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£250,000 vehicle safety contract win for Leeds engineering business

SM UK, a Leeds-based £5m-turnover engineering firm, has won a £250,000 contract to install its high-tech HALO cyclist safety system across an entire fleet of 75 trucks for waste management business, LSS Waste. The north’s largest privately owned waste management company, LSS Waste, also based in Leeds, provides skip hire and

Support Dogs name Thrifty Car and Van Rental as corporate fundraiser of the year

Charity Support Dogs has named Thrifty Car and Van Rental as its corporate fundraisers of the year. Thrifty donated £1 to Support Dogs with every online booking received. In addition they have sponsored autism assistance dog Thor, plus the charity’s in-house magazine and events. The company has also promoted Support Dogs’

New branch managers at Europa in Sheffield and Leeds

Europa Road, a division within Europa Worldwide Group, has announced four role changes across its UK branch network, recognising homegrown talent within the business. This has resulted in four new branch managers for Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and Birmingham, where the Europa Road teams provide sales and account management for its European

Harrogate courier launches new “DeliverToYou” service

A Harrogate delivery company has launched a new service that will consign “sorry you were out cards” to the history books for households with a HG postcode. Dave Kirby Couriers’ “DeliverToYou” initiative will see them deliver parcels to household across the Harrogate District only when the recipients are in, not out! The

Arrow Self Drive extends mobile servicing fleet

Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm has extended its mobile servicing fleet to enable technicians to reach more customers at their convenience.  Arrow Self Drive has added a brand-new Volkswagen Crafter to its fleet, which features a tyre machine, wheel balancer, compressor, a comprehensive tool box and oils to allow for the

York Pullman drives To rescue of transport-less children invited to school play

A coach company has driven to the rescue of transport-less children from a Harrogate school, when they were left with no means of attending Ashville College’s senior school play. Schools from across the Harrogate district were invited to watch “The Greatest Matilda Mashup” and attend a workshop held by Ashville’s head

Ethos Asset Finance welcomes new sales consultant to growing team

A Harrogate-based independent asset finance company has further strengthened its team with the addition of a highly experienced Sales Consultant. Garry Gilmour has joined the team at Ethos Asset Finance as it looks to further cement its position as one of the UK’s leading independent providers of finance to a host

Train companies join forces to offer cheaper tickets

Grand Central has introduced new tickets to make travelling by train more affordable and convenient. The train operating company has forged through-ticketing deals with fellow operators CrossCountry, Northern and Transpennine Express, which enables passengers from more locations than ever to connect onto the Grand Central network for journeys to London.

Christmas comes early for Harrogate’s Dave Kirby Couriers

Christmas has come early for a Harrogate courier company after winning a contract with one of the world’s best-known brands. Dave Kirby Couriers, which is based in Bishop Thornton on the edge of the spa town, will be “following” the Coca-Cola Christmas truck on its eighth annual tour of the UK,

Reed Boardall invests in another 30 bespoke refrigerated semi-trailers

Leading temperature controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall Group is continuing its rolling programme of fleet upgrade having recently ordered another 23 single deck semi-trailers plus seven double deck trailers as part of its 300-strong trailer fleet. Supplied by the company’s nominated trailer partner, Fraserburgh-based vehicle manufacturer Gray & Adams,

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