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News   |   16-11-19

Tharsus welcomes work experience students from Bede Academy

By Kerry Patterson

This week we have had some special visitors coming through our doors. We’ve had four Year 11 students at GCSE level coming from Bede Academy in Blyth, who are all very interested in our apprenticeship and graduate opportunities here at Tharsus. They are currently studying electrical and civil engineering and are looking to join either our apprentice or graduate schemes in the future. 

News   |   15-11-19

More recognition for Tharsus in UK’s most prestigious manufacturing awards

By Alex Latimer

Last night’s TMMX awards ceremony saw our Pilot Manufacturing Manager Calvin Wakeford winning the Young Manufacturer category. This follows Tharsus being named Most Progressive SME at last year’s awards.

News   |   12-11-19

A visit by Newcastle University engineering students

By Brian Palmer

We loved having some Newcastle University mechanical engineering students visit us here at Tharsus today. We had the opportunity to give them a quick tour of the factory so they were able to see what we work on and answer any questions they may have about Tharsus and the industry in general. 

News   |   08-10-19

Success all round at the Make UK awards evening

By Brian Palmer

Tharsus were represented by 3 fantastic entrants at the regional Make UK Awards dinner.

News   |   11-09-19

Tharsus in Sunday Times list of fastest growing tech companies

By Alex Latimer

The Sunday Times released the top 100 fastest growing tech companies in the Tech Track 100. We are included in the ranking at #79. This came following our sales growth of 85% from the previous year, and 61% over the past 3 years.

News   |   15-05-19

Tharsus named North East Company of the Year at prestigious awards ceremony

By Alex Latimer

Over 600 business people from across the region gathered at Hardwick Hall last night for the North East Business awards, where Tharsus Group was named Company of the Year. 

News   |   22-03-19

CTO Dave Swan is Keynote at major UK robotics expo

By Alex Latimer

Major players in UK robotics and AI gathered in Manchester today, bringing with them the latest tech to show at an exciting new industry showcase sponsored by Tharsus. Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTN) the event, named RAI19, gave over 500 attendees the chance to exhibit, network and join speaker sessions, the first of which was given by Tharsus...

News   |   19-03-19

Catch up with us at European Robotics forum

By Alex Latimer

We're looking forward to the 2019 European Robotics Forum in Bucharest, Romania. Exhibiting here, we will be part of the most influential annual gathering of the robotics and artificial intelligence community on the continent. Very exciting if you like that sort of thing. We do.

News   |   09-03-19

Chat with an apprentice: Hamish Carroll

By Kerry Patterson

Hamish Carroll (19) is one of our current electro-mechanical engineering apprentices. Here he explains why he came to us and how he feels about his role.

News   |   12-02-19

Lego robots – in a league of their own!

By Kerry Patterson

FIRST Lego League first started in 1998 and gets more popular every year. The teams choose and solve a real-world problem as well as building, programming and testing an autonomous robot. We think the initiative is a really good chance for young people to get hands-on with robotics. They can learn valuable skills including computer programming, problem-solving and communication. Most importantly...

News   |   01-02-19

CEO Brian Palmer has received national recognition of his leadership

By Alex Latimer

The Manufacturer’s Organisation EEF held their national awards ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on the 30 January 2019. The evening recognised the very best in UK Manufacturing by naming the award winners for 2018, the 10th anniversary of the Future Manufacturing Awards.

News   |   11-12-18

Channel 4 News broadcast live from Tharsus

By Alex Latimer

Channel 4 News were visiting Blyth to share a view from Northumberland on living with Brexit uncertainty, including perspectives from everyday people and from business and community figures. The Channel 4 team were keen to include Tharsus as a local business thriving and growing in the face of this uncertainty.

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