The Latest Good News from the SCR
- The SCR has been selected by the Government’s Work and Health Innovation Fund, alongside the West Midlands, to design a pioneering health trial. Focusing on mental health and musculoskeletal conditions, the two conditions most commonly reported by those out of work, the pilot will work with local Job Centres Plus and GP surgeries in the region to see how to improve support services.
- Beaston Clark, the Rotherham-based glass packaging manufacturer, has won an order from BrewDog to manufacture a bespoke bottle for a new range of limited-edition beers.
- Wire manufacturer Wintwire is getting a cash injection to fund wire equipment at its Penistone The £2.7m-turnover business, which makes wire from carbon alloy, stainless steel and copper alloy for the engineering, textile and medical industries, exports 25% of its products to the EU, India, China, the US and South Africa. It has received a £50,000 business loan from Finance Yorkshire to help purchase wire rod cleaning equipment.
- Logistics property developer Verdion is speculatively building a further 565,000 sq ft at the iPort in Doncaster due to significant demand for grade A warehouse space. iPort is a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange which will deliver over 6 million sq ft warehousing, linked with a container facility providing rail freight services to all major UK ports and the Channel Tunnel.
- A 550,000 sq ft business park to be based at Capitol Park, just off Junction 37 of the M1 at Barnsley, has been given outline planning permission by the council.
- Markham Vale has a new major electricity supply able to supply 30 MWA of electricity; 21 MVA is specifically dedicated for the new businesses at Markham Vale.
- The Jeffrey Walker sawmill in Harworth, Bassetlaw, has been bought by timber merchant Premier Forest. The sawmill converts pine logs from sustainable forests into sawn timber for use in pallets and packaging, fencing, garden landscaping, DIY and agricultural products. The business also produces fencing.
- And finally . . .
The AMRC has become one of the first organisations in the UK to take delivery of Microsoft’s new HoloLens technology. The AMRC’s Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) is a leading centre for expertise in the development of both augmented and virtual reality technologies for manufacturing applications.