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Care provider is moving into offices suite at York's former Terry's factory

York Press: Left to right - Phil Hill from S Harrison and Graeme Lee, group CEO from Springfield

6:08am Friday 27th May 2016

A LEADING care provider has leased one of two distinctive office suites in the former Time Office of Terry’s chocolate factory in York.

Successful York restaurateurs open new outlet in north-east

York Press: Huckleberry owners Jon and Sarah Rowlands tuck into Burgerpockalypse with head chef Maciej Lukowski

1:28pm Friday 27th May 2016

SUCCESSFUL husband-and-wife restaurateurs from York have opened a new venture in the north-east.

Survey finds almost a third of over-55s in Yorkshire consider downsizing

York Press: Steve Secker

12:22pm Friday 27th May 2016

ALMOST a third of people in the Yorkshire and Humber region aged 55 or over are considering downsizing in the future, while a further 12 per cent have already downsized, according to research released today (Friday).

Head of Hambleton Business Forum steps down after seven years

York Press: Lindsay Ross

12:21pm Friday 27th May 2016

ONE of Hambleton’s leading business figures has stepped down from his role as chairman of the district’s business forum.

York business boss welcomes 'ambitions' behind economic blueprint to create 36,000 jobs

York Press: New president Ed Everard  of York & North Yorkshire Chamber with new vice-president Bridget Davies

6:11am Thursday 26th May 2016

A YORK business boss has backed 'the ambitions' behind a regional economic blueprint which aims to create nearly 36,000 new jobs over the next 20 years but highlighted growing 'frustration' over devolution.

Sisters star on East Yorkshire goat farm cartons

York Press: Kyra and Zendaya Powell

12:56pm Thursday 26th May 2016

TWO sisters have been unveiled as the faces of East Yorkshire-based goat dairy St Helen’s Farm, appearing on one million cartons which will be on supermarket shelves this month.

York tourism chiefs welcome direct flights from north of England to China

York Press: Head of Visit York - Kate McMullen.

12:21pm Thursday 26th May 2016

YORK tourism chiefs say a new direct flight from the north of England to China will deliver a major boost to the city.

Grant boost helps Ryedale engineers onto first rung of career ladder

York Press: Pictured outside Ryedale District Council's offices from the left, Sandra and Nick Simpson, company secretary and director, of Ryedale Testing, Louise Lunn, business liaison manager for Ryedale District Council, award winners James Alexander of Ryedal

10:06am Thursday 26th May 2016

TWO young engineers have taken the first steps in their career thanks to a business grant from Ryedale District Council (RDC).

York-based Portakabin Group wins contracts worth £8.2m to rebuild two schools

York Press: A computer-generated image of St Bede's CE School in Woking, which is to be rebuilt by York-based Portakabin Group.

6:07am Wednesday 25th May 2016

A LEADING York firm has won contracts worth £8.2 million to rebuild two schools.

Former office assistant lives his dream to become a solicitor

York Press: Outside Newtons Solicitors headquarters in Knaresborough are Ryan Carter, left, and Newtons Solicitors managing director, Chris Newton

11:17am Wednesday 25th May 2016

A FORMER law student, who took an office assistant job to fund his studies, has become a North Yorkshire legal firm's first trainee to qualify as a solicitor.

Attraction operator enjoys most successful year yet at £9 million coin centre opens

York Press: The Royal Mint visitor centre which is being operated by York-based Continuum Attractions

9:05am Wednesday 25th May 2016

YORK-based visitor attraction operator Continuum Attractions is reporting its most successful year yet as the doors open at its latest venture.

How more than a century of rail building came to an end in York

York Press: A sign of the times as the last unit was shunted out of the ABB site in 1996.

8:09am Wednesday 25th May 2016

Thousands of workers once passed through its gates each day, but 20 years ago more than a century of train building was brought to a final close at York Carriageworks. ANDREW HITCHON looks back at how a once thriving industry failed to survive in a changing world.

Medical pioneers hail a year of 'significant progress'

York Press: Antony Odell, chief executive of Tissue Regenix (53855261)

12:43pm Tuesday 24th May 2016

A PIONEERING medical science firm which recently moved from York has hailed a year of "significant progress" as it announced its latest results.

Food firm picks York accountants to help expand business

York Press: (L-R) Hilary Dyson and Craig Benton

10:19am Tuesday 24th May 2016

A SUPPLIER of high-quality British produce has appointed York accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott to manage its finances and tax affairs.

Costcutter back on growth track after fall in revenues of almost £70 million

York Press: Costcutter

6:06am Tuesday 24th May 2016

YORK-based supermarket group Costcutter has reported a fall in revenues though second half performance saw a return to year-on-year growth.

Accountant's partnership promotes pensions advice for city's charitable sector

York Press: outside York CVS are York CVS finance manager, Joanne Abbott, head of JWP Creers, AE team, Leanne Talbot, and York CVS payroll officer, Julie Ennis

6:03am Monday 23rd May 2016

A YORK accountancy firm has partnered with York Centre for Voluntary Service to help hundreds of voluntary and charity workers in the city implement auto enrolment pensions.

Annual dinner marks 15 years of York Professionals

York Press: Dave Bryon, York Professionals chairwoman Anne Taylor and Kate Adie OBE. Picture by Bailey Cooper Photography

9:02am Friday 20th May 2016

MORE than 100 businessmen and women donned their finery for York Professionals' 15th anniversary annual dinner.

Racecourse sets new records for revenues as attendances surpass the 350,000 mark

York Press: York Racecourse opened it 2016 season last week the Dante festival

6:05am Friday 20th May 2016

TOM Jones helped York Racecourse break new records as the sporting venue passed the £20 million post for revenues.

Leading drinks company boosts jobs after successful year

York Press: Harrogate Water brands managing director James Cain, left, with sales and marketing director Rob Pickering

6:12am Thursday 19th May 2016

A LEADING drinks company in North Yorkshire is creating 20 new jobs in its production, sales, marketing, quality and accounts departments.

Make it York looks back on first year and reveals 10 priorities for first year

York Press:

6:00am Wednesday 18th May 2016

MAKE It York is celebrating its first anniversary - and three hundred business and cultural leaders gathered at the Royal York Hotel yesterday to hear how the destination management organisation has performed in the first 12 months, and what it is planning to achieve in its second year.

Software firm seeks new partners to enhance communications recording capabilities

York Press: Steve Haworth, chief executive of Teleware

11:06am Wednesday 18th May 2016

A COMMUNICATIONS software firm which serves one in three FTSE 100 companies is growing its partnership development work as it builds on a landmark year.

Software firm maps route from "field to fork" in drive to improve food industry transparency

York Press: Paul Marples, chief executive of Authenticate IS, at The Exchange, in Harrogate

10:03am Wednesday 18th May 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire software firm specialising in food supply chain data has mapped its 75,000th product and is now working with more than 4,000 food businesses in 69 countries.

Family firm powers ahead following £30,000 finance win

York Press: Ian Atkinson of Finance Yorkshire; Ivan Elcock, Claire Bedford and Andrew Elcock, of Elcocks; and Martin Bell of RedSky.

9:07am Wednesday 18th May 2016

A YORK family run power tool specialist is continuing to compete with its national counterparts as it sets out on a new sales drive following a £30,000 funding win.

Latest appointments

York Press: Jonathan Geldart.

8:02am Wednesday 18th May 2016

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed international business expert Jon Geldart as its chairman for North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire furniture maker signs distribution deal with Bosnian counterpart

York Press: Some of the workforce at Artisan

9:03am Tuesday 17th May 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire furniture designer and manufacturer has teamed up with Bosnian wood company Artisan on an exclusive distribution deal.

New plans to tackle productivity and low wage challenges in York

York Press: Cllr Keith Aspden, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economic Development

6:05am Tuesday 17th May 2016

EIGHT steps have been set out to improve York's business environment as a new Economic Plan is laid out for the city.

Record year on the cards for York legal insurance provider

York Press: General Legal Protection Managing Director André Scruton

6:03am Monday 16th May 2016

A YORK-based legal insurance supplier is gearing up for growth as it marks 30 years in business off the back of two successive record years that have seen its gross written premium income break through the £3.2 million barrier.

Increased rail services on East Coast line

York Press: Virgin's new Azuma trains, due for launch in 2018

9:03am Friday 13th May 2016

YORK headquartered rail company Virgin Trains East Coast has been granted permission for additional rail services in and out of the city.

Look what's going to happen to York's old TSB Bank

York Press: Antonio Carluccio at the opening of his new restaurant in Harrogate. Pic by Jo Hughes

6:05am Friday 13th May 2016

TWO historic city centre buildings are being eyed up by Carluccio's as the Italian restaurant chain submits plans to transform the former TSB bank and Swarovski shop in St Helen's Square.

Developer starts work on £4.5 million city centre town house project

York Press: Pictured from left are at the start of construction work at the former Lord Nelson public house and car park in Walmgate, York, are LHL Group director, Richard Hampshire; Woodhouse-Barry (Construction) Ltd site manager, Graham MacDonald; Northminster Ltd

6:03am Friday 13th May 2016

A YORK developer has started work redeveloping a a former city centre public house and its car park as part of a new £4.5 million residential scheme.

Accountants and developers work together decades after initial partnership

York Press: Pictured from left, Ian McAndrew of the Helmsley Group, Jeremy Oliver of Garbutt & Elliott and Sue Jones of the Helmsley Group.

9:02am Thursday 12th May 2016

A YORK accountancy firm and one of the city's developers have team up 30 years after they first worked together on a joint venture.

Pet food producer reveals new brand name alongside unveiling of £7 million distribution facility

York Press: Inspired Pet Nutrition’s Managing Director Richard Page.

6:10am Thursday 12th May 2016

A DOUBLE unveiling has been celebrated at a North Yorkshire pet food producer which opened its new £7 million facilities alongside revealing a new brand identity.

Duke of York launches Hiscox Business Club

York Press:

12:46pm Wednesday 11th May 2016

HISCOX welcomed royalty this morning as the Duke of York arrived in Hungate to officially open the firm's new Business Club in the city.

Holiday cottage firm puts Yorkshire Coast on global map with international award

York Press: Yorkshire Coastal Cottages win National Award.Susan Goss-Clements is pictured

2:04pm Wednesday 11th May 2016

A HOLIDAY cottage company headed by York businesswoman Susan Goss-Clements has won an international award.

Long-term strategy implementation sees seniors changes at accountancy firm

York Press: Pictured from left are are JWPCreers newly-appointed chairman, Tony Farmer and chief executive, Nigel Clemit, outside the firm’s headquarters in York.

12:10pm Wednesday 11th May 2016

A SENIOR management restructure has been carried out by North Yorkshire accountants and business advisers JWP Creers as part of the latest stage in its long-term growth strategy.

Recruitment drive gets underway at new waste plant

York Press: Construction is undeway at Allerton Waste Recovery Park

11:06am Wednesday 11th May 2016

THE first stages of a recruitment drive to fill 70 full time positions is getting underway as North Yorkshire's new waste treatment facility starts to take shape.

Professional services group looks to increase market share in dental industry with new legal offering

York Press: PFM Dental Director Jon Drysdale

10:04am Wednesday 11th May 2016

A YORK financial services firm which specialises in supporting the dental industry has added a legal division to its portfolio.

Drinks specialist on track for 30 per cent plus growth following acquisition of York coffee business

York Press: From left are York Coffee Emporium directors Laurence and Philippa Beardmore; Upton Group managing director, Ross Macdonald and Upton Group finance director, Tracy MacDonald.

9:05am Wednesday 11th May 2016

A FAST-growing York artisan coffee roasting business which operates throughout the UK has been acquired by one of Yorkshire’s biggest vending machine companies.

Latest appointments

York Press: Luke Clemmit and Victoria Knaggs

8:03am Wednesday 11th May 2016

MALTON-based insurance broker McClarrons has made two new additions to its workforce.

Record year for music retailer as revenues hit £35.5 million following IPO

York Press: Andrew Wass, chief executive of Gear4Music

6:14am Wednesday 11th May 2016

YORK-based music retail specialist Gear4Music has tuned into a record year as its first results as a list company takes the company out of the red with a 46 per cent rise in revenues.

New president takes over at York Society of Chartered Accountants

York Press: From left, Adrian Widdowson of Garbutt and Elliot, Geoff Stockill, MSF Accountants ( New President) and Nicola Ainscough, Ainscough Dunlop

10:04am Tuesday 10th May 2016

A NEW president has been appointed to take the lead at the York Society of Chartered Accountants.

Former employee appointed to lead CPP as its new chief executive

York Press: The CPP office in Holgate Park in York.Picture : Garry Atkinson

9:04am Tuesday 10th May 2016

A FORMER director of York-based credit card insurer CPP has been brought back in to lead the business following the removal of its chief executive last week.

York science firm to capitalise on China's growing fertility market with £400,000 investment

York Press: Investment director Mark Wyatt

6:08am Tuesday 10th May 2016

A YORK based women's health diagnostic specialist has received almost half a million in funding as it looks to grow its Chinese market for fertility testing in light of the abolition of the one-child policy.

New home firm offers quick sales

York Press: David Pickup

10:19am Monday 9th May 2016

A NEW property company specialising in the fast sale of homes where owners need a quick disposal has been launched in North Yorkshire.

Expansion for York chocolate maker

York Press: Peter and Fran Guppy

9:02am Monday 9th May 2016

A FAMILY run chocolate producer has moved to larger premises following a period of growth at the York-based venture.

Third consecutive year of £10 million plus earnings increases sees profits soar at pork producer

York Press: The Karro Management Team

6:04am Monday 9th May 2016

NORTH Yorkshire pork supplier Karro Food Group has reported a "transformational" year in which the business has reported a £10 million plus increase in earnings for the third consecutive year.

National innovation award for Press publisher

1:59pm Friday 6th May 2016

THE parent company of The Press has been named the UK's Most Innovative Publisher for 2016 in recognition of its work on local digital advertising products.

New £500,000 lakeside development at family holiday park

York Press: Wayside Holiday Park

9:05am Friday 6th May 2016

A FAMILY run holiday park in Ryedale is expanding with a £500,000 lake-side development.

Water firm nets new sponsorship deal

York Press: Harrogate Spring Water sales and marketing director Rob Pickering  and marketing manager Nicky Cain with Yorkshire and England cricketers, left to right, David Willey, Adil  Rashid and Liam Plunkett

6:06am Friday 6th May 2016

NORTH Yorkshire drinks brand Harrogate Spring Water has expanded its presence on the sporting scene with sponsorship of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Directors ousted at CPP as shareholder support founder's motion

York Press:

6:02pm Thursday 5th May 2016

THE founder of York credit card insurer CPP has regained control of the business after shareholders supported a move to overthrow its board.

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Protecting businesses from social media damage by Zach Gray, commercial director at D E Ford Insurance Brokers

York Press: Zach Gray

9:04am Wednesday 25th May 2016

Social media provides huge opportunities for large and small businesses alike. It delivers a platform which can help turn the smallest business into a global hit if used in the right way. Unfortunately the reverse can happen, a business can take years to establish a reputation for quality and reliability which can be damaged in days.

Loans to shareholders by Alastair Byrne of JWP Creers

York Press: Alastair Byrne

9:05am Wednesday 18th May 2016

ONE of the many unwelcome aspects of the recent budget for owner managed companies was the change in the tax treatment of loans certain shareholders could draw from their companies. This is the latest attempt by HMRC to change shareholder remuneration practice by making the loans more expensive, in tax terms.


Peter Kay, director Ware & Kay Solicitors

York Press: Peter Kay

9:04am Wednesday 25th May 2016

AS the Yorkshire Law Society celebrates its 230th anniversary York solicitor Peter Kay has taken the role as president in the milestone year.

Stephen Knowles, director PFM Dental Legal

York Press: Stephen Knowles, director PFM Dental Legal

9:05am Wednesday 18th May 2016

Stephen Knowles has been appointed to lead a new venture in York, set up to offer legal services specifically for the dental industry.