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Software provider completes American acquisition

York-headquartered workforce management software provider Mitrefinch has acquired an American business as it looks to accelerate its growth in the US market. Mitrefinch, which provides time and attendance, HR, payroll and access control software, has bought Advance Systems America, which has been a partner of Mitrefinch for eight years, selling its

Ewe-nique collaboration brings two counties together

A quintet of Yorkshire businesses are at the forefront of the UK’s textile manufacturing boom thanks to their unique collaboration with a Kent-based farm. Romney Marsh Wools is sending fleeces from its flock of 1,000 ewes to Yorkshire’s famous textile mills to be turned into throws, cushions, caps and even toiletries. The

Spirit of Harrogate is the No.1 thing to do in Harrogate on TripAdvisor

Spirit of Harrogate has achieved an exciting new milestone by becoming  listed as the No.1 thing to do in Harrogate on TripAdvisor. Spirit of Harrogate, who has a store on The Stray, has claimed the top spot with its popular in-store Slingsby Gin experience, where visitors can relax, indulge and socialise. Customers have taken

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

Luxury bed manufacturer fells its first responsibly-grown trees from Yorkshire forest

Leeds-based luxury bed manufacturer, Harrison Spinks has felled its first trees from its wholly owned and responsibly managed forest in Sand Hutton, Yorkshire. The timber, felled from Corsican Pine, Sycamore, Scots Pine and Mixed Broadleaves trees, will be used in its luxury divans and headboards. The bed maker – which was

Begbies Traynor appoints senior manager in Yorkshire region

Professional services firm Begbies Traynor has promoted Matt Russell to the position of senior manager in its Yorkshire region, with responsibility for supporting its Hull office. Matt joined Begbies Traynor 11 years ago during which time he has undertaken year-long secondments with both Lloyds Banking Group and with National Australia Bank. 

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

Yorkshire landlords face £5,000 fines – and empty properties – if rental homes breach new energy standards

Hundreds of landlords across Yorkshire are just days away from the risk of falling foul of new rules designed to ensure more rental properties go green, a leading letting agent has warned. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force on April 1 – and those who rent out homes to tenants face fines

North Yorkshire is first council in the North to set up legal company

North Yorkshire County Council has launched First North Law, becoming the first local authority in the North to trade its legal services. This newly formed company has the ability to trade more widely in a range of specialist legal services to other public sector bodies as well as the private sector. The