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New Start-Up Success Tool

A Holmfirth firm has secured the first ever licence for a new, innovative software package designed to help start-up businesses to succeed and grow. Pierrepont...

A vole-y important campaign win for Karol

Leading North-East PR agency, Karol Marketing, has been appointed by Durham Wildlife Trust to develop an education and engagement strategy intended to help safeguard the water vole.

onePT in Rochdale crowned best in UK

An independent Greater Manchester gym has been named the best in the country just over a year after opening - and now plans to...

Bruntwood Works unveils huge Manchester mural honouring Suffragette movement

Bruntwood Works is celebrating the completion of a brand new Manchester mural, following the unveiling of a 38 metre high art work on its landmark Trafford House building.

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK joins the JCT600 family

The popular Mitsubishi Motors brand is the latest car marque to be represented by JCT600 which has been appointed as its franchisee for the Bradford area from 1st July with a pop-up sales office already open for enquiries.
People of the North - Dan Williams, founder and managing director at 100% Group

People of the North – Dan Williams, founder and managing director at 100% Group

Operating a stone’s throw away from Manchester’s iconic football stadium in Trafford Park, 100% Group currently installs branded retail displays on an international scale...
People of the North: Jenny Davies – CEO at M247

People of the North: Jenny Davies – CEO at M247

Jenny Davies is the CEO of M247, a global provider of cloud services and superfast internet connectivity.The group rebranded as M247 in 2018 and...
Clarence Dock Leeds

Conference to set out economic growth opportunities and challenges within West Yorkshire

On the 5th June, prominent business and public sector leaders will come together at the West Yorkshire Development Conference - the region’s largest business...

Stellar lineup revealed for FinTech North’s homecoming

The full agenda has been announced for FinTech North Leeds, with the Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England, Tech Nation, FinTech Scotland, Mastercard, BJSS...

Yorkshire foreign exchange firm expands currency offering

CurrencyWave, the Leeds based international payments firm, has expanded its offering to businesses with the launch of SWIFT Collections. Through its partnership with leading...

Royal Approval for Tech Firm’s Training Success

Manchester technology business UKFast was proud to receive HRH Princess Anne as a guest at its campus today during a royal visit to the...

Two leading North East Entrepreneurs set to launch Reward Me Now The INSTANT Discount...

Sam Morton and Gary Hunter owners of REDU are behind Ashleigh Money Saver the UK’s leading shopping influencer. The business duo have launched the Reward Me Now shopping app with huge savings for UK shoppers
Gala Tent strengthens team with two new appointments after marquee demand grows

Gala Tent strengthens team with two new appointments after marquee demand grows

MARQUEE manufacturer Gala Tent expects to receive a boost thanks to new payment technology in the call centre, according to its managing director Jason Mace, who revealed plans to create a further ten jobs over the next six to twelve months.

From Brexit Conception to Due Day, Trouser Start-up Makes £1m in Shadow of UK’s...

The northern business that started as a daft idea in the pub and began operations on referendum day has dashed past the £1m mark as Brexit looms.
Martin Gostling, Managing Director of Radio Design

Queen’s Award winning Radio Design announces new innovative products

Yorkshire-based Radio Design, designer and manufacturer of wireless infrastructure solutions, has announced an expansion in its product range to include the 1400 MHz frequency...

Yorkshire business going for gold!

Pulsar Instruments plc (UK) is 50 years old! As trusted global noise experts since 1969, Pulsar Instruments has contributed significantly to the way noise, especially noise at work, is currently monitored and measured.
Nathaniel Birkett, Founder & MD of The Swim Specialist

People of the North: Nathaniel Birkett, Founder & MD of The Swim Specialist

Leeds-based, The Swim Specialist was founded in June 2016 by sports coach, Nathaniel Birkett. Prior to setting up his business, Nathaniel worked as a swim...
Some of the JCT600 team celebrating the company’s membership of the UK Automotive 30% Club which aims to attract more women into the automotive sector.

JCT600 joins Automotive 30% Club

As part of its ongoing commitment to attracting more women into the automotive industry, JCT600 has joined the UK Automotive 30% Club, an organisation...

Manchester Entrepreneurs & families moving to/doing business in the US

This article focuses on businesses based in the North of England looking to do business in the USA. It addresses the tax implications associated with this step.
Simon Spinks, Managing Director of Harrison Spinks

People of The North: Simon Spinks, Managing Director of Harrison Spinks

Harrison Spinks is one of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed makers. The fifth-generation bed-maker has been manufacturing luxury mattresses under the Harrison, Somnus,...

Prosperis wins big at the Yorkshire and Humber Enterprise Awards

Harrogate-based financial advisory Prosperis has rounded off another successful year after winning the Best Independent Financial Advisory Firm at the 2018 Yorkshire and Humber...
JCT600 apprentices Jessica Suffield, Conor Asquith-Smith Oliver Mouatt and Patrick Wall

JCT600 recruits another 40 apprentices during 2018

Family automotive retailer JCT600 is celebrating having welcomed another 40 apprentices this year – 12 more than planned. Since launching its carefully tailored training...
Dez Derry, CEO of mmadigital

People of the North: Dez Derry, CEO & founder at mmadigital

Dez Derry is the founder and CEO of mmadigital, digital marketing specialist in the legal sector. The company was founded in 2011 as a...
Ultimate provide interior design and fit out for prestigious Kirkstall Forge project

Ultimate provide interior design and fit out for Leeds’ prestigious Kirkstall Forge project

The new business community built around Kirkstall Forge in Leeds has grown a bit from it's centuries old roots as a metalworking, engineering and...

People of the North: Christopher Wilcock, Co-founder & Creative Director at Outpost

Outpost is a multi-award winning advertising agency based in Congleton, Cheshire. They've been going for nearly 15 years and over that time have worked...

Business Experts Explain The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

A report published this year by Deloitte revealed that 80 per cent of the world’s Fortune 500 said that inclusivity in the workplace proved...

Introducing Dexter the Digital Tax Advisor: the new face of MTD for VAT

A new cartoon character called Dexter the Digital Tax Advisor has been unveiled by Xero to put a friendly face to the upcoming Making Tax Digital for VAT legislation.
People of the North: Nathan Alexander, Founder & CEO at Boda Skins

People of the North: Nathan Alexander, Founder & CEO of Boda Skins

Boda Skins is a global fashion brand, founded in Manchester and exporting to clients in global markets including America, Europe and Australia. The business is...
Jack Mason, CEO of Dreamr

People of the North: Jack Mason, CEO of Dreamr

Dreamr is based in the heart of innovation in Manchester city centre at No.1 Spinningfields. The team at Dreamr believe technology has the power...

The impact of social media shopping on online businesses

With the recent launch of Instagram’s new shopping service, retailers and businesses now have the option to sell their products directly on the platform....
Digital marketing - the key to survival in a post Brexit Britain.

Digital Marketing: The key to UK manufacturers’ survival in a post-Brexit Britain

Whatever your point of view on the economic landscape of post-Brexit Britain, UK manufacturing companies will be presented a range of challenges as well...
People of the North: Anna Sutton, Managing Director & Co-Founder of The Data Shed

People of the North: Anna Sutton, Managing Director & Co-Founder of The Data Shed

The Data Shed is a specialist data company based in Leeds. Founded with the aim of demystifying data and putting it in reach of...

FinTech North confirms conference expansion plans for 2019

FinTech North has confirmed it is to expand its events programme to new locations across the north as it seeks to continue its mission...
Northern Monk Brew Co set to launch Manchester tap room

Northern Monk Brew Co set to launch Manchester tap room

Northern Monk Brew Co will be opening the doors to its second UK tap room this weekend, located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. In March, Northern...
Burnley young entrepreneur featured in Prince’s Trust and NatWest campaign to champion UK’s next generation of business leaders

Burnley entrepreneur featured in Prince’s Trust & NatWest campaign to champion next generation of...

The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity, has today launched a campaign encouraging young people across the UK to take their first step...
Ice cream brand Northern Bloc is launches crowd funding campaign to fund growth

Ice cream brand Northern Bloc launches crowd funding campaign to fund growth

Leeds-based ice cream brand Northern Bloc is launching a new Crowdcube campaign to fund the expansion of the current business. The Northern brand are looking to raise...
Matthew Koon & Rachael Gillespie with Northern Ballet first direct lorry

first direct shows its support for Northern Ballet

As the National Tour Sponsor of Northern Ballet, first direct has committed to helping keep the Leeds-based Company’s three lorries on the road over...

The material difference: moving from development to commercialisation in demanding applications

Around the world at any given time there are thousands of scientists and engineers working on exciting new materials in their labs. Many of these materials may well have the potential to be game-changing. But even with the concept proven – even with the huge hurdles in figuring out how to produce a lab-proven material at scale surmounted – there is still a long way to go. How do you then commercialise those materials for use in demanding applications?

Brexit and the art of negotiation: What can businesses learn?

Neil Clothier, senior negotiation strategist at Huthwaite International, talks negotiation skills and what businesses can learn from negotiations with the EU 27. In light of...

How digital-first design can help future proof your business

Like Coca Cola and Airbnb, hundreds of established brands are switching on to ‘digital-first design’ and those who aren’t risk forced to change their...

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