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Chamber export division is praised

York Press: CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL: trade procedures manager Hayley Bates

11:24am Friday 15th December 2017

CHAMBER International, the export division that benefits York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, has been praised for the ‘extremely high standard’ of its export certification following an official inspection by British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Funding for new hotel

York Press: Andrew and Mica Wyatt with HSBC’s Martin Goodall at The Chapel House Hotel & Restaurant

11:50am Friday 15th December 2017

A REDUNDANT residential home has been transformed into a luxury hotel, renamed from St Martin’s Lodge to The Chapel House Hotel & Restaurant, with support from a six-figure funding package from HSBC.

Firm's awards success delight

York Press: IN THE MOOD: The team at the UK IT awards

4:03pm Thursday 14th December 2017

MOOD International, a software company that has its headquarters in Heslington has won awards from two leading IT industry associations.

Rates freeze to boost trade - but York retailers call for more action to help economy

York Press: REVOLUTION NEEDED: Phil Pinder, chairman of York Retail Forum, says high street retailers still face grim times

4:58pm Tuesday 12th December 2017

OVER 1,000 small businesses and charities in York will benefit from £700,000 in business rate relief over the next few months,the City of York Council has agreed.

Commercial flights pledge at Leeds Bradford

York Press: AIRPORT PLANS: Davey Laws

4:54pm Tuesday 12th December 2017

FORMER football referee and fireman, Davey Laws is now chief executive of Leeds Bradford Airport, on a mission to revitalise the transport hub's European and international services.

Regional business forecast is mixed

York Press: Suzanne Robinson

3:02pm Tuesday 12th December 2017

YORKSHIRE & Humber will see its productivity improve to 2020, although investment in tech skills will be vital to maintaining this trajectory, a new report from EYis claiming.

Hiring is up in Yorkshire and Humber region

York Press: Employers need to pay more

11:53am Tuesday 12th December 2017

DESPITE national concerns about the direction and outcome of Brexit negotiations and pessimism in London and the south east, employers in Yorkshire and the Humber are resiliently upbeat about hiring, with confidence up one point to eight per cent for the quarter, according to ManpowerGroup,.

Goldman Sachs training success

York Press: GOOD INVESTMEMT: Charles Corner, MD of Malton Laser

5:52pm Tuesday 12th December 2017

THE managing director of a North Yorkshire-based sheet metalwork manufacturer is celebrating after graduating from the prestigious Goldman Sachs management training programme.

Motors firm backs professional cyclist

York Press: MOTOR POWER: Duncan Chapman of Ray Chapman Motors hands over a vehicle to Brenton Jones.The dealership has provided a sign-written Volvo V40 and accessory bike racks

11:46am Tuesday 12th December 2017

NORTH Yorkshire Volvo dealership Ray Chapman Motors has backed professional cyclist Brenton Jones who has just signed with a new cycling team for the 2018 season.

Builder opens site to students

York Press: FACT FINDING: Senior site manager John Akin with college tutor Andrew Goforth and students

11:46am Monday 11th December 2017

CONSTRUCTION students from Bishop Burton College have visited David Wilson Homes’ Derwenthorpe development in York to gain an insight into the working processes of a commercial site and opportunities within the construction industry.

Farewell to customer

York Press: David Andrews, second right, is pictured with Graham Usher, General Manager of the Doubletree by Hilton York to his left, Nikki Brannan, Doubletree by Hilton York Sales Manager to his right and conference delegates

9:35am Monday 11th December 2017

A YORK hotel has bid a happy retirement to a conference organiser who has brought his two-day meeting to the city for the last two decades.

Rail firm’s decade

York Press: Grand Central Executive Team with 10th birthday cake:Richard McClean (Managing Director), Louise Blyth (Commercial & Customer Policy Director), Dave Hatfield (Fleet Director), Sean English (Chief Operating Officer), Mark Dale (Finance Director).

9:00am Friday 8th December 2017

YORK headquartered national rail operator Grand Central is celebrating 10 years in business.

Award hope for cover designers

York Press: Mat Lazenby, of Lazenby Brown, with the album sleeve he created for folk artist Kate Rusby

6:00am Friday 8th December 2017

A RECORD sleeve created by a York brand design agency for folk artist Kate Rusby has been pitched against albums covers from international artists including Katy Perry and Gorillaz in a UK art competition.

Holiday park sale agreed

York Press: Rosedale Abbey Holiday Park

9:00am Thursday 7th December 2017

A NORTH Yorkshire holiday park has been sold off an asking price of almost £3 million to a local farmer looking to diversify.

Property firm’s £3m purchase

York Press: Nuffield Wellbeing Centre

6:00am Thursday 7th December 2017

YORK property firm The Helmsley Group has expanded its portfolio into Nottingham for the first time through a £3 million deal to acquire a health centre.

Highest ever referral total for network

York Press: BNI members celebrate their success. Picture by David Charles.

2:04pm Wednesday 6th December 2017

A BUSINESS networking group in York is reaping the rewards of a successful 2017 after generating more than £3.5 million of businesses among its members in the last 12 months.

Business lunch nets charity funds

York Press: From left: Mark Pepper, Sporting Connexions; rugby players Paul O’Connell and David Flatman; Toby Cockcroft, Croft Residential; Nick Elliott, Sporting Connexions

12:00pm Wednesday 6th December 2017

REGIONAL charities are to benefit from more than £40,000 as the fundraising total from one of Yorkshire’s largest business lunches is revealed.

Call for voices to shape plan

York Press: Inspiring the debate, the University of York’s Professor Jon Timmis has blogged about how robotics may affect our lives and what opportunities may arise.

9:00am Wednesday 6th December 2017

BUSINESSES across the region are being invited to share their successes as plans come together for a new economic strategy to attracted Government investment.

Fuelling expansion

York Press: Y Pellets’ Managing Director, Neil Holland, with the company’s investment in specially designed, biomass wood pellet delivery vehicles.

7:00am Wednesday 6th December 2017

A NATIONAL wood pellet supplier headquartered in Selby is expanding is distribution area as it approaches its busiest time of year.

Office move on the rota for growing firm

York Press: The Rotacloud team with the three founders: David Brandon (fifth from right), Joel Beverley (fourth from right), James Lintern (second from right)

6:00am Wednesday 6th December 2017

A YORK tech company is moving to its third new head office in just four years after out-growing two previous sites as staff numbers triple.

All change at the top at finance firm

York Press: From left, Dominic Martin, Wendy Eastwood and Don Formhals.

5:18pm Tuesday 5th December 2017

A TRIO of management promotions has been announced at long standing York investment management firm Walker Crips.

Retail scheme signs tenants

York Press: Kimberlow Hill Retail Park

4:07pm Tuesday 5th December 2017

A NUMBER of lettings have been secured at a new development within the University of York.

Hope sells dog food success

York Press: PUPPY POWER: Michael and Faith Mateer with their dog Hope. They make Macara dog food and it is all natural.  Picture Frank Dwyer

6:30pm Monday 4th December 2017

A COUPLE who have just sold their brand new dry dog food to national outlets say their best sales assistant is their puppy Hope.

Ruling over holiday pay

York Press: Senior associate David Scott

4:38pm Monday 4th December 2017

YORK's Hethertons Solicitors, is calling on businesses to review their long-standing relationships with self-employed contractors following a landmark case at the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Claire wins national excellence award

York Press: Claire Moxon

3:58pm Monday 4th December 2017

CLAIRE Moxon assistant operations manager at York’s Web Adventure Park, has beaten off national competition to win the Employee of Excellence award from BALPPA (British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions).

Cheese maker’s award

York Press: Caroline Bell, Director, Shepherds Purse Cheeses with Harrogate Blue

9:00am Monday 4th December 2017

A SOFT blue cheese crafted by a family-run North Yorkshire business has picked up a Super Gold award at this year’s World Cheese Awards.

Funding for training

York Press: Funding available for training for businesses in East Riding

9:00am Friday 1st December 2017

BUSINESSES in the region are being urged to take advantage of free training offered to help upskill staff, raise productivity and boost business growth.

Work starts on chocolate site

York Press: From left Tony Evans (Chairman at York Cocoa Works), Michelle Procter (Operations Director at York Cocoa Works), Richard Elam (Director at Evora Construction) Sophie Jewett (Founder and Managing Director at York Cocoa Works), Mark Lister (Director at York

6:00am Friday 1st December 2017

WORK is set to start today on York’s new £750,000 chocolate factory after one of the city’s construction firms was appointed for the build.

Retailer marks half a century

York Press: Robert, Emma and Ashley Smart celebrate 50 years of Robert Smart menswear trading in York. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

6:00am Friday 1st December 2017

A RETAILER who’s name has become synonymous with menswear in York is celebrating 50 years in business in the city.

Seventh award for York housing scheme

York Press: Derwenthorpe housing

2:06pm Wednesday 29th November 2017

YORK’S Derwenthorpe development has scooped another accolade at this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards.

Leisure facility creates 250 jobs

York Press: The entrance to Pickering Showground site, where 250 jobs are being created by a holiday company

1:43pm Wednesday 29th November 2017

A LUXURY holiday company will create 250 jobs when its £45m flagship experience opens in Pickering next summer.

Plans for new KFC drive-through

York Press: Pocklington Services

11:27am Wednesday 29th November 2017

PLANS are afoot for a new KFC drive-through restaurant on the outskirts of Pocklington, which would create 30 jobs for the local area.

Christmas tree business prepares for festive rush

York Press: Aerial shot of York Christmas Trees

6:09pm Monday 27th November 2017

A VITAL Christmas decoration is being prepared for thousands of York homes by a successful city business.

Contracts for £9m Guildhall work

York Press: A cross-section of the plans for the redeveloped Guildhall complex

9:00am Monday 27th November 2017

YORK construction companies are being invited to a 'Meet the Buyer' event about contracts for the £9 million Guildhall redevelopment.

Awards celebrate year of success for apprentices

York Press: Apprentices at Derwent Training Association (DTA) in Malton attend the annual Awards and Graduation Ceremony.

8:48am Monday 27th November 2017

APPRENTICES have celebrated their success at the Derwent Training Association (DTA) annual awards and graduation ceremony.

Another win for pupil

York Press: Rebecca Munro BTEC award winner

9:00am Friday 24th November 2017

A YOUNG engineering apprentice from York has achieved a fourth accolade this year, winning one of the rail industry’s most coveted awards.

Care facility is set for build

York Press: An artists impression of The Fordlands Scheme

6:00am Friday 24th November 2017

A COLLABORATION between York architects and planning consultants has been given the go-ahead to develop a new residential care home in the city.

Ellis tops in Press awards

4:00am Friday 24th November 2017

HUNDREDS of business people from across the region gathered in York last night for the 27th annual Press Business Awards which saw a global innovator from Rillington take the top crown.

York's Top 100 Businesses now online in full

York Press:

12:06pm Thursday 23rd November 2017

THE debut edition of the York Top 100 Businesses Report is now available in full online.

Fund fuels expansion

York Press: From left, HSBC's Mike Craft with Nick Baker owner of NJB Services Group

9:00am Thursday 23rd November 2017

A SELBY-based service station business has redeveloped and expanded its flagship premises with support from a six-figure funding package from HSBC.

Making energy from bio waste

York Press: Clementine Duckett of LCF Law and Richard Todd, managing director of ?Allium Organics, pictured outside the landfill generator engine.

6:00am Thursday 23rd November 2017

AN ENVIRONMENTAL entrepreneur has invested £2.5 million in a new food recycling business creating 15 new jobs in North Yorkshire.

A budget for business?

York Press: Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers his Budget in the House of Commons, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 22, 2017. See PA story BUDGET Main. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

6:07pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017

YESTERDAY’S Budget announcement has been dubbed “business friendly” but did little to cause any great waves in the nation’s finances.

Celebrating the biggest in business in York

York Press: York's Top 100 business will be unveiled at a breakfast event at York St John University (l-R). Steve Brown , (Make It York), David Norris (York Business School) , Jane Hanson (The Press), Dr Bob Gammie (York Business School) and Prof Karen Stanton (V

5:49pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017

THE half way point in York Business Week saw up to 100 delegates gather to launch the first report into the city’s Top 100 Business.

Latest appointments

York Press: Robin Harper

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017

CHARTERED building surveyor Rob Harper has re-joined property and construction consultants The LHL Group,as an associate director.

Toll payment firm grows into Europe

York Press: Charles Hewson of Sanef Tolling with one of the tolling tags

2:00pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017

BRITISH drivers can soon look forward to hassle-free toll payment in Spain and Portugal, thanks to the expansion of an automatic toll payment system from a North Yorkshire firm.

Growing a nation’s tree supply chain

York Press: Johnsons of Whixley North Yorkshire

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A NORTH Yorkshire horticultural nursery has become one of the UK’s biggest net contributors to the nation’s tree population after growing and supplying more than 2.5 million trees in the last 12 months.

Fifty jobs created in York as firm opens third warehouse

York Press: Selco is opening in York

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017

AN expanding national builders merchant has chosen York for its latest branch – creating 50 jobs in the city.

BakePlan wins UK tech grant

York Press: BakePlan's managing director Jane Tyler with York MP Rachael Maskell

11:00am Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A GRANT of more than £40,000 has been awarded to a York tech firm to help it develop automated systems for the food industry.

National award for firm’s efforts to build future staff

York Press: The 2017 intake of M&U apprentices

10:00am Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A FAMILY run York brickwork firm has been named as the best in the country for its work with apprentices.

Family values fuel takeover

York Press: Duncan Lambert with a Rix Stones branded tanker

9:00am Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A SECOND generation Malton fuel company has been sold from its founding family after more than 50 years, in a “perfect fit” deal with a Hull-based counterpart.

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The morning after campaign

York Press: Jeremy Scott

9:00am Wednesday 6th December 2017

With the festive season on the horizon, the Morning After campaign is urging revellers to be mindful of the risk of driving over the limit the morning after drinking alcohol.

10-year first in Interest Rates

York Press: Mark Eastwood Senior Employee Benefit Consultant at D E Ford Insurance Brokers

9:00am Wednesday 15th November 2017

We had an interesting announcement on Thursday, November 2, 2017 when the bank’s nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee voted for a quarter point rise in the base interest rate to 0.5 per cent.


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.