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The Car People acquired by Sytner

The Car People has been acquired by the Sytner Group, the UK’s leading dealer group. Established in 2000, The Car People operates from four supermarkets in Wakefield, Sheffield, Manchester and Warrington, selling 18,000 vehicles a year. The news follows Sytner’s acquisition of The Car Shop in January 2017. The acquisition of The Car

GSM invests in communications

A sheet metal company and a fascia specialist are supporting their expansion with investment in integrated communications technology. Wetherby-based GSM Valtech and GSM Graphic Arts in Thirsk are part of the GSM Group. GSM Valtech specialises in the design, manufacture and assembly of bespoke sheet metal enclosures and precision sheet metal work.

Lockyers new board has eyes on continued growth

2017 has been a record year for insurance brokers Lockyers, with 27 per cent year on year growth. With ambitious plans to double the size of the business over the next three years organically, Lockyers has announced the appointment of a new board of directors to lead the company. Jon Newall, who

Development in “class of its own” as former Wakefield school is transformed

Developers are breathing new life into the site of one of Wakefield’s oldest schools by transforming it into a boutique £2.5m collection of new homes. Ten years since the century-old Walton Junior School closed its gates for the final time, a new chapter is now being written in village history. After standing

Yorkshire estate agency scoops national community champions award

A Yorkshire estate agency has won a top national honour for the way its 150 staff have rallied to support good causes across the community. Linley & Simpson was crowned winner of the Best Corporate Social Responsibility campaign in the Fundraising Champions awards, organised by the property industry’s own charity, Agents Giving. The independent residential sales and letting

New business growth enabler appointed by NatWest

NatWest has appointed Nathan Johnson as the new Business Growth Enabler covering West Yorkshire including Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford. In his new role Nathan will work with the local business community, connecting new and existing customers with relevant internal and external services to help them meet their business growth needs. He will

Solutions Recruitment strengthens team with logistics expert

Wakefield-based Solutions Recruitment has strengthened its existing professional office services and engineering team with the addition of Kyle Tomey, an expert in transport and logistic recruitment who joins the agency as driving and logistics manager. With more than 25 years’ experience specialising in innovative recruitment solutions for some of the UK’s

Knight Frank secures letting of prime West Yorkshire warehouse

Knight Frank’s Leeds-based industrial agency team has successfully secured the letting of Unit F Trident Park in Normanton, to the Kelling Group on a long-term lease. Knight Frank was instructed as sole agent to market the brand-new 52,500 sq ft ‘grade A’ distribution unit on the Trident Park development in Normanton

New ultra-fast internet scheme open to West Yorkshire businesses

A new £2 million Gigabit Voucher Scheme is being launched to help businesses to invest in their digital infrastructure. Yorkshire is one of six locations chosen to pilot the UK Government funded scheme which offers SMEs in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York Council areas vouchers worth up to £3,000

NGC Networks grows education portfolio

Business communications specialist NGC Networks has implemented a new telephony solution at a leading Yorkshire independent school. NGC Networks has completed a project for Silcoates School in Wakefield to replace a legacy Alcatel telephone system with a new Avaya IP based telephony solution. The investment by Silcoates School has delivered improved internal

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