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Financial firm doubles workforce in less than a year

A rapidly expanding financial services business has taken on three new people – doubling its workforce in less than 10 months. The growth of 313...

Charity Head To Cut The Ribbon At Upgraded Newcastle Building Society Ponteland Branch

The founder of a North East charity which helps bereaved children cope with the loss of a sibling is set to officially reopen Newcastle Building Society’s newly-upgraded Ponteland branch.

Andy Burnham Calls On Greater Manchester Businesses To Seize Global Opportunities

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has kicked off The Growth Company’s new Global Scale-up Programme as the inaugural cohort had its kick-off event in central Manchester. Following more than 200 applications from Greater Manchester businesses,

Frank Recruitment Group expands global coverage with new California office

Technology recruitment giant Frank Recruitment Group is continuing its rapid global expansion with a brand new office in Orange County, California. The Irvine hub is...

“Tax rules need simplifying, but are we doing enough?” says Darlington solicitor

Solicitors at Latimer Hinks in Darlington have applauded the recent suggestion that inheritance tax rules should be reviewed but have questioned whether enough is...

‘Perfect storm’ facing Yorkshire high streets continues in quarter two

The latest research from insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 shows that the level of bricks-and-mortar shops at higher than normal risk of insolvency in Yorkshire and the Humber in June remained close to the high level recorded in March.

Nationwide support for UK mailing houses in partnership’s 10th anniversary year

• Regional diversity of both board and membership • Midlands has more SMP members than capital • Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all represented

Appointment adds up to success for accountants

A Middlesbrough-based accountancy firm is setting its sights on growth with the support of a recently-appointed consultant. Chuhan & Singh chartered accountants, which was founded...

£8 million affordable homes scheme starts in County Durham

Work is underway on an £8 million housing project that will provide much needed affordable housing in County Durham. The development, in Peterlee, involves Galliford...

Law firm advises NVM Private Equity on multimillion-pound AI deal

A North East law firm has advised NVM Private Equity on a significant investment into a growing technology business.

North East’s biggest building society to open new branch in bankless Northumberland town

Newcastle Building Society and the Glendale Gateway Trust announced last night at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting that they have agreed an intention to establish a community branch in Wooler.

Didsbury Business Games champions raise hundreds for charity

Staff at a North West accountancy firm have proven they are good sports after raising money for a hospital charity. 2019 Didsbury Business Games champion...

Voyager Networks Partners with Key IVR to Offer Secure Payments to High Profile UK...

Key IVR and Voyager Networks will be working together to offer clients tailored and secure technology systems that help improve their operations. Voyager Networks deliver...

Family run holiday park company expands into the Ribble Valley

Lancashire family-run holiday park company, Holgates, has expanded into the Ribble Valley with the purchase of its seventh park - Rimington Leisure Park near Clitheroe. Half a million pound investment is planned over the next 12-18 months.

Green Beans Market Arriving At Platform One With Newcastle Building Society Support

A thriving North Tyneside community market is laying down new roots with the help of a four-figure grant from their local Newcastle Building Society branch.

Historic Northumberland port receives green makeover thanks to local mental health charity

A local mental health charity has been helping to make environmental improvements to the landscape around Northumberland’s biggest port. Service users from Blyth Star Enterprises’...

£100k donation to Northumbria University aims to drive entrepreneurship in the North East of...

Fledgling entrepreneurs at Northumbria University are benefiting from access to a new £100k fund designed to get their business start-ups investor ready post-graduation. Over five...

Building Society Plans To Open New Community Branch In Iconic Yorkshire Dales Town

A regional building society that is committed to finding innovative ways to maintain and enhance its presence on high streets across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria has announced that it plans to provide a new community branch in Hawes.

Gorenje Appoints New Senior National Account Manager

Slovenian-based home electronics manufacturer, Gorenje, has announced a new senior appointment after the company was acquired by multinational major appliance and electronics manufacturer Hisense...

Hallidays get on their bike to raise over £400 for Francis House Children’s Hospice

Hallidays team members Lizzi Rutter and Chelsea Peacock, both from Stockport, completed the Christie Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride on Sunday 7th July. Supporting...

Alexander Knight & Co expands with appointment of Alan Su

Alexander Knight & Co has appointed first-class graduate and fluent Cantonese speaker Alan Su as an assistant accountant as it expands its team in Hale, South Manchester.

Thriving careers at Ryecroft Glenton leads to three promotions

Ryecroft Glenton (RG) is celebrating the promotion of three employees who all joined the firm on the same day in May 2011. Kenny Johnsone, Amanda...

Halifax retail warehouse offers ‘high quality investment’ opportunity

An impressive modern retail warehouse investment opportunity in Halifax has been brought to market, via leading commercial property agents Commercial Property Partners LLP (CPP). Prominently...

Yorkshire accountants go the distance

A team from Townends Chartered Accountants pounded the pavements of Hull as they took part in the Asda Foundation Hull 10k. The nine-strong party from...

Newcastle Building Society Investing In New Stokesley Branch

The North East's biggest building society is crossing the High Street in Stokesley to open a new improved branch.

idverde acquires North-West based Assist Group

idverde today confirmed the acquisition of Assist Group, an established provider of grounds maintenance, arboriculture and highway services principally in the North West and Midlands area of England.

Thirty Years Of North East Business Investment At NEL Fund Managers

The North East’s longest-standing business investor is celebrating after completing three decades of investing in growing regional companies.

It’s the big 5-0 for the Champion of accountancy training

Leading SME advisors, Champion Accountants, has shown its commitment to development, career progression and upskilling of local talent by reaching the milestone of 50...

New partner at Clive Owen LLP in York

Clive Owen LLP has appointed experienced practitioner Rob Whitehead as a partner at its York office. FCCA qualified Rob has more than 30 years’ experience...

Rise in investment and finance-raising increases demand for Financial Due Diligence services

Ryecroft Glenton (RG) is experiencing an increasing demand for its Financial Due Diligence services, from business owners, private equity and third party lenders. The Newcastle-based...

Eight years of continuous growth for Reward Finance Group as income grows by 39...

Reward Finance Group, the Leeds and Manchester alternative finance provider, has posted record year-end figures for the eighth consecutive year, as it continues to expand its presence across the North of England.

Tees Valley Mayor officially opens MB DIY’s flagship premises

As part of its ambitious growth plan, a family business has unveiled its brand new £2.5 million flagship premises in Middlesbrough, which was officially...

Darlington’s Bannatyne Group posts annual results

(“Bannatyne” or the “Company”) RECORD TURNOVER £127.5M, PRE-TAX PROFIT £14.3M Financial results for the 12 months to 31 December 2018 2018 was another good year for Bannatyne...

Yorkshire businesses’ insolvency risk holds steady

The percentage of businesses in Yorkshire at higher than normal risk of insolvency in many sectors has held steady for the sixth consecutive month, according to the latest research from insolvency trade body R3.

North East printing firm doubles investment in technology for growth

NORTH EAST independent printing firm Large Print Works has boosted its capacity to take on large scale projects as well as significantly ramping up production with a near-quarter-million pound double investment

Recent investments deliver anticipated growth for recruitment specialist, NRG

The investments made in launching NRG’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and project solution, greenbean by NRG, coupled with ongoing investment in technology and people...

Venator’s Bright Ideas Fund Winners Announced

Teesside-based global manufacturing company Venator has announced the 40 winners of its Bright Ideas Fund, following an online public vote involving thousands of people across the North East.

Malsis Hall creates 130 local jobs after £12 million investment

Enhanced Community Healthcare Options (ECHO), in conjunction with the Seddon Group, is investing £12 million in Malsis Hall, a specialist care facility in Glusburn...

Durham’s Banks Group Increases Sales And Profit

County Durham-headquartered energy and property firm The Banks Group has recorded a rise in sales and pre-tax profits in its latest annual results.

Clothes2order invests £1m to keep pace with fashion retailing ‘revolution’

Fast-expanding Clothes2order has boosted capacity with a £1m investment in new digital t-shirt printing machinery, helping it to keep pace with what chairman Michael Conway calls a UK fashion retailing ‘revolution’.