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Health Innovation Manchester opens £300,000 funding call for companies with innovative healthcare solutions to...

Businesses with innovative healthcare solutions can apply for a share of £300,000 through the Health Innovation Manchester Momentum Fund

Green distillery makes largest donation to plant 140 local trees

A start-up gin and whisky distillery has made its largest donation to date in a bid to protect one of the most distinctive landscapes in England.

Mindful wellbeing kit launches to combat mental health

Mental health is on the rise and now affects 1 in 4 people in the UK each year, yet, however we dress the issue...

Research and Innovation Centre provides launch pad for company growth

UK Pods Ltd, a provider of safety equipment, training and consultancy to a range of industries from healthcare to education services, is entering its...

Huddersfield Mum of two launches product to help children sleep

Huddersfield Mum of two, Louise Lilof, has launched a scientifically-backed sensory brand with products to help anxious children sleep better. snoozzzy weighted blankets are filled...

Lancaster University business support programme leading the way for SME growth

A programme of business support has seen Lancaster University work with around 700 SMEs and help inject almost £1/2bn into the regional economy.An independent...

Yorkshire-based data business aims to change organisations relationships with data

Introducing DATA REVOLUTION. New Wetherby based business launching this week, set to transform the relationship Retail and FMCG organisations have with data, by providing a unique out-sourcing solution to the growing problem of being swamped by data.

Region’s business growth to accelerate thanks to university program

Leeds Beckett University has announced the launch of a new accelerator to support the growth of businesses based across the Leeds City Region.

Entrepreneurs share tips for the top in new podcast series by Bruntwood Works

Turning passions into profits is at the core of a new podcast series from Bruntwood Works, created to inspire future entrepreneurs in pursuit of their business goals.

Win your dream office with Bruntwood Works new competition offers start-ups £18k workspace prize

A new competition is giving aspiring small business owners the chance to win 12 months of free office space, worth up to £18,000 at city centre-based buildings across the North and Midlands.

North East’s Biggest FinTech Conference Heads to Newcastle This Month

North East FinTech community to convene in Newcastle for the city’s first ever FinTech North conference.

Leeds ‘jungle’ celebrates double growth on first anniversary

An independent retailer known for creating a ‘jungle in the heart of the city’ is celebrating its first anniversary in Leeds Corn Exchange with double growth across the business.

North West Pink Cloud Beauty Co nominated as Best New British Brand at prestigious...

Pink Cloud Beauty Co., a North-West based drinkable vitamin brand, has today announced that it has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2019 Pure Beauty...

Leeds-based luxe home décor brand reports 100% increase in turnover

Dowsing & Reynolds has reported a 100% increase in turnover year on year, as the brand enters its busiest trading period in the run up to Christmas.

Preston company set to export training services to Dublin and Dubai

Preston based Charis the Training Company is now set to export it's professionally recognised range of training courses to Ireland and the UAE.

Taste of West Africa comes to Rotherham as local trader launches new products

UKSE funding helps launch of new sauces that will make you “eat with an African beat” A Rotherham-based sauce manufacturer which specialises in products that...

Ambitious North East Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Scale-up Academy

North East businesses with ambitious growth plans are being encouraged to apply for the Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s fourth annual Scale-up Leader’s Academy. Starting in January 2020,...

Leeds-based law firm takes on new Partner

Husband and wife partnership Simon Robinson and Juliet Ralph have appointed David Sillitoe, Employment Lawyer to their rapidly expanding law firm Robinson Ralph. David Sillitoe,...

Top Tips on Preparing your Business for Sale

Matt Newing, founder of Elite Group, shares his top five tips for entrepreneurs looking to sell their business

Demand for trades defies Brexit uncertainty

Earnings for freelance tradespeople in the construction sector declined by just 1.7 per cent last month, according to latest figures released by Hudson Contract. Analysis...

Car Insurance Disruptors honcho Unveil Their New App

A free APP developed in the North East has officially launched and is set to change the way UK drivers buy car insurance forever. The...

Donation helps local enterprise project

A donation from a local flooring store is helping a community enterprise project in County Durham.

New traders at Middlesbrough’s Dundas Market to put a smile on your face

Two new businesses opening at the Dundas Indoor Market are certain to put a smile on your face. For the last 15 years Shaun...

North West Recruitment Industry Gets Pied

New app, Caroo, set to transform the recruitment industry.

Yorkshire Designer’s New Ethical Range For Men Who Tie The Knot

A Yorkshire designer will launch an ethical range of men's wedding accessories in September at Huddersfield Town Hall’s wedding fayre. Jill Eve has designed ties,...

Yorkshire firms partner to launch successful veterinary app

A Yorkshire-based-behavioural research and user experience consultancy has helped a pioneering vet tech firm to successfully launch its app.

North West Startups Struggle to Navigate Investment Landscape

An in-depth survey of tech startups and mentors in the North West reveals that many of the region’s new businesses lack knowledge of how...

ExportExchange network helps Leeds software firm open first overseas office

The Leeds City Region’s peer to peer export mentoring network, ExportExchange.co.uk, has helped Leeds-based Panintelligence to embark on its export journey in the USA.

Bradford siblings aim to put the BITE into new burger business

A brother and sister team from Bradford have launched a new 'smashed' burger bar, the first of its kind in the city, after more than a year of research into finding the perfect recipe for their beef-only enterprise.

Chat Heroes Talking Up Growth Plans After Investment Win

A successful North Tyneside-based managed web chat service is talking up its growth plans after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund.

UKSE £1000 prize for entrepreneurs across Sheffield City Region as part of Y-Accelerator programme

Deadline for the scheme is fast approaching and set to close this September. Y-Accelerator – the prestigious business programme which offers intensive support, development and...

Popular Middlesbrough trader bucks trend by opening new shop

A popular Middlesbrough retailer is bucking the national trend by opening a new and bigger shop. Rajinder Singh has been running Home Savers, which was...

All systems go for Leeds CRM company

A Leeds couple who specialise in customer relationship management (CRM) are undergoing significant business growth after receiving funding from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF). ixRM,...

Viewing the possibilities – Low Carbon Innovation Forum shows Mighty House a greener way...

Even businesses with small carbon footprints can benefit from Lancaster University’s Low Carbon Innovation Forum. “We’re not massive carbon emitters as a business,” says Peter...

Yorkshire recruitment agency reveals why attitude tops applicant rejection survey

Bad attitude, time management and over confidence are amongst the most common reasons for an applicant to be rejected from a job according to...

Graduates offer small businesses a better route to innovation – but firms don’t know...

Research from Lancaster University Management School shows graduates offer companies an untapped resource that leads to innovation, yet firms are are unsure of how to recruit them.

Tech start-up to be global grand slam for digital tennis community

A Leeds-based digital community and performance app for amateur tennis players is launching thanks to the guidance and support the founders received from AD:VENTURE,...

The Liverpool start-up factory bringing jobs and investment to the North Docks

Regeneration is underway in the North Docks area, tipped to be Liverpool’s new “Tech Quarter” with relocation of tech cofoundery Nova

EU funding scheme boost – Yorkshire firms have already claimed £1.2m

The window for Yorkshire firms to benefit from European funding has been extended, allowing hundreds more companies to benefit. The free peer-to-peer export mentoring service for the Leeds City Region, ExportExchange, is urging firms to apply.

Partnership boost puts Yorkshire start-up distillery on national map

A Yorkshire-based start-up gin and whisky distillery has partnered with three leading UK stockists to supply a range of its award-winning gins.

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