Businesses report progress on pledges six months on from trailblazing young people’s green growth event

Six months after the Midlands Engine Young People’s Green Growth Assembly was held in Nottingham in March, organisations are making good on the pledges they made to help shape a cleaner, greener, more sustainable future. Developed and presented by a group of Green Growth Champions aged 15-19 in partnership with Midlands Engine partners, the assembly involved[… Read More?]

Make UK awards night

On Tuesday night Kym, Rob & Anna joined over 360 manufacturers at the Make UK Midlands and East of England Regional Awards and Manufacturing Dinner, hosted at the University of Warwick, expertly compered by the fabulous Nikki Dean, Technology, Automotive & Motorsport Presenter.             We had been entered in two categories: Energy[… Read More?]

Aquabox 30th Anniversary

A massive congratulations to Aquabox who celebrated their 30th Anniversary last Friday. As a proud sponsor, we were delighted to be invited to their celebration along with Mrs Elizabeth Fothergill CBE DL, recently appointed by The Queen as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Derbyshire. As a registered charity, Aquabox has distributed more than[… Read More?]

We’ve won!!!

MiM 2022 WINNER Logo

AWARDS CELEBRATE THE MIDLANDS’ TOP MANUFACTURERS We are super excited to announce that we’re the proud winners of the Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturer Award at this year’s Made in the Midlands Awards. The judges were impressed with our “overall ethos, as well as its focus on sustainability and challenging targets.” And that we are a business “with[… Read More?]


This season, we’ll be proud sponsors of Matlock and Cromford Meadows Cricket Club Third XI. The sound of leather on willow and shouts of ‘how’s that’ has long been a part of a summer afternoon soundscape and we are pleased to help Matlock & Cromford Meadows Cricket Club keep up this tradition. As sponsors of[… Read More?]

TDP leads the way in protecting the blue planet from plastic pollution

Antarctica Glacier global warming erosion

In 2021, East Midlands manufacturer TDP prevented 350 tonnes of plastic waste from reaching our rivers and oceans. The business, which makes outdoor furniture from 100% recycled plastic, is now sharing best practice and spreading the word about the value of the circular economy. It’s using a recent expedition to Antarctica to highlight the plight[… Read More?]

TDP joins young environmentalists to share vision for a green revolution

Green Growth Champions at the Green Growth Assembly

Regional manufacturer TDP is a trailblazer in low-carbon manufacturing, making furniture from recycled plastic. The company shared its passion for a more sustainable future with 15 to 19-year-olds at the Midlands Engine Young People’s Green Growth Assembly held on Friday 11 March. More than 100 delegates and green Growth Champions gathered at the East Midlands[… Read More?]

Climate change fact finding in Antarctica

Antarctic sunrise

After serious events like storms, flooding and wild fires to less obvious, but still concerning occurrences, like flowers blooming weeks earlier than usual, we are all experiencing the effects of climate change and global warming. To try and understand what is happening around the world and research some of the causes, Anna and I felt[… Read More?]