EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY

who's attending EMCON 2018?
H01 - Stadler Rail - HEADLINE SPONSOR

H01 - Stadler Rail - HEADLINE SPONSOR

For more than 75 years, Stadler has been making trains that are tailored to our customers’ requirements. As the world’s leading manufacturer in the rack-and-pinion rail vehicle industry, we offer a comprehensive range of products, including both heavy rail and commuter rail.

Reliable and safe, our trains feature state-of-theart technology and provide maximum comfort for passengers. Every day, our 7,600 employees at each of the 30 service locations around the world strive to improve performance, enhance efficiency and achieve maximum precision.

Contact: Jana Konopaskova
Phone: 07162 62120

H02 - Business Durham - GOLD SPONSOR

H02 - Business Durham - GOLD SPONSOR

Business Durham is the first point of contact for businesses operating in the County, offering guidance to support their growth. It promotes enterprise and business start-up, working closely with partners to raise aspirations and encourage an enterprise culture. Business Durham is also responsible for managing a portfolio of business property, as well as attracting capital and inward investment and developing an innovative economy that supports hi-tech companies to grow and flourish.

Contact: Andrea McGuigan
Phone: 03000 261255

H03 - County Durham Engineering & Manufacturing Network (CDEMN)

H03 - County Durham Engineering & Manufacturing Network (CDEMN)

Since its inception in 2016, CDEMN has become the region’s fastest growing cross sector organisation, with in excess of 270 members which grows each week.

The ethos is simple: to support the sectors’ businesses and find opportunities to add value to their daily operations.

Our members are as diverse as the opportunities we bring and include companies of all sizes from single operators to Plc, therefore the benefits and support we offer varies massively depending on their needs.

Speak to us today and find out more about how to have a part in our success and work with some of the region’s best businesses.

Contact: Ben Gilhespy
Tel: 07568 480693

H04 - Catax

H04 - Catax

Catax are market leading specialists in R&D Tax Credits, with an average client benefit of £47,000. We work closely with all our clients to ensure they receive the maximum entitlement.

Catax are market leaders in Capital Allowances Tax Relief, with an average client benefit of £46,000. We are experts at uncovering all claimable items within commercial property, securing the biggest claims possible.
Catax also offer Patent Box Tax Relief.

Contact: Ian Patrick
Tel: 07748766842

H05 - Baldwins Accountants

H05 - Baldwins Accountants

At Baldwins we aim to help you achieve your business goals by offering a variety of professional accounting and business advisory services, including up-to-the-minute technical support.

We advise all types of businesses, from sole traders to large national corporations and everything in between. We provide a diverse range of specialist services and advice that is specifically designed to add value to your business, helping you whatever you need and at whatever stage your business is at.

Contact: Paul Topham
Phone: 01388 762478

H06 - Geonet Solutions

H06 - Geonet Solutions

Geonet Solutions is a dynamic digital agency based in Darlington offering high-end web design, software development, digital marketing, branding & app development services to clients of all types & sizes, all over the world.

Our team of experts have a huge amount of experience in delivering digital solutions for the engineering & manufacturing sector, working with the likes of Nifco, Whessoe, Lucite International, Allett Mowers, Had-Fab, FPE Seals & many more. Come chat to us to find out more!

Contact: Rosie Whelpton
Tel: 01325 361 729

H07 -  Great Annual Savings Group

H07 - Great Annual Savings Group

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) gives businesses the ability to control their outgoing costs. We understand that most business owners don’t have time to trawl through variable markets – that’s where our team of experienced cost reduction specialists do the hard work for you.

So, let the experts take care of your contracts whilst you get back to doing what you do best: running your business!

Get a free, no-obligation quote today.

Contact: Marc Charlton
Phone: 0191 500 5565

H08 - Penshaw View Training

H08 - Penshaw View Training

Penshaw View Training specialise in apprenticeship programmes which combine on-the-job training and classroom learning.

They give your employees the foundation knowledge to build their skills, whether they are existing members of staff or new employees.

With a consultative approach Penshaw View can support employers of all sizes and sectors providing advice in utilising their Apprenticeship Levy, health and safety best practice, risk management and recruitment best practice.

Contact: Kay Coull
Tel: 07939 226658

H09 - Elis - SILVER SPONSOR

H09 - Elis - SILVER SPONSOR

Berendsen is now Elis. And it’s more than just a name change.

In September 2017, Berendsen became part of the Elis Group

Dedicated to providing first-class customer service, many of the largest companies across the world choose to outsource their workwear to Elis, safe in the knowledge that their certified garments are always available and at the highest standards. The company develops and delivers a bespoke workwear solution to each and every customer, empowering them to ensure success.

Contact: Andrew Thompson
Tel: 0191 378 1882

H10 - Seta

H10 - Seta

Seta is a not-for-profit engineering Group Training Association that delivers a wide range of apprenticeships and commercial training courses.

We provide accredited, industry-recognised training, delivered by highly knowledgeable staff with extensive industry experience. Training can be carried out at our own well-equipped workshops in Washington or at employers’ premises as appropriate.

Seta has been playing a key role in developing workforces for the North East’s engineering, manufacturing, process, and related industries for over 40 years. Seta is ISO9001 accredited and delivers courses certified by a number of awarding bodies including City & Guilds, Pearson Edexcel, EAL, CSWIP and IOSH.

Contact: Karen Routledge
Tel: 0191 416 2860

H11 - Teesprint & Design

H11 - Teesprint & Design

A design and print company that specialises in the promotional gifts market. If you can brand it we can do it.

We supply some of Europe’s most trusted brands with design, print and promotional gifts. We will ensure that your potential and existing customers:

• Remember You!
• Know That You Exist!
• Keep You Front of Mind!


We have printed some scratchcards for the event with some wonderful prizes so pop over, say hello and have a free scratchcard on us!

Contact: Mark Cullen
Tel: 01642 223399

H12 - Moralbox

H12 - Moralbox

Moralbox is an online training management system for the Engineering and Manufacturing industry improving productivity and safety through automation, engagement and collaboration.

Early warning of training issues along with an automated training matrix and reports gives managers a clear strategic overview of workforce training and skills compliance.

Contact: Gordon MacPherson
Tel: 07919 253805

H13 - Capability North East

H13 - Capability North East

We work with clients to find synergies between operations and sustainability and then deliver visible improvements. Enhancing operational knowledge, reducing resource use and developing sustainability and environment strategies while Greening the Economy of North East England (GENEE).

Sign up to GENEE & integrate sustainability to:

• Save money
• Green procurement
• Join Investors in the Environmental national accreditation scheme
• Join a Carbon Take Back woodland scheme
• And much more


Contact: Claire Thompson
Tel: 0191 5623262

H14 - Endeavour Partnership

H14 - Endeavour Partnership

Endeavour Partnership is a commercial law firm based in the North East of England, exclusively working with companies to provide business-focused legal solutions.

The firm is committed to delivering effective and efficient advice to clients from a wide range of sectors and varying sizes, taking a strategic approach to commercial law advice.

Endeavour is dedicated to supporting businesses from across the region from our premises in Aycliffe Business Park as well as our HQ in Teesside.

Contact: Sharon Hutchinson
Tel: 01642 610300

H15 - BMS Electrical Services

H15 - BMS Electrical Services

BMS Electrical Services Limited are engaged nationally in the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Commissioning of Electrical Control, Distribution and Process Systems.

Contact: Ian Derbyshire
Tel: 07525 667034

D16 + D17 + D18 - County Durham Business Parks

D16 + D17 + D18 - County Durham Business Parks

County Durham is home to some of the North East’s most thriving business park communities.

Whether you’re looking for space to grow or start your business, or you’re based on one of the business parks and would like to become more involved in its networking group, visit us on stands H16-18 today and find out more about:

• Aycliffe Business Park
• Bishop Auckland and Shildon Business Network
• Drum Business Park Group
• Peterlee Business Park Group
• Seaham Business Park Group

H19 - Surge Marketing Solutions

H19 - Surge Marketing Solutions

Grow your business online with Surge Marketing Solutions.

At Surge we cover a wide range of services including bespoke website design, E-Commerce, Search engine Optimisation, Google ads, social media management and email marketing.

Contact: Cheryl Spear
Tel: 0164 2243265

H20 - Innovation Supernetwork

H20 - Innovation Supernetwork

The Innovation SuperNetwork includes VentureFest, FinanceCamp and Innovation Challenge.

It is a ‘network of networks’, and brings together the region’s innovative businesses, investors and experts to increase innovation, collaboration and business growth.

The SuperNetwork is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported by the North East LEP and over 50 partners.

Contact: Jenny Forrester
Tel: 07799 038111

H21 - North East Automotive Alliance

H21 - North East Automotive Alliance

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) has been established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the sector in the North East of England. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the North East's Automotive sector.

H22 - The University of Sunderland AMAP

H22 - The University of Sunderland AMAP

AMAP is an innovative, accessible, and outward facing provider of support for industry, based upon the application of research and knowledge of advanced manufacturing, that is recognised regionally, nationally and internationally, whilst adding unique value and excellence to differentiate and enhance the student experience, and the University of Sunderland. Our vision is to Inform, Inspire and Innovate in Advanced Manufacturing.

Our key areas include Automotive, Supply Chain Development, Manufacturing Technology and Process Development, Product Design and Digital Engineering, Materials.

Contact: Roger O’Brien
Tel: 0191 515 2268

H23 + H24 - Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing

H23 + H24 - Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing

Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing is an ERDF funded project managed by The University Of Sunderland. This exciting project will support product, process and technology developments for manufacturing and engineering SMEs based in the North East LEP area.

Contact: Claire Defty
Phone: 07976 833 380

H33 - Hiatco

H33 - Hiatco

Hiatco specialises in aluminium welding and fabrication, producing high quality, reliable and safe equipment.

We have become a major manufacturer and maintenance provider of temporary access equipment for the power transmission line industry. With a proven track record in aluminium, stainless and carbon steel we also supply the marine industry.

We offer a comprehensive, cost effective service with the assurance that quality is at the heart of all their operations being ISO 9001 certified.

Contact: Stuart Parkin
Phone: 01207 282314

H34 - Paragon Rapid Technologies / Octo Design

H34 - Paragon Rapid Technologies / Octo Design

Paragon RT is one of the UK’s finest rapid prototyping and manufacturing specialists - providing prototype and low volume production solutions.

With ground breaking manufacturing technology, including Digital Light Synthesis, in our 3D print facility.

Octo Design are Industrial Design and Innovation specialists. We make our clients ambitions a reality through the application of strategic and rigorous research and precise implementation. Our clients partner with us to meet a range of business needs.

Contact: Roy Crombie
Tel: 01325 333141

Contact: Julie Patterson
Tel: 0191 3759080

H35 + H36 -  Masfix - SILVER SPONSOR

H35 + H36 - Masfix - SILVER SPONSOR

Established in 1982 Masfix is a supplier of fasteners, tools, engineering consumables and PPE. We carry over twenty-five thousand product lines at our warehouse in Newcastle.

Masfix are specialist in stock management systems ensuring our customers save time and reduce costs within their facility. Masfix are also specialists in stainless steel fasteners and sheet metal fasteners. We work with well recognised manufacturers including Teng and Milwaukee.

Contact: Richard Ward
Phone: 0191 2645333

H37 - Evolution MRO

H37 - Evolution MRO

Evolution MRO is leading the way in the management and supply of inventory through our highly innovative technologies and software systems. Providing a range of next generation solutions, Evolution’s service offering includes RFID inventory management and intelligent industrial vending machines that seamlessly control stock throughout any facility. Evolution is also simplifying direct MRO/OEM purchasing through its game-changing online Marketplace.

Contact: Rebecca Jane Everson
Phone: 0191 268 6272

H38 - Scarab4

H38 - Scarab4

Scarab4 is a full service agency delivering effective marketing and PR activities specifically for clients across the energy, water & waste; process, manufacturing & engineering; housing, regeneration & development; and automotive sectors. We know our sectors inside and out and possess the experience, knowledge and passion to deliver marketing that drives bottom line profit. We deliver a range of services from strategy, through to branding, design, website development, marketing and digital.

Contact: Katherine Rowell
Phone: 0844 800 2686

H39 - Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd

H39 - Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd

Our group is built on two of the UK’s leading suppliers in sealing technology. Eastern Seals supplies products including O-rings, Back-up rings, O-ring cord, bonded seals, Quad-rings and bespoke rubber mouldings. UK Seals specialise in hydraulic / pneumatic solutions including; mechanical seals, hydraulic seals, rotary seals, heavy duty seals and special moulded products.

Our group boasts over 40 years’ experience in the Sealing industry with well-established, quality-driven supply chains.

Contact: Steve Marshall

H40 - MAKE It Sunderland

H40 - MAKE It Sunderland

Sunderland is open for business, open to business.

MAKE it Sunderland is the city’s inward investment campaign, aimed at encouraging businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to international blue chip organisations, to base here and benefit from world leading levels of productivity, unrivalled connectivity and available space.

A city with a strong heritage of making things well and enviable international links, investing in Sunderland is a low risk, high reward opportunity for any business.

Contact: Vicky Happer
Tel: 0191 561 1194

H41 - Whurk Recruitment Limited -BRONZE SPONSOR

H41 - Whurk Recruitment Limited -BRONZE SPONSOR

Whurk was established in 2013 after its founding owner Laura Claughan felt the industry was ready for a recruiter with a difference. We believe recruitment is about finding the right person for the right job, which often means looking beyond a CV so that is the ethos on which we have built Whurk. We operate from an office in Darlington where we employ 7 staff, and have a further office onsite at our customer premises, Labone in Castleside. We specialise in both permanent & temporary recruitment.

Contact: Laura Claughan
Phone: 07824 142 333

H42 - TR Fastenings

H42 - TR Fastenings

TR Fastenings is a global engineering, manufacturer & distributor of industrial fastenings and Cat C products.

We have 31 locations, of which 8 are high volume production manufacturing sites producing over 33% of the product sold and distributed to over 60 countries.

TR has a global footprint that meets the needs of the multinational OEM’s & Tier 1’s that we support.

TR supplies in excess of 60 billion components annually to 5,000 companies globally across a wide range of industries.

Contact: Karen Holden

H43 - TCS CAD & BIM Solutions Ltd

H43 - TCS CAD & BIM Solutions Ltd

TCS CAD & BIM Solutions Ltd established in 1994 specialising in CAD, AEC & BIM design software & hardware solutions.

We partner with vendors such as Autodesk, Bluebeam, SketchUp, Makerbot and Stratasys in the UK and Ireland providing complete CAD & BIM design solutions, workstations, plotters and 3D printers to your requirements.

TCS CAD is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre which offers AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, BIM training and support. We also provide CAD & BIM modelling services.

Contact: Chris Perry
Phone: 01642 677582

H44 +H45 - Bignall Group

H44 +H45 - Bignall Group

Bignall Group is a family engineering business beginning trading in 1976. The Group offers precision turning and milling services to a wide range of local businesses and has full ISO certification. In addition, it exports its Lubrication Systems to 20 different Countries under its Masterlube banner and Cubicle Hardware in its CoBtec division.

All its products have been designed in house and it holds patents for innovative lubrication devices and safety hinges.

Bignall Group is also one of the greenest small businesses in the region, with 150KW of solar panels and a 200KW Biomass boiler.

Contact: John Bignall
Tel: 01388 775584

H46 - Harrison Creative

H46 - Harrison Creative

At Harrison Creative we celebrate the unique. We treasure what makes us all individual. Our team range from quiet book worms to outgoing fire breathers. It’s this patchwork of personalities and skills that gives us the drive to source and develop exciting new products, produce creative and engaging designs and manage projects to tight timescales and budgets.

We work with you to discover what makes your company, brand or product unique so we can find the perfect solution for your event, exhibition stand or experiential activation. We learn what makes you tick, and why your customers keep coming back in order to maximise engagement with them.

We take your imagination and turn it into reality.

Contact: Mark Worthington
Tel: 01325 355433

H47 - Datalink Electronics Ltd

H47 - Datalink Electronics Ltd

Datalink Electronics is an award-winning, contract electronics product design and manufacturing company, with an extensive track record in a variety of industries including oil & gas, rail, medical devices, and the utilities. We work closely with our customers to turn state-of-the-art technology & research into products at the forefront of industry. We provide a flexible and comprehensive service offering all 'under one roof' from our base in the UK.

Contact: Jim Allen
Phone: 01509231023

H48 - Stiller Warehousing & Distribution

H48 - Stiller Warehousing & Distribution

Stiller are a regional third party logistics provider with over 50 years of experience in the sector.

In brief:

· Cost-effective regional and national distribution
· Diverse fleet of collection and delivery vehicles
· On–line Tracking and Tracing of freight deliveries
· High bay racked warehouses for up to 20,000 pallets
· Online stock tracking
· Over 200,000 square feet of food grade warehousing
· ISO 9001 (Quality) accredited
· ISO14001 (Environmental) Accredited
· Broad range of Commercial and Industrial Properties to let


Contact: Lizzie Brophy
Tel: 01325 313 140

H49 - RTC North

H49 - RTC North

RTC North is one of Europe’s leading technology transfer companies with a trusted reputation for delivering services in innovation and business growth.

Specialising in the commercialisation of new products and services, we work with individuals, businesses and the public sector to help create more innovative and vibrant economies.

Contact: Sarah Spence
Tel: 0191 516 4400

H50 - NEPIC

H50 - NEPIC

NEPIC is an award winning membership cluster organisation working with the chemical-using industries in the N.E. of England. We cover a broad sweep of chemistry focused industries including petrochemicals, polymers & materials, fine & speciality chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & renewables. Privately-owned & led by industry, we work with our members to build upon our powerful industrial base to make this one of the most competitive and successful European chemical-processing locations.

Contact: Carole Wright
Phone: 07802 255118

H51 - Northern Skills Group

H51 - Northern Skills Group

Northern Skills Group brings together the expertise of both Middlesbrough College and NECC Training, working with over 2000 businesses across the North East and Yorkshire supporting learners and businesses in more sectors at more skill levels than ever before. Our team of industry experts specialise in technical and business, management and professional training and are committed to delivering high quality courses.

Contact: Sarah Robinson
Phone: 03453 40 40 40

H52 - M5tec

H52 - M5tec

M5tec is a SME located in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England. M5tec operate a flat company structure, i.e. no large management team, therefore, we can cope with the demands of our customers whilst maintaining very low overheads. This allows us to offer our clients a quality service with very competitive rates that reduce their costs for outsourcing engineering and draughting services. Our procedures have been certified by a UKAS accredited awarding body.

Contact: Carl Jones
Phone: 01325177309

H53 - Razorblue Group Ltd

H53 - Razorblue Group Ltd

razorblue is an industry-leading local IT company specialising in managed IT services, hosted solutions and connectivity for organisations across the UK, including Aycliffe Business Park. We are an internet service provider with a national network and datacentre presence, offering expertise in infrastructure, security, managed support, fibre connectivity and software development with the highest standards of customer service, all based on client need rather than ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions.

Contact: Carol White
Phone: 03333 446 344

H54 -  Demob Job Ltd

H54 - Demob Job Ltd

Demob Job are a long-established technical and engineering recruitment specialist for ex-military personnel.

Ex-military candidates have a breadth of aptitude, skills and training which can greatly contribute to a company's growth and success. Acting as an extension of their client's team or as an outsourced recruitment partner, Demob Job utilises their extensive insight to identify high quality candidates with a technical and engineering skillset who meet their client's job specifications.

Contact: Kelly Chandler
Phone: 0191 4274559

H55 - Reprotec UK Ltd

H55 - Reprotec UK Ltd

Reprotec, an award-winning leader in surface protection technology, specialises in resin flooring installations including anti-slip; anti-static and hygienic systems. Reprotec repairs and protects the fabric of your structures and buildings (concrete and steel) including walls, floors and roofing. Providing H&S signage and demarcations in supporting Visual Management, Reprotec’s systems are environmentally sustainable in providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for your entire surface protection solutions.

Contact: Adam Holland
Phone: 0191 3782566

H56 - Lumiere 2019

H56 - Lumiere 2019

Lumiere 14th - 19th November 2019

In November 2019, Lumiere will return to Durham marking ten years since its launch there in 2009. Ensure your business is part of this special anniversary festival and help make it the best Lumiere ever.

Business opportunities:

• Brand exposure to mass audiences
• Networking at Lumiere events
• Corporate entertainment
• Staff volunteering and participation
• Support CSR objectives by supporting our community outreach


Contact: Ma-ayan Plane
Tel: 0207 6501906

H57 -  Nikon Metrology

H57 - Nikon Metrology

Nikon Metrology offers the broadest range of metrology solutions for applications, ranging from miniature electronics to the largest aircraft. Nikon Metrology’s innovative measuring and precision instruments contribute to a high performance design-through-manufacturing process, that allows manufacturers to deliver premium quality products in a shorter time.

Contact: Gemma Speed
Phone: 01332 811349

H58 - Clear Business Outcome

H58 - Clear Business Outcome

We are Clear Business Outcome. The Epicor People! We help manufacturing, engineering and distribution businesses streamline their processes and increase efficiency by implementing ERP software. We work with you to achieve real business outcomes and see a real impact on efficiency and the bottom line. It’s right there in our name.

As an authorised Epicor partner and reseller, we can provide you with an end-to-end ERP solution – from project planning to software licensing.

Contact: Sarah Turnbull
Phone: 07847 910 059

H59 - Tinius Olson

H59 - Tinius Olson

Tinius Olsen is the leading specialist manufacturer and supplier of static tension and/or compression materials testing machines. Tinius Olsen machines are designed for use in many industries including research and quality control to measure material’s strength and performance. Using Tinius Olsen equipment it is possible to perform tests on raw materials and finished products to international standards including ASTM, ISO, JIS, and GB standards, meeting clients’ strategic needs.

Contact: Henry Bayfield
Phone: 01737 765 001 ex 245

H60 - Advanced Handling & Storage Ltd - BRONZE SPONSOR

H60 - Advanced Handling & Storage Ltd - BRONZE SPONSOR

Since 1996, we have helped a variety of large and small businesses all over the UK overcome the challenge of creating and improving their storage systems which means we have the knowledge and experience to find an ideal solution for you!

Using our extensive experience, we can create and offer tailored solutions that can be delivered and installed throughout the whole of the UK including: Second Hand Pallet Racking, New Pallet Racking, Mezzanine Floors, Cantilever Racking, Safety Barriers.

Contact: Becky Shepherd
Phone: 01388 779 111

H61 - Dunelm Geotechnical & Environmental

H61 - Dunelm Geotechnical & Environmental

Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental are experienced in a large range of geotechnical investigations ranging from small-scale residential developments to large commercial and industrial developments; these investigations are essential to assess the physical properties of the underlying soils and rock.

With our own drilling rigs and crews we can maintain direct control on the investigation to ensure accurate and reliable results are achieved.

Contact: Paddy Muir
Tel: 0191 378 3151

H62 - Izumi Products UK

H62 - Izumi Products UK

Izumi Products UK Ltd Manufacture and Supply tooling for the Electricity Rail and Gas industries. We specialize in Hydraulic Cutting and Compression equipment, offering bespoke solutions for all types of LV MV & HV installations.

In our base at Bishop Auckland we manufacture compression dies, bespoke tooling and compression fittings all to industry standards.

Izumi Products also offer an industry acclaimed tooling range for the hi line safety industry.

Contact: Sarah Harrison
Tel: 01388 777132

H63 - TTE Technical Training Group

H63 - TTE Technical Training Group

TTE is a technical training company that focuses on business and people transformation. We provide Accredited courses, bespoke training programmes, apprenticeships, study programmes and training centre design, operation and management. We are ISO 9001 & 14001 certified, with excellent UK facilities, residential options for overseas learners/delegates and 24 hour welfare support. TTE can provide services in the UK and Internationally.

Contact: Peter McKeone
Phone: 01642 770310

H64 + H65 - Dyer Engineering

H64 + H65 - Dyer Engineering

Dyer Engineering, One of the UK's largest and most complete one stop manufacturing companies for the supply of quality critical fabricated, machined and coated metal components and assemblies. Dealing across multiple industries in a partnership approach to ensure our customers get the very best service, quality and value for money.

Contact: Phil Lenier
Phone: 01207 288 986

H66 - TWI Ltd

H66 - TWI Ltd

TWI Ltd is one of the world’s foremost independent RTO's, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes as applied in industry. We specialise in innovation, knowledge transfer and solving problems across all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management. With over 54,000 sqm of manufacturing, testing and training space, and 5 UK and 13 overseas facilities, we provide 1800 Industrial Member companies with techincal, training and examinations support.

Contact: Sam Tanner
Phone: 01223 940 393

H67 - Business Energy Efficiency Project

H67 - Business Energy Efficiency Project

The Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) has been designed to help County Durham SMEs make financial savings through energy efficiency supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme 2014-2020.

BEEP can provide fully funded energy audits and direct support to any participating SME.

There is also a Grant fund available that can help financially support the installation of energy efficient equipment which has been recommended.

Contact: Lawrence Callender

H69 - InBond Ltd - BRONZE SPONSOR

H69 - InBond Ltd - BRONZE SPONSOR

InBond, with over 20 years’ experience in the warehousing and logistics industry, provides clients with excellent service and a valued supply chain solution. Based in Stockton-on-Tees, InBond has grown significantly in the last few years and now boasts circa. 50 full-time employees and contracts with large brands such as Quorn Foods and Fuji Film.

Contact: Zoe Arkell
Phone: 01642 610950

H70 - Global Precision

H70 - Global Precision

New Product Development & Manufacturing Partner

We are an international resource framework, providing a range of benefits and services to efficiently complete manufacturing projects both on time and within budget.

Our responsive infrastructure provides the best of both worlds, facilitating the most efficient route to manufacture, globally.

From front-end engineering to contract manufacture of complete end-products, Global Precision has the resources to ensure the successful completion of your projects.

Contact: Darren Webb
Tel: 0845 003 0672

H71 - RM Manufacturing - GOLD SPONSOR

H71 - RM Manufacturing - GOLD SPONSOR

Specialists in the supply of sub contract sheet metal components offering a full turnkey manufacturing service.

Based in the North East of England our capabilities include design, laser cutting, CNC punching, folding, tube bending, fabrication, welding, painting, assembly and installation.

Experts in our field we work across a range of industries from oil & gas, transport, pharmaceutical & medical to power generation, retail & catering and defence.

Contact: Lee Farms
Phone: 0843 487 4090

H72 -  Doby Verrolec

H72 - Doby Verrolec

As the largest UK manufacturer of Ductwork Jointing Systems & Components, we supply Ductwork flange systems suiting all HVAC needs. Our DobyGrip Wire Rope Suspension System and Ductwork products are available direct or through worldwide stockists.Years of rollforming experience enable us to offer roller shutter door profiles and accessories. Traditional, flat and insulated laths are available cut to length to save you time.

Contact: James Moss
Phone: 01207 238 844

H73 - CPI

H73 - CPI

At CPI we work with our partners to develop products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

In doing so, we support the development of next-generation manufacturing organisations which require highly-skilled jobs, and will result in sustained economic growth for the UK.

Contact: Rachel Squires
Tel: 07843 338345

H74 - Business Energy Claims - BRONZE SPONSOR

H74 - Business Energy Claims - BRONZE SPONSOR

Business Energy Claims have a team of energy and legal experts helping businesses to identify mis-selling and hidden fees by energy brokers. With no regulation in place for energy brokers in the non-domestic energy market, mis-selling is widespread, with this estimated as a multi-billion pound problem. The team at Business Energy Claims is partnered with a panel of specialist law firms and can help you to recover potentially thousands of pounds for your business.

Contact: Callum Thompson

H75 - AR Controls Ltd - BRONZE SPONSOR

H75 - AR Controls Ltd - BRONZE SPONSOR

AR Controls are a fast turnaround, experienced technology driven automation company offering their customers significant productivity and quality improvements to their processes while driving down costs and reducing risk. We have many working partnerships with some of the world’s leading automation suppliers in sensing, position control, visual inspection, machine safety, auto-ident, robotics, drives and programmable logic control. This gives us the flexibility to offer you the best solution.

Contact: Mike Dickinson
Phone: 07847 587 994

H78 - OPEN MIND Technologies UK Ltd.

H78 - OPEN MIND Technologies UK Ltd.

OPEN MIND is a leading developer of CAM/CAD software to increase productivity, reduce manufacturing costs and manufacture high-quality parts.

hyperMILL® offers comprehensive solutions ranging from 2D feature-oriented procedures to 5-axis simultaneous machining and mill-turn. hyperMILL is used in thousands of installations worldwide in aerospace, automotive, motorsport, medical and energy markets.

Contact: Adrian Smith
Phone: 01869 290 003

H79 - E-Max Systems

H79 - E-Max Systems

Designed by engineers for engineers, E-Max Systems provides powerful, flexible & affordable ERP software. Optimised for manufacturing/engineering SMEs, our software is proven to facilitate business growth. Including 20 years of best practice, E-Max ERP is a comprehensive Enquiry to Invoice software application & is packed with functionality rarely seen in off the shelf packages. Designed, developed & supported in-house, E-Max ERP can be easily tailored to meet our customers’ exact requirements.

Contact: Zeynel Badak
Phone: 07941 007 507

H80 - NBSL

H80 - NBSL

Our North East Business Support Fund can provide up to 40 per cent funding for projects costing between 2,500 GBP and 8,000 GBP where external expertise is being used to deliver a business improvement project Projects we can support include process improvement, product development, website development, business growth consultancy and many more. We also provide access to fully funded business improvement Masterclasses on topics including digital marketing, sales strategy, bid writing & tendering and many more.

Contact: John Atkinson

H81 - Department for International Trade

H81 - Department for International Trade

Department for International Trade (DIT) is the government funded free service which helps businesses to export goods and services.

DIT has 16 International Trade Advisers to support companies exporting for the first time, those companies seeking to enter new markets and businesses growing export sales to existing territories.

DIT hold free workshops & masterclasses for SMEs.

DIT also co-ordinate a large number of sector focussed Northern Powerhouse Trade Missions around the globe.

Contact: Jonathan Gamblin
Tel: 0758421 3224

H82 - Clive Owen LLP

H82 - Clive Owen LLP

We are an award winning firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers. Our philosophy is to work with our clients to ensure they achieve their commercial goals and objectives. We listen and understand and we provide tailored business solutions that will meet the demands of today's fast moving business environment. Our partners and staff take a personal interest in all our clients, ensuring that work is correctly supervised and client requirements and deadlines are met.

Contact: Stacey Fletcher
Phone: 01325 349 700

H83 - Innovate Durham (Teesside University)

H83 - Innovate Durham (Teesside University)

Innovate Durham can help County Durham’s business community achieve growth through product and service innovation. If you have an idea for an innovative product or service Teesside University can help take ideas forward. Businesses can access fully funded expertise to support new product or service development and, identify and support development of innovation funding applications. Innovate Durham also provides 50 per cent funding for graduate internships and placements that range from 6-12 months.

Contact: Karen Richardson
Phone: 01642 384037

H84 - Ash Technologies

H84 - Ash Technologies

Ash Technologies is an Irish company established in 1994 specialising in digital magnification and imaging solutions designed for industry. Our award winning, internationally recognised product design has affirmed us as innovation leaders in product design, development and image quality. Our Inspection solutions improve production process quality and fault detection, increase operator performance and productivity offering a cost effective alternative to traditional methods.

Contact: Matthew Gorton
Phone: +353 45 88 22 12

H85 - Edwards' Analytical Limited

H85 - Edwards' Analytical Limited

Edwards' Analytical are a bespoke contract testing laboratory carrying out analysis and evaluation of materials for many industries including: pharmaceutical, healthcare, plastics and packaging.

We offer a wide range of services to back up the analysis of samples with extensive experience in the sterilisation, bio-indicators, clean rooms, septic areas and process monitoring. With knowledge gained in several industries, a lot of aspects of troubleshooting can be conducted onsite or in-house.

Contact: Wendy Cullen
Phone: 01325 311 263

D01 - Media Borne - OFFICIAL SHOW VIDEOGRAPHER

D01 - Media Borne - OFFICIAL SHOW VIDEOGRAPHER

We are Media Borne and we are here to help you find your creative voice.

From our base in Newcastle we are proud to support business in the north east and beyond with a comprehensive 360° service. We are complete all-rounders.

Aerial photography, architectural photography, corporate training videos, drone photography... we’ve got it covered.

As passionate as we are about photo and video, what really gets us out of bed in the morning is the prospect of helping you become what you imagine.

Contact: Gavin Forster
Tel: 07794351930

D02 - NCG Solutions

D02 - NCG Solutions

Providing skills and training excellence for industry NC group Ltd is a private company which provides bespoke and commercial training services and solutions for Engineering & Manufacturing employers. Training and consultancy services provided by NC Group Ltd include but are not limited to:

• PLC programming
• Health & Safety
• Electrical Wiring Regs
• Management
• IT and Networking
• Computer Aided Design
• First Aid
• Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health at Work


Contact: Ian Nelson
Phone: 07725314531

D03 - Greystone Legal

D03 - Greystone Legal

Greystone Legal are a partner-led practice, based on Aycliffe Business Park, specialising in Employment Law and all aspects of Business and Commercial Law.

They provide clear and pragmatic support to organisations from small one-man startups to major corporations.

Their key strengths are their ability to forge strong relationships with clients while retaining the objectivity needed to provide sound and practical commercial advice. Providing a city level service at regional rates.

Contact: Ben Healey
Tel: 01325 787007

D04 - Body Engineering

D04 - Body Engineering

We are a specialist sub-contract engineering machine shop based in County Durham since 1989. A family run business who prides itself on establishing long term relationships with our customers, based on providing a flexible, cost effective and quality service.

Using modern computer controlled machines, we have produced a diverse range of medium to high volume components for companies across the whole industrial spectrum. We are approved to ISO 9001:2015.

Contact: Paul Body
Tel: 01388 832318

D05 - ActionCOACH

D05 - ActionCOACH

Going from being managed to managing others can be quite a leap for people.

Sometimes good people fail as managers simply because they haven’t been shown the basic skills that would see them succeed and excel as managers.

The good news is that ActionCOACH management training is straightforward and fun!

It will give your managers a toolkit to help them manage their direct reports, whilst increasing the efficiency and profitability of your company by improving the performance of your entire team.

Contact: Rik Lambert / Gil Devlin
Tel: 0191 389 6910

D06 - Millbank Solutions

D06 - Millbank Solutions

Millbank Solutions is a specialist security and risk management company founded by former police, intelligence and armed forces specialists.

Our risk, investigation and intelligence services inform and protect individuals, businesses and assets across all industries and sectors, ensuring there is no breakdown in operational progression or business continuity.

With a global reach, we provide our services from our bases in the North East and London.

#peoplemakethedifference

Contact: Michael George
Tel: 0191 909 7007

D07 - Durham Scenic Workshops

D07 - Durham Scenic Workshops

Durham Scenic Workshops is a scenery construction workshop.

We build and create scenery for theatre, TV, escape rooms, conferences and events as well as being able to provide staging and other technical services.

Our team of carpenters, metalworkers, electricians, scenic artists and sculptors work across both our workshops based in Sacriston, County Durham providing scenery nationwide.

Contact: Mike Brown
Tel: 0191 371 9238

D08 - Give While You Save

D08 - Give While You Save

Save on Energy & Telecoms and Fundraise For Your Chosen Charity When using a comparison site or broker, you can compare the whole market, find the best deal and keep the savings all at no cost. That's because they are paid commission from suppliers. Give While You Save does the same service, specialising in Energy & Telecoms for business.

What makes us different is that we are a not for profit, so we pass up to 80% of the commission onto a charity of your choice.

Contact: Dom Ryan
Phone: 0191 303 9405

D09 - Pixel Media Digital Design

D09 - Pixel Media Digital Design

The North East of England has incredible, hardworking businesses that are passionate about what they do. We saw a real need to promote these businesses.

We aim to tap into that passion and channel it through design. We provide a service and brand that people can trust where you receive designs that carry your own spirit and values.

Values Pixel Media bring to the market place are; Outstanding Value, Creativity and Collaboration.

It all starts with a conversation...

Contact: Ian Proctor
Tel: 07930 843999

D10 - Johnson Procurement Solutions

D10 - Johnson Procurement Solutions

JPS specialise in delivering effective Outsourced Procurement and Supply Chain Solutions to the SME Market.

The JPS key principle is to offer all our clients a best in class procurement service which provides prime cost reduction and consistent operational improvement.

Our services are tailored to suit all size of businesses. With offerings ranging from Strategic Transformation Programs to the Day-to-Day Transactional Procurement (P2P).

We pride ourselves on meeting your business needs.

Contact: Steven Johnson
Tel: 07733 024924

D11 - GEM Training

D11 - GEM Training

GEM Training offer bespoke training solutions to support the development of talent within the North East and provide a single solution to both existing and new clients that we work with.

We have the knowledge and expertise to help organisations build strong, dynamic businesses and develop engaged, highly skilled staff.

• Continuous Improvement
• Leadership & Management
• Business Skills
• Warehouse & Logistics


Contact: Kelly Lee
Tel: 0191 587 2999

D13 - Newton Aycliffe Workwear Supplies

D13 - Newton Aycliffe Workwear Supplies

Newton Aycliffe Workwear Supplies Ltd is a family run business specialising in embroidered and printed work wear and personalised garments.

The clothing we sell is to a high standard which is very reliable and long lasting and we cater for all industries. Providing great customer service and meeting all of our customers’ needs are our main priorities.

All embroidery is done on site which gives us the advantage of being able to provide an excellent, quick turn around service at competitive prices.

• No minimum quantity required
• In house embroidery and printing
• Free local delivery


Contact: Gemma James
Tel: 01325 789339

D12 - Accurate Systems Labelling

D12 - Accurate Systems Labelling

Accurate Systems Labelling Ltd has over 30 years of experience in printer and printer consumable sales and servicing, retail, food and commercial labelling and a wide range of other labelling, printing and pricing applications.

We have a wealth of experience and knowledge and are rich in resources that can make a real difference to your business.

We are confident that we can, supply and service all of your labelling needs and associated requirements.

Contact: Barry Soanes
Tel: 01325 328330

D14 - IA Growth

D14 - IA Growth

With a focus on integrity, impact, individuality and innovation, IA Growth uses the vast experience of our team to deliver unbelievable strategic value to entrepreneurs and business owners.

Not only can we provide a new approach to strategic director support, we can also help to develop business confidence, build and deploy business growth plans, support organisational development, plan exit and succession strategies and offer accredited executive coaching and mentoring.

Contact: Graham Sleep
Tel: 07979 578109

D16 - Stella Coatings

D16 - Stella Coatings

Specialists in Electrostatic Powder Coating, Wet Painting, Sandblasting and Chemical Stripping. With over 30 years refinishing experience we offer a quality and professional finish to your products.

We also provide a service for both commercial and domestic customers.

Featured Services:

• Powder Coating
• Sandblasting & Chemical Stripping
• Wet Painting
• Industrial Work
• Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
• Car & Motorbike Refurbishment


Contact: Jonathan Bell
Tel: 0191 597 2322

D17 - Climate Action North East

D17 - Climate Action North East

Climate Action North East is a community interest company (CIC) based in the North East of England.

We address issues around climate change and the environment in the region and provide practical solutions and actions for local groups, communities, schools and businesses in the region.

Climate Action North East is run by Sharon Lashley, Anna-Lisa Mills and Jennifer Clair Robson. We decided to pool our knowledge and experience to ignite action on climate change-related issues in the North East of England.

By combining our knowledge, skills and networks we know that we can make a positive difference!

Contact: Sharon Lashley

D18 - Ashgarth Engineering

D18 - Ashgarth Engineering

Ashgarth Engineering is a North East based business operating from a 2,500 sqft manufacturing facility in Consett, County Durham.

Our services include CNC milling, CNC turning with bar feed capability, small batch prototyping to high volume manufacture, commercial welding and assembly.

Contact: Niall Ash
Tel: 01207 655656

D20 - Lee Dobson Photography - OFFICAL SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER

D20 - Lee Dobson Photography - OFFICAL SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER

D21 - System88 Limited

D21 - System88 Limited

SystemEightyEight offer the necessary tools and expertise to help companies to transform. We use business process design as a prerequisite to implementing digital operating models and support our clients from start to finish, focusing on their emerging business needs, whilst bringing new ideas, a custom-made approach and high quality solutions.

Don't let your legacy systems hold you back. Transform to reduce waste, optimise your workforce and reduce costs.

Contact: Matt Atkinson
Phone: 07860 952 046

D22 - Spearhead Interactive

D22 - Spearhead Interactive

We help our clients visualise their processes, procedures and data via the creation of immersive and interactive software to increase efficiency, optimise performance, eliminate waste and differentiate from competitors.

Value can be created at multiple levels; whether targeted towards products, components, equipment, plant, sites or infrastructure; allowing you to explain, justify, train, de-risk, plan, sell, improve or test any aspect of your processes and visualise your data in context.

Contact: Matthew Pearsall

D23 - BEACON365 Limited

D23 - BEACON365 Limited

We're going to change your opinion of recruitment & selection We believe that organisations and candidates deserve a better experience when acquiring recruitment services, in terms of customer service, cost efficiency and candidate quality.

Recruitment – REVOLUTIONISED, RE-ENGINEERED, REDEFINED

Our unique approach verifies technical competence, and ensures behavioural alignment with your organisational culture and values. In turn, appointments deliver maximum value and impact.

Contact: Darren Race
Phone: 07947 409 838

THEATRE - University Of Sunderland / AMAP

THEATRE - University Of Sunderland / AMAP

Held every year at EMCON by the University of Sunderland’s AMAP division.

The North East Maintenance Forum aims to become the UK’s premier forum for maintenance debate and networking at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for maintenance technologies and strategies.

The forum will be lead by Dr David Baglee and Roger O’Brien, both of whom work at the University of Sunderland’s Institute for Automotive & Manufacturing Advanced Practice.

WORKSHOP ROOM - Entering New Markets Overseas

WORKSHOP ROOM - Entering New Markets Overseas

Hosted by the Department for International Trade (DIT) – providing advice to businesses who are interested in either developing international trade opportunities but do not currrently export, or for those who already have international customers to identify new markets and territories. The session will have a particualr focus on opportunities beyond the EU and obviously touch on the impact of Brexit.

THEATRE - Supply Chain Opportunities

THEATRE - Supply Chain Opportunities

Hosted by our headline sponsor, Stadler, this is a chance to meet members of the Stadler Rail UK team, who are actively looking to source North East suppliers.

WORKSHOP ROOM - Funding for Digital Projects

WORKSHOP ROOM - Funding for Digital Projects

Hosted by Digital Durham – the chance for businesses to learn more about the funding support available (up to 40 per cent via support from the European Regional Development Fund – “ERDF”) for digital based projects including digital consultancy, equipment, website development, app & software development or broadband projects.

THEATRE - Jackson Hogg's Industry Experts' Q&A

THEATRE - Jackson Hogg's Industry Experts' Q&A

Delivered by Jackson Hogg – the panel includes:

Elaine Greenwood – UK Light Rail Representative for Stadler UK, our headline sponsor.

Brian Palmer – Brian is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and entrepreneur who has transformed Northumberland based Tharsus.

Matt Boyle – board member of The Common Room of the Great North and former CEO of Sevcon.

James Ritchie – CEO of Tekmar Group PLC and the youngest CEO of a UK-listed company.

Andy Ramsey – founder and managing director of growing company and EMCON bronze sponsor, AR Controls.

E01 - New College Durham

E01 - New College Durham

New College Durham will be displaying the latest technology in Augmented Virtual Reality welding and display components made by students for World Skills UK construction metalwork. The college regularly each year has students who progress through to the national final in fabrication and welding.

The college's Mechanical Engineering dept will be bringing examples of students' work and drawings to demonstrate skills ready for the workplace.

E02 - UTC South Durham

E02 - UTC South Durham

E03 - Hartlepool College of Further Education

E03 - Hartlepool College of Further Education

E04 - Bishop Auckland College / SWDT

E04 - Bishop Auckland College / SWDT

E05 - Sunderland College

E05 - Sunderland College

E06 - The University of Sunderland

E06 - The University of Sunderland

EMCON is delivered by

County Durham Engineering & Manufacturing Network |  S8 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596

EMCON is delivered by

County Durham Engineering & Manufacturing Network | S8 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596