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New town centre for Catterick?

Catterick could get a new ‘town centre’ – to link the expanding garrison with the existing community - under major new plans announced this week. Two six month long projects will kick off next month (October) looking to create a mix of community, recreation and leisure facilities as well as retail,

Smart sensors company raises £1.1m to boost growth

A Sheffield company whose smart sensing technology helps industry to reduce costs has raised £1.1m from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Tribosonics embeds sensors within bearings and other moving parts to create ‘intelligent components’ which can monitor

Paragon invests in hi-tech surgical microscope

One of the UK’s top animal hospitals has significantly enhanced its neurosurgery capabilities by investing in a £20,000, state-of-the-art surgical microscope. The award-winning Paragon Veterinary Referrals, in Wakefield, has become the first practice in Yorkshire, and one of few in the UK, to introduce the technology. Paragon’s head of neurology, Massimo Mariscoli,

Intellectual property specialist secures £40,000

Intellectual property solicitor practice, Virtuoso Legal, has secured a £40,000 CBILS-backed loan to invest through COVID. The Leeds-based intellectual property solicitor practise was founded by Liz Ward, a highly experienced intellectual property, solicitor in 2007. At the time, it was one of the first dedicated intellectual property specialist firms in the

Co-op to open at Merrion Centre, Leeds

Leading convenience retailer, the Co-op, is set to serve-up its newest food store in the heart of Leeds’ Arena Quarter later this summer, following a £655,000 investment that has created 12 new jobs.      Located at 11 Merrion Way, the 3,958 sq ft store – which forms part of the Merrion Centre – will run on 100

Palatine-backed Wren Sterling makes Frobisher acquisition

Palatine Private Equity-backed Wren Sterling has completed a deal with Corimar Holdings Ltd to purchase the assets of Frobisher Capital Ltd, an independent financial advisory business based in Woking. The deal will add around c.£68m of assets to Wren Sterling’s assets under advice. The price is undisclosed. Ian Halley, Wren Sterling’s CEO,

Ossett site sold in £2m investment deal

A prominent industrial site in Ossett, which is home to the UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment rental company, has sold for £2.035m to a private investor. Leeds property consultancy Gent Visick marketed Olway Works on Healey Road, on behalf of AV Ogden Holdings Limited. The sale reflects a 6.38 per

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