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Clothes2order recruits new sales director to help drive growth plans

Ambitious Clothes2order has recruited a sales director to help shape the next phase of its expansion as it looks to double in size. Mark Thomas has more than 35 years’ experience in the workwear and uniforms industry.

Online card and gift retailer delivers best Christmas ever.

Fast-growing online cards and gifts business Love Layla has enjoyed its best Christmas trading period since it launched four years ago. The Pontefract based firm...

Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall Sunderland is the best in the country

Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall Sunderland has received the ultimate accolade of Vauxhall ‘Large Retailer of the Year’. The citation from the manufacturer states that ‘you...

Independent agency brings a world of tailored travel inspiration to Flemingate

A new independent travel agency offering a fresh approach to booking a holiday has opened at the Flemingate retail and leisure destination in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Manchester firm secure partnership with Australian Fintech giants to cap off a year of...

Amid recent growth, Manchester-based Venditan has partnered with next-generation, interest-free payment solution, Openpay, to become the UK’s exclusive first eCommerce software platform to offer the payment service.

Wakefield’s The Ridings Centre rounds off a bumper year by donating more than 700...

The Ridings Centre in Wakefield has rounded off a bumper 2019 by helping local charities raise more than £2,000 and donating more than 700...

Virgin Holidays Opens Unique Store at Leeds’ White Rose Shopping Centre – Complete With...

The travel company has launched its latest ‘v–room’ store where customers can enjoy a holiday booking experience with a difference.

Specsavers opens new flagship store in Manchester Arndale

A city centre opticians’ has relocated to larger premises after outgrowing its old site.

Local attractions get magic touch with festive events calendar

Attractions across the Bradford district are jumping for joy after seeing a rise in visitors thanks to the return of the seasonal yuletide initiative. Christmas...

Growth surge for ecommerce experts thanks to luxury fashion and beauty brands

Global luxury fashion and beauty brands are sparking growth at North East based international ecommerce agency Fostr.
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JCT600 welcomes new Aston Martin DBX SUV to Yorkshire

JCT600 celebrated the launch of the new Aston Martin SUV, which was unveiled last month by the iconic car marque, when the latest DBX...

PayByPhone offers festive parking tips as it takes over as mobile parking payment provider...

PayByPhone has replaced RingGo as the mobile parking payment provider in South Tyneside. In partnership with South Tyneside Council, PayByPhone is offering residents and visitors to the area some handy tips to make parking stress-free this Christmas.

North East eco-friendly cosmetics brand celebrates first year success

One year on from the launch of the natural cosmetics range ‘Moonstone’, Anna Stonehouse celebrates its huge success. The Northumberland based make-up range has gained...

Chip Shop of the Year 2019 put on market by adventure-seeking owners

Award-winning fish and chip shop and café with two-bedroom flat put on market to enable owners to go travelling.

Ring remains in charge with innovative jump starter powerpack

Ring, the leading European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist based in Leeds, is powering up its innovative range of lithium jump starters with the...

Duo digs deep for Greater Manchester’s City of Trees initiative

Manchester-headquartered packaging manufacturer and distributor, Duo UK, has completed a day of green-fingered action investing £5,000 to plant a total of 500 trees as part of its partnership with City of Trees.

Digital Marketing Agency Chosen to Lead Creative Campaign for Peaky Blinders and Murdock London...

North West digital marketing agency Hit Search has partnered with Murdock London to deliver and execute an exciting creative strategy for the brand’s major new Peaky Blinders Christmas gifting campaign.

Collaboration is key for retailers and landlords in 2020

The owner of an independent shop in Leeds Corn Exchange has advised that whatever challenges 2020 may bring to retailers, he is confident that a collaborative approach with property owners is the key to success.

Harrogate Neighbours cut fall assistance times from 6 hours to 15 minutes thanks to...

Harrogate-based Yorkshire Care Equipment have supplied local charity, Harrogate Neighbours, with a Raizer emergency lifting chair. The specialist lifting device is now regularly used...

MerseyMade Brings Together Local Artists and Makers to Reignite the Region’s Creativity

MerseyMade is calling on artists, makers and the general public alike to support a creative revolution in the North West, following its recent opening...

DivideBuy achieves personal sales record during Black Friday 2019

DivideBuy, which was named the fastest-growing business outside London in 2019 by Deloitte, saw record figures this Black Friday - it processed over four times more transactions than on a normal day, a new personal best.

MEPC Raises a Glass with Leeds’ Hoist House

Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC has today announced Hoist House as the latest occupier to join the Wellington Place community. Set to open at 4pm...

Thomas Carter Opticians wins ‘Light up your Window’ competition

Christmas has come early for the team at Thomas Carter Opticians on Station Road in Urmston; the optical experts are the lucky winners of...

Appreciate Group and CleverGift launch UK’s first fully digital multi-brand gift card you can...

The UK-first technology – available now – enables consumers and businesses to send the ‘Select Digital Gift Card’ instantly by email, text, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp

Retailer invests £200,000 in new Crewe store

A flooring retailer is investing £200,000 and creating new jobs with the opening of a new 5,000 square foot flooring store in Crewe before Christmas.

Approved Food’s double donation to feed the hungry this Christmas

Food bank and street kitchen to benefit from provisions

North East’s largest Building Society makes North Yorkshire acquisition

Newcastle Building Society’s financial advice subsidiary, Newcastle Financial Advisers Ltd, has purchased the advice firm, Fidelis Financial Solutions, based in the bustling market town of Pickering in North Yorkshire.

Lifetime achievement award for Preston’s Suresite Group chair

A Preston company chair has been presented with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the retail petroleum industry. Geoff Oldham, chair of Suresite...

RSPCA Cat Hub Awarded £500 By Asda Shoppers

A Darlington cattery which rescues and rehomes more than 300 cats a year has been chosen as “top charity” by the town’s Asda shoppers.

Liverpool Fashion Entrepreneur Launches New Label Designed to Inspire Body Confidence

Lucy Bramley, a 26-year-old fashion entrepreneur from Liverpool, is taking Instagram by storm with her new brand, Ruched and Ready, which has been created...

Trusted legal advisers Muckle LLP complete international deal for NOVELTEA

One of the region’s leading law firms has advised Newcastle-based NOVELTEA on its €450,000 international deal on Germany’s TV equivalent to Dragons’ Den.

Urmston is all set for Small Business Saturday

With the town centre full of beautiful boutiques and independent shops, as well as small, privately-owned, independent bars, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants, Urmston...

‘Don’t Let Black Friday Spending Put You Too Far In The Red’ says North...

With the arrival of the annual Black Friday spending spree, a North East debt expert has advised regional shoppers not to let the increasing availability of store credit put them too deep into debt over the forthcoming festive season.

Specialist seating company publish children’s book to accompany new care chair for kids

Harrogate-based company, Yorkshire Care Equipment, have written and published a short story to introduce children and Occupational Therapists (OTs) to Little Lento – their...

Leeds White Rose Shopping Centre Wins Environment Award

White Rose Shopping Centre has been awarded a trophy for its eco credentials at the Green Apple Environment Awards this week (25 November). The centre’s...

Dragon-backed entrepreneur puts together his ‘Dream Team’

ParkingPerx businessman Chris Reed has announced the appointment of a highly experienced Board of Directors for the company. The appointments come after the founder of...

Teesside interior designers set for showroom launch

Middlesbrough based, Cocoon & Bauer, opened its brand-new showroom on Thursday November 21, when local businesses were invited to the unveiling on Albert Road.

Tameside forecourt is H&S hero

A Tameside forecourt has become the first in Greater Manchester to be awarded a new gold standard site safety sticker. Bancroft Service Station, on Droylsden...

Mad Frans to Cook Up a Storm at Leeds’ Wellington Place

Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC has announced the latest occupier to join the Wellington Place community, Mad Frans. Due to open on 27th November, Mad...

Leeds based’ Spike wins Rohan contract following recent growth

Leeds based' Digital Marketing Agency Spike has shown a period of successful growth with new hires and new contract wins such as Rohan.

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