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Skipton firm becomes part of Australian listed technology company in £6.4m deal

Skipton-headquartered energy management software business Optima Energy Systems (Optima) has been acquired in a £6.4m deal by the Australian technology firm BidEnergy, with offices in Australia, the US and the UK. Advised by the corporate finance team at specialist business advisory firm FRP, the acquisition will see Australian-listed firm BidEnergy expand

Builders merchants acquisition expansion

Skipton builders merchants Merritt & Fryers Ltd. have acquired Briggs & Duxbury in Barnoldswick in a positive development for both long-established family firms. The good news comes at a timely moment for the Barnoldswick community which has been rocked by the decision of Rolls-Royce to pull out of the East Lancashire

UK ostomy business receives multi-million funding from US healthcare financier

UK-based ostomy specialist Trio Healthcare (Trio) has secured a multi-million-pound financing from US specialised finance company, SWK Holdings Corporation, as the company targets significant domestic and international growth ahead of an upcoming product launch. Founded in 2006, Trio develops and distributes a range of market-leading silicone-based ostomy accessories, designed to provide

Leisure venue ready to reopen after being bowled over by bank support

A North Yorkshire leisure venue that offers ten-pin bowling, snooker, children’s soft play and more has been supported in its preparation to reopen safely by Lloyds Bank. Matrix Superbowl in Sandylands Business Centre, Skipton has eight bowling lanes and is a popular location for children’s parties, but it was forced to

Yorkshire companies join forces to launch food safety training

Skipton-based online training developers, adaptiVLE, has teamed up with their neighbours at Broughton Hall Business Park, Verner Wheelock. Verner Wheelock provides food safety and hygiene training to many of the UK’s leading food production businesses. It has been based at Broughton for over 20 years. AdaptiVLE specialises in creating platforms and

New owner for Skipton’s Sexton & Co

Sexton & Co, the Skipton-based hair, beauty and nail salon has a new owner.  Long-serving employee Emma Day, who began working at Sexton & Co 16 years ago, has taken over from founder Tom Sexton who has gone out to pursue a new career around his passion for horses.  Emma said: "I'm

The Home Company re-opens following flash flood

Skipton's long-established furniture and furnishings store, The Home Company, has re-opened its doors after a flood which left the shop two feet under water and with more than £50,000 worth of damage.   The store was closed for two and a half weeks after flash flooding swept through the building, leaving a