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Chemical company Croda reports improved sales growth

Speciality chemical company Croda International reported improved sales growth in the first quarter of 2017, with constant currency sales up 4.9 per cent.

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Metro Bank set to hit one million customer mark

Metro Bank is inching closer to the one million customers mark as profits and deposits continue to rise at the challenger bank.

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Big bank transfer over rates and perks

MORE CURRENT account customers have been ditching and switching their bank following a wave of providers cutting rates or reducing perks on their accounts.

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Zenith will be integrated within ESS Safeforce

Vp makes safety acquisition

Equipment hire firm Vp has made its second acquisition in less than a month with the purchase of safety equipment firm Zenith for £4m plus assumed debt of £2m.

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Idex is headed up by Harrogate-based Hemant Mardia

Tech firm wins Mastercard contract

Tech firm Idex has won a deal with Mastercard for its fingerprint sensor technology which will be used by the credit card firm for its next generation of smart cards.

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Stephen O'Hara said that OptiBiotix is forecast to become profitable in the second half of 2018

Yorkshire firm tackles obesity with big name launches

OptiBiotix Health, a Yorkshire life sciences business ​that ​​tackles obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and skin ​ailments​,​ said it has made significant progress and is now ready to progress from a technology company to a revenue producer.

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Jobs could be lost at Nestle in Yorkshire.

Nestle plans to cut 181 Yorkshire jobs

FOOD GIANT Nestlé’s plan to cut 181 Yorkshire jobs was tonight at the centre of a General Election row over Britain’s future outside the European Union.
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Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons recall beans which may contain pieces of metal

Morrisons have recalled certain batches of its Trimmed Beans because they may contain small pieces of metal.

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Jamie Martin, managing partner at Ward Hadaway, says "We have exciting opportunities to follow as an independent law firm".

Law firms merger talks fall through

Merger talks between law firms Ward Hadaway and Weightmans have fallen through with both firms saying they have mutually withdrawn from discussions.

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A Sheffield youngster practices brushing her teeth.

Crackdown on tooth decay hailed

Health chiefs have heralded a drive to combat tooth decay in children across a Yorkshire city but admitted more needs to be done to boost dental care in one of the nation’s worst blackspots for rotting teeth.

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Yorkshire finalists unveiled for EY entrepreneur celebration

Yorkshire finalists unveiled for EY entrepreneur celebration

Seven Yorkshire business leaders from fields as diverse as food and drink have been listed as finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 programme today.

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YP Business profile: Allison Page - DLA Piper

YP Business profile: Allison Page - DLA Piper

Law giant DLA Piper’s new office managing partner for Leeds, Allison Page, believes Yorkshire is on the verge of a bold new dawn. Mark Casci reports.

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Billions caught up in ‘cash mountain’ of working capital

Nearly £60bn of excess working capital is tied up in businesses across the north of England as growth continues to improve, researchers at a top bank have claimed.

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EXCLUSIVE: Boss of new Dakota hotel in Leeds in mission to bring opulence back to hotel sector

EXCLUSIVE: Boss of new Dakota hotel in Leeds in mission to bring opulence back to hotel sector

When hotelier Ken McCulloch checked into a hotel in Derby for a weekend his friend had organised, it was an experience that changed his life.

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Tech and finance companies dominate list of top-paying firms

Finance and tech firms dominate a list of the highest paying companies in the UK, offering median salaries of between £80,000 and £110,000 a year, a study shows.

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Mark Casci: An energy price cap is pointless, let’s see the Big Six genuinely challenged

The election campaign is not even one week old and already business has found itself front and centre in the battle for populist policies.

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Fishing Republic's CEO Steve Gross is gearing up for a strong year

TV craze boosts Fishing Republic

Fishing Republic, one of the largest fishing tackle retailers in the UK, is gearing up for a strong year as more people take up fishing as a hobby, driven by the popularity of programmes such as ITV’s The Big Fish Off.

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QCA's chief executive Tim Ward said investors see AIM as better now than it has ever been with fewer failures

Investors in AIM are on a high

In our recent survey of small and mid-cap investors we asked them about the effectiveness of AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s growth market.

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Kirkstall Forge reaches significant milestone with 15 tonne delivery

Kirkstall Forge reaches significant milestone with 15 tonne delivery

The contruction of the flagship commercial building at Leeds’s massive Kirkstall Forge site has reached a significant milestone with the installation of a 15 tonne plant room to the development.

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Agricultural firm signs Swedish deal

East Yorkshire agricultural machinery importer Manterra has added products from the Swedish smallholding and forestry specialist Kellfri to its portfolio.

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