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Keyland signs largest “PPA” with 2,000 home Wakefield scheme

Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has signed its largest Planning Promotional Agreement (PPA) to date. The agreement relates to a proposed major urban extension which aims to deliver some 2000 homes, employment, community facilities, the Featherstone bypass and open space on

Yorkshire bridalwear stores close doors

Bridal Fashions Limited, trading as Berketex Bride, which has retail outlets in Leeds and Sheffield has ceased trading. The company, which has a shop in Queens Arcade in Leeds and a concession in Debenhams on The Moor in Sheffield, and all other outlets trading as the well-known Berketex Bride, will be

Adare SEC appoints COO to drive operational efficiency

Tom Prestwich has joined Adare SEC, a "secure and essential communication solutions firm, as chief operating officer (COO). Joining from business services company, Communisis, where he was director of its group change programme and formerly head of transactional operations, Tom specialises in productivity improvements, customer on-boarding, transformational performance and client satisfaction. He

Beal reveals exclusive new Beverley development

Beal Homes has revealed plans for an exclusive new development in one of the North’s most desirable towns. The award-winning housebuilder has announced that its latest development will feature 55 luxury homes in sought-after Beverley, East Yorkshire. The £15m development will contribute to the continuing growth of East Yorkshire-based Beal, which is

RSM advise shareholders on disposal of national roofing specialist

RSM has advised on the sale of SBS Roofing Group to Avonside Group Service – bringing together two nationwide specialist roofing companies. Established in 1983, SBS Roofing Group, which is headquartered in Bradford, delivers quality roofing solutions for a range of sectors, including retail, hospitality, local government, healthcare and education. Avonside, which

It’s a family affair at Whitakers Chocolates

A Yorkshire-based chocolate manufacturer has added another branch to its family tree with the appointment of Gemma Whitaker. The UK’s largest manufacturer of personalised chocolates has recruited wife of managing director, William Whitaker, to the position of marketing manager. Gemma has a strong background in advertising sales and marketing, most recently working

Ex-Matalan heavyweight launches ecommerce consultancy for high-growth retail businesses

The former Head of Ecommerce for Matalan has launched a new agency designed to help high growth ecommerce businesses thrive in a digitally-dominated market. Based in Halifax, Venture Forge has been founded by Andrew Banks with a mission to build exceptional ecommerce businesses through strategy, design and ongoing growth marketing. Banks spent

Upmarket home furnishings retailer signs for 8,000 sq ft in central Harrogate

The Cotswold Company, the Norwich-based furniture and home furnishings retailer, has committed to the take a lease of a newly configured 8,000 sq ft store on Station Parade in Central Harrogate, with a spring 2019 opening planned. CEG is managing the creation of the new space by combining four existing units

Carthy & Black confirms new listings with Marks & Spencer and Morrisons

Yorkshire based drinks producer Intercontinental Brands announces new listings for Carthy & Black, its range of award-winning gin cream liqueurs. Carthy & Black Lemon Gin Cream Liqueur will now be available to purchase in select Morrisons supermarkets throughout Yorkshire. Carthy & Black Original Cream Liqueur will also be stocked in a