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The Dog Walker celebrates franchise success

Yorkshire’s largest pet care service, The Dog Walker, is celebrating success after annual turnover at its Ilkley franchise increased by 600 per cent to £30,000. Benjamin Barlow took over the struggling Ilkley franchise two years ago, and has since built up the business by expanding the daily dog walk, pet boarding

Minister to name and shame councils on business rates

Responding to Local Government Minister Marcus Jones’ decision to publish a list of local authorities that have successfully administered the rates relief schemes announced at the Budget next month, Mike Cherry, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) national chairman, said:  “We have been calling for Ministerial intervention to unblock the emergency hardship relief, announced

Sheffield financial planner features alongside PM in prestigious publication

Sheffield financial planner Jillian Thomas is featured in a prestigious parliamentary publication which includes a foreword by Prime Minister Theresa May. Jillian, managing director of Future Life Wealth Management, is one of only nine financial planners across the UK included in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review of finance. The report, which also has

Daver Steels targets growth after MBO

Sheffield-based steel product manufacturer, Daver Steels, is targeting a 25 per cent revenue increase after undertaking a management buyout (MBO), supported by funding from NatWest. The £1.2m deal, which includes a combined refinancing package from Royal Bank of Scotland Invoice Finance and Lombard, will see current technical sales manager, Lee Stones,

Leeds volunteers support local community

Volunteers from Leeds Building Society’s IT department revamped two children’s Sure Start centres. The 18 colleagues tidied up the garden area at the Horsforth centre and transformed the interior and exterior in Headingley.    They were taking advantage of the mutual’s volunteering scheme, which allows all employees a day’s paid leave

Thousands take part in HSBC UK City Ride Leeds

Thousands of people took to the streets of Leeds to enjoy the HSBC UK City Ride. Starting at Millennium Square, the participants cycled north towards Woodhouse Moor, before returning to the city centre, passing the University of Leeds on their way back to Millennium Square. The 7km route also featured an

Wilson Field Group shortlisted for national TRI awards

Yorkshire corporate recovery and business advisory specialists Wilson Field Group has been shortlisted in the national TRI Awards - the "Oscars" of the restructuring sector. Wilson Field is up for the Insolvency Team of the Year and the Corporate Restructuring Firm of the Year – ten or less licensed appointment-taking insolvency

Sheffield financial planner shortlisted for prestigious award

Sheffield financial planner Jillian Thomas has been shortlisted for a prestigious business award. Jillian, who is managing director of Future Life Wealth Management at Renishaw, near Sheffield, has been nominated in the leadership category for the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards. The leadership accolade recognises an individual who has displayed

New pubs minister has a “pizza” the pub action

The recently appointed Community Pubs Minister, Jake Berry MP called in at the New Inn, at Tholthorpe, to see how the recent addition of a shop being run in a pub has improved improved local services - and to try his hand at making pizzas. Pub owners, Cameron and Dionne Reid,

Law firm’s booming property division builds on solid foundations of success

Leeds law firm Ison Harrison’s new build property team has laid the foundations for its most successful year of operation to date. In just over two and a half years since the division was launched, Ison Harrison has grown its market share of the region's new build development sector after securing a raft