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Harrogate business guru joins NOW Consultancy as commercial director

A Harrogate business guru who advises SME owners on growth and profitability has joined a Yorkshire-based management consultancy as its commercial director. Peter Dickinson - who began his career as a mainframe engineer with International Computers Limited (ICL) and spent more than two decades working in the Middle East, America and

£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

New branch managers at Europa in Sheffield and Leeds

Europa Road, a division within Europa Worldwide Group, has announced four role changes across its UK branch network, recognising homegrown talent within the business. This has resulted in four new branch managers for Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and Birmingham, where the Europa Road teams provide sales and account management for its European

Business social impact celebrated at Raising the Bar awards event

Businesses have gathered in Leeds to celebrate the social impact being made across the region through local commerce. Twelve businesses were shortlisted in the West and North Yorkshire Chamber’s Raising the Bar awards which recognised exceptional commitment to those "giving back" through fundraising, volunteering and supporting across the categories of economy,

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–

Leeds football firm’s record year of growth

A start-up sports business, specialising in children’s football coaching, has increased revenue by nearly 300 per cent in its third year in business. Established in 2015, Foot-Tech Academy has reported a record year of growth, having increased revenue from £14,000 to £55,000. The firm has also expanded into East Leeds and

Experienced Yorkshire insurance professional joins JM Glendinning

JM Glendinning, the Leeds-based insurance broking, financial and health and safety services group, has appointed Wendy Cornwell-Vernon as private client account executive, to support growth and add further depth of experience to its team. Bringing over 25 years’ experience of working in the insurance industry to the role, Wendy moves into

Yorkshire business insolvency expert welcomes MPs’ late payments crackdown call

Recommendations from a cross-party committee of MPs for toughening up the UK's late payment regime have been welcomed by a Yorkshire business insolvency expert. Eleanor Temple, chair of R3 in Yorkshire and a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds, was speaking after the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee issued

Ward Hadaway’s property team plots further growth

The specialist "plot sales team" at law firm Ward Hadaway is targeting further growth after clocking up more than 5,000 completed transactions – representing an eight per cent increase on the previous year. The team, which acts for a number of the UK's leading housebuilders, successfully completed the sale of around