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The chocolate that is creating social change

“When we first pitched the concept of a delicious Fairtrade chocolate that was owned in part by Ghanaian cocoa producers, a lot of people thought that it was a nice idea but not commercially feasible in the long run,” says Divine Chocolate’s managing director Sophi… Read more »

Global in reach, flexible at home

Getting someone safely home from a remote part of the world - or getting specialists out there - requires speed, precision and a high degree of organisation. Medical evacuation and repatriation is hardly ever a straightforward business - whether it’s a heart attack, a road… Read more »

Analyse this: the growth of Thyson Technology

The recent Manufacturing Advisory Service’s Barometer tells a story of sales growth and recruitment confidence among England’s smaller manufacturing companies. Record numbers are looking to take on staff. Seventy-three per cent of those surveyed expect to win more work between now and October and 59… Read more »

Why the sky is no limit to Sky-Futures

It's not easy inspecting an oil rig, particularly when it's miles out at sea. Sky-Futures, a five-year-old business that specialises in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industrial inspection services, is providing a cutting-edge solution to some of the energy industry's toughest challenges. The company's operators work… Read more »

The firefighter with a burning ambition to grow

Batley-based Angloco has been designing and building special purpose firefighting and rescue vehicles for 40 years. And from growing exports to improving the production techniques on its factory floor, this is one smart manufacturer that knows how to learn. The £17m-turnover company exports to customers in 50… Read more »