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New £15m fund for the North

A Yorkshire-based social enterprise has secured £15m of funds to support businesses in the post-industrial areas of the north of England; the first of several planned funds. The Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) has received an initial £7.5m cash boost from Big Society Capital, a major social impact investor which works with

British Business Bank appoints UK Network senior manager

The British Business Bank has appointed Mark Wilcockson to a new position as senior manager, UK Network for Yorkshire, Humber and the Tees Valley. The British Business Bank – the government-owned economic development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses – is establishing a UK Network, with

Ward Hadaway’s property team plots further growth

The specialist "plot sales team" at law firm Ward Hadaway is targeting further growth after clocking up more than 5,000 completed transactions – representing an eight per cent increase on the previous year. The team, which acts for a number of the UK's leading housebuilders, successfully completed the sale of around

Double award win for York property agent

Property agent Croft Residential, which is based in York, is celebrating a double win after being recognised in both UK and international property awards. The agency was named "best single office estate agency for North Yorkshire" at the International Property Awards, and the ‘best suburban York property agency’ at the British

WSP and Jacobs appointed to further strategic development corridor studies by Transport for the North

Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP, in partnership with Jacobs, has been appointed by Transport for the North (TfN) to develop an infrastructure improvement programme linking the east/west and north/south across two key transport corridors in the North of England, having already been appointed to undertake two earlier studies for

York Business Week line up complete

Former Yorkshire Man of the Year, Sir Gary Verity DL, will share some of the secrets of his - and the region’s - success when he joins the York Business Week line up next month. Sir Gary joins a stellar speaker list that includes Asda chief financial officer Rob McWilliam; Homeserve

Connexin joins the Northern Powerhouse

Smart cities technology firm Connexin has become an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme. Connexin joins a high-profile network of leading businesses that are helping shape the direction of the government’s combined Northern Powerhouse campaign. Founded and based in Hull, Connexin is at the forefront of the city’s burgeoning tech

RSM backs the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has backed the Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme to help improve collaboration, infrastructure and investment across the North of England. The partnership reinforces RSM’s commitment to the North and strengthens the alliance of Northern businesses committed to delivering a stronger economic future for the North. Led by