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Another successful exit as YFM Equity Partners sells Deep Secure Limited realising a 6.5x...

YFM Equity Partners-advised funds have sold their shareholding in Deep Secure Limited to Forcepoint Federal LLC, a global cyber security solutions business specialising in...

Almost half of SME owners putting themselves at personal financial risk

Almost half (47%) of SME owners and shareholders are inadvertently putting themselves at financial risk because they don’t understand loan personal guarantees, according to new research from Reparo Finance.

Yorkshire web hosting firm announces record financial year

York-based, managed website hosting company, HA, has recorded its best financial year since it was first established in 2008. The company has seen substantial growth...

May 2021 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 today’s publication...

HURST chooses Willow Wood Hospice as its charity of the year

Staff at accounting and business advisory firm HURST have chosen a Greater Manchester hospice as their charity of the year for 2021. Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne provides specialist care for adults with life-limiting illnesses.

B8 Real Estate expand team amidst record demand

B8 Real Estate, the North’s leading industrial property agents, have expanded their award-winning capital markets team with the appointment of Joe Sinclair as Investment Surveyor.

TreyBridge Accountants Celebrates 4th Anniversary

Based in East Yorkshire and working with clients across the UK, the team at TreyBridge Accountants is very excited to celebrate the company turning four years old.

YFM exits FourNet generating 6x return for investors

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has sold its stake in FourNet, the award-winning digital transformation and customer experience specialists whose clients include 10 Downing Street,...

Global pandemic report preparedness highlights North West consortium

A global think thank has hightlighted the work of the North West based Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON) as an exemplar partnership tackling the infectious disease challenge.

Middleton Enterprises launches Growth Capital Division

Middleton Enterprises, the Newcastle-based investment firm, is actively seeking to grow its portfolio following the launch of its Growth Capital Division. With the ability to...

North East HR firm makes London breakthrough

HR2day, the Darlington-based HR specialist, has announced its first major contract win with a London-based firm. The award-winning firm, which was launched in March 2010,...

Clarion Wealth Planning appoints trainee associate financial planner

Cheshire-based Clarion Wealth Planning has appointed a new trainee associate financial planner.

Leeds-based CDS launches new division – marking 13 new roles and seven-figure investment

Strategic communications agency CDS has announced the launch of a new behavioural insight division, designed to drive inclusivity and accessibility throughout the private and...

YFM builds team with investment director promotion

Private equity house YFM Equity Partners (YFM), which has offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, is continuing to Invest in its team with...

North-West Insolvency Practitioner Provides Advice On Accelerated Payment Notices

HM Treasury outlay during the Covid-19 pandemic has reached historic proportions, and no doubt HMRC will seek to maximise recovery post-pandemic using all the...

Brownlee Dean founder completes share buy-back to support strategic growth

The founder of Newcastle-based specialist recruiter Brownlee Dean has completed a share buy-back to support the company’s strategic growth ambitions. Peter Walker has acquired 17%...

New credit union branch opened for Trafford residents in Stretford Mall

Manchester Credit Union has opened a new branch in Stretford Mall to provide ethical loans and savings to new and existing Trafford members.

Elsdon Consulting plans further growth into US IT market

North East-based executive search business Elsdon Consulting has opened a new office in Manchester and is setting its sights on a new operation in...

Rapidly expanding finance firm opens North East office

Commercial finance intermediary, ABL business, is confidently moving ahead with its ambitious expansion plans by launching a North East regional office, headed up by...

American Golf store re-opens in Liverpool after six figure refurbishment

International leisure brand, American Golf, has re-opened its Netherley store at Liverpool Golf Centre, following a £400k investment, providing fourteen jobs and state-of-the-art services for all types of golfer.

2021 Football Distress Report: Govt and League support gives English clubs extra time...

The annual Football Distress Survey, conducted by business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor since 2012, has revealed a deceptively rosy picture of football club health,...

Hemingways acquires Microsoft partner to support growth strategy

A Ripon-based international e-commerce gifting, sales and distribution specialist has acquired a Microsoft Gold Partner company for an undisclosed sum. Hemingways, which counts Cadbury, John...

Charity auction firm gets set for return of live events with help of £200k...

A Harrogate-based events company which is a leader in the field of charity auctions and fundraising is gearing up for the return of live action with the help of £200,000 funding.

Finance For Enterprise funding helps entrepreneurial chef jazz up former tearoom to create a...

A young chef has shown all of his Yorkshire grit and determination to transform a former tearoom into his dream restaurant, despite being only...

Newly Appointed Investment Manager Begins New Innings at Finance For Enterprise

Alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise has expanded its talented team of loan experts after appointing experienced banker Paul Howell to its Investment Manager...

Investor Confidence in the thriving UK staycation market Lifestyle Homes Group secures £100m lending...

25th May 2021: Manchester headquartered Lifestyle Homes Group has secured a £100million lending facility and acquired five holiday parks across England (Exclusive Luxury Lodges...

Foresight announces first closing of its latest regional private equity fund

Foresight Group, an award-winning listed infrastructure and private equity investment manager, announces the first close of the Foresight Regional Investment III LP (the “Fund”)...

New challenger bank GBB appoints Sue Hayes as chief executive officer

A new bank focused on lending in Yorkshire, has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Sue Hayes has joined the business as its new CEO.

Yorkshire based firm is a ‘five star’ finalist in accountancy awards

A chartered accountancy and business advisory firm has been shortlisted for five prestigious industry awards, following several key client wins and a 13% growth in turnover over the last 12 months.

Dynamic duo promoted at top accountancy firm

A Sheffield chartered accountancy and business advisory firm has made two senior promotions as the business continues to go from strength to strength in 2021.

Sharp rise in spending as North West towns and cities reopen

Smaller North West towns and cities are leading the recovery from lockdown, according to new figures which show a sharp rise in spending following the re-opening of pubs, cafes and non-essential shops last month.

Insolvency and restructuring profession rescued 297k jobs in 2019, R3 report shows

The insolvency and restructuring profession rescued 297,000 jobs and returned £1.82bn to creditors in insolvency cases in 2019 – the equivalent of around 800...

Significant Investment Puts Yorkshire Based IT Firm on Cloud Nine

RABB IT, a Leeds-based IT solutions specialist founded in 2011 has secured a significant investment from Yorkshire-based IT entrepreneur, Dave Helm to support the firm with its ambitious growth plans to expand its expertise and create new roles in th

Free trade agreement with Australia set to be ‘a springboard’ for growth

A free trade agreement between the UK and Australia could be a springboard that gives north west firms a stronger foothold in the wider Asia-Pacific region, says an international business expert.

New laws bring game-changing contracts within reach for small businesses

With the Queen’s announcement last week that a new Procurement Bill is to be introduced in the next session of UK Parliament, public sector contract specialist and Opportuni CEO, Tim Ward, talks us through what this really means for the UK's SMEs.

£2.8m restoration scheme for derelict former Greater Manchester hospital unveiled

Plans have been unveiled for a £2.8m scheme to breathe new life into a derelict former hospital in Greater Manchester. The old Stretford Memorial Hospital in Trafford closed in 2015 and the site has lain empty since then.

North East businesses call on new Police and Crime Commissioner to focus on fraud...

A group of North East businesses has written to the newly elected police and crime commissioner for Cleveland to call on him to put...

Card payment services firm chooses Manchester for UK growth push

Manchester’s proven credentials as one of the UK’s great economic and cultural hubs has attracted UTP Merchant Services, one of the largest providers of credit card machines and online payment gateways in the UK.

Firms warned to prepare for end of state support, despite fall in insolvencies

The number of business failures fell in April, following a year of low insolvency levels in which Government support measures have kept many firms afloat.

Shareholders vote for new residential investment strategy and improved flexibility for growing North East...

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

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