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Wedding venue plan for former Thorganby nunnery + 30 new jobs

York Press: GRAND DESIGNS: Plans are in to turn Thicket Priory (pictured) in to a wedding venue creating 30 new jobs

11:59am Tuesday 19th June 2018

A PRIORY near York which dates back to the mid-19th Century could be transformed into a wedding venue.

Good result for firm’s first Ofsted inspection

York Press: The team at The Skills Network celebrating Ofsted success

9:00am Sunday 17th June 2018

A NORTH Yorkshire business specialising in the provision of distance learning has achieved a “Good” rating in its first ever Ofsted report.

Supermarket deal win

York Press: Alex Balchin in the brewery.

9:00am Friday 15th June 2018

THE team at a Yorkshire coast brewery are celebrating after a double contract win with two of the Big Four supermarkets.

Breaking the mould in 3D

York Press: Matthew Plummer Fernandez, left, and Edwin Stokes, right, inside the Massivit 1800 printer.

6:00am Friday 15th June 2018

A NEWLY launched York 3D printing company has taken on an internationally-acclaimed artist to create a new sculpture for the city’s debut Mediale festival.

Duo take reins at BHP

York Press: Left to right is Hamish Morrison Lisa Leighton John Warner from BHP

9:00am Thursday 14th June 2018

A YORKSHIRE accountancy firm with offices in York has announced who will take over the reins when its managing parters steps down next year.

Mill’s curtain call for build

York Press: Duncombe Sawmill joiners Eddie Garbutt and Steve Shepherd work on the buildings for the Shakespeare Rose Theatre at the Helmsley workshop

6:00am Thursday 14th June 2018

A SAWMILL in Helmsley has been commissioned to play its part in York’s newest attraction this summer as it hosts Europe’s first pop-up Shakespearean theatre.

Latest appointments

York Press: Jack Taylor, Haworth Building Supplies

4:10pm Wednesday 13th June 2018

NATIONWIDE timber and builders’ merchant Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has strengthened its regional management structure with the addition of a new area manager for East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and the North East Midlands.

Doors open to new look O’Neill’s

York Press: The team at O’Neill’s York welcome the pub’s reopening following the big refurbishment

1:00pm Wednesday 13th June 2018

AN Irish pub in York’s city centre has reopened following a two week refurbishment.

Firm’s five year deal to supply Ascot

York Press: ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Drink original with Harrogate Spring Water during Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 23, 2017 on Ascot, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Harrogate Water)

11:00am Wednesday 13th June 2018

Harrogate Water has announced a five-year partnership with Ascot as Official Water Supplier to run from 2018 to 2022.

Roofer finds space to grow

York Press: Stuart Simpson, managing director TA Roofing, at Lindum Business Park

10:02am Wednesday 13th June 2018

A ROOFING roofing company is planning to create jobs and hopes to double its turnover after moving to a new home on the edge of York.

Floor retailer’s 2nd city store

York Press: At the Direct Wood Flooring earlier this year, from left, Stuart Crawford, Mark Clayton (store manager), Chris Barber (retail operations manager), Michael King and Richard Aldridge

9:00am Wednesday 13th June 2018

A FLOORING retailer is investing £100,000 in a new store in York – the second one it has opened in the city in less than 12 months.

Counting up 60 years

York Press: : Lithgow Perkins partners from left, Mike Briggs, Robert Horner and Joe Taylor.

8:00am Wednesday 13th June 2018

A NORTH Yorkshire accountancy firm is celebrating six decades in business.

£7.5 million finance deal in support of Autohorn’s growth ambitions

York Press: Lee Underwood, managing director of Autohorn, with the new Mercedes Benz Electric Vehicle at one of Autohornâs charging points

7:00am Wednesday 13th June 2018

YORK-based fleet company Autohorn has secured £7.5 million to support its growth plans in a funding package from Yorkshire Bank.

£400m profit boost for region’s top firms

York Press: Views over North Yorkshire, where the county's biggest businesses reported a 24 per cent rise in earnings. Picture by Rick Singleton.

6:00am Wednesday 13th June 2018

A PROFIT boost of £400 million has been reported by North Yorkshire’s biggest businesses according to a the latest annual report of the region’s economy.

25 jobs saved as game firm bought out of administration

York Press: Geoffrey and William Buchanan of Gressingham

5:08pm Tuesday 12th June 2018

A North Yorkshire supplier of game and venison has been bought out of administration, saving 25 jobs.

York-based housebuilder slammed by Commons committee

York Press: Persimmon chairman Nicholas Wrigley is resigning

3:08pm Wednesday 6th June 2018

York-based housebuilder Persimmon has admitted a raft of failures that led to an embarrassing shareholder rebellion over pay as MPs slammed an "egregious" pay deal for top bosses worth more than £100 million.

Housebuilder donates to 1940s festival

York Press: (L-R) Julie Middleton from McCarthy and Stone, Bellman Of Bridlington Old Town David Hinde and Tina Morrell McCarthy and Stone Marketing Executive. Picture: Sean Spencer

3:52pm Wednesday 6th June 2018

A 1940s festival has received a donation from an East Yorkshire housebuilder.

£25 million group created after Robinsons M&E sold to First Response Group

York Press: SUCCESSFUL DEAL: Garbutt + Elliott partners Tony Farmer (far left) and Richard Feltham (far right) advised on the £25m facilities management group deal

12:21pm Tuesday 5th June 2018

HARROGATE-BASED mechanical and electrical engineering company Robinsons M&E has been successfully sold to national facilities management business First Response Group, in a significant deal for the industry which creates a £25 million turnover group.

Work set to start at town business park

York Press: IMPRESSION: What the 30-acre Eden Business Park near Malton could look like once complete

12:00pm Tuesday 5th June 2018

WORK starts next month on the first phase of the 30-acre Eden Business Park near Malton.

Salon tunes in new image

York Press: Shed Seven frontman Rick Witter at the opening of the rebranded Rock The Barnet salon with owner Jess Steel

9:00am Monday 4th June 2018

A SALON in York has been relaunched with a new look, new name, and unique new musical feel.

New “sugar” to undergo tests

York Press: Optibiotix chief executive Stephen O'Hara.

6:00am Monday 4th June 2018

A YORK company that has developed a calorie free sugar replacement has entered into an agreement with a global dairy company to explore collaboration opportunities.

Directors make award shortlist

York Press: York's director of the Year finalists, from left Gary Green, Jan Garrill and Daniel Lee-Bursnall

6:00am Friday 1st June 2018

THREE York business leaders have been named among the finalists of this year’s Director of the Year awards for Yorkshire and the North East.

Job fears at Carluccios

York Press: Carluccio's, St Helen's Square, York

5:50pm Thursday 31st May 2018

ITALIAN restaurant chain Carluccio’s is the latest high street name to put a rescue plan to its creditors in a last ditch attempts to save the business.

Gold mark for Treske

York Press: Justin Bartlett, the owner and managing director of Treske, left, receiving the award from the Manufacturing Guild Mark chairman Paul von der Heyde.

9:00am Thursday 31st May 2018

THIRSK furniture manufacturer Treske has been re-awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark (MGM).

Plans power on for gas project

York Press: The proposed gas power generation units at Drax

6:00am Thursday 31st May 2018

DRAX is a step closer to generating power from gas for the first time at its North Yorkshire plant as proposals go before the government’s Planning Inspectorate.

Professional group hosts 2018 dinner

York Press: York Professionals Dinner at York Racecourse. From left, guest speaker Declan Curry, York Professionals chairwoman Anne Taylor and comedian Lea Roberts. Photo credit: Bailey-Cooper Photography,

5:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2018

YORK Professionals held its annual dinner last week, raising money for fellow member Catherine Adamson and her charitable endeavour.

Winter chill spells 20 new night jobs

York Press: Econ trailer gritter

2:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2018

A NORTH Yorkshire manufacturer is feeling the benefit of last winter’s extreme weather conditions with a boost in orders for its winter maintenance and road repair vehicles that has led to the creation of 20 new jobs.

Water firm dominates drink sector

York Press: Harrogate Spring Water

12:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2018

HARROGATE Spring has been named as the number one bottled water brand in the UK’s £2.7 billion food service soft drinks category and the number eight soft drinks brand in the sector.

Global title win for energy firm

York Press: David Bowman

11:00am Wednesday 30th May 2018

A WETHERBY based power specialist has continued its rapid rise to prominence by being named Newcomer of the Year at the global Energy Risk Awards.

All smiles after record award win

York Press: From left, Michelle Harrall, senior dental nurse; Dr Andrea Ubhi; Dr Adam Glassford and Zoe Gilroy, practice manger.

10:00am Wednesday 30th May 2018

A DENTAL practice in York has made history after becoming the first ever to be named Team of the Year in a national industry awards for the third consecutive year.

Roadshow supports commercial success in science

York Press: The National Agri-Food Innovation Centre at Sand Hutton on the outskirts of York

9:00am Wednesday 30th May 2018

A NATIONAL roadshow aimed at helping scientists and academics turn their ideas into commercial businesses is being launched in York next week.

Firm signs off debut decade

York Press: James and Jill Andrews from Andrews Signs and Engravers, based in York, which is celebrating 10 years in business

8:00am Wednesday 30th May 2018

A YORK family firm that has seen its work unveiled by royalty including the Queen herself is celebrating its first decade in business.

Mine will boost out-put regionally by 17%

York Press: The site of North Yorkshire's new potash mine

6:00am Wednesday 30th May 2018

NORTH Yorkshire’s economic output will rise 17 per cent once the region’s new £3.2 billion potash mine is up and running according to a new report on the Sirius Minerals projects.

London developer reveals aparthotel plans for York city centre pub

York Press: The Falcon Tap in Micklegate

3:13pm Tuesday 29th May 2018

A LONDON based developer has acquired one of York’s city centre pubs revealing plans for an aparthotel on the site.

Award win for fastest school

York Press: From left, James Mangat (Mace), Tim Aris (Portakabin), Marc Rees (London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulmham), Paul Robinson, Nick Marriott, Stephen Carlin, Alistair Shuttleworth, Jen Vain,  (Portakabin) Gary Barrett-Haynes (ESFA) Mark Gibbs, Tim Williams

6:00am Tuesday 29th May 2018

YORK offside building specialist Portakabin has won industry acclaim in London for its working creating a “the fastest school ever built”.

A year of significance

York Press: Optibiotix chief executive Stephen O'Hara.

9:00am Friday 25th May 2018

OPTIBIOTIX Health says it has made “strong progress” over the last 12 months in its transition from a development company into a commercial business as it reveals pre-tax losses of £1.7 million.

£500k funding spells new jobs

York Press: Pictured from left are Mark Phillips of Garbutt and Elliott, Paul Gibson of PureClarity, Emma Cross of Mercia,  Ian Lawton of PureClarity, Ian Wilson of Mercia.

6:00am Friday 25th May 2018

A YORK company that develops software for the e-commerce industry has secured half a million pounds in funding in a move that will create eight new jobs in the city.

Record year ahead

York Press: Steve Brown and Jane Lady Gibson at the Make It York stakeholder event

9:00am Thursday 24th May 2018

YORK is poised for a record year of visitors to the city thanks to a “unprecedented” number of festivals and events being staged this year.

Dr. Oetker extends deal with firm

York Press: Reed Boardall

8:00am Thursday 24th May 2018

GERMAN food giant Dr. Oetker has renewed its contract with a North Yorkshire family firm to provide all of its UK cold storage and distribution needs for the next three years.

Takeover is a game changer

York Press: From left Reuben Barrett, founder of Coalters, with Linley & Simpson’s Nick Simpson, Mark Sheridan, Vicki Mulroney, Mark Christopher and Will Linley.

6:00am Thursday 24th May 2018

A YORK estate agent has marked a major step forward in its growth strategy by acquiring a fellow award-winning rival in the city.

Make it York reveals growth plans for city

York Press: Australia's Will Chambers is tackled by England's James Roby during the Rugby League World Cup final between Australia and England, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia, 2 December 2017. Copyright Image: Tertius Pickard / www.photosport.nz MANDATO

9:00am Wednesday 23rd May 2018

PLANS to bring the 2021 Rugby League World Cup to York, a reinvigorated York Business Week and a “frenzy of festivals” are all among the latest plans by Make it York to boost the city’s economy.

Soap maker’s overseas hope

York Press: Garbutt + Elliott business services manager Jimmy Durham will help Clara Challoner Walker, founder of Cosy Cottage Soap Company, to expand the company’s sales across Europe

6:00am Wednesday 23rd May 2018

A YORK-based ethical soap company trading in France in Denmark is looking to grow its sales channels as part of plans to expand further into Europe.

York firm welcomes US partner

York Press: The Wall of Sound Control4 showroom.

10:21am Monday 21st May 2018

A YORK based company is teaming up with a home entertainment specialist from the USA.

Safeguarding firm exports to UAE

York Press: Andy Gibb, picture by Andrew Stark

9:00am Monday 21st May 2018

A YORKSHIRE-based business has been appointed by the United Arab Emirates government to deliver safeguarding training in schools in Dubai.

Lindum hands back lab keys

York Press: The University of York's new Chemistry Lab

6:00am Monday 21st May 2018

WORK by a York developer to expand a leading research and development centre at the University of York is now complete.

York firm ensures safety at FIFA World Cup in Russia

York Press: Colin Dale, Business Development Vismo

9:00am Friday 18th May 2018

THE York company behind a globally used tracking app has partnered with a Russian security firm to bolster its services at the FIFA World Cup this summer.

CEO instigates brand changes

York Press: Bob Andrews, chief executive officer at Benenden

6:00am Friday 18th May 2018

A YORK mutual healthcare society dating back more than 110 years has unveiled a “radical shake-up” under its new chief executive.

Sausage firm plans growth

York Press: From left, Garbutt + Elliott’s Richard Feltham and Karen Simeson; Heck Food founder, Debbie Keeble and financial controller, Sam Mawa; Garbutt + Elliott’s Sarah Ashton and Panoramic Growth Equity’s Stephen Campbell

9:00am Thursday 17th May 2018

YORK accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott has been appointed by a North Yorkshire gourmet sausage brand to support product range expansion.

Supply deal to India

York Press: Optibiotix chief executive Stephen O'Hara.

8:00am Thursday 17th May 2018

A YORK firm of scientists has entered into a five year agreement for the manufacture and supply of its cholesterol and blood pressure reducing products in India.

100% turnover rise predicted

York Press: Products by The Tofoo Co,

6:00am Thursday 17th May 2018

A NORTH Yorkshire tofu producer is positioned for rapid expansion following a move to new production facilities and investment in Japanese machinery.

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Keeping vacant properties safe

York Press: John Goodacre, Commercial Account Executive at D E Ford.jpg

9:00am Wednesday 13th June 2018

Ensure your property is kept safe when unoccupied is vitally important.

All you need to know about Family Investment Companies

York Press: Amanda Simmonds, of Lupton Fawcett

9:00am Wednesday 6th June 2018

FAMILY Investment Companies or FICs are becoming an increasingly popular to hold investments.


Man of mystery

York Press: Edgar Andrews, Managing Director of Stamford Bridge based Consultancy Team

9:00am Wednesday 11th October 2017

IF you are looking for a local businessman with a history to match that of an International Man of Mystery - Edgar Andrews, managing director of Stamford Bridge based Consultancy Team, is your man.

Delivering Dine

York Press: Matt Jones managing director of Dine

3:09pm Wednesday 20th September 2017

MATT Jones, managing director of Dine which manages corporate hospitality, wedding celebrations and private parties at Howsham Hall, just outside York, is no stranger to hard work.