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Changes to permitted development allowing conversion of agricultural buildings into new homes come into force

The Government recently announced changes to the Class Q permitted development legislation which allows for the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential property without the need for planning permission. The updated legislation came into force last Friday. Until now the legislation has allowed for the conversion of up to 450 sq m

Second top learning award for PM Legal Services employee

A member of the award-winning PM Legal Services team has landed a prestigious YMCA Training award – for the second year running. Kirsten Etheridge, an office administrator at PM Legal Services - a division of hlw Keeble Hawson - has been singled out for The Progression Award for the improvements she

Expansion plans kick into action for martial arts venture

A 15,200 sq ft Sheffield warehouse and office building, left empty after the failure of a decorating wholesaler, has been sold for £860,000 and is set to become a martial arts and dance academy. Excel Martial Arts, headed up by Liam Richards, one half of the duo Strike who appeared on

Kelly joins expanding Sheffield law firm

Expanding niche commercial practice MD Law LLP has continued its strategic growth with the appointment of lawyer Kelly Wharin. The Sheffield law firm specializes in business recovery, insolvency, commercial litigation, dispute resolution, commercial work and debt recovery. Kelly graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2003 and has over a decade of

Shorts and hlw Keeble Hawson advise on sale of F1 logistics business to DHL

Sheffield advisors Shorts Chartered Accountants has teamed up with hlw Keeble Hawson to act as lead advisors and legal representatives to F1 logistics specialists, Delivered on Time Limited, on its sale to Global logistics business DHL, for an undisclosed sum. DHL is a global business forming part of the DPDHL Group,

Life’s a ‘bries’ for cheese connoisseur who found the right ‘whey’ with Launchpad

A former science teacher who traded Bunsen burners for brie has carved out a new career paying homage to fromage after securing support from Launchpad; a Sheffield City Region wide programme aimed at helping the next generation of entrepreneurs.  Nicola Kay launched mobile street food business The Cheese Cave in June

Refurbishment programme starts at Sheffield industrial estate

An extensive refurbishment programme to an established Sheffield industrial estate has commenced amid heightening occupier demand. Warrington-based Langtree, which manages the site on behalf of an institutional client, is now on site with an improvement plan, budgeted at approaching £1m, of Meadowbrook Industrial Estate at Holbrook. The 14-unit site was acquired around

Costcutter raise over £1,000 to support families with sick children in

Nationwide convenience store operator Costcutter Supermarkets Group has raised over £1,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust to keep families with seriously ill children together in free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation. The Sick Children’s Trust runs ten ‘Homes from Home’ across the country, three of which are located at specialist paediatric hospitals

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