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Porcelain Superstore see sales more than double to £13.5million

Seventh consecutive year of growth and seven full-time hires for Manchester business

Belmayne celebrates Three Peaks success

A quintet from Dronfield-based Belmayne Independent Chartered Financial Planners has raised more than £500 for the firm’s charity fund by scaling Yorkshire’s three highest peaks.

Generation X faces WASPI-style pension cliff edge, says Teesside financial expert

Karl Pemberton, managing director at Active Chartered Financial Planners is warning that 40-somethings are facing a potential pensions cliff-edge, akin to the WASPI crisis,...

Edtech platform raises further £3m as it targets international expansion

A platform that helps parents and students to find online tutors has raised a further £3m investment amidst a boom in business following the pandemic.

NPIF funding brings early Christmas treat for Hull bakery

Christmas has come early for a Hull bakery which produces over a million festive cakes and puddings each year after calling on help from...

Rowan Executive Search on track for record year

An executive search company which works with ambitious north west business owners to secure top talent to drive their growth is on track for a record year as it plans to expand across the UK.

How to Report and Pay Tax on Side Income

If you make money alongside your main wage, chances are you’ll need to pay tax on it. Aaron Gilmore at TreyBridge Accountants has put together a simple tax guide to ensure that you always remain in HMRC”s good books.

Cheshire’s Dow Schofield Watts expands funding advice service into South East

Cheshire-based advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its debt fundraising arm with the launch of a new operation covering London and the South East.

Retrofit service to train 3,500 builders from Greater Manchester in green skills

A service that helps people in Greater Manchester to eco-refurbish their homes is planning to train 3,500 builders, joiners, electricians and plumbers in green...

Credit Union to branch out in Lancashire and Cheshire

Unify Credit Union has expanded its membership base to include Warrington and South Ribble to reach more people in need of ethical and affordable...

Hospitality software firm raises £500k as it looks to good times ahead

A company whose software helps hospitality businesses to boost sales has raised £500,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

85% of Child Trust Fund holders keep their money in ISAs after turning 18,...

On anniversary of first CTF holders turning 18, friendly society finds that large majority of its members have chosen to keep their money invested rather than spending it.

North West insolvency expert urges firms to make use of the final month of...

A North West insolvency expert is urging businesses to use the final month of the Government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future.

Finance For Enterprise pledges to continue PIF legacy

Partnership Investment Finance (PIF) has granted almost £700,000 of its legacy funds to alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise. The capital is to be...

Finance For Enterprise accredited under Recovery Loan Scheme

Alternative business lending specialist Finance For Enterprise is set to help more businesses recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic after being accredited...

New owner of Richmondshire café announces £200,000 investment to create events venue and local...

The Lakeside country café and shop at Ellerton upon Swale near Richmond has been sold to military veteran and entrepreneur Simon Hilliard, who plans...

Greaves West & Ayre welcomes a new Associate

Greaves West & Ayre, one of the region’s leading accountancy firms, has promoted one of its most promising team members to the role of Associate.

Paylings joins forces with Parsons Chartered Accounts

One of Wakefield’s oldest accountancy firms, Paylings which formed in 1949, has merged with Parsons, Chartered Accountants as part of the firm’s ongoing expansion...

Manchester Credit Union proud to be shortlisted for national award

Manchester Credit Union has been announced as the only finalist from the Greater Manchester region at the Consumer Credit Awards. The credit union, which is...

Yorkshire insolvency expert urges businesses to make use of the final month of furlough

An insolvency expert from Yorkshire is urging the region’s directors to make use of the final month of the Government’s furlough scheme to plan...

Taylors Solicitors team advises on double swoop by WeDo Invoice Finance

An invoice finance company has expanded with a double swoop in a multi-million pound deal. A team at north west law firm Taylors Solicitors advised WeDo Invoice Finance on its acquisition of Alexanders Discount and Corporate Commercial Collections.

Kendal Financial Adviser achieves Chartered status

A Financial Adviser at Kendal's Moore Wealth Limited has been awarded the industry’s gold standard for financial planners by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Ridley and Hall finance director wins Yorkshire Accountancy Award

The 2021 Yorkshire Accountancy Awards have named Anthony Elston, finance director for Huddersfield-based law firm Ridley and Hall, as its Finance Director of the...

Women’s work will never be done says Teesside financial planner

Active Chartered Financial Planners is warning Teesside women that their pensions may have been adversely impacted by the pandemic, and that they should take...

New chief financial officer takes the reins at PAM Group

Preventative healthcare specialist PAM Group has appointed a new chief financial officer to succeed Stewart Boxer, who has retired after seven years with the business.

Accountants In Leeds Warn Of Proposed Tax Changes For Self-Employed, Sole Traders & Partnerships

A consultation period has launched for proposed tax changes for those who are self-employed, sole traders or partnerships.

KASL Engineering Group makes significant acquisition

Teesside based KASL Engineering Group has acquired specialist engineering design business Ardmore Craig as part of its ambitious growth strategy. The Group’s second engineering acquisition...

July 2021 monthly insolvency statistics, R3 response

Eleanor Temple, chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Yorkshire and a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds, responds to Tuesday's publication...

MHA Moore And Smalley Navigates A Safe Return To The Office

MHA Moore and Smalley, a leading independent provider of audit, tax and advisory services, is rolling-out Juggl Desks, a desk management solution to enable a safe return to its workplace.

Big questions for better financial planning

Questions form a vital part of any successful advice relationship. For the financial planner, the right questions will provide invaluable insight into what is important...

Company to launch new family photo-sharing platform with help of £250k NPIF loan

A Ripon business that converts old videos and tapes into digital format, has secured a £250,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

AI-powered pricing firm secures further NPIF funding as it aims for global market leadership

A Middlesbrough company with a unique software pricing tool has secured a further £250,000 funding from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

NW teams advise on sale of leading test and measurement firm

North West advisory teams from Dow Schofield Watts, Hillyer McKeown and Bertram Burrows advised on the sale of one of the UK’s leading test and measurement solutions providers, MCS Test.

Demand For Sustainable Investment Soars

Lazenby’s Financial Services have seen an increase in demand for sustainable investment. People are increasingly committed to changing their own behaviour to advance sustainability in the wake of the pandemic.

Alexander & Co Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors expand with head office move

Manchester headquartered Alexander & Co Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors is pleased to announce that it has relocated its head office from its longtime...

Inquesta recruits director to head new team

Forensic accounting and insolvency practice Inquesta has hired a specialist from national law firm Pinsent Masons to head a new team as it expands its range of services to corporate and individual clients.

B-Compliant celebrates double award achievement

Two key members of the team at Manchester-based B-Compliant are being recognised for the roles they play in promoting the work of women in the financial services industry.

The Benefits of Cloud Accounting for Small Businesses

To help you better understand why cloud accounting is so beneficial, TreyBridge Accountants has rounded up the top advantages that you’ll enjoy on a daily basis.

Industrial Workwear on track to deliver £1m lift in revenue & create up to...

County Durham-based workwear business, Industrial Workwear, has announced it is on track to grow revenue by £1m this financial year – doubling the company...

North East-based investment fund delivers positive financial performance in resilient northern property sector

TOC Property Backed Lending Trust PLC (PBLT) managed by Newcastle-upon Tyne-based wealth management and property lending specialist, Tier One Capital Ltd, has reported further...