Acquisition of agricultural business creates £110 million group

York Press: Pictured from left to right are William Thompson’s (York) managing director Andrew Richardson; Harrowells Solicitors corporate finance partner Philip Lewis-Ogden; JWPCreers corporate finance associate Katy Booth; William Thompson’s (York) Ltd

9:24am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN animal feed producer which started life as a grocery shop in Goodramgate nearly 90 years ago is at the centre of one the largest corporate deals in North Yorkshire this year.

Rail company outlines investment for service improvements

York Press:

9:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

YORK headquartered train operator Grand Central has outlined a 12-year invest plan totalling £7.8 million to improve the reliability, capacity and comfort of its services.

Building society fined millions for customer mishandling

York Press:

9:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

YORKSHIRE Building Society has been fined £4.1 million for mishandling mortgage customers experiencing repayment difficulties.

US expansion comes at a price for medical company

York Press:

9:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

EXPANDING its commercial operations in the USA is set to result in York based medical device company Tissue Regenix reporting a half year loss of £3.4 million.

Partnership programme funds local growth

York Press:

1:39pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BUSINESSES across North Yorkshire have benefitted from grants totalling more than £20 million following Local Enterprise Partnership funding allocations.

Software firm unearths potential from new investment

York Press:

1:29pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire software firm is set to more than double its headcount following an investment which will allow it to commercialise a range of products for the mining industry.

Award recognition for Portasilo apprentices

York Press:

1:27pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO apprentices at York-based Portasilo have been recognised for their "talent and dedication".

Technology expo comes to region following three year deal

York Press:

1:23pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TECHNOLOGY expo which attracts more than 1,400 delegates is coming to North Yorkshire as part of plans to expand in the North of England.

York firm chosen to showcase innovation in the UK

York Press:

1:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YORK engineering firm Omnicom has been selected to feature as part of a national innovation festival in London.

Coastal firm aims for new heights with trampoline venture

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1:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A YORKSHIRE coast business is looking to open the region's first indoor trampoline park with the creation of 35 jobs.

Duo launch new travel agency

York Press: Alison Popely, left, and Laura Thompson who have started a new travel agency called Imago Travel Ltd based in Tower House in Fishergate. Picture David Harrison. (11696932)

8:04am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO travel agents have fulfilled a shared dream as they look to tackle an online dominated industry with the launch of their own independent business.

New contract win for Cicada

York Press:

8:01am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HARROGATE PR agency Cicada Communications has been appointed by the Yorkshire and Humber branch of the Institute of Directors (IOD).

National retail leader to speak in York at Business Week event

York Press: Stuart Rose

8:01am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE former executive chairman of one of Britain's most iconic retail names has been announced as the key note speaker of York Business Conference.

Village pub reopens under new management

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8:01am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A VILLAGE pub has reopened after a year of closure thanks to support from a North Yorkshire brewery .

HS3 proposals welcomed as a "must" for York

York Press:   THOUSANDS of rail passengers have today been affected by disrupted train services into and out of York as a result of signal problems.

5:25pm Monday 27th October 2014

PLANS for a high speed rail network linking northern cities from east to west have been welcomed by politicians and business leaders in York as a key driver for investment in the city.

Evora Construction duo receive Point of Light award for community projects

York Press:

1:17pm Monday 27th October 2014

TWO York businessmen who have spearheaded community transformation projects have received praise from the Prime Minister alongside a national award win.

Developer in running for national award after regional win

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1:13pm Monday 27th October 2014

A YORK-based developer has scooped two national Master Builder of the Year Awards.

Science industry supports future workforce

York Press: York scientists spearheading food fraud battle

1:08pm Monday 27th October 2014

YORK is set to host the North of England's first ever career "launchpad" events for future scientists.

Plant nursery completes council order

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1:07pm Monday 27th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire plant nursery has supplied its award winning range to a local authority in Shropshire.

Train journey times between northern cities could be slashed

York Press: HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins

10:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

TRAIN journey times between northern cities, including York, could be slashed under proposals put forward by the boss of the £50 billion HS2 high-speed rail project.

Plan for businesses to play a part in tackling poverty

York Press: Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

9:02am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE relationship between businesses and charities was up for discussion as John Lewis teamed up with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in a bid to tackle poverty in York.

Hotel strategy must remain on the agenda

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11:05am Friday 24th October 2014

A REPORT featuring critical views of York's visitor economy by hoteliers in the city has been welcomed as catalyst for change.

Brewery wins new supermarket deal

York Press: Tom and Gill Mellor of Wold Top Brewery

9:22am Friday 24th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire brewery is expanding its supermarket presence after wining a contract to supply Morrisons.

Furniture store reopens following refurbishment

York Press: Geoffrey Benson & Son

9:22am Friday 24th October 2014

A FURNITURE retailer has overhauled its showrooms and stock as part of a £250,000 refurbishment which has been dubbed the "most significant development" in the business's long history.

Refinance deal sets up IT firm for future growth

York Press:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

IT SERVICES provider Esteem Systems is positioned for growth after completing a re-finance deal.

Bank manager welcomes top ranking

York Press:

9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

A YORK bank manager has welcomed news that Swedish banking group Handelsbanken has been rated top for customer satisfaction for the sixth year running in an independent survey of British banks.

Call for action on former chocolate factory site

York Press:

8:36am Friday 24th October 2014

CITY leaders are calling for action on what they call the "missing piece of the jigsaw" in the redevelopment of York's major brownfield sites.

Businesses invited to event to promote export

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9:20am Friday 24th October 2014

BUSINESSES in York and North Yorkshire are being urged to prepare for global success by taking part in Export Week.

Royal kitchen maker goes into administration

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9:18am Friday 24th October 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire catering equipment specialist which re-fitted the kitchens of BuckinghamPalace has gone into administration.

Historic restoration specialist creates new modern offices

York Press: William Anelay working on the new offices for The Press in Walmgate

11:04am Friday 24th October 2014

THE new offices for The Press were redeveloped by one of the oldest construction companies in the world.

Building the ultimate student experience

York Press: Adrian Ray (11808687)

11:02am Friday 24th October 2014

THE new student accommodation in Walmgate marks a £60 million investment by Student Castle as it looks to create its biggest UK site here in York.

The changing face of Walmgate

York Press:

11:01am Friday 24th October 2014

TRADERS in Walmgate, York, have welcomed the many changes happening outside their front doors.

Teamwork pays off in The Press HQ project

York Press: S Harrison are also providing student accommodation for York St John University at Hungate

10:58am Friday 24th October 2014

TEAMWORK and perseverance have delivered a property story with a happy ending for The Press and its staff.

York needs 'better quality hotels'

York Press: Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa in York

11:23am Thursday 23rd October 2014

YORK'S hotel industry is suffering from"cannibalisation" following an increased number of budget hotels according to a long awaited report into the city's accommodation offering.

Ellis eyes export growth with market research appointment

York Press:

9:18am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NORTH Yorkshire cable cleat manufacturer Ellis is looking to increase its exports operation by investing in research in overseas markets.

Retailer pulls out stops to support brewing industry

York Press:

9:15am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A YORK based online ale retailer has launched a "supporters club" in a bid to help the UK's micro-brewing industry.

Businesses invited to work with university to boost innovation

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9:14am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BUSINESS across the region are being encouraged to work with University of York through the funding initiative Small Innovation Projects.

‘End doubt over asphalt plant plans’

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1:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PLANNING for an asphalt plant at Whitewall Quarry in Norton has been deferred for the ninth time for further submissions to be considered.

Networking puts coffee emporium on path for growth

York Press:

8:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A YORK based coffee business is looking to expand its team after growing turnover fortyfold in just two-and-a-half years.

City centre office development hits full occupancy

York Press:

8:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CITY centre office building is now fully occupied as a global engineering and development consultancy expands its operation in York.

Health technology firm expands with acquisition

York Press:

8:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

YORK based medical diagnostic company Abingdon Health has acquired a university spin-off business in a deal worth £2.1 million.

Loan helps marquee company reach new heights

York Press: Finance Yorkshire Investment Manager Ian Atkinson and Tim Betteridge, Managing Director of Pinnacle Marquees.

9:06am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MARQUEE company is looking to increase its stock after securing a £30,000 business loan from Finance Yorkshire.

Design firm has plans for future growth after office move

York Press: The team at Space Creative in their new offices in Escrick, back row from the left: Nick Eady, Martin Holmes, Helen Suttle, Kate Eady, Mike Smethurst, James Brunyard. Front row from the left: Mandy Clenaghan, Alex Brandsen, Jen Kealey and Ed Storey. Pictu

9:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A DESIGN agency which started life in its founder's attic is now operating out of new offices with a ten strong team of staff.

Extension deal for Continuum's Coronation Street tour

York Press:

9:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

YORK attractions operator Continuum has agreed an extension for its latest project, dubbed "one of the highest profile visitor attractions outside of London".

Small businesses call for help in reducing antisocial behaviour

York Press:

9:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

SMALL businesses in York's city centre want to see antisocial behaviour tackled but have voiced mixed views on how it should be paid for.

Shopkeeper claims York market revamp wrecked her custom

York Press:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A SHOPKEEPER claims the £1.5 million revamp of York's Market has had a devastating impact on her fledgling business nearby.

Technology firm restated accounts prior to takeover

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9:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

YORK based technology and software business Trustmarque was facing accounting issues prior to being acquired by a turnaround investor it has been revealed.

Taylor of Harrogate promotes export

York Press:

9:02am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TAYLOR of Harrogate has been chosen to host the next networking event in Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign.

Business levy proposal to fund action to secure York city centre's future

York Press:

11:48am Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of businesses within York’s inner ring road are being asked to help raise £750,000 a year to secure the city centre’s future.

Venturefest lands new sponsorship

York Press: Professor Tony Hardy

1:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

YORK'S annual technology exhibition Venturefest will return for 2015 as organisers secure financial backing from Innovate UK.

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Internet can lift the high streets

York Press: Sue Reece

3:02pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

We have a lot to be proud of and celebrate in York – heritage, culture, lifestyle, retail, education, business, I could go on. But we shouldn’t rest on our laurels, there’s always more we can do to make it the best of the best, to keep it vibrant and help it thrive.

New pension scheme calls employers to comply now

York Press: Tony Farmer

2:54pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

The law on workplace pensions has now changed and every employer must comply. UK employers have to automatically enrol all eligible members of staff into a workplace pension and pay a minimum contribution in to the fund. Even if you already offer pension arrangements, you will still have new obligations to meet.


Andy Baker, chief executive of Plusnet

York Press: Plusnet chief executive Andy Baker

2:47pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

THIS month up to 7,000 runners will take to the streets of York for the second ever Yorkshire Marathon.

Jamie McCall, creative director PLB

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2:18pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WITH a passion to make our country's heritage accessible for everyone, Jamie McCall leads the creative team at Malton-based PLB.


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