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Exports rise at British branded food manufacturer

The London Deli Company, a York-based manufacturer of premium snacks, confectionary and preserves, is aiming to grow its exports by 30 per cent in the next year, following year-on-year growth of its international sales. The firm, which counts the royal family, British Airways and Harrods amongst its customers, saw exports rise

ABP Humber signs new trade deal with the world’s largest container shipping line

A significant new service for ABP’s Hull Container Terminal has been agreed offering deep-sea connections to the rest of the world for the first time in its history. The agreement between ABP and Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line, has been established to open this crucial trading link to the

Yorkshire vehicle-hire firm provides “tree-mendous” support to region’s hospices

The region’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm will supply two Yorkshire-based hospices with free transportation this Christmas. Arrow Self Drive will provide three different sized vehicles to Wakefield Hospice and three to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice; both of which are offering the public an opportunity to dispose of unwanted Christmas trees

Humber ports host trade discussions with Royal Danish Embassy and partners

ABP’s Humber ports this week welcomed senior officials from the Royal Danish Embassy as well as the managing director of Denmark’s Port of Hanstholm, to discuss trade options. Over two days, the delegation was given a whistle-stop tour of some of the most notable businesses on the Humber by Simon Dwyer

Jukebox manufacturer secures $100,000 first order from Japan

Leeds-based jukebox manufacturer Sound Leisure has won its first Japanese export order, with a US $100,000 contract for its classic vinyl jukeboxes from a luxury Tokyo retailer. Retro specialist Flat 4 sells vintage VW vehicles, parts and ‘50s memorabilia, which have gained cult status in Japan. The Yorkshire-manufactured jukeboxes, the only

Nexus shines spotlight on Leeds at FinTech North International Trade Mission

Chelsea Hardy, Nexus engagement manager at the University of Leeds’ new £40m innovation centre, has shone the spotlight on Leeds, as part of the FinTech North International Trade Mission. The three-day event, planned by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), saw 20 FinTech scale-ups from

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

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