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Brothers transform the marketing & digital landscape with a northern first

Brothers Gareth and Russell Oakley officially launch GO! - a business first for the North. GO! is an intermediary consultancy business working on behalf of...

Yorkshire Day campaign set to showcase Leeds as a thriving hub for business

The Marketing Optimist has launched a unique campaign ahead of Yorkshire Day, in a bid to showcase why Leeds is the place-to-be when it...

Enterprising project win for The Bigger Boat

Creative digital marketing agency, The Bigger Boat, has been appointed to kick-start a supportive scheme for upcoming University of Huddersfield students, to help unlock...

Chesterfield’s Markham House welcomes first occupiers

Chesterfield’s Lordsmill Street is reinventing itself as the Harley Street of Derbyshire, following the opening of two new businesses in the former Markham House which was acquired by property investment company Lodge Farm Estates.

Garstang Creative Agency “Pay It Forward” With New Small Business Support Scheme

WestCoastCo. announce new scheme to provide free web design, branding and marketing support to small business owners in difficult financial situations.

The future is very bright for the next cohort of Latimer’s Seafood’s academy of...

Growing award winning business Latimer’s Seafood has taken the ambitious step of recruiting seven new members of staff. Husband and wife team Robert and Ailsa Latimer continue to nurture the careers of the people they employ.

One in ten councillors have received death threats says North East-based democracy tech project

Makers of a North East democracy app have responded to the news that almost one in ten councillors have been sent a death threat

£100k donation to Northumbria University aims to drive entrepreneurship in the North East of...

Fledgling entrepreneurs at Northumbria University are benefiting from access to a new £100k fund designed to get their business start-ups investor ready post-graduation. Over five...

New photography and gifts business launches in Rotherham

A new online store offering bespoke printed gifts and photography packages has opened its doors in Rotherham thanks to a funding grant from UK...

New Yorkshire veterinary recruitment specialist puts local animal charities at its heart

A newly launched Yorkshire veterinary recruitment specialist has pledged to donate a minimum of 25% of its net profits to three regional animal and...

Local Entrepreneur Wins Business Woman of the Year

Becky Reardon, Managing Director of Embrace Marketing, has won Business Woman of the Year (less than 50 staff) at The English Women’s Awards – North.

Men are ‘more anxious than women in the workplace’ and more likely to quit...

A north west HR and Health & Safety support company conducted a survey to find out what the most commons reasons were for new starters to leave a job within the first 12 months.

BigChange bucks Brexit uncertainty and embarks on European expansion drive

BigChange, the mobile workforce technology company, today revealed the first steps in its ambitious European expansion plans. The Leeds-based company has established a subsidiary...

Thirty Years Of North East Business Investment At NEL Fund Managers

The North East’s longest-standing business investor is celebrating after completing three decades of investing in growing regional companies.

National award for local talent specialists

Newcastle-based talent partners, SEAO, are thrilled to announce their success at the English Women’s Awards 2019 as winners of the Small Business of the Year award.

OPOC team up with ITAB to deliver energy saving solution to UK M&S stores

Cutting-edge technology paired with contemporary design. OPOC Retail partner up with Itab and Marks & Spencer to roll out energy-saving Aerofoils to refrigeration units across 504 stores in the UK.

Tennis app scores with investment from BEF

A ground-breaking digital tennis platform is ready to be served after receiving a £40k loan from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF). WeTennis, developed in Leeds,...

Sim’s Kitchen opens first site in Team Valley

A healthy deli serving up a fresh menu of salads, sandwiches and cold meats, has opened in Enterprise House on the popular Team Valley trading estate.

Clock is ticking for Venturefest North West’s Innovation Showcase entries

Venturefest North West, the North West’s biggest annual innovation conference and exhibition, is still accepting entries from North West firms for its prestigious Innovation Showcase competition.

Daren Harris joins Fulcrum Group as Chief Financial Officer

Fulcrum Group, the UK’s leading independent multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has appointed Daren Harris as its new Chief Financial Officer. Daren brings significant experience...

Teesside rockers can dress to impress with opening of new shop

Teesside’s rockers of all ages can now dress to impress after the opening of a new shop in Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market. The Alt Box...

Yorkshire’s self-built distillery begins whisky production

A Yorkshire-based start-up distillery announced that distillation of its inaugural single malt whisky has begun.

Leeds tech firm The Data Shed launches self-service product

Leeds-based data consultancy The Data Shed has launched a self-service product which aims to transform the way that firms use their own data.

Tyneside-based Health and Safety software firm launches entry-level platform

As part of their #SafetyRevolution, Notify, creators of the world’s first free-forever incident reporting app, have announced they are launching a new entry-level Incident...

The modern responsibilities of business

Carlisle Ambassadors held their latest meeting at Carlisle Racecourse on Thursday 13th June, where the city’s assembled business leaders learnt about the importance of corporate social responsibility for companies, non-profits, and employees alike.

Global health accelerator returns to MediaCityUK

Applications open for groundbreaking accelerator that hopes to find the next health start-up “unicorn”

Serial entrepreneur Mark Mills appointed chairman of Workforce

An ambitious recruitment business is primed for its next phase of growth after appointing serial entrepreneur Mark Mills as its chairman. Workforce People Solutions, which is based in Bolton, employs 40 staff and turns over £10m a year.

Yorkshire Businesswoman launches national ‘Have a Heart’ Campaign

A businesswoman from Yorkshire, whose depression has seen her lose days in bed, scared to face people and too anxious to leave the house, is spearheading a national campaign this month and fundraising for MIND, as part of World Wellbeing Week.

New Start-Up Success Tool

A Holmfirth firm has secured the first ever licence for a new, innovative software package designed to help start-up businesses to succeed and grow. Pierrepont...

What you can expect from Liverpool’s newest live music venue & bar Jimmy’s

With just over six weeks until its grand opening, Jimmy’s has revealed a sneak peek into its newest venue in Liverpool city centre. Founded by...

Regional final places for young Teesside entrepreneurs

Two Teesside businesses, run by young entrepreneurs, have won places in the regional final of a national competition to find the next generation of...

Leeds City Region’s top 100 digital tech adopters recognised in new report

One hundred of the most digitally ambitious businesses in the Leeds City Region are being profiled and celebrated in the Digital Enterprise Top 100 report, announced later this month.

BigChange appoints leader to fuel global collaboration network growth

BigChange, the mobile workforce technology company, today announced that it has appointed Paul Witter as the Managing Director of its groundbreaking Collaboration Network venture. Witter...

Leeds Students Create Winning Water Bottle Designs

Leeds students showed their bottle last week as they took part in an enterprise competition to create a brand new design for reusable water...

Digital and Tech talent agency Ronald James Group to launch TechHub for start ups...

Leading North East Digitech talent agency Ronald James Group is enjoying an exciting time of growth following its move to brand new 5500 sq...

Guardian and BBC journalist to host PR workshop in Manchester

Freelance journalist Suzanne Bearne, who writes for titles including the Guardian, the Observer and the BBC and runs The Guardian’s PR and Marketing Masterclass,...

onePT in Rochdale crowned best in UK

An independent Greater Manchester gym has been named the best in the country just over a year after opening - and now plans to...

Things To Think About When Going Freelance If You ‘Want To Make It’

It’s now predicted that freelancers make up at least 15% of the population. But in light of National Freelance Day, Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax - wants to take this opportunity to give advice for those freelancing on how to make it.

Business set up by cyclists for cyclists pedals up growth plans

Premier cycling skincare brand, Veloskin has teamed up with ecommerce and business growth experts as it announces ambitious plans to significantly scale the company and build its global customer base over the next three years.

Business students help award-winning artisan gin maker craft strategy for growth

Based in Alnwick, the Northumberland Spirit Company has grown from humble beginnings, producing its first blend of hand-crafted Alnwick Gin from a potting shed...

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