NEWS

latest news and features

Headline sponsor Stadler makes Metro fleet shortlist

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has today announced the three firms that remain in the running to design, build and maintain its new train fleet. The three firms will be invited to make best and final offers this summer after...

Exhibitor News: Protech Group agrees new partnership

A County Durham company has announced a new partnership to simplify the way PCs are refreshed and disposed of. Protech Group and JRA announced a strategic partnership to simplify PC Refresh projects and the associated PC disposal process. Protech delivers IT Asset...

More returning supporters announced for EMCON 2019

We're delighted to welcome several returning support partners to EMCON 2019. Stadler Rail will be back as headline sponsor - the rail sector giant's third time as a sponsor of the show. Stadler joins gold sponsor Business Durham, which has supported the event for over...

EMCON in the latest issue of North East Times

In the latest issue of North East Times, David Land, Chairman of the Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN), looks at how the region has evolved to one that’s proud to shout about its successes and showcase the many reasons why we’ve become a global force to be...

Incubator Zone exhibitor Gil Devlin grows nationally

A business coach from the North East has supported one of her national manufacturing clients to win a prestigious industry award. Gil Devlin’s client Cox London was announced as winners of the coveted ‘Fastest Growing Company’ Award for the European Middle East &...

Engineer sees the light to diversify his business

An experienced design engineer is utilising waste glass and gin bottles to diversify his business into the arts and crafts retail market. Jim Box, Managing Director of Peterlee-based Be Smart Solutions, saw a gap in the market to customise discarded glass bottles...

Exhibitor News: Key appointment for Millbank Solutions

A specialist security and risk management company has announced a key appointment as it continues to grow. Millbank Solutions, which was launched by Michael George two years ago, has confirmed Dan Bettison has joined the company as Director of Operations. Dan brings a...

Success for workwear company after EMCON debut

A workwear company launched just over a year ago has seen a significant increase in work orders after exhibiting at EMCON 2018. Newton Aycliffe Workwear Supplies was one of 18 companies which exhibited at the Incubator Zone within EMCON. During the event owner Gemma...

Exhibitor News: Think Eleven announces scale up plans

A County Durham consultancy and software-as-service business is scaling up and creating new jobs with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Think Eleven specialises in optimising...

How businesses can win work from larger firms: EMN

In his latest column, Ben Gilhespy of the Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN) looks at the challenges smaller companies face when trying to win contracts with larger regional and national firms – and what they can do to ensure their time preparing quotes and...

EMCON 2019 announced

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...

Spotlight On: EMCON exhibitor Teesside University

In our latest Spotlight On feature we chat to Suhail Aslam, Innovate Durham Project Manager. Innovate Durham is part of Teesside University, which has exhibited at EMCON for the last couple of years. Tell us more about your team/programme Innovate Durham is led by...

North East businesses among the most innovative

Businesses in the North East are leading the way in innovative product development. That’s the message from Ben Gilhespy, operations director at the newly rebranded The Engineering and Manufacturing Network. He believes companies in the North East are becoming more...

Exhibitor News: Spotlight On Millbank Solutions

In our latest Spotlight On feature Leanne Fawcett chats to Mike George, owner of specialist risk management and security firm Millbank Solutions, to find out more about the company and his plans for the future. Tell us more about Millbank Solutions. Millbank Solutions...

CDEMN re-brands to the Engineering and Manufacturing Network

A network which supports businesses within the engineering and manufacturing sectors has rebranded to reflect its growth regionally. County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network will now be known as The Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN). The name...

Durham Food and Drink Network to launch

A network to support County Durham food and drink producers is being launched. Durham Food and Drink Network is the fifth key strand of the Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), which is part of Business Durham. The network will enable small producers and...

Spotlight On: Exhibitor Moralbox

In our latest Spotlight On feature, Leanne Fawcett chats to John Dunnill from specialist training software company Moralbox, which was launched by John and business partner Gordon MacPherson two years ago. The company offers employers within sectors including...

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...

Thank you for coming to EMCON 2018… see you next year!

The engineering and manufacturing show formerly know as Durham Oktoberfest is now officially established as EMCON. Here are the first photos of today's hugely successful event, along with videos featuring sponsors Elis and AR Controls, and Body Engineering, who...

Exhibitor News: TR Fastenings exhibiting at EMCON

Global fastenings manufacturer and distributor TR Fastenings (TR), a Trifast Plc company, is exhibiting at EMCON in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, which showcases the very best of engineering and manufacturing in the North East and beyond. EMCON enables exhibitors to...

EMCON is delivered by

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

EMCON is delivered by

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