About Cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Business

Strike threat at York chocolate factory over plans to axe pension scheme

York Press:

2:18pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

HUNDREDS of York workers are to begin a consultation process with Nestlé as the chocolate giant reveals proposed changes to its pension scheme.

Competitive mortgage market boosts Persimmon's half year sales to £1.34 billion

York Press: Competitive mortgage market boosts Persimmon's half year sales to £1.34 billion

10:10am Friday 3rd July 2015

A RISE in property-market confidence since the general election has seen revenues rise for York-housebuilder Persimmon.

York attraction operator reveals plans for second soap opera tour

York Press: Plans revealed for Emmerdale The Tour

9:05am Friday 3rd July 2015

A YORK-based operator of national attractions is continuing its association with television soaps as it announces plans for an Emmerdale tour.

Expansion plans for coffee company after record growth see sales target reach £750,000

York Press: Laurence and Philippa Beardmore outside their premises at London Ebor Business Park, York, which York Coffee Emporium will soon leave for Rose Centre Business Park nearby

6:03am Friday 3rd July 2015

NEW customer gains and projected growth have seen independent artisan coffee roaster York Coffee Emporium reveal plans for a move into bigger premises.

Fuel card company chooses York for latest expansion drive

York Press: The Right Fuelcard Company new York office staff. L-R: Josh Wilson, Kathryn Stainton, Ros Shaw and Tony Barrett (30753232)

12:32pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

THE Right Fuelcard Company has announced it is further accelerating its growth strategy with the launch of a new office in York.

City PR firm makes Top 50 listing

York Press: Monica Green, left, and Karen Tinkler, directors of The Partners Group

11:34am Thursday 2nd July 2015

YORK PR agency The Partners Group has been ranked at number 30 in the Prolific North Top 50 PR Agencies list, rising one place since last year.

York medical company receives £3 million investment to fund work on blood disease testing

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

10:16am Thursday 2nd July 2015

YORK based medical diagnostic company Abingdon Health has received a £3 million investment in exchange for a stake in the business.

Antiques shop cafe returns after 10 years

York Press:

10:35am Thursday 2nd July 2015

A FAMOUS antiques dealer’s shop in York once again has a cafe after more than a decade without.

York plays its part in creative industries boom

York Press:

9:22am Thursday 2nd July 2015

YORK'S creative industry growth has been mirrored by national trends as the sector reports expansion more than twice the rate of the wider UK economy.

Latest appointments

York Press: Emily Bowes, Olivia Clark and Claire Pittham

11:50am Wednesday 1st July 2015

INDEPENDENT North Yorkshire furniture and kitchen manufacturer Treske has strengthened its team with three key appointments.

Rebrand for city accountancy firm after more than 150 years

York Press: Garbutt + Elliott managing partner Russell Turner

9:32am Wednesday 1st July 2015

A YORK accountancy firm which dates back more than 150 years has undergone a rebrand as part of the first phase of a new expansion strategy.

Developing an industrial approach to wellbeing

York Press: Jo Denton Wellness Coach for Press and Living  Picture Frank Dwyer (26625672)

9:02am Wednesday 1st July 2015

Wellbeing has long been a buzzword in the health and fitness world, but is now being claimed by industry. MAXINE GORDON meets one of York's first business wellbeing consultants

Empty shops "not representative" of York's "buoyant" city centre as new restaurant creates 60 jobs

York Press: Empty Shops in Davygate. Picture Frank Dwyer (30549728)

6:07am Wednesday 1st July 2015

EMPTY city centre shops do not represent York's buoyant retail market according to a property agent as offers are being made for prime premises and a new £800,000 restaurant prepares to open in the city.

IT firm secures £3.5 million contract win

4:40pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

HARROGATE based IT managed services provider Redcentric has won a new £3.5 million contract with the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Ready meal maker out of the red with sales of £33.5 million

10:31am Tuesday 30th June 2015

PRE tax losses of £1.4 million have been turned around in a year into profits of almost £300,000 at Malton ready meal manufacturer Pro-Pak Foods.

New hotel and chocolate attraction join forces to promote city's confectionery based past

York Press: York Chocolate Story's Factory Zone

9:03am Tuesday 30th June 2015

YORK'S newest hotel is embracing the city's confectionary heritage by teaming up with York's Chocolate Story attraction.

Audio technology specialist tunes into advances on triple digit growth after securing £300,000 funding package

York Press: Thomas Robertshaw, aged 14, from Boroughbridge tries the new headbones headphones created by James Talbot (right) of Damson Audio, York. Picture Anna Gowthorpe. (30435236)

6:03am Tuesday 30th June 2015

A YORK based audio technology business which has seen triple digit growth is predicting its turnover will double this year after securing £300,000 finance to fund the production of its latest consumable.

York travel agent moves into Designer Outlet

12:23pm Monday 29th June 2015

AN independent York travel agent has become the first of its kind to take up residency at McArthur Glen York Designer Outlet.

Double award win for York building firm

11:13am Monday 29th June 2015

YORK-based construction company F Parkinson has won two awards at the North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2015.

York company expands medical product reach to more than 20 million people

10:04am Monday 29th June 2015

A MEDICAL treatment devised by a York life sciences firm to heal wounds is now available to 20.7 million people following further approvals in the US.

Office supplier embarks upon "most exciting new chapter in its history"

9:01am Monday 29th June 2015

COMPLETE Office Solutions is set to see turnover surpass the £50 million following three acquisitions as part of a expansion strategy aimed at reaching £120 million within five years.

Cycle business to move York headquarters after 22 years

York Press: Piers Maffett, co-director of Cycle Heaven.

6:02am Monday 29th June 2015

A LONG established independent cycle retailer has revealed expansion plans in York with the relocation of it main premises to a former furniture store.

Hotel team named best in Europe for customer service

York Press: Hotel team named best in Europe for customer service

12:04pm Friday 26th June 2015

A HOTEL group's national York-based call centre has won a European award for customer service.

New store brings eight jobs for Selby

10:16am Friday 26th June 2015

NATIONAL retailer The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is investing in a new store in Selby, bringing eight new jobs to the area.

Poultry farmers secure £2.5 million of new business after winning accreditations

York Press: From left, Nigel Upson, Mel Jackson and Andy Dolman

9:05am Friday 26th June 2015

MANAGEMENT and staff at an East Yorkshire poultry company are celebrating after recording a 20 per cent increase in sales year on year.

Potash mine will "add benefits for multiple generations" says business leader ahead of decision

York Press: York Potash mine site animation - north west

6:03am Friday 26th June 2015

BUSINESS groups have restated their support for a proposed £1.7 billion potash mine in North Yorkshire ahead of a planning decision due next week.

Record year for revenues at Saville Audio Visual

York Press: Colin Nixey

10:06am Thursday 25th June 2015

RECORD-breaking results have been reported by one of York's largest technology companies as Saville Audio Visual see turnover top £40 million.

Anniversary celebrations marked with 52 tonne investment

York Press: From left, Ben Sowersby, sales director Northside Truck & Van; Nick Brighty, transport director, Potter Logistics; Matthew Lamb, managing director, Potter Logistics; Tim Ward, managing director Northside Truck & Van

9:03am Thursday 25th June 2015

POTTER Logistics has taken delivery of two new 26-tonne lorries complete with personalised registrations as part of the firm's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Strong order pipeline to save Paragon following £1 million loss and banking breach

6:03am Thursday 25th June 2015

UNEXPECTED project delays has led to losses of £1 million and a banking covenant breach for York-based attraction designer and operator Paragon Entertainment.

High hopes of quick sale for £3.4 million retail unit being sold for the first time in 40 years.

York Press: The Goodramgate retail unit for sale with a £3.4 million asking price. (29866628)

12:11pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

A CITY centre retail unit has gone on the market for the first time since it was built in the 1970's with an asking price in excess of £3.4 million.

Former wartime munitions factory to become office space

York Press: How Unit 710 looked before the start of work.

11:23am Wednesday 24th June 2015

BUILDING work has started on the speculative refurbishment of two empty buildings which were once part of a wartime munitions factory at Thorp Arch Estate near Wetherby.

Former pub revamped as a shared workspace for creative firms

York Press: An artist's impression of ACREATIVE workspace (29700000)

10:16am Wednesday 24th June 2015

PART of a former York city centre pub is being transformed into a shared workspace for businesses in the creative industries.

Software specialists unlock growth opportunities with award win

York Press: Paula Radcliffe presents Rachel and Terry Lightfoot of TouchRight software with their award  (29695955)

9:12am Wednesday 24th June 2015

A YORK couple who launched new software to serve the property industry are celebrating after being recognised with a national award.

Plans gather pace for York Business Week 2015

York Press: Last Year's Business Conference as part of York Business WMembers of the York Business Engagement Group and conference speakers, from left Charles Storr, David Parkin, Joan Concannon, Cherie Federico, Tracey Smith, Emma Smailes, Jo Pickering, Lord Stuart

6:06am Wednesday 24th June 2015

PLANS are being put in place for the return of York Business Week with a call to the city's businesses to get involved.

Latest appointments

York Press: Glenn Bemment

11:05am Wednesday 24th June 2015

THE employment team at Langleys Solicitors has boosted its ranks with the appointment of assistant solicitor Lyndsey Crook.

Insurance team heads to York to drive growth plans with accountancy firm

York Press: Adam Verney (left) and David Fryer

6:02am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A TEAM of insurance brokers is relocating to York in a bid to drive growth through a joint venture with one of the city's accountancy firms.

New £100 million port to handle biomass for Drax

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

11:19am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

DRAX is to see biomass pellets arrive at its North Yorkshire power station from the port of Liverpool following the creation of a new £100 million terminal.

Optare impresses Swedish transport operators with electric bus offering

York Press: Sweden's new all-electric buses, designed and manufactured in North Yorkshire (29693340)

10:24am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A SWEDISH transport operator has become one of the first in the country to run all electric buses after enlisting the help of North Yorkshire bus manufacturer Optare.

More small businesses planning to grow then ever before

York Press: Simon Williams, North Yorkshire Regional Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses  (29690036)

9:12am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A NORTH Yorkshire business leader is calling for Government to simplify taxes, raise skills and tackle poor payment practices as research among small businesses reveals new heights for growth and investment intentions.

Frozen food specialist wins savoury award

York Press: Marie Medhurst, of Bannisters’ Farm, receiving the award from, left, Peter Allan, President of the BFFF, and Harry Yearsley, of the Yearsley Group.

10:48am Monday 22nd June 2015

A FROZEN food firm founded out of a family farming business has won a gold award from the British Federation of Frozen Food (BFFF) awards.

Make it York asked to hold up Bishy Road as an example of online success

York Press: Make it York asked to hold up Bishy Road as an example of online success

9:14am Monday 22nd June 2015

COUNCILLORS are being asked to amend an agreed contract with Make it York to accommodate work to support businesses online.

Archaeologists looking to uncover new talent in recruitment drive to meet growing demand

York Press: Archaeologists looking to uncover new talent in recruitment drive to meet growing demand

6:02am Monday 22nd June 2015

AN archaeology group is further expanding its York team having seen staff numbers grow from two to seven in two years along side quadrupling turnover.

Discussing mediation in the workplace

10:25am Monday 22nd June 2015

AN INTERNATIONAL mediation expert is speaking in York after being signed up as the keynote speaker for Network York's latest event.

Hunters to float next month with £16.9 million price tag

York Press: ( front ), Hunters MD, Kevin Hollinrake and Director Glynis Frew  join members of staff in their new offices in Heworth, York   Piccture Frank Dwyer (29380220)

6:02am Friday 19th June 2015

YORK-based estate agency group Hunters has confirmed it will float on AIM next month with shares worth a total of £16.9 million.

Landscaping firm on track for move to new £2 million HQ

York Press: From left, Green-tech project manager Tom Parker, Green-tech chairman Richard Kay, Green-tech managing director Rachel Kaye and Sutcliffe Construction managing director James Sutcliffe

3:07pm Friday 19th June 2015

CONTRACTORS have been appointed by a York landscaping firm as part of a £2 million project to develop new headquarters on a 10-acre brownfield site.

Outdoor activity firms team up for partner work

York Press: Outdoor activity firms team up for partner work

11:55am Friday 19th June 2015

TWO outdoor activity companies, Log Heights and Live For Today Adventures, have teamed up to expand the range of outdoor experiences available through on the Ripley Castle estate.

Help to Buys helps house builder sell 1000 homes

York Press: The Derwenthorpe development by David Wilson Homes, where 43 per cent of purchase were made through the Help to Buy scheme

10:42am Friday 19th June 2015

REGIONAL housebuilder David Wilson Homes has completed the sale of its 1000th house through the Government's Help to Buy scheme.

Plans for new governors to improve enterprise in schools

York Press: Plans for new governors to improve enterprise in schools

9:23am Friday 19th June 2015

PLANS to introduce Enterprise Governors at schools in York are to be discussed in a bid to tackle the city's low start business start up rate.

The new smartphone app that could save your life

York Press:

6:04am Thursday 18th June 2015

A PERSONAL safety mobile app developed by a York graduate has won the top prize in a competition to celebrate businesses launched by students while at university.

Hotel's parent company bought in £363 million deal

York Press: Exterior shot of Hotel Du Vin. Picture: Ceri Oakes (29318879)

11:55am Thursday 18th June 2015

THE parent company of York's Hotel du Vin is under new ownership after being bought by a Singapore-headquartered group for £363.4 million.

Read more in our archive>>

York Press: Follow Business on Twitter

York Press: The Press Business on Facebook

Keep up to date by subscribing to our daily e-newsletters and RSS feeds.

UK start up survival rates top European counterparts by JWP Creers corporate finance partner Tony Farmer

York Press: JWP Creers corporate finance partner Tony Farmer

12:50pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

A recent study shows more of Britain’ start-ups are surviving their first year of business than their European peers.

Taking stock and seeking stock, by Ben Pridden, of Savills York

York Press: Ben Pridden

10:39am Wednesday 24th June 2015

AS we reach the half way point of the year (where has the time gone!), it’s time to take stock of the property market and make some predictions for the coming six months.


Mark Fordyce, managing director York Data Services

York Press: Staying connected - York Data Services moves to new, larger offices on York Science ParkEleven years on from when it was the very first company to move into York Science Parks’ IT Centre, the highly successful York Data Services Ltd. (YDS) is moving to

10:03am Wednesday 1st July 2015

MARK Fordyce is an entrepreneur whose expertise in media, technology and entertainment has helped to spawn a thriving economic platform for the city of York.

Sally Trousdale, managing director of Pick & Mix Marketing Solutions

York Press: Sally Trousdale

9:39am Wednesday 24th June 2015

WITH the premise that companies of all sizes and budgets should have access to the latest technologies and marketing strategies, Sally Trousdale set up Pick & Mix Marketing Solutions in 2011.