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Gauntlet directors behind new start-up brokerage

Two directors of Leeds-based Chartered insurance broker, Gauntlet Group, bought into the group’s Appointed Representative opportunity so much that they’ve decided to become Appointed Representatives themselves. In the true spirit of the Remington advertising strap line of the late 1970s, Ian McCarron and Paul Coates, have established their own Appointed Representative

Leeds container services firm invests to boost productivity

Following a Europe-wide trade mission to assess the heavy lifting marketplace, Northern Containers has invested in the latest equipment to improve its materials handling capabilities and drive productivity. The company was due to replace one of the machines in its fleet and a SANY double lift empty container handler is now in service

Regional Budget Roundup

First-time buyers planning to purchase properties over £125,000 are among the biggest overall winners of this week’s Budget, said Linley and Simpson's Head of Residential Sales, Mark Christopher. Chancellor Philip Hammond unwrapped an early Christmas present for those looking to move onto the property ladder by abolishing stamp duty with immediate

Former Garforth “eyesore” bowled out by £1m new homes development

A former "eyesore” in east Leeds has been transformed into a £1m-plus collection of energy-saving family homes. Developers have breathed new life into the site of a demolished dairy depot and yard in Green Lane, Garforth, by creating four, four-bedroom detached houses in its place. Named Cricketers View – the homes overlook

Ripon Farm Services set for expansion with £5m of HSBC funding

Ripon Farm Services, which supplies agriculture machinery and equipment to the North of England and Yorkshire, is set for growth with support from a £5 million funding package from HSBC. The Ripon-based business, established in 1982, is using the funding to redevelop its main site on Dallamires Lane by adding two

Chamber targets trades for Local Plan meeting

Plumbers, electricians, decorators, gardeners, cleaners and other tradespeople are being encouraged to attend the next meeting of Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce.  The meeting will be: The Local Plan – What’s Really Going On?, and will focus on finding the facts behind the rumours about land allocation for housing and employment,

York businessman to ride 260 miles for Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity

As one epic cycle challenge ends in Yorkshire, another begins for a York businessman who will complete 260 miles to help raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and their Keep it up Campaign.   David Fryer, managing director at JMG Townends insurance brokers in York, will join 150 cyclists on 2 May