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Construction firm builds strong order book to mark tenth anniversary

York based Evora Construction is celebrating its tenth anniversary and is on track to enjoy its best year ever, with turnover set to exceed £15m, and a strong order book across the commercial, industrial, education, medical and residential sectors. The company was launched at York Eco Business Centre in February 2009,

£280m bank grants must be put to good use, say small firms

Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) has awarded £280m of funding from the £775m Royal Bank of Scotland remedies package – put up to satisfy the conditions of its government bailout during the financial crash – to Metro Bank (£120m), Starling (£100m) and ClearBank (£60m). Claire Reading, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Motor finance specialist invests in cloud communications

An award-winning motor finance company has invested in a major upgrade of its business communications. Specialist Motor Finance works with finance brokers and car dealers throughout the UK to provide motor finance which matches customers’ requirements. The company employs 75 staff at its headquarters at Chester Business Park where its contact centre

Brown Butler to reach new heights with 100th anniversary charity fundraising

Leeds-based chartered accountants Brown Butler has marked the start of its 100th anniversary year with a pledge to raise £5,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Brown Butler is the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in Leeds and employs more than 80 people at its premises on St Paul’s Street. It

Ripon charity taps into fund raising efforts of Wolseley UK staff

A Ripon charity has “tapped” into the fund-raising efforts of one of city’s best-known businesses. Thanks to dress down days, “bake offs” and raffles, employees from Wolseley UK raised a total of £1,684 for two nominated organisations, one of which was Ripon Walled Garden. And this week representatives from the firm visited

Bradford engineering business acquired

West Yorkshire-based kadops Holdings Ltd has completed its acquisition of Panda Engineering (BFD) Ltd in Bradford. Panda Engineering is a well-established precision machining and fabrication workshop.  With a 14-strong team of skilled operators, the company has extensive knowledge in various techniques of subcontract manufacturing and fabrication. Founded over 20 years ago

Yorkshire firm hits £45k charity target in 45th anniversary year

JM Glendinning - the Yorkshire headquartered insurance, financial services and health and safety group - has hit its charity fundraising target of £45k, raised during its 45th anniversary year. The group, which employs 135 people across six offices in Yorkshire, the North East and Midlands, has raised a total of £45,274