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The latest retail business news & consumer goods industry news from across the Northern retail sector.

Toni Thornton Art Launches Studio Sustainability Pledge

Sustainability is the capacity to endure and as we all see the changes in global climate, this week Yorkshire artist Toni Thornton Art has launched her studio sustainability pledge for 2022.

Success of first great northern raffle leads to 2021 fundraising

After raising more than £45,000 in 2020 the rebranded ‘Great Christmas Raffle’ has been launched. The 2021 ‘Christmas Raffle’ again sees Vertu Motors offering the...

Solar Panel Experts Create Free Guide on How To Offset the Carbon Cost of...

12 Days of Sustainability guide has been compiled by leading solar panel installer and retailer to provide tips for a more Environmentally friendly festive season

MotorVise Automotive drives off with Recruitment Agency of the Year title

MotorVise Automotive has been named Recruitment Agency of the Year at the prestigious Motor Trader Industry Awards. The motor trade consultancy, based near Richmond, North...

Online4baby grows in size as annual sales surge to £40m

An online retailer of baby products and accessories which has seen sales soar during the pandemic is on track to post record revenues of £40m for 2021.

Vertu Motors plc helps spread Christmas cheer

The Vertu Motors group is helping to spread Christmas cheer in the region by supporting a North East scheme that makes sure children, who...

From 0 to 30 in just three months – high demand for Dealer Partnership...

Motor Connect’s ambition to ‘champion’ independents with its collaborative approach to online used vehicle sales is proving a big hit with UK dealers, with the Northwich-based business reporting that it’s signed up almost 30 dealers to its Approved D

Charity urges others to get involved with Christmas raffle fundraising

The manager at a North East charity has spoken of how it benefited from a major Christmas fund-raising raffle, as organisers get ready to...

Plan-B Plea… Yorkshire-based Social Enterprise and Retail Incubator, Urges Shoppers to Continue to Support...

With Plan B Covid guidance, regulations and rules being activated, Yorkshire-born Social Enterprise and Retail Incubator Space, Fabrication, urges shoppers to continue support Micro...

Flower Power: Rotherham entrepreneur digs deep to launch eco-friendly floristry business

The Garden of Evie is an eco-friendly floristry business, pioneered by Rotherham-based entrepreneur, Hannah Jackson after calling on help from the Sheffield City Region Launchpad programme.

Yorkshire insolvency expert highlights the risks of giving gift cards at Christmas

As the festive season gets into full swing, Yorkshire shoppers planning to give gift cards to family and friends for Christmas need to make sure they understand the potential risks involved in buying them warns Yorkshire chair of R3.

Local Business Super Charges Greater Manchester Charity Toy Appeal

The online battery retailer has joined forces with Hits Radio’s annual Mission Christmas campaign, run by Cash for Kids, to help ensure that thousands of disadvantaged children in Greater Manchester have a Christmas to remember.

Williams MINI Creates Exciting Fusion with Lu Ban’s Chef Dave

Two of Liverpool’s high-profile businesses bring together iconic design and inventive cuisine in unique partnership

European Leading Orthodontic Launching in Manchester As Part of UK Expansion

Impress, the leading European chain of orthodontic clinics, has announced the opening of a flagship clinic in Manchester as part of its UK expansion. Located...

Streetwize Accessories motors to record revenues in milestone year

A supplier of car, leisure and garden accessories is motoring towards record annual revenues as it celebrates its 35th anniversary. The Ace Supply Company, which trades as Streetwize Accessories, has seen double-digit sales growth.

Sales Soar at UK’s largest solar panel company

Cop26, together with gas and electricity price hikes, have seen the UK’s largest retailer and installer of solar panels have its busiest year ever as it closes out a decade in business.

Can You Afford To Lose Customers This Christmas?

As shoppers take advantage of black Friday deals, digital customer experience expert and CEO of Lokulus, Alister Harris, talks about what can brands can do to give the best online customer experience yet.

Bristol Street Motors Carlisle Vauxhall rallies behind race team

Bristol Street Motors is backing a race team and their Corsa, as they ready themselves to take part in the UK’s biggest rally. Driver Neil...

Industrial Scheme Given Planning Green Light at Anlaby Retail Park in Hull

Forty thousand square feet of high quality industrial space has secured full planning consent at Anlaby Retail Park in Hull.

Bedworld Joins JunctionNine Retail Park in Warrington

National mattress and bedroom furniture retailer Bedworld is the latest brand to join JunctionNINE Retail Park in Warrington.

Online shopping narrows the ‘used car buying gender gap’ – attracting more female car...

The digitalisation of the used car sector has brought many benefits – but according to new research an overriding factor is that it has made the process of buying a used car feel more inclusive.

Partners strike Gold in national awards for Fruit Market regeneration

Regeneration partners Wykeland Group and Beal Homes have won national awards recognition for the remarkable transformation of the Fruit Market in Hull.

Two senior management appointments for Vertu Harrogate Volkswagen

Vertu Motors has appointed experienced motor retail professionals, Darren Binge and Stuart Porter, to senior positions at its Harrogate Volkswagen dealership, based on St...

Pizza Oven Business Celebrates Rebrand

A Preston business is celebrating a rebrand with a valuable Black Friday offer that will allow foodies and lovers of outdoor living to upgrade to something more plush than a barbecue or throwaway pizza oven.

New occupiers move into landmark Beverley building following £550,000 transformation

A landmark office building in Beverley, East Yorkshire, is now a bustling hub of business and learning following a successful restoration, remodelling and refurbishment programme.

Cartime wins Extra Mile Award

Prestige car supermarket business Cartime, which operates from sites in Bury and Rochdale, has won an Extra Mile Award that recognises excellence in customer service and community support.

Research by Stockport Company Reveals Top Five Ways we are Contributing To Saving the...

Research released to coincide with COP26 shows statistics city by city on activities around energy and recycling

Manor Walks Shopping Centre hosts Northumberland’s only ice rink this Festive Season!

A 32 x 15 m ice rink for up to 100 skaters will take up residence outside the Manor Walks Shopping Centre, and will deliver a magical festive experience for visitors, together with delicious German Bratwurst and warming hot chocolate.

Kids are switched on by electric vehicle benefits, says Simon Bailes Peugeot

A huge 40 percent of parents want their children to learn to drive in an all-electric car, says Simon Bailes Peugeot. Simon Bailes said the...

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls Agrees TK Maxx Festive Sweets Deal

Premium confectionery brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has secured an order from national retailer TK Maxx, which will see it providing four varieties of festive flavoured sweets for sale in stores across the UK in the run-up to Christmas.

Charity urges others to get involved with Christmas raffle fundraising

The manager at a North East charity has spoken of how it benefited from a major Christmas fund-raising raffle, as organisers get ready to...

Pioneering Porsche retail format opens in York

A new Porsche Centre has opened this week in York. This latest addition to the UK network is designed to support its larger, parent...

Bristol Street Motors creates 15 jobs as it opens new Renaul Dacia dealership

Bristol Street Motors has invested more than £300,000 in York as it opens a new Renault Dacia dealership at Clifton Moor Gate. As part of...

Manchester Homeware Brand Expands Into Europe

Luxury, online home decor and furniture brand CARME Home continues business expansion in Europe, following the company’s incredible success.

Storage World Hale and Wilmslow shortlisted as one of Europe’s top storage facilities

Manchester-based Storage World’s newest branch, located in Hale and Wilmslow, has been shortlisted as Independent Facility of the Year for the Federation of European...

Finance graduate moves to managerial role at Bolton Ford dealership

Chris Armstrong, who joined the company on its Finance Graduate Scheme in 2014, has been appointed as general manager at Bristol Street Motors Ford...

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