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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

Energy firm’s “grandad” gives something back following decade long service award

The longest-serving member of staff at Kinect Energy Group in Elland is helping give something back to the community after being rewarded time-off to pursue voluntary work for his dedication to the business. Peter Hopla, who is affectionately nicknamed ‘Grandad’ by his colleagues, received the opportunity to work for a charity

Chemicals firm secures investment from PHD Equity Partners

A Goole-based chemicals business which supplies own-label products to industry has secured a significant investment from PHD Equity Partners to help to drive its growth. Technikraft produces over 800 different formulations including cleaners, fuel additives, anti-corrosion and lubrication products. The company serves clients in the UK and overseas including multinational oil

Wilson Field Group shortlisted for national TRI awards

Yorkshire corporate recovery and business advisory specialists Wilson Field has been shortlisted in the national TRI Awards, the Oscars of the restructuring sector. Wilson Field is up for the Insolvency Team of the Year and the Corporate Restructuring Firm of the Year – ten or less licensed appointment-taking insolvency practitioners. The firm

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC appoints CEO

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC has appointed Jonathan Biggin as chief operating officer (COO) to drive forward group success and digital investment at the leading financial services provider. Jonathan brings over 20 years’ experience in financial services to the role, having held senior positions at large financial institutions such as Barclays, American

Award winning research and UX facility i-view to open in Leeds city centre

Opening in November, i-view’s bespoke studios will cater to the region’s thriving business scene with four multipurpose research, UX testing and meeting rooms, the perfect destination to host a variety of events. i-view Leeds will open in Platform, Bruntwood’s newly refurbished landmark building, above Leeds City station. Bob Qureshi, managing partner at

Sweet times ahead for chocolate manufacturer

A Yorkshire confectionery company is thriving in Europe and beyond despite the continuing uncertainties of Brexit. Whitakers Chocolates, the UK’s largest supplier of personalised chocolates, based in Skipton, has seen its export strategy triumph with orders from as far afield as Uruguay contributing to a 30 per cent increase in sales

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