Friday, June 5, 2020

General News

Finance

Avacta to raise £45 to scale-up diagnostic and testing

Avacta Group, the Wetherby-based life sciences business, aims to raise up to £45 million to fund the rapid scale-up of its Affirmer diagnostic products...

Confident Clipper Logistics posts positive results

Clipper Logistics, the logistics and e-fulfilment specialist, has reported a strong year despite disruption posed by the pandemic. For the year to 30 April 2020,...

Lincolnshire builders’ merchants secures facility to support 200 workers

Turnbull & Co, the independent builders’ and plumbers’ merchants in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, has secured an overdraft facility from HSBC UK to help manage...

Harpers Environmental cleans up with £2m funding to support growth

Industrial services and waste management firm, Harpers Environmental, has secured £2 million of funding from Independent Growth Finance (IGF). The invoice discounting facility is central...

Leeds in top six best performing UK cities for attracting foreign direct investment projects

Leeds has been ranked as the sixth best-performing city in the UK (outside of London) for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) projects, with 20...

Jet2 owner completes sale of distribution & logistics business

Dart Group, the listed Leeds-based owner of Jet2, has completed the £98 million sale of its distribution and logistics business. The deal has seen the...

Appointments

Bradford-headquartered insurance broking and risk management group appoints MD

An insurance professional with almost 30 years’ industry experience has joined TL Dallas to spearhead the next phase of growth within its commercial division. Tim...

Leeds investment non-profit adds regional talent to team

The Board of Leeds-based investment non-profit, NorthInvest, has welcomed the Managing Director of FinTech at Legal & General. As a senior director at Legal &...

Trio of non-executive directors join Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce Board

Three new non-executive directors have been appointed to the Board of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce. Nicola Langton, Head of Business Support at EBP, Roy Colclough, previous...

Senior hire for CBRE’s valuation team

Simon Harrop has joined CBRE as Associate Director, furthering strengthening the Leeds-based valuation team. He joins from Bruton Knowles where he was an Associate in...

Begbies Traynor Group expands Yorkshire presence

Lee Lockwood has been promoted to partner at Begbies Traynor Group’s BTG Advisory division in Leeds. With over 15 years’ restructuring experience, Mr Lockwood previously...

Gelder reveal its new ‘Can Do’ Commercial Division Leadership Team

The Gelder Group merged its Facilities Maintenance and Building and Major Contracts Divisions in 2019 to one ‘Commercial Division’ reporting in to Construction Director...

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Manufacturing

Rolls-Royce to cut 100 jobs in Rotherham

Rolls-Royce is to cut 100 jobs in Rotherham. The news comes after the company confirmed in May that at least 9,000 jobs would be lost...

Out of Office

Long-term solution sought on transport funding during pandemic

As revised bus timetables are introduced, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is calling for a long-term solution to support for public transport during the...

North Yorkshire charities scoop share of £1m fund

Nine charities based in North Yorkshire have received donations of £1,000 each as part of the Movement for Good awards. Set up by specialist insurer...

Academics at Sheffield Hallam University help hospitality companies in the Sheffield City Region with free webinars

Academics at Sheffield Hallam University are helping hospitality companies in the Sheffield City Region prepare for a future after Covid-19 with a series of...

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