Grow/case studies

Acorn Dairy: organic growth from council business

Winning public sector contracts has helped Acorn Dairy win more business and grow the company. Established in 2000 in Darlington by a dairy farming family, as a means to retail organic milk directly to the consumer. In 2004, the family-run dairy business spotted a contract opportunity to… Read more »

Dressed for success: how apprentices can be a perfect fit

If you are interested in finding out more about employing apprentices and the benefits they can bring to a business like Angels the Costumiers, please complete the enquiry form. Alternatively you can call the National Apprenticeship Service on 08000 150 600. London-based Angels has been… Read more »

Winning in the heat of global competition

When the two fathers of Chris Emes and Andrew Riley handed over the reins of their Black Country engineering company in the late 1980s, they may not have predicted that the two sons would make Mechatherm into one of the UK’s most successful, medium-sized exporters.… Read more »

Proteins and partnerships: a base for growth

Let’s get the name clear: Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB) is a proud Teesside company and it’s not based in Cambridge. Its roots, though, do lie in the university city: CRB was founded in Cambridge in the 1980s as a pioneer business in the early years… Read more »

Productivity and innovation under one roof

The 17 year-old firm of Cartwright Pickard Architects (CPA) has won numerous awards, including prestigious accolades from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Designing offices, residential housing and schools, CPA says that, as an architectural practice, it has to "deliver value to our customers through more than… Read more »