What we do

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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Latest From The Blog

January 2019

Focus SB switches on to £multi-million China opportunity after MGP support

January 15th, 2019|

Support with controlling processes and improving production efficiencies is helping a Sussex manufacturer make the most of a multi-million pound Far East opportunity.

Focus SB®, which is a market leader in electrical wiring accessories, has accessed support from the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) to implement a tailored Materials Requirement Planning & Enterprise Resource Planning (MRP/ERP) system […]

Strategic outsourcing partnership helps ABG International target expansion

January 15th, 2019|

Strategic outsourcing is helping an East Yorkshire print finishing equipment manufacturer achieve major production efficiencies and boost capacity to cope with an increase in sales.

ABG International, which employs nearly 350 people at state-of-the-art plants at Bridlington, Driffield and in Germany, has been partnering with PP Control & Automation for more than nine years and in […]

October 2018

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 […]

£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 […]

June 2018

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 […]

New Headquarters for CEC as it targets £3m turnover

June 25th, 2018|

One of the UK’s leading specialists in utility management has moved into new headquarters in Surrey as part of ambitious plans to target £3m by 2020.

Control Energy Costs, which provides companies with a full utility management, procurement and site works service, has invested £175,000 into taking on and fitting out a 2,500 sq ft Grade […]

May 2018

Shield aims to build on record-breaking £80m year with ‘energy saving’ drive

May 20th, 2018|

A leading tier one supplier of castings and machined components has tapped into specialist support to manage its energy costs after seeing sales rocket by £15m.

Shield Group, which operates from six different manufacturing divisions across Coventry, Leicestershire, Northampton and Oldham, has just hit £80m for the first time in its 69-year history after securing new […]

UK’s first ‘whale of pods’ arrives in Milton Keynes

May 20th, 2018|

The UK’s first ever ‘whale of pods’ has arrived in Milton Keynes thanks to the efforts of a Coventry-based autonomous vehicle specialist.

Aurrigo, a division of RDM Group, has delivered 10 ‘Pod Zeros’ for use in the next stage of UK Autodrive that will shortly see self-driving vehicles taking to the pavements and streets of the […]

April 2018

New ‘Chiron’ technology signals the next phase of development for Bowmill’s £3.5m machining centre

April 2nd, 2018|

A new £3.5m state-of the-art machining facility in Tewkesbury has taken the next step in its development after installing the latest CNC technology.

The Bowmill Group, which provides precision engineering, grinding and surface processing services to the aerospace sector, has installed a Chiron FZ12 FX Magnum Vario single spindle, 5-axis simultaneous vertical machining centre to help […]

TotalKare champions vocational learning with another apprentice appointment

April 2nd, 2018|

The UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions has reinforced its commitment to developing its own staff by taking on another apprentice.

TotalKare, which works with commercial vehicle workshops and bus and coach operators across the UK, has recruited Joe Snipe as its latest employee meaning that 10% of the firm’s current workforce have […]