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Crookes canine-lover transforms passion for pooches into pounds

For many, the isolation and loneliness created by successive national and local lockdowns over the past twelve months has been alleviated by the pitter-patter...

Launchpad helps friends fulfil their lifelong dream of café ownership

Two friends have fulfilled a lifelong ambition of running their own business together after spending more than 35 years creating the perfect recipe for...

Finance For Enterprise pledges to continue PIF legacy

Partnership Investment Finance (PIF) has granted almost £700,000 of its legacy funds to alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise. The capital is to be...

Finance For Enterprise accredited under Recovery Loan Scheme

Alternative business lending specialist Finance For Enterprise is set to help more businesses recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic after being accredited...

Taylor&Emmet in contention for law firm of the year

Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, are in the running for a prestigious industry award celebrating the cream of the region’s legal community.

Surge in Granny moving to the Garden

iHus – the Yorkshire based leaders in Granny Annexe building – is currently installing a new annexe a week and has seen a 600%...

Taylor&Emmet adds defibrillators to all branches

Taylor&Emmet LLP has installed lifesaving equipment at all five of its offices across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, to benefit staff, visitors and the general public.

Zonegreen showcases safety upgrades at Railtex

Rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, will be exhibiting their market leading depot protection system at Railtex/Infrarail next month, to highlight its most recent developments.

Wellbeing and suicide prevention organisations launch partnership to improve mental health

National employee wellbeing platform Champion Health has partnered with R;pple Suicide Prevention to improve mental health and reduce the incidence of suicide, both inside and outside of the workplace.

Waste management experts get their hands dirty cleaning up the environment

Sheffield based Fletchers Waste Management have partnered with environmental CSR specialists Ark to participate in two major environmental projects in Yorkshire. Teams from the business will be working alongside the Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT

Adlington Retirement Living opens new retirement community in Sheffield

A retirement community of 65 apartments has opened on Troutbeck Road in Sheffield. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Gail Smith, officially opened Adlington Retirement...

Crookes canine-lover transforms passion for pooches into pounds

For many, the isolation and loneliness created by successive national and local lockdowns over the past twelve months has been alleviated by the pitter-patter...

Mechan showcases bespoke skills at Railtex

Rail depot equipment specialists, Mechan, will be highlighting their work on key UK infrastructure projects at the industry’s first major exhibition since the pandemic.

The reasons that some entrepreneurs fail

Entrepreneurs are an optimistic bunch. They often seize opportunities where others see adversity and in many cases, back their instincts and gamble it all...

Taylor&Emmet property expert speaks to students

A residential property specialist from Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is sharing her knowledge with local law students, to give them first hand insight into life at a busy firm.

Taylor&Emmet backs digital divorce mandate

Family law experts at Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP are welcoming news from the courts that filing for divorce will have to be done online from September.

Materials Processing Institute says Sheffield Forgemasters nationalisation is boost to UK steel sector

Chris McDonald, the Chief Executive of the Materials Processing Institute, has hailed the government’s move to nationalise Sheffield Forgemasters as a major show of...

Laser focus helps Doncaster manufacturer secure six-figure CBILS backing

A Doncaster-based entrepreneur, who secured a significant contract to deliver ground-breaking research into laser technology and its use in the energy industry, has secured...

Finance for Enterprise helps driven entrepreneur shift gear

A Barnsley-based car body shop specialist has seen business demand speed up dramatically since opening its garage doors last July after receiving a financial...

Zonegreen transports historic depot to cutting edge

Sheffield-based Zonegreen has installed its very latest rail safety technology at a depot famed for servicing steam locomotives.

Doncaster Business Community Cup brings home £7000 for local good causes

As many football fans across the country think back to the agony of narrowly missing out on European Cup glory, kind hearted members of...

South Yorkshire’s SMEs set for £3.3m grant funding boost

A grant scheme which aims to help businesses across South Yorkshire to bridge the productivity gap is set to provide up to £3.3m in...

Training platform for robots eyes global expansion after £2.3m fundraise

A start-up with a platform that trains robots to recognise images has completed a £2.3m funding round to help it build its team in Yorkshire and expand sales of its product worldwide.

Regeneration partnership delivers 1,000th new Sheffield home

A regeneration partnership, which has created over 800 jobs, 75 apprenticeships and spent more than £80m with construction businesses in the South Yorkshire region,...

Belmayne to embark on Three Peaks fundraiser

Staff from Dronfield independent financial planners, Belmayne, are preparing to tackle Yorkshire’s three highest peaks to raise charity cash.

Reef.Global taps into the future of hybrid working and the third workspace

Reef.Global, which is based in Sheffield, is seeking £350K investment to further grow its revolutionary Third Workspace App. Reef.Global will launch in September and connect...

Eagle Platforms – Creating New Jobs in Sheffield while Saving the Planet!

The background It is a bold claim, but one that is backed up by a whole host of evidence. Eagle Platforms are a Sheffield-based company...

Mechan lifts Underground upgrades to new heights

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is delivering one of its largest ever orders of lifting jacks to London Underground’s Acton depot.

Product design firm raises £750k amidst growing demand for prototypes

A Sheffield company that designs products for many leading consumer brands has raised £750,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

Mechan bogies streamline Metro maintenance

Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has been called upon by Midland Metro, the operator of West Midlands Metro, to keep its tram maintenance programme on track.

Barnsley entrepreneur pioneers ‘pawfect’ pussycat hols

You won’t find a mint on the pillows and the rooms don’t contain a minibar, but with round the clock care and plenty of...

Zonegreen marks end of epic Crown Point project

Rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have successfully concluded a two-year installation of their flagship Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS) at the Crown Point maintenance facility in Norwich.

EyUp! Tech entrepreneur David Richards launches new venture to train developers, generate jobs and...

Technology entrepreneur David Richards has launched a new Yorkshire venture called EyUp to create software developers, generate jobs and invest in start-ups across the...

IT Director details experience with Bitcoin and how it’s helped the hackers who exploit...

IT Director Liam McNaghton details his experience with Bitcoin, and how hackers use it to exploit unsecured networks. One attack meant the victims had to send the hacker 15 bitcoins around £15,000 at the time, now worth over £450,000.

Entrepreneurial mathematician turns to Launchpad to calculate right angle for business growth

A former immunologist turned maths teacher who nearly saw her entrepreneurial ambitions dashed by Covid-19 has hit on a winning formula by moving her...

Two landmark Sheffield buildings go up for sale as Pantera appointed by LPA receivers...

Expert property valuation and disposal firm Pantera Property has been appointed by LPA receivers and independent insolvency practitioners Wilson Field to sell two landmark...

KAT Communications targets national award success

A Doncaster telecommunications company is hoping to gain recognition as being one of the UK’s best family businesses after being shortlisted for a trio...

Taylor&Emmet steps up to support legal walk

Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP is playing a pivotal role in a forthcoming sponsored walk to raise funds for local legal advice services.

Mechan adds jewel in Crown Point upgrade

Engineers from Sheffield-based Mechan have installed a bespoke bogie drop as part of the largescale development of Norwich’s Crown Point rail depot.

Zonegreen ensures safety at Notts depot is ‘on point’

Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is expanding the services it offers to Nottingham’s Eastcroft depot, following the installation of its Points Converter technology.

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