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Creme d’Or looks East for more sweet success

Yorkshire confectionery distributor Creme d’Or is going for growth after successfully targeting overseas trade in both the Middle East and the Far East. Based in Tickton, near Beverley, the company has witnessed sales from exporting soar by nine per cent of its total turnover in 2017 after the business began trading

Symington’s results for 2017 show significant turnaround

Branded meal and snack manufacturer, Symington’s, has reported a healthy uplift in profits for its financial year ended 27 August 2017, with site consolidation and product rationalisation contributing to bottom line growth. As a result of significant investment in the second half of the year, the company saw sales growth of

Emergency bank support must pave way for Carillion task force

Responding to the announcement of overdraft extensions, payment holidays and fee waivers from a number of banks for small firms impacted by Carillion’s collapse, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry, said: “The emergency measures put in place by banks for customers hit by Carillion’s collapse will provide some

Network North portfolio acquired for £41.9m by Columbia Threadneedle

Columbia Threadneedle has acquired the Network North portfolio from investment and development company Network Space for £41.9m. The 630,000 sq ft Network North is a Grade A multi-let industrial portfolio in the north of England with 60 tenants in 17 locations in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The annual rent roll is £2.85m, reflecting

DoubleTree by Hilton York launches new “Community Care” team

The New Year has seen a leading York hotel launch a new in-house team to lead initiatives to benefit guests, colleagues, and the local community alike.   Comprising of staff of all levels and from all departments, the primary role of the DoubleTree by Hilton York CARE Committee is to monitor the

Neaco reports record order book in 2017

Malton-based architectural product manufacturer, Neaco, has completed a record year of sales with a 57 per cent increase in orders compared to 2016. The company’s balconies, balustrade, decking and mobility bathroom products attracted unprecedented demand in 2017 and Neaco has already hit its order target for the current financial year, ending

Debt recovery department marks 90 per cent growth in six months

hlw Keeble Hawson’s debt recovery department has posted growth of over 90 per cent across the first half of its financial year - consistently achieving a recovery for clients in over 80 per cent of cases in which it is instructed. Based at the firm’s Leeds city centre offices, the six-strong

Accord appoints Jeremy Duncombe as director of intermediaries

Bradford based Accord Mortgages, which is part of Yorkshire Building Society, has appointed Jeremy Duncombe as its director of intermediary distribution. Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, and most recently held the position of director, Legal & General Mortgage Club. Jeremy will join Accord on Monday, 19

Double boost for not-for-profit firm teaching kids life-saving skills

Hull not-for-profit company Lessons 4 Life, which aims to teach every school pupil in the city first aid in a one-day lesson designed to give them the vital skills needed to respond in an emergency, has received two funding boosts. In September the organisation, which was formed earlier this year, won

Hull construction company ceases trading

A Hull construction company has ceased trading with the loss of 11 jobs. Frazer Carter Group, which traded from leased premises at The Deep Business Centre in Hull, specialised in the installation of cladding in large scale developments. The company, which started trading in January 2016, called in administrators from Sheffield-headquartered Wilson