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Bradford Based Astonish Trigger £100K Donation To NHS

Astonish, the family-owned manufacturer of cleaning products based in Bradford, has set its sights on donating £100,000 to NHS Charities Together following the launch...

Retail returns to Hull’s Fruit Market as community comes back together

Retail has returned to Hull’s Fruit Market, with delighted traders re-opening their doors to customers.

My Property Box urges businesses to support one another as it orders tapas treat...

My Property Box managing director Ben Quaintrell is calling on fellow Darlington businesses to support each other during these economically challenging times. He was speaking...

The Future of High Street Retail vs. E-commerce

The coronavirus crisis has been difficult for many brick-and-mortar stores, yet some online retailers are thriving. The question is, what are they doing differently?

Square One Law advises online rental business Hirestreet on latest fundraising

Commercial law firm, Square One Law has advised online rental fashion business, Hirestreet on securing a round of funding from its existing shareholders. Last year...

Wetherby team expands as new Richard Grafton Interiors showroom opens

Experienced installations manager Ian Dickinson is the latest new recruit to join Richard Grafton Interiors in Wetherby that is celebrating the opening of its new £500,000 showroom in the market town as restrictions on non-essential stores are eased.

MotorVise Automotive MD says £6,000 scrappage scheme would prove an EV ‘game changer’

Automotive industry expert Fraser Brown is calling upon motor dealerships to lobby the government to adopt a ‘game changing’ £6,000 scrappage scheme that would...

72% of Brits say lockdown has changed how they shop

Leeds behavioural research consultancy SimpleUsability shows a nation divided in its survey ahead of non-essential shops opening up from the 15th June.

JCT600 sees record-breaking week for used car sales

After ten weeks of lockdown, Yorkshire-based family automotive retailer JCT600 has got off to a flying start, last week enjoying the busiest week in its 74 year history for used vehicle sales with a 21% uplift across its 48 dealerships...

Leeds Eco Company Promote Biodegradable Bin Bags To Reduce Plastic Waste

Ecovibe have launched a campaign to promote simple ways to swap out traditional cleaning products for eco-friendly alternatives.

Simon Bailes submits application to develop mixed used scheme to boost Northallerton’s local economy

North Yorkshire-based entrepreneur and business owner, Simon Bailes, has submitted an application for outline planning permission for a scheme that will create new jobs...

Oliver savours golden moment following new store opening

A man has won £1,000 worth of flooring following the opening of a new 5,000 square foot flooring store in Crewe.
JCT600 opens new Ferrari after sales centre in Newcastle

JCT600 Ferrari after sales centre opens in Newcastle

JCT600 has completed a five month project to create a brand new Official Ferrari Service Centre and Ferrari Approved Showroom in Newcastle upon Tyne...

Flemingate moves forward with £70,000 investment in facilities

Wykeland Group, owner and developer of the popular retail and leisure destination, has used the lockdown period to introduce a wide range of changes to enhance the experience for customers and to support businesses as they resume trading.

Bolton CEO calls for longer business rates break to get firms back on track

Gareth Smyth, CEO of Bolton-based business and finance broker Hilton Smyth Group has written to chancellor Rishi Sunak to call for a six-month extension...

LSH Auto to reopen eight Mercedes-Benz Dealerships

LSH Auto UK, part of LSH International, one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars worldwide, will be reopening its eight UK dealerships...

Brand design agency Uniform reveals new brand identity for Encona

Brand Design Agency Uniform today revealed the vibrant new brand identity they have created for the UK’s no. 1 hot pepper sauce brand, Encona. The agency worked with the client to take a brave new direction that enables Encona products to stay ahead.

Sheffield’s demand for delectable doughnuts sees PROJECT D launch delivery service

Delicious doughnuts which have been enjoyed by Love Island contestants, fashionistas and even members of the Royal family are being delivered direct to the...

Mercedes-Benz of Manchester to become used car centre of excellence

LSH Auto UK, part of LSH International, one of the largest dealer groups for Mercedes-Benz cars, is transforming its Manchester Central site into a...

Simon Bailes Peugeot welcomes lifting of restrictions on car showrooms

Simon Bailes Peugeot has welcomed the government announcement that car showrooms can re-open from Monday (June 1) as part of the move to phase...

Mackenzies Smokehouse range launch in Booths

Mackenzies Smokehouse see new owners in the family of the Palmers. 2020 see's them expanding their range of delicious artisan cured meats, fish and pate whilst scaling up their fresh locally sourced food delivery on a national scale.

Responsible Retailers Respond to Government’s plan for getting us back to work

As the Covid-19 Social Distancing restrictions continue in the UK, responsible retailers are planning ahead for a potentially long future with queues waiting patiently outside their stores, by adding protective marquees to their properties. Queues o.

Sheffield Start-up going the Extra Mile sets sights on national expansion

A Sheffield-based entrepreneur who is providing a vital lifeline to the city’s struggling independent supermarkets is set to roll out his innovative online shopping...
Co Founder - Callum Kennedy

Dr. Ed CBD and Athletes join forces to launch Dr. Ed® Sport

On the back of a successful first year trading, Dr. Ed®, the flagship brand of specialist CBD manufacturer, The CBD Group, have recently announced...

Online card retailer bounces back from lockdown with the launch of exclusive e-card range

Fast-growing online cards and gifts business Love Layla has launched its first range of downloadable e-cards, allowing it to start trading again after closing...

Manchester’s Venditan Launch £1m Scheme to Help Online Retailers

£1 million available for 100 Independent retailers looking to revitalise their eCommerce website during the Global Pandemic

Businesses look to move online with Napthens support

North West businesses are learning to move their sales operations online, with the support of regional law firm Napthens.

Black Sheep Brewery sees 1500% increase in online sales as customers follow stay at...

Black Sheep Brewery is experiencing the biggest period of sales ever from its online shop as customers across the country turn to the internet...

Ovenu founder Rik Hellewell urges Business Secretary to adopt Australian COVID-19 initiative to get...

Rik Hellewell, the founder and managing director of oven valeting franchise Ovenu, has written to Business Secretary Alok Sharma urging him to examine an...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak praises Simon Bailes Peugeot for ‘exemplary’ support for NHS

Simon Bailes Peugeot has been praised by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak for its “substantial contributions” in supporting the NHS and the wider health care...

Yorkshire farm shop scales up to serve community

Husband and wife team take over well-renowned Smokehouse and Farm Shop and scale up their operation to serve the community of Harrogate and surrounding during the corona virus pandemic.

Top vet asks Prime Minister to rethink plans to stop key workers accessing UK...

A leading vet has called on Boris Johnson not to proceed with plans to heavily restrict access to the UK labour market for so-called...

Simon Bailes Peugeot donates thousands of disposable car seat covers to frontline health workers

Simon Bailes Peugeot has donated thousands of disposable car seat covers to the NHS to help staff protect themselves from potential coronavirus infection. The polythene...

Fresh Creative is still needed

In the past two weeks the world has changed beyond our comprehension. No one could have imagined we would be at a complete standstill. This is our new normal. Businesses and advertisers will have to adapt to the drastic changes in our everyday lives.

Connective technology offers support to York businesses and residents.

A York-created mobile phone app, Connected-York, is offering support to businesses and residents as the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are being felt more severely on the high-street and retail in general.

Simon Says Longstanding Leeds Charity Needs Help During The Coronavirus Crisis

A longstanding Leeds based charity that supports homeless and vulnerable people across West Yorkshire is facing an uncertain future due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused nearly all its fundraising events to be cancelled at a time when increa

Service departments at Bristol Street Motors and Vertu Honda in Newcastle open to support...

Vertu Motors is opening the vast majority of service departments to ensure that key workers and vehicles critical to the country during the pandemic...

Moody Logistics joins 700 UK haulage businesses to offer emergency delivery service

Moody Logistics and Storage is one of more than 700 logistics businesses across the UK to put their combined fleet of 23,500 vehicles at...

Big brands demand green products as Leach launches eco range

Graphic display specialist Leach has revealed the latest ‘eco’ additions to its portfolio, following 12 months of research and development alongside a focused industry...

Uniform collaborate with innocent to launch Shots.

Brand Design Agency Uniform have revealed they are part of the collaborative team who developed Shots, the latest juice product range from innocent drinks. Uniform worked alongside their client innocent to create the product identity and packaging.

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