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Numbers add up for Disability Action Yorkshire’s new appointment

Disability Action Yorkshire has appointed a skilled financial controller to the position of finance manager. Andrew Hillcoat, who since 1999 has owned and run his own practice, will be based in the charity’s Hornbeam Park headquarters. Before starting his own business, Andrew worked for two major corporations, Honda UK and Sports Direct,

Yorkshire businesswoman joins CIM Yorkshire Board

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Huddersfield-based businesswoman Katrina Cliffe, as their SME Ambassador on the Yorkshire Regional Board. Katrina has worked in the marketing industry for almost 20 years working for a variety of businesses across multiple industries before establishing her marketing agency,

First Choice celebrates 25 years of success

First Choice Recruitment is celebrating after reaching a key milestone - 25 years in business. Launched by Andy Turner and Anne Lockwood in 1993, the business has since become the longest standing independent agency in Wakefield, supporting thousands of people to find employment across a diverse range of sectors including manufacturing,

Huddersfield house builder takes valuable steps towards tackling accessible housing deficit

With just over seven per cent of UK housing providing the basic accessibility features required for the elderly or people with a disability, the country’s accessible housing deficit is expected to reach a crisis point over the next few years. But one Huddersfield house builder, SB Homes, is taking valuable steps

Nexus’ charity drive motors past fundraising milestone

Leeds-based Nexus Vehicle Rental, the UK’s leading tech driven business mobility provider, has seen the first year of its fundraising initiative for St Gemma’s Hospice raise more than £12,000 for the local charity. Nexus’ partnership with St Gemma’s Hospice, Yorkshire’s largest hospice, was established in January this year, with a further

Doncaster Business Awards – winners named

The 19th annual Doncaster Business Awards,  sponsored by Origin Broadband and run by Doncaster Chamber, have been staged. This year saw over 900 guests attend the ceremony, with 13 awards presented to outstanding local businesses and people. The Chamber received a large number of compelling awards entries from businesses of all sizes and

Fund managers pass £2m loaned across Yorkshire, Humber and Tees Valley within eight months

The joint fund managers of the NPIF – BEF & FFE Microfinance scheme are celebrating surpassing £2m loaned to small businesses across Yorkshire, Humber and the Tees Valley, having reached £1m just four months ago. Bradford-headquartered Business Enterprise Fund and Doncaster’s Finance For Enterprise were named fund managers in February for

Lord Bates to encourage local businesses to meet DFID’s £1.5bn procurement needs

Lord Bates, Minister of State for International Development, will outline future procurement opportunities for local businesses at an event next Wednesday (December 6), co-ordinated by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Department for International Development (DFID). Roger Marsh OBE, chair of the LEP, who will also be speaking at

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