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Sheffield start-up secures major export deal with Middle East retail giant

Sheffield-based food company Pura Panela has secured a distribution contract with Middle East hypermarket chain LuLu after exhibiting at Gulfood in Dubai, the world’s largest food and drink trade show. The firm imports and distributes panela, an artisan made dried sugar cane juice, which is made by farmers in Colombia. It

US export offers “great opportunity for Yorkshire”

According to Beverley-born Harriet Cross, the British Government’s Consul General to New England, there has never been a better time for Yorkshire businesses to export to the US. Harriet, who is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, made the comments during a visit to Leeds last week when she and Kirsten Chambers, Consul

Ring takes top spot after products are put to the test

Automotive aftermarket supplier Ring is celebrating after securing five industry accolades. The successes are thanks to continued innovation across its product portfolio and the extensive testing of its products, which is carried out at its onsite Quality Assurance laboratories in Leeds. Ring is one of few organisations in the country that has

Sheffield pewter giftware firm forging success in foreign markets

English Pewter Company, a Sheffield manufacturer of pewter giftware products, continues to grow its overseas sales thanks to a targeted exporting strategy focused on individual markets. Over the next three years, the business aims for overseas sales to make up 50 per cent of its revenue, a rise from 20 per

West Yorkshire cheesemonger sets sights on the UEA

Cryer & Stott, a family run cheesemonger based in Castleford, has its sights set on exporting to the UAE after its artisan cheeses impressed buyers at the world’s largest annual food tradeshow Gulfood in Dubai. Hotel, restaurant and supermarket representatives present at this year’s event took an interest in the firm’s

Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm celebrates ten years in Barnsley

Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm is celebrating the ten year anniversary of its Barnsley depot.   Arrow Self Drive opened its Barnsley depot in April 2008, following success in several other Yorkshire depots. The local celebration comes as the firm celebrates 30 years since beginning in Huddersfield. Barnsley depot manager, Louise Ramsbottom, is

The Yorkshire Society honours Jack Tordoff MBE and JCT600

Jack Tordoff, MBE, founder and chairman of Yorkshire-based motor retailer JCT600, is one of a select group of people in the region to be recognised by The Yorkshire Society for his outstanding contribution to the county. For many years, The Yorkshire Society has erected plaques to commemorate Yorkshire men and women

US market experts to visit Leeds to highlight potential of American export market

Several US-based market experts are visiting Leeds in May to share updates on export and trade opportunities. Harriet Cross, the British Government’s Consul General to New England, and Kirsten Chambers, Consul and Head of Trade & Investment at the British Consulate General, will be key speakers at the export event in

Summer flights to be increased from Humberside Airport to Bulgaria

New for the summer 2019 season, Balkan Holidays will increase frequency by introducing a second weekly service from Humberside Airport to Bourgas in Bulgaria. Bourgas is the gateway to the Southern resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, which is a popular destination for holidaymakers and sun worshipers, particularly with its

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