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In a nutshell, no nonsense communications tailored to the client’s requirements. We thrive on unearthing the ‘gem’ of a story you’ve overlooked, packaging it for the media and then using our relationships to get the maximum coverage. Phone: 07812 600 271 Email: russ@cucumberpr.co.uk

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October 2018

Aurrigo targets £900million ‘opportunity’ after leading on world first autonomous vehicle demo

October 14th, 2018|

A Coventry manufacturing specialist played the largest role in the world’s first ever multi connected and autonomous vehicle demonstration last week and is now targeting its share of a £900million marketplace.

Aurrigo, which employs 81 people at its advanced engineering centre and trio of international offices, used its whale of Pod Zeros to showcase an autonomous […]

Boeing contract seals record year for high-flying technology specialist

October 14th, 2018|

A leading mechanical engineering specialist is celebrating a record-breaking year after securing a landmark contract with Boeing.

MetLase, which is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart, has been announced as the tooling and fixture partner for the world’s largest aerospace manufacturer’s new Sheffield facility in a deal that will initially increase the workforce by 15%.

The […]

TTC secures major cycle training contract with Fleet Source

October 14th, 2018|

One of the UK’s leading cycle training experts has been appointed to help educate more than 25,000 HGV and commercial vehicle drivers across the UK.

Telford-based TTC Cycling has been chosen by Fleet Source to be the sole provider of the on-road practical training element of its Vulnerable Road User driver training programmes, which include Safe […]

Talbots staff get on their bikes to smash £30,000 fundraising target for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

October 14th, 2018|

Four seasoned riders from Talbots Law have emulated the likes of Hoy, Yates, Froome and Wiggins by completing a 300-mile bike ride to raise much-needed money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH).

The intrepid quartet, which featured Keith Yates, Peter Hill, Callum Haynes and Matt Wistow, donned their lycra to take part in the challenge that ended […]

£4m manufacturing support boost generates 2100 SME jobs

October 14th, 2018|

2100 new jobs have been created at small to medium-sized manufacturers across England thanks to dedicated support designed to boost performance and help them increase sales.

The Manufacturing Growth Programme, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), has just delivered its latest grant to boost the […]

400 up as Johnson Design Partnership celebrates project milestone

October 14th, 2018|

A visionary Bridgnorth-based architects practice is celebrating a major milestone after it was appointed on its 400th project.

Johnson Design Partnership (JDP), which employs nine people at its Station Lane headquarters, will complete a major feasibility study for a large church complex in Shrewsbury, with the aim of creating a dynamic venue that can support the […]

£600,000 Chiron investment seals Shawpak’s future growth

October 14th, 2018|

A leading manufacturer of thermoforming machinery has made its biggest ever capital investment to help it target new business in the food and medical sectors.

Shawpak, which is a division of Derby-based Riverside Medical Packaging, has spent £600,000 with Engineering Technology Group (ETG) on purchasing a 5-axis Chiron 1250 vertical milling machine that will help it […]

Jericho Foundation’s £100,000 investment success highlights the ‘SITR Opportunity’

October 14th, 2018|

A leading Birmingham enterprise is celebrating after securing £100,000 of SITR (Social Investment Tax Relief) investment from social investment company Resonance to help it expand its ‘upcycling’ venture.

This is the first investment from the Resonance West Midlands SITR Fund, launched earlier this year with £1.25m initial investment dedicated to providing affordable finance to social enterprises […]

June 2018

‘Five Star’ birthday present for Cucumber PR

June 25th, 2018|

A leading communications agency has celebrated its 5th birthday in style by securing five new contracts.

Cucumber PR, which is run by husband and wife team Russ and Joan Cockburn, has been appointed to handle the public relations for lifting specialist TotalKare, advertising agency M3 and industrial measuring expert Blum-Novotest.

It comes just a few weeks after […]

New group launches to boost UK productivity

June 25th, 2018|

A new consortium of like-minded companies has been launched to boost UK manufacturing’s productivity and competitive advantage.

The In-Comm Training & Manufacturing Group (ITMG) has been created to give SME manufacturers access to world class technology and business and learning support that can bridge the skills gap, increase R&D, help it drive continuous improvement and embrace […]