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Hitachi Capital UK to accelerate business finance growth with franchise finance acquisition

Leeds-based Hitachi Capital UK has significantly strengthened its business offering with the acquisition of Franchise Finance Ltd, a specialist financial services provider to the franchising industry. The transaction boosts Hitachi Capital UK’s lending base to SMEs and franchisees, bringing considerable senior consultancy experience to the Group and helping to build a

Redfern Travel to rebrand as Corporate Travel Management

Redfern Travel is to rebrand as Corporate Travel Management (North of England) Ltd. The Bradford-based travel management company was acquired by top ten global TMC Corporate Travel Management (CTM) in December 2016, thanks to its incredibly strong online presence, its innovative and highly-skilled team and its expertise in managing travel for

Enterprise grant funding available for businesses

Small and medium sized enterprises, based in the Humber region and parts of North Yorkshire, are being invited to apply to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for a limited number of grants. Through the European Regional Development Fund, the council is able to support eligible businesses looking to invest in growing

Ashfield Building Group completes milestone ISO 9001 certification

Ashfield Building Group is celebrating a milestone development in support of its growth strategy following the completion of the company’s ISO 9001 Quality Management certification. Full certification for the International Standard BSEN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System will increase Ashfield’s competitive strength, streamline the procurement process and unlock access to new

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,