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Move will help tech firm on track to growth

A Technology platform for the motor industry finance sector is targeting 40 per cent growth after sealing a move to Leeds.

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Kate Bagnall and Louise Hopkins from Bagnall Hopkins an independent boutique recruitment consultancy based in Wakefield

Recruitment firm celebrates ten years of industry success

A recruitment firm founded by two industry experts will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend.

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Robin Skidmore talks about his new venture Journey Further.

Next step in journey to making city digital capital

A technology entrepreneur is looking to play a part in positioning Leeds as a digital centre of excellence by helping drive conversation around digital marketing.

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Ben Barker founder of Artemis Cold Brew Coffee.
27th January 2017.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Venture on a hot streak with a cold brew

Coffee culture is growing in the region and people are now more discerning about the drink, according to the founder of a cold brew coffee start-up.

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Alex McWhirter, Finance Yorkshire chief executive. Pic: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com.

SMEs are more flexible but still cautious over access to finance

Small businesses are more agile following the financial crisis of 2008, but they want some certainty as to what the impact of Brexit will be, according to the boss of a small business investment provider.

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A waitress outside Bettys in Harrogate. picture mike cowling jun 16 2015

Bettys enjoys its best Christmas sales growth as demand soars

Iconic Yorkshire business Bettys is celebrating its most successful Christmas in the company’s near 100 year history, with demand particularly strong across online.

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Richard Leach Managing Director of Leach Design in Huddersfield  alongside the company's timeline in the boardroom.

Display specialist’s illuminating ideas light way to export growth

A large format graphic display producer is looking at innovative ways to bring museums and shop displays to life as it targets growth.

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FIRST DELIVERY: CurePharma director, Mustafa Al-Shalechy (left) with Chamber International senior export adviser, David Attia, and samples of the medicines the company has exported in its first delivery to Iraq.

Pharma business ships UK medicines to Iraq

A new pharmaceuticals wholesaler has exported its first consignment of UK manufactured medicines to Iraq.

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Gearing up: Left to right, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme; president of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce Andy Caton; Curryositys Zulfi Karim; Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity; chief executive of Bradford Council Kersten England; and Gordons Simon Mydlowski ahead of the launch.

Currying flavour with ‘back to future’ approach

A new curry restaurant is looking to turn back the clock and bring to life dishes inspired by pre-partition India.

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Achille Traore at the Digital Hub. Pic: Simon Hulme

Tech entrepreneur aims to create UK’s top brand in digital loyalty

An ambitious technology entrepreneur is looking to establish his business as a household name in digital loyalty.

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tom baigrie: The more important factor than lovely offices and good pay, we think, is whether people feel their job is important and doing good.Picture: chris renton

LifeSearch’s positive impact on people is reaping the rewards

A life insurance and income protection intermediary is aiming to make Leeds its primary point of growth having just moved into new office space in the city centre.

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A Fattorini The Jeweller in Harrogate is celebrating 185 years, by getting a brown plaque to commemorate the occasion. Pictured Anthony Tindall, owner and descendant of the original founder of the business. 30th November 2016. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Fattorini the jewel in town’s crown for 185 years

A historic jeweller established 185 years ago by an Italian immigrant has been commemorated in Harrogate with a special brown plaque.

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man on a Mission: Chief executive Fergus Bailie wants CDS to become one of the top 100 companies  to work for in the next three years. Picture: simon hulme

CDS maps out the road ahead with aim to create 100 new jobs

A COMMUNICATIONS agency with a strong track record of working with public sector organisations is looking to add around 100 more jobs in the next few years.

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Left to right: Heather MacBrairdy, Horizon Leeds; Rebecca Hutchinson, The Leeds Club; Alan Gallacher, Northern Ballet and Julian Kettleborough, The Studio.

Teamwork to bring in the visitors

Four independent venues are coming together as part of a strategic collaboration to boost visitor numbers and increase dwell time in Leeds.

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wizard of aus: Zoe Hopkinson is to spend a week in Melbourne and a week in Sydney after invites from cake firms. Pictures: steve riding

Just fancy that, cake decorator heads to Australia

A cake decorator from Yorkshire is heading to Australia to share her baking secrets with foodies down under.

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tale of the tape: A youth Trail Hiker team cross the finishing line as a group of four. The Eco Trail Trekker in Leeds is set ot be an annual event with the first on October 2017.

Entreprenuers on the trail of a new sporting franchise for UK

Two Yorkshire-born businessmen are bringing a new sporting event to the city of Leeds that will help raise funds for charities.

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cash call: Achille Traore is aiming to take the pain out of collecting money for social events. Picture: simon hulme

Website where you can just click and collect

A technology entrepreneur is aiming to revolutionise the way friends and families collect and manage money for social events.

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Mark Skelton, Project iCare ambassador for Talk Direct, at the O2 store in the Merrion Centre. Picture: James Hardisty. Date: 11th October 2016.

Pioneering mobile phone service a lifeline for the partially sighted

A mobile phone retailer is helping blind and partially sighted people access technology through a pioneering service.

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Karl Mason with his wife Catherine with Yorkshire's first Gin, at the New Ellington, York Place, Leeds...12th June 2013.Picture by Simon Hulme

Yorkshire gin firm looking to European growth

A premium gin producer is looking to Europe as it plots the next chapter in its growth.

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The Peppered Pig, based in Goole, will open the Pig Inn in January 2017 as it looks to become more of a destination outlet. The hotel will feature six en suite rooms and a function room.  The business was set up in December 2009 by Sam Mitchell and her husband Glen. Mrs Mitchell always hankered for a little restaurant of her own.

Peppered Pig adds hotel rooms to the menu

A rural Yorkshire restaurant is set to launch a hotel in order to capitalise on demand from further afield.

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