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Content Online's niche in global digital technology

Published on: Thursday 2nd August 2018

In an old spinning mill with its roots in the industrial revolution, an expanding company has carved itself a niche in the 21st century world of global digital technology.

Content Online operates from Warwick Mill Business Centre, near Carlisle, where it distributes technical, engineering and scientific publications for some of America's best-known publishers.

The family-owned business set up 12 years ago by husband and wife team, Steven and Kerry Tweedie, is now looking to recruit new staff to its growing business which two years ago expanded into Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Denmark and Iceland.

The company, which started life in the laundry room at Steven and Kerry’s home in Wreay, has a staff of 14.

Steven, a 43-year-old father-of two, said: “Our business is fun and not at all stuffy. We have never been in a box and our management structure is short and flat - we just get on with the job in hand. We make decisions quickly and have a good time at work.”

As an illustration of this, earlier this year the entire workforce went on a week-long road trip across eastern US to meet new publishers.

“We do something like this every year to pick up business. Previously we have been to Croatia and Sri Lanka,” he added.

Steven said that Content Online is the middleman between publishers and customers, across the UK, northern Europe and Scandinavia.

He added: “Almost every university in the UK is a customer if they are in the field of engineering, shipping, renewable energy, aerospace or medical learning.

“Technology touches everything out there including the components of our smartphones.”

Steven Tweedie, managing director of Content Online, explains the company's plans to expand the business and take on a new team of staff.

Among the publishers Content Online represents, is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest technical professional organisation, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Morgan & Claypool scientific publishers.

As a big supporter of charity, Content Online is committed to helping Child Bereavement UK and World Vision with funds going into the building of a well in Africa.

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