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Rowan Executive Search strengthens its ranks

Three new arrivals have bolstered Rowan Executive Search’s ranks as the company builds on a record year. Rowan has appointed Tammy Hopla as an associate director, Jack Bottomley as a senior consultant and Emma Milton as an executive researcher.

Clarion Wealth Planning scoops national accolade

Clarion Wealth Planning is celebrating after its paraplanning team won a national accolade. Cheshire-based Clarion scooped the Paraplanner Team of the Year honour at the Professional Paraplanner Awards 2022, which were held in London.

Only one in eight business owners aware of Super Deduction Tax Relief

The Super Deduction Tax Break began in April 2021 to provide businesses with an incentive to make additional investments in machinery and tools, and...

For Aisha announce £10m growth target along with three new senior hires

No1 UK halal baby food brand hires three new senior staff members with ambitious new growth plans to reach £10m as they continue to expand into international markets

Record year for Clarion Group

An influx of new clients as business owners reassess their financial goals as a result of the pandemic has helped wealth planning and investment management firm Clarion Group achieve a record annual performance.

Accountants celebrate employee ownership milestone

An Ilkley-based accountancy firm has announced its new employee owned status as it marks 15 years in business. TaxAssist Accountants, based on Leeds Road in...

Pareto Financial Planning reports strong growth

Pareto Financial Planning, the award-winning Manchester based financial services business, today reported strong growth across the business for 2021/2022.

Surge in bad debt and late payments in Yorkshire and Humberside indicate mounting business...

As the UK’s economic situation worsens, businesses in in Yorkshire and Humberside are already starting to show signs of growing financial problems with larger...

Jobs saved as Sheffied allergen free food business bought out of administration

Following the appointment of Kris Wigfield, Jo Hammond and Andrew Mackenzie of Begbies Traynor as joint administrators of Delicious Alchemy Ltd on 18th May...

HURST hosts international business leadership forum

A major international conference for accountants and business advisers from 11 countries is taking place in Manchester. Greater Manchester firm HURST is hosting the three-day event, which runs until Thursday, June 9.

RGCF to support significant acquisition strategy for decentralised clinical trials specialist Medical Research Network...

RG Corporate Finance (RGCF) has been appointed to support a significant acquisition-led growth strategy being delivered by the global market leading decentralised clinical trials...

Further expansion for vegetable supply group with acquisition of MyFresh

Tuber Group, based near Hull, is continuing to scale with the acquisition of fresh produce processor MyFresh for an undisclosed sum. MyFresh, based Bedfordshire, has...

Equity Release Supermarket support customer demand as they continue UK expansion with two new...

The UK’s No.1 independent equity release advisory service, Equity Release Supermarket (ERS), continues to expand its UK operations with the news that two new...

Energy broker set to create 50 jobs after further £500k investment

An energy broker that helps businesses to reduce bills has received a further £500,000 in funding from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia.

Belmayne partner peddles around peaks for charity

A partner at Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, has added another £1,000 to the firm’s fundraising total after completing a gruelling 112-mile bike ride.

Taylors Solicitors helps North West Roofing Supplies reach new heights with latest swoop

A £30m-turnover supplier of roofing materials has expanded with the acquisition of a long-established business based in Burnley. North West Roofing Supplies has acquired B&M Henderson for an undisclosed sum.

European deal origination firm sees 12 deals in four months as cross-border transaction demand...

Yorkshire-based Langcliffe becomes Europe’s largest mid-market specialist as demand for international transaction intelligence services grows

Tier One Capital strengthens its wealth management team with new Investment Associate

Tier One Capital, one of the North East’s leading independent wealth management and fund management specialists, is expanding its financial advice team with the...

Fresh Thinking Capital staff raise funds in Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge for cancer charity

A team of eight colleagues from Leeds-based financial business Fresh Thinking Capital have raised over £4,000 for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, after tackling the...

Investor unveils £3.7m scheme to transform derelict former hospital

A derelict former hospital in Greater Manchester will be revived as a GP practice and day-care mental health and wellbeing centre in a £3.7m scheme if plans get the go-ahead.

Bergen Finance lends £9m to back expansion of Welsh film studios

Secured lending newcomer Bergen Finance, founded by Andrew Ward and Adrian Hogan and launched in December 2021, has backed Shadow Holdings, the company behind...

Finance For Enterprise helps Doncaster entrepreneur launch South Yorkshire’s first floatation centre

A Doncaster-based entrepreneur has launched South Yorkshire’s very first floatation tank therapy and wellness centre, after securing Start Up Loan funding from alternative lending...

Belmayne ball nets thousands for charity

A prestigious ball organised by Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, has raised more than £12,000 for a quartet of small local charities.

New funding released by Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to help local SMEs

Businesses across Yorkshire and the Humber, and Tees Valley are set to benefit from an additional £5m of funding from NPIF – BEF &...

Video recruitment platform secures £1.3m funding package

Shine Interview, a video-based recruitment and HR Tech platform, has received a £1.3m funding package to enable it to embark on a programme of growth and relocate to County Durham, creating around 20 new jobs in the area in the next 18 months.

Sixteen jobs saved as South Yorkshire-based joinery company bought out of administration

Following the appointment of Andrew Mackenzie and Louise Longley of Begbies Traynor as joint administrators of Mustang Joinery Limited on 4th May 2022, a...

R3 responds to April 2022 insolvency statistics

Corporate insolvencies decreased by 6% in April 2022 to a total of 1,991 compared to March's total of 2,119, and increased by 115.2% compared...

Belmayne partner saddles up for charity challenge

A partner at Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, is preparing to take on one of the toughest cycling challenges around to raise funds for four small local charities.

Trio of rising stars promoted at accountancy firm HURST

Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has promoted three rising stars to associate manager level. The trio are Oliver Cross and Ellie Wild in HURST’s business services team and Jack Moore in the tax team.

Successful North East investment fund continues to promote levelling up in the region under...

Newcastle-based investment fund, TOC Property Backed Lending Trust, is highlighting its role in the levelling up of the North of the UK under its...

Tribosonics raises £1.5m to further develop and commercialise its smart sensing technology

A Sheffield company whose smart sensors allow industry to reduce wear and tear and cut energy costs has raised a further £1.5m from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance.

Video recruitment platform secures £1.3m funding package

Shine Interview, a video-based recruitment and HR Tech platform, has received a £1.3m funding package to enable it to embark on a programme of growth and relocate to County Durham, creating around 20 new jobs in the area in the next 18 months.

Accounting firm HURST sponsors Stockport Pride festival

Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has signed up as a sponsor of this summer’s Stockport Pride festival, which is taking place in-person for the first time since 2019. The annual LGBTQ+ festival will be at Stockport Market Place on July 31.

Partner appointed at Begbies Traynor in Yorkshire region

Begbies Traynor, the independent business rescue and recovery specialist, has promoted Jason Ainge to the position of partner in the Yorkshire region, based at...

Local artist creates bespoke bowl for Belmayne ball

A charity ball organised by Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, has received a boost, thanks to the generosity of a Derbyshire artist.

YFM makes £3.5m investment into developmental governance platform Quality Clouds

Quality Clouds, the developmental governance platform for ServiceNow and Salesforce, has secured £3.5m of investment from funds managed by Leeds-headquartered YFM Equity Partners (YFM),...

Leeds United Business Club Welcomes Commercial Finance Partnership

Yorkshire based commercial finance brokerage company, Commercial Finance Partnership, has signed a multi-year agreement to become a Leeds United Business Club partner until 2024.

Insolvency-related activities soar in Yorkshire and Humberside in March

More than 600 businesses in Yorkshire and Humberside experienced insolvency-related activity in March 2022 – a rise of over 100% since the previous month. The...

Funding helps barrister launch new system to record witness statements

A barrister who recognised the value of accurate transcriptions while working as a legal aid lawyer has launched a new system that can automatically capture witness statements.

B-Compliant boss shortlisted for ‘Woman of Year’

Vicky Pearce, founding director of Manchester-based B-Compliant, has made the finals of the Women in Financial Advice Awards for the third consecutive year.