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Independent Forgings & Alloys receives £8.5m investment from BGF

Sheffield-headquartered Independent Forgings & Alloys (“IFA”), one of Britain’s leading independent aerospace and industrial forgers, has received an £8.5m capital investment from BGF to support its growth plans. The funding will help fuel a number of investment initiatives designed to enhance IFA’s manufacturing and testing capabilities, delivering new commercial opportunities. Operating from

hlw Keeble Hawson acts in acquisition of South Yorkshire genealogy start up

hlw Keeble Hawson has represented award-winning South-Yorkshire based genealogy start up Twile which has been acquired by leading British family history website, Findmypast. The purchase of Twile, creators of the visual family history timeline and winner of two RootsTech innovation awards, reflects Findmypast’s drive to innovate and enhance customers’ family history

Accountants mentor youngsters to become future entrepreneurs

A West Yorkshire-based accountancy firm is stepping up its involvement with a national mentoring charity to help disadvantaged youngsters brush up on their business skills and to encourage entrepreneurial spirit. Hentons chartered accountants in Leeds is teaming up with Mosaic, a national mentoring charity which is part of the Prince’s Trust, to provide

Private sector growth exceeds expectations – CBI

Growth in the UK’s private sector picked up in the three months to February, exceeding expectations for modest growth, according to the latest CBI Growth Indicator.  The composite measure, based on 671 respondents across the distribution, manufacturing and service sectors, showed the balance of firms reporting a rise in output at +20 per

Hitachi Capital UK appoints chief risk officer

Hitachi Capital UK has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of experienced finance and risk professional John Shiels as chief risk officer, based in Leeds. With over 25 years’ experience in compliance, risk, finance and general management, John  will lead Hitachi Capital UK's 2nd line risk function with responsibility for

APAM sells Sovereign House, Leeds

APAM, the expert UK real estate and investment manager, has sold Sovereign House in Leeds for £6.6m to Hillview Real Estate, part of The Hillview Group, through niche investment agents, Joiner Cummings. Sovereign House is an attractive Grade II-listed former banking hall, originally built in 1864 for The Bank of England.

Waste company celebrates 40th year with 20 per cent growth forecast

One of Sheffield’s most successful waste businesses is forecasting huge growth as it celebrates 40 years. Russell Richardson, confidential shredding, archiving and recycling experts, predicts revenue of £3m by the end of 2018, a growth of 20 per cent - and is already increasing its workforce to keep pace. Tighter data protection regulations when

£134m of ERDF funding now allocated to projects that boost business growth across Leeds City Region

Almost 90 per cent of the money assigned to the Leeds City Region through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has now been allocated to projects that boost business growth and create more and better jobs, according to latest figures. £134 million – or 86.5 per cent of the entire Leeds