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News | 19-03-19
Catch up with us at European Robotics forum
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
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!
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
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
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.
News | 28-11-18
National industry recognition for Tharsus’ business model
The Manufacturer MX (manufacturing excellence) awards partner with The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Together, they recognise outstanding manufacturing businesses across the country. At this year’s ceremony Tharsus was named winner in the Most Progressive SME category- recognising Tharsus’ pioneering business model.
News | 01-11-18
Brian Palmer leadership award in Automation and Robotics
Tharsus Group CEO Brian Palmer has been named winner of the leadership award category at the EEF awards regional celebration lunch.. The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards celebrate the UK Manufacturing Industry; the people, the innovations and the hard work that goes into making some of the world’s finest products. The stories of the winners and shortlisted candidates are regarded as...
News | 20-09-18
Brian Palmer elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
This week saw our CEO, Brian Palmer become one of the top 50 engineers from the UK and around the world elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering. This honour recognised Brian for outstanding and continuing contributions to the engineering profession.
News | 28-06-18
One of the best places to work. It’s official!
Tharsus is officially one of the region’s best places to work What an announcement. Tharsus is one of the region’s best places to work. This came after a competition organised by The Journal as part of ncjMedia’s Invest in the North East campaign. The campaign is all about showing people how great the region actually is for a place to...
News | 23-04-18
Brian Palmer shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year
Our CEO, Brian Palmer has been shortlisted for EY Regional Entrepreneur of the Year. Entrepreneur Of The Year UK has been celebrating, supporting and connecting entrepreneurs since it first launched in the UK more than 20 years ago. The programme runs in four regions in the UK before going Global – London & South, Midlands, North, and Scotland.
News | 08-03-18
Chat with an apprentice: Rebecca Henry
Industries like our own based in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are still struggling to attract women, with latest estimates suggesting that only 21 per cent of the UK’s STEM workforce is female. Rebecca is just one member of our female workforce demonstrating an innate talent for engineering and with a lot to bring to the sector.
News | 03-03-18
UK needs robots to safeguard jobs says Commons Report
In the report ‘Automation and the Future of Work’ the Commons Business Energy and Strategy Committee (BEIS) says the UK has a real opportunity to ‘lead and succeed’ in the automation space. It goes on to say that far from taking UK jobs, automation with create them, by increasing the UK’s productivity and blocking out competition from overseas. This it...