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Fit Monkeys swing into town

An award-winning sports coach is launching a new venture to encourage 5–12-year-olds to get fit after a year in lockdown. Fit Monkeys is a unique concept that brings the fun back into exercise and will launch 12th April in Gosforth and Earsdon

Startup businesses urged to join Startup Awards North East programme

Budding entrepreneurs across the North East are being encouraged to celebrate their achievements and prepare to scale-up their businesses with the support of a...

Yorkshire Design Agency’s New Role To Help Startup Businesses

Branding and website design agency Breaking Free Design has become a patron of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce to support new and emerging businesses.

Ex-army duo combats rising PPE costs with new venture

Two best friends from Manchester and Southampton have supplied Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to over 250 businesses after launching Nightingale PPE in March 2020. Nightingale...

Professional Indemnity Insurance – What Is It?

Professional indemnity insurance (PII) is a type of business insurance that protects professionals against getting sued for giving poor or negligent advice or service to their clients. Read this article to learn more about costs and limits of cover.

Lightico recruits Sales Director and six-strong sales team to take Covid killing lights to...

Lightico, the manufacturer of the Pioneering anti-microbial luminaire CleanLight, has recruited a new sales team and experienced Sales Director, Andy Mosedale, to take their...

Consilia Legal Launches Local Initiative to Support Lockdown Start-Ups

New scheme aims to support the growth of successful lockdown businesses in Yorkshire

Account and Legal’s Manchester Accountant Stuart Hurst Named Xero’s Most Valuable Professional

At Xero’s UK and Ireland Awards ceremony, Accounts and Legal’s Stuart Hurst was recognised for outstanding achievements during 2020 and the worst of the effects of the pandemic. He bagged the prestigious Xero Most Valuable Professional 2021 title dur

Living Archive Locates In Teesside

A new business that is set to be a solution for organisations across the UK wanting to store and exhibit multi media content in...

Materials Processing Institute announces partnership with NorthEast Capital to support emerging science and engineering-led...

The Materials Processing Institute has announced a partnership with technology investment fund manager NorthEast Capital to support the growth of the region’s technology underpinned...

Entrepreneur welcomes £3,000 parish council grant for West Auckland Amateur Boxing Gym

West Auckland Amateur Boxing Gym has invested in a range of new sports and training equipment thanks to a ‘knock-out’ £3,000 parish council grant. Local...

European Goodcon Conference Features Manchester Businesses in Discussion on Innovation and Social Change

GOODCon Europe, a global festival for good, is partnering with businesses from across Europe to discuss social responsibility, company culture, innovation and how actions...

North East Business Launches Online Marketing Platform

A North East business has launched an innovative online platform to help small and medium sized businesses with their strategic marketing planning and tracking.

Vegan products outshine equivilant non-veganproducts as sales rise 2000% YOY

The meteoric rise of meat free products continues to show no sign of stopping in 2021, and like many food manufacturers Kirsty’s have seen some enormous growth figures for their vegan meals in particular, with sales rising 2000% YOY.

IDS Group announces £2m tech accelerator scheme

Leeds-headquartered software development and systems integration specialist, IDS Group, has announced a £2m tech accelerator scheme to fuel the growth of UK SaaS businesses. Eight...

Voicescape launches new technology services for social housing sector

Social housing technology provider, Voicescape has launched two new services to bolster its existing suite of tenant sustainability solutions. The Compliance and Wellbeing services have...

Arif Takes Board Position Thanks To Experience Bank Group

Business leader Arif Shahab is delighted to be using his experience to drive forward one of the region’s manufacturing companies, thanks to Peter Neal...

Global Client Win for Manchester Agency Absurd

Manchester headquartered strategic design agency Absurd has gained another global client following its appointment as digital partner to Prosper Ex PTY LTD, a start-up organisation based in Queensland, Australia.

Leeds firm demonstrates that Agile thinking gets IT done

A Leeds-based company which has risen from start-up status to a staff of 65 and a £10 million annual turnover is celebrating its third...

Recruitment firm to tackle youth unemployment with 124 paid-for candidates

With levels of youth unemployment at their highest since 2016, Offploy – an organisation which offers jobseeker support to socially-excluded people – is urging...

Trio of client wins at Little Mesters

Digital marketing agency Little Mesters has secured three new clients, strengthened its in-house team and expanded its network of expert freelancers as it continues...

Handshake report highlights tough graduate jobs market, offers tech powered solution

A new report from Handshake shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly affecting graduates’ ability to find jobs, and for SMEs to find graduate...

Darlington business owner sponsors adorable Guide Dogs pup Selsey

Meet Selsey, the six-week-old Guide Dog puppy which is being officially sponsored by a Darlington business owner. Derek Lancaster, who runs oven valeting company Ovenu...

National Gas Centre for Excellence opens with aim of driving up standards

The National Gas Centre for Excellence (NGCFE) has opened its doors to tackle the national shortage in qualified heating engineers. Managing director Michael Hunt said...

21-year-old entrepreneur launches animation and illustration studio

Manchester-based young entrepreneur and animator, Ben Wild, has successfully secured significant investment enabling him to launch Ben Wild Studios. Ben Wild Studios has been co-founded...

Region’s business leaders react to Rishi Sunak’s budget announcements

The creation of a Treasury North campus in Darlington and the granting of freeport status to Teesside, were among the measures hailed by business...

Seriös Group eyes expansion with recruitment drive

Seriös Group is embarking on a new scale-up strategy after it exceeded its first-year revenue forecast, which includes the creation of new jobs. The Newcastle-based...

Spring Into Positivity For Success

Steve Black, also known as Blackie, is well known in the sporting world for his positive mind, fit body approach. More recently he has...

Creative Spark, launch Peep, the new silk bedding brand

Creative brand agency, Creative Spark have revealed that they are the team behind the successful launch of Peep, a new range of 100% mulberry silk bedding. The silk pillows and eye masks offer health benefits ranging from a better night’s sleep right

Newcells Biotech secures over £5m for 3D tissue models

Newcells Biotech have received multimillion pound investment to develop their pioneering 3D tissue models

Newcastle based Changfa Capital launches new share-matching service

Innovative crowdfunding platform to unlock Chinese capital market opportunities

Yorkshire-based author wins award for book about small business failure

Yorkshire author, Andrew Miller, wins award for his book which helps SMEs dealing with failing business.

Two Yorkshire clinicians launch free UK-wide online clinical screening and specialist information service

Leeds-based physiotherapist Anthony Burns and orthopaedic surgeon Simon Boyle have launched a unique free online platform to assess musculoskeletal problems and advise patients on...

Wave Direct targets export growth with global ecommerce investments

Wave Direct, a leading technology driven inflatable hot tub company focused on delivering innovative solutions to the leisure and recreation industry, has announced plans...

Dame Margaret Barbour receives Lifetime Achievement honour at North East Entrepreneurial Awards

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has recognised Dame Margaret Barbour’s huge contribution to the North East by presenting her with its 2020 Lifetime Achievement award. A former...

Cocktail company creates virtual events in aim to become world’s biggest digital nightclub

The award-winning founder of a Leeds-based cocktail company has launched a virtual nightclub in a bid to create the world’s biggest digital night out in.

Virtual Assistants join forces to support industry in Yorkshire

A Yorkshire-based industry group has been formed to support virtual assistants (VAs) working in the region.

Lancashire-based Speaker Coach Leads Inspirational Stories Project

This month sees three powerhouse female entrepreneurs unite to celebrate 18 other incredible women in an empowered act of collaboration, as they came together...

Yorkshire plastic-free pioneers launch products in John Lewis & Partners

An online retailer based in Leeds is launching its eco-friendly products on the John Lewis & Partners website. Some of the brand’s most popular eco-alternative...

Launchpad helps Barnsley creative agency enjoy ‘Awesome’ growth

A Barnsley-based creative agency which sought to showcase the artistic awesomeness of their home town is setting its sights on using their skills to...

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