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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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NEW DATE ANNOUNCED FOR EMCON 2019

NEW DATE ANNOUNCED FOR EMCON 2019

EMCON, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing expo, will return in 2019 on a new date. Historically the networking exhibition has been held on the third Thursday in October, however in response to exhibitor and delegate feedback the event will be now held...

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MEMBER MESSAGE: HAPPY NEW YEAR

MEMBER MESSAGE: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Here at the Engineering and Manufacturing Network we'd like to wish all of our members, affiliate partners and the region's thriving business community a very happy new year. It's fair to say 2018 has been a year of many many highlights, and we've been delighted to...

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COMPANIES PURSUING WORK AFTER THIS YEAR’S EMCON

COMPANIES PURSUING WORK AFTER THIS YEAR’S EMCON

This year’s EMCON 2018 has been rated as a huge success, with close to one thousand people passing through the doors. And now, one week on, exhibitors and visitors alike are now following up on leads and new contacts made on the day. The showcase event, which has been...

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NATIONAL AWARD WIN FOR CDEMN

NATIONAL AWARD WIN FOR CDEMN

County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) has won a prestigious national award. The support organisation was nominated at the Small Business Awards, which was hosted by CV- Magazine. Operations Director Ben Gilhespy has now been advised that CDEMN...

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JACKSON HOGG’S EMCON PANEL DEBATE LINE-UP CONFIRMED

JACKSON HOGG’S EMCON PANEL DEBATE LINE-UP CONFIRMED

Recruitment specialist Jackson Hogg is hosting a world class panel of industry experts at an event showcasing the best of North East engineering and manufacturing. The question and answer session is being held as part of EMCON 2018 – the Engineering and Manufacturing...

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DOZENS OF MANUFACTURING COMPANIES BOOK FOR EMCON

DOZENS OF MANUFACTURING COMPANIES BOOK FOR EMCON

Dozens of manufacturing and engineering companies from around the region have booked their place at this year’s EMCON event. Among those to have confirmed they’ll be exhibiting are Advanced Handling, the Bignall Group, Advance Automation, Tinius Olsen and Hiatco. Also...

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COMPANIES BOOK FOR INCUBATOR ZONE

COMPANIES BOOK FOR INCUBATOR ZONE

Companies from across County Durham have booked their place at this year's EMCON Incubator Zone. Those that have already signed up are; Beacon 365 Body Engineering Ashgarth Engineering Gil Devlin Business Coach System 88 NCG Solutions Climate Action North East...

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