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1000th Finance For Enterprise Start Up Loan helps Barnsley plumber turn up the heat...

A Barnsley-based entrepreneur who found himself facing redundancy during the first national lockdown has become the 1000th recipient of a Start Up Loan delivered...

From zero to multi-million revenue: Hexagon Consultants ended 2020 with a 5-year milestone

Back in 2015 Peter Ahye and Sue Williams founded Hexagon Consultants. A new business that started with zero revenue, and no clients, has rapidly...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum optimistic over vaccine boost for economy despite latest ‘sobering’ figures

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has described the latest figures that reveal the UK economy shrank by 2.6 percent in November as “sobering”. However, its chief executive...

Online platform offering coaching and career guidance launched

Wigan-based Lauren Webb has launched a platform which combines expert career coaching with publishing pragmatic career advice. Yellow Eve, founded by Lauren, is a supportive...

North East comparison site Trufl, set to donate 100 computers to local schools to...

Comparison site Trufl, headquartered in Sunderland plans to donate 100 computers in the coming weeks to local schools in an effort to help make...

Brothers Building Positivity Through The Power of Writing

Two brothers have both launched successful literature collections to help people through the challenges life is currently throwing everyone’s way. Gabriel and Tolu’ A. Akinyemi...

Businesses in the north inspired to follow The Turquoise Brick Road

In his insightful new book, The Turquoise Brick Road, changemaker Rhys Marc Photis reveals how a theory created by US psychologist, Dr. Clare W. Graves, some 60 years ago can help create a viable way forward for modern society.

New coworking space arrives in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

There’s a new coworking space on the block in the Northern Quarter, introducing Flagship. COVID-safe and perfect for businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers alike. As we’ve...

Under-eight footballers prove a match for the adults thanks to My Property Box sponsorship

A junior football team is proving to be a real match for their adult counterparts, thanks to financial support from My Property Box. The lettings...

Is Your Accountant a History Teacher or a Pathfinder?

Being prepared for the expected and unexpected alike is key to the survival and continual growth of any type of business, regardless of its size and sector.

Scott Bros supports Teesside Hospice with annual Christmas tree fundraiser

Scott Bros is supporting Teesside Hospice with its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme. Last year hospice volunteers collected 1,400 Christmas trees and raised more than...

Yorkshire E-Commerce Entrepreneur and Multi-million-pound Business Owner Gifting Others a ‘Leg Up’

A 29 year old from South Yorkshire who started his business in his garage just 5 years ago, and now is the owner of...

Betting on the North

Some of the largest technology and gambling companies in the world are leveraging the skills and talents of found in the North and in turn are providing a huge boost to the economy.

Specialist Agency offers 12 Months Free Marketing Support To Recruiters for Sharing Survey Insights

Recruiters can win £24,000 of free marketing for completing a survey sharing their insights and experience of marketing, as part of new industry research.

New Data Suggests Female Entrepreneurs are Driving Economic Recovery

A recent study undertaken throughout two UK lockdowns shows a significant rise in the number of women launching their own businesses for the first time. Print-Print, a nationwide leader in the provision of printed leaflets, brochures, posters, and bu

Learning From World Leaders for 2021

Andrew Marsh, Vistage chair, business owner, non executive board member and chair of a number of charitable boards has been influential in keeping positivity...

Ad:venture programme becomes latest sponsor of One Yorkshire

AD:VENTURE, the business support programme that has been delivering across North and West Yorkshire for four years, has become the latest organisation to show its support for One Yorkshire.

Experienced banker joins Finance For Enterprise

Finance For Enterprise has strengthened its team of lending specialists after appointing experienced banker John Barnes to its growing team of Investment Managers. The appointment...

The Experience Bank Group Applaud New Partnership Set to Bring New Investment to Region

The Experience Bank Group is pleased to share the news that one of its members, Jonathan Gold, has partnered with WH Ireland to bring...

Struggling firms given further 3-month breathing space

The government’s decision to extend the ban on winding-up petitions will give struggling firms a welcome breathing space, according to the North West branch of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.

Lifesaving QR Code Wearable Launched to Help Emergency Services

North East based MedTech company Mavin Informatics has launched mi-SOS, a life saving QR code-based medical identity wearable to help the emergency service

My Property Box staff dress down to support Age UK’s Christmas shoebox appeal

My Property Box staff have donated a sleigh-full of Christmas gifts to be distributed to the elderly. They raised £200 to buy an array of...

Why Occupational Health mustn’t close down with the office

It’s increasingly understood that a happy healthy workforce is more productive, motivated and profitable, and that good occupational health practices make great business sense.

Liverpool women’s group leader spells out vision for city change

The leader of a women’s entrepreneurship group in Liverpool has spelled out her vision of how cities need to adapt to change as they go through the pandemic and beyond.

University spin-out fund makes half a million pound first investments

North East university partnership Northern Accelerator has made over £500,000 worth of investments into innovative university spin-out businesses in the health and biotech sectors...

Built for Athletes Post Record Sales as Growth Continues

Built for Athletes has posted record sales of more than half a million during the month of November, with the brand experiencing a rise of 139% in sales YOY during Black Friday weekend.

New UK comparison site Trufl launches in a bid to ‘shake up’ the market...

Trufl, the exciting new comparison site which helps customers make huge savings on their energy, broadband and mobile devices have enjoyed a successful launch. The...

Full steam ahead for Yorkshire boiler installation company

Wakefield-based boiler installation and servicing company Boiler Central has experienced rapid growth since launching their online boiler service in November 2019. Within 12 months,...

North Yorkshire County Council to launch business task force as county recovers from pandemic

North Yorkshire County Council is launching a task force to ensure that business needs are at the centre of decision making as the region...

PowrPod leads the charge!

Manchester ad tech business, Branded Media, has developed a brainy new solution to one of modern life’s biggest problems: ‘low battery anxiety’. PowrPod charging stations...

KwizzBit launches free quiz advent calendar this Christmas

KwizzBit, the interactive smartphone quiz platform, is launching a free virtual advent calendar to allow people to play quizzes together throughout December. Every day from...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum announces three partnership deals

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has announced a trio of new partnerships designed to strengthen links with the North East business community. Customer experience agency Qrious has...

Full of Spark – new agency launches in Leeds

Strategic Insights Agency, Spark – who launched their third office in Leeds earlier this month – has recruited four key positions – with further...

Leeds Entrepreneurs launch OPEN Gift Card to help boost independent businesses.

This month, local entrepreneurs Paul Lenihan, Tim Rooke and Greg Brant officially launch a new type of gift card which can be used across...

The North’s largest E-scooter and E-bike showroom to open in Leeds

On Monday (30th November), the Leeds based online business, ManFirth, Yorkshires largest seller of E-bikes and E-scooters open their new store and showroom. Will Pugh,...

Entrepreneur James Blake Calls For Effective Regulations For E Scooters Across The UK

Entrepreneur James Blake, Founder of a popular online e-scooter business called E Pro Glide Limited has called for strict regulations for riders — including a full driving licence, insurance and licence plates.

New Entrepreneur Benefits from Philanthropic Support

In the last financial year, nearly 700,000 new business were started in the UK. With the advent of lockdown, furlough and redundancy this year,...

‘Made in Manchester’ eco-entrepreneur puts green credentials to the test

‘Made in Manchester’ eco-entrepreneur Vlad Mukhachev is putting his green credentials to the test by delivering his newly expanded Wrapit range to customers by...

East Yorkshire Creative Agency, Blab, team up with their former boss

Blab, East Yorkshire’s self-styled ‘fearless’ Creative Agency, is planning on rapid growth after a highly successful year with new accounts wins.

Fleetondemand’s CEO wins prestigious Lloyds Bank National Business Award

Fleetondemand’s CEO and Founder, Justin Whitston, was announced winner of the Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year award at the prestigious 2020 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, which took place during a glittering online ceremony on 10 November.

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