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Earning while learning adds up for Huddersfield business

Huddersfield-based TaxAssist Accountants has expanded its team with the appointment of apprentice Ceara Stephenson.  Having recently completed her AS levels at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, Ceara, 17, decided that accountancy is the career path for her and will learn on the job while studying one day a week to

Senior tax advisor joins Howard Matthews Partnership

Harrogate-based chartered accountants and tax advisors Howard Matthews Partnership are expanding with the appointment of an experienced senior advisor to strengthen their tax team.    Rick Sherman joins the firm as a senior tax manager from a large North London accountancy firm where he was a tax director. A knowledgeable mixed

Partnership pays off for duo’s record month of growth

Two Yorkshire entrepreneurs are celebrating record growth in their businesses following a successful partnership together. Sowerby Bridge-based Mellor Financial Management has worked with Leeds-based PR agency MacComms since January 2017. Managing director of Mellor Financial Management, Martin Mellor supports the fast-growing PR firm acting as outsourced finance director, while MacComms is responsible

Leeds celebrates £10,000 donation to OPAL

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated more than £1.5 million to worthy causes across the UK since its inception in 1999. Part of the celebrations for reaching this major milestone saw the Charitable Foundation that carries the Society’s name make a £10,000 donation to OPAL, a Leeds-based charity which

The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company launches new brand

Following a multi-million investment, York-based insurer The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company Limited is launching a new brand, The Insurance Emporium.   Designed as a one-stop shop for all customers’ insurance needs, The Insurance Emporium will include traditional offerings, such as pet and motor cover, alongside cover for life events and hobbies,

Family logistics firm bulks up with £9.4m funding line

Bulk Logistics Group has secured a £9.4m full asset-based lending facility from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance to support a management buy-in at the family-run business.  The funding line was used to enable the existing management team, the Ward family, to sell shares to the Castle/Edghill family.  The Bedale-based business operates in

GCI acquires Blue Chip to lead digital transformation

Managed technology Services Provider GCI has today announced its fifth and largest transaction within the last 18 months, with the acquisition of highly regarded managed IT services company Blue Chip. This makes GCI one of the largest privately owned managed service providers in the UK with 500 staff, turnover approaching £100m and

Brothers target £15m turnover for garage equipment business

A garage design and equipment supplier run by entrepreneurial brothers is targeting £15m turnover this year.   Hull-based JD Garage Equipment designs garage layouts and installs equipment for some of the UK’s largest car dealerships. The company is run by brothers James and Nicolas Everard, who acquired the business from their

Tom rings changes for ICAEW West Yorkshire and York

An audit and accounts manager from Yorkshire’s largest independent firm of chartered accountants, BHP, has been appointed as the new president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales’ (ICAEW) West Yorkshire and York.    Tom Bell, 29, who plans to ring in plenty of changes as he becomes the

EY appoints new private client services director in Yorkshire

EY has appointed Vanessa Lee as tax director to lead its Private Client Services team in Yorkshire, Humber and the North East. Vanessa has over 20 years’ experience in Private Client services with Big Four firms.  She joined PwC as a graduate where she worked for eight years before joining the KPMG