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‘Don’t be afraid of change’, Entrepreneurs’ Forum event is told

The North East’s business leaders must not be afraid of tackling change head on, members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum were told at its Chairman’s...

Caroo Kick Starts 2020 With a Bang

Caroo, a Manchester-based tech start-up, has started 2020 with a bang. Following a hugely successful launch in 2019 – Caroo has hired four new starters...

Manchester to Host Powerhouse Female Entrepreneurs Looking to Fly as Celebrity Motivational Speaker Brings...

Impossible Manchester, Peter St, to host powerhouse female entrepreneurs on Thursday 27th February for what is sure to be one of the most exciting, energetic and empowering business events of the year for women.

Darlington firm celebrates significant growth ahead of a decade in business

HR2day, a Darlington-based HR provider, is announcing significant growth following a successful year, just ahead of celebrating a decade in business. The award-winning firm, which...

North East business consultant Mitchell on target to raise more than £5,000 after ‘challenging’...

Bondgate IT has welcomed business consultant Mitchell Smith back from his gruelling Everest charity trek – which included spending a day in hospital. The 54-year-old,...

Region’s entrepreneurs gear up for high-level growth

Today’s markets are incredibly complex and fast paced, and with recent political and economic developments, there was a real thirst from members of the...

Burritos on the up at Listo Burrito

Burrito sales up five per cent YOY across Listo Burrito independent restaurant group, despite declining casual dining sector and a short trading month. 15,000 burritos were sold in January alone.

Successful digital health accelerator programme returns for second year

Following on from the success of the 2019 programme, [email protected] an accelerator programme aimed at helping digital health innovators navigate the NHS in the Yorkshire and Humber region, is returning for 2020.

Onyx Health receive national recognition as a “one to watch” business in Newcastle

Healthcare marketing communications agency, Onyx Health have been nationally recognised by The Sunday Times as one of six “one to watch” businesses based in Newcastle

How two female, Lancashire entrepreneurs successfully raised over £10,000 through a crowdfunding programme

How two entrepreneurial mums from Lancashire raised £11,000 to launch a business championing inspiring women.

Young Entrepreneur Acquires Wharfedale Fitted Furniture of Ilkley

The long-standing kitchen and fitted furniture business, Wharfedale Fitted Furniture, has been acquired by Ilkley-based entrepreneur, Rhys Boven.

Labfacility turns up heat on international growth after securing backing from Finance For Enterprise...

The UK’s leading manufacturer of temperature sensors is set to expand its operations in South Yorkshire after securing a six figure lending package from NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance, which is managed by Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) and Finance for

Entrepreneurs’ Forum members reap benefits of rising business confidence

Members of the Forum are feeling the positive effects of an upswing in business confidence, its chief executive has revealed. Many of the 300 entrepreneurs...

Mason Advisory listed in FT’s UK Leading Management Consultancies 2020 report

MediaCityUK's Mason Advisory has been named as one of the UK’s Leading Management Consultancies in Financial Times’ special report today (29thJanuary). The third annual report...

Savvy data specialists unveil hat-trick of smart additions for clients

AI and Machine Learning brand Third Foundation has launched a trio of new products to enable customers to utilise data more effectively so they can further grow their organisations online.

Dog cafe at centre of east coast’s canine community

The new owners of Whitley Bay’s first and only dog café are promising a pedigree service for both their animal and human customers. The Barking...

Yorkshire business welcomes new research findings highlighting sugar reduction across soft drinks sector

A Yorkshire-based global business that helps makers of carbonated drinks to keep their fizz for longer has welcomed new research revealing that the total...

Three Joes Restaurant Chain Expands in the North

Three Joes Sourdough Pizza Chain Opens First Restaurant in the North of England at Meadowhall Shopping Centre - and are celebrating with free pizza for diners.

360 Accountants Streamlines Firm with Mergers

Fresh-thinking firm 360 Chartered Accountants, based in Hull and East Yorkshire, has merged with its two sister companies, 5Four Payroll and 360 Mentor following a lengthy consultation with clients.

City Ladies Launched for 2020

Three North East business ladies have collaborated to launch a new networking and support organisation for other women in business, which is being run...

Free business summit comes to Leeds and Manchester

Free Social Media and Business Summits for business owners and entrepreneurs are taking place in Leeds and Manchester on Monday 27th January and Tuesday 28th January.

Two months remaining for Manchester businesses to register for free recruitment

Business across the North West are being reminded to sign up to Caroo, the recruitment platform, before 1st April to take advantage of its...

Routemaster: Former bus driver pioneers new distribution start-up with help from Launchpad programme

Developing a new business can be a little bit like waiting for a bus. Nothing happens for ages and then two arrive at once....

Recruitment specialist set to double workforce after engineering significant growth plans.

A Rotherham-based entrepreneur who set his sights on tackling the critical skills shortages affecting the Sheffield City Region’s engineering and manufacturing sectors by applying...

Coast Gets a Reshape with New Company

A new company has launched at the coast in Whitley Bay, giving customers and clients the chance to improve their wellbeing and appearance through...

Outstanding Veganuary for Yorkshire-based Freaks of Nature

Veganuary chocolate mousse product launch is an outstanding success for Yorkshire's Freaks of Nature.

MediaCityUK’s Mason Advisory shortlisted in 2020 Management Consultancies Association Awards

Mason Advisory, independent IT consultancy, has been announced as a finalist in two categories at the prestigious Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards 2020.

The Landing welcomes former president of Epic Games for exclusive event

Technology and gaming leader Dr Mike Capps will be providing insights into artificial intelligenceat MediaCityUK

Treat for Manchester Freelancers to Combat Blue Monday

Workplace opens its doors Monday Jan 20th to support gig economy workers.

Yorkshire sees start-up boom with almost 9,000 new businesses in 2019

Despite the uncertain economic climate last year, Yorkshire saw an encouraging growth in new businesses with nearly 9,000 start-ups in the region compared with a flat level of business growth the previous year.

York-based SpeedQuizzing taps into bingo craze with launch of free interactive bingo game

SpeedQuizzing, a York-based tech company that’s revolutionising the pub quiz through its industry leading app, has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of a free interactive bingo hosting platform.

All Adds Up With Launch of New Digital Agency

A new digital marketing agency has been launched in Sunderland with its sight firmly on creating jobs throughout 2020. Adel Fitch (Adds) is the man...

Independent agency brings a world of tailored travel inspiration to Flemingate

A new independent travel agency offering a fresh approach to booking a holiday has opened at the Flemingate retail and leisure destination in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

North West business numbers rise by 11,000 as start-up boom continues

The number of businesses in the North West rose by nearly 11,000 during 2019, which could indicate that the startup boom is continuing, according to research by insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.

Gala Technology starts the year creating 50 new jobs

On the back of another record-breaking year, Gala Technology, the innovative development team behind the cloud based, secure and PCI DSS compliant payment solution, SOTpay, have announced exciting expansion plans as they look to expand their team....

R3 urges rethink on plan to make directors pay company tax debts

Plans to make directors of failed companies personally liable for their business’s tax debts could penalise genuine entrepreneurs, a North West insolvency expert has warned.

Present Works Wraps-up Its Debut Year on a High

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Manchester tech firm expands again with first US office

A tech firm specialising in world-class intranets and business solutions is pleased to announce it will be opening a new office in Chicago in January 2020.

Entrepreneurs’ Forum strengthens exchange programme with three new members

Three North East businesses have become exchange members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, committing to continuous professional development for their teams. Funky Chunky Furniture, Park Commercial...

Asbestos removal specialist sets sights on expansion after securing support from Finance For Enterprise...

A specialist Yorkshire-based asbestos removal business is expanding its operations, after securing a six figure combined investment from alternative lending provider Finance For Enterprise and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.