Monday, September 21, 2020

General News

Pandemic sees major slide in recruitment plans as firms play it safe

Almost half of firms in the UK plan to reduce recruitment or not recruit at all over the next year, according to an annual...

Finance

NPIF cash for Sheffield smart sensor company

Sheffield tech company, Tribosonics, has raised £1.1 million to develop and grow its smart sensors which helps industry reduce costs. The company embeds sensors within...

Leeds med-tech firm raises £2.2m via share placing

Surgical Innovations has successfully raised £2.2 million to reinflate working capital, invest in new product development and sustainability support initiatives. The AIM listed Leeds-based med-tech...

VC fund invests £1m in Leeds tech company

Praetura Ventures, the VC fund that targets high-value sectors in the north of England, is investing £1m in a Leeds-based tech company that helps...

‘Strong trading performance’ for Safestyle despite COVID impact

Despite a downturn in turnover and widening pre-tax losses driven by COVID-19, Safestyle UK has reported a “strong trading performance” in interim results released...

Six-figure CBILS loan for Doncaster engineering firm

Cogent Projects has secured a six-figure CBILS-backed loan to stave of trading uncertainty poses by COVID-19 and to help finance expansion plans. The Doncaster-based mechanical...

‘Strong & resilient trading’ for SimplyBiz

SimplyBiz, the Huddersfield-based business support firm, has reported “strong and resilient trading” in half-year results released this week. In half-year results for the six months...

Appointments

Bank appoints relationship director to support Yorkshire property clients

Lloyds Bank has appointed Oliver Shaw as Relationship Director in its real estate team, strengthening its support for property SMEs across Yorkshire. Mr Shaw has...

Duo of director appointments at Eddisons’ Leeds office

Eddisons has promoted Joseph Fitzsimmons and Richard Temple, both based in the property consultant’s Leeds head office, to director. Joining Eddisons in 2015, Mr Fitzsimmons...

Clarion add energy lawyer as it expands specialisms

Clarion has added an energy specialist to its commercial and IT law team as it expands its specialisms to include the energy sector. Specialising in...

Leeds tech company appoints new strategy director

Leeds technology and learning specialist, Cognito, has appointed Kirsty Foster-Jennings as strategy director. Kirsty brings a wealth of experience to Cognito, with previous roles at...

Senior appointment for Leeds business consultancy

Marketing consultant Deborah Goodall has been named as Associate Director of CDI Alliance, a Leeds-based management and business consultancy. The company specialises in developing and...

Former Reach PLC journalist joins Yorkshire PR Consultancy

Former journalist and editor Martin Shaw has joined Yorkshire-based PR and Marketing Consultancy Leuly PPR as a freelance PR consultant. The news comes just days after...

Commercial Property

Delivery of Huddersfield and Dewsbury Blueprints set to ramp up with £100m investment

Kirklees Council’s Cabinet is to be presented with an update on the Blueprint regeneration plans for both Huddersfield and Dewsbury town centres, with £100million...

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Manufacturing

Structural steel specialists secures trio of contracts worth £21m

The structural steel division of the South Yorkshire-based Billington Holdings has secured three contractors worth £21 million. According to the AIM-listed company, one of these...

Out of Office

Time Out: Spencer Coffin, director of Procure Direct

The weekend is just around the corner and that means another ‘Time Out’. This week Business Link talks to Spencer Coffin, director of Procure...

Pudsey company helps supply 450 Google Chromebooks to inner-city Leeds school

Pudsey-based Next Generation IT has joined forces with Google Education to supply 450 pupils with Google Chromebooks at an inner-city school in Leeds. Little London...

Streets Heaver national finalist in ‘Innovation in Health Tech’

Lincoln Based Software Company, Streets Heaver Healthcare Computing, Nationally Recognised In The LaingBuisson Awards In The ‘Innovation in Health Tech’ Category. The LaingBuisson Awards celebrate...

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