Friday, 31 July 2009

What is The Industrial Estate Network ?

What is the network?

It’s easy when you’re based on an industrial estate to have little idea of what’s going on around you, to have no conception of the other companies that are your neighbours and who are also likely to be operating in isolation. Do you know if the business next door provides a service that could work for you – or if your product could be used by them? Chances are you don’t which is where the Industrial Estate Network comes in.

Initially being launched to link businesses on Middlesbrough’s Riverside Park, the aim is to create a national network which will have companies based on business estates working together for their mutual benefit.

Connecting companies on the same industrial estate has endless benefits – sharing ideas and services, collaborating with each other and overall creating a strong, business community for everyone’s benefit.

If you have a business based on Riverside Park join us – together we can really connect!

What Are The Benefits?

As part of a unique network, the businesses at Riverside Park can enjoy all the benefits that meeting new contacts can bring.

As part of the Industrial Estate Network you get the following benefits:

  • Your own business page with our website to showcase your product/service.

  • An opportunity to highlight success stories, vacancies etc to other businesses

  • Shared media opportunities to promote the estate as a whole

  • Higher visibility for your business to a local, regional and national audience

  • Increased collaboration leading to increased business opportunities

  • An opportunity to promote your business as a group and on an individual basis

How Do I Join?

It couldn’t be simpler! Visit our website at and sign up. We have a number of reasonably priced packages available which also give you THREE MONTHS FREE membership.

Each package brings its own benefits and are priced to suit businesses regardless of size.
We can already count some of Riverside Parks leading organisations as our members – so make sure you don’t miss out.

And of course if you’re from another estate or another area and want to find out how we can assist you to set up an industrial estate network please get in touch.

Please contact Anna Smith - 07545 382629 or email to find out more.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Francis Fridth - Historic maps of Riverside Park Industrial Estate

Historic maps of Riverside Park Industrial Estate and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Do It By Cycle... The Riverside Route

Riverside loop - taken from Do It By Cycle.

1) Starting at the Transporter Bridge, head West on the off road cycle path along Vulcan street.

2) Turn right onto the cycle track upon reaching Teesasaurus Park.

3) Follow the cycle path West, running parallel to the River Tees. This stretch of cycle way continues for approximately 1-½ miles.

4) Upon reaching Newport Bridge, turn and head back towards Middlesbrough centre following the diversion signs currently in use. In the future, there will be cycle paths installed parallel to the railway track using the newly installed section of path heading towards Riverside park

5) Once at Riverside Park Road, cross over the railway bridge with the spiral decent, and along to Marsh Road. On Marsh Road, take the cycle path on the left, which goes under Metz Bridge. 6) Leave the cycle path, and return back onto Marsh Road, leading to Station Street and then to Zetland Road, which passes Middlesbrough train station.

7) At the traffic lights at the end of Zetland Road, turn right onto Albert Road and head into Middlesbrough Town Centre.

8) Follow Albert Road under the A66 flyover and past Middlesborough Town Hall. Just after the Town Hall, take the cycle route on the left, which goes through Central Square. MIMA is situated in Central Square, along with Central Library, Middlesbrough Crown Courts, and the infamous bottle of notes sculpture.

9) After passing through Central square, turn left on to Bright Street, and cross Marton road using the Toucan Crossing point. Follow Cargo Fleet Road, heading toward France Street Car Park, and use the brightly coloured A66 underpass, back onto Cargo Fleet Road after crossing the railway track.

10) Use the sloped bridge to gain access to Shepherdson way. Once on Shepherdson way, head North towards The Riverside Stadium.

11) Head past the Stadium, and over the bridge towards Scotts Road. Stay on Scotts Road until reaching Middlesbrough College, where you take a right turn onto Vulcan Street. Follow Vulcan Street back to the Transporter Bridge.

Other Middlesbrough Routes available click here

Monday, 29 June 2009

Trademark Search

Find out whether your business name has already been registered as a trade mark on the Intellectual Property Office website.


Taken from PDPorts News Section

BG Freight Line (BG) has launched a twice-weekly service linking Teesport with Antwerp and Rotterdam. BG, part of the Peel Ports Group, has operated a service linking Grangemouth with the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam for eleven years. The service currently employs two 366 teu (twenty foot equivalent unit) sized vessels, making three rotations a week.

BG, using local agents GAC-OBC, has now extended the service to include Teesport.

One rotation sees the first vessel call at Antwerp on Friday, Rotterdam on Saturday and Teesport on Sunday. This vessel then calls Grangemouth on Monday and returns to Antwerp for Wednesday.

The second schedule connecting Rotterdam with Teesport calls at Rotterdam on Thursday, Teesport on Friday returning to Rotterdam for Saturday. This schedule is operated by an additional vessel specifically chartered by BG to support the Teesport service.

David Robinson, PD Ports’ Group CEO, says: “BG is the only feeder company linking Teesport to the Port of Antwerp and we are delighted to welcome them to the Port. This service adds this important extra Port to those destinations already regularly served from Teesport.”

BG accepts all types of container and tank traffic. With the specially fitted vessels in the fleet, BG can offer space for 45ft long 2.55 wide high cube containers as well as any length tank or bulk container.