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Excellent start for Persimmon

York Press: Persimmon.

3:23pm Thursday 27th April 2017

“THE resilience of the UK economy” and its “disciplined approach to mortgage lending” have laid the foundations for an “excellent” performance by York housebuilder Persimmon.

Approval of Drax deal

York Press: Dorothy Thompson, chief executive of the Drax Group

12:16pm Thursday 27th April 2017

DRAX has completed the $35.4 million takeover of a US biomass pellet producer as part of plans to self supply its North Yorkshire power station.

York firm wins deal to supply peas to Japan

York Press: Pictured in the production area at JE Hartley Ltd, Thorganby York, where stringent hygiene measures apply, are: JE Hartley general manager, John Pick; sales account manager, Hayley Dowlen and Chamber International senior export adviser, David Attia

6:00am Thursday 27th April 2017

A FAMILY run frozen food specialist has secured a major Far East contract to supply vegetables to global food giant Heinz in Japan.

International award nomination for York shop

York Press:

5:00am Wednesday 26th April 2017

A YORK shop has been shortlisted for a major international award.

Family egg firm steps up production

York Press: Nick Chippindale

2:46pm Wednesday 26th April 2017

A FAMILY firm has stepped up production at its Yorkshire packing centre by a million eggs a week to meet growing demand from retailers.

Latest appointments

York Press: Garbutt + Elliott - Laura Masheder and Russell Turner

12:00pm Wednesday 26th April 2017

YORK accountancy practice Garbutt + Elliott has announced the promotion of Laura Masheder to a director role.

Estate agent unlocks larger offices

York Press: Lancaster Samms has expanded by taking on the entire building where it previously only occupied 1 floor. Is also celebrating five years in business and taking on more staff  Picture Frank Dwyer.

9:00am Wednesday 26th April 2017

AN independent York estate agency founded in the midst of recession is expanding five years later as it take over an additional three storeys and grows its team.

Construction to start shortly on £8 million power plant

York Press: Beth Margets

8:00am Wednesday 26th April 2017

CONSTRUCTION of an £8 million energy plant in North Yorkshire could soon get underway following completion of a deal for a development site at a former coal mine.

European role for Kings boss

York Press: Charlie Simpson Daniel, left, the new Managing Director of New World Foods Europe, with Don Nisbet the Global CEO

6:00am Wednesday 26th April 2017

THE founder of the UK’s fastest growing meat snack venture has been appointed to head the European division of the company that bought his brand just over two years ago.

More than 140 jobs facing axe at Nestle - unions react with anger

York Press:

1:06pm Tuesday 25th April 2017

NESTLE is looking at plans to cut 143 jobs at is York factory.

Drug developers

York Press: The National Agri-Food Innovation Campus

6:06pm Tuesday 25th April 2017

UP TO 30 laboratory jobs are coming to York as global drug development business Covance expands its cancer fighting work in North Yorkshire.

Heavy player in weight loss

York Press: Optibiotix chief executive Stephen O'Hara.

12:50pm Tuesday 25th April 2017

FIVE years of scientific research and development into weight management products by a York company have come to fruition as the firm reports “significant progress” in the first stages of commercialisation.

Brewery seeks £7,000 for takeaway beer club

York Press: The new bar at the Brass Castle Brewery in Malton. Picture David Harrison..

6:00am Monday 24th April 2017

TAKEAWAY beer could soon be an option for visitors to a new North Yorkshire pub as its brewery embarks on a £7,000 crowdfunding campaign to buy the region’s first “Crowler”.

Royal award hat-trick for Bettys & Taylors

York Press: Kenyan school children planting a tree as part of Bettys & Taylors Trees for Life project work in Kenya. Picture by Jonathan Gregson.

6:00am Friday 21st April 2017

WORK by North Yorkshire’s most famous tea producer to ensure sustainable sourcing has earned the company royal recognition as it is named among the recipients of this year’s Queen’s Awards.

PICTURES: First look inside York's new bar and restaurant in huge former furniture shop

York Press: INterior pics of Cosy Club in Fossgate.Pic Nigel Holland

9:13am Thursday 20th April 2017

A FORMER furniture shop and cinema will reopen to the public in a completely new guise today.

M& S set to close store in York

York Press: Monks Cross views.Pic Nigel Holland

9:46am Thursday 20th April 2017

MARKS & Spencer is planning to shut a York store as part of a wider closure scheme nationwide.

Ivy brasserie plan for York

York Press: Blacks store ,St Helen's Square, York  Picture Frank Dwyer.

4:00am Thursday 20th April 2017

AN OFFSHOOT of the prestigious Ivy restaurant in London could soon open in York.

Investment in capacity lets Paragon grow

York Press: Paragon Entertainment (56083494)

3:27pm Thursday 20th April 2017

RISING profits of more than 90 per cent have been reported at York attraction creator Paragon Entertainment after a year spent investing in capacity for the future.

Tesco eyes up sale of opticians

York Press: File photo dated 01/08/12 of a sign for a Tesco store, as the supermarket has said it will pay 12 million US dollars (£8 million) to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from an accounting scandal that rocked the supermarket last year. PRESS ASSOCIAT

10:00am Thursday 20th April 2017

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has announced it is to sell its in-store optician business in to Vision Express.

Food businesses invited to tuck in to workshops

York Press: Stimulating Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector

9:00am Thursday 20th April 2017

BUSINESSES in the food sector are being invited to a series of workshops and masterclasses alongside an opportunity to access to £5,000 for research and development.

York dental tools sold to new market in Asia

York Press: Integumen's laboratory at Sand Hutton, near York

6:00am Thursday 20th April 2017

DENTAL equipment created at laboratories in York is to be sold in South Korea as Integumen secures its first supply agreement in Asia.

New finance boss for York credit insurer

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

4:00pm Wednesday 19th April 2017

A NEW chief financial officer has been appointed at York credit card insurer CPP after the last in post walked out amid losses of £1.9 million.

Lawyers moves after 25 years

York Press: Forsyth House

12:30pm Wednesday 19th April 2017

A YORK law firm is relocating following more than 25 years in the city centre after investing almost £1 million in premises at Monks Cross.

Sticky talk at professional dinner event

York Press: Fraser Doherty

11:16am Wednesday 19th April 2017

THE entrepreneur who was the youngest ever major supermarket supplier has been named as the guest speaker at this year York Professionals annual dinner.

Firm’s diamond deal

York Press: Hoseshop’s Mick Shakespeare in his Harrogate premises with some of the hoses and couplings supplied to a diamond mine in Angola.

10:00am Wednesday 19th April 2017

A FAMILY-run North Yorkshire business has just dispatched its largest order - nearly three miles of hoses to a diamond mine in Angola.

“Pop up” was just the ticket

York Press: George Welton and Lucy Mardon at York railway station with the new Brown and Blond ‘pop up’ shop.

9:00am Wednesday 19th April 2017

A YOUNG baker is on track with expansion plans for his business after the success of a pop up shop at York railway station.

National tender goes to York security firm

York Press: From left Andy Legg (Cleaning Operative), John Nicoll (Cleaning Operative), Carl Nickson (Director at Eboracum), Deborah O'Donnell (Centre Manager at Vangarde Shopping Park), Carl Bailey (Facilities Support Manager) and Mike Altoft (Facilities Support

6:00am Wednesday 19th April 2017

YORK’S £90 million shopping park has turned to local suppliers following a national search for security services.

House building plans for York still in limbo two years on

York Press:

4:00am Tuesday 18th April 2017

A CRUCIAL development plan setting out plans for new houses in York is still in limbo two years after new parties took control of the council.

Buzz created as firm expands

York Press: Pictured at the opening of the new Beeline Broadband offices at Brawby Grange, are Technical Director Glen Garrett, left, Sales and Communications Manager Selwyn Jones and local MP Kevin Hollinrake, right, with staff and friends. Picture David Harrison..

9:00am Tuesday 18th April 2017

AN expanding broadband business has opened a new “hive” of offices.

Refurb and fresh name for York bar

York Press:

5:00am Monday 17th April 2017

A GRADE II listed bar in York city centre has reopened under a new name after undergoing a £1.1million refurbishment.

47 new jobs at York’s fifth Travelodge hotel

York Press: Exterior of new Travelodge in Layerthorpe  Picture Frank Dwyer.

5:00am Monday 17th April 2017

TRAVELODGE has begun recruiting 47 members of staff as it prepares to open its fifth hotel in York this summer.

Stomping in to retailers

York Press: From left, Jim Coleman and Andrew Malcher of High Street TV with Gordon Black and Elefoot

9:00am Friday 14th April 2017

THE NORTH Yorkshire retailer famed for bringing renowned juicer NutriBullet to the market is launching a new product to tackle household waste problems after teaming up with its inventor.

Thousands of new jobs set at former colliery site

York Press:

12:27pm Thursday 13th April 2017

THOUSANDS of new jobs could be brought to North Yorkshire, with the redevelopment of a former colliery.

Pavers takes on Brantano sites

York Press: Pavers Office

2:45pm Thursday 13th April 2017

YORK based global footwear retailer Pavers has expanded its UK store portfolio after buying four shoe shops from the beleaguered Brantano brand.

New owners at golf club

York Press: The KP Club

9:00am Thursday 13th April 2017

A GOLF club and holiday lodge resort near Pocklington has been acquired by the fourth largest operator of holiday parks in the UK.

Hunters on the expansion path

York Press: The Hunters board, back row from left Dean Fielding and Martin Robinson, and front from left Harry Hill, Glynis Frew, Kevin Hollinrake and Ed Jones.

6:00am Thursday 13th April 2017

YORK estate agency group Hunters has unlocked a 31 per cent rise in pre tax profits pushing the firm closer to the £2 million mark.

Latest appointments

York Press: Judy Lankester, Mark Day and Andrew Gowar at Langleys Solicitors

10:00am Wednesday 12th April 2017

A YORK legal firm has strengthened its private law division with the appointment of two experienced professionals.

Extreme sports adventurer buckles in as face of Twisted

York Press: Sean Conway with Land Rover at Twisted in Thirsk

9:00am Wednesday 12th April 2017

EXTREME endurance adventurer Sean Conway has joined Twisted as the Thirsk-based company’s latest ambassador, as he continues his preparations for his world record attempt to cycle the 8,500-mile route around the coast of Australia.

Ethics in the spotlight with new York award

York Press: From left, Dave Harrison from the Centre for Assessment, Phil Thorn of Hiscox and Bethan Vincent of Bright Ethics

6:00am Wednesday 12th April 2017

SPECIALIST insurer Hiscox is the first business to be awarded a new certification by York-based venture Bright Ethics for its outstanding commitment to ethical and responsible business practice in its York office.

TV show drops in at sawmill

York Press: Tony Robinson, presenter of Coast To Coast, with Emma Woods, owner of Duncombe Sawmill

6:00am Tuesday 11th April 2017

A HELMSLEY business and the North York Moors National Park will be the stars of the show during an upcoming episode of a new TV programme hosted by Tony Robinson.

Boost in new orders for region's businesses

York Press: Embargoed to 0001 Saturday April 1..File photo dated 18/09/12 of bank notes and coins. The pay of younger workers has not kept pace with rising living costs despite increases in minimum wage rates, a study has found. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: S

5:00am Monday 10th April 2017

FIRMS across the region enjoyed an increase in new orders during March, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

Two-metre high animals to line Tour de Yorkshire route

York Press:

11:00am Sunday 9th April 2017

TWO-metre high Yorkshire animals and birds will line part of the route of the Tour de Yorkshire between Pocklington and Malton.

Rural businesses awards scheme

York Press: Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking.

6:00am Friday 7th April 2017

RURAL businesses in the York area are being encouraged to enter an awards scheme aimed specifically at them.

New service to tackle racism

York Press: David Leckie

6:00am Friday 7th April 2017

A NEW service is being launched by a York firm to help employers uncover racism in their workplace - amid warnings that the problem has worsened in the wake of the Brexit referendum.

New jobs pledge by York company

York Press: Stuart Paver

4:00am Thursday 6th April 2017

A YORK-BASED global footwear company says a bid for an ailing retail chain was a clear sign of its plans to expand in the UK and abroad.

Tech firm in top 100

York Press: Staff at Nitesite.

6:00am Thursday 6th April 2017

Rugby star at network event

York Press: From left, Mike Everitt, Fraser Macdonald, Charlie Simpson Daniel, Michael Goodwin, Emma Smailes and Lorraine Walker

5:00am Thursday 6th April 2017

MORE than 70 businesses were inspired by a former sportsman with a winning knack for starting up enterprises at a new networking event held at a major visitor attraction near York.

Publishing success

York Press: National railway IOIC North

6:00am Tuesday 4th April 2017

Autohorn Group invests in Bristol based waste management company

York Press:

5:02pm Monday 3rd April 2017

A YORK-based business has linked up with an environmental company and promised new jobs for the city.

York medical lawyer re-accredited

York Press: Andrew Cragg

6:00am Monday 3rd April 2017

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The cost of unrated insurers

York Press: Zach Gray.

9:00am Wednesday 19th April 2017

Is it worth risking the security of your organisation by saving a few pounds on your insurance premiums?

Term time holidays – recent changes in the law

York Press:

10:41am Monday 10th April 2017

Jeremy Scott, Head of Regulatory at Lupton Fawcett, comments upon a recent High Court decision which changes the way ‘regular attendance’ is considered.


Insuring expansion

York Press: David Fryer, managing director JMG Townends

12:02pm Wednesday 1st March 2017

AS MANAGING director of JMG Townends insurance brokers, David Fryer is leading a mission to focus on local business growth after the joint venture between Townends Chartered Accountants and insurance broker JM Glendinning, relocated to York in 2015 from headquarters in Guiseley.

Boss unlocks terror

York Press: Stuart Jarman, General Manager – The York Dungeon

3:47pm Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Stuart Jarman, general manager – The York Dungeon