Friday, August 14, 2020

General News

Finance

UK falls into recession as GDP shrinks more than 20%

The latest figures measuring the UK’s economic activity released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today confirmed the country is officially in a...

PE firm takes majority stake in Hermes UK

Global private equity firm, Advent International, has acquired a majority stake in Hermes UK, the Leeds-headquartered consumer delivery company. This follows news from Otto Group...

Five-figure funding boost for Lincs social enterprise

Think2Speak, a social enterprise based in Lincolnshire, has been awarded £80,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with children and young people. The...

Listed firm swoops for Sheffield software specialist

Qualsys, a Sheffield-based Electronic Quality Management Software (EQMS) specialist, has been acquired by Nottingham-based AIM-listed counterpart Ideagen. Qualsys was started in 1995 by Mike Pound...

Aerospace supplier diversifies as sector contents with COVID disruption

An aerospace supplier is maintaining revenues while the sector contends with COVID disruption after diversifying to preserve grounded aircraft. Leeds-based Aeroservices distributes aircraft tools and...

CBILS loan sees Leeds IP property firm boost visibility

An intellectual property firm in Leeds is mitigating challenges posed by coronavirus after securing a £40,000 CBILS-backed loan from NPIF – BEF & FFE...

Appointments

Director joins multi-million technology firm to bolster ambitious growth plans

Leading technology solutions and services provider Solutionize Global has added another senior figure to its business – with a strong commitment to further growing...

LCF Law expands with two key appointments

Two associate solicitors have been appointed at LCF Law. Wendy Scarr and Hana Gwyn join the firm’s 19-strong personal law department. Wendy, who is an...

Industry veteran joins Avacta

Avacta Group, the listed life science business based in Cambridge and Wetherby, has appointed Neil Bell as Chief Development Officer of Avacta Life Sciences...

EY makes senior corporate banking hire to support local business growth

EY has grown its presence in Yorkshire and North East with the appointment of a senior corporate banking and business development specialist. Alexandra Fogal joins...

Slew of senior appointments mark firm’s first decade

Dack Motor Group (DMG) has made a slew of senior appointments as it celebrates its first decade in business. The Lincoln motor specialist, which has...

Smith Brothers power system design team doubles in size

High voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers has added 39 years of power system design expertise to its portfolio with a quartet of specialist...

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Manufacturing

Forgemasters manufacturing key components for renewables project

Sheffield Forgemasters is manufacturing key components for a revolutionary new device for the renewable energy sector. In a first for the company, it will supply...

Out of Office

City solicitors raise £6,400 for Sheffield children’s charity

Almost £6,400 has been raised for Create a Dream Foundation (CADF), the Sheffield-based children’s charity, by city solicitors Wake Smith. Set up in 2017, the...

Initiative encourages locals to explore Bradford this summer

“Keeping the sparkle going” is the theme of a new campaign which aims to encourage local people to start exploring Bradford’s hospitality, retail and...

National Coal Mining Museum reopens its doors with two new exhibitions

After nearly five months of closure due to the coronavirus lockdown, The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield has re-opened. Work behind the scenes has...

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