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New chairman to take over at Welcome to Yorkshire

York Press: Ron McMillan

4:29pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

A FORMER senior partner at one the UK's big four accountancy firms has been appointed as the new chairman of regional tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire.

Another M&S partnership petrol station opens in York with a third planned for next month

York Press: Demolition of the former Jet Garage in Lawrence Street, York   Picture Frank Dwyer (40969784)

2:22pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

EIGHTEEN new jobs are being created as a new petrol station and food store opens in York today.

Price falls fail to deter industry in North Yorkshire from switching to green energy

York Press: Mark Bainbridge (right), general manager at Lightwater Valley, with Andrew Thrower, relationship director at Lombard Merseyside, which worked with Think Renewable Energy, in front of one of Lightwater Valley’s new biomass boilers.

12:32pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

FALLS in the prices paid for renewable energy have failed to deter industry from turning to clean systems according to experts in North Yorkshire.

What should the key priorities be for driving economic development in York?

York Press: Illuminating York is an example of the city's creative, digital media arts sector, which the economic strategy identifies as being one of the things the city should be famed for.

12:04pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

WITH York's previous economic strategy taking the form of five ambitions, underpinned by four separate themes, which fed into 19 priority objectives, the key word for the succeeding strategy is simplicity.

Latest appointments

York Press: Lee Croucher takes on a new role as Invicta’s Business Development Manager.

9:31am Wednesday 7th October 2015

A NORTH Yorkshire bakeware company with more than 100 years’ manufacturing heritage has appointed a new business development manager to expand markets for both its industrial bakeware and recently introduced plastic ranges.

Activity levels "slower than liked" at Paragon but moving in the right direction

York Press: Paragon's projects have included the thematic build of the Wallace and Gromit ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

8:02am Wednesday 7th October 2015

YORK attraction designer and operator Paragon Entertainment predicts financial results will fall below expectation for the year but says directors are "optimistic" about 2016's earnings following further commercial progress.

York pastry chef to represent UK in World competition after winning national title with sugar masterpiece

York Press: Florian Poirot from FP Macaroons is crowned the Overall Winner of the 2015 UK Pastry Open

6:08am Wednesday 7th October 2015

A YORK pastry chef who works with Nestle alongside running his own macaroon business in the city has been crowned the Overall Winner of the 2015 Pastry Open.

Only one lease left at former York granary mill following £750,000 refurbishment

York Press: Mill House

11:53am Tuesday 6th October 2015

AN historic York granary mill, which has been transformed into Grade A office space is now almost fully let following its £750,000 refurbishment.

Awards shine the light on region's green firms

York Press: The Investors in the Environment Awards Ceremony in York

8:40am Tuesday 6th October 2015

BUSINESSES across the region have been rewarded for their green credentials at an awards ceremony in York.

Duo's designs on fashion exports after setting up first wholesale deals

York Press: At the launch of their Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, from left, Marie Neal-Smith , Jack Hoose, Adrian Hoose, Mike Everitt, Rebecca O'Leary and model Chelsea.

6:05am Tuesday 6th October 2015

TWO York fashion tutors who turned bridal wear designers before specialising in kimonos are now looking to take their brand overseas after launching a wholesale operation for Smith & Downes.

Food entrepreneur on for a double at Great British Entrepreneur awards

York Press: Craig Benton of The London Deli Co, pictured with some of his products in his new warehouse on the outskirts of York.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (34815337)

5:17pm Monday 5th October 2015

A YOUNG York businessman has been nominated for two Great British Entrepreneur awards.

Langleys celebrates success of newly qualified solicitors

York Press: From left, Rebecca Witherick, Cheryl Milner and Mandeep Bassi of Langleys Solicitors

4:02pm Monday 5th October 2015

YORK law firm Langleys Solicitors has retained six newly qualified solicitors following the successful completion of their training.

York's Hive takes top title at Milan Expo

York Press: Stage One's Hive at the Milan Expo

12:03pm Monday 5th October 2015

THE York manufactured UK entry for the 2015 World Expo in Milan has been awarded the International Jury Prize for best design.

York law firm represents the city at regional legal awards

York Press: Hethertons senior partner Simon Nellar and fellow partners David Hallam, Tom Henry and Simon Crack.

11:03am Monday 5th October 2015

YORK based Hethertons Solicitors has selected as a finalist for the Yorkshire Legal Awards - becoming the only firm from the city to make this year's shortlist.

York accountants agree merger deal to grow charity sector work

York Press: From left, Russell Turner, Garbutt + Elliott managing partner; Nigel Shaw, Garbutt + Elliott partner and Ian Pickup, who now joins the company as partner.

8:32am Monday 5th October 2015

A YORK accountancy firm has merged with a smaller Leeds practice in a move aimed at expanding its services to the charity and not-for-profit sector.

York software firm teams up with German counterpart to offer a new service to UK's bakery trade

York Press: RedBlack Software director Martin Coyle (left) with Toolbox Software’s international sales manager, Niklaas Wolters (right), on the toolbox stand at September’s IBA in Munich.

6:03am Monday 5th October 2015

A YORK software firm which specialises in technology for the bakery industry is preparing for a nationwide rollout follow the successful trial of a new partnership with a German-based counterpart.

York Brewery sets sights overseas

York Press:

6:00am Monday 5th October 2015

YORK Brewery has launched a fresh drive to sell its beers overseas, with a new Roman-themed range aimed at the export market.

York city centre shop sells for £1.9 million

York Press:

8:30am Friday 2nd October 2015

AN historic city centre shop has been sold by a Yorkshire investment company for almost £1.9 million less than a year after it purchased the site for just £800,000.

Teenage twins land a role on £25 million York development project

York Press: Acomb twins William and Charlie Dickinson are appointed as the first apprentices to work on the St Leonard's Place development

11:47am Friday 2nd October 2015

TWIN brothers from Acomb have become the first apprentices to be appointed for the £25 million development of St Leonard's Place in York.

Shepherd Group completes sale to rival firm

York Press:

6:00am Friday 2nd October 2015

THE sale of an entire division of York's family run Shepherd Group which included the transfer of 1,200 employees to a Surrey-based competitor, has been formally completed.

200 jobs to go as North Yorkshire business closes

York Press:

1:44pm Thursday 1st October 2015

RR Donnelley, which was based in York for 70 years before moving to Flaxby Moor, is to shut.

Shopping centre welcomes American clothing brand in 60th anniversary year

York Press: Mike Thomas of the Designer Outlet. (40330540)

5:06pm Thursday 1st October 2015

YORK'S McArthur Glen Designer Outlet has opened the doors to its newest store welcoming the arrival of clothing brand Original Penguin.

New 120-bedroom hotel to open on multi million pound Hiscox development site

York Press:

2:40pm Thursday 1st October 2015

THE second phase of insurance firm Hiscox's multi million pound development in York is moving forward as an international hotel operator buys part of the site.

York accountant takes start-up title in women's business awards

York Press: Claire Turner, centre, being presented her Forward Ladies award – with Debra White of HSBC and Charlene White

11:32am Thursday 1st October 2015

A YORK accountant is one of 11 businesswomen in Yorkshire and the North East to have won an award at this year's Forward Ladies regional competition.

York law firm completes second merger in as many years after merging with Ryedale counterpart

York Press:

8:00am Thursday 1st October 2015

A YORK law firm dating back more than 200 years has merged with a historic Ryedale firm in a move to increase its client base and areas of expertise.

All change at the top for York Professionals

York Press:

6:07pm Wednesday 30th September 2015

This evening Rachel Goddard will officially step down as chairwoman of York Professionals.

Using science to feed a growing population

York Press: A view inside one of the glasshouses with high wire LED units growing sunstream tomatoes on show to the public at Stockbridge Technology Research Foundation, Cawood. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe (40148190)

11:05am Wednesday 30th September 2015

AS the global population grows so inevitably does the need for food. Business editor Laura Knowlson visits a horticultural research centre in North Yorkshire to find out more about the latest efficiencies in crop production.

Law firm becomes one of the first past the post in creating specialist equine division

York Press: Harrowells Solicitors commercial department partners, Paul Burkinshaw, left, and Simon Black, who will lead the firm’s new Equine Law service.

10:07am Wednesday 30th September 2015

A NEW specialist Equine Law Department has been launched by York solicitors Harrowells in a bid to consolidate its offering of legal services across the spectrum of horse ownership, breeding, training, racing and care.

Latest appointments

York Press: Jessica Richardson, of Lupton Fawcett Denison Till

9:03am Wednesday 30th September 2015

LUPTON Fawcett Denison Till, the York, Leeds and Sheffield-based commercial law firm, has announced the arrival of solicitor Jessica Richardson to its expanding commercial property department, based in York.

New £10 million fund to boost region's tourism industry

York Press: A view over York city centre.

6:10am Wednesday 30th September 2015

A NEW £10 million fund is being opened up to businesses in North Yorkshire and the East Riding in a bid to grow the region's tourism industry.

Student-run venture shortlisted for national award

York Press: University of York students Ryan Hill and Emily Atkins, founders of The Student Agency

11:02am Tuesday 29th September 2015

A BUSINESS founded by students in York has been shortlisted for the ‘Social Enterprise (UK)’ category in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

York house builder starts work on more than 200 homes

York Press: York house builder starts work on more than 200 homes

10:02am Tuesday 29th September 2015

YORK housebuilder Persimmon has started work on a new multi-million pound housing development in Sherburn-in-Elmet.

Tadcaster brewery heralded as UK's largest solar powered brewer

York Press: Martin Kochl, brewery manager at Heineken's Tadcaster site, with Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams on a recent visit.

9:02am Tuesday 29th September 2015

TADCASTER brewery is being held up by brewing giant Heineken as making "real strides forward" in the firm's sustainability agenda.

"It's the hardest thing I have ever had to do" says York coffee roaster about industry challenge

York Press: Laurence Beardmore with his wife and business partner, Philippa.

6:06am Tuesday 29th September 2015

AN industry leading qualification in the coffee industry, held by only 35 people in the UK and 3,500 world wide, has been gained by the co-founder of one of York's independent artisan roasters.

New range wins Costcutter national praise

York Press: New range wins Costcutter national praise

11:35am Monday 28th September 2015

YORK-headquartered Costcutter Supermarkets Group has received two national industry accolades for its independent range of products.

Farm expansion plans announced for family poultry firm

York Press: The T.Soanes & Sons team

10:02am Monday 28th September 2015

AN East Yorkshire poultry business has announced plans to add two new farms to its operations following on from a 20 per cent increase in sales year on year.

Businesswomen vying for titles in regional awards

York Press: Businesswomen vying for titles in regional awards

9:01am Monday 28th September 2015

FOUR York business women will tomorrow find out whether they have scooped accolades in this year's Forward Ladies regional awards.

200-room York hotel on the market for £20 million

York Press: Park Inn, York (39760598)

6:04am Monday 28th September 2015

A RIVERSIDE York hotel has been put on the market with a price tag of £20 million plus.

Drax Power Station withdraws from major project - UPDATED

York Press: Drax Power Power Station, Cooling towers and Biomass facility (29686802)

9:13am Friday 25th September 2015

DRAX Power Station has today announced it will not provide further funding for a major renewable energy project.

Town's business group welcomes 18 new member companies

York Press: Martin Jeffrey who owns Helmsley Antiques and Interiors

1:42pm Friday 25th September 2015

HELMSLEY in Business is celebrating welcoming 18 local enterprises as new members during the last year.

Ellis extends global reach with installation in the Philippines

York Press: Ellis’ Emperor cable cleats are being installed in an open cycle gas turbine plant in the Bolbok area of Batangas City, Philippines.

11:32am Friday 25th September 2015

THE latest contract win for North Yorkshire cable cleat manufacturer Ellis has demonstrated the growing global nature of its business with an order from the Czech offices of ABB for an installation in the Philippines.

New flagship office for growing regional law firm

York Press: New flagship office for growing regional law firm

10:04am Friday 25th September 2015

AN increase of business in the York area has seen expanding Yorkshire law firm Switalskis relocated its York team to a new city centre office.

York firms team up for television marketing partnership

York Press: (39696608)

9:07am Friday 25th September 2015

TWO of York's big name businesses are teaming up for a new marketing partnership.

New figures show work started on 690 new homes in York last year

York Press: The Chocolate Works development at the old Terrys factory site. Picture David Harrison. (39716695)

6:05am Friday 25th September 2015

BUILDING work was started on 690 new homes in York last year, according to new figures from the Home Builder's Federation.

Plans to double turnover boosted by move to new premises for York firm APS

York Press: From left, Adi and Sherrie Ogden, of APS ,with Phil Hill, of S Harrison

9:02am Thursday 24th September 2015

YORK pneumatic conveying, materials handling and dust extraction firm APS UK has marked the latest stage in its expansion programme with the acquisition of new premises as it looks to double turnover in the next three years.

New £150,000 engineering training centre opened in Malton

York Press: Lord Derwent  unveils a plague at Dewent Training Association, Malton   in front of  invited local employers as well as Members and Officers of RDC as we have received £30K grant funding from them.   Picture Frank Dwyer (39564391)

6:06am Thursday 24th September 2015

A NEW £150,000 facility for training engineering apprentices has been officially opened in Malton.

New delivery service offers takeaway option for York restaurants

York Press: Natalie Greaves and Ian Offen launching the new Deliveroo service in York.
Picture: Richard Doughty Photography (39446207)

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

FORTY new jobs are to be created in York as the city welcomes a new restaurant delivery service.

Apple chooses York company's website to showcase latest iOS capabilities

York Press: Apple chooses York company's website to showcase latest iOS capabilities

2:01pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

YORK-based arts and culture publication Aesthetica was showcased to a global audience when technology giant Apple used its website to demonstrate a new product.

Patisserie chef takes her share of cake business

York Press: Charlotte Marrifield, Harrogate Cake Company and Jon Haw, Royal Bank of Scotland.

12:02pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015

A PATISSERIE chef who has worked with some of the UK's leading dessert brands has acquired Harrogate Cake Company after securing funding support from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Guest speaker announced for anniversary Press Business Awards

York Press:

11:17am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

THE Press Business Awards has secured export champion Lesley Batchelor as guest speaker for its 25th anniversary event.

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HMRC investigations by Alastair Byrne, JWPCreers LLP

York Press: Alastair Byrne

9:02am Wednesday 7th October 2015

Since 2012 HMCR has introduced new measures to tackle tax evasion including:

Failing to pay National Minimum Wage could get you more than a slapped wrist, by director Jeremy Scott, head of Regulatory and Corporate Defence at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till

York Press: Failing to pay National Minimum Wage could get you more than a slapped wrist, by director Jeremy Scott, head of Regulatory and Corporate Defence at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till

9:02am Wednesday 30th September 2015

THE Government continues to fine and name and shame businesses who fail to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”).

Matthew Bloch, managing director and co-founder of Bytemark Hosting

York Press: Peter Taphouse (left) and Matthew Bloch at Bytemark.Nigel Holland. (40793028)

9:02am Wednesday 7th October 2015

Matthew Bloch is the managing director of Bytemark Hosting which is York's largest hosting and cloud computing firm.

Luke Norbury, managing director Home Instead Senior Care

York Press: Luke Norbury

9:02am Wednesday 30th September 2015

AS the owner of a home care company, providing support for families across North Yorkshire, Luke Norbury's working life has taken a vast change of direction from his early earlier career as an investment banker.

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