Victor Vescovo, manufacturing

Space components manufacturing firm invests in Crewe

21st March 2019

U.S. headquartered Micross Components Ltd have expanded their specialised UK manufacturing operation in Crewe to make way for new bespoke clean-rooms and an increase in business. The high-reliability semi-conductor supplier has moved from its historic base on Weston Road, to a new unit at Orion Park, doubling their floor space to 14,000 sq. ft. and… Read more »

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Made Smarter Appoint BAE Systems’ Andrea Thompson As Chair Of Steering Board

10th January 2019

Daresbury-based ABB and North West Business Leadership Team to help oversee roll-out of £20m business support programme for North West manufacturers. Made Smarter, the recently launched £20 million initiative to help the North West’s manufacturing sector through the adoption of more industrial digital technologies, has appointed Andrea Thompson as the Chair of its steering board.… Read more »

Sean Ayling owners of brewery

Brewery in Crewe invents The Mighty Oat Stout!

22nd October 2018

Brewery bosses are raising a glass to Mornflake after launching a new ale made with hearty oats. Owners of Tom’s Tap micro-brewery in Crewe turned to the historic Cheshire millers for a key ingredient in their newly-launched stout. And the firm, which supplies its oat-based breakfast products around the world, was only too happy to… Read more »


Bakkavor bakery is creating 200 jobs at two Cheshire sites

17th September 2018

Bakkavor Bread a private bakery is recruiting for jobs at its plants in Crewe and Nantwich, due to increasing consumer demand. Earlier this month, Bakkavor revealed its purchase of Haydens Bakery from fellow UK food business Real Good Foods for GBP12m. Haydens produces baked tarts, pies and crumbles, Danish pastries, sweet buns and doughnuts. The… Read more »

Ellesmere Port Vauxhall

Unite calls for Ellesmere Port investment as Vauxhall car workers back pay deal

3rd May 2018

Britain’s largest union, Unite called on PSA to repay the commitment of car workers at the Ellesmere Port Vauxhall plant with investment in new models at the plant after the workforce overwhelmingly backed a pay deal and a number of ‘items for change’. Just over three quarters (76 per cent) of Unite members backed the… Read more »

Nick Corbett, MD, Country Gates & Barriers.

Country Gates and Barriers wins business deal with French manufacturer

20th March 2018

A Stockport-based business which specialises in gates and perimeter protection for residential and commercial markets has secured a deal with a leading European manufacturer of specialist aluminium gates for the consumer market. The deal sees Country Gates and Barriers appointed as the exclusive UK and Republic of Ireland distributor for the premium French gates brand,… Read more »

Cheshire manufacturers offered help to prepare for Brexit

1st February 2018

Local manufacturers are invited to a free Cheshire East Council-backed event to help them plan and prepare for Brexit. The workshop, entitled ‘Preparing your manufacturing business for Brexit’ will be held on Thursday 22 February, from 8am to11.30am, at Sandbach business Delta Balustrades, which makes and installs balustrades and handrail systems. This event is organised… Read more »

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Mersey talent honoured at Engineering College’s Annual Apprentice Awards

16th November 2017

Birkenhead’s Engineering College is celebrating the region’s young talent after unveiling a series of top awards for outstanding performances in 2017. Close to 100 people gathered for the college’s 2017 Apprentice Awards in Monk’s Ferry. A big winner on the night was Jennifer Corkill, from Stadler, who secured two awards – The Engineering College Development… Read more »