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Vacant shopfront makeovers keep up appearances

York Press: A Bridge Street shop before window dressing

6:05am Tuesday 27th June 2017

Vacant and unsightly shopfronts in York city centre have been getting a makeover to keep up appearances and attract prospective tenants.

Institute’s young head

York Press: the new president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales’ (ICAEW) West Yorkshire and York

9:00am Monday 26th June 2017

AN audit and accounts manager from York has been appointed as the new president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales’ West Yorkshire and York division.

Online posting fuels pipeline

York Press: From left, Dominic King, John Wilkinson (both K2) and James Smith (MGP)

6:03am Monday 26th June 2017

A START-UP engineering businesses filled its order book from customers around the world just an hour after publishing its first post on social media.

Churning out drink brand

York Press: Ian and Lesley Buxton, owners of Yorlife

9:00am Friday 23rd June 2017

A YORK ice cream producer is pushing the reach of its new drinks brand after winning a listing with an international distributor.

Herb producer marks 25 years

York Press: Alison Dodd and Philip Dodd of Herbs Unlimited which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year with a farm open day

6:00am Friday 23rd June 2017

A HERB growing venture founded by a North Yorkshire chef who struggled to find fresh ingredients is celebrating 25 years in business.

Brick order flies out

York Press: Turweston Flight Centre

12:00pm Thursday 22nd June 2017

A NORTH Yorkshire brick manufacturer has supplied 100,000 bricks for a new airfield control tower in Buckinghamshire as part of a £130,000 contract.

Accountancy school prize

York Press: Rowanne Frankland (centre) and Sarah Rhodes (right) of Aspire Accountancy School, with AAT President Mark McBride and their trophy

9:00am Thursday 22nd June 2017

A YORK accountancy school has won a national award from the industry’s governing body naming it the best new training provider in the country.

Firm to reduce animal testing

York Press: Jon Timmis, chief executive of SimOmics.

6:02am Thursday 22nd June 2017

A YORK company specialising in software for medical science has developed a system which it claims will reduce the need for laboratory testing on animals.

Pocklington designer follows in Dyson’s footsteps

York Press: Steven Kyffin

12:30pm Wednesday 21st June 2017

A FORMER Pocklington School pupil and patron of its new Art and Design Technology Centre Campaign is to receive an industry award for outstanding contributions in the field of design.

The Press Business Awards 2017 opens for entries

York Press:

10:28am Wednesday 21st June 2017

TODAY we open the doors to the 27th Press Business Awards and issue a call to inspiring entrepreneurs to share their stories of success as we once again celebrate enterprise in our region.

National retail bank acquires stake in York funding provider

York Press: National retail bank acquires stake in York funding provider

9:00am Wednesday 21st June 2017

PROFESSIONAL services teams in York have advised on the sale of one of the city’s funding providers to Aldermore Group.

Region tops national film industry chart

York Press: Victoria.

6:00am Wednesday 21st June 2017

A GROWTH rate of more than double the national average has shot Yorkshire into the number one spot as the fastest growing region for film and television production.

Work starts on student scheme

York Press: How the new buildings will look on the corner of Percy's Lane and Navigation Road.

6:00am Monday 19th June 2017

WORK has started on the development of another student housing block in the centre of York.

Guild role for town businessman

York Press: Malton consulting engineer  Alan Mitchell who is the new Master Of The York Guild Of Building.Pic Nigel Holland.

6:00am Monday 19th June 2017

A MALTON consulting engineer has recently taken over the reins as Master of the York Guild of Building.

Mum launches online network

York Press: Pictured is Sarah Jane (SJ) Barker, of Westow, with her children Henry and Eliza looking at SJâs Ryedale Mumber online parenting community website. Picture David Harrison..

6:00am Friday 16th June 2017

A MUM-of-two has launched an online social network to connect parents across the region.

Whixley business places well

York Press: Graham Richardson, group managing director with Johnsons of Whixley

6:00am Friday 16th June 2017

A BUSINESS near York placed runner-up for the Yorkshire region at the Family Business of the Year Awards.

CPP pulls out of York

York Press:

3:42pm Wednesday 14th June 2017

YORK employer CPP has announced it is moving its HQ out of York after almost 20 years - putting nearly 50 jobs at risk.

Trainees land legal roles

York Press: From left, Charlotte Levy, Laura Colling, David Maclaurin and Emily Jones of Langleys Solicitors.

9:00am Thursday 15th June 2017

YORK law firm Langleys Solicitors is retaining all five of its trainees who will join the firm’s legal teams when they qualify in September.

£6.2m build is taking shape

York Press: The plans for Percy's Lane and Navigation Road Corner

6:00am Thursday 15th June 2017

WORK is underway on York’s latest student development after a Leeds construction firm won the £6.2 million contract to build it.

Rosie heads new housing factory

York Press: Rosie Toogood

4:00pm Wednesday 14th June 2017

LEGAL & General has appointed a director from automtive engineering brand Rolls-Royce to lead its new modular housing business.

Estate invests in water park plans

York Press: From left Robert Sword, Estate Manager, Dawnay Estates, Daniel, aged 5, James Whitehead, North Yorkshire Water Park Manager, Thomas aged 7, and Katrina Shamel, Dawnay Estates.

3:00pm Wednesday 14th June 2017

A NEW water park is being created in North Yorkshire as the Dawnay Estate invests in its offering at Wykeham Lakes.

Leading the way in 3D dentistry

York Press: Dr Adam Glassford (Cosmetic and Implant Dentist),

2:00pm Wednesday 14th June 2017

THE latest in world leading dental technology has arrived in York as a cosmetic firm revolutionises the way it works following a £30,000 investment.

Wheels in motion for overseas expansion

York Press: From left, Ian Kerfoot-Davies, General Manager of fleet at Transdev Melbourne with Guy Pex, Sales and Marketing Manager, Bus Corp Oceania Pty Ltd (BCO) at the handover of the first two of five new Solos.

11:00am Wednesday 14th June 2017

A NEW partnership with one of Australia’s largest automotive groups will see bus manufacturer Optare increase its presence on the continent.

Contract wins off pound fall

York Press: From left, digital marketing manager Fran Charnley and sales director Lisa Craven.

9:00am Wednesday 14th June 2017

YORK digital marketing agency Tailor Made Media has clinched a contract with an Australian-based vitamin brand as it builds its overseas client portfolio off the back of the weakened pound.

Lambert at the forefront of new industrial revolution

York Press: From left, Mike Lewis (Lambert) and Martin Strutt (EEF)

8:00am Wednesday 14th June 2017

EMBRACING new technologies has resulted in record sales at North Yorkshire engineering firm Lambert as cloud-based systems pave the way for growing exports.

Stately contract win for coffee supplier

York Press: Castle Howard

6:00am Wednesday 14th June 2017

A YORK coffee specialist is set to serve almost 300,000 visitors a year after winning a contract to supply a specially commissioned blend to regional tourist hot spot Castle Howard.

Foss canoe business

York Press: William Hopkinson and Chelle Rodden of York Canoe Hire based at the Watergate Inn in Walmgate. Picture: Richard Doughty Photography

6:00am Tuesday 13th June 2017

THERE are many ways to appreciate York’s unique views and history.

York business trials new device

York Press: V-Trak by Stonelin Communications.10.05.17

4:00am Friday 9th June 2017

THE first trials of an new 'smart' vehicle tracker have been launched in York.

'Founders' Club' launched to raise capital for Yorkshire distillery

York Press: Abbie Neilson and Chris Jaume

6:00am Thursday 8th June 2017

A YORK-based distillery has launched a "Founders' Club" to help raise investment to fire up the stills and get the whisky flowing later this year.

Sightseeing fleet launched after £2.5million takeover

York Press: From left: Mike Robson – Non Executive Director City Cruises; Joshua Bradley – Quayside Manager; Lynne Wright – Reservations Sales Manager; Chris Agar – Maintenance Manager; Aaron Stuart – Captain; Laurie Pooley – Captain; Rita Beckwith – Ch

5:33am Thursday 8th June 2017

TOUR boat operator City Cruises has officially launched its York sightseeing fleet following the £2.5million takeover of York River Boats Cruising.

Kathryn is new charity boss

York Press: Dr Kathryn Scott

10:15am Wednesday 7th June 2017

YORKSHIRE Cancer Research, the largest independent regional cancer charity in England, has appointed Dr Kathryn Scott as its new chief executive.

Couple’s pet food success

York Press: Faith and Michael Mateer, co-owners of My French Bulldog

6:00am Wednesday 7th June 2017

A FAMILY run business has taken advantage of the country’s most popular dog breed by creating a range of supplements for them.

Two siblings establish bike business

York Press: Pictured are Kim and Ben Lawson who have set up a new cycling business based at 17 Burgate B&B in Pickering. Picture David Harrison..

6:00am Wednesday 7th June 2017

A RYEDALE brother and sister duo have launched a ‘unique’ new business organising mini-breaks which combine mountain-biking and sports massages.

New faces on the board of York Professionals

York Press: Photo shows the two new York Professionals board directors Karen Tinkler and Michelle Mook (front row, L-R) with existing board directors Adrian Widdowson, Nick Neill and chair, Anne Taylor

10:24am Tuesday 6th June 2017

YORK'S city wide organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting the professional services sector has welcomed two new members to its board.

£200,000 refurb at village pub

York Press: The renovated White Horse pub

6:00am Tuesday 6th June 2017

A PUB in a York village has re-opened with new landlords following a £200,000 revamp.

Hunters grows its presence on the Yorkshire coast

York Press: Hunters Filey branch team

9:00am Monday 5th June 2017

YORK headquartered estate agency group has grown its national network with the opening of a new branch in Filey.

Boosting diversity in tech recruitment

York Press: Hannah Pirie

8:00am Monday 5th June 2017

A YORK technology company has updated its pioneering anonymous recruitment process after utilising the expertise of a student developer.

Film firm back from Cannes

York Press: Mad as Birds producer Andy Evans with Shutters star Gerard Butler

8:00am Friday 2nd June 2017

THE upcoming production from York film company Mad As Birds has just been pitched at an international film festival in the same month that filming finishes on its latest psychological thriller starring Hollywood superstar Gerard Butler.

Restaurant to create 60 jobs

York Press: Gusto West Bridgford interior

4:00am Thursday 1st June 2017

WORK costing nearly £1 million has started on a well-known York city centre building to transform it into a new high-end restaurant.

Manufacturing with printers

York Press: Edwin Stokes, director of Fluxaxis

6:00am Thursday 1st June 2017

THE York company behind sets for Olympic and Commonwealth Games opening ceremonies and musical and theatrical performances across the globe has launched a new business boasting the fastest 3D printing capabilities in the world.

Virgin seeks rail innovators

York Press: Sir Richard Branson promoting  a new scheme which gives start-up firms an opportunity to apply for funding from Virgin Trains to create innovations which could improve the railway

12:00pm Wednesday 31st May 2017

YORK headquartered rail operator Virgin Trains East Coast has launched a new programme to find the next generation of start-up firms to revolutionise train travel.

Latest appointments

York Press: Crombie Wilkinson's new starters

10:45am Wednesday 31st May 2017

YORK law firm Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors has expanded its team following a 12-month growth strategy.

Inn group founder checks out of business

York Press: Provenance Inns and Hotels Group directors Michael Ibbotson, left, and Chris Blundell.

9:00am Wednesday 31st May 2017

THE co-founder of a £10 million North Yorkshire pub and hotel group has resigned from the company taking one of the eight businesses within the group with him.

Sugar factory plans spell industry return

York Press: An artists impression of the new Al Khaleej International sugar processing plant

6:05am Wednesday 31st May 2017

SUGAR beet processing could be returning to North Yorkshire for the first time since 2007 as a Middle Eastern sugar giant plans to create up to 300 jobs with a new 24-hour plant.

Roll out the barrel for a new Viking invasion

York Press:

4:00am Tuesday 30th May 2017

VIKING settlers would have certainly approved of this place.

Revenues reach record high at York Racecourse

York Press: York Races on Saturday. Picture David Harrison..

5:00am Tuesday 30th May 2017

WET weather failed to dampen sales at York Racecourse as the venue enjoyed a record year despite a drop in attendance.

Craftsman's royal contract

York Press: Aaron Rowntree

4:27am Monday 29th May 2017

TEN years since a royal estate in Scotland was saved for the nation by The Prince of Wales, a local craftsman has helped further its development.

Win for former maltings house

York Press: Croft Farm Construction site manager, Alex Birch; COG Architecture director, Ian Collins; City of York Council asset manager, Tim Bradley; Northminster Limited development surveyor, Alastair Gill; LHL Group assistant quantity surveyor, Harry Atkin; Croft

6:00am Friday 26th May 2017

A £2.1 MILLION scheme to turn part of York’s brewing history into six townhouses has won two major awards.

Strategic new role

York Press: Steve Boyes

9:00am Thursday 25th May 2017

A YORK software firm specialising in till technology for the bakery industry has appointed the former managing director of a partner company.

Langver cracks European nut

York Press: Claire Matten and Scott Taylor with machinery.

6:00am Thursday 25th May 2017

A MANUFACTURING company which makes ratchet tensioners for heavy goods vehicles has secured a foothold in Europe with a £25,000 contract win.

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Trusts and tax planning

York Press: Alastair Byrne.

9:00am Wednesday 21st June 2017

Trusts are a legal arrangement whereby assets are placed into the care of an individual who manages them for the benefit of someone else.

Highlighting employee benefits

York Press: Jason Crowther

9:00am Wednesday 14th June 2017

OVER the years I have met a wide range of business owners and boards of directors who run companies with an annual turnover ranging from £100,000 to many millions of pounds, with just a handful of staff locally to many thousands of employees in locations across the globe.


Made to measure approach to business

York Press: Sam Risker - Tailor Made Media MD

9:00am Wednesday 21st June 2017

MANAGING director of digital marketing agency Tailor Made Media, Sam Risker is no stranger to hard work.

Insuring expansion

York Press: David Fryer, managing director JMG Townends

12:02pm Wednesday 1st March 2017

AS MANAGING director of JMG Townends insurance brokers, David Fryer is leading a mission to focus on local business growth after the joint venture between Townends Chartered Accountants and insurance broker JM Glendinning, relocated to York in 2015 from headquarters in Guiseley.