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York fleet management company shows off hybrid ‘supercar’ after being awarded environmentally friendly status

York Press: Lee Underwood (left) Managing Director, Autohorn and Scott Jenkins (right), Sales & Operations Director, Autohorn with the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar at Autohorn’s electric car charging station.

6:09am Tuesday 28th June 2016

A YORK fleet management company has celebrated being awarded a new status for embracing environmentally friendly electric vehicles by taking delivery of a hybrid ‘supercar’.

Finance deal proves to be a sweet one for East Yorkshire business finance firm

York Press: Three Crowns Chocolate

9:09am Tuesday 28th June 2016

EAST Yorkshire-based One Stop Business Finance Ltd has completed a working capital finance deal with Three Crowns Confectionery Ltd, based in Hull.

York lawyers ale success of Poppleton Beer Festival

9:08am Tuesday 28th June 2016

A YORK legal firm has hailed the success of a local beer festival it supported.

York businesses shortlisted for White Rose tourism awards

York Press: Sir Gary Verity

9:08am Tuesday 28th June 2016

YORK businesses are among more than 100 ventures which have made the shortlist in the White Rose Awards, which celebrate the very best of tourism in Yorkshire.

York software rolled out to all M&S in-store bakeries

York Press: Jane Tyler, managing director of Red Black Software, York.

6:17am Monday 27th June 2016

A YORK-BASED software developer has cooked up a coup with the news that Marks & Spencer is to use its innovative system for predicting sales in all of its 534 in-store bakeries in the UK.

Emma receives her award for saving century-old sawmill at Helmsley

York Press: Emma Woods

8:16am Monday 27th June 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire businesswoman has received her MBE from the Princess Royal for services to rural business and skills in the county.

Selby business breakfast event is set to boost skills

York Press: Mark Ridgway, of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

9:12am Monday 27th June 2016

BUSINESSES in the Selby district have an opportunity next month to access expert support and advice in an event run by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Selby District Council.

York salon reaches national finals in style

York Press:

8:42am Monday 27th June 2016

STAFF at a York hairdressing salon have been celebrating after it was shortlisted for a national award.

Group looks to future after time of changes

York Press: David Williams

8:40am Monday 27th June 2016

NEW figures from York employer the Shepherd Group reveal today a stark divide between profits at its highly successful Portakabin business and losses at its now sold-off construction operations.

Expanding York digital agency makes move to new home

York Press: Agency 51 new office

8:02am Monday 27th June 2016

DIGITAL marketing firm Agency51 has moved offices after outgrowing its former space at Kensington House, York Business Park.

North Yorkshire egg producer gets a buzz

York Press: Nick Chippindale

8:55am Friday 24th June 2016

NORTH Yorkshire egg producer Chippindale Foods has announced that its branded free-range eggs are now fully sourced from bee-friendly farms in the region.

Supplier is moving to a bigger new home in York after 32 years in the city

York Press: Brammer logo

8:36am Friday 24th June 2016

A LEADING supplier of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services is relocating its York branch to a larger unit .

'Bigger and better' Venturefest to focus on whole of Yorkshire

York Press: Venturefest  Launch at York University  (l-r), James Newman (Advisory Board Chair), Dermot Boylan (Programme Manager ) and Heather Niven (Head of Science City , York )  Picture Frank Dwyer.

6:10am Thursday 23rd June 2016

IT’S all change for this year’s ‘bigger and better’ Venturefest, as the York-based event will focus on nurturing business growth across the entire Yorkshire region.

Scarborough bike business is better following premises move

York Press: Photos left to right: Simon Walker and Pete Henson

9:31am Thursday 23rd June 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire motorcycle dealer which also trades parts internationally has moved to bigger premises in a prime retail location.

North Yorkshire legal firm wins top award for realising ‘people potential’

York Press: Staff at Crombie and Wilkinson

9:20am Thursday 23rd June 2016

A LEADING North Yorkshire legal firm has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People (IIP) Standard, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management.

Plumber and heating engineer from York is trading on impressing the judges today

York Press: Rowan Wytchwood

8:51am Thursday 23rd June 2016

A PLUMBER and heating engineer from York and a joiner from Harrogate are due to go head-to-head today in the regional heat of the Screwfix Britain’s Top Tradesperson awards.

Mixing fun and learning for all at Flamingo Land

York Press: DELIGHT: Mia and Mylo proudly display the awards with their show friends, Francesca and Lalaina

7:21am Thursday 23rd June 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire tourist attraction has scooped a top award from the British and Irish Zoological Association recognising its commitment to providing an educational day out for all the family.

Plans for growth as York technology firm Trustmarque is bought for £57 million

York Press: Scott Haddow

6:11am Wednesday 22nd June 2016

THE new owners of a York technology company which has been bought for £57 million say they plan to expand the business “substantially over the next five years”.

Drax worker Alice says engineering is her perfect career

York Press: Alice Gill

7:37am Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Are women 'shying away' from careers in a crucial sector of the economy? Ahead of tomorrow's National Women in Engineering Day, we speak to a former apprentice about to start a full-time job at Drax Power Station who says engineering is her perfect career choice, but others are concerned that too few are following her example. ANDREW HITCHON reports

Innovation puts market leader Ellis of Rillington on the right track

York Press: Ellis cable clamp in use at Kensal Green

9:27am Wednesday 22nd June 2016

INNOVATIVE technology from a North Yorkshire firm has been used in a major rail project in London.

Latest appointments

York Press: Ally Hales

9:12am Wednesday 22nd June 2016

YORK Science Park has announced that Ally Hales is its new conference co-ordinator, having previously been front office assistant manager at the York Marriott Hotel.

Closed North Yorkshire printing operation made loss of £14.2 million in its final year

York Press: The former RR Donnelley Ltd factory at Flaxby

8:00am Wednesday 22nd June 2016

A PRINTING firm which closed its North Yorkshire operation with the loss of about 200 jobs made a loss of £14.2 million in its final year of operations, its accounts have revealed.

Contract ‘challenge’ is leading to expansion for Full Sutton logistics firm

York Press: Dave Wright of DAW

6:15am Tuesday 21st June 2016

THE ‘challenge’ of a major contract has led to expansion at logistics company based near York.

Loyalty brings tasty reward for York-based food company

York Press: Rob Meakin of Loyalty Pro outside the Chester branch of the York Roast Company, where the loyalty scheme was piloted

7:12am Tuesday 21st June 2016

LOYALTY has brought its own rewards for the York Roast Company.

Yorkshire is hot spot for workers wanting extra hours

York Press: Reed logo

8:41am Tuesday 21st June 2016

THE Yorkshire region has one of the highest levels of ‘underemployment’ in the UK, with one in ten employees wanting to work more hours, according to new figures.

York-based Portakabin completes £5.3 million school project and starts work on £44 million campus

York Press: Graham Schofield

6:06am Monday 20th June 2016

YORK-BASED off-site construction specialist the Portakabin Group has completed a £5.3 million school building and started on a pioneering £44 million campus scheme.

Staff from York-based Portakabin stretch themselves on exercise with the military

York Press: David Offen, production engineer at Portakabin, right, with Cpl Ian 'Crash' Stephenson from 609 (West Riding) Sqn RAF Regiment

8:18am Monday 20th June 2016

STAFF from the Portakabin Group in York and East Yorkshire swapped their office environment for wild moorland and combat.

York corporate relations manager goes the distance

York Press: Ian Savage

9:35am Monday 20th June 2016

A CORPORATE relations manager from York cycled 51 miles in less than eight hours to raise awareness of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and Parkinson's UK.

Harrogate HR firms team up to offer a wealth of advice

York Press: picture of Marie Davies and Nancy Prest both Doodle HR and Andrew Walsh, Walsh HR

8:55am Monday 20th June 2016

SMALL and medium-sized businesses can gain access to a wealth of wisdom on HR issues due to a joint venture involving two Harrogate firms.

York's Acorn Finance wins top award for the third year running

8:04am Monday 20th June 2016

A YORK finance broker has won a top award for the third consecutive year.

York Coffee Emporium gets real buzz from move to a bigger home

York Press: Alex Upton and Laurence Beardmore

6:10am Friday 17th June 2016

A FAST-GROWING artisan coffee roasting company has relocated as part of its long-term development plans.

York estate agent proves he's the wheel deal with cycle challenge for children’s charity

York Press: Mark Christopher, who is cycling from London to Paris

7:36am Friday 17th June 2016

A YORK estate agent is aiming to be the wheel deal by cycling to France in a bid to raise money for children facing long spells in hospital.

More insurers sign up to national flood cover scheme

York Press: A family is rescued from the centre of York today by boat ......PA Photo Owen Humphreys (50810811)

9:32am Friday 17th June 2016

AFTER going live in April with 16 insurance providers, the number of providers signed up to support the national Flood Re scheme has now more than doubled to 36.

Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams welcomes report showing contribution made by music tourism to Yorkshire economy

York Press: SUBMIT HEADSHOT. The preferred image of Mr Nigel Adams MP. He has requested we use this up to date image..

9:05am Friday 17th June 2016

SELBY and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams has welcomed a report setting out the contribution made by music tourism to the Yorkshire economy.

Business rates and out-of-town shopping blamed as York fashion shop set to close

York Press: CMD fashion shop in Feasegate, York

6:30am Thursday 16th June 2016

A WOMEN'S fashion shop is closing down after more than 20 years trading in the centre of York.

Affordable flood cover launched by brokers

York Press: DELUGE: The impact of flooding in York city centre last December

6:15am Thursday 16th June 2016

A YORK insurance firm has announced that it is one of the first brokers in the country to launch an affordable flood insurance product backed by Flood Re, the Government and insurance industry-supported not-for-profit scheme.

Castle contract that’s going down a treat for North Yorkshire ice cream producer

York Press: Lesley Buxton

7:25am Thursday 16th June 2016

AN AWARD-WINNING ice cream producer is celebrating after gaining a contract with one of the region’s most historic stately homes.

York company's quartet step out a million times to help cancer patients in their recovery

York Press: WALKING FOR CANCER: From left, Sally Trousdale, Louisa McCoy, Jessica Valenghi and Helen Leavey

7:17am Thursday 16th June 2016

THIS quarter has walked more than a million steps in a month to raise £1,000 to fight cancer.

Massive new exhibition hall 'will bring real benefits' to Yorkshire farming community

York Press: Front elevation of new hall at Great Yorkshire Showground

7:29am Wednesday 15th June 2016

A MASSIVE new exhibition space will bring real benefits to the Yorkshire farming community and celebrate the county at its best, according to the woman who oversaw the £11.5 million project.

Raising a glass to firms whose success is no small beer

York Press: -BEER SPACE:  Pictured (L to R) are BeerHawk.co.uk founder and director, Chris France, with Wharfedale Property Management director, Tim Munns, in the new unit at Thorp Arch Estate which the online retailer will occupy from this summer

7:26am Wednesday 15th June 2016

Local firms are finding success in the drinks industry by going the extra mile to give customers what they want, whether that's through original and high-quality products or doorstep delivery, as ANDREW HITCHON reports

Latest appointments

York Press: Tom La Dell and Joy Clegg

10:50am Wednesday 15th June 2016

BHP Financial Planning has expanded its team with the appointment of Tom La Dell as a private client financial planner in the firm’s York office.

York seminar explores alternative finance options

10:06am Wednesday 15th June 2016

A SEMINAR helping to guide small and medium-sized business owners through alternative finance options will be held in York next month.

Plant nursery near York works on garden to commemorate victims of The Blitz

York Press: Gwendwr Gardens

9:42am Wednesday 15th June 2016

A LEADING family-run, national plant nursery business near York has been selected by The Landscape Group id verde to supply Gwendwr Gardens in West Kensington – a public garden to remember those killed in the Blitz.

List of top five transferable skills York businesses value

York Press: Festival of Learning

9:38am Wednesday 15th June 2016

THE top five transferable skills that presently add value to careers and CVs are IT, Microsoft Office, project management, book-keeping and social media, according to Pitman Training in York.

Student entrepreneurs go head to head in contest at the University of York

York Press: Phil Daneshyar of Thirsti with Rachel Sellars of Santander, the organisation that supports the event at the University of York

8:50am Wednesday 15th June 2016

STUDENT entrepreneurs went head to head in a test of their business skills and ideas.

Familiar figure in York motor repairs retires after more than 30 years

York Press: York MP Hugh Bayley visiting his local garage, Mike Townend Motors, to mark Small Business Saturday. Hugh is pictured talking to garage owner Mike Townend at his Ebor industrial estate garage. Picture David Harrison. (14085894)

6:10am Tuesday 14th June 2016

A FAMILIAR figure in the world of York motor repairs has hung up his overalls after more than 30 years running his own business in the city.

York law firm backs local beer festival

8:41am Tuesday 14th June 2016

HETHERTONS Solicitors is helping local people kick off the summer in style by supporting the Poppleton Beer Festival.

Survey suggests Yorkshire bosses are cautious over hiring new staff, but improvement in region's sickness levels

York Press: FALLING: Unemployment is falling in the Vale (14784977)

8:38am Tuesday 14th June 2016

A SURVEY today suggests Yorkshire employers may be cautious about taking on new staff in the coming months, but another says the region boasts a better than average sickness record.

Two Yorkshire business women shortlisted for Yorkshire PA of the Year Awards

York Press: May Pang, former PA to John Lennon

8:29am Tuesday 14th June 2016

TWO business women from York have been shortlisted in the Yorkshire PA Awards.

North Yorkshire luxury lodge park which opened in the teeth of the recession enjoys its best year yet

York Press: Scampston Park

5:49am Monday 13th June 2016

A LUXURY £1 million North Yorkshire holiday lodge park, which was launched in the teeth of the recession, has enjoyed a record-breaking 12 months.

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York Press: Zach Gray

7:25am Wednesday 22nd June 2016

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Reaching out and supporting the self-employed

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8:14am Wednesday 15th June 2016

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Richard Mansell, general manager of the Royal York Hotel

York Press: Richard Mansell

7:05am Wednesday 22nd June 2016

RICHARD Mansell is the general manager of the Royal York Hotel, taking over earlier this year at the iconic building which has recently had a multimillion-pound makeover and won two prizes at the 2016 VisitYork Tourism Awards.

Julie Russell, general manager of York Against Cancer

York Press: Julie Russell

8:16am Wednesday 15th June 2016

JULIE Russell is general manager of York Against Cancer, the charity funding cancer research, care and education in York, North and East Yorkshire.