Assetz Capital, one of the UK’s most impactful business lenders, has surpassed the £1bn mark for lending to SMEs and housebuilders across the UK, with more than £350m being deployed in the North since 2013. As part of its business lending, Assetz Capital has been a key supporter of the UK
Figures just published show that Yorkshire enjoyed a successful year for new company formations during 2019 – with North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire welcoming record numbers of new businesses. The statistics come from the Inform Direct Review of UK Company Formations using data from Companies House and the Office for
The Government and the NP11 have joined together as an official partner for MIPIM 2020 to deliver an exciting programme of events during the four-day estates and property investor conference in Cannes, France. The NP11 is the business-led voice for the North that brings together the region’s 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships
The UK hotel market defied expectations and saw investment volumes reach £6 billion in 2019, attracting a significant 26 per cent uplift in investment by institutional investors, according to the latest UK Hotel Capital Markets: Investment Review 2020 report by leading global property adviser Knight Frank, who have offices in
Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the North of England’s gas distributor, has shared its business plans for next five years in its most ambitious programme of service improvement to date. The business, which is headquarted in Leeds, has planned a £1.25 billion investment in the network from 2021 – 2026, which is
The judging panel has been announced for the Director of the Year Awards 2020 – the search for Yorkshire and the North East’s most talented business leaders. The panel includes Jo Barnes, managing director of Hull based Shared Agenda, specialists in estate solutions for the public and private sectors. Jo has more
With more than 100 apprentices already in the business, Yorkshire-based automotive retailer JCT600 is planning to recruit at least another 40 young people this year. The Bradford-headquartered family business, which has run its own carefully tailored training scheme for young people since 2013, will this year welcome another 40 brand apprentices
Two thirds (65 per cent) of small and medium-sized Yorkshire businesses want to improve their environmental sustainability, according to Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking’s Business Barometer. Two fifths (39 per cent) say becoming more environmentally sustainable is important to them, while a quarter (26 per cent) say doing so is very important.