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Cafe up for top tourism award

York Press: Colin and Jo Barnes from Smile Cafe

6:00am Monday 20th February 2017

A DELIGHTED couple who own an East Yorkshire cafe are raising a cuppa in celebration after it was nominated for a prestigious tourism award.

SOLD! Landmark York building changes hands for £7 million

York Press:

5:00am Sunday 19th February 2017

AN OFFICE block in York city centre has been sold for £7 million.

Warehouse expansion plans approved

York Press: 2016 Jaguar XF (logo, badge).

6:00am Monday 20th February 2017

A WAREHOUSE on the outskirts of York will be expanded and retain 400 jobs.

Decision day set for town's new restaurant, after 10 complaints

York Press:

6:00am Monday 20th February 2017

PLANS for a new bistro restaurant in Beverley will be considered by councillors next month, following a series of objections from local people.

Advice for employers on helping carers

York Press: Advice for employers

8:00am Sunday 19th February 2017

YORK Carers Centre is working to raise awareness of the efforts of unpaid carers with employers in the city.

York-based soap firm hails best ever year and plans more shops

York Press: Yorkshire Soap

6:00am Thursday 16th February 2017

A SOAP business with a flagship shop in York has announced plans to expand - and has predicted a turnover of £5 million.

Master butcher ends term

York Press: Sarah-Jane Trueman presents Alexandra Weighell with the £600 she raised during her year as Master of the York Gild of Butchers.

6:00am Friday 17th February 2017

A BUTCHER, who was the first female Master of the York Gild of Butchers in its 700-year history, has marked the end of her term with a presentation to a hospice.

Expanding website firm rallys to help community

York Press: Andrew Paine and Andrew Rouph, of Web Site Made Easy, who have designed a new website for the memorial hall      Picture: David Harrison

4:39am Friday 17th February 2017

AN expanding company is supporting the community by creating a website for Pickering Memorial Hall.

‘Make money stack up’ plea for city site

York Press: Lord Shipley on the York Central site

4:00am Friday 17th February 2017

KEEPING the community involved in the York Central plans is key to making sure the ambitious project can be realised, according to a former government cities advisor.

Drax earnings fall as its renewable power generation soars

York Press:

9:37am Thursday 16th February 2017

NORTH Yorkshire power giant Drax has seen its earnings drop 17 per cent to £140million, but the amount of renewable electricity it is generating has soared, latest figures show.

Animalcare revenues up

York Press: RESULTS: Animalcare's chief executive Dr Iain Menneer

6:00am Thursday 16th February 2017

A VETERINARY company with a base in York has reported a “very strong” first half-year.

Apprentice makes finals

York Press: www.jimpoyner.co.uk Jim Poyner Photography, The York Photographer, York College, Education, York,

6:00am Thursday 16th February 2017

YORK College hairdressing apprentice, Edita Matuleviciene has won the regional final of the AHT UK trainee competition 2017, held in Gateshead, and will be going on to compete at the national competition in Blackpool next month.

Ryedale tour operator scoops travel award

York Press:

4:30am Thursday 16th February 2017

A RYEDALE tour operator has scooped a travel award from the German Tourist Board (GNTB).

York developer's profits soar

York Press: Hunter House

4:00am Thursday 16th February 2017

YORK developer S Harrison has enjoyed its best financial year since 2007, with its annual profit growing by more than 40 per cent in 2016.

Old York pub & curry house to reopen as steak restaurant

York Press: The Bumper Castle changing ownership again.Pic Nigel Holland

6:00am Tuesday 14th February 2017

A STEAKHOUSE is gearing up to open on the site of a former pub and Indian restaurant.

York jobless rate falls again

York Press: York Liberal Democrat leader, Keith Aspden   Picture Frank Dwyer.

4:38pm Wednesday 15th February 2017

UNEMPLOYMENT has fallen again in York - particularly among young people.

Brick maker cements £150k job

York Press: Yorl Handmade's bricks at the new John Lewis in Oxford

2:01pm Wednesday 15th February 2017

THE £440 million refurbishment of an Oxford shopping centre is being completed with more than 100,000 bricks from North Yorkshire.

Law friends’ employment service

York Press: Tiggy Clifford, left, and Emma Whiting of Torque Law

12:01pm Wednesday 15th February 2017

TWO friends from university who went on to acquire 30 years of combined legal experience have joined forces to create York’s newest law firm.

Tenancy deals at £1m offices

York Press: 20 George Hudson Street

10:02am Wednesday 15th February 2017

A BUS operator and a coffee shop chain are the latest businesses to have agreed tenancy contracts within a new city centre office offering, following its six-figured refurbishment.

£50k is right touch for firm

York Press: Left to right, Ian Atkinson of Finance Yorkshire, Martin Bell of Red Sky and Terry and Rachel Lightfoot of ToughRight Software

9:00am Wednesday 15th February 2017

A YORK-based software developer has become the first business to benefit from a new £5 million regional fund after securing £50,000 to grow its customer base in the property sector.

Spotlight on tourism stars

York Press: Award winners at the Visit York Tourism Awards

6:00am Wednesday 15th February 2017

THE stars of York’s tourism industry will be recognised for their exceptional work at a prestigious annual awards ceremony.

Drax powers on with £340m takeover deal

York Press: Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson

6:00am Wednesday 15th February 2017

NORTH Yorkshire power giant Drax has completed its £340 million deal to acquire Opus Energy after shareholders gave their backing to the move.

Drinks firm clinches contract

York Press: Havelock Europa's fit-out for Holland & Barrett

6:00am Tuesday 14th February 2017

A HARROGATE health drinks company has won a major contract with high street store Holland and Barrett.

First time buyers must be clued up

York Press: First time buyers must be clued up

6:00am Tuesday 14th February 2017

FIRST time buyers are being urged to become more familiar with the process of buying a home.

Huge ice-cream extravaganza opens in Harrogate today

York Press:

5:00am Tuesday 14th February 2017

ICE cream makers will be flocking to Harrogate this week for the industry’s biggest trade show.

New push for Guildhall bid

York Press: An artist's impression of the Guildhall plans

4:20am Monday 13th February 2017

A MAJOR redevelopment plan for York’s historic Guildhall complex will go before planners again this week.

York restaurant re-opens after big refurb - and gives £2,000 to charity

York Press:

4:10am Monday 13th February 2017

A RESTAURANT near York has given Yorkshire Air Ambulance a £2,000 lift after undergoing a major revamp.

Coal use falls to its lowest level for 60 years

York Press: Drax Domes

10:05am Monday 13th February 2017

CARBON emissions from Britain’s power sector fell to their lowest level for 60 years in the last quarter of 2016, a report has revealed.

New plans in line for Malton

York Press: Number one Finkle Street Malton.Pic Nigel Holland

4:00am Monday 13th February 2017

PLANS for a new restaurant and vodka or gin distillery have been unveiled for Ryedale.

Chocolate firm improves prospects for young people

York Press: Nestle is today publishing its "Productivity in Practice" report to help drive up UK productivity rates

10:17am Monday 13th February 2017

THE Nestlé Needs Youth initiative is not only helping young people gain invaluable work experience but also raising aspirations and building their confidence, says a new social impact report.

Cityzap is celebrating, a year after launching its York-Leeds service

York Press:

5:00am Friday 10th February 2017

YORK’S express bus service which runs between the city and Leeds has won over customers after its first year.

Apprentice fair date

York Press: York Liberal Democrat leader, Keith Aspden   Picture Frank Dwyer.

6:00am Friday 10th February 2017

AN apprenticeship fair being held on Thursday, March 2 will give young people chance to learn about more than 100 apprenticeship vacancies in York.

Rise in start-up businesses in East Riding

York Press: Stephen Parnaby

4:00am Friday 10th February 2017

INCREASINGLY more new businesses are being set up in the East Riding.

York beers set to be exported

York Press: Yorkbrewery

4:00am Friday 10th February 2017

YORK Brewery is set to start exporting its award-winning beers this year after achieving sales across the UK.

York campaign up for awards

York Press: Nichelle Brown (left) and Kay Hyde who have been nominated for a tourism  award with Visit York.Pic Nigel Holland

6:00am Thursday 9th February 2017

A MARKETING campaign which was “critical” in the recovery of York’s tourism industry following the 2015 Boxing Day floods could scoop two prestigious awards.

New chair for York BID

York Press:

6:28pm Thursday 9th February 2017

THE man behind the York Food and Drink Festival has been named as the new chairman of the York Business Improvement District.

Price rises at Dunelm

York Press: Dunelm has a store at Clifton Moor

6:00am Thursday 9th February 2017

HOMEWARES brand Dunelm has warned customers will face further price hikes as it battles to maintain profit margins in the face of the Brexit-induced collapse in the value of the pound.

City cafe celebrates third link in chain

York Press: Chris Hartley of Croque Monsieur in the unit they are about to open at 20 George Hudson Street.Picture Frank Dwyer.

6:00am Tuesday 7th February 2017

A FLEDGLING cafe chain based in York is about to launch its third branch, just over two years after the first opened its doors.

York firm contracted for mechanical work at new city student village

York Press: Vita York

2:25pm Wednesday 8th February 2017

YORK-based SES Engineering Services has been awarded the contract to carry out mechanical and electrical work on the city’s newest student village development.

New and old merge in branding agency takeover deal

York Press: Wrapped MD Kate Eady

12:06pm Wednesday 8th February 2017

BRANDING specialist The Wrapped Agency has merged with design company Space Creative to create a 15-strong team of creative consultants.

The next wave in the battle against sugar

York Press: Left to right Marketing Director Dan Norton, Sales Director Phil Raikes and Managing Director Charlie Simpson-Daniel (2).

10:04am Wednesday 8th February 2017

REVOLUTIONISING the UK’s snack industry just isn’t enough for former England Sevens and Gloucester Rugby player Charlie Simpson Daniel as he moves to tackle the drinks industry sugar crisis with his latest York-based venture.

£103m holiday firm buy-out

York Press: Park Leisure's Plas Coch resort

8:00am Wednesday 8th February 2017

A £103 MILLION deal has seen the co-founder of York-based holiday group Park Leisure sell his majority share in the company he started in a spare bedroom 19 years ago.

New £2.4m hub ties education to industry

York Press: Askham Bryan College, York , has opened a new building for agriculture and engineering students. The lance Gilling Building was opened by Nigel Pulling, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. picture mike cowling feb 3 2107

6:00am Wednesday 8th February 2017

RELATIONS between industry and students have been bolstered at Askham Bryan College with the opening of its new £2.4 million agriculture and engineering hub.

Festival sponsorship for York specialist insurer

York Press: Delma Tomlin and Phil Thorn Picture: Jim Poyner

6:00am Tuesday 7th February 2017

INSURANCE company Hiscox is sponsoring the York Early Music Festival in its 40th anniversary year.

New top team bus company

York Press: The new directors at Arriva Yorkshire

6:00am Monday 6th February 2017

NEW directors have joined bus company Arriva to cover services in the North East and Yorkshire.

York legal firm offers dementia training

York Press:

4:10am Monday 6th February 2017

A YORK-based private client legal services firm is now offering Dementia Friend training to other businesses.

Drax boss backs Northern Powerhouse

York Press: Drax Domes

12:00am Friday 3rd February 2017

THE BOSS of a North Yorkshire power station has backed the first Northern Powerhouse Partnership report.

New jobs for recycling firm

York Press: David Adams, managing director, BusinessWaste.co.uk

6:00am Friday 3rd February 2017

A NATIONAL waste management company is expanding and hoping to create 30 new jobs having taken on a five-year lease on fresh premises in York.

Winners of inaugural Ryedale business awards unveiled

York Press: WINNERS: About 100 guests attended the inaugural Ryedale Business Awards hosted at the White Swan Ampleforth

6:00am Friday 3rd February 2017

THE WINNERS of the inaugural Ryedale Business Awards were announced last week.

Celebrations for city agency

York Press: The team at Red Publications celebrates 10 years

6:00am Thursday 2nd February 2017

DOUBLE celebrations are on the horizon for a York communications agency as hopes for award success adorn an anniversary year.

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Get to grips with Insurance Premium Tax

York Press:

2:28pm Wednesday 8th February 2017

IN November 2016 the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced a further increase will be applied to the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) from June 1, 2017.

Is January really the most popular time to divorce?

York Press: Samantha Gunnell

8:07am Wednesday 18th January 2017

with Samantha Gunnell, of Lupton Fawcett


The BID’s new boss

York Press: York chef Michael Hjort. Picture David Harrison..

4:01pm Wednesday 15th February 2017

A CHEF who owns a city centre restaurant and heads York’s long running food festival has been appointed to serve as chairman of the York BID.

Ian Smith, director of building surveying at WR Dunn & Co

York Press: Ian Smith

7:20am Wednesday 18th January 2017

IAN Smith is director of building surveying at WR Dunn & Co, a multidisciplinary practice of architects, building surveyors and historic building experts based in York.