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Firm to deliver free training to hundreds of business owners

Business owners in North Yorkshire are being urged to take advantage of a unique opportunity to build the essential skills to develop their companies for free, by a local training provider. Enterprise Made Simple, which has offices in York and Middlesbrough, is encouraging company owners to take advantage of the time-limited,

NPIF invests £31m in first year

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has invested £31 million in 207 Northern-based SMEs during the first 12 months of operation, as the Fund continues to provide a boost to the Northern economy. The £400m Fund, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, HM Government and the European Investment

Brexit expert heads to Harrogate

One of the UK’s most respected and influential voices on Brexit is heading to Harrogate to speak with business leaders. Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the IoD, will analyse how leaving the European Union might affect local businesses. The event is on 7 December at Hotel du Vin,

Inventor receives £500k backing for toy robots that teach kids to code

A Yorkshire entrepreneur who has launched a new range of ‘smart toy’ robots which teach children to code, has secured a £500k investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). BinaryBots™ is the brainchild of software developer Chris Burgess. The range features characters including

Brexit expert to speak at festive Humber business lunch

One of the UK’s most respected and influential voices on Brexit will be guest speaker at the Institute of Directors’ Festive Leaders’ Lunch. Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the IoD will address guests on 7 December at the beautifully refurbished Canham Turner building, formerly known as Staff

Be prepared for tax taskforces warns local specialist

Yorkshire business owners are being warned to be prepared for increased scrutiny from specialist tax taskforces as HMRC seeks to step up its investigations into the financial affairs of small businesses.  Julia Forrester who owns TaxAssist Accountants in Ilkley said: “HMRC’s specialist tax taskforces have brought in more than £540 million

Leave or remain? IoD to get Yorkshire business talking about Europe

Businesses in Yorkshire will debate the UK’s membership of the European Union at a referendum roadshow on 10 May. The Institute of Directors (IoD) will hold the debate at Old Broadcasting House, Leeds – just six weeks ahead of the crucial vote on 23 June. Guests will hear arguments for and against

Humber green energy investment boosts electrical supplier

A Hull-based business that supplies electrical services to the offshore renewable energy industry is set to grow by more than 30 per cent, following investment from Finance Yorkshire. Pearson Electrical was selected as one of the first 40 approved suppliers to the multi-million pound Green Port Hull project, where Siemens will