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Finance Yorkshire investment boosts Yorkshire economy

Investments by Finance Yorkshire have created or safeguarded more than 16,000 jobs in the region, new figures reveal. Since its launch seven years ago, the SME funder has invested in more than 500 SMEs across Yorkshire and the Humber. The figures show that Finance Yorkshire’s investments have enabled those companies to increase

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,

Luxury shoemaker hotfoots it Onstate for new website

A British luxury footwear brand that supplies shoes to 007 James Bond has a new spring in its step, thanks to a Leeds-based ecommerce agency. Onstate's new website for Crockett & Jones, which offers consumer friendly functionality, also features masses of rich content generated by the firm's in-house marketing team, which was able to

CCTV firm secures £150k to pursue vision for growth

A Sheffield company which provides CCTV and security systems to hundreds of industrial and commercial sites throughout the UK has secured £150,000 funding to help it expand from NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Vision CCTV Ltd specialises in the design, installation and maintenance

Huddersfield digital agency completes biggest project yet for multinational brand

Huddersfield-based digital marketing agency Splitpixel has completed a mammoth six-month website redevelopment project for multinational brand Sodexo, marking the team’s largest assignment to date. Sodexo Group is the nineteenth largest employer in the world, operating in 80 countries with annual revenues of more than €20 billion. The UK division known as Sodexo

New £8.5m student accommodation project underway in Sheffield

North Midland Construction Group PLC (NM Group)'s building division is set to commence work on a second student accommodation development in Sheffield – a new £8.5m project being developed by Victoria Hall Management Ltd. This will be the fourth project the duo have worked on together and follows the announcement earlier this year

Key mystery at former prison site

Rusty keys have been unearthed at the site of Northallerton’s former prison - buried among the footings of an old wall. They are among a range of early finds in an archaeological dig which aims to uncover more about the jail’s past before redevelopment work begins. York Archaeological Trust (YAT) is spending

Yorkshire print management specialist helps school go greener

Elland-based, family business ABS UK Ltd, has implemented a print management solution which enabled Lyndhurst Community Primary School and Children’s Centre to save nearly £4,000 a year and over 340kg of C02. The school had no prior print management software in place, resulting in spiralling costs and an increased environmental impact. After

ISG wins leisure centre project in Yorkshire

ISG has been awarded a £2.5 million contract by Alliance Leisure to deliver the refurbishment and extension of Hambleton Leisure Centre in Northallerton. The project will result in a new 5,100 sq ft extension to the complex that will house a gym and toning area to allow the current gym space

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