A great advent-ure for research firm

CELEBRATING: Emily Humphrys, from the Tees Valley-based firm Cambridge Research Biochemicals, which is celebrating after being included in the Business is GREAT campaign calendar
CELEBRATING: Emily Humphrys, from the Tees Valley-based firm Cambridge Research Biochemicals, which is celebrating after being included in the Business is GREAT campaign calendar

A LEADING science firm in the Tees Valley has been chosen to appear in a festive national calendar.

The Business is GREAT campaign has created a festive calendar, featuring 24 small businesses from across the country, including Cambridge Research Biochemicals (CRB), based in Billingham.

CRB specialises in the production of peptides and antibodies which are essentially different forms of proteins. They are crucial for furthering medical research, drug discovery and development and health care provision.

Emily Humphrys from CRB said: “We knew we needed to expand to take advantage of new markets and opportunities.

“We’re very proud of the business we have built and grown, and to celebrate our successes by being part of the Business is GREAT advent calendar is fantastic.”

All 24 businesses involved in the calendar have received Government support or used its services, from help with exporting to new markets and tax relief for innovation, to hiring apprentices to grow their teams. They are backing the advent calendar to let other businesses know about the advice and support available to them.

The Business is GREAT campaign is run by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). It aims to celebrate and inspire small businesses by providing advice and information.

Business minister Matthew Hancock said there was a record number of small businesses in the UK, and the Business is GREAT campaign was “doing a fantastic job of spreading the word about the advice and support out there for small firms who want to grow and create jobs”.

To find out more about the businesses involved or support available, visit: www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/adventcalendar.