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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

GCI acquires Blue Chip to lead digital transformation

Managed technology Services Provider GCI has today announced its fifth and largest transaction within the last 18 months, with the acquisition of highly regarded managed IT services company Blue Chip. This makes GCI one of the largest privately owned managed service providers in the UK with 500 staff, turnover approaching £100m and

Yorkshire estate agency beats its toughest charity challenge

Footsore staff from a Yorkshire estate agency have broken new ground – quite literally - in the way they are raising £20,000 to help children with life-limiting illnesses.  Linley & Simpson marked its 20th anniversary by setting staff the gruelling non-stop challenge of hiking 20 miles across 20 Lake District peaks in

£1m new housing boost for Wakefield homebuyers on low incomes

A new initiative designed to open the doors to home ownership for people on low incomes for the first time has been launched in Wakefield.  More than £1m of new-build homes at the Lindale Park development at Batley Road, Alverthorpe, have been made available to buy on a shared ownership basis.  There are

Yorkshire agency is dressed to thrill in charity boat races

Staff from a Yorkshire estate and letting agent didn't just walk like an Egyptian in aid of their chosen charity of they year - they also paddled like one! A team of 11 Linley & Simpson staff made their rowing debut in the 10th annual Dragon Boat Race at Roundhay Park in Leeds to

Luxury travel specialist invests in communications

Designer vacation business North America Travel Service has unveiled a comprehensive upgrade of its telecommunications, with support from Wakefield-based NGC Networks.  The bespoke holiday specialist, which was founded 45 years ago, is headquartered in Leeds with retail branches in Barnsley, Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester and Nottingham. It employs 20 people at head

NGC boosts mobile communications for CDS

NGC Networks has won a major contract to supply mobile services to a Yorkshire-based corporate communications company.  The business communications specialist is delivering the mobile contract to CDS, which is headquartered in Leeds and has offices across the UK.  CDS employs more than 200 people and provides corporate communications and publishing services

Linley & Simpson goes forward to represent Wakefield in national awards

A Wakefield estate agency is celebrating after being crowned the city’s best in the British Property Awards.  The sales and lettings service offered by the Linley & Simpson team at its Northgate branch scored highest when judged against 25 different criteria by a team of mystery shoppers from the BPA.  Branch manager Emma

Orion Homes appoints new technical manager

Horbury-based housebuilder, Orion Homes, has strengthened its development team with the appointment of Candy Day as technical manager.  Previously in a similar position at Castleford-based Strategic Team Group, Candy has also worked for three other housebuilders and will bring outstanding expertise to her new role working on Orion Homes’ wide-ranging portfolio