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Teesside twins bring Transatlantic taste to The Boro

Teesside twins Darren and Lee Walker are taking a taste of America to their hometown. They are opening The Thick Shake Company in Middlesbrough’s Dundas...

East Yorkshire teen ups the gears of his car detailing business with major expansion

An East Yorkshire teenager who maintains and protects luxury vehicles has expanded his business with the opening of new premises in East Yorkshire following huge growth this year.

Harrogate entrepreneur doubles up with early taste of food awards success

A Harrogate-based entrepreneur has won two prestigious food awards less than six months after launching her business. Monalisa Fathima, who launched her business Saffron Tree...

Liverpool startup factory Nova crowdfunding to expand through the UK, into emerging markets

The cofoundery that’s enabled over 70 tech businesses, including a Dungeons & Dragons inventory app, a hand hygiene improvement system for hospitals and a foetal monitoring wearable for expectant mums, has launched a fresh round of funding.

Region’s entrepreneurs ‘optimistic about future’ business, conference told

Can-do businesses in the North East remain optimistic about the future and are ready to overcome challenges, the region’s largest business conference heard. Jonathan Lamb,...

Erudus extends digital branch to vegan start-ups

Five new vegan start-ups based at a specialist production site have received an allergen and nutritional data boost. Newcastle-based Erudus, an online platform that provides...

Health and Safety Consultancy launches in North Lincolnshire

Tailored Health and Safety solutions to be delivered with help from UKSE. Unique Health and Safety, a company which provides bespoke health and safety services...

UCLan launches new leadership programme for county’s SME workforce

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is spearheading a new leadership development programme which will enable Lancashire’s SMEs to develop the leadership and management skills of their workforces, creating the leaders of the future.

Finance For Enterprise unleashes funds for The Coffee Kennel Cafe

A dog-loving duo which have helped South Yorkshire’s canines star in some of Britain’s best loved programmes have pioneered a new training school, complete with dog friendly cafe after securing a support from Finance for Enterprise.

Business Enterprise Fund launches in Manchester with two new staff and first client

Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) has opened an office in Manchester, following 15 years’ operating throughout the North - and has appointed investment managers Steph...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum calls on businesses to tackle workplace stress

The chief executive of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum is calling upon North East businesses to create a supportive culture in recognition of the growing issue...

New partnership between University of Cumbria and Lancaster University to benefit Borderlands region

The University of Cumbria and Lancaster University are working in partnership to develop a new higher education campus in Carlisle.

Employers hail ‘fantastic platform’ provided by Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0

Exhibitors were delighted by the prospective recruits of all experience levels at Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0 after 50 employers were joined by more...
Newcastle esports company expands into the wider video game market

Newcastle esports company expands into the wider video game market

Newcastle upon Tyne-based Hitmarker, a company operating in the fast-growing industry of esports, went live with an equity crowdfunding campaign today to help realize...

Levitex hits £10,000 Kickstarter target in just four days

Elite-athletes and sports stars including Tom Curry, Steve Diamon, Richard Whitehead, Ed Clancy and Tom Hamer are among those now using the company’s products

Newcastle boiler experts turn up the heat with new online shopping experience for boiler...

Heating entrepreneurs Gas Angel announce the launch of new website and boiler shopping experience for homeowners at www.gasangelheating.co.uk

Leading York-Based Agency Welcomes Three New Starters as it Continues to Grow its Expert...

Digital marketing agency, Tailor-Made Media, has appointed three new members to its marketing and PR team after a tremendous 40% growth from its second to third year.

Harrogate-based Women’s Recycling Alliance celebrates one-year anniversary

The Women’s Recycling Alliance bolsters first year success with international members

Moneyshake agrees partnership deal with MoneySuperMarket

A new partnership deal has been struck between a fast-growth startup price comparison site and MoneySuperMarket to bring better deals on car leases for UK motorists.

Leading technology firm digitalising print across North East businesses

North East-based technology solutions provider, Diamond Group, is leading in the digitalisation of print across the region with a line of new production and...

Mobile craft bar business brings plenty of Christmas cheer to the region

A mobile craft drinks business is raising the bar in event hospitality less than six months after pouring its first drink. Mobile craft ale and...

Yorkshire Entrepreneur Awarded £10K Prestigious Wool Innovation Prize by National Livery Companies

Ilkley-based local entrepreneur and Founder of Little Beau Sheep, Sarah Turner, is celebrating after being awarded the wool innovation prize.

Visualsoft founder Dean Benson announces plans to double market share at Entrepreneurs’ Forum event

E-commerce and digital marketing agency Visualsoft announced plans to double its market share at an Entrepreneurs’ Forum event. Founder and CEO Dean Benson revealed that...

Bruntwood invests in innovation with Leeds International Festival

A new partnership is to enhance innovation in the city with the launch of an official creative hub for Leeds International Festival.

Grindsmith’s Adopts Manchester Food Tech Start Up

ORDRWare is a Manchester based food tech’ start up founded in 2019. Their mission is to give every UK independent restaurant a branded food...

Manchester sees launch of UK’s first completely bias-free jobs site

A ground-breaking new recruitment website is being launched in Manchester this week, which aims to remove any recruiter bias by keeping candidates 100% anonymous. Ohcul...

Cumbrian Entrepreneur Receives #WOW Award from Jacqueline Gold CBE

This October, Rachel Gaw, from Cumbria, was recognised by British businesswoman, Jacqueline Gold CBE, for her success as a female entrepreneur, and awarded with a prestigious #WOW badge for her apparel, art and accessories business, Go Your Own Way.

Free for all at Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0

Techies looking to advance their careers are invited to sign up free of charge to attend Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0 this Thursday (24...

Baby Boom: Exports soar for Cheshire’s Tidy Tot

Wilmslow based Tidy Tot is tapping into global demand for its baby bibs and trays, which it now exports to over 25 countries. Since its...

New era for MSIF as it turns 25 and reveals new CEO

MSIF, the Liverpool-based SME fund which this week celebrates 25 years in business, has announced plans to merge the team of investment company SPARK...

U-telecom on track to double turnover amidst ‘most successful year to date’

Strong quarter predicted for Sheffield telecoms company amidst increased demand. A Sheffield-based business telecoms and broadband provider has revealed it is on track to double...

GCHQ accelerator launches with The Landing to improve digital citizen safety

GCHQ partners with The Landing and UP Ventures on game-changing accelerator - improving citizen safety in a digitally connected world

Teesside’s Industro Solutions on way to £3m turnover with UKSE backing

A Teesside based business that started small but has established an impressive reputation in the engineering sector is on target for a £3m turnover...

Manchester entrepreneurs set sights on £1.5b CBD market with launch of Dr. Ed CBD

Manchester entrepreneurs today announced the launch of Dr. Ed CBD. Backed by private investors and an ISO Class 7 production facility in Stockport the...

New Jobs Created With Company Expansion

Jewellery Sparkles has released another new raft of job opportunities across the North East and Yorkshire, the timing of which is ideal in the...

Funding award helps provide support to young people across North Lincolnshire

Independent Support Professional uses UKSE funding to help those in need. A support specialist who works with young people with social, emotional and mental health...

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital forms digital health partnership with Liverpool company

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Nova, a startup cofoundery based in Liverpool that specialises in cofounding digital health businesses....

Flurry of new sign-ups for Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0

An impressive parade of new exhibitors has been revealed for Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0 at the First Direct Arena on Thursday 24 October...

Chief Executive of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum reacts to latest statistics on North East business

A mixed picture has emerged as two sets of government data indicates the number of businesses closing in the North East has increased –...

Calibre Search celebrates growth with a trio of new recruits

Recruitment agency, Calibre Search, has expanded its workforce across its Leeds and Manchester offices as part of plans for the company’s wider growth, as...

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