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Yorkshire HR and employment law firm expands health and safety division with two new contracts

A Yorkshire HR and employment law firm is set to expand its health and safety division portfolio after securing contracts worth £30,000 with two of Yorkshire and Lancashire’s largest manufacturing companies. Howarths People and Safety Management, based in Cleckheaton, has agreed a two year contract to deliver on-site health and safety

Inventor receives £500k backing for toy robots that teach kids to code

A Yorkshire entrepreneur who has launched a new range of ‘smart toy’ robots which teach children to code, has secured a £500k investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). BinaryBots™ is the brainchild of software developer Chris Burgess. The range features characters including

Doncaster business celebrates 25th anniversary

A Doncaster based manufacturing business which specialises in the protection of doors, people and places is celebrating its silver anniversary this month.  Established in 1992 by John and Marie Hills, Intastop opened the doors to the original business which, at that time supplied just one product, the Aluminium Door Edge Guard,

HSBC funding beefs up expansion of York meat snack manufacturer

New World Foods (Europe), one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of dried meat snacks, is set for growth with support from a seven-figure funding package from HSBC.  The company manufacturers a range of high-quality dried meat snacks at its factory on the outskirts of York. It currently supplies products, including Biltong

East Yorkshire business continues growth following major contract wins

Arc Flash protective clothing specialist, ProGARM, is celebrating its recent growth following major contract wins with global industry leaders Siemens, Kier and Murphy. The family owned business, which supplies its pioneering Arc Flash garments across the glob, is upgrading its protective helmet, as well as preparing for the launch of two

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,

Automotive manufacturers to create new jobs in South Kirkby

VFS Ltd, a Southampton-based manufacturing firm specialising in vehicle conversion, is to develop new trading premises in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire, thanks to funding worth over £1.5 million from NatWest. The investment will allow the business, winners of ‘What Van’ Converter of the Year in 2016, to hire new employees, increase

Rotherham designer sets sights on global success with boutique bridal designs

A Rotherham-based entrepreneur whose catwalk creations once took London Fashion week by storm is wowing blushing brides across the world with her bespoke range of bridal accessories. From an early age, Chelsey Peart (née Crossland) always had a keen interest in the fashion world. She studied Fashion Design at University and the

Demand remains robust for UK manufacturers – CBI

Manufacturing firms reported that order books were robust in August, while expectations for selling prices ticked up, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 432 manufacturers found that total order books and export order books were strong in August. The firming in export orders relative to

New look digital presence for 50-year-old Yorkshire brand

A Yorkshire heritage brand has launched a new-look digital presence as the company marks 50 years in business.  Leeds-based Yarwood Leather supplies luxury upholstery leather to some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including Emirates, Morgan Motor Company and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. But while the organisation’s printed literature has long been