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APD becomes part of the NEC family

Technology pioneer APD Communications has become part of a global corporation, providing the investment to boost innovation and product development. Hull-based APD has been acquired by Northgate Public Services (NPS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT). APD is a leading software supplier to

Leeds based Smart Search win at Wembley

Leeds business Smart Search has walked away with a winning title at the SME National Business Awards, held at Wembley Stadium. The awards recognise the hardworking, industrious winners who form the backbone of the small and medium enterprises operating across the United Kingdom. Based in Ilkley, Smart Search, which is an online

Sound of success beckons for Yorkshire business student with launch of Islamic record label ‘first’

A young entrepreneur is hoping to prove her forte in the world of business with her inaugural venture – the launch of a novel record label to promote Islamic musicians. Safiyyah Hafiji, aged 20, who lives in West Yorkshire, has set up the world’s first record company focused exclusively in A

ABP Humber signs new trade deal with the world’s largest container shipping line

A significant new service for ABP’s Hull Container Terminal has been agreed offering deep-sea connections to the rest of the world for the first time in its history. The agreement between ABP and Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line, has been established to open this crucial trading link to the

Yorkshire gin producer celebrates tenth anniversary

Award-winning Yorkshire Wolds gin producer Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods is celebrating its tenth anniversary and says innovation is the key to the business’ success. Founder Julia Medforth started the Wharram-based business on her farmhouse kitchen table after her homemade Raspberry Gin Liqueur made from an old family recipe proved a hit

Deafblind author launches business anecdotes of Yorkshire Institution

Yorkshire author Paul Duffin has launched his third book “Say The Leeds And You’re Smiling” on Amazon with all proceeds donated to Prostate Cancer UK. Paul worked for the Leeds Permanent Building Society for 21 years before it was swallowed by the Halifax in 1995. The book is a light-hearted and

New free breakfast briefings at Northallerton’s Evolution Business Centre

The new year will see Evolution Business Centre in Northallerton swap the monthly Lunch and Learn meetings for Breakfast Briefings. “Breakfast meetings have soared in popularity in the business world as they are now thought to be more productive than lunches,” said Marie Banks, Business Centre manager for Springboard Business Centre. ''We

Ring arranges Christmas collection for local foodbank

Kind-hearted employees from Leeds-based European lighting and automotive electrical specialist, Ring, have donated over 350 everyday essentials to the local foodbank. Requesting that people bring in cans of soup and basic ingredients including pasta, rice and potatoes, along with toiletries and household essentials, the company has organised the collection for a

Force24 appoints platinum partner myCloud Media

Yorkshire-based digital marketing specialist myCloud Media has been awarded platinum-certified partner status, from marketing automation platform Force24. The news comes three months after managing director Tim Bennett completed an MBO of the company and looks set to accelerate the growth of the business in 2019. With over 12 years’ online industry presence,

Yorkshire agency to aid successful young entrepreneur

Digital creative agency The Bigger Boat has announced that Daniel Fisher-Jones is the victor of its recent competition to win mentoring support in creating a brand identity for his business, Liverpool Audio Network (LAN). The scheme was launched at The University of Huddersfield – and supported by its Enterprise Team –