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Leeds Digital Job Fair is back for best of 5.0

The North’s digital and tech community are set to return to the First Direct Arena after it was announced that Leeds Digital Job Fair...

Mobility technology provider Fleetondemand acquires FleetEurope

Fleetondemand, one of Europe’s leading mobility technology providers, has acquired Buckinghamshire-based vehicle management company FleetEurope for an undisclosed sum.

First cycle scheme as part of Greater Manchester Mayor’s Bee Network project complete along...

The first scheme as part of a region-wide effort to revolutionise travel on bike and foot has been completed in Wigan Borough.

Middlesbrough’s iron and steel heritage to be celebrated at TeesAMP

The ironmaking stories of Middlesbrough’s past will be celebrated thanks to a new project featuring the site of Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP). Located on...

Cumbrian food business takes part in family business placement scheme

Cumbrian food business Ginger Bakers is working with like minded businesses as part of a Family Business Placement Scheme designed to benefit small and medium sized enterprises across the county.

Plans to reopen Goldsborough Railway Station take a step forward

Plans to reopen Goldsborough Railway Station and create a much-needed park and ride facility for Harrogate have taken a step forward, with Harrogate Borough Council now acknowledging the location offers the opportunity to provide a new railway statio

Collaboration Drives £20m boost for Sci-Tech Daresbury companies

The impact of the collaborative culture at Sci-Tech Daresbury delivered a £20.3m boost in 2018 for companies based at the award-winning science and technology...

Adyen selected to boost payment experience for Vue Entertainment UK&I

Adyen, the payments platform of choice for the world’s leading companies, has today announced it will be working in partnership with Vue Entertainment UK&I to help deliver enhanced customer experiences across all sales channels.

Growth Company appointed national delivery partner for Be the Business Mentoring for Growth programme

The Growth Company has been announced as the new delivery partner for Be the Business’s Mentoring for Growth scheme. The programme matches ambitious small and medium-sized businesses with experienced mentors from some of the UK’s leading firms.

Burnley FC enhance stadium accessibility with new Changing Place

July 19th is national Changing Places Awareness Day, so Innova Care Concepts is announcing that it has recently handed over on a new Changing Place facility at Turf Moor - the home of Burnley Football Club.

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,

Materials Processing Institute launches Digital Technologies Group

Leading UK research and innovation centre, the Materials Processing Institute, is enhancing its capabilities with the creation of a new group that will help...

York-based Transport Tech provider becomes Northern Powerhouse Partner.

York-based Incremental Solutions has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme. The appointment comes after their recent royal recognition of a Queen’s...

BigChange bucks Brexit uncertainty and embarks on European expansion drive

BigChange, the mobile workforce technology company, today revealed the first steps in its ambitious European expansion plans. The Leeds-based company has established a subsidiary...

Manchester Takes Inclusive Growth Business Message To London

Representatives from Greater Manchester’s business community took a very Mancunian message to London as part of the recent Geatahead festival with a discussion panel about inclusive growth.

Merseyrail passengers among most satisfied in the country

Merseyrail has some of the most satisfied passengers in the UK, new survey results can reveal.

Plans approved for multi-million-pound business hub at Wirral Waters

Wirral Waters developer, Peel Land and Property (Peel L&P), has reached a major milestone in the development of a three-storey workspace and entrepreneurial incubator for SME’s on the Wirral.

New medical college granted planning permission

Bolton Council’s planning committee has backed plans for the new facility, which will transform how NHS workforces are trained in UK

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...

Mason Advisory listed in 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report

The London Stock Exchange Group has announced its 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019 – featuring MediaCityUK’s Mason Advisory.

Tyneside-based Health and Safety software firm launches entry-level platform

As part of their #SafetyRevolution, Notify, creators of the world’s first free-forever incident reporting app, have announced they are launching a new entry-level Incident...

Northern Powerhouse Minister confirms Vapour Cloud as official partner

Elland-headquartered voice, video, networks and storage specialist Vapour Cloud, has today been announced as an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse. Her Majesty’s Government has...

The modern responsibilities of business

Carlisle Ambassadors held their latest meeting at Carlisle Racecourse on Thursday 13th June, where the city’s assembled business leaders learnt about the importance of corporate social responsibility for companies, non-profits, and employees alike.

Seven Figure Deal Agreed for Historic Building at Princes Quay

A leading Yorkshire law firm has announced the completion of the sale of a historic building at Princes Quay in Hull.

Connected Energy Receives Multimillion Investment Boost From Global Giants

North East-based, Connected Energy, a world-leading innovator of site-integrated energy storage solutions, has secured a £5 million investment to realise ambitious growth plans on...

New Teesport rail service drives environmental benefits for IKEA

PD Ports has launched a dedicated rail freight service between Teesport and Doncaster in partnership with GB Railfreight, for its major customer Containerships -...

Saltaire Brewery expands ownership

Independent UK brewery, Saltaire Brewery, continues its journey by expanding the ownership of the business to include sales director, Nick Helliwell and operations director,...

Power in partnership as the Humber drives sustainable growth

Delegates at an event staged by the Marketing Humber place marketing organisation were told the Humber estuary is uniquely positioned to contribute to the growth of the North and become a global leader in combating climate change.

MEPC Signs Pre-Let on Office Space at 4 Wellington Place Leeds with the Stars...

Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC, has announced that The Stars Group, owner of Sky Betting & Gaming and other global betting and gaming brands,...

Renewed Push for Environmentally Friendly FluidWorker in the Face of Worsening Biodiversity

In the face of the increasingly publicised effects of biocides upon biodiversity and, along with it, our climate, Houghton International is undertaking a renewed push for companies to embrace FluidWorker.
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Conference to set out economic growth opportunities and challenges within West Yorkshire

On the 5th June, prominent business and public sector leaders will come together at the West Yorkshire Development Conference - the region’s largest business...

Technology company BigChange to adopt a four-day working week

BigChange, the mobile workforce technology company, today announced that it intends to adopt a four-day working week across its business by the end of...

Leading civil engineering contractor wins contract for the Cheshire Green Industrial Park

A leading civil engineering contractor has started work on the next phase of a 150-acre business park in Cheshire.

Jones Bros opens new north west office in Wigan

A leading civil engineering firm has opened a north west office after securing a number of contract wins in the region.

Manchester’s most sustainable building reaches practical completion

FORE Partnership – the pan-European transformational real estate investment firm – has reached practical completion of its Grade A office building Windmill Green, located...

Stellar lineup revealed for FinTech North’s homecoming

The full agenda has been announced for FinTech North Leeds, with the Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England, Tech Nation, FinTech Scotland, Mastercard, BJSS...

Innovation Powerhouse opens doors in Leeds

The Connected Places Catapult, an elite innovation centre set up by the Government’s Innovate UK agency, has opened an office at the University of...

Andy Burnham unveils UK’s first 5G enabled immersive technology lab at MediaCityUK

Over £100,000 has been invested in a new virtual and augmented reality facility which was unveiled today (16 May) by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, at The Landing at MediaCityUK.

Merseyrail welcomes pop mogul Pete Waterman onto network for regional tour

Pop mogul Pete Waterman was welcomed to Merseyside early this month by regional train operator Merseyrail.

AVID Technology announces new chairman

Award-winning automotive clean-tech firm AVID Technology Group in Northumberland has appointed one of the region’s most prominent business figures, Andrew Hodgson, as its new...