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Recruitment specialist Nano Search & Selection to move into UK energy storage sector

Nano Search & Selection, a specialist recruitment company, is preparing to expand into its home UK market to support the developing green economy. Since launching...

The Beehive Thorner returns with pitch-perfect menus and all-new team

If 2020 has had you pining for a spot of to-die-for British cooking paired with fine wines and cocktails, then you’re in luck. The...

Seabird poo problem obliterated by offshore scarecrow

An innovative scarecrow system designed to prevent the costly issue of seabird droppings on offshore wind farms has proved overwhelmingly successful in a year-long trial with Galloper Wind Farm.

North Studio: Boutique wellness hub lands in North Leeds

A game-changing boutique wellness hub designed to train both body and mind has landed in North Leeds just off-Street Lane this week. North Studio...
Entrepreneurs’ Forum urges government to extend ‘game changing’ COVID-19 tests to business

Entrepreneurs’ Forum urges government to extend ‘game changing’ COVID-19 tests to business

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum is calling upon the government to extend the introduction of ‘game changing’ swab and DNA coronavirus tests to business to help...

Manchester CEO in line for Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The CEO of Manchester-based supplement brand Yumi Nutrition, Sebastien Vanderlinden, has been shortlisted for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category in the Regional Finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Former Nurse Links Up with Launchpad

A former nurse who put her life-saving skills to good use after her husband experienced a heart-attack, is now helping new parents and families...

3ecruit considers opening German-speaking office as part of European expansion plans

Tech recruitment company 3ecruit is considering opening a second office to support its expanding European operations. The company – the world’s only 3D technologies recruitment...

Just Williams launches sales and marketing ‘Hybrid’ to deliver SME success

Just Williams has launched a new blended approach to sales and marketing designed to lay the foundations for long-term business growth. After the introduction of...

Bradford manufacturer Power Sheds in line for two national awards

Bradford based Power Sheds was set up in 2019 by entrepreneurs Jack Sutcliffe and Simon Hobson. They are now manufacturing over 1000 sheds a...

Young entrepreneurs ‘unaware of business game changer’

More than 50 per cent of young people are unaware of the dangers of not having a legally binding document in place to protect...

North West business owner launches PPE subscription service

Ahead of the law change on Friday, face masks can now be delivered direct to your door thanks to an innovative UK subscription service.

Finance For Enterprise & NPIF provide silver lining for psychology specialists

A Matlock-based clinical psychology services specialist, which has helped local authorities to save more than a million pounds to date has received a six...

Twelve more businesses complete Entrepreneurs’ Forum Scale-up programme

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum is celebrating the latest cohort of entrepreneurs to graduate from its Scale-up Leader’s Academy. Twelve North East entrepreneurs completed the six-month programme...

Raising the ‘Barre’ for new fitness concept in Liverpool

An independent Liverpool fitness studio and the first dedicated space offering the ‘Barre’ concept in the region has seen class attendance triple since the...

MCG launch new SAAS brand ‘Huler’, to disrupt the way we work, forever

MCG, whose group of companies include fast growing software and eLearning design business DBLX, is utilising its skills and expertise to offer a new...

Start-up that detects fake news raises £2.5m to prepare for US elections

Logically – a tech start-up using AI to detect misinformation and to provide a fact-checking service to combat fake news - has raised £2.5m to further develop its product in time for the US election.

Online training platform launches with chance to win £2000 worth of finance training

To celebrate the launch of its new financial training platform, Yorkshire-based finance management specialist Mellor Financial Training is offering businesses the chance to win free access to the site worth almost £2000.

Entrepreneurial Mum Famous for Putting Bow Ties on Llamas Launches New North West Centre...

Lancashire entrepreneur and author Celia Gaze who founded the multi award-winning Wellbeing Farm and is a recognised voice in the corporate wellness space has...

Members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum identify measures for long-term business growth ahead of the...

Members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum are looking to the chancellor to announce measures in Wednesday's (June 8) summer statement that will enable businesses to...

Opportunities for Office Space Arise As Tenants Return to a Safe Commerce House

The most desirable office space in the heart of Middlesbrough is offering some exciting new opportunities to businesses in the area as companies start...

Former TV and NHS worker launches Leeds oven valeting business

A former TV technician and NHS worker, who spent 12 weeks working as a locum for the York and Scarborough Hospital Trust during the...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum highlights members’ creative solutions for returning to the workplace

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum says its members are looking at creative working solutions as businesses plan their return to the office. However, many are keen to...

Full order book for unshakeable Sheffield entrepreneur

A Sheffield based furniture maker’s steely determination has helped his business to survive the lockdown and come out the other side even stronger than before with a full order book, a growing team and unshakeable optimism for the future.

New Psychological Support Service Launched for Businesses

A new health care service for organisations is set to change the approach and landscape of psychological healthcare support in the workplace.

New online business launch for UK SMEs to get to zero carbon

A technology startup aims to help businesses all over the UK achieve carbon neutrality with ease. CBN Expert has been founded by Cheshire-based James Napier...

GB Sports star helping students achieve their goals after calling on Launchpad support

A former professional sportswoman who launched a unique tutoring business designed to help students gain a better understanding of the appliance of science is expanding her business after pioneering a new online support service.

Boiler Plan named eighth highest fast-growth UK business

Innovative home heating experts Boiler Plan has been ranked as the UK’s eighth highest fast-growth new business. The company is featured for the first time...

Protean Solutions Launches Supporting Cascade

A well-known face in the sporting world has taken his expertise in making people fit in the mind as well as fit in the...

Bears hunt down historic North Yorkshire venue for latest venture

Popular Knaresborough restaurant and bar, Carriages, has been acquired by a team of talented local entrepreneurs following its closure due to administration earlier this...

Simon Bailes Peugeot provides a complimentary vehicle to pharmacy as demand for home deliveries...

Simon Bailes Peugeot was able to support a Northallerton pharmacy by supplying a complimentary vehicle to help it meet a huge rise in demand...

New ‘Motor Alliance’ offers fresh choice for UK dealer market

MotorVise Automotive has teamed up with Drive Assured and The Compliance Company to offer an extensive range of specialist support services to the motor...

Northumberland Market Town cafe battles pandemic to save 30 year old family business.

A family run cafe which has been in business in the town for more than 30 years, vowed to battle through the pandemic.

Vet-AI named on annual index of disruptive UK startups

The UK’s longest running index of disruptive new startups, the Startups 100, has released its 2020 lineup, and includes Leeds-based Vet-AI for the second time running.

Company launches Schools Solution to Leavers Photos

Students leaving nursery, first, primary, junior and middle schools this July will now never get their leaving class photo…but one forward thinking events company...

Andrew Chosen As Judge at National Entrepreneur Awards

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA) has named a judge from the North East on their impressive panel and he is urging talent from...

Price optimisation platform raises £650k for growth

A Middlesbrough start-up which could revolutionise the way companies price their products has raised £650,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, and private investors

Retail returns to Hull’s Fruit Market as community comes back together

Retail has returned to Hull’s Fruit Market, with delighted traders re-opening their doors to customers.

Northern Hive PR rides a wave of new client wins

Northern Hive has enjoyed a number of new client wins including Hartpury University, Form Yoga Mats and Speedel.

Jenny Kilburn of Synergos Consultancy Ltd speaks about her career to date

Jenny Kilburn is Founder and Managing Director of Huddersfield based Synergos Consultancy Ltd, a specialist consultancy company who assist businesses to achieve various means of compliance.

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