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Steel expertise leads to new business Elemy

Elemy Ltd backed by UK Steel Enterprise's Regeneration Fund

Newcastle Strategic Solutions appoints Digital Director

Manila Mclean has been appointed as Digital Director by the UK’s leading savings management platform, Newcastle Strategic Solutions.

All aboard for Sunderland’s National Glass Centre

Sunderland's National Glass Centre and neighbouring residential areas are to be served by a new regular bus service. The new 702 service is being introduced by the Connect 700 Partnership.

Charity challenge sees HURST team raise over £3,000

Staff at accounting and business advisory firm HURST raised more than £3,000 for charity by running, cycling and walking along the Middlewood Way in Cheshire. A total of 33 staff took part in the charity challenge along the 11-mile route.

Haines Watts welcomes new Associate Partner

The Newcastle office of national accountancy firm, Haines Watts, has welcomed Nicola Bell as a new Associate Partner following a period of significant growth.

Greater Manchester credit union set to global

A Greater Manchester-based credit union is set to represent the UK after securing a place at an international conference in Los Angeles. Salford Credit Union,...

RMT Accountants Scaling Up With Nine New Recruits – And More To Come

RMT Accountants & Business Advisors has taken on nine new recruits across all sectors of its business to help manage growing demand from clients old and new.

Good news all-round at The Buy to Let Broker

National mortgage specialist, The Buy to Let Broker, celebrated a string of new appointments and promotions to their growing team at their head office in Southport, with the launch of a brand new website earlier this month.  

Apprenticeships help Brewin Dolphin swim in the fast lane

A programme to attract new talent into the financial services sector has started recruiting for its seventh cohort of students. Wealth management company Brewin Dolphin...

Equibalancer Galloping Towards Growth After Winning North East Fund Backing

A County Durham-based equine supplement manufacturer is galloping for growth after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund.

Yorkshire insolvency experts urges introduction of director ID check to combat business fraud

In response to a Government consultation into strengthening the role played by Companies House in the UK’s anti-fraud framework, Eleanor Temple, chair of insolvency trade body R3 in Yorkshire, is calling for Government to introduce identity checks.

Whickham Library teams up with Newcastle Building Society

The North East’s largest building society has teamed up with a local volunteer-run Gateshead library to help support its aim to make the library ‘a great place to go’.

Planning submitted for Brett Wharf apartments project

The developer constructing Newcastle’s tallest building is set to be the talk of the Tyne once again with a planning application submitted for a...

Bob Does The Job At Newcastle Building Society’s New Stokesley Branch

The chairman of trustees at Stokesley’s Globe Community Library doors has cut the ribbon to officially open the town’s new branch of Newcastle Building Society.

MBO at Alexander Technologies Europe Ltd

County Durham battery manufacturer Alexander Technologies Europe Ltd (ATEL) has been acquired by its incumbent management team in a transaction part-funded under a £9.2m...

VAT reverse charge – new rules to impact construction businesses

New VAT accounting procedures for the construction industry from 1st October 2020.

Another boost for Baldwins with the appointment of a New Corporate Finance Partner with...

Baldwins a leading accounting and business advisory firm, which now has six offices across the North West has further boosted its corporate finance expertise...

North East’s Biggest FinTech Conference Heads to Newcastle This Month

North East FinTech community to convene in Newcastle for the city’s first ever FinTech North conference.

North East’s First Urban Winery Toasts NEL Investment Support

The North East’s first urban winery is aiming to change people’s perceptions of English wines with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund.

In Professional Development on track to double revenues to £2.4m

A company which provides leadership and management training to executives across the country is on track to double turnover after achieving revenues of £1.2m in its first financial year.

Northumberland is a top destination for house hunters

Leading independent estate agent Sanderson Young highlights Northumberland as a top destination to live in the North East, with house buyers snapping up homes right across the area.

Car Insurance Disruptors honcho Unveil Their New App

A free APP developed in the North East has officially launched and is set to change the way UK drivers buy car insurance forever. The...

Coalfields cash extends skills talent pool

A training and development solutions provider has extended a project that aims to tackle unemployment in South Yorkshire after securing practical and funding support...

AdviserPlus acquires organisational change specialist Working Transitions

The new deal adds further HR services capabilities to AdviserPlus, as part of a vision to create the UK’s leading data and technology-enabled HR services group.

Wynyard Wealth Management Company Welcomes New Financial Planner

A wealth management company in Stockton-on-Tees has bolstered its team with the appointment of a Financial Planner. Ed Midgley, who previously ran his own consultancy...

Further investment at Bannatyne Health Club & Spa in Ingleby Barwick

Further investment at the Bannatyne health club & spa in Ingleby Barwick has upgraded the sauna and steam room to complement the Spa, which...

MHA Moore and Smalley targets Manchester growth with new office

North West accountancy and business advisory firm MHA Moore and Smalley has opened a new Manchester office after making three senior hires.

Ignition Assists Surveying Firm with Finance Following Robbery

This summer, Met Consultancy Group, which employs more than 45 people and operates nationwide, was targeted by a group of thieves who stole a large amount of high-tech surveying equipment from its vehicles. The company approached asset finance provi

Jobs saved in sale of Sheffield-based education recruitment agency

On 30th August 2019, Kris Wigfield and Joanne Hammond of Begbies Traynor in Sheffield were appointed as joint administrators of PK Education Ltd with the company immediately being acquired by Einstein Recruitment Ltd, saving all jobs at the company.

Carter Towler to help Durham Group maximise property investment

Durham Group Estates Ltd has purchased 25,000 sq ft Bede House, Belmont Business Park, close to the A1 at Durham in a deal negotiated by Carter Towler. The Leeds-based chartered surveyors have also been appointed to manage the two storey building.

Property Investment in the North and Midlands still providing solid returns for Investors

Even though the north of England has long since ceased to be the “insider tip” of choice amongst foresighted property investors, it still offers...

New senior hire at PMD Business Finance

Oldham-based PMD Business Finance has bolstered its senior management team with a new operations manager. Jonny Kirkham joined the team this summer, as part of PMD’s expansion plans.

Hull Trains reveals name of new £60m fleet

Hull Trains has officially named its £60m new fleet of trains which will revolutionise travel between Hull and London.

Productivity Increases 50% at Chiorino Following Phased Relocation

Chiorino has announced its phased relocation to new premises in Glasshoughton is now complete following a £300,000 investment to optimise its factory layout and...

Eighty New Jobs – And More In The Pipeline – For North East’s FinTech...

Newcastle Strategic Solutions, the UK’s leading savings management platform, has announced 80 new jobs for the North East as the first phase of a ‘tech talent’ investment drive that will see significant and continuing recruitment in 2020.

North West Startups Struggle to Navigate Investment Landscape

An in-depth survey of tech startups and mentors in the North West reveals that many of the region’s new businesses lack knowledge of how...

Hat-trick at Curzon Ashton FC for Bromleys Solicitors

Bromleys Solicitors has agreed a deal to be the official home shirt sponsor of Curzon Ashton FC for the third season in a row. The Tameside law firm’s logo appears on the royal blue shirts worn by the first team.

Blue Brick Healthcare sells care homes in £18.6m deal

Blue Brick Healthcare has sold two care homes - one of which is located in Ripon - for £18.6m to listed investor Target Healthcare. Built...

Newcastle Building Society To Take Over Former Dickinsons Site In Centre Of Hexham

The North East’s biggest building society is set to take over a landmark retail site in the centre of Hexham.

Chat Heroes Talking Up Growth Plans After Investment Win

A successful North Tyneside-based managed web chat service is talking up its growth plans after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund.