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Software provider completes American acquisition

York-headquartered workforce management software provider Mitrefinch has acquired an American business as it looks to accelerate its growth in the US market. Mitrefinch, which provides time and attendance, HR, payroll and access control software, has bought Advance Systems America, which has been a partner of Mitrefinch for eight years, selling its

Pop-up chef Jimmy Garcia confirmed as headline speaker for Conference and Hospitality Show 2018

One of London’s most exciting and sought-after pop-up chefs, Jimmy Garcia, will give the Keynote address at The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS18) on Tuesday 24 April, at Leeds first direct arena.   The Yorkshire born and bred chef will keynote the flagship show for CHS Group and brings with him his

Ewe-nique collaboration brings two counties together

A quintet of Yorkshire businesses are at the forefront of the UK’s textile manufacturing boom thanks to their unique collaboration with a Kent-based farm. Romney Marsh Wools is sending fleeces from its flock of 1,000 ewes to Yorkshire’s famous textile mills to be turned into throws, cushions, caps and even toiletries. The

Spirit of Harrogate is the No.1 thing to do in Harrogate on TripAdvisor

Spirit of Harrogate has achieved an exciting new milestone by becoming  listed as the No.1 thing to do in Harrogate on TripAdvisor. Spirit of Harrogate, who has a store on The Stray, has claimed the top spot with its popular in-store Slingsby Gin experience, where visitors can relax, indulge and socialise. Customers have taken

B&Q customers build up four-figure sum for Barnsley Hospice

Barnsley Hospice has received a donation of over £3,000 from B&Q’s Cortonwood store in Brampton. Staff and customers raised the money through in-store fundraising and collection days, to help the hospice provide specialist care for people affected by life-limiting illnesses including cancer, motor-neurone disease and heart disease. Sam Silverwood, fundraising manager at

Costcutter raise over £1,000 to support families with sick children in

Nationwide convenience store operator Costcutter Supermarkets Group has raised over £1,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust to keep families with seriously ill children together in free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation. The Sick Children’s Trust runs ten ‘Homes from Home’ across the country, three of which are located at specialist paediatric hospitals

Leeds law firm announces charity of the year

Blacks Solicitors LLP has announced that it has nominated the Leeds-based Children’s Heart Surgery Fund as its headline charity for 2018. The Charity and Corporate Social Responsibility Team at Blacks Solicitors will raise money throughout 2018 with several fundraising events and activities including a bingo night that has already raised £600,

Luxury bed manufacturer fells its first responsibly-grown trees from Yorkshire forest

Leeds-based luxury bed manufacturer, Harrison Spinks has felled its first trees from its wholly owned and responsibly managed forest in Sand Hutton, Yorkshire. The timber, felled from Corsican Pine, Sycamore, Scots Pine and Mixed Broadleaves trees, will be used in its luxury divans and headboards. The bed maker – which was

Yorkshire law firm builds for future with hire of new construction specialist

A Yorkshire law firm has further strengthened its litigation team with the recruitment of a leading name in construction dispute resolution. Mark Lawton joins Leeds-based Milners as a senior solicitor, bringing with him 30 years of specialist expertise acting for contractors, developers, housebuilders and consultants. His legal CV includes many of the best-known names in the industry,

Trade Skills 4U set for expansion with new £1m Yorkshire site

Electrical training course provider, Trade Skills 4U (TS4U), has announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art training facility in Leeds, as it looks to target aspiring electricians in the Yorkshire and North East regions. Established in 2005, the Gatwick-headquartered business specialises in electrical training, delivering courses to over 3,000 students per