installation of a new state-of-the-art glass furnace. The furnace, costing £120,000, has not only increased the production capacity of the business by 80 per cent but also allows Specialist Glass

Manufacturing apprenticeships the routes to top jobs, students told at skills event

More than 1,000 Leeds students from 40 schools joined online with an audience of young people at specialist engineering and manufacturing college UTC Leeds last week to receive first-hand advice on working in the city’s diverse manufacturing sector. Taking place as part of the Leeds Manufacturing Festival, the event saw a

Royal visit for jukebox manufacturer

The Princess Royal has visited Leeds based Sound Leisure, the world's only manufacturer of vinyl jukeboxes, to celebrate over 40 years of British manufacturing. The firm employs 90 staff and has a £5m turnover, exporting 75 per cent of its products as far as Japan. Chris Black, managing director for Sound Leisure,

Jukebox manufacturer ups production after securing funding for specialist printer

Sound Leisure, a family business most famous for the hand-crafted jukeboxes it has manufactured at its Leeds factory for over 40 years, has secured £5,000 of digital technology funding. The award will part-finance a super-size specialist printer enabling the firm to bring production of large-scale artwork - a vital feature of