Investor pledges to give Paragon the tools to ensure another 50 successful years

Investor pledges to give Paragon the tools to ensure another 50 successful years

A specialist Hull manufacturer is looking ahead with confidence having reached 50 years in business and secured major investment from an ambitious new owner. Paragon Toolmaking was established in the city in 1969 and has become a world-leader in the design and manufacture of specialist press tools used in industries from aerospace and automotive to the construction, medical, food,...

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SME manufacturers urged to take part in survey to target post-Covid recovery

SME manufacturers urged to take part in survey to target post-Covid recovery

The Manufacturing Barometer, which is delivered by the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service and the Manufacturing Growth Programme, is now open to local manufacturers and is expected to generate in excess of 300 responses, covering anything from current and future sales performance, through to thoughts on job creation/redundancies and plans for investment. It takes just 10 minutes to fill...

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Strong order book at caravan firm sparks recruitment drive

Strong order book at caravan firm sparks recruitment drive

Atlas Leisure Homes has seen a steadily increasing order book amid the boom in so-called staycations, with more people opting to invest in their own holiday home rather than risking travel abroad, and the company felt the time was right for it to grow its people and premises. The firm has made a significant investment, with strong support from the HSBC UK bank, in 55,000sq ft of additional...

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Plastics pollution tops conference agenda

Plastics pollution tops conference agenda

Producers of artificial coral, marine salt and venom gloves are among the exhibitors at a conference which has brought leaders of Europe’s aquarium industry to Hull this week. Top of the agenda as the European Union of Aquarium Curators (EUAC) kicked off its event on October 16 was plastics pollution, with delegates receiving a rallying call from an East Yorkshire schoolgirl. Nine-year-old Lucie...

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Ethical cleaning company launches container ‘laundry’ service trial

Ethical cleaning company launches container ‘laundry’ service trial

Working collaboratively with selected wholesalers to return, refill and reuse the containers, the trial will create a closed-loop system – further reducing the amount of plastic used by the company and helping to contribute to a more sustainable society. Collected from stockists by the pallet load, the containers will be thoroughly ‘laundered’ using a high-pressure jet wash and steam system to...

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