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KC Communications Shortlisted in National Apprenticeship Awards

Huddersfield based PR and marketing agency, KC Communications has been named a regional finalist in the employer category of the National Apprenticeship Awards. Now in...

Mechan keeps calm and carries on during Covid

A can-do attitude at Sheffield-based Mechan has helped keep the rail industry on track during the coronavirus pandemic.

Major Yorkshire charities appeal for lunch-hour volunteers as demand for befriending rises among vulnerable

Huddersfield-based Yorkshire Children’s Centre (YCC) and Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees (C&K) are looking to the region’s businesspeople to donate 30 minutes out of...

Business distress surges ahead in Yorkshire: 2,000 more firms plunged into financial trouble since...

Financial distress is increasing exponentially across Yorkshire’s economy, with every industry sector experiencing a substantial rise in financial difficulties, according to the latest research...

Interview: Sheffield start-up launches free cybersecurity webinar series for SMEs

Hadageto, the secure service for document management, filing is sharing, is on a mission. The start-up, with teams spanning Sheffield, Berlin and Chicago, wants to help small businesses to work remotely.

Major investment completed at Farnell Land Rover Nelson

Farnell Land Rover Nelson has undergone significant renovation following a £3.6million investment in the retailer on Lomeshaye Business Park. The new building, which replaces the...

Guarantee Compliance with the Clarisafe Auto Hand Sanitisation Station

With government guidelines heavily focusing on hand sanitiser as a means of preventing the spread of coronavirus, visual management consultancy ClarityVM has launched the Clarisafe brand of infection control products.

Why is Continuous Improvement a Necessity?

By acknowledging that there’s always room for improvement, even when everything appears to be running at optimal efficiency, a business gains the ability to see both the details and the bigger picture more clearly with each month that passes.

CEO takes up BVRLA Leasing Broker Committee vice-chairman role

Paul Parkinson, founder and CEO of Synergy Car Leasing, has been named as the incoming Leasing Broker Committee vice-chairman at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).

R3 Yorkshire chair supports Government moves to tackle late payment problems impacting SMEs

The latest Government action to help ensure that more small businesses get their invoices paid on time has been welcomed by the Yorkshire chair...

Women in the Law UK to hold full-day annual conference online in November

Online conference will include sessions on building professional networks, confidence and overcoming imposter syndrome.

New owners for Grade 2-listed Huddersfield day nursery

Bright Start Nursery becomes part of growing childcare group and is renamed Welcome Nurseries @ Cowlersley Lane

Scott Bros continues long term sponsorship of Tees Valley Mohawks

Scott Bros has confirmed it is continuing its long association with Tees Valley Mohawks, as main sponsor for the under-18’s team for the 2020/2021...

Northern Employment Platform launched in response to COVID-19

Employment, apprenticeships, and training courses are among the opportunities to be found on a newly launched website, which is specifically designed to support people...

South Yorkshire Software Company Doubles Turnover Following Release of Event Booking Software

Merlinsoft, a Barnsley company specialising in software for the visitor attraction, retail and charity sector, has seen its income more than double almost overnight, after it released new software which enables venues to take bookings online.

‘The Humber is a world-leading green energy powerhouse’ says Clean Growth Minster

The Humber is a renewable energy “powerhouse” that is central to the country’s transition to a zero-carbon economy, a senior government figure has said.

Panintelligence co-founder named among UK’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders

Zandra Moore, CEO of Leeds-based Leeds data analytics and business intelligence (BI) software developer Panintelligence has been named as one of LDC’s Top 50...

Boiler Plan UK founder Ian Henderson named in national ‘One to Watch’ list of...

Ian Henderson, the founder and managing director of Boiler Plan UK, has been included in LDC’s One to Watch category as part of its...

State Pension Age Rises To 66

Leeds-based independent financial advisors Lazenby’s have seen a recent surge in queries regarding the latest rules on state pension age and what it will mean for those for over 60.

More senior appointments made at Malsis Hall

Enhanced Community Healthcare Options Group (ECHO) has strengthened the team at its specialist rehabilitation service Malsis Hall. It has made two additional senior appointments,...

Hentons recognised as a top 100 accountancy firm in the UK following a strong...

Accountancy and business advisory firm Hentons has just recorded one of its strongest ever 12-month trading periods, with the fast-growing Leeds-headquartered practice named as one of the top 100 accountancy practices in the UK earlier this month.

Zonegreen achieves Australian hat trick

A Sydney rail depot has become the first in New South Wales and third across Australia to call on Sheffield safety specialists, Zonegreen, to improve working conditions for staff.

New housing association partnership sets five devolution ambitions for West Yorkshire

A group of housing associations has today published a prospectus outlining detailed proposals on how to provide more homes and improve lives across West...

With upskilling now on many business’ agendas – Northcoders launches Language DevAccelerator apprenticeship programme

Following months of consistent growth and a rising number of firms across the North enrolling their employees on its respected DevAccelerator programme, Manchester and...

North Yorkshire chemical company launches its own sanitiser to fight COVID

Another Yorkshire company has joined the battle against coronavirus by producing its own range of hand sanitising rub. Thirsk-based toll and contract manufacturer Cod Beck...

Miller Homes Supports Growing Number of Female Construction Workers In Yorkshire

Miller Homes, which has a number of developments in the Yorkshire region, is welcoming an increased number of women candidates applying for vacancies, as more and more highly skilled female professionals seek worthy careers in construction.

Charity invites public to sleep on sofas to highlight hidden homeless

West Yorkshire charity, Simon on the Streets is encouraging residents, businesses, and families to participate in a lockdown-friendly fundraising event, where they spend the night on their sofas or floors to highlight the underreported issue of sofa

Hebden Bridge Business Plays A Part In $3.5 Billion Amazon Sales Event

The Hebden Bridge man behind an e-commerce company specialising in active and lifestyle products is celebrating a bumper sales period after taking part in Amazon’s two biggest days ever for SMEs.

Lightico weeks away from new scientific proof of their Covid killing technology

Yorkshire based Lightico is weeks away from research to further prove its patented lights – CleanLight - can kill SARS-CoV 2 – the virus...

Bookswap – Innovative new start-up launches in the UK

This month sees the UK launch of Bookswap – an innovative award-winning start up from Estonia – a new, more sustainable way, to enjoy...

How the Humber can prosper from a green energy revolution

The Humber has a unique opportunity to proposer from a green energy revolution by unlocking significant investment and creating thousands of skilled jobs, a prominent business leader has said ahead of an innovative climate change summit.

New Chief Financial Officer at utility infrastructure specialist Fulcrum

Fulcrum, the UK utility infrastructure and services provider, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of new Chief Financial Officer, Jenny Cutler. Jenny has...

64 local businesses join forces to raise £181,107 for Overgate Hospice

A group of supporters and volunteers from Calderdale have teamed up to support Overgate Hospice in Elland during the Covid-19 outbreak. Over 64 businesses...

Lincolnshire family launches new luxury interior design consultancy

Lincoln-based mother and daughter duo Helen and Scarlett Blakey have together launched Ophelia Blake, an interior design consultancy service and studio. Ophelia Blake offer...

Technology solutions specialist unveils apprenticeship programme to plug skills gap

Solutionize Global has launched a graduate academy for budding leaders to tackle the tech skills shortage – with plans for the scheme to become...

Award‐winning restaurant falls victim to Covid lockdown

Award‐winning North Yorkshire restaurant and inn, the General Tarleton at Ferrensby near Boroughbridge, has been placed into creditors voluntary liquidation after a period of...

Marketing agencies diversify with new lead generation division

In a response to the shift away from in-person marketing and networking events, Harrogate-based PR agency Appeal and sister company GBM, which specialises in...

Harrogate Tipple premium gins win five awards from IWSC

Yorkshire craft distiller Harrogate Tipple has added further accolades with the IWSC (International Wine and Spirit Competition) awarding five trophies for products within its...

MP Praises Aptamer Group’s COVID-19 Work

Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, visited one of the city’s most innovative businesses to see the progress it is making in developing a...

Experienced litigator joins Clarion team

After more than 10 years working for a ‘magic circle’ firm in the City, seasoned litigator Rob Stewart has joined Clarion’s growing commercial dispute...

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