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Management Buy Out at County Durham-based Homefair Blinds

Homefair Blinds, which has head offices in Seaham and Manchester, has been acquired in a management buy-out led by Steve Ellithorn, Claire Ripley and...

DivideBuy ranked third in the 2019 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Leading LendTech company, DivideBuy, has been ranked third in the 2019 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 – one of the UK’s most prolific technology awards, celebrating the fastest growing technology companies across the region.

Bathgate golf tournament builds professional bonds across North West

A golf tournament organised by Bathgate Business Finance to strengthen relationships between professionals from the North West and North Wales has enjoyed a fourth successful year.

Sheffield wholesaler on Track for £100m Turnover

International wholesaler and distributor, Pricecheck is on track to hit £100m turnover following its fifth year of consistent growth.

Smithers Purslow acquires Byrom Clark Roberts

Newcastle-based consulting engineering and surveying firm, Smithers Purslow (SP), has acquired its northern and Wales-based counterpart, Byrom Clark Roberts (BCR), increasing staff numbers to...

£720,000 investment from Go North East in state of the art environmentally friendly buses...

Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator, has invested £720,000 in 3 brand-new, state of the art, environmentally friendly buses for its X30...

£3.73m deal lighting up the month for Durham-based broker and bank

Commercial Expert Ltd, a Durham-based independent, whole-of-market business loan broker, have started their month with a bang having completed a £3.73m deal. The significant amount was secured with Atom bank, also based in County Durham.

pro-manchester and MIDAS Appoint FinTech Experts as Co-Chairs for Ambitious New Committee

Local industry professionals join pro-manchester's FinTech committee to help galvanise the FinTech community in the region

Vision For Newcastle Building Society’s New Wooler Branch Going On Show

A computer simulation of a new building society branch that will be opening soon in a Northumberland town is set to go on show, along with details of the services that will be coming to town.

Finance For Enterprise unleashes funds for The Coffee Kennel Cafe

A dog-loving duo which have helped South Yorkshire’s canines star in some of Britain’s best loved programmes have pioneered a new training school, complete with dog friendly cafe after securing a support from Finance for Enterprise.

Business Enterprise Fund launches in Manchester with two new staff and first client

Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) has opened an office in Manchester, following 15 years’ operating throughout the North - and has appointed investment managers Steph...

Growing demand drives Q Fleet to a new home

Expanding fleet management company Q Fleet has moved into one of Teesside’s flagship business centres to provide additional workspace for its growing team. Mark Batey,...

Clive Owen LLP forges partnership with Durham Cathedral

Clive Owen LLP is delighted to become a Corporate Partner to support the iconic Durham Cathedral. The award-winning accountancy firm will work with Durham Cathedral...

Rural growth grant fuels Gateshead compost business expansion

A Gateshead based family business is growing profits and creating new jobs, following investment to feed its production of high-quality compost made from recycled...
Newcastle esports company expands into the wider video game market

Newcastle esports company expands into the wider video game market

Newcastle upon Tyne-based Hitmarker, a company operating in the fast-growing industry of esports, went live with an equity crowdfunding campaign today to help realize...

Vision For Newcastle Building Society’s New Hawes Branch Going On Show

A computer simulation of a new building society branch that will be opening in Hawes before the end of the year is set to go on show, along with details of the services that will be coming to town.

Lancashire firm plans ambitious growth

Utilities and infrastructure specialist, Ipsum Group, is set to consolidate its industry presence with a further £6m investment to fund significant growth.

Q3 2019 insolvency statistics – R3 response

Commenting on the Q3 2019 (July-September) England & Wales insolvency statistics (published this morning by the Insolvency Service), Olivia Robinson, vice chair of R3 in Yorkshire and an insolvency lawyer at Walker Morris in Leeds, says...

Angell Petco Acquisition Measures Up For Surveyor Phil After Return From Australia

A returning North East quantity surveyor is looking to take a bite out of the online dog food market after completing his first business acquisition.

PMD tees off its annual charity drive and raises more than £2,800 at golf...

Oldham-based business finance firm PMD has raised £2,891 of vital funds for its adopted charity, Children with Cancer UK. The money was raised during the...

UNW brings together ambitious retailers at Who Can Fix My Car

UNW’s Corporate Finance team and Who Can Fix My Car, a leading website that connects drivers with car repair services local to them, recently hosted a round-table lunch in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Tees Valley mayor hails business cooperation as blueprint to create future jobs

The Tees Valley Mayor has hailed the collaboration between three growing businesses as a blueprint for future success. Ben Houchen toured the offices of Odyssey...

Renovo Shaping Bright Future With Small Loan Fund Investment Backing

A young County Durham entrepreneur is shaping a successful future for his business after securing a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund.

Restauranteur brothers open The Pickled Goose with £200k revamp

The Pickled Goose in Preston has been re-launched by restauranteur brothers, Mike and Chris Rawlinson. The revamp included a £200k refurbishment of the site on...

Belmayne among top firms highlighting fee confusion

A clear and transparent approach to fees has earned Dronfield-based chartered financial planners, Belmayne, national recognition from a leading industry journal.

Latest Banks Group Grant Helps Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project Garden Keep Growing

Support from a regional employer has helped dozens of members of a Cramlington young people’s project continue to make their garden grow.

Investment in people and process drives major new clients

Clavis Integrated Display Systems (IDS), a leading British technology manufacturer, formerly based in Wallsend, is continuing their ambitious growth plans with £160,000 investment and expansion into new designed for purpose premises in North Shields.

£400,000 investment supports Hortor expansion

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing agency with offices in Leeds and London, has completed a £400,000 investment into technology, property and operating entities, doubling...

Belmayne honours Age Friendly champions

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are celebrating the achievements of those who make the Sheffield city region a great place in which to grow old.

Tees Valley Mayor provides details of new £35million business investment

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen shared his ten-year strategic investment plan, at a special breakfast event held at The National Museum of the Royal...

Strong annual results for Fastflow Group

Fastflow Group, a provider of essential services to the utilities and property sectors, announces strong annual financial results to April 2019. Turnover for 2018-2019 increased...

Innovative investment bond launched to boost UK property market

An innovative new investment vehicle to provide funds to support UK property deals – commercial and residential – has been launched by one of...

North West companies could be losing out on Research and Development Tax Relief according...

Any company can take advantage of these generous reliefs, providing they seek to advance their knowledge, improve a service/product or solve uncertainties in a process.

Almost a third of businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber concerned about Brexit supply...

Just under a third (32%) of businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber are concerned about the potential impact Brexit will have on their suppliers and customers, according to new indicative* research from R3.

Doors Set To Open At Newcastle Building Society’s New Hexham Branch

The doors are set to open at the new Hexham branch of the North East’s biggest building society.

Accountancy firm HURST launches specialist digital team

Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has created a specialist digital team to help companies improve their performance and efficiency by making the most of technology. HURST Digital is led by associate partner Jo Gibson.

3T Energy Group sells off energy insulation business

Leading technology and training organisation, 3T Energy Group, has sold off the energy insulation side of its business to concentrate on developing new training technologies.

AlphaBiolabs invests £400,000 in lab as orders treble for prenatal paternity test

AlphaBiolabs has invested £400,000 in additional laboratory equipment to meet soaring demand for its non-invasive prenatal paternity test. The company earlier this year achieved a UK first by introducing the test at its laboratory in Warrington.

Pareto Financial Planning moves to new headquarters

Pareto Financial Planning has moved to bigger headquarters in Manchester city centre to accommodate its growing team. The independent advisory firm has relocated from St John Street off Deansgate to Tower 12 in the Spinningfields business district.

Durham Cricket Selects RMT Accountants As New Auditor

Durham Cricket has appointed RMT Accountants & Business Advisors as its new auditors.