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Animalcare cheers strong growth

Pet drugs firm Animalcare has reported good revenue growth since the acquisition of Belgian firm Ecuphar last July with like-for-like revenue sales up 11 per cent in 2017.

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Primark said its performance in the week before Christmas hit an all-time high

Primark celebrates bumper Christmas

​Primark​ said its​ performance in the week before Christmas hit an all-time high​ and sales ​rose 7​ per cent​ in the 16 weeks to January 6 once exchange rate changes were stripped out.

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Provident Financial is 'engaged in a dialogue' with the FCA

Provident shares take another tumble

Shares in credit lender Provident Financial took another hit after the group said its​ ​​​consumer credit division will report a loss of around £120m - at the top end of former guidance.

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PTSG is the UKs leading provider of facade access and fall arrest equipment services

PTSG storms ahead and sees no fall out from Carillion collapse

Specialist services provider Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) cheered shareholders with the news that 2018 results should be materially ahead of current market forecasts and it expects to see no material impact from the collapse of Carillion.

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EY's Transaction Support team for Yorkshire and the North East, led by Mark Allcroft (centre)

EY appoints new head for Yorkshire

EY has appointed a new head of Transaction Support for Yorkshire and the North East, underlining its commitment to ​doing more deals in the regions.​ ​

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DFS is one a number of Yorkshire retailers to feel the squeeze

High street suffers worst fall in five years

High street footfall decreased sharply in December as more shoppers took to online shopping rather than battling the crowds.

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Owen Trotter, managing partner of KCP

Key Capital Partners celebrates record year

Private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP)​ is celebrating a​ ​record-breaking year ​after completing four deals worth a total of £28m in 2017, the latest in a string of investments it has made in growing SMEs nationwide.

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Andy Smith of Arville Textiles (left) and Muz Mumtaz of Digital Enterprise (right)

Bullet-proof investment for textiles group

Arville Textiles, which makes fabrics for bullet-proof vests and fire-proof suits, said it will create more jobs this year after receiving funding from the Government backed Digital Enterprise programme.

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Leeds City Region has high hopes for MIPIM

Leeds City region signs up 12 new sponsors

Private sector support for Leeds City Region’s attendance at international property conference MIPIM has ​been boosted ​by 12 new sponsors.​ ​

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The Red Arrows flying over Sirius Minerals exploration drilling rig at its North Yorkshire polyhalite project

North Yorkshire mine "on time and on budget"

Sirius Minerals, the developer of the ​£10bn ​North Yorkshire polyhalite mine​, ​said production is scheduled​ to start on time and on budget.​

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John Lewis' flagship store in Leeds

Price matching hits John Lewis

​John Lewis ​has warned that annual profits will take a hit due to its determination to keep prices low for customers at a time of soaring costs.​

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M&S had a mixed quarter

Falling fashion sales hit M&S

Retail ​bellwether​ Marks & Spencer ​reported mixed trading after another fall in ​fashion sales and ​sluggish trading in its food halls.

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Tesco celebrated a record Christmas

Tesco emerges as a festive winner

​Britain's biggest retailer ​Tesco ​celebrated a record Christmas​ after reporting a steep rise in sales over the critical ​festive trading period.

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Blackfriar: Morrisons can see clearly now that the mist has gone

One of the first things Morrisons’ CEO David Potts did when he took over as boss of the Bradford-based firm three years ago was to quietly remove the controversial misting machines that sprayed vegetables with a theatrical mist.

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Persimmon is pursuing high quality growth in its regional markets

Customers flock to Persimmon

H​ousebuilder Persimmon reported healthy demand for new homes ​and said it has seen no impact from falling consumer confidence as customers flock to buy its houses.

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Morrisons' CEO David Potts

Morrisons beats expectations for Christmas trading

Morrisons ​cheered shareholders with a better than expected festive performance which was boosted by strong sales of its premium “Best” range​.

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Asda is battling with discounters Aldi and Lidl

Asda announces further job losses

Nearly 30 Asda colleagues at the group's head office in Leeds have been axed in a fresh round of redundancies.

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Gear4musics chief executive Andrew Wass

Gear4music celebrates bumper Christmas

M​usical instruments retailer ​​Gear4music ​reported a 42 per cent jump in sales in the four months to December 31, driven by strong UK growth and a 69 per cent leap in overseas sales.

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Gleeson's environmentally friendly gravel drives have not met with Barnsley Council's approval

Strong demand for low cost homes boosts Gleeson

Urban regeneration housebuilder MJ Gleeson reported a very strong first half as completions rose by 31 per cent in the six months to December 31.

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Aldi UK's chief executive Matthew Barnes

Aldi reports record Christmas

Discount grocer ​Aldi ​reported ​​record sales over Christmas as festive shoppers snapped up luxury products and cut-price vegetables.

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