£400m refinance by Drax Power

North Yorkshire's power generation company Drax hit the headlines again today after completing a £400m refinancing of its revolving credit facility. The company also successfully renewed...

Alternative finance needs stronger promotion, say experts

The Alternative Finance industry isn’t doing enough to raise awareness of the help it can provide for businesses. That’s the view of Intelligent Partnership, which...

Huge changes promised for rail services in Yorkshire and the Humber

Rail journeys across Yorkshire and the Humber will undergo a £1.2billion transformation in decades, thanks to an package of improvements being delivered in new...

More than £40m of deals advised by JWP Creers in 2015

Corporate deals with a total value of more than £40 million have been advised on by accountants and business advisors JWP Creers during 2015...

1-in-5 Yorkshire businesses owed overdue invoices

One-in-five (21 per cent) businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East are owed payment on invoices that are over 30 days...

Bowmark Capital invests in Nexus Vehicle Rental

Bowmark Capital, the private equity investment firm specialising in technology enabled businesses, has acquired the majority shareholding of Leeds-based Nexus Vehicle Rental from investor,...

Small business lending breaks £700m barrier in 3rd quarter

Banks loaned small businesses in excess of £700 million under the government’s Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) in the third quarter, according to official statistics. The scheme...

Self-employed Brits failing to pay into pensions

International financial services group Prudential has analysed the most recent data made available by HMRC and the ONS, and found that fewer than 9...

Region’s ‘Zombie businesses’ return to the land of the living

The number of businesses in the North just paying the interest on their debts – a key characteristic of ‘zombie businesses’ – has plummeted...

Company expansion promises 16 new jobs

A specialist vacuum forming company is set to create up to 16 new jobs with the expansion of its production facilities in Leeds. Vacform designs...

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