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Italian restaurant re-opens under new management

York Press: Gepetto's Italian restaurant in Helmsley which has re-opened under the new management    Picture: David Harrison

11:03am Thursday 11th February 2016

AN Italian restaurant has re-opened its doors under new management in a North Yorkshire market town.

Ironmonger finally finds his apprentice

York Press: Flintoft's Ironmongers in Pickering have a new apprentice. Pictured is apprentice James Fenwick, left, with John Flintoft and the key for Thornton-le-Dale parish church that James hand cut. Picture: David Harrison.

10:02am Thursday 11th February 2016

TRADITIONAL skills are to be passed down from one generation to the next after a Pickering ironmonger finally found an apprentice.

Sisters fulfil career dream with opening of new nursery

York Press: wistow twins dream realised when they open a new childrens nursery in the village next month. Picture by eric foster (55332327)

9:03am Thursday 11th February 2016

A PAIR of twins from the North Yorkshire will realise their dream when they open a children's nursery next month.

Major fundraising campaign launched for flood-hit attraction

York Press:

6:50am Thursday 11th February 2016

THE JORVIK Viking Centre is launching a massive fundraising campaign and will take exhibitions on tour around the city while the flood-hit attraction is being rebuilt this year.

Veterinary medicine specialist targets overseas growth after rising revenues surpass the £7 million mark

York Press: Iain Meneer, chief executive of Animalcare (53114457)

6:10am Thursday 11th February 2016

YORK veterinary medicine group Animalcare is setting its sights on overseas growth after posting a 2.7 per cent rise in revenues to £7.11 million.

York chocolate maker celebrates 10 years in business

York Press: Staff shot of  ChocAffair in York as it reaches its 10th anniversary       Picture Frank Dwyer. (54857668)

9:03am Wednesday 10th February 2016

BUSINESS editor Laura Knowlson visits York-based chocolate maker Choc Affair as it celebrates its first decade in business.

York city centre retail units sold in £24 million deal

York Press: Rose portfolio - York (55436251)

4:02pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

TWO city centre retail premises in York have been sold as part of a wider property portfolio acquired for £24 million.

Couple take over haulage firm in management buy out deal

York Press: Sumo Heavy Haulage (55427574)

2:04pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

A YORK haulage company is under new ownership following the completion of a management buy out.

Brewery visit in support of calls for beer duty cuts

York Press: From left, Nigel Adams MP and Frederic Landtmeters (55364393)

12:02pm Wednesday 10th February 2016

AN initiative to raise support among MPs for the UK's brewing industry has seen a North Yorkshire brewery showcase its operations creating some of the country's best known beers.

250 business apply for workspace in Hiscox's new £19 million offices

York Press: Preview of Hiscox building in York  ahead of official opening on Wednesday. Picture Frank Dwyer. (47894598)

10:30am Wednesday 10th February 2016

BUSINESSES have been pitching for workspace in Hiscox's new £19 million York offices after more than 250 people signed up for the insurance firm's Business Club.

Latest appointments

York Press: Carolynn Peace (right) welcomes Michelle Crowhurst and Jo Randall to Berwins (55403643)

8:02am Wednesday 10th February 2016

HARROGATE law firm Berwins has boosted its residential property team with the appointment of two new associate directors.

Delight at news of reprieve for 235 power plant workers after Eggborough signs back-up power deal

York Press: Eggborough power station.

6:12am Wednesday 10th February 2016

A NEW deal has secured a 12-month lease of life for Eggborough Power Station bringing an extra year of employment for 235 workers.

New report: Increased visitor numbers from France and Germany drive York tourism surge

York Press:

12:10am Tuesday 9th February 2016

YORK'S hotels have reported their highest annual average occupancy rate as latest figures reveal a record breaking year.

York restaurant shuts... to make way for new eatery and cocktail bar

York Press:

6:00am Tuesday 9th February 2016

ONE of York's best known Spanish tapas bars and restaurants has closed its doors for the last time.

York factory held up as leading light in drive to boost UK productivity

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

10:32am Tuesday 9th February 2016

EXAMPLES of working practice in York are to be used to help increase UK productivity.

Sales manager in line for double awards after success at Group wide event

York Press: Steve Lee receiving the ‘Parts Manager of the Year’ award from Vertu Motors CEO, Robert Forrester (55253115)

9:02am Tuesday 9th February 2016

THE UK's fifth largest motor retailer has awarded a national title to North Yorkshire-based parts manager Steve Lee.

York to host UK's largest tourism conference in latest boost to flood-hit industry

York Press: Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Gary Verity (55256500)

6:12am Tuesday 9th February 2016

YORK is to host the UK's biggest tourism conference with 1,000 people set to visit the city from across the region.

235 power plant workers receive year of reprieve in new deal for Eggborough

York Press:

10:34am Tuesday 9th February 2016

A NEW deal has secured a 12-month lease of life for Eggborough Power Station bringing an extra year of employment for 235 workers.

York law firm named as one of only 20 in UK to receive accreditation for staff training

York Press: Angus Houston (55054632)

10:02am Monday 8th February 2016

A YORK law firm has become one of only 20 in the UK to receive accreditation from a wealth planning association in recognition of its professional development.

Share placing secures £1 million for product development at Optibiotix

York Press: Optibiotix chief executive Stephen O'Hara (55051320)

9:02am Monday 8th February 2016

A SHARE placing has raised £1 million for a York company as works to develop products to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Trio of new businesses vying to retain York's crown in national competition

York Press: The Press Business Awards 2015. New Business of the Year Award winner Podfit. Neil Owen receives the award from Tracey Smith of York Science Park. Picture David Harrison. (55036503)

6:03am Monday 8th February 2016

AN award-winning personal fitness business is shaping up for further award success after being selected to help York retain its crown in a national competition.

Restaurant owner launches legal bid against new pub in Micklegate

York Press: The Rattle Owl restaurant and shop in Micklegate Picture: David Harrison

3:17pm Friday 5th February 2016

THE owner of an independent restaurant has launched a legal bid to stop an international craft beer company opening a pub in York city centre.

Car valeting business moves after 30 years as part of expansion under new ownership

York Press: Kleen-Kar has moved from Foss Islands Road after 30 years into bigger premises in Layerthorpe and has taken on three new members of staff after being taken over in October last year by new owners (l-r) Billy , James , Matthew Pirrie (Manager), Muzzy Altin

9:03am Friday 5th February 2016

A YORK plumber is turning on the taps at his latest business venture as he moves a car valeting firm to larger premises and takes on more staff.

Beef breeder hoping to tuck into mentoring and advertising opportunity to grow the Yorkshire Wagyu brand nationwide

York Press: Jonathan Shepherd, co-founder of Yorkshire Wagyu (54895724)

6:08am Friday 5th February 2016

YORKSHIRE farmers who are working to become the UK's largest of supplier of Japanese-beef breed Wagyu are hoping to grow their brand with help from Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden.

'York - the original city adventure' - new £1 million tourism campaign unveiled

York Press: A view of York Minster. Pic Nigel Holland. (34522033)

11:44am Thursday 4th February 2016

A BRAND new marketing campaign dubbing York the "original city adventure" for holidaymakers is to launch.

Frozen food distributor ready to move forward with 110,000sq ft extension plans

York Press: Keith (left) and Marcus Boardall (54777411)

9:02am Thursday 4th February 2016

EXPANSION is on the horizon for a North Yorkshire food distribution business after planning permission was granted for a 110,000sq ft extension of one of its cold stores.

Meatball firm rolls in for a chance of Dragons Den mentoring

York Press: David, left, and Gareth Atkinson, founders and directors of The Yorkshire Meatball Co. (54753552)

6:11am Thursday 4th February 2016

A MEATBALL restaurant brand which opened its first franchise in York and is now in talks over a Saudi Arabian branch is the first of three businesses representing the city in a national competition.

French businessman buys city centre Mexican restaurant

York Press: From left, Simon Crack, Head of Hethertons Business Support Unit and Jessica Roberts, Head of Corporate Law at Hethertons, have helped Fabrice Villoutreix acquire Fiesta Latina. (54628108)

1:02pm Wednesday 3rd February 2016

AN INDEPENDENT Mexican restaurant in York's city centre has been bought by a French businessman with assistance from local law firm Hethertons.

Portakabin division gives new life to recycled buildings

York Press: Youth in Romsey chairman, Councillor Ian Hibberd; Hampshire County Council leader, councillor Roy Perry; and leader of Test Valley Borough Council, councillor Ian Carr. (54546049)

11:35am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

WORK has started on a £500,000 contract to supply refurbished portable building for use as a new youth centre in Hampshire.

York chef prepares for first restaurant opening in home city

York Press: niel bentinck skosh (54471989)

10:02am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

TWO years of planning is about to come to fruition for a York chef as he prepares for the opening of his first independent restaurant in the city.

Promotion sees new MD take the reins at shredding specialist in move towards £10 million sales

York Press: Marcus Brew (54622933)

9:03am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

YORK industrial shredding specialist UNTHA UK has appointed a new managing director as the firm closes in on a sales target of £10 million.

Latest appointments

York Press: Royal York Hotel general manager Richard Mansell, left, and food  beverage manager Will Harper in the hotel's new Garden Room (54597782)

8:02am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

THE Royal York Hotel has started the new year with the appointment of two key senior leaders to the team as the business completes of major renovation and refurbishment of the main hotel building, and the launch of a new Garden Room.

Engagement is needed to ensure tangible benefits from Northern Powerhouse claims York's business leaders

York Press: Chancellor George Osborne unveiling the Northern Powerhouse plan in May last year.

6:12am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

BUSINESS leaders in York say they are eager to engage with the Northern Powerhouse agenda in the hope of achieving tangible results as new research reveals only half of small firms in the North believe the initiative will have a positive impact on their business.

Portakabin lands £5.6 million contract for first phase of a seven-school construction project

York Press: Yorkon Pyrford School artists impression (54437521)

6:05am Tuesday 2nd February 2016

THE manufacturing of school buildings in York for sites across the country is gathering pace as Portakabin ties down a £5.6 million contract for the first phase of a seven-school scheme.

York professor takes leading role in Northern research partnership

York Press: Vice-Chancellor of York University Professor Koen Lamberts.

9:02am Tuesday 2nd February 2016

A RESEARCH body set up to promote academic findings for the benefit of business innovation has appointed the University of York's vice chancellor to chair its board of directors.

"We're going to Barbados" - workforce treated to Caribbean trip to mark firm's anniversary

York Press: York travel business The Group Company is celebrating its 10th anniversary by taking all its staff to Barbados  Picture Frank Dwyer. (53462860)

7:00am Wednesday 27th January 2016

TEN years in business is being marked by a York travel company with an 8,000 mile round trip to a tropical island for its 32 staff.

Boutique bakery opens third site in York

York Press: Patisserie Valerie (54390958)

12:32pm Monday 1st February 2016

TWENTY-five new jobs have been created as boutique bakery brand Patisserie Valerie opens at York Designer Outlet.

Leaving EU would be a "leap in the dark" for agricultural industry

York Press: Left, Prof Wyn Grant of the Farmer Scientist Network, and right, Nigel Pulling, chief executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (54252637)

9:02am Monday 1st February 2016

LEAVING the EU would be a "leap in the dark" for the UK's agricultural industries, according to a farming professor speaking in North Yorkshire.

Prince hosted at two historic buildings brought back to life by York firm

York Press: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall take a seat on stage during their visit to Wilton's Music Hall in London, which has been restored by York-based William Anelay. Photo credit: Alastair Grant/PA Wire

6:04am Monday 1st February 2016

THE chairman of York-based building restoration specialist William Anelay has showcased his firm's work to royalty twice in as many days as Prince Charles visited two of the company's projects last week.

Fusco family nets another site for expanding fish and chip shop portfolio

York Press: The Fusco family – left to right, Raymond Fusco, Stuart Fusco, Adrian Fusco, Maria Sheldon (sister), Alex Fusco (Stuart’s son), and Carol Fusco (54138692)

9:04am Friday 29th January 2016

A FAMILY family-run fish and chip business is expanding with the opening of a new takeaway shop on the North Yorkshire coast.

Business urged not to shy away from China as York firms flourish in the far east

York Press: Construction is underway at Taishan Nuclear Power Project in China, using cleats supplied by Ellis Patents at Rillington (54130229)

6:06am Friday 29th January 2016

BUSINESSES in York are being encouraged not shy away from exporting to China following reports of its economic crisis as local firms continue to flourish in the Far East.

Work starts on hotel's £9.5 million spa extension

York Press: Rudding Park

10:03am Thursday 28th January 2016

WORK has started on a £9.5 million spa extension at an award-winning North Yorkshire hotel.

York logs in to TechNorth initiative

York Press: From left, Peter Cowling, professor of Computer Science at the University of York; Jae Beavers, Digital City Assistant at City Of York Council; Stuart Goulden of York City of Media Arts; Mark Fordyce, managing director of York Data Services; Emma Brassing

9:02am Thursday 28th January 2016

YORK is to be recognised on the Government funded northern digital growth initiative TechNorth after the city's technology-based business demonstrated their successes in the sector.

Hunters to net 32 per cent rise in turnover in first public annual results

York Press: ( front ), Hunters MD, Kevin Hollinrake and Director Glynis Frew with members of staff at Hunters new offices in Heworth, York   Piccture Frank Dwyer (39388253)

6:07am Thursday 28th January 2016

YORK estate agency group Hunters has announced it is expecting to post a 32 per cent rise in turnover to £12 million in its first annual results as a public company.

New challenges ahead for business support as 30 year anniversary is celebrated by former York Business Advice Centre

York Press:

10:52am Wednesday 27th January 2016

BUSINESS editor Laura Knowlson takes a look at three decades of advocating entrepreneurialism in the region as Business Support York and North Yorkshire celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Latest appointments

York Press: Colin Newbury (53829502)

9:03am Wednesday 27th January 2016

A BUS industry professional with almost 30 years in the sector has been appointed operations director for local bus operator, Stagecoach North East.

Medical technology created in York closer to global brand status following German joint venture

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

8:05am Wednesday 27th January 2016

AN "important milestone" has been marked by York medical science company Tissue Regenix as a new joint venture a with German firm sees licences for its transplant technology granted for the first time in the EU.

FLOODS: How York businesses are fighting back

York Press:

6:00am Tuesday 26th January 2016

CAFES, shops, pubs, estate agencies and tourist attractions in York city centre are beginning to get back on their feet after devastating flooding from both the Ouse and the Foss.

Digital entrepreneur hires fashion specialist to boost new retail focussed venture

York Press: Richard Hatfield, pictured when working for York fashion brand Coggles in 2007

10:02am Tuesday 26th January 2016

AN award winning young entrepreneur who founded a creative digital agency in York has appointed an online fashion specialist to help grow his latest retail focussed venture.

Estate agent unlocks the secret to national award success

York Press: The Chris Clubley team at the Relocation Network Agent awards (53611772)

9:02am Tuesday 26th January 2016

A NATIONAL award has been claimed for a third consecutive year by North Yorkshire and East Riding estate agent Chris Clubley & Co.

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"Small firms need to be able access affordable flood insurance" by Emma Smailes, Federation of Small Business's northern senior development manager

York Press: Emma Smailes (55369001)

9:04am Wednesday 10th February 2016

Sadly 2015 did not end happily for many business who, like many members of the Federation of Small Businesses, were once again blighted by floods.

Decline in family mediation is a cause for concern - by Nicki Mitchell, of Lupton Fawcett Denison Till Solicitors

9:02am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Recent statistics highlight that there has been a decline in the number of separating couples using Family Mediation as a way of settling disputes. This is a cause for concern and indicates that many couples are deciding to try and resolve issues, which can often involve those of a complex financial nature, themselves.


Lesley Buxton, director Yorvale Ice Cream

York Press: Lesley Buxton (55395172)

9:04am Wednesday 10th February 2016

ONE half of the husband and wife duo behind York's own ice cream brand Yorvale, Lesley Buxton was born in 1961 in York and is the second eldest in family of six boys and two girls.

Richard Flanagan, director Flanagan James property consultants

York Press: Richard Flanagan

9:02am Wednesday 3rd February 2016

PROPERTY expert Richard Flanagan plays an active role in York's business community, representing the property sector on a wide range of boards and organisations.