Sunday, January 24, 2021

Strong peak trading period for York’s Gear4Music

Demand for guitars, keyboards and home recording equipment has led to a successful peak trading period for Gear4Music, the York-headquartered musical instrument e-tailer. For the...

Directors back plans for stronger late payment powers

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the late payments burden hitting UK businesses, new figures from the Institute of Directors reveal. Over a third of company...

Merger brings together historic Yorkshire firm with Birmingham counterpart

T&R Williamson, the historic Ripon-based paint and powder coating specialist, has merged with Birmingham firm Thomas Howse. The formal partnership brings together 364 years of...

Morrisons first major UK supermarket to pay £10 an hour

Morrisons has become the first major supermarket to pay staff at least £10 an hour. The new pay deal will start in April and will...

‘Robust performance’ for Persimmon despite pandemic

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, York housebuilder Persimmon has “produced a robust performance” in 2020. In the year ended 31 December, the listed...

Global sustainability consultancy swoops for York business

ERM, a major global sustainability consultancy, has acquired Arcus Consultancy Services, a York-based renewable energy consultancy focused on environmental, planning and engineering support. Founded in...

Filtronic secure £1m defence contract

Filtronic, the AIM listed designer and manufacturer of products, has secured a £1 million contract with a new major UK defence customer. The contract will...

Acquisition creates £20m turnover law business

Yorkshire law firm Switalskis Solicitors has acquired Doncaster-based Atherton Godfrey for an undisclosed sum in a move that creates a £20 million turnover business. Switalskis...

YFM backs fast-growing consumer insights business

Yorkshire investment company, YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has backed a £2.5 million growth capital investment in fast-growing consumer insights business, Vypr. The company, founded in...

Hull City Council commits £20,000 to young entrepreneurs

Hull City Council has committed a further investment of £20,000 to support young entrepreneurs in the city. The grant follows £20,000 issued by the local...

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