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Leeds based Smart Search win at Wembley

Leeds business Smart Search has walked away with a winning title at the SME National Business Awards, held at Wembley Stadium. The awards recognise the hardworking, industrious winners who form the backbone of the small and medium enterprises operating across the United Kingdom. Based in Ilkley, Smart Search, which is an online

NG Bailey relocates to new flagship London office

NG Bailey, one of the UK’s leading independent engineering and services businesses, has relocated to a new flagship office in the capital. The Yorkshire-headquartered business has chosen the BREEAM Excellent rated 20 Farringdon Street as its new base in London. The company will be occupying two floors of the 11-storey building. Designed

Online learning provider breathes life into Ilkley lifesaving campaign

An initiative to make Ilkley the UK’s first town of lifesavers has been launched using a free, online training programme. "Prepared to save a life" is a unique, 40-minute web-based training package launched to businesses this month by Ilkley-based Virtual College. The programme, which is in partnership with Community Save a Life,

Yorkshire estate agencies join forces in “transformational” deal

Two independent Yorkshire estate agency chains - who between them have helped more than 100,000 people move home - have joined forces. Linley & Simpson has acquired the residential sales and lettings business of Ilkley-headquartered Dale Eddison - crowned the UK’s Best Small Agency in the industry’s Oscars earlier this year. The

Rapid expansion of Sarah Siddons Financial Planning in Ilkley

It’s all change again for Sarah Siddons Financial Planning and its principal, Sarah Siddons. Due to rapid business expansion, her practice has now moved to larger office premises in Ilkley. The new double fronted office is on Skipton Road and is at street level for easy access with a large private

Glentrool strengthens property team

Yorkshire property development and investment company Glentrool Estates Group Ltd has strengthened its property team with the appointment of Lauren O’Toole. Lauren joins Glentrool from the Leeds office of property consultancy JLL, where she specialised in industrial property. Educated at Woodhouse Grove School, Giggleswick School and the University of Northumbria, Lauren previously

New acquisition sees Linley & Simpson strengthens standing in Yorkshire property hotspot

A Yorkshire estate agency has strengthened its presence in one of the county’s most sought-after places to live with the acquisition of a rival. Linley & Simpson, which has a growing network of 11 offices across North and West Yorkshire, has bought the long-established Angus Roberts letting agency in Ilkley for

Trio of appointments at Approach

Public relations consultancy, Approach, is expanding its team with three new appointments to strengthen its digital, b2b and retail offering. The Ilkley-based agency has appointed Sarah Kroon as business development director, Shona England-Lees as senior account executive and Betty Adams as junior account executive. Sarah has over 14 years of retail, brand

Expansion at the double for independent Yorkshire estate agent

A Yorkshire estate agency has completed the next major stage in its multi-million-pound expansion programme with the acquisition of two fellow independent rivals. Linley & Simpson, which has a network of 11 branches across North and West Yorkshire, has taken over the letting portfolios of both Leeds-headquartered Hitchen & Co and

OnePay moves into its brand new offices

West Yorkshire-based OnePay is marking the continued success and rapid growth of the business and moving into new state of the art offices in the heart of Ilkley. The providers of alternative payment solutions started moving into a 9,000 square foot open plan, contemporary office in the Oakapple office development, Mayfield