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Outdoor living specialist invests in flagship retail store

Fast-growing Moda Outdoor Furnishings, the Manchester-based market-leader in premium outdoor furniture, has topped off another year of exceptional growth with the opening of its flagship store in its home city.

Fuel Ventures’ £1.5m Investment Supports Materials Market to Build its Business

Materials Market has raised £1.5m to grow its digital building materials marketplace. Their innovative solution to ease supply chain issues is an online marketplace for building materials and is saving trade and DIY customers time and money.

Bristol Street Motors in Macclesfield Adopts Sign Language Service

Bristol Street Motors Macclesfield Citroen is improving its inclusivity with an innovative service for hearing-impaired customers. The dealership, on Winterton Way has partnered with online...

Portfolio Home Wins Copyright Damages

Leading home textiles supplier, Portfolio Home obtains judgement for a significant amount in copyright infringement case

Obituary – Jack Tordoff, Chairman of JCT600

It is with great sadness that the Tordoff family has today announced that Jack Tordoff, 86, chairman of JCT600 and a very proud Bradfordian...

MotorVise conjures up new account managers in response to rising demand

MotorVise Automotive is hoping to create a little motor trade magic following the recruitment of two new account managers. Business graduates Harry Potter and Philippa...
James Cottrell, owner of Yorkshire-based furniture and homewares retailer Shimu

Challenges of container shipping impacts upon UK retailers

The costs associated with shipping between China and the UK have skyrocketed over the past year, with prices increasing by more than 350%. This...

The Cherry on the top! Seven Bro7hers launches Berliner Weisse beer to celebrate its...

Salford Brewery SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO is launching a limited-edition Imperial Rhubarb and Sour Cherry Berliner Weisse beer as part of its SEVENTH birthday...

Study reveals most people still prefer to visit a dealership to buy a car

Most buyers prefer to purchase cars in person rather than online, according to an extensive study by leading automotive retailer Vertu Motors plc. The survey...

Electrifying Fitness Technology Used by Hollywood A-Listers Launched In Leeds

Feel Electric Wellness studios on Street Lane, Leeds, celebrated its opening earlier this month, with ex-professional rugby player Keith Mason and his inspirational wife...

LSH Auto celebrates successful new registration handover day

LSH Auto celebrated a successful September new registration day, handing over brand new ‘71 plate’ cars to 107 customers in one day across its...

Central Arcade, Leeds bounces back with three new retailers

Carter Towler secures three new tenants for Central Arcade Leeds.

Bigger, Better, Faster – Specscart Moves to a 4X Larger Store in the Walkden...

It is not often that you see an independent, University-born business grow and make a name for itself so rapidly. Specscart, a Manchester-based eyewear...

National Award For TV Star Newcastle Car Valeter

Terry Mason, longstanding valeter at Bristol Street Motors Newcastle Vauxhall, has been recognised for his commitment with a national award. Before becoming everyone’s favourite car...

Regeneration partners receive Game Changer Award for Treadmills transformation

Leading developer Wykeland Group and Hambleton District Council have won a major property industry award for the spectacular transformation of the former Northallerton Prison in North Yorkshire.

Aldi and Coffee Drive-thru Form Part of Derwent’s Additional Vision for Wigan

The Derwent Group has submitted plans for a new Aldi store and a coffee drive-thru on land adjacent to Glasshouse Business Park in Wigan.

How will the online retailers fare once the used car market resets, asks Fraser...

The arrival of the online car retailer has certainly had an impact on the used car market over the past couple of years, says...

Record Year For PerfumeDirect.com

Online fragrance retailer Perfume Direct has reported a record year, with total sales rising by a massive 220%.

Jump Inc brings urban playground fun to Beverley’s Flemingate centre

Urban playground operator Jump Inc is coming to Beverley’s Flemingate centre.

Arighi Bianchi Appoints New MD to Furnish National Expansion

FURNITURE and interiors business Arighi Bianchi has announced Sarah Bianchi as its new Managing Director, as the Cheshire-based retailer embarks on an ambitious phase of growth to cement itself as a national brand, challenging online furniture store

Mercedes-Benz of Stockport celebrates outstanding second year

LSH Auto is celebrating a remarkable second year of trading at its flagship site, Mercedes-Benz of Stockport, despite the challenges of the last 18...

Richmond MP helps break ground on new Northallerton Gateway development

Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, the Member of Parliament for Richmond, has helped break ground on a new gateway development in Northallerton, which will provide...

Air Ambulance Hopes Van Donation Will Help Drive Fundraising

Bristol Street Motors hopes its support of The Great North Air Ambulance will help drive donations to the charity. The motor retailer has provided the...

£780,000 investment as Swedish-inspired coffee shop opens its doors in Harrogate

A brand new Swedish-style coffee shop has opened in Harrogate with ambitious plans to roll out the concept across Yorkshire. The venture has already...

Work to start on Everyman cinema in latest phase of Treadmills scheme

The partners behind the Treadmills regeneration scheme in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, have announced work is set to get underway on a new Everyman cinema.
Lookers Kia Newcastle to reveal Kia’s first rapid charge electric EV6 at national roadshow

Lookers Kia Newcastle to reveal Kia’s first rapid charge electric EV6 at national roadshow

On Thursday 19 August Lookers Kia Newcastle, Railway Street dealership is offering Newcastle drivers an exclusive first-hand opportunity to see Kia’s latest all-electric car, the EV6. The...
Speciality North Yorkshire butcher sees business thrive as tourists increase sales

Speciality North Yorkshire butcher sees business thrive as tourists increase sales

A North Yorkshire pork butcher in a North Yorkshire town has seen the business thrive over recent months as a change in shopping habits...

120-year-old Rossendale fish and chip restaurant put on the market

Toffalis of Crawshawbooth is being marketed by Blacks Business Brokers for £349,950, and includes a three-bedroom flat above the fish and chip shop.

There’s a Rumble in the Crumble as Cumbria’s ‘We Love Cake’ launches a new...

Bells of Lazonby, renowned family bakers since 1946, is debuting the latest range of We Love Cake nostalgia-inspired bakes in Waitrose. The brand-new Gluten, Wheat...

Three new retailers move into Central Arcade, Leeds

Business is picking up in Central Arcade just off Briggate with three new retailers opening on the first floor.

Widd Signs completes five-figure project at Primark’s new Prague store

Leeds and St Helens-based Widd Signs has completed a five-figure project for Primark at the clothing retailer’s new multi-million-euro flagship store on Prague’s Wenceslas Square.

Exciting Sports Direct and USC concept store opens at Flemingate

An exciting new sportswear and street fashion concept store has opened to shoppers at Beverley’s Flemingate centre.

Vertu Motors Group Acquires Powerbulbs Aand Car Bulbs Direct

The Vertu Motors group has acquired the global vehicle lighting businesses Powerbulbs and Car Bulbs Direct, to join its existing online car parts retailer,...

Zenith sees direct-to-consumer business reach a new milestone

Zenith has announced its digital direct-to-consumer leasing subscription business ZenAuto has grown rapidly through the pandemic and now has over 7,000 cars on the...

Sustainability on the menu at Black Sheep with new Warrens Group energy from waste...

Black Sheep Brewery is one step closer to producing beer using renewable energy, after signing a three-year deal with biogas producer, Warrens Group. The agreement...

National award for Skipton service advisor

Toby Sims, a service advisor at Vertu Volkswagen Skipton, has been recognised with a national award for his dedication to providing the very best...

One Day Agency launches RELX, the world’s leading independent e-cigarette brand, with an OOH...

The Manchester-based boutique advertising and marketing agency One Day Agency has been appointed in a competitive pitch to promote RELX Technology’s vaping products in the UK.

Dealerships emphasise better work-life balance in a competitive jobs market

The knock-on effects of the pandemic may change forever how car dealerships operate, says motor trade expert Fraser Brown. Showrooms have already come a long...

Bristol Street Motors chooses Carlisle for first MG dealership

The new dealership is based on the city’s Kingstown Industrial Estate and will showcase a range of new and used cars as well as...

Simon Bailes Peugeot awaits arrival of innovative hydrogen-powered van

Simon Bailes Peugeot will take delivery of a new breed of zero emission vehicles from next year – a hydrogen-powered van. The French manufacturer says...

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