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Healthy Growth for Probiotics International

Healthy Growth for Probiotics International

Last modified Apr 23, 2014 04:46 PM

A Somerset company which manufactures a range of innovative, research based probiotic products has increased its turnover by 40 per cent and is exporting to over 50 countries after investing £500,000 in state-of-the-art equipment following support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS).

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Kirklees launches 100 in 100 Challenge for National Apprenticeship Week

Kirklees launches 100 in 100 Challenge for National Apprenticeship Week

Businesses across Kirklees are being encouraged to help to boost the number of apprenticeships on offer by taking part in the 100-day challenge. To mark National Apprenticeship Week (3rd - 7th March), the Council’s Apprenticeship Hub team, is looking for 100 pledges from businesses between now and June to explore taking on an apprentice.

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New contracts and new jobs seal a major birthday milestone for Hodgson

New contracts and new jobs seal a major birthday milestone for Hodgson

Developing new products and providing more technical expertise to its customer base has helped a Beverley-based manufacturer grow its sales to nearly £8m…a 40% increase in the last year. Hodgson Sealants, which employs 45 people at its Belprin Road facility, added nearly £3m of new business across the construction, glazing and transport sectors, including securing a £2m contract previously completed on the continent.

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South West Manufacturers Planning to Invest in Capital Equipment

South West Manufacturers Planning to Invest in Capital Equipment

Last modified Apr 10, 2014 04:02 PM

Small to medium sized (SME) manufacturers in the South West are set to make substantial financial investments in order to meet expected new demand, according to the recent Manufacturing Barometer Survey from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS).

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NEL Investments Supporting Manufacturers’ Growth Plans

NEL Investments Supporting Manufacturers’ Growth Plans

Last modified Apr 10, 2014 04:02 PM

Barrie Hensby, chief executive, NEL Fund Managers - Over the last four years, North East businesses have had a distinct advantage over competitors elsewhere in the country, and it’s one that any regional manufacturing firms looking to expand should be actively considering as a way of getting ahead.

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Brose UK set for growth after sealing Nissan contract

Brose UK set for growth after sealing Nissan contract

Last modified Apr 06, 2014 08:54 PM

Coventry (April 4, 2014). A contract to supply window regulators for the new Nissan Qashqai is creating more jobs at Coventry automotive supplier Brose UK.

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"Productivity increased by 200%, turnover increased by 160%, Winner of Best Diversification category 2012"

Mike Nicholson, MD
GripSure

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GripSure

Advisor: Martyn Pearson

"The results have been immediate, both in terms of productivity and improvements to the working environment"

James Sweeting, Director
Lincoln & York

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Lincoln & York

Advisor: Stephen Gregory

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