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HS2 launches public consultations on plans to extend the railway North

Plans for the development of Britain’s new high speed railway between the Midlands and the North moved a step closer today, as HS2 Ltd revealed more detailed design proposals. Construction of the Phase One route between Birmingham and London is now well underway with 7,000 jobs already supported through the project.

Sweet times ahead for chocolate manufacturer

A Yorkshire confectionery company is thriving in Europe and beyond despite the continuing uncertainties of Brexit. Whitakers Chocolates, the UK’s largest supplier of personalised chocolates, based in Skipton, has seen its export strategy triumph with orders from as far afield as Uruguay contributing to a 30 per cent increase in sales

Brandon Medical receives second Queen’s Award

A Yorkshire medtech company has been awarded the most coveted accolade in British business – for the second time – in recognition of its export fuelled strategic growth. The Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson, presented the Queens’s Award for International Trade to Brandon Medical which designs, manufactures, installs and

Yorkshire-based fashion brand launches new collection worldwide

A Leeds-based fashion brand has launched a new collection of hats which is now being sold in 28 countries worldwide. Founded in 2013, Kempadoo Millar is the brand behind a range of stylish flat-caps and baker boys, known as Express Yourself 18. The designs are made from luxury British-made cloth and manufactured

First Bus appoints Delete to drive online customer experience

Following a three-month competitive pitch, one of the largest bus operators in the UK, First Bus, part of FirstGroup PLC has appointed Leeds and London digital agency Delete to lead a programme of customer experience (CX) website transformation. The appointment comes as part of a wider strategic commitment by First

Yorkshire pints being pulled in Portland as part of beer exchange

A 12m long refrigerated shipping container filled with beer from across the Northern Powerhouse regions will be shipped to Portland, Maine next month, as part of a beer exchange following last week’s Leeds International Beer Festival. The beer exchange comes after the Maine Brewers’ Guild, a group of craft brewers from the US state of Maine, brought

US business leaders to give insights to Yorkshire firms at ‘peer to peer’ export event

Businesses in the region will have the opportunity to meet delegates from a Rhode Island trade mission and gain insights on the New England market from Rhode Island trade officials and senior American business leaders. As well as meeting and getting first hand advice and tips on trading with the US

Double bubble as DSA celebrates second Which? Best UK Airport accolade

Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) has today been named the best airport in the UK in 2018 by Which? Magazine for the second time in a row and the fourth time DSA has topped the prestigious survey. It comes as the airport has seen a record 80 per cent growth in passenger