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Saint-Gobain site successfully energised by high-voltage specialist Smith Brothers

Power engineering contractor Smith Brothers has completed a large-scale assignment to connect the Saint-Gobain Glass manufacturing facility in Eggborough, Goole, to the grid. Saint-Gobain – Europe’s leading flat glass producer – appointed the Independent Connection Provider (ICP) to upgrade the HV system and handle all electrical and civil engineering works to

Chemicals firm secures investment from PHD Equity Partners

A Goole-based chemicals business which supplies own-label products to industry has secured a significant investment from PHD Equity Partners to help to drive its growth. Technikraft produces over 800 different formulations including cleaners, fuel additives, anti-corrosion and lubrication products. The company serves clients in the UK and overseas including multinational oil

Leading glassmaker appoints Smith Brothers for grid connection

Elland-based power engineering contractor Smith Brothers has been appointed by Europe’s leading flat glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain Glass, to connect its East Riding industrial site to the Northern Powergrid (NPg). Part of the Saint-Gobain Group – a global designer and producer of construction materials and solutions – Saint-Gobain Glass is the principal

GCA Altium advises Croda on its takeover of Plant Impact plc

GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial advisor to FTSE 100 chemicals firm Croda on the acquisition by its subsidiary Croda Europe of research and development company Plant Impact plc. The transaction was announced initially in February and has now become effective by means of a scheme of arrangement between Plant

Goole’s pioneering terminal will “unlock the potential of Capitol Park”

Pictured is Capitol Park Goole showing the Guardian Glass building on the left and the Tesco distribution centre on the right   The development of the pioneering Goole Intermodal Terminal will unlock the potential of Capitol Park Goole, according to leading Yorkshire developers Sterling Capitol.  Mike Heydecke, director of Leeds-based Sterling Capitol, welcomed the

Proposed bank closures will hit local businesses hard

Responding to the announcement of widespread Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank (CYBG) branch closures, including branches in Hull, Goole, Wath upon Dearne and Sheffield, Gordon Millward, Regional Chairman of the FSB, said: "These closures come at a time when small firms across Yorkshire are already struggling to access banking services. Increased reliance

Elite Furniture to relocate to purpose-built HQ

Goole-based Elite Furniture is relocating to a new purpose-built factory and head office currently under construction in Airmyn. Having outgrown its current premises at Britannia Road, the furniture manufacturer will be relocating to a new 15-acre site off Rawcliffe Road. The appointed building contractor, Eastoft-based Harrisons,  has commenced construction of a

Yorkshire pet care company makes significant investment in sales team

Goole based Burgess Pet Care has added seven new staff members to its growing sales team over the last 12 months as part of an ongoing commitment to support the independent pet trade. The burgeoning Burgess sales team, which collectively covers a distance of around 7,000 miles a week across the

Green light for major East Riding employment hub

Yorkshire developers Sterling Capitol and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), advised by Indigo Planning, have been given unanimous approval for a large-scale employment and distribution hub in Goole by the East Riding of Yorkshire planning committee. The planning consent could create up to 3,000 new jobs. The proposed development comprises

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