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Lucite employees to pioneer National Trailblazer Apprenticeship

Three former servicemen sponsored throughout their training by Lucite International are some of the first in the country to “pass out” of the pioneering new employer-designed Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard. Craig Buckle, James Curtis-Dawson and Derek Hornsey are the first in the UK to successfully complete the new Science Manufacturing Technician (SMT) Apprenticeship at Level 3.


Port Chief takes Teesside’s Top Title

PD Ports’ Chief Executive, David Robinson is crowned Teesside’s Business Executive of the Year 2016. The judges cited David’s win to the huge challenges he has overcome in his role as Chief Executive and the significant success he has led the business to achieve. David was acknowledged for his contribution to the Tees Valley LEP


Volunteer Of The Year Award For Inspirational PD Ports

Director of PD Ports’ portcentric logistics division, Jim French, has been named Volunteer of the Year by national charity Career Ready for mentoring young people aspiring to work in the logistics industry. As an ambassador for the Think Logistics employer engagement scheme, he engages with local schools and colleges to inspire students and help address


Tomlinson Hall Wins Prestigious Industry Award

It is the fifth time that Tomlinson Hall has triumphed in the Distributor of the Year category, and this recent success represents a major milestone for the company. Organised by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), the Pump Industry Awards recognise performance, innovation and achievement in the UK and Ireland’s pump sector. The event was

Biochemica goes for growth with senior team expansion

Biochemica goes for growth with senior team expansion

Water management company, Biochemica UK Ltd has made a succession of senior appointments as it targets national and global expansion. As part of its ambitious growth strategy, Biochemica has appointed Managing Director of Focus on Success, Gary Lumby MBE, to its Board as the company’s first Non Executive Director (NED). The announcement follows a company

NEPIC Apprentice of the Year

NEPIC Apprentice of the Year

Tiffany is a first year Production Technologist apprentice working within the microbial manufacturing department of Billingham-based Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. Tiffany studied at St Michael’s here in Billingham then successfully completed A Levels at SRC Bede College before having to make that huge decision of ‘where next’. Tiffany didn’t achieve the grades she needed to secure

Lockshop now Harlands

The Lock Shop Now at Harlands!

It was with great regret that Andrew Lavery and Andrea Brannen closed the door on The Lock Shop in Old Billingham. They were leaving one High Street behind to ahead across to another one at 15 High Street Norton, where they moved their locksmiths business to join forces with cobblers Roslyn and Michael, who wanted

CF Fertilisers UK LTD

Growhow rebrand as CF Fertilisers UK LTD

The UK’s largest fertiliser manufacturer GrowHow rebranded as CF Fertilisers UK Ltd, following its acquisition by CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF) in July 2015. We will start to see the new brand, CF Fertilisers UK Ltd, at events, on orders and emails and on the company website during 2016. We are confident that traditional

Steel Association and PD Ports helps former steel

Steel Association and PD Ports helps former steel

The International Steel Trade Association (ISTA), supported by PD Ports, helped to make Christmas special for the many Teesside families who faced a difficult time over the festive period due to the closure of the SSI UK steelworks in Redcar. PD Ports, owners and operators of Teesport on the North-east coast of England, nominated the

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