York building firm celebrates 140 years and five generations

York Press: IN THE FAMILY: Fourth generation family member Chris Birch, chairman of William Birch & Sons.

1:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A FIFTH generation building and restoration contractor which survived both World Wars is celebrating its 140th anniversary in York.

York reaches final stages of European innovation challenge

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9:03am Thursday 24th April 2014

YORK has reached the finals of a European competition intended to inspire innovative solutions to urban challenges.

Drax in legal fight with Government

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1:22pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DRAX Power Station has confirmed it is taking legal action against the Government after it backed out of biomass conversion funding.

Bus manufacturer on a roll with second big order

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1:21pm Thursday 24th April 2014

BUS manufacturer Optare has won its second £3 million plus order this month after being tasked with supplying 17 electric vehicles fo Nottingham City Council.

Water firm taps into cricket club deal

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1:21pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HARROGATE Spring Water has signed a deal with Yorkshire County Cricket Club to become the team’s official bottled water partner.

Plans discussed for future of York's rail industry

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12:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YORK'S rail industry is set to be bolstered by a new cluster organisation made up of businesses and educators in the sector to promote the city's rail offering.

Council launches inaugural business awards

York Press: Cllr Mark Robson is pictured with Christian Parker – one of Hambletons Business Apprentices from Dales Of Thirsk who are designing and making the awards

12:38pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HAMBLETON District Council is launching its first ever business awards.

Bank agrees first of its kind deal with Drax

York Press: A biomass storage silo at Drax Power Station, near Selby

12:38pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DRAX Group has completed an £80 million deal with Lloyds Bank for what has been described as a "first of its kind" receivables purchasing facility for renewable energy.

Generator firm powers ahead with acquisition

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12:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SCARBOROUGH based generator and power supplier has made its first acquisition since it completed its management buyout in 2012.

Design agency expands team in fifth year

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12:35pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YORK digital agency Plump has celebrated its fifth birthday by welcoming its fifth member to join the team.

Warm weather brings out the shoppers this Easter

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7:55am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SUNNY skies helped York's retailers enjoy a cracking Easter with both city centre and out of town retailers experiencing a busy weekend.

Hair salon does the double in competition

York Press: ABOVE: Sarah Cotton, left, secures a place in the national finalINSET: Craig Bailey, centre, celebrates the team’s achievement

12:39pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE team at York independent hair salon Bang are celebrating double success after winning two places in the finals of a national competition.

Campaign to shout about firms’ skills

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12:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A CAMPAIGN celebrating Thirsk's furniture-making heritage is being launched with the publication of a new brochure.

Acomb worker crowned Employee of the Year

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9:18am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A WORKER at building preservation specialist from Acomb has been awarded the first ever Employee of the Year award from a national industry organisation.

York businesses join forces to support African venture

York Press: Linda Barrie, of Chocolate producer Choc Affair, which is based in Yorvale Business Park

9:15am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO York chocolate businesses are combining their entrepreneurial skills to help launch new enterprises in Africa.

Number of struggling firms falling

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9:15am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE number of firms in the region showing signs of business distress has hit a record low, according to new figures.

Seven firms secure funding for investment

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9:22am Saturday 19th April 2014

GRANTS to help enterprises invest and grow have been awarded to seven York businesses with more available to local firms.

Work to start on Fossgate improvement plans

York Press: Fossgate is earmarked for pedestrianisation as part of the council’s Reinvigorating York plans

8:11am Saturday 19th April 2014

PLANS are moving forward to make Fossgate more "pedestrian friendly" in a bid to attract more shoppers from York's city centre.

TV programme visits Britain’s best chip shop

York Press: tuart Fusco, director and head chef at Quayside which has won another award

8:53am Friday 18th April 2014

QUAYSIDE fish and chip shop and restaurant – named ‘Best in Britain’ in 2014 – will be divulging the secrets to its multi award-winning fish and chips on BBC Countryfile this month.

Retail footfall increases

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8:35am Friday 18th April 2014

YORK’S city centre was more than ten per cent busier in March than the same month last year, pushing the city ahead of national and regional footfall increases.

Revamped restaurant creates 40 new jobs

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11:12am Thursday 17th April 2014

FOURTY new jobs have been created in York as fast food chain McDonalds re-opens its Clifton Moor restaurant.

Footfall on the up in York

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2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

YORK'S city centre was more than ten per cent busier in March than the same month last year - pushing the city ahead of national and regional footfall increases.

Professionals get on their bikes for African school

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10:48am Thursday 17th April 2014

A TEAM of York businessmen and women are getting on their bikes to help raise money for a school they built in Africa.

Persimmon house sales on the rise

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9:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

PROPERTY sales are moving in the right direction for York housebuilder Persimmon, with the company already forward selling more than 7,000 new homes this year.

Late Easter hits Nestle’s trade results

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9:08am Thursday 17th April 2014

A LATE Easter has been blamed for Nestlé’s slowest first three months trade in five years.

York turf firm to landscape Somme war memorial

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9:04am Thursday 17th April 2014

TURF grown on the outskirts of York has been transported to France for a memorial recognising Australian servicemen who died in the Somme.

Countdown for regional Business Market

York Press: Chamber Chief Executive Brian Dunsby and administrator Maggie Hall look over the room plans for Yorkshire Business Market, as the final bookings come in

9:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

FINAL preparations are being made for the 2014 Yorkshire Business Market, which takes place later this month.

Pryers celebrates training success

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9:01am Thursday 17th April 2014

A YORK legal firm specialising in medical negligence is celebrating achievements in career advances for staff.

Accountant swaps Yorkshire for Geneva

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8:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire accountancy firm is sending one of its young corporate tax advisers to Geneva to broaden her experience in offshore trusts and the issues affecting non UK residents.

Bike shop in Acaster Malbis celebrates first year

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8:45am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BIKE shop near York has celebrated its first year in business with an open day for the public.

Interiors business moves into new home

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12:39pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire interiors specialists has opened its second show room following a £50,000 investment marking two years of trading.

FlyMeNow sees take off of new division

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12:38pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A YORK-based company which specialises in providing private jets and helicopters is launching a new music and entertainment division.

Yorkshire enjoys £68 million funding injection

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12:37pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ALMOST 3,000 jobs have been created across the region thanks to investments totalling £68 million from Finance Yorkshire.

Glass industry leaders meet MEP

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8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ONE of the country’s leading glass makers has held talks with a politician about the impact of rising energy costs and other environmental pressures on Yorkshire jobs.

Updated: York to be fastest broadband city

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YORK is set to enjoy the fastest city wide broadband in the country thanks to a new partnership.

Praise for help to buy housing scheme

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12:37pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

LOCAL housebuilder Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has confirmed the sale of its 200th property under the Help to Buy scheme.

Order sets bus firm on the road for successful year

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12:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

BUS manufacturer Optare has received a £3.5 million order to supply 16 new vehicles to Manchester.

Hotels signs up to the CORE

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12:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A YORK hotel has become the latest business to sign up to the York CORE superfast broadband project.

John Lewis sells 20,000 items in first three days

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3:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YORK's new John Lewis store sold more than 20,000 items in its first three days as customers flocked to £15 million store.

York confectioner launches hot cross bun flavoured fudge

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1:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A YORK sweet manufacturer has created fudge which tastes like hot cross buns - just in time for Easter.

Community company seeking help

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1:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YORK’S new community interest company, Be Independent Community Equipment and Response Service, is looking for customers and their relatives to join its advisory board.

Anna Murray in semi-finals of Fitness Professional of the Year contest

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1:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A YORK fitness professional is in the running to win a national competition.

Job seekers would go on course to improve projects

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1:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MOST jobseekers would go on a training course to improve their chances of being employed amid increasing competition for work, according to a new study.

New look post office opens

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A POST office in a York suburb has been modernised and now opens for longer.

Independent boutique Swirl opens in Fossgate

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10:51am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WHILE stores at Vangarde Shopping Centre opened their doors this week, the city centre saw a new independent boutique open in Fossgate.

Cycle shop adds a second floor at Monks Cross store

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12:54pm Monday 14th April 2014

EVANS Cycles at Monks Cross Shopping Centre has reopened after a refurbishment that has added a second floor to the store.

York company's Corrie tour set to be in UK's top 20 high grossing attractions

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12:52pm Monday 14th April 2014

A YORK-based visitor attraction company says it is expecting sales to top £5 million for its latest soap opera based tour.

Former shopkeeper who preserved historic Osmotherley store dies aged 87

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12:20pm Monday 14th April 2014

A WOMAN whose family ran a village store for more than two centuries and who secured its future for the community has died at the age of 87.

Kings Square works hitting trade - shopkeeper

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8:33am Monday 14th April 2014

A RETAILER claims work on revamping Kings Square in York has caused him to suffer a drop in business of up to 30 per cent.

Plans move forward for new power plant near Selby

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12:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

A NEW wave of public consultation is being held into proposals for a new power station near Selby as plans are being prepared for submission later this year.

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Women’s equality: unfinished business in the 21st century

York Press: Sue Reece

3:22pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE “great unfinished business of the 21st century” These were the words spoken by Hillary Clinton at an International Women’s Day event last month, talking about equality for women.

Beware when HMRC call!

York Press: Tony Farmer

3:20pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

HMRC has the right to investigate any tax return submitted by any taxpayer.


John Walker of Guest Walker & Co Solicitors

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2:22pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

John Walker is senior partner of Guest Walker & Co Solicitors, which is based in Shambles in York's city centre.

Justin Bartlett, owner and managing director of Treske

York Press: Justin Bartlett, owner and managing director of Treske

10:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Justin Bartlett has worked around the world before settling to take over the reins at bespoke furniture and kitchen manufacturer Treske, in Thirsk.


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