A major campaign aimed at revitalising the economy of York and North and East Yorkshire is launched by The Press.

With the backing of business and political leaders, The Press has decided it is time to fight back in the wake of the global recession.

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Press campaign backs business

9:20am Monday 12th March 2012

TODAY marks three years since The Press launched a campaign to support York as a business city.

Council chiefs calling on Government to change business rates system

York Press: Kersten England: AIms to write to Lord Mandelson and his counterparts in the other parties

9:35am Monday 12th April 2010

THE battle to rescue small business in York from crippling hikes in business rates which threaten their existence is to be taken to the Government.

Tech Tyres opens new MOT station at Osbaldwick Industrial Estate

7:45am Friday 9th April 2010

A FAMILY-OWNED business in York is flourishing despite the difficult financial climate.

Luxury Ice Cream Company to open in Back Swinegate

York Press: Dawn Argyle and Marco Angelé at the new Luxury Ice Cream Company café in York

7:52am Wednesday 31st March 2010

ICE cream lovers will be offered a taste of continental culture when a new Mediterranean-style parlour opens in York this weekend.

York looks to reap benefits of civil service relocations

8:46am Friday 26th March 2010

A MASTERPLAN of potential sites where civil servants could be based in York is being drawn up by the city’s political chiefs.

York ‘shrugging off the recession’

9:03am Monday 22nd March 2010

NEW figures have revealed how York shrugged off the recession last year, with 80 more businesses being launched than were closed down.

William Hague hears rallying cry for York to be made “the place for business”

York Press: William Hague, centre, chatting before last night’s dinner

8:38am Friday 19th March 2010

SHADOW Foreign Secretary William Hague joined 650 Yorkshire entrepreneurs as they heard a clarion call for York to be made “the place for business” in the county.

Café No8 plans conservatory extension in garden

York Press: Café No8 in Gillygate

8:44am Tuesday 16th March 2010

ONE of York’s best-loved food venues is planning to expand.

Park equipment firm Playscheme takes on more staff

York Press: Steve Danby with his staff at Playscheme, Elvington

1:15pm Monday 15th February 2010

A BUSINESS which started out in a York garden shed 13 years ago is celebrating after beating the recession by winning a number of high-profile contracts.

H&M to open big new fashion store at Monks Cross, York

York Press: H&M is soon to open in the            former Blacks premises at Monks Cross shopping park, Huntington

10:30am Tuesday 9th February 2010

FASHION giant H&M is to open a massive new store in York, The Press can reveal.

Hotel could bring 50 jobs

York Press: NEW LOOK: An artist’s impression of the proposed 120-bedroom hotel in Toft Green, pictured centre, in yellow and grey

11:40am Saturday 30th January 2010

A NEW £10 million hotel within York’s Bar Walls is set to create 50 jobs and boost the city’s vital tourism economy.

Ian Loftus to turn former Beams Tearooms in Stonegate, York, into a beer café

York Press: Ian Loftus in the medieval hall which once housed the former Beams Tearooms in Stonegate

10:40am Saturday 23rd January 2010

A MEDIEVAL hall in the heart of York is to get a new lease of life after city officials backed plans to turn it into a beer café.

Leeds City Region Partnership to pool ideas for a brighter future for the wider Yorkshire region

8:46am Friday 15th January 2010

SOME of the most powerful politicians, business people and university leaders in the region will converge on York on Monday to plot a brighter future for the wider Yorkshire region.

North Yorkshire brewers set challenge for 2010

8:45am Saturday 2nd January 2010

CHAMPION brewers from North Yorkshire are bracing themselves for a monumental new year, as they look to build on and repeat their triumphant 2009.

Bumper Christmas gives traders cause for hope

York Press: Coney Street in York is packed with Christmas shoppers

8:13am Monday 21st December 2009

SHOPKEEPERS in York say there are signs they seem to be riding out the recession, following a bumper festive season.

£200 million success story for York's economy

York Press: The Ivy brasserie, at the Grange Hotel in York

8:30am Thursday 17th December 2009

YORK proved it could smile through the recession with the revelation of a £200 million success story for the local economy.

Business travellers’ £70m boost for York economy

9:44am Tuesday 15th December 2009

BUSINESS travel and conferences in York now generate nearly £70 million for the local economy – placing York in the top ten business tourism cities in the UK.

Flights boost for York holiday-makers

10:27am Saturday 12th December 2009

HOLIDAY-MAKERS from York will be able to reach the continent more easily from next spring, when budget airline easyJet starts flying from the region.

St Nicholas event in York brings in £10m

10:26am Saturday 12th December 2009

TOURISM chiefs say this year’s St Nicholas Fayre was “the best ever”, estimating the event brought about £10 million pounds into York’s economy.

Inspire2Independence moves to new premises in Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton

York Press: From left, i2i  managing director Matthew Gore, with trolley, Tracey Smith, general manager of York Science Park, James Gore, Mark Senton of Senton & Simpson, financial services, Kent Mayall and Shaun McKenna, of i2i

9:29am Wednesday 9th December 2009

TRAINING services provider Inspire2Independence (i2i) has finally lived up to its name.

Visitor numbers soar at York museums

8:50am Monday 7th December 2009

YORK’S museums are claiming a tourism triumph, after the recession failed to stop the number of visitors to the city’s heritage attractions soaring.

Forsyth Business Centres moving to Clifton Moor, York

8:13am Thursday 3rd December 2009

A MAJOR relocation move is set to bring a real “buzz” to York’s economy and safeguard jobs.

Minster Quarter retailers in drive to promote the area

York Press: Business representatives from the Minster Quarter area stride down Stonegate

11:40am Tuesday 24th November 2009

THIS was the scene in the heart of York as city centre retailers tried to brighten up their area.

York Means Business film leads drive to attract businesses to the city

York Press: At the Mansion House for the launch of the York Means Business film are, from left, film maker Christopher David, managing editor of The Press Steve Hughes, Denise Stuart of york-england.com and the Lord Mayor of York, Coun John Galvin

9:02am Wednesday 18th November 2009

A PACKED audience of business and council leaders has hailed The Press’s new York Means Business film at its premiere at the Mansion House.

The Press’ York Means Business film will be premiered to an audience of business and council leaders at the Mansion House next week

York Press: Martin Gray, Frankie Curran and Bob Scrase pictured with the DVD cover, outside Fulprint

10:07am Saturday 14th November 2009

Two local businesses have stepped forward to help ensure the success of the film, which will attract vital investment – and new jobs – to the city by showing businessmen why they should relocate here.

£19.7 million science and technology investment in York

York Press: An artist’s impression of The Hub, which  will be part of the new Science City investment

9:14am Wednesday 11th November 2009

As York celebrates winning £19.7 million of Euro cash to plough into its science and technology sector, NICOLA FIFIELD investigates how much of a difference the investment will make.

Pextons hardware store reaches finals of Britain’s Best Retailer Awards

York Press: Store owner Johnny Hayes outside Pextons in Bishopthorpe Road, York

7:42am Tuesday 10th November 2009

A HARDWARE store in York will find out this week whether it has hammered its rivals in a top national competition.

City of York Council give planning permission for Robert Teed and Paula Jackson to transform the Old Schoolhouse in Peasholme Green into a art gallery

York Press: Robert Teed and his partner, Paula Jackson, outside the Old Schoolhouse, in Peasholme Green, York, which they hope to turn into an art gallery

10:19am Saturday 7th November 2009

LOCAL artists will soon have a new showcase for their work after plans for an art gallery in the centre of York were given the go-ahead.

Barnitts hardware store in Colliergate, York to expand into premises vacated by Blacks

York Press: Barnitts shop in Colliergate, York, which is expanding into its neighbour, Blacks

11:25am Friday 6th November 2009

ONE of York’s biggest and best-known independent retailers is defying the recession with a major expansion scheme.

Try before you buy at Blackwell & Denton in Colliergate

York Press: A youngster tries out one of the washing machines at Blackwell & Denton where the public are encouraged to try the appliances

7:49am Friday 30th October 2009

CUSTOMERS visiting a new showroom at a York domestic appliance shop are being invited to bring some clothes along and get them washed and tumble dried.

Buckle’s Bakery on the corner of Micklegate and Priory Street, York reopened as as Roast

York Press: From right, Peter, Simon Longhurst and Lee Wilkinson outside Roast

10:33am Saturday 17th October 2009

BUSINESSMAN Peter Buckle has used his loaf – to bring one of York’s oldest bakeries back from the brink.

Cut price York city centre parking scheme unveiled

9:32am Wednesday 2nd September 2009

SHOPPERS could get half-price parking in York city centre on Tuesdays under a scheme to go before city councillors next week.

Jobs boost as Debenhams store at Monks Cross, York set to open on October 15

8:25am Wednesday 2nd September 2009

A HIGH street fashion giant will create more new jobs than it originally envisaged when its second York store opens next month.

Complete jobs boost as care firm expands

10:28am Monday 31st August 2009

A RECESSION-BUSTING business is expanding into York – bringing 15 new jobs to the city.

Bespoke Country, which already has outlets in Scarborough and Whitby, has chosen Castlegate, in York, for its third shop

9:06am Thursday 27th August 2009

SHOPPERS in York have even more choice after a new home accessories and gift shop opened its doors – creating two jobs in the city.

York Data Services’ Data Centre in York Science Park to provide new high-speed web links

York Press: David Kirkham, chief technology officer of York Data Services, left, with co-founder Mark Fordyce, the chief     executive

9:37am Monday 17th August 2009

HOPES of bringing thousands of new jobs to York have been boosted by a £250,000 investment.

York solicitors Ebor Law to take over prime location in High Petergate

York Press: Solicitor Nigel Wilson with staff, from left, Natalie Smith, Louise Walker and Debra Jackson outside Ebor Law’s new premises in High Petergate

8:28am Saturday 15th August 2009

A FIRM of solicitors has taken over an empty office space in a prime York city centre location.

York's level of vacant shops third lowest in the north-east

York Press: Table showing the percentage of empty shops around the North East

9:26am Wednesday 5th August 2009

SHOPS in York are riding out the recession better than almost anywhere else in our region, according to new independent research.

Berwick Kaler stars in video to help promote York

York Press: Berwick Kaler stars in video to help promote York

11:10am Tuesday 4th August 2009

PANTO dame Berwick Kaler has joined the battle to attract new investment and jobs to York.

Audi dealership sale underlines firm’s confidence it has ‘weathered worst of recession’

10:36am Monday 3rd August 2009

A DEAL worth £11 million has seen the Audi dealership in Clifton Moor, York, snapped up by a growing Yorkshire car retail group.

Fall in jobless brings fresh hope for York unemployed

10:13am Tuesday 28th July 2009

UNEMPLOYMENT has fallen in more than half the neighbourhoods in York, sparking fresh hopes that the city will ride out the recession.

Construction of Flaxby Country Resort to create 400 jobs

York Press: A computer-generated image of what the five-star hotel at Flaxby Country Resort could look like

9:47am Thursday 23rd July 2009

UP TO 400 local construction jobs are to be generated by a blockbuster project to build a new five-star hotel in North Yorkshire.

Lighting Energy Controller product to reduce costs for for small and medium businesses

York Press: Seggy Segaran, left, managing director of Crucible Technologies of York, and Charles Wood, director of York-based Electrical Contractors Simpson & Wood, who have teamed up to roll out the LEC across Yorkshire and Humberside

11:39am Wednesday 22nd July 2009

CHEAPER lighting costs for small and medium ventures can now be achieved – thanks to a hi-tech York company.

York’s big rise in civil service jobs

9:24am Wednesday 22nd July 2009

THE huge growth in civil service jobs in York was revealed today – as inward investment chiefs revealed their hopes of bringing hundreds more.

Jobs hope as Science City York secures £1.3 million investment from Europe

York Press: Andy Gurnell

8:40am Tuesday 21st July 2009

SCIENCE City York has secured a £1.3 million investment from Europe to help create 160 jobs over the next three years.

100 extra jobs for Nestlé site

York Press: York MP Hugh Bayley, second right, talks to Nestlé’s managing director of confectionery, David Rennie, during a tour of the new packing facility

10:00am Monday 20th July 2009

A NEW food packaging factory on York’s Nestlé site will eventually provide work for up to 200 people during peak periods.

York Designer Outlet's second quarter sales up on last year

York Press: York Designer Outlet's second quarter sales up on last year

11:01am Wednesday 15th July 2009

BARGAIN-seeking shoppers are continuing to ensure York Designer Outlet defies the consumer downturn.

Think tank report says York is faring better than many places

9:02am Tuesday 7th July 2009

“BRAINY” cities and areas like York and the East Riding are faring better in the recession than cities or towns with a high proportion of people with low or no qualifications.

Construction company Simpson (York) Ltd moving to Dunnington

York Press: Simpson’s new home

7:50am Friday 26th June 2009

A MAJOR York construction company has moved to a new, supergreen headquarters after outgrowing its old home.

York Minster Quarter in funding plea

9:56am Tuesday 23rd June 2009

MILLIONS of pounds in grant funding could go to historic quarters in York.


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