Business

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.

York firm wins contract for university’s digital makeover

York Press: PowerON's Phil Mercer and Steve Beaumont

3:30pm Wednesday 16th May 2018

YORK-based cloud automation specialist PowerON has delivered a digital transformation of The University of Northampton’s IT provision in advance of its move to a new £330 million Waterside Campus in September.

Powering ahead with gas plans

York Press: John Procter MEP and Drax Power CEO Andy Koss

3:00pm Wednesday 16th May 2018

DRAX Power Station welcomed the region’s MEP to showcase is plans to become Europe’s largest decarbonisation project.

New beer to celebrate 15 year mark

York Press: Kate Balchin in the brewery

1:30pm Wednesday 16th May 2018

THE brewing team at an East Yorkshire brewery has developed a new beer in celebration of its 15th anniversary.

Lease deal for growing firm

York Press: Wayne and Stephen Chadwick

12:00pm Wednesday 16th May 2018

A YORK law firm has lent its support to the expansion of one of the city’s world famous food outlets.

Latest appointments

York Press: William Baggaley

10:00am Wednesday 16th May 2018

WARE & Kay Solicitors has expanded its residential property team with the appointment of William Baggaley who has joined the team as a residential property solicitor.

Grand Central applies for new routes

York Press: RETIRING: One of the high speed trains used by Grand Central which will bow out at the end of the year

9:00am Wednesday 16th May 2018

YORK headquartered rail operator Grand Central has formally submitted an application to run additional services on its North East and West Riding routes.

Partner promotions

York Press: BHP Partner promotion, from left, Jenny Hurst, Paul Captieux and Dean Pearson

9:00am Wednesday 16th May 2018

REGIONAL accountancy firm BHP has announced new senior appointments as internal promotions result in two new partners.

Takeover deal boosts results

York Press: Animalcare

7:00am Wednesday 16th May 2018

DOUBLE digit growth has been reported by York veterinary health group Animalcare as the business reflects on a “transformational year”.

“Transformational” year at Gear4Music

York Press: Andrew Wass, chief executive officer of Gear4music.

6:00am Wednesday 16th May 2018

PROFITS at York-based Gear4Music have been hit by rising operational costs as the enlarged music retailer welcomes a 43 per cent rise in revenues.

Team’s award success

York Press: The Independant Tax team

9:00am Monday 14th May 2018

YORKSHIRE HMRC-handling and tax dispute specialist Independent Tax has enjoyed a successful start to 2018 gaining recognition at a regional, national and international level.

Lindum passes post on scheme

York Press: The newly renamed clocktower enclosure

6:00am Monday 14th May 2018

A YORK construction group will see its latest development showcased to thousands this week as York Racecourse unveils its new enclosure at this year Dante Festival.

Engineers for New Lodge

York Press: The Joseph Rowntree Trust's New Lodge development

9:00am Friday 11th May 2018

THE contractors behind a new development by the Joseph Rowntree Trust have appointed structural engineers for the £24 million build.

Retail leader in bakery buyout

York Press: Adam Scott and Phil Pinder with their new joint entreprise Pinder & Scott Artisan Bakers in the Shambles , York  Picture Frank Dwyer.

6:00am Friday 11th May 2018

THE chairman of York Retail Forum has “put his money where his mouth is” and taken on a new venture in the city with a fresh take on a popular Italian bakery.

Lindum spots talent

York Press: Josh Patten

9:00am Thursday 10th May 2018

A YORK building firm offered a bricklaying student work experience in the city after reading about his award win at York College.

Agency creates rail style art

York Press: Mark Goodson at Pickering Station by the new Wayside poster.

6:00am Thursday 10th May 2018

THE owner of a North Yorkshire holiday park has commissioned York design agency Mann Creative for a marketing drive mimicking one of Britain’s most recognised tourism campaigns.

Accountants elect a new president

York Press: Alison Smith

3:00pm Wednesday 9th May 2018

A NEW president has been appointed to head the York Society of Chartered Accountants.

Latest appointments

York Press: Jessica Appleby and Jessica Duffy - New Directors at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors

1:00pm Wednesday 9th May 2018

NORTH Yorkshire law firm Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors continues its business growth strategy with the appointment of two new directors.

Cheers to Kinoko

York Press: Debbie Wild, founder of Kinoko

12:00pm Wednesday 9th May 2018

A FORMER science teacher turned brewer has launched York’s newest drink brand after spotting a gap in the market for a low sugar non-alcoholic beverage.

Agency’s award hopes for 11 titles

York Press: The Red team are hoping to build on the success of last year's IoIC event when they picked up eight awards

10:00am Wednesday 9th May 2018

THE team at RED Publications is celebrating after being shortlisted for 11 awards at the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) Central and North Awards.

New markets are a certain

York Press: webcertain picture for online

9:01am Wednesday 9th May 2018

AN INTERNATIONAL digital marketing group headquartered in York has secured funding to the sum of half a million pounds as it seeks to expand into new markets.

New chapter for Twisted

York Press: Technicians working in the new LR Coach-works department

8:00am Wednesday 9th May 2018

THE Thirsk business famed for its work re-engineering one of Land Rover’s most iconic vehicles has announced a £100,000 investment in launching a new division ahead of unveiling plans for the future of Twisted.

Lift off for gin brand after listing is secured with airline

York Press: Slingsby gin

7:00am Wednesday 9th May 2018

NORTH Yorkshire gin-brand Slingsby Gin is to launch its first ever on-board retail offering after securing a listing with airline Jet2.com.

Funding sparked idea from plan to reality

York Press: Steve Waud (BEF) Tom McKenzie (Spark York) Sam Leach (Spark York) and Andy Clough (BEF)_

6:00am Wednesday 9th May 2018

THE duo behind Spark:York and the investment loan provider that supported them have spoken of their pride following the opening weekend as funds totalling £150,000 look set to create 100 jobs in the city.

Selby £3.5 million commercial property fund

York Press: Selby viewed from the Abbey Tower   Picture: Frank Dwyer

6:00am Tuesday 8th May 2018

SELBY councillors have agreed a £3.5 million investment pot to be spent on commercial property around the district.

Digital growth funds

York Press: Muz Mutaz

9:00am Thursday 3rd May 2018

BUSINESSES in York are being urged to take advantage of up to £10,000 of funding to invest in new digital technology under the Government-backed Digital Enterprise programme, before the window for applications closes next month.

Teach business better in school

York Press: Panelists and hosts of the IoD Northern Lights event, from left, Dean Fathers, Terry Hodgkinson, Richard Abbott, Natalie Sykes, Henri Murison and Roger Marsh

6:02am Thursday 3rd May 2018

IMPROVING employability in education came out as the key theme among a panel of business leaders in York as they discussed how to close the North-South divide.

Forecourt venture grows portfolio with latest purchase

York Press: Joseph Richardson, Managing Director outside Middleton Services

2:00pm Wednesday 2nd May 2018

A FAMILY run service station business has added a sixth forecourt to its portfolio with its latest acquisition.

National awards for the Hilton York team

York Press: Hilton York has won some national awards from the Hilton Brand Picture Frank Dwyer.

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd May 2018

A CHANGE in staff culture at a York hotel has seen its team win two awards and top numerous league tables in its national group.

York Professionals to support member's fundraising efforts at annual dinner

York Press: Catherine Adamson

12:30pm Wednesday 2nd May 2018

YORK Professionals will be raising money at its flagship Annual Dinner this month to support a fellow member on a 100-mile walking challenge.

Latest appointments

York Press: Sue Garland

11:00am Wednesday 2nd May 2018

CONTINUUM Attractions has announced Sue Garland has been appointed as chairperson with immediate affect.

Gelato maker on the ‘moov’

York Press: From left, Garbutt + Elliot’s business services manager Jimmy Durham and partner Matthew Grant will support the future growth plans of Groovy Moo’s operation manager Ashley Smith and founder Michelle Walker

9:00am Wednesday 2nd May 2018

PRODUCTION has increased tenfold at a North Yorkshire artisan gelato manufacturer following a move to new premises.

Making waves with donation

York Press: Left to right Marketing Director Dan Norton Sales Director Phil Raikes and Managing Director Charlie Simpson-Daniel (2)

8:00am Wednesday 2nd May 2018

A YORK based water brand which launched with a promise to support NHS charities has expanded its range with supermarket giant Tesco as it hits its first fundraising milestone.

New owner at York recruitment firm

York Press: Emma Cellabos, the new owner of Charterhouse Recruitment

7:00am Wednesday 2nd May 2018

YORK-headquartered Charterhouse Recruitment Services has been acquired by a recruitment industry specialist who plans to expand its operations into additional regions, starting with the North West.

York firm leading the way in rail response

6:00am Wednesday 2nd May 2018

A £215,000 grant has been secured by a York technology firm as it’s rail safety software is being put to the test by the industry.

Council apprentices given new tool kits

York Press: Cllr Mark Crane, Edward Wake, Tom Wilcock and Paul Mitchell from Efficiency North. Picture: Selby District Council.

9:38am Tuesday 1st May 2018

APPRENTICES with Selby District Council have been given new tool kits by social housing group Efficiency North.

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Staff driving your business

York Press: John Goodacre

9:00am Wednesday 16th May 2018

Driving your business – are you aware if your employees are driving when banned?

Innovation and locking in your competitive advantage

York Press: John Sykes

9:00am Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Businesses in the UK have always been good at innovation. It is one of our strengths. Whatever the outcome of Brexit, the fortunes of the United Kingdom and the companies based here will continue to depend on innovation, whether that is in product design, pharmaceuticals, advanced manufacturing, digital innovations or the so called Industry 4.0. The Industry 4.0 will require businesses to be agile and embrace new technologies. Industry 4.0 is about collaboration, fast turnaround, use of online technologies, particularly advances in CAD software, digital printing and customer derived products. There is a move towards the ability to design and make products for specific customers highly influenced by customer demands. Simply offering certain products in the hope that customers find them useful will become to be seem as inflexible and uncompetitive.


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.