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Healthtech start-up secures £200k NPIF investment

A Hull healthtech start-up which has developed an award-winning device to enhance mental wellbeing has secured a £200,000 investment from NPIF-Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Moodbeam’s wearable device allows users to log their mood and monitor their

Mum launches new arm of business to help women returning to work

A mum of two from Huddersfield has embarked on a new business venture this week, driven by her own experiences, but also fuelled by conversations she had around mental health awareness week and the shocking statistics she uncovered in her research. Donna Davies, an HR expert and ex ‘People Experience’ strategist,

Brewfitt launch new non-alcoholic drink

Innovators in drinks dispense, Brewfitt Ltd, has launched a new, non-alcoholic drink offering Mr Fitz Aqua Spritz. The product follows a growing partnership between the Huddersfield based Brewfitt and the Lancashire based Mr Fitzpatrick’s Botanical Cordials. Mr Fitz Aqua Spritz is set to revolutionise the non-alcoholic drinks market for the HORECA industry

Foundation stone laid for new priory in Whitby

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, officially laid the foundation stone for a new Priory today to be built in the grounds of Sneaton Castle, Whitby for an Order of Anglican Sisters. Leeds-based Castlehouse Construction has been awarded the contract to design and construct the new build facility for the

Prime Huddersfield business park to get £1m refurbishment

The Ringway industrial estate in Huddersfield town centre is to undergo a major refurbishment to revitalise the 140,000 sq ft scheme. Units from 2,000 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft will be available through the Leeds offices of Knight Frank & Carter Towler, offering trade counter and industrial units to a

York developments win industry awards

Two property developments in York have won coveted titles at the North and East Yorkshire Yorkshire’s Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Excellence Awards. Groves Chapel, which has been developed by leading property company S Harrison into  apartments and a Co-operative Food convenience store, was awarded the ‘best refurbishment or extension of

Harrogate restaurant celebrates 20th birthday

One of Harrogate’s most popular Italian restaurants is celebrating its 20th birthday – while its sister venue is marking its tenth year in business. As a number of the spa town’s restaurants have shut their doors, Sasso and Caffe Marconi continue to go from strength to strength. Family-run award-winning restaurant Sasso opened

Head of Keebles corporate team steps down after four decades

Prolific dealmaker, Roger Dyson, is retiring as head of Keebles corporate team after a career spanning four decades and involving around 500 deals. Joining Keebles, then called HLW, as a corporate partner in 2000, Roger became managing partner in 2008 and was appointed to head the corporate team in 2011 when

People invited to have their say on plans for an Elland Road rail station

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on plans for the proposed new rail station in Elland. From Monday , people will be able to have their say online about the planned station that will improve connections to and from the Calderdale town, and provide opportunities for people