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Luxury bed manufacturer fells its first responsibly-grown trees from Yorkshire forest

Leeds-based luxury bed manufacturer, Harrison Spinks has felled its first trees from its wholly owned and responsibly managed forest in Sand Hutton, Yorkshire. The timber, felled from Corsican Pine, Sycamore, Scots Pine and Mixed Broadleaves trees, will be used in its luxury divans and headboards. The bed maker – which was

Yorkshire law firm builds for future with hire of new construction specialist

A Yorkshire law firm has further strengthened its litigation team with the recruitment of a leading name in construction dispute resolution. Mark Lawton joins Leeds-based Milners as a senior solicitor, bringing with him 30 years of specialist expertise acting for contractors, developers, housebuilders and consultants. His legal CV includes many of the best-known names in the industry,

Trade Skills 4U set for expansion with new £1m Yorkshire site

Electrical training course provider, Trade Skills 4U (TS4U), has announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art training facility in Leeds, as it looks to target aspiring electricians in the Yorkshire and North East regions. Established in 2005, the Gatwick-headquartered business specialises in electrical training, delivering courses to over 3,000 students per

Begbies Traynor appoints senior manager in Yorkshire region

Professional services firm Begbies Traynor has promoted Matt Russell to the position of senior manager in its Yorkshire region, with responsibility for supporting its Hull office. Matt joined Begbies Traynor 11 years ago during which time he has undertaken year-long secondments with both Lloyds Banking Group and with National Australia Bank. 

Independent Forgings & Alloys receives £8.5m investment from BGF

Sheffield-headquartered Independent Forgings & Alloys (“IFA”), one of Britain’s leading independent aerospace and industrial forgers, has received an £8.5m capital investment from BGF to support its growth plans. The funding will help fuel a number of investment initiatives designed to enhance IFA’s manufacturing and testing capabilities, delivering new commercial opportunities. Operating from

Yorkshire landlords face £5,000 fines – and empty properties – if rental homes breach new energy standards

Hundreds of landlords across Yorkshire are just days away from the risk of falling foul of new rules designed to ensure more rental properties go green, a leading letting agent has warned. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force on April 1 – and those who rent out homes to tenants face fines

Private investor buys new Co-op store in Harrogate

Acting on behalf of a North-East based private investor, Cushman & Wakefield has advised on the purchase of the new Co-operative store on Harrogate's Knaresborough Road. The store, which will open to the public shortly, extends to 4,201 sq ft on a site of 0.41 acres which was formerly home to

Yorkshire law firm announce plans to raise money for homeless

Raworths Solicitors has announced they will be actively supporting the Harrogate Homeless Project (HHP) who have been nominated as their Charity of the Year. Employees at the company chose the organisation owing to the increasing visibility of homelessness in the local area and wanted to do what they could to raise

North Yorkshire is first council in the North to set up legal company

North Yorkshire County Council has launched First North Law, becoming the first local authority in the North to trade its legal services. This newly formed company has the ability to trade more widely in a range of specialist legal services to other public sector bodies as well as the private sector. The