York Primark to open next spring - and mystery cafe operator eyes old Starbucks unit

York Press:

7:53am Friday 6th March 2015

A TIMETABLE has been revealed to the opening of Primark's "eagerly awaited" first store in York.

Drax takes over wood pellet firm

York Press: Drax logo

12:25pm Friday 6th March 2015

NORTH Yorkshire power station operator Drax has acquired one of the UK's largest wood pellet distributors as the energy giant takes a share in the domestic bio-renewable market.

Retiring Angela leaves her hotel ‘family’

York Press:

12:24pm Friday 6th March 2015

A YORK hotel's longest serving member of staff is "chequing out" for the final time as she retires from her accountancy role.

Best results in six years for Harrogate conference centre

York Press: Harrogate International Centre

12:22pm Friday 6th March 2015

HARROGATE International Centre has announced its best financial result since 2009.

BT to create 1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs

York Press:

12:12pm Friday 6th March 2015

NEW jobs are heading to York as telecommunication giant BT announces plans to create 1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs in the UK this year.

Clinical trail success for medical specialist Tissue Regenix

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12:14pm Friday 6th March 2015

A YORK company specialising in regenerative medical supplies has seen one of its new products used for the first time on a patient.

Virgin's Branson promises East Coast line will "sing"

York Press: British entrepreneur Richard Branson

9:43am Thursday 5th March 2015

THE York-headquartered East Coast mainline will be revolutionised after a five-year spell under public ownership, according to Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson.

Expansion wins brewer top prize

York Press:

9:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

YORK Press Business of the Year, Wold Top Brewery, has been named Britain’s Best Growth Story in a national competition.

Child skin care range launched

York Press:

9:40am Thursday 5th March 2015

A NORTH Yorkshire herbalist has launched her own skin care range as part of a business named after her two children.

Bigger fleet for road service company

York Press:

9:38am Thursday 5th March 2015

A ROAD service company is set to expand its fleet of vehicles after securing a seven-figure finance package.

Gyles Brandreth to speak at dinner

York Press:

9:29am Thursday 5th March 2015

WRITER, broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth is appearing in York this month as guest speaker at York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.

Interest hots up at commercial development

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9:49am Thursday 5th March 2015

AN industrial and commercial development on the outskirts of York has secured occupiers for three of the first five phase-one units.

Guildhall digital arts centre plans earmarked for investment

York Press:

7:50am Thursday 5th March 2015

PLANS to create a digital arts centre within York’s Guildhall are moving forward as the project is identified as being “ready for delivery” by funders.

New rumours hint at Shepherd Group sell-off

York Press: Shepherd Group makes top 100 list

9:11am Thursday 5th March 2015

HISTORIC York firm Shepherd Group is at the centre of construction industry rumours hinting at the possible sell-off of part of the business.

New offices changing York's skyline

York Press:

9:42am Thursday 5th March 2015

THE skyline is changing over Hungate as workers reach new heights on the £19 million Hiscox development.

More jobs at food firm as finance deal funds growth

York Press:

12:23pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

A WHOLEFOODS supplier on the outskirts of York is continuing to recruit alongside plans for another production line following more than 30 years of growth.

Builder calls for changes to apprenticeship structure

York Press:

10:25am Wednesday 4th March 2015

CONSTRUCTION apprentices aren't being equipped with sufficient skills according to a York builder who is calling for apprenticeships to be extended to five years.

Family firms in Yorkshire enjoy increased profitability

York Press: Nick Scull of Garbutt & Elliott sums up the 2010 Budget

12:13pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

FAMILY businesses in Yorkshire are confident about the future, according to the results of a new survey by a firm of York accountants.

Local authority apprenticeship scheme wins national accolades

York Press: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

12:13pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

AN apprenticeship scheme which gives young people a step up on to the career ladder has won accolades for North Yorkshire County Council.

Cable cleat firm Ellis breaks into French market

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

12:11pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

A NORTH Yorkshire cable cleat manufacturer has made its premier in France after winning an order for a project in Cannes.

Former Morrisons chief jailed for insider trading

York Press: York Crown Court - zxc

8:45am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A FORMER Morrisons supermarket boss who made more than £79,000 from insider trading has been jailed for one year, a City watchdog has said.

Work under way on £5m city apartments project

York Press:

2:41pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

WORK is under way on a £5 million city centre redevelopment project which will see a Grade II listed building become 14 new apartments.

Venturefest returns to York with record entries for Investment Competition

York Press:

2:26pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

YORK hosts its 12th Venturefest next week, showcasing the region’s innovative young businesses and entrepreneurs all the annual science and technology exhibition.

Apprenticeships are just the job

York Press:

2:18pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

This month National Apprenticeship Weeks returns, running from March 9 to March 13. Business Editor Laura Knowlson visited not only one of York’s largest employers, but one of the world’s largest confectionery manufacturing plants, to see how it is recruiting for the future.

Publicans’ hard work pays off with regional award

York Press:

12:13pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THE owners of a North Yorkshire pub have proved they are “punching above their weight” after winning a regional award.

KMA set the scene for future success after funding allocation

York Press:

12:11pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A BUBWITH-based arts company which has created work for global music stars is chasing further success in the public arts market after winning a £28,000 funding package.

How Selby businesses can benefit from Tour de Yorkshire

York Press: Selby District Council - zxc

12:25pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

BUSINESSES in and around Selby are being invited to find out how they can benefit from this year’s inaugural Tour de Yorkshire.

Hiscox profits dip

York Press: Hiscox

12:23pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

THE insurance firm preparing to move into new £19 million purpose built offices in York has reported a fall in profits.

Shoe retailer switches on to energy audit

York Press:

12:21pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

YORK-headquartered shoe retailer Pavers has launched an energy audit as it prepares to map out an energy efficiency strategy for its headquarters and network of more than 100 UK stores.

Latest business appointments

York Press:

2:38pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Latest business appointments in York and North Yorkshire

New stores to open at York’s Designer Outlet

York Press:

7:57am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

TWO new stores are set to open at York’s Designer Outlet.

Q&A: What will the changes on the East Coast mainline mean for passengers?

York Press:

5:07pm Monday 2nd March 2015

We look at what the latest railway shake-up will mean for fares, services and passenger input....

Growing profits from research wins technology centre national award

York Press:

1:14pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A HORTICULTURAL research facility near Selby has won a national award for creating profitable practice out of research and innovation.

Hairdresser opens salon named after his grandfather

York Press:

1:12pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A HAIRDRESSER has opened his first salon in York and named the business after his late grandfather.

Fears for 150 jobs at North Yorkshire insurance company

York Press:

1:11pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A NORTH Yorkshire insurance company has revealed it will be moving its operations to Brighton following a merger deal putting more than 150 jobs at risk.

GBUK adds to its growing specialist team

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1:01pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A SPECIALIST manufacturer and distributor of medical devices has appointed five new team members across the growing business.

Food Stars initiative recognising potential of region's food and drink industry

York Press:

12:52pm Friday 27th February 2015

NORTH Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire's strengths in the food and drink industry have been recognised as five local businesses are selected as Food Stars as part of a new national initiative.

OBE award to York export expert Lesley Batchelor

York Press:

12:27pm Friday 27th February 2015

A YORK woman who is director general of the Institute of Export has received an OBE for services to business.

Last chance to register for Venturefest technology exhibition

York Press:

12:49pm Friday 27th February 2015

TIME is running out for investors, entrepreneurs and students with a passion for science and technology to register for this year's Venturefest Yorkshire.

Rising visitor numbers boost profits at York Dungeon operator

York Press: Torturer James Swanton waits for the first visitors to York Dungeon which has opened for the first time since it was flooded

12:32pm Friday 27th February 2015

THE parent company behind the York Dungeon visitor attraction has reported rising revenues in its first year as a public-traded company.

Retailers invited to networking event

York Press: York Minster. Picture: Matt Clark  (7356607)

12:30pm Friday 27th February 2015

RETAILERS in York's city centre are being invited to a networking event to talk about issues affecting business.

Helmsley deli enjoys a taste of success at Best Small Shop awards

York Press:

12:37pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A RYEDALE delicatessen has been named as Britain's best small shop.

Businesses urged to "hit Government hard" with ring road dualling calls

York Press:

12:20pm Thursday 26th February 2015

BUSINESSES in York are being urged to pick up the gauntlet and join the fight to get the city's outer ring road dualled.

Jeweller to open second shop in York

York Press:

12:16pm Thursday 26th February 2015

JEWELLERY retailer Ogdens of Harrogate is opening its second store in York after reporting success at The Little Diamond Shop in Lendal.

Harrogate students take regional title at business competition

York Press:

11:58am Thursday 26th February 2015

A BUSINESS competition held in York to seek out future accountancy talent saw a team from Harrogate Grammar School walk away with the prize.

Supermarket group embarks on new marketing campaign

York Press: Costcutter

12:03pm Thursday 26th February 2015

YORK convenience store company Costcutter has appointed a media agency as part of a new operations and marketing strategy.

Benenden celebrates construction milestone on hospital project

York Press: Benenden logo

11:56am Thursday 26th February 2015

YORK mutual healthcare society Benenden has marked the structural completion of a £45 million redevelopment at its hospital.

Pre-tax profits on the up at Drax but challenges remain

York Press:

12:53pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

THE company behind North Yorkshire power station Drax has reported an increase in pre-tax profits of more than 400 per cent but warns of a challenging year ahead.

New drive to promote Pickering

York Press:

9:53am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A NEW business group has been set up in Pickering to promote the town and showcase its facilities to a wider area.

Request for £25k to fund manager role for proposed Business Improvement District

York Press:

12:46pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A FUNDING request for £25,000 of local authority money is being made to support plans for a Business Improvement District in York.

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Why graduation needs to come with a guarantee

York Press: Fay Treloar, director of Enterprise, Employability and Business Engagement

2:28pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A decade ago, we welcomed a boom in graduate recruitment, with the number of vacancies for university leavers increasing annually by more than ten per cent.

New legislation gives parents time with baby

York Press: Brian Harrington

2:20pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

IF there was ever a good time to be an expectant parent, this must be it. Parents whose new baby is due on or after 5 April this year will have much more flexibility over who looks after their child during its first year of life.


Steve Waud, director of Business Enterprise Fund

York Press:

12:04pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

STEVE WAUD is the fund director for the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF). Based in Bradford,the organisation last year celebrated its tenth anniversary, and next month will mark the first anniversary of its office in York.

Daniel Sowden, Partner BHP Chartered Accountants

York Press:

11:53am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

WITH the announcement that the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) Local Enterprise Partnership has secured an extra £12.1 million to be invested in the area between 2016 and 2021, in addition to the £110.1 million in its original deal, things are looking good for home-grown businesses with growth ambitions.


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