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Richard marks second year in business with customer service award

Richard Winter is celebrating his second anniversary at the helm of oven valeting service Ovenu Wakefield with a diamond award for customer service excellence. He...

How to Report and Pay Tax on Side Income

If you make money alongside your main wage, chances are you’ll need to pay tax on it. Aaron Gilmore at TreyBridge Accountants has put together a simple tax guide to ensure that you always remain in HMRC”s good books.

Swayble makes meeting spaces dynamic in multiple ways

A design duo has created innovative furniture that uses motion to calm, inspire and motivate.

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...

Fintech scholarship in hunt for British talent

Fintech company Seopa Ltd, parent company of financial comparison platform Quotezone, has announced the return of its highly sought-after scholarship programme for higher education students.

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...

Living Archive To Thrive Thanks to The Experience Bank

A North East based business that started trading in April this year has benefitted from important philanthropic support from The Experience Bank, that will...

From social media freelancer to CEO working with 10,000 customers

Rik Courtney, a Doncaster based entrepreneur who started his self-employment journey as a solo social media marketing freelancer in 2010 is now a well-known...

Converge To Amplify Content for Agencies

Converge, the leading content platform, which is breaking the mold of online white noise, has completed a new phase of development and is now...

Silicon Yorkshire hosts first event to bring the tech sector together

Silicon Yorkshire, fuelled by iSource Group, has re-launched following lockdown, bringing together the Yorkshire technology community to ignite conversation, boost networks, connect businesses and unlock value.

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.

Joii Pet Care urges pet parents to ease escalating vet care crisis

24/7 vet app Joii Pet Care, which gives pet owners the chance to affordably and conveniently access veterinary care at home, has reported its busiest ever week for vet consultations.

Storming Success for Electrifying Harrogate-based Fitness Studio As they Pre-pare to Open Second Site

Feel Electric Wellness studios on Leeds Rd, Harrogate, only opened its doors a couple of months ago and already clients are experiencing A-list style...

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...

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...

Love Online To Become Safer With Support from The Experience Bank

A new digital business concept that is bringing access to love online safely is forging forward in development thanks to an introduction made by...

Young Lancaster entrepreneur takes marketing business to the next level after completing degree studies

A 22-year-old entrepreneur from Lancaster is forging ahead with his business career fresh from graduating from university, now focused full-time on his business SoMar Marketing.

The IPCC Report: Businesses in the North need to stop ‘rearranging deckchairs on...

Following the latest IPCC Report, sustainability adviser Neil Gaught is urging businesses to stop ‘rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic’, and take real action.

A CBD business dream born in California comes true in the UK

CBD is one of the great business opportunities within the food, drink and cosmetics industries.

Teesside start-up celebrates 2nd birthday with exciting growth in the region.

Jessica Tucker, Managing Director of Social Allies, registered the company in 2019 after a ten year stint in the marketing industry. Since then, Social...

Landscaping Business Plants Seeds for Growth After Successful 2021

A chef turned landscaper is celebrating his third year in business with a full order book for the remainder of 2021, as MBS Gardens capitalises on demand for garden transformations with new expansion plans, thanks to North Tyneside Business Factory

Leeds based Digital Healthcare start up makes award winning start

ecovery - a new digital healthcare start up based in Leeds who combine smart technology, clinically curated data and excellent clinicians to provide a free, simple and impartial online service for people make an award winning start.

Speight’s Gin of Yorkshire Launch Shibden Valley tipple inspired by Anne Lister

The team behind Halifax’s award-winning gin brand, Speight’s Gin, has launched a Shibden Valley gin, featuring special edition Anne Lister-adorned birthday celebration bottles.

War of the Roses ignited again on Yorkshire Day by card business

A risqué card has raised old rivalries ahead of Yorkshire Day this Sunday. Lancastrian pride was wounded by a card that reads ‘Proper chuffed tha’s...

Cheshire Online Motor Retailer Set For 100% Growth

Digital-first used car business Motor Connect is set for 100% growth in the coming year following the launch of its new industry-leading digital platform and increased nationwide sales capacity.

Huddersfield digital agency with humble beginnings marks three years in business with new client...

Huddersfield-based Beanie Media, a web design and development, video and social media agency is celebrating its third birthday with two new client wins. Marking the...

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...

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.

Trio set to cycle over 1,000 miles to raise funds for mental health support

The team behind Halifax-based mental health services provider, Unmasked Mental Health is preparing to cycle over 1,000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats...

NPIF investment helps pizza oven maker get a bigger slice of the market

A Leeds start-up that manufactures catering equipment has secured a £170,000 loan to help it meet piping hot consumer demand for outdoor pizza ovens.

Leeds Pizza Express relaunches as boutique coworking hub

A former Pizza Express has been relaunched as a boutique coworking hub by Spacemade with "Zoom rooms", work pods and artisan coffee.

Onyx Health Launch Creative Studio After Record Year

Healthcare marketing communications specialists Onyx Health have set up a new creative studio following a year of record income growth and international client expansion. The...

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...

Experience Bank Group launches New Service To Support Senior Executives Facing Change

2021 is clearly a year of great change, especially in the business world, and so in response to a growing need for support at...

Lift In Restrictions Brings Enquiries

A lift in the restrictions on working from home is seeing a flood of enquiries looking for good quality commercial property in the region. One...

How To Execute Your Business Plans Successfully

Andrew Marsh, chair of Vistage for the North East and Northumberland, NED for numerous businesses and charities; and successful entrepreneur, has committed to imparting...

Huddersfield Business Week to return this Autumn

Huddersfield-based PR and Marketing agency, KC Communications, is set to bring back Huddersfield Business Week this October following its launch in 2019 to support the local business community after the challenges of the past 18 months.