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Yorkshire investment market outperforms Northern Powerhouse

More than £500m of commercial property assets changed hands across Yorkshire and the Humber in the second quarter of 2018, as the regional market grew at a faster rate than the wider Northern Powerhouse. Lambert Smith Hampton’s latest UK Investment Transactions (UKIT) report found Yorkshire’s strong start to the year was

Cohabitees urged to make wills in light of Civil Partnership ruling

 Couples living together are being urged to make wills to protect themselves if one of them dies. A recent Supreme Court ruling, which may pave the way for heterosexual as well as same-sex couples to enjoy civil partnerships, has brought into sharp focus how the law differs for cohabitees and those

Yorkshire Mafia marks ten years with Yorkshire Day celebration

The Yorkshire Mafia - the business membership group that promotes the philosophy that "we are stronger together" as it delivers a year-round programme of events, will celebrate its tenth successful year with a celebration on today's Yorkshire Day.  Inviting its 21,000 pre-approved members, as well as those that have yet to

Social enterprise boosts regional economy by £39m in 12 months

A social enterprise which specialises in lending flexible finance to businesses which need it most, has announced it has boosted the region’s economy by £39m in the last 12 months. The Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) has released its 2017 – 2018 social impact report which also reveals the lender helped create

Sir Rodney Walker appointed chairman of The Yorkshire Society

Sir Rodney Walker has been appointed chairman of The Yorkshire Society. Established in 1980, The Yorkshire Society is a not-for-profit organisation that celebrates and promotes everything that is great about Yorkshire and aims to protect both the character and characteristics of the nation’s biggest and proudest county. Sir Rodney brings to the

Social enterprise boosts regional economy by £39m in 12 months

A social enterprise which specialises in lending flexible finance to businesses which need it most, has announced it has boosted the region’s economy by £39m in the last 12 months. The Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) has released its 2017 – 2018 social impact report which also reveals the lender helped create

Fulton Foods launch online store

Fulton Foods has announced the launch of its online store trading as Star Bargains. Fulton Foods, a family run and owned company originally founded by Jack Fulton and which has been trading for 58 years, employs over 1,000 staff who work in more than 100 stores across Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottingham and Teesside.   Starbargains.co.uk

Boston innovation and technology mission to open Yorkshire trade links in US market

A US trade accelerator mission to the New England states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island will take a delegation of innovative, technology-based Yorkshire businesses to meet potential customers and suppliers in October 2018. The first trade mission to be launched by peer-to-peer international trade mentoring network ExportExchange is being delivered with

Yorkshire and North East middle-market firms growing in confidence

Confidence is gathering pace among Yorkshire and North East middle-market businesses about the impact of Brexit on the economy and their business according to the latest YouGov survey, the Brexit Monitor, commissioned by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM. RSM’s quarterly Brexit Monitor index, in which any reading above 100

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