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Books to bearings

Jack McGilligan, from J3 Belts and Bearings explains his experience starting up a company whilst studying for his Undergraduate Degree in Business Studies. As I have come to learn, entrepreneurship is harder said than done. My journey started in 2020, when I decided to launch my first...

IADA evolves and takes a new direction

In our annual catch-up with IADA’s Jamie March, we delved deeper into the recent opening of their NDC (National Distributor Centre) and the growth of the IADA community with new manufacturer members. What’s new? What has IADA been up to in the last 12 months? The last...

Race Transmissions renews agreement to supply Dodge products

West Midlands based Race Transmissions has extended its agreement with Dodge Industrial, Inc to remain as an Authorised Dodge Distributor for a further two years. Race Transmissions has renewed its contract to remain as a valued distributor partner in the UK for Dodge mechanical power transmission products....

Quality Bearings Online celebrate their 10 year anniversary, crowned with the queen’s award

Multi-award-winning Leeds based business, Quality Bearings Online (QBOL) receives the Queen’s Award for International Trade as well as marking 10 years of continuous growth. Recognised for British Excellence, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is awarded to those businesses with outstanding achievements, growth, and success in international trade....

From fax to space application bearings

We spoke to Karl Brundell, Managing Director of Carter Manufacturing Ltd., in an exclusive interview about the company’s journey, adapting to Brexit and making deals at the BearingNet User Meeting. How did Carter start? Carter started in the UK in 1999 to represent Carter Manufacturing Inc. cam...

100 years – 100 ideas ahead: PICARD looks to the future with confidence

Friedrich PICARD GmbH & Co. KG: 100 years of business behind it, the next 100 years in its sights. The wholesaler of roller bearings and linear motion technology is celebrating its centennial year. A family business from the beginning, wholesale company PICARD developed from a medium-sized enterprise...

Newtown Bearing Company partner with high end belt manufacturer SWR

Master Distributors for UK & Ireland offering one of the most comprehensive ranges in the market! Newtown Bearing Company (NBC Group), a family run business founded in 1958 has grown into a leading supplier of bearings and component power transmission products from their location in Telford. Their...

Overcoming adversity with the support of the BTL-UK Family

Abbie’s Army raises £1.9m with the help of BTL-UK in order to fund research for brain cancer in children and support the families of those affected. Abbie’s Army are a children’s brain tumour research charity with a very specific mission – to raise awareness and funding for...

Marketeer, Mum and now Managing Director…

Nicola Beer, Managing Director of BearingNet, discusses her new role, her journey over the last 15 years and building for the future. I can honestly say when I started working at BearingNet in 2007, I did not think that one day I would be running the company…...

Race Transmissions renews ABB agreement to supply Dodge products

West Midlands-based Race Transmissions has extended its agreement with ABB to remain as an ABB Value Provider for a further two years. Race Transmissions has renewed its contract to remain as the sole accredited UK ABB Value Provider for ABB’s Dodgemechanical power transmission products. First awarded Value...