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MEMBER NEWS: CBILS LOAN SCHEME IS SLOW AND CUMBERSOME

MEMBER NEWS: CBILS LOAN SCHEME IS SLOW AND CUMBERSOME

We frequently hear from our clients that the CBILS loan scheme is slow and cumbersome. Previous advice directed applicants to first go to their bank, whilst this makes perfect sense due to the existing relationship it often results in incomplete CBILS applications and...

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EMN ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FIRST INNOVATION EVENT

EMN ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FIRST INNOVATION EVENT

Over the coming year EMN will be holding a range of events around the theme of innovation. This isn’t necessarily about using technology in your processes or even manufacturing the next high tech consumer product, innovation is much simpler than this. These sessions...

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EMCON NEWS: ZF ANNOUNCED AS VIP COMPANY

EMCON NEWS: ZF ANNOUNCED AS VIP COMPANY

ZF, the Peterlee-based leader in the production of specialist safety camera equipment for vehicles, has been confirmed as a ‘VIP company’ at this year’s EMCON. The company is the one of several regional big hitters to be announced, all of which will be taken around to...

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EMCON NEWS: FULL LINE UP FOR INDUSTRY LEADERS’ PANEL

EMCON NEWS: FULL LINE UP FOR INDUSTRY LEADERS’ PANEL

Three regional business leaders who have embraced innovation, social media and digital technology to grow their business will join Heather Mills on this year’s EMCON Industry Leaders’ Panel Debate. The theme of the event will be ‘Transforming Business and Embracing...

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EMCON NEWS: FAT HIPPO ANNOUNCED AS EMCON CATERER

EMCON NEWS: FAT HIPPO ANNOUNCED AS EMCON CATERER

Fat Hippo, the North East-founded burger chain, has been announced as the catering provider for this year’s EMCON expo. The food group, which now has three restaurants and outlets in the North East and a recently opened food kiosk in Sheffield, will offer up a range...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: JACKSON HOGG RECRUITMENT

SPOTLIGHT ON: JACKSON HOGG RECRUITMENT

In our latest Spotlight On, we chat to Chris Beevers, head of technical at affiliate member Jackson Hogg Recruitment, which has confirmed its return to the EMCON engineering and manufacturing event as delivery partner for a second year. You’re returning as EMCON’s...

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BACON BUTTY CLUBS STILL HAVE A PLACE, SAYS BEN GILHESPY

BACON BUTTY CLUBS STILL HAVE A PLACE, SAYS BEN GILHESPY

In his latest column, Ben Gilhespy, Operations Director of the Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN) looks at the importance of networking and why ‘bacon butty’ clubs still have a place when it comes to raising the profile of your business. Networking has become...

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EMN IN NORTH EAST TIMES MAGAZINE

EMN IN NORTH EAST TIMES MAGAZINE

In the latest issue of North East Times, Ben Gilhespy looks at the challenges businesses face between sticking to what they know and introducing more innovative processes into the way they work:  ...

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EMN EVENT: SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

EMN EVENT: SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

Following the success of our previous substance misuse event we have been asked to provide another event aimed firmly at employers of all sizes to ensure your continued compliance in what can be a very complicated minefield of legalities and HR issues. The management...

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10TH BIRTHDAY FOR TANFIELD LEA BUSINESS CENTRE

10TH BIRTHDAY FOR TANFIELD LEA BUSINESS CENTRE

More than 120 employees from companies based at a Durham business centre came together to help celebrate its 10th anniversary. Among them were staff from businesses that have been based at Tanfield Business Centre, in Tanfield Lea, Stanley, since it first opened ten...

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FINANCE AND CASH FLOW THE THEME OF NEXT EMN EVENT

FINANCE AND CASH FLOW THE THEME OF NEXT EMN EVENT

Two years ago one of our very first events was based around looking at financial options for your business. This revolved around the various options for maximising your cash and identifying ways of improving cash flow, finding ‘hidden’ money, sourcing an exit strategy...

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NISSAN TO PULL INFINITI PRODUCTION FROM SUNDERLAND

NISSAN TO PULL INFINITI PRODUCTION FROM SUNDERLAND

Infiniti vehicles will no longer be made in Sunderland from the middle of 2019, car giant Nissan has announced. The luxury arm of the Japanese giant will target its "largest growth markets" such as North America and China, and plans to withdraw from Western Europe in...

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