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Horticultural supplier celebrates award gold with customers

York Press: From left, Ellie Richardson from Johnsons of Whixley, Peter Cunliffe, designer of the Tea for Two garden, and Corrina Mills from Johnsons of Whixley, in the Tea for Two garden

12:02pm Friday 29th April 2016

A FAMILY run plant nursery business based near York was the supplier to three Gold medal winning show gardens at Harrogate Flower Show last week.

Rural workload sees agricultural team grow at York law firm

York Press: Lupton Fawcett Denison Till, from left, Johanne Spittle, Jessica Richardson, Hannah Farmer, Julian Rowden, Niamh Batterton and Fiona Gibson

9:04am Friday 29th April 2016

A YORK law firm has doubled the size of its agriculture and landed estates department with a surge of appointments to meet demand from the sector.

Pre-tax profits surpass £1 million for Hunters in first results since listing last year

York Press: Hunters chairman Kevin Hollinrake

6:06am Friday 29th April 2016

A YORK estate agency which grew to become a national franchise network with 170 branches has reported pre-tax profits of £1.4 million in its first results as a list company.

New MD outlines ambitions to double turnover at teepee specialist PapaKåta

York Press:

10:02am Thursday 28th April 2016

YORK teepee and tent specialist PapaKåta has appointed a new managing director as the firm celebrates ten years in business.

York solicitor becomes sixth Kay family member to lead region's Law Society

York Press:

9:02am Thursday 28th April 2016

A YORK solicitor has become the sixth member of his family to lead the region's Law Society after being appointed as president this week.

York's biggest companies report sales of £4.6 billion as 13 city firms make regional top 250

York Press:

6:06am Thursday 28th April 2016

YORK businesses are beating challenging market conditions in a diverse set of sectors, according to a new report, revealing the city is home to 13 of Yorkshire's biggest companies.

Opening date announced for huge new Christmas shop in York's Mulberry Hall site

York Press: From left, Michael Sinclair, Adam Sinclair, owners of 17-19 Stonegate with new tenants, Takuma Wohlfahrt, Harald Wohlfahrt and Humiko Wohlfahrt from the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Shop.

6:09am Wednesday 27th April 2016

A GERMAN Christmas themed retailer has confirmed it will move into the medieval building, opening its first branch in the UK.

Employee milestone celebrated by transport specialist

York Press: Marcus Boardall (front left), deputy chief executive of Reed Boardall, and Andrew Baldwin (front right), managing director of its cold storage division, with some of the team at its Boroughbridge site

4:02pm Wednesday 27th April 2016

AN employment milestone is being celebrated at cold storage and transport specialist Reed Boardall as the company boasts 200 employees who each have more than 10 years service with the family firm.

York-built school is craned into place as part of £5.6 million project in Surrey

York Press: York-based Portakabin Group, which has craned the final modules into position on site at Pyrford Primary School near Woking for a new £5.6 million building to accommodate 480 children.

3:04pm Wednesday 27th April 2016

YORK-based off-site construction specialist Portakabin Group has craned the final building into place on its £5.6 million school project in Surrey.

Strong year of tenancy deals sets business park up for expansion

York Press: Escrick Business Park - Emma Warner and Phil Hill

1:32pm Wednesday 27th April 2016

A YORK developer is set to expend its out of city business park after a "strong year" of office and warehouse tenancy deals.

Restoration specialists lights the way for historic coastal property with completion of £86,000 project

York Press: Oliver Counsell, Project Manager, Lanstone Conservation Ltd; John Woodhead, Project Manager, Scarborough Borough Council; Councillor Joe Plant, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transformation.

11:33am Wednesday 27th April 2016

WHITBY lighthouse is poised to reopen to the public for the first time in four years following the completion of a £86,000 restoration project by York-based Lanstone Conservation.

Meatball restaurant group aims for household-name status after hitting £100k crowdfunding target

York Press: Yorkshire Meatball Co's Harrogate Restaurant

10:04am Wednesday 27th April 2016

A TOTAL of £100,000 has been raised by a North Yorkshire restaurant group specialising in meatballs as it looks to grow its site portfolio alongside entering the retail market.

CPP drops legal action against founder in latest move over boardroom control

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

9:03am Wednesday 27th April 2016

THE latest move in the battle over control at York credit card insurer CPP has seen the firm's board withdraw its legal proceedings against the company's founder.

Latest appointments

York Press: Garbutt + Elliot's new tax team leaders

8:02am Wednesday 27th April 2016

YORK-based accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott has appointed two of its tax specialists to head up the firm’s Personal Tax and Business Tax specialisms.

Rural enterprise and farming celebrated at annual awards

York Press: Jonathan and Juli Shepherd with their Northern Farmer award

6:04am Tuesday 26th April 2016

THE team behind an innovative beef business are celebrating after winning the Outstanding Achievement category at the Northern Farmer Awards.

Attempts to rescue BHS fail as administrators are appointed for the retailer

York Press: BHS in Coney Street

5:09pm Monday 25th April 2016

YORK could lose one of its largest city centre retailers as BHS falls into administration putting scores of local jobs at risk.

Early Christmas plans reveal late ambitions for festive trade

York Press: St Nicholas Fair stalls on Parliament Street. Picture: Matt Clark.

10:39am Monday 25th April 2016

PLANS for Christmas trade in York are being made earlier than ever in a bid to create a city-wide late night shopping experience for 2016.

BHS facing administration on Monday, say reports - Fears for shops and 11,000 jobs

York Press: 11,000 jobs may go amid fears BHS could file for administration

5:48pm Sunday 24th April 2016

It would be the biggest High Street demise since Woolworths in 2008

The definitive list of the Top 50 SMEs in our region online here

York Press:

11:03am Friday 22nd April 2016

A TWENTY-FOUR per cent rise in profitability has been reported by North Yorkshire’s best performing SMEs as the Top 50 sees turnover grow by £11 million from 2015.

Rural women in business shape national report

York Press: Some of the women of Helmsley in Business at the round table event organised by the FSB

10:31am Friday 22nd April 2016

FEMALE business leaders who have put their town on the national map for women in enterprise have played a major role in a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses.

Diversification into furniture making is on the table for interiors specialist

York Press: Richard Grafton (far right) with his team at the Harrogate head office and showroom

9:03am Friday 22nd April 2016

AN AWARD winning interior design and retail business is embarking on an expansion programme after growing sales by five per cent to more than £2.1million.

Independent retail sector enjoys boom time in Malton

York Press: Jeremy Swallow at Swallow and Sons Malton                     Picture: Nigel Holland

6:07am Friday 22nd April 2016

MALTON is bucking the national trend with an increasing number of businesses choosing to trade in the town.

£19 million offices in York named among best places in the North to work

York Press:

11:27am Thursday 21st April 2016

YORK'S £19 million Hiscox building has been recognise as one of the best places to work in the North of England.

Royal recognition for local innovation and international success

York Press: Some of the SG team, from left, Nik Harrison, Maura Chacksfield, Howard Roberts, Dean Lockyear, Jack Falkingham and Simon Chacksfield

6:08am Thursday 21st April 2016

A NIGHT vision specialist, an ambulance ramp designer and the creator of a ship safety feature to protect crews from pirates are among the latest local recipients of a Queen's Award for Enterprise.

York Hiscox building 'one of the best places to work'

York Press: York Hiscox building  Picture: Garry Hornby

5:13am Thursday 21st April 2016

YORK'S £19 million Hiscox building has been recognised as one of the best places to work in the North of England.

Unemployment continues to fall in York, Selby and Ryedale

York Press: Sara Farrar, Partnership Manager for York, Selby and Ryedale Job Centres  Picture: Frank Dwyer

4:35pm Wednesday 20th April 2016

THE continuing fall in unemployment in York is still spiralling downwards as the number of people claiming benefits in the city drops for the third month this year.

Technology developed in York targets global natural medicine market

York Press: The Aptamer Group's  Arron Tolley with a Automated Liquid Handling Robot.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross

11:03am Wednesday 20th April 2016

A YORK life science firm is hoping to make its mark on the global pharmaceuticals industry by reducing the cost of bringing new drugs to market with its latest technology.

Pet food producer sets industry standard for green operations

York Press: Wagg Foods. Thirsk. Director George Cole (left) and Environmental Manager Chris Cole (right).

10:02am Wednesday 20th April 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire business which has grown to become the UK's largest independent producer of dried pet foot has been recognised for its environmental credentials

Anti-metal theft product primed for next stage in development with £120k grant

York Press: Trace-in-Metal’s Managing Director John Minary (right) and Sales Director Paul Batty at one North Yorkshire church whose roof is protected by their unique crime prevention system

9:03am Wednesday 20th April 2016

A BUSINESS led by a York-based former police inspector has secured a £120,000 Government innovation grant to further develop its anti-metal theft security system.

Latest appointments

York Press: Andrew Cragg head of medical law at Langleys

8:03am Wednesday 20th April 2016

LANGLEYS Solicitors has promoted Andrew Cragg to lead its medical law team.

New crop centre in York will established UK as a "world leader" in agri-technology

York Press: Image from  The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera)

6:12am Wednesday 20th April 2016

YORK has become the home for a new £21.3 million crop health centre aimed at linking investments in agriculture with boosts to the UK economy.

Definitive list of most profitable SMEs for 2016

York Press: Last year's Top 50 SMEs supplement

12:04pm Tuesday 19th April 2016

A DEFINITIVE list of North Yorkshire's most profitable SMEs is being published exclusively in The Press tomorrow.

Historic hotel to be sold as part of £130 million portfolio

York Press: The Majestic Hotel Harrogate

10:02am Tuesday 19th April 2016

A VICTORIAN North Yorkshire hotel hit by fire in 2010 has been put on the market as part of a £130 million portfolio.

Catering firm under new ownership 18 months after rescue deal

10:02am Tuesday 19th April 2016

THE company which bought a York catering firm out of administration 18 months ago has sold its majority stake to a Bristol-based industry equipment supplier.

Lettings agency marks 10 years in York with acquisition of local competitor

York Press: Mark Sheridan, manager of Linley & Simpson's branch in York, with Lynne Rhodes, who joins the company after its acquisition of rivals, the York Property Company

9:01am Tuesday 19th April 2016

YORKSHIRE letting agency Linley & Simpson has accelerated its expansion programme with the acquisition of York competitor.

Rail holiday specialist surpasses £10 million profit mark with long haul and domestic growth

York Press: 29/10/14: Great Rail Journeys, York.

6:07am Tuesday 19th April 2016

A YORK rail holiday specialist has surpassed the £10 million profit mark as it looks to grow sales to overseas customers.

North Yorkshire law firm appointed to act on bank's commercial lending deals

York Press: Pictured from left are are: Santander relationship director, Richard Shuter and Newtons Solicitors director, Gareth Jones.

9:03am Monday 18th April 2016

A NORTH Yorkshire law firm has been appointed to Santander's UK national commercial panel.

Firm started from wedding list presents celebrates 50th anniversary

York Press: Family Affair...Brother and sister Anne and Tom Harrison who now run Harrison Hire & Sales with mum and dad John and Sue Harrison who celebrate their 50th anniversary with the firms workforce at Settrington          Picture: Nigel Holland

6:04am Monday 18th April 2016

A COUPLE whose wedding list included two manure spreaders to help them set up in business are celebrating half a century of successful trade 50 years later.

Forward sales continue to rise at Persimmon despite planning delays "eroding" activity in the industry

York Press: Persimmon

10:03am Friday 15th April 2016

YORK headquartered national housebuilder Persimmon is reporting further development of its "healthy" order book with an eight per cent rise in forward sales.

Carpet trader goes full circle with launch of first business

York Press: Kirk Jackson is opening Ebor Carpets in Osbaldwick. He started in the industry when he was 16 years old at Ebor Carpets, worked in other places and now bought the name Ebor carpets himself to go it alone. Picture Frank Dwyer.

9:03am Friday 15th April 2016

A CAREER in the carpet industry has gone full circle for a York trader who has set out on his own with the name of the company he worked for more than 40 years ago.

A "strong year of progress" reported by York science firm in its bid to tackle obesity

York Press: Optibiotix chief executive Stephen O'Hara

6:05am Friday 15th April 2016

A YORK life sciences firm has placed itself at the leading edge of what is set to be one of the fastest growing markets in the world as it reports a year of success in developing healthy sugars.

Record rent deal agreed at city centre industrial estate

York Press: Angela Wakefield, Raylor Centre Manager.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross

10:10am Thursday 14th April 2016

A NEW record rent has been achieved at York's Raylor Centre industrial estate as demand in the area continues to rise.

Profits surpass £60 million mark at frozen chip giant McCain

York Press: McCain

9:02am Thursday 14th April 2016

NORTH Yorkshire headquartered frozen food giant McCain has seen profits surpass the £60 million mark despite reporting a drop in turnover.

Bishy Road bids farewell to Puddin' & Pie and welcomes new cafe venture

York Press: Will Pearce and Rebecca Toppin of Robinsons

6:09am Thursday 14th April 2016

A NEW licensed cafe is opening in Britain's best high street as buyers step forward to take over Bishopthorpe Road's popular Puddin' & Pie.

Legal bid by CPP to stop founder voting on proposed board changes

York Press:

6:13am Wednesday 13th April 2016

LEGAL proceedings have been launched against the founder of York credit card insurer CPP as the company's board seeks an injunction from the High Court.

Designer gets scoop on ice cream maker's rebrand

York Press: Yorvale's new branding

1:04pm Wednesday 13th April 2016

AN award winning York ice cream producer has updated it listings with national supermarket chains after completing a rebrand with a local designer.

Council pitches new commercial venture with wedding tipis

York Press: The tipis in use at an event

12:04pm Wednesday 13th April 2016

A NEW local authority controlled tipi and events business is being set up to fund public services in North Yorkshire.

Theatre's £6 million refurbishment at the hands of historic construction firm

York Press: The extensive theatre refurbishment is almost complete

10:04am Wednesday 13th April 2016

AS York's Theatre Royal prepares to reopen next week following its £6 million redevelopment, business editor Laura Knowlson finds out how York construction firm William Birch & Sons has delivered the theatre's biggest project since it was first built in 1764.

York attraction provider to operate second Emmerdale visitor experience

York Press: Continuum's Emmerdale tours

9:05am Wednesday 13th April 2016

A YORK-based operator of national attractions is looking to create its third visitor experience for ITV as it builds on its portfolio of soap opera themed tours.

Latest appointments

York Press: Andrew Fearn, Langley's first chairman

8:02am Wednesday 13th April 2016

LANGLEYS Solicitors has appointed Andrew Fearn as its first ever chairman.

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Whose Boat are you Trying to Float? by Ed Reid, owner of The Alternative Board

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

9:04am Wednesday 20th April 2016

According to data from the US marketing agency Deep Focus, four out of every ten millennials would rather engage with pictures than read.

Businesses that close the gender gap will reap the rewards by Seamus Nevin, head of Employment and Skills Policy at the IoD

York Press: Seamus Nevin

9:05am Wednesday 13th April 2016

The lack of women in executive leadership positions is a real problem. Any proposals which encourage companies to take this seriously and help women climb the career ladder are welcome.


Andrew Lowson, executive director of York BID

York Press: Andrew Lowson, left, being welcomed to the role of York BID executive director by Adam Sinclair, chairman of the BID company

9:05am Wednesday 20th April 2016

YESTERDAY saw York BID's new executive director take up post in a role which will oversee how £800,000 a year is spent on improving the city centre's economy.

Claire Hicklin, founder and director of Nut Free Chox

York Press: Claire Hicklin, founder and director of Nut Free Chox

9:05am Wednesday 13th April 2016

MOVING from a profession in the financial services industry to running your own chocolate business might not seem the most obvious career path but for nut allergy sufferer Claire Hicklin it opened up a whole new opportunity in a niche market.