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£250,000 vehicle safety contract win for Leeds engineering business

SM UK, a Leeds-based £5m-turnover engineering firm, has won a £250,000 contract to install its high-tech HALO cyclist safety system across an entire fleet of 75 trucks for waste management business, LSS Waste. The north’s largest privately owned waste management company, LSS Waste, also based in Leeds, provides skip hire and

Dutch private equity firm chooses Leeds for UK headquarters

A leading Dutch investor Nimbus has chosen Leeds as its UK headquarters as it plans to expand by supporting businesses across the Northern Powerhouse. The operation will be led by veteran investor Chris Clegg, a former partner at Endless, who will chair the UK firm. Nimbus is a hands-on investor focusing on

Container cafe go-ahead for Sheffield’s Meadowhall Business Park

Developers at a Sheffield business park have had plans agreed for a trendy cafe, enabling a popular lunch spot to relocate and become a more permanent fixture. ARBA Group submitted plans to Sheffield City Council to install a funky, single-storey, shipping container based unit and external eating area on site at

Leeds homes warmer for winter

More than 150 households in Leeds have seen their homes made warmer in time for Christmas through funding approved by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership. The Tackling Fuel Poverty programme received £1.3m Growth Deal funding from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority–

Bradford garden centre secures planning permission for next growth phase

Staff and management at a Bradford garden centre are celebrating after securing planning permission for the next stage of their ambitious growth plans.  Bradford Council's Regulatory and Appeals Committee unanimously voted to approve Tong Garden Centre's £4m plans that include a new two storey building, a new plant canopy, a bespoke

Humber engineering group invests in telecommunications

Engineering services provider On Line Group has invested in a major telecommunications upgrade. On Line Group provides design engineering consultancy solutions in the Humber region and throughout the UK. It consists of four companies – On Line Design & Engineering, On Line Support Personnel, On Line People and Media Excel. The Group

Brand consultancy completes overhaul of 19th Century mill

Following a six-figure financial investment and six months of renovation, brand consultancy The Engine Room as moved into its new home in Mirfield – York Mills. The former 19th Century piggery – once owned by the employer of Anne Brontë – was purchased by The Engine Room’s managing director Lesley Gulliver and

Domestic interest props up Leeds commercial property investment

Investment in Leeds commercial property increased 70 per cent, to the end of Q3 in 2018, compared to the same period for the previous year. This places Leeds within the five regional investment capitals outside of London. Investors, both domestic and from overseas, acquired commercial properties to the value of £688m in

Double-digit growth for entrepreneurial brothers behind Brighouse digital marketing agency

Two entrepreneurial brothers at the helm of a West Yorkshire digital marketing agency are preparing for a prosperous 2019 following a year of double-digit business growth. Scott and Ryan Brant, directors at Vizulate Digital based in Brighouse, are on course to increase the agency’s revenue by more than 20 per cent

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