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Print machinery firm set for growth after £100k funding boost

A Yorkshire company which supplies print machinery to markets worldwide is set to expand its business - after securing £100,000 funding from NPIF – Enterprise Ventures Debt Finance, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and managed by Enterprise Ventures. Pinheiros Post Press buys and sells pre-owned machinery such

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

Orion Homes appoints new sales and marketing director

Orion Homes has appointed Jo Lumb as sales and marketing director to oversee its next phase of expansion. Jo established an impressive track record before joining Orion Homes in 2004 as a land buyer. She was quickly promoted to land and commercial manager, taking on additional responsibilities within the company’s commercial

Horbury Property Services expands with new project manager

The latest new recruit to join the rapidly expanding Horbury Property Services in Roterham, part of the Horbury Group, is Dean Cook. With a wealth of experience in the property services industry, Dean has spent the past two years as Project Manager at Horbury Building Services and prior to that as

Harris CM secures Yorkshire mushroom facility contract

Wakefield-based construction firm Harris CM has been appointed to design and build a new £4 million growing facility on an 11 acre site at Garrick Farm near Howden in East Yorkshire for Hughes, a mushroom processing business from Northern Ireland. Work on the project will also include new offices and a

Orion Homes director retires after 27 years of service

Dianne Reynolds has retired from her position as  sales & marketing director at Orion Homes after 27 years. Dianne joined Orion Homes in 1990 as a part-time sales negotiator based at a development in Altofts near Wakefield. She quickly demonstrated an aptitude for new homes sales and soon progressed to a

Floorstore goes through rebrand and celebrates new store opening

Yorkshire flooring company, Floorstone, has gone through a fresh rebrand and has opened a new store in the centre of Wakefield, creating just under ten jobs in the process.  It comes after a successful 2016 in which the company, based in Leeds and Wakefield, grew beyond the capacity of its old showroom.  Floorstore is widely

Yorkshire lawyers secure “best practice” quality mark for conveyancing services

A Yorkshire law firm has secured a top accolade for the services it provides homebuyers and sellers – including safeguarding against potential fraud. Milners has again been accredited by the Law Society for membership of its Conveyancing Quality Scheme after meeting – and beating – a set of strict criteria. This includes being able to demonstrate that

Yorkshire-based business “sleeps with Simon” to raise money for charity

A West Yorkshire-based print management business is holding a ‘sleep out’ in aid of homeless charity, Simon on the Streets. The event will take place at The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield on Friday August 4, starting 7pm and finishing at 6am. Debbie Melton, founder and managing director of Wakefield-based Red Media is organising

Yorkshire-based vehicle-rental firm awarded Business of the Month

Yorkshire-based Arrow Self Drive has been awarded Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award.  The company is a family-run business and is Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle rental company with eight depots throughout the region. Arrow Self Drive has experienced steady, controlled growth going from a two-man operation with a handful