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Free safety advice for local businesses

York Press:

4:00am Saturday 27th August 2016

BUSINESSES will be given free safety messages next month when most are recruiting staff for seasonal work.

Keynote speaker unveiled for Creative Crossover debate at Venturefest Yorkshire

York Press: VentureFest balloons.

6:24am Friday 26th August 2016

AN INFLUENTIAL line-up of keynote speakers has been announced for Venturefest Yorkshire.

York Mazda dealer is top for its sales and service

York Press: Graham Keller (Dealer Principal), pictured with Martyn Turnbull (Managing Director) and Mazda salesman Chris Sawyer.

9:34am Friday 26th August 2016

A YORK car dealer is celebrating its 25 years by topping ‘the charts’.

Mum’s the word for parental hub

York Press: Emily Pickard and daughter Edie

9:12am Friday 26th August 2016

A PARENTING website and its founder are both bidding for glory in The Press Business Awards.

Traditional firm from near York helps to build a house of the future

York Press: Brick Fields, Moses Dell, Radlett, United Kingdom. Architect: Metropolitan Workshop, 2014. Rear elevation at dusk showing brick tower to the left.

8:27am Friday 26th August 2016

THE award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a pivotal role in the construction of one of the striking and distinctive modern houses in Hertfordshire.

Groundbreaking path to power revolution at Drax

York Press: Drax Domes

7:48am Friday 26th August 2016

ENGINEERS at a giant North Yorkshire power station used groundbreaking technology and innovation at every stage to transform it into the UK’s largest renewable energy supplier.

HR expert is to help deliver courses in York

York Press: Michael Millward, Georgina Selmi and Val Swales

7:44am Friday 26th August 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire professional development training business has teamed up with one of the UK’s leading authorities on HR to assist with its courses in York.

Driven to pursue perfection

York Press: Quickslide

6:20am Friday 26th August 2016

A WINDOWS and doors specialist “which has more than served its apprenticeship through ten years of hard work by all involved” is aiming for success in the Large Business and Achievement Through People categories of The Press Business Awards.

Online readership up 24% on our websites

York Press: nEWSQUEST LOGO

4:05pm Thursday 25th August 2016

Newsquest Media Group, leading local multimedia group in the UK and publisher of The Press and The Gazette and Herald, has accelerated its digital audience growth to 24% in the first half of 2016.

Deli’s ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of delights

York Press: Hunters of Helmsley

8:00am Thursday 25th August 2016

A RYEDALE venture which was last year declared Britain’s Best Small Shop is on the hunt for further honours in the 2016 Press Business Awards.

People ‘are an integral part’ of firm’s vision

York Press: twitterings

7:50am Thursday 25th August 2016

A CONSTRUCTION firm which wants its employees “to feel challenged, stimulated and more importantly to enjoy their work” has its sights on the Achievement Through People category of The Press Business Awards.

York hotel's starring roles

York Press: GUESTS’ APPROVAL: Monkbar Hotel general manager Graham Usher and sales manager Nikki Brannan celebrate the hotel gaining a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence earlier this year

5:26am Thursday 25th August 2016

A YORK hotel which has had a major makeover and ‘gone up’ a star, and its manager who is a leading figure in the city’s hospitality sector, are both in the running for titles in The Press Business Awards.

Looking to the future

York Press: Cllr Keith Aspden

5:51am Wednesday 24th August 2016

A MAJOR event takes place today where young people can find out about hundreds of apprenticeship vacancies across York.

Staff in the running for good causes

York Press: Garbutt + Elliott’s Nigel Shaw with the firm’s charity partners, Collette Watson, trustee of Special Stars Foundation (L) and Lizzie Sanders, fundraiser at Yorkshire Breast Cancer Haven (R)

12:45pm Wednesday 24th August 2016

YORK accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott is celebrating after 20 of its employees raised more than £1,500 for its chosen charities, The Haven and the Special Stars Foundation, at two of this year’s Asda Foundation 10K races.

Overeas sales aid cycle of growth

York Press:

12:45pm Wednesday 24th August 2016

AN ENTERPRISE which aims “to bring the enjoyment of cycling to everyone” has grown from being a home-based business to exporting all around the world.

Leading packaging firm investing in new facility

York Press: Mark Gration showing Jeremy Bowers around the site

11:36am Wednesday 24th August 2016

A FIRM whose parent company has its headquarters in York and provides packaging print and design services to some of the world’s biggest household brands has set up a new facility and invested in state-of-the-art equipment with support from Yorkshire Bank.

Black-tie dinner to help celebrate charity’s 30th birthday

York Press: The entrance to the Merchant Adventurers' Hall on Fossgate in York

10:20am Wednesday 24th August 2016

A YORK charity that has raised more than £14 million since it was founded three decades ago has announced a fundraising dinner in the city to help start celebrations for its 30th anniversary.

Ryedale rural oil venture’s reach is from markets to capital

York Press: Adam Palmer

10:04am Wednesday 24th August 2016

A RURAL venture whose reach stretches from farmers’ markets to sales in London is aiming to triumph in the Small Business of the Year category in The Press Business Awards 2016.

Appointments

York Press: Jules Ozbek

9:13am Wednesday 24th August 2016

YORK-BASED tourism attraction group Continuum Attractions has appointed Jules Ozbek as group head of sales and marketing.

Expanding North Yorkshire company is building a reputation for high-quality cabins

York Press: At the Great Yorkshire Show are, from left, Richard Wilsdon, Britcab director; Malton and Thirsk MP Kevin Hollinrake and Dale Wilsdon, director

8:32am Wednesday 24th August 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire firm which specialises in high-quality portable cabins and modular buildings is a contender in The Press Business Awards.

Pair star in small business campaign

York Press: Homeward Creative

8:02am Wednesday 24th August 2016

COMPANIES from York and North Yorkshire have been named among the 100 ventures to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday, the campaign that culminates in the UK’s dedicated day for small businesses on December 3.

Walls come down for special delivery at York Science Park

York Press: Photo caption: Specialist wall panels that will be used to create a magnetically shielded room are lifted into the Bio Centre at York Science Park.

8:00am Wednesday 24th August 2016

A DELIVERY with a difference could only be made by removing part of the facade of a building at York Science Park

Show that's at the art of the city

York Press: Brendan Hesmondhalgh, Victoria Robinson  and Emily Stubbs

7:54am Wednesday 24th August 2016

THE north’s largest and most diverse buyers’ art and contemporary craft show is coming to York.

Ryedale attraction is on the right tracks

York Press:

1:07pm Tuesday 23rd August 2016

A MINIATURE railway is the latest addition to an award-winning farm shop and café which has evolved from a pick-your-own soft fruit site to an attractive eco-friendly cedar-clad building.

Twin strands to firm’s progress

York Press: PureNet logo

8:54am Tuesday 23rd August 2016

A YORK-BASED ecommerce specialist has its eyes on two prizes at The Press Business Awards 2016.

York-based housebuilder Persimmon reveals strong half-year results despite Brexit

York Press:

8:24am Tuesday 23rd August 2016

YORK-BASED national housebuilder Persimmon has today announced strong half-year results - despite the impact of Brexit.

Going for growth in a fast-changing market

York Press: The team at Synergy

7:42am Tuesday 23rd August 2016

A FIRM enjoying “unprecedented growth as one the UK’s leading automotive and finance credit brokers which offers vehicle leasing and contract hire to business and personal clients” is vying for victory in The Press Business Awards.

Combining heritage with innovation

York Press: Logo for Mullen & Mullen

8:51am Monday 22nd August 2016

COMBINING innovation and tradition is a York business which brings together the worlds of bespoke tailoring and digital marketing.

High standards and highly motivated team

York Press: Little Green Rascals Nursery image

7:22am Monday 22nd August 2016

A VENTURE which runs organic children’s day nurseries in York serving more than 600 families is bidding for the Employer of the Year and Achievement Through People titles at The Press Business Awards.

New hosting model

York Press: . Left to Right, James Cowan (Support Analyst), Nick Fox (Technical Director), Dan Townend (Systems Administrator), Ian Gill (Commercial Director).

6:20am Monday 22nd August 2016

A COMPANY committed to provide better, faster hosting and advanced internet technology linked with good client communications is vying for Technology Business and Small Business of the Year in The Press Business Awards 2016.

CPP’s performance is described as 'solid’ as revenue falls

York Press: The CPP office in Holgate Park in York.Picture : Garry Atkinson (47504833)

6:23am Friday 19th August 2016

THE new boss of York-based CPP said it produced “a solid underlying performance” in the first half of the year despite drops in revenue and operating profit.

Scaling the peaks for children's hospice

York Press: From left, Chris Weathers from Wates, John Haigh from Martin House, and Dave Wingfield from Wates.

8:53am Friday 19th August 2016

GENEROUS employees took part in a gruelling challenge to raise more than £8,000 for Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Powerhouse push on key priorities

York Press: Lord Bob Kerslake

8:10am Friday 19th August 2016

THE UK Northern Powerhouse Conference has appointed an advisory board of leading figures in the fields of business and public services to help it drive forwards its plans for supporting significant growth in the northern economy.

Celebrating a £6m success for clients in only three months

York Press: Garbutt+Elliott’s capital allowances team: (L-R) Jeremy Oliver, Rob Durrant-Walker, Angela Mikola and Adrian Widdowson

7:17am Friday 19th August 2016

A NEW service at a York accountancy firm has helped eight of its clients claim tax allowances worth a total of £6 million within the first three months of its launch.

6 new food businesses for Monks Cross as part of £15m facelift

York Press:

2:00am Thursday 18th August 2016

A NEW furniture showroom and six catering units form part of a proposed £15 million revamp that is set to bring 100 jobs and change the look of a York shopping park.

Chief’s ‘passion for excellence’

York Press: Tracey Smith

9:09am Thursday 18th August 2016

A CHIEF executive with “a passion for excellence” is in the running for an accolade at the region’s premier awards for enterprise.

‘Simple solution’ helps to prevent infection

York Press: Digital Missives

7:16am Thursday 18th August 2016

A SOFTWARE specialist which has devised a simple and cost-effective way to prevent infection from Legionnaire’s Disease is a contender for the Technology title at The Press Business Awards.

Reaching out to all

York Press: Children at Energi Trampoline Park

5:41am Thursday 18th August 2016

A LEISURE company which is reaching out to York people whose needs “are not being met by most mainstream providers” is bidding to win the Socially Responsible Business title at The Press Business Awards.

York provides platform for debate by northern transport leaders

York Press: John Cridland

5:39am Wednesday 17th August 2016

YORK is to provide a platform for leaders of top transport organisations to discuss how meaningful relationships and collaboration have helped them rise to the challenges and opportunities facing the northern economy.

Agencies appointed to new roles

York Press: Logo for William's Den

11:07am Wednesday 17th August 2016

THE Wrapped Agency, based near Selby, has been taken on by William’s Den, a £3 million children’s play adventure opening next spring near North Cave, East Yorkshire.

East Yorkshire firm’s aid for event to boost charity

York Press: Shaun Searley and his chicken burger

10:57am Wednesday 17th August 2016

AN EAST Yorkshire poultry producer has sponsored a global humanitarian charity for a major fundraiser in London.

Ventures are flocking for market town's revival

York Press: Talbot Yard Malton

10:47am Wednesday 17th August 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire market town with a focus on food is proving its community can support new business growth.

A history of success based on hire standards

York Press: Elvington Plant Hire

10:44am Wednesday 17th August 2016

A PLANT and tool hire and sales company which has been trading for more than 40 years has its sights on two titles at The Press Business Awards.

On their bike to boost hospice cash

York Press: 1.	Managing Director, Suzanne Burnett with Eamonn Byrne and Chris Farbridge from Castle Employment at the finish line of their fundraising tandem bike ride at Castle’s 50th Anniversary party which raised more than £4000 for St Catherine’s Hospice.

10:16am Wednesday 17th August 2016

A BIKE ride challenge boosted a North Yorkshire firm’s charity fundraising as it celebrated its 50th birthday.

Apprentice delighted by awards win

York Press: Joanne Woolley

9:44am Wednesday 17th August 2016

JOANNE Woolley, pictured, a marketing and PR trainee with the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, based in York, has won the sales and marketing category at the Microsoft Apprentice of the Year awards.

Awards contender that keeps an eye on technology and innovation

York Press: Optix logo

9:18am Wednesday 17th August 2016

A YORK retail optician’s quest to find suitable software led to the birth of a whole new venture which is bidding for the Technology Business of the Year title at The Press Business Awards.

Appointments

York Press: Richard Smeaton

9:08am Wednesday 17th August 2016

YORK life sciences business OptiBiotix Health plc which is developing compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and skin care, has announced the appointment of Luis Gosalbez as director of business development.

Hub helps to find workers who can fill childcare roles

York Press: Ruth Newton

8:55am Wednesday 17th August 2016

AN ENTERPRISE described by its founder as a new innovation in the recruitment industry is vying for a very appropriate title at The Press Business Awards 2016.

‘Soft skills’ beat exam grades at job interviews

York Press: A young boy revising for his exams at home. Picture credit: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

7:38am Wednesday 17th August 2016

A SURVEY suggests nine in ten employers in Yorkshire believe job-seekers should focus on soft skills just as much as their grades and that a quarter of businesses look at a candidate’s social media profile to gauge their personality.

Love’s on the cards

York Press: He Loves launch

7:37am Wednesday 17th August 2016

YORK’S Lord Mayor joined the party at the launch of an exclusive membership club for men - mirroring an existing one for women.

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What can we learn from baboons?

York Press: Please could you scan in for business? Ed Reid, The Alternative Board

8:36am Wednesday 24th August 2016

with Ed Reid, owner of The Alternative Board

Leading from the top – why managing risk should start in the board room

York Press: Gavin Leatherbarrow

6:19am Wednesday 17th August 2016

with Gavin Leatherbarrow, head of risk management at Ford Risk Management


Gary Brothers, partner at Independent Tax, based near Selby

York Press: Gary Brothers

7:20am Wednesday 24th August 2016

GARY Brothers is the managing partner of Independent Tax, a specialist HMRC disputes and tax investigation business based on the Brackenholme Business Park, near Selby.

Ross and Tracy Macdonald, managing director and finance director of the Upton Group

York Press: TWO AT THE TOP: Upton Group managing director, Ross Macdonald and his wife Tracy, who is finance director and daughter of the company’s founder, Alec Upton.

6:40am Wednesday 17th August 2016

A MARRIED couple hold key roles in the largest vending machine, refreshment systems and artisan coffee company in North Yorkshire.