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National award for Bolton’s Bristol Street Motors Ford

Martin Morgan, parts advisor at Bristol Street Motors Ford Bolton, has been recognised for making a significant contribution to the performance of his department. He...

Vertu Masters Passion Award for Doncaster Accountant

Doreen Rooke, an assistant accountant at Vertu Honda Doncaster and Mansfield, has been recognised for her exceptional customer service and colleague support. She received the...

Derek proves a real diamond when it comes to customer service

Businessman Derek Lancaster’s dedication to customer service has been recognised with a diamond Trustist award. A former chef in the RAF, he launched oven valeting...

National award for Guiseley apprentice

Stevie Dennis, accounts apprentice at Farnell Land Rover Guiseley, has been recognised for her commitment to learning and development with a national award. She received...

National award for Harrogate car valeter

A valeter working at Vertu Volkswagen Harrogate has been recognised for his honesty after returning a very expensive camera found during the preparation of...

Jewellery giant back with a bang with new showroom in Manchester

Goldsmiths back with a bang with refurbished showroom in Trafford Centre, Manchester.

Vertu Motors launces enhanced maternity pay to support retail sales workforce gender balance strategy

Vertu Motors is launching an Enhanced Maternity Pay Scheme to further support its existing colleagues and attract more women to apply for positions in...

Val bags top accolade at awards for independent retailers

A shop owner who is a leading voice for independent retailers has won a top accolade in an awards scheme backed by main sponsor Bromleys Solicitors.

Vertu Honda opens Stockton motorcycle destination

Vertu Motors has invested £350,000 to offer a new destination for North East and North Yorkshire motorcycle enthusiasts. The site will create six new...

Pop-up space to help new businesses branch out at busy Flemingate centre

Small businesses, start-up retailers and local artists are being given the opportunity to open their doors to customers at the Flemingate centre in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Spoke London appoints North East’s Cameo Digital to lead SEO strategy

Menswear brand, Spoke London, has appointed digital marketing collective, Cameo Digital, to devise and lead its SEO strategy. The disruptive London-based brand, which specialises in...

Bubble scientists aim to pop the plastic pollution problem during Plastic Free July

As Plastic Free July gets underway, a Leeds-based business is continuing to use its unique insight and expertise to help drinks manufacturers tackle the...

Warrington couple shine with diamond customer service award

Oven valeting firm, Ovenu Warrington, has received a prestigious diamond award in recognition of its outstanding customer service. Husband-and-wife team Paul and Andrea Clark, who...

Dealerships must plan to secure supplies of new cars, argues MotorVise’s Fraser Browns

Dealerships must act quickly to counter the effects of a huge shortage of new and used cars, says motor trade expert Fraser Brown. Sales teams...

Sticky Toffee pudding beer joins SEVEN BRO7HERS 7th Birthday limited edition series

Salford Brewery SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO is launching a limited-edition ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding and Custard Pale Ale’ as part of its SEVENTH birthday celebrations. Joining...

PureClarity launches free ecommerce toolkit for online retailers

York-based intelligent ecommerce personalisation software provider, PureClarity has launched a free ecommerce checklist to help online stores stand out against competitors. The toolkit is a...

Charity presents retailer with award

In recognition of donating over £10,000 worth of flooring, a local charity has presented Flooring Superstore with an award.

Yorkshire’s largest family business celebrates its 75th anniversary and the sale of over a...

Since being founded as Brooklands Garage on Sticker Lane, Bradford, in 1946, JCT600 estimates that it has sold over one million new and used...

JCT600 completes new dugouts for Bradford City AFC

As part of its ongoing support for Bradford City AFC, JCT600 has joined forces with the club to undertake a complete redevelopment of the...

MotorVise Automotive helps dealership cope with “insane” demand for new cars

MotorVise Automotive has supported a car dealership in the South West to recruit five new sales staff to meet the “insane” demand for new...

Another designer joins Richard Grafton Interiors’ growing Wetherby team

Richard Grafton Interiors, which opened a showroom in Wetherby just a year ago, is already expanding its team in the market town with the...

Sports Direct and USC team up to bring big sportswear and fashion brands to...

Sports Direct and USC are bringing a winning line-up of sportswear and fashion brands to Beverley’s Flemingate centre.

Cameron Bancroft Scores With Vertu Motors BMW

Vertu Motors has handed over the keys to a BMW 135i to Durham County Cricket Club’s overseas player Cameron Bancroft as part of the...

Manchester Bedding Firm Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award

Manchester Bedding Firm Shortlisted for Prestigious National Award.

One Day secures I Saw It First and leads paid media during Love Island...

The Manchester-based boutique advertising and marketing agency has secured I Saw It First’s account for another term and will support the brand’s digital media during ITV’s Love Island sponsorship.

American Golf store re-opens in Liverpool after six figure refurbishment

International leisure brand, American Golf, has re-opened its Netherley store at Liverpool Golf Centre, following a £400k investment, providing fourteen jobs and state-of-the-art services for all types of golfer.

Lancashire eco-conscious entrepreneur’s lockdown loungewear range set for success

With the mix of nights in, working from home and the urge to seek comfort wherever possible during the pandemic, there’s been a surge...

Open for business – awards that honour town centre retailers

Entries are now open for a business awards scheme that will honour a town’s independent retailers. With non-essential stores now open again, the awards will put retailers in the centre of Ashton-under-Lyne in Tameside in the spotlight.

Darlington car dealership appoints new general manager

Bristol Street Motors SEAT, CUPRA and SKODA Darlington have welcomed a new general manager with decades of motor retail experience. Stuart Hill, 49, brings with...

Docutech lands £7million retail contract

Docutech Office Solutions, the Manchester-based document management system provider, has secured a £7million, three-year contract to supply a cost-saving digital infrastructure to a UK leading retailer.

Simon Bailes Peugeot roars to UK prominence with three prestigious Golden Lion awards

Simon Bailes Peugeot has again struck gold after its Northallerton dealership was recognised as one of the Lion marque’s top performing retailers. Julie David, the...

Widd Signs creates striking store signage for M&S

Leeds and St Helens-based Widd Signs has completed two five-figure projects for retail giant Marks & Spencer to install striking new exterior signage at two of its stores.

Sales teams ‘biggest barrier’ to increased take up of dealership finance, warns motor trade...

One of the largest hangovers facing dealerships since the easing of lockdown remains the significant fall in financial penetration, says Fraser Brown of MotorVise...

JCT600 starts work on £9m new Ferrari showroom and service centre in Leeds

JCT600 has started work on the highest value project it has ever undertaken – the construction of a new stand-alone, two-storey official sales and...

Bristol Street Motors Silverlink Hyundai welcomes new general manager

Bristol Street Motors Silverlink Hyundai has welcomed a new general manager with decades of motor retail experience. Neil Bianchi, 45, has worked for the Group...

Expanding role for Vertu Motors general manager

A long-standing Vertu Motors colleague has been promoted to a position that will see him oversee key North East dealership locations representing Honda, Ford...

Carvela announces the opening of its first store outside London in Leeds’ premium Victoria...

Adding to its existing stores in Brent Cross and Westfield White City in London, Carvela have opened a brand new store in Leeds’ elegant Victorian-style shopping arcade, Victoria Quarter - the first Carvela store outside London.

A new feel good gift store give young people life chances too

A new online shop based selling handmade, feel-good gifts is helping vulnerable young people to enjoy an independent lifestyle. Set up by Greater Manchester charity...

Cheshire firm raises thousands of pounds for children in unique partnership with Barnardo’s

A unique partnership between Cheshire hygiene specialists Qualkem Brands and Barnardo’s has raised almost £12,500 to support vulnerable children. Qualkem Brands sold their much in...

Harrogate brewery secures Waitrose listing for new Thousand Yard Stare Hazy Pale Ale

Award-winning Rooster's brewery has secured a listing with Waitrose for its new hazy pale ale, Thousand Yard Stare.

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