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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

Yorkshire & Humber food and drink exports soar in 2017

Exports of Yorkshire and the Humber food and drink rose by 11% in 2017 compared to the previous 12 months, the latest HMRC figures show.  The amount of food and drink exports from the region increased to £1.14bn in the year to December 2017. Best sellers overseas included meat (£157m), dairy/eggs

Expansion of Hull Container Terminal receives new boost

A brand new service of three sailings a week between Amsterdam and Hull is being announced this week which comes off the back of significant investment in the Humber Container Terminals over the last year. These additional Amsterdam to Hull services will bring an extra 30,000 containers per year through the

Northern Powerhouse businesses say bonjour to global exporting with Paris trade mission

A number of Yorkshire businesses visited the renowned international lifestyle trade show, Maison & Objet, in Paris as part of a Northern Powerhouse trade mission to explore export opportunities. Organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), the mission saw 15 of the region’s businesses meet prospective importers, distributors and buyers

Yorkshire manufacturer supplies NATO with fire trucks sent to Afghanistan

Yorkshire-based fire fighting vehicle manufacturer Rosenbauer UK has supplied NATO with two fire appliances, which touched down in Afghanistan earlier this month. With a mission to provide effective security and safety across the country, NATO signed the £1.1million contract just over two months ago in November 2017. The two 6x6 Panther fire trucks have

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