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PPE firm that’s 75% cheaper than competitors reach 4,000 sales

A Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) firm that launched in March 2020 is experiencing rapid growth, with demand for affordable PPE higher than ever before....

Zenko Properties sees sales in Leeds surge by 35% with properties selling in just...

Leeds has witnessed a recent surge in demand for city centre properties due to lockdown restrictions easing and people flocking back to the bustling...

Anthill continue rapid expansion

Having made a strong start to 2021, Leeds based, Anthill Software are in prime position to continue their five-year rapid expansion plan and build upon a highly successful year which saw them smash the £1 million annual recurring revenue milestone.

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...

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...

Leeds Pizza Express to be turned into boutique coworking hub

Spacemade, the first-of-its-kind operational partner for landlords looking to provide a bespoke flexible workspace directly to their customers, is turning a former restaurant in...

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...

Finance For Enterprise funding helps entrepreneurial chef jazz up former tearoom to create a...

A young chef has shown all of his Yorkshire grit and determination to transform a former tearoom into his dream restaurant, despite being only...

Lancashire childcare entrepreneur expands into Greater Manchester

Founder of Teddy Towers in Leyland has acquired a Whitefield childcare business in a deal arranged by Bury-based Abacus Day Nursery Sales.

Plans for pod living could increase vibrancy of Darlington town centre

Luxury pod living could be coming to Darlington as part of innovative proposals to transform a soon-to-be vacant office building. The proposal would create the...

Creamline delivers support for Manchester producers with Best of Local business boost

Trafford-based dairy and grocery home delivery service, Creamline, is set to extend a supportive hand to local companies affected by the pandemic, with the launch of its Best of Local Business Booster scheme.

PlayStation VR pioneer leads unique training academy for the next generation of real-time developers...

The co-founder of the PlayStation VR project is spearheading the training programme at the first Unity Centre of Excellence in the UK at innovation hub HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology at MediaCityUK.

Sport tie-up for Tier One Capital

Newcastle upon Tyne based wealth management experts, Tier One Capital, has announced a new partnership deal with Sport Newcastle, which will support the dreams...

Manchester’s Business Networking Returns as Curry Club Kicks Off

The Curry Club, an established networking service, is helping business professionals in Manchester get reconnected as it hosts its first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Startup Awards North East shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Startup Awards North East has been announced, with a record number of entrepreneurs applying to take part. Shortlisted applicants for all...

Materials Processing Institute appoints renewables expert and business start-up mentor

The Materials Processing Institute has made two appointments to support the renewables industry and business start-ups in the region. Mark Allan takes the role of...

The North West’s first women-only studio opens in Cheadle

The first ever women-only strength and wellbeing studio has opened in the heart of Cheadle, on Stockport Road. Winners Strength & Wellbeing Studios provides women...

Home care company reveals expansion plans

A company which provides care that enables people to remain in their homes in Barnsley has announced plans to create up to 75 new jobs over the next 12 months in order to meet demand for its services.

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...

Female Entrepreneurs Unite For Mental Health Awareness Week to Show People the Power of...

This week, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Five female entrepreneurs from varying backgrounds across the UK have come together to unite...

Surgeons join investors to back ‘smart’ knee op device

A Yorkshire start-up whose sensor technology could improve outcomes for patients having knee replacement operations has raised £1.4m to bring its device to market.

Liverpool based start-up is providing a new approach to remote working

Landthere announces the launch of a new approach in transforming how professionals find their dream work/life balance in a post-lockdown world.

Tech-entrepreneur launches new ‘game changing’ networking platform to help business owners connect

A South Yorkshire-based tech entrepreneur is hoping to transform the way in which business owners click, connect and collaborate after announcing ambitious plans to...

North West Entrepreneurs Celebrate Five Years of Putting Their Best Foot Forward with Blister...

The North West entrepreneurs behind PelliTec®, the innovative blister prevention pad, are celebrating five successful years working together by announcing exciting plans for 2021.

Scott Bros donates free compost to Teesside’s gardeners

Scott Bros has donated more than 40 tons of high-quality compost to help green-fingered Teessiders get the best from their gardens, allotments, and window...

North Yorkshire’s first dedicated CBD store opens its doors in York

The first dedicated CBD store in North Yorkshire opened its doors in York this month. Hemp Well Limited, based on High Petergate, offers a range of CBD products which research suggests could help with a range of common physical and mental health issu

Triumph Motorcycles revs up global sales training thanks to virtual programme

Triumph Motorcycles has continued training its staff worldwide throughout the pandemic, thanks to an innovative programme delivered by MotorVise Automotive. Faced with severe restrictions surrounding...

YFM celebrates 25 years of helping grow young businesses via VCTs

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) is this month celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of its first Venture Capital Trust (VCT). After listing British...

Natural pet food company raises multi-million investment as it aims for 4-fold growth

A Yorkshire company which manufactures personalised pet food using only natural ingredients has secured a multi-million pound investment to accelerate its growth.

Simon Bailes Peugeot predicts deluge of ‘new driver’ car sales

Simon Bailes Peugeot has welcomed the resumption of driving tests – saying it will act as a further boost to car sales. Learner drivers had...

“Don’t be an Ironing Board!” Warrington-mum Quits Teaching to Launch Her Own Business

"Don't be an Ironing Board!" Warrington-mum who Raised Both Funds and Spirits at Global Event Quits Teaching to Launch Her Own Business Empowering Other...

The Best Thing For Your Business As We Come Out of The Pandemic

The UK is starting to return to a sense of a bit more normality, along with some safety guidelines for hand washing, safe distancing...

Protect Your Dog and A Donation Will Be Made

A local, dog loving, aerial and CCTV specialist has made a pledge to help people in the North East protect their pups from strangers,...

Edison Media Help Businesses Get Back On Their Feet by Launching ‘Bounce Back to...

Edison Media have today launched ‘Bounce Back to Business’, an industry-leading investment match media programme; created to help businesses grow and develop following the devastating impacts of the pandemic.

PulmoBioMed Wins National Life Science Competition

Healthcare marketing communications agency, Onyx Health, have chosen innovative MedTech spinout PulmoBioMed as the winner of their £5,000 #ThinkBig competition, designed to help life...

Why Digital Engagement Speeds Up Sales Funnels

Research by Statista has found that e-commerce will make up 22% of global retail sales by 2023.

Booming remote working sees rapid rise of Paperound.com

Jenson Funding Partners are delighted to advise they have completed an investment in Yorkshire-headquartered Paperound.com, a marketplace for busy business owners to access intern...

Just 3% of mid-market businesses plan full return to the office in North West

Just 3% of mid-market businesses in the North West are planning for a return to full-time office working post-pandemic, according to new research from...

North East Businesses With Purpose

An exciting concept is due to launch in the North East, which will marry together conscious consumers with businesses who have a purpose or...

Scott Bros creates extra jobs as it switches to seven-day operation to meet demand...

Scott Bros has ramped up production of its recycled aggregate, sand, and topsoil after switching to a seven-day operation to cope with a rising...

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