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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.

New life in Hampshire for York-built Portakabins

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 York-built Portakabins 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.

Building preservation specialist backs new training programme for apprentices

York Press: Dillan Thornton and Adam Orton (53680837)

6:06am Tuesday 26th January 2016

A NEW apprenticeship programme set up to train a new generation of professionals to protect properties across the UK has been backed by building preservation specialist Brick-Tie.

Hotel reaches four-star status for first time in 25-year history

York Press: Monkbar Hotel general manager Graham Usher and Monkbar Hotel sales manager Nikki Brannan

10:32am Monday 25th January 2016

A CITY centre hotel has seen its official rating increase from three stars to four following a £3 million refurbishment and extension.

Dance wear retailer sells secondary shop to expand York business

York Press: : Jayne Mason, owner of Fancy Dance and Jessica Roberts, Head of Corporate Law at Hethertons, celebrate their successful transaction at Fancy Dance’s new York store. (53437391)

9:02am Monday 25th January 2016

THE owner of York-based dance clothing-wear retailer Fancy Dance has sold her store in Harrogate.

Global marketing firm takes on fourth property to house expanding York headquarters

York Press: From left, Richard Flanagan, Flanagan James Property Consultants, Maureen Brandon, Caenby Ltd, Andy Atkins-Krüger, Webcertain Group Ltd.  In the background to the left: Acer House - Webcertain’s New Customer Services Building; to the right Webcertain

6:03am Monday 25th January 2016

A GLOBAL online marketing firm has expanded its York headquarters to accommodate its growing international team of staff in its customer services division.

FLOODS: York businesses to get share of £5m pot

York Press: COSTLY DELUGE: Businesses in Walmgate, York, empty their premises of flood-damaged stock and fittings

4:00am Friday 22nd January 2016

YORK businesses are set to benefit from a share of a £5 million flood fund from the Leeds City Region.

BID's £50,000 loan awaits final rubber stamp

York Press: Council leader Chris Steward, right, and deputy leader Keith Aspden, who are both to join the York BID board. (52226261)

10:33am Friday 22nd January 2016

A CASH flow loan of £50,000 from City of York Council is due to be rubber stamped next week in the latest stage of York adopting a Business Improvement District.

Portakabin builds on reputation for apprenticeships with awards hat-trick

York Press: Portakabin Group National Apprenticeships Award (53366526)

9:02am Friday 22nd January 2016

YORK-based Portakabin group has secured a hat-trick of awards for its work with apprentices.

A year of more ups than downs as family theme park Flamingo Land posts £2.26 million profits

York Press: The Rhino enclosure at Flamingo Land, which underwent a £160,000 investment in the same year the resort posted profits of £2.26 million

6:10am Friday 22nd January 2016

NORTH Yorkshire theme park Flamingo Land is investing in its first "bricks and mortar" holiday accommodation after reporting a rise in revenues to £25.4 million.

Woundcare product developed in York hits $1 million sales mark in the US

York Press: Tissue Regenix managing director Antony Odell.

10:02am Thursday 21st January 2016

SALES of a wound treatment product devised by a York life science firm have surpasses the $1 million sales mark following its commercialisation in the US.

Tourism goes digital for 2016

York Press: The Q&A panel as part of Visit York's annual conference, hosted by BBC Look North Presenter Phil Bodmer, left, with panelists Tom Pearcy owner of York Maze, Martin Witts ounder of Great Yorkshire Fringe, Reyahn King chief executive of York Museums Trust,

9:02am Thursday 21st January 2016

TOURISM businesses in York need to be ready to welcome the "digital visitor" as the industry adapts to take advantage of advances in technology.

Investment increases by 300 per cent as Animalcare looks to grow its portfolio

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

6:10am Thursday 21st January 2016

THE year has started with a "continued focus on investment" for York veterinary medicine specialist Animalcare with a 300 per cent rise in spending on its development pipeline.

Staff clock in for 130 years service at private healthcare provider

York Press: Part of the Nuffield Health York Hospital team celebrating achieving long service awards, with hospital director Matthew Lamb, third from left, and Trish Hilton, NHS administration manager at Nuffield, third from right.

4:02pm Wednesday 20th January 2016

A TOTAL of 170 years has been clocked up by a team of 13 staff who are celebrating long service achievements at Nuffield Health York Hospital.

Nestle loses bid to protect four-finger Kit Kat

York Press: PROTECTION BID: Four-finger KitKat bars, which have been produced in York since 1935

2:55pm Wednesday 20th January 2016

A High Court judge has given the thumbs-down to a bid by Nestle to register the shape of its four-finger Kit Kat as a trademark.

Third time lucky for Hudson House apartment plans?

York Press: Hudson House. Picture : Garry Atkinson (53053325)

1:02pm Wednesday 20th January 2016

PLANS to transform a city centre office block in residential accommodation have been submitted for a third time following another U-turn over the number of proposed apartments.

Autohorn races ahead with sponsorship deal at York's largest sporting venue

York Press: Lee Underwood, front, managing director of Autohorn Ltd, with James Brennan, head of Marketing and Sponsorship at York Racecourse and William Derby chief executive and clerk of the course at York Racecourse alongside the Skoda Yeti which has been leased t

12:02pm Wednesday 20th January 2016

YORK fleet management company Autohorn is primed for international brand exposure after agreeing a sponsorship deal to work in partnership with York Racecourse.

York paint inventor to make its mark on car market following £175,000 investment

York Press: Peter Stubbs of Renu TPS (left) pictured with Alex McWhirter (left) and Graham Davies (centre) of Finance Yorkshire. (52893367)

10:02am Wednesday 20th January 2016

AN investment totalling £175,000 for a York paint inventor has helped regional funding body Finance Yorkshire meet its £100 million milestone.

Latest appointments

York Press: James Sweetzer of Hethertons (52889316)

9:02am Wednesday 20th January 2016

YORK law firm Hethertons Solicitors has appointed solicitor James Sweetzer to join its commercial property team.

Former Yorkshire LEP chairman takes reins of York's Venturefest event

York Press: James Newman (52989518)

8:02am Wednesday 20th January 2016

YORK'S annual science and technology exhibition Venturefest is to be led by the newly departed chairman of one of Yorkshire's largest Local Enterprise Partnerships.

York's first modern guild reaches 100 member milestone

York Press: York's Unesco City of Media Arts first anniversary event at Hiscox where the Guild was promoted to potential members. Picture by Jim Poyner Photography.

6:09am Wednesday 20th January 2016

YORK'S first new trade guild in 700 years has reached the 100 member mark as creatives in the city combine to promote a new heritage for media arts.

Expansion plans for award winning nursery

York Press: Puddleducks Nursery (52883749)

4:32pm Tuesday 19th January 2016

AN AWARD winning nursery has started the new year with plans to extend its offering through the development of a new baby unit.

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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.

The Clients You Don’t Want by Ed Reid, owner of The Alternative Board

York Press: Ed Reid, The Alternative Board

9:02am Wednesday 27th January 2016

All of us will be under time pressure this year: however much we plan, however much we delegate, whatever productivity app we install on our phone, we’re going to be short of time. And we all know that buried away in our client or customer banks are plenty of clients we could politely describe as ‘indecisive.’


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.

Nick Wainwright, chief executive of York EMC Services

York Press: Nick Wainwright, chief executive of York EMC Services (53824930)

9:02am Wednesday 27th January 2016

Nick Wainwright is chief executive of York EMC Services (YES), a subsidiary company of the University of York, which provides products and services to manufacturers of electrical and electronic products.