Xeros' key role in saving lives of US firefighters

Technology firm​ ​​Xeros ​said it has​​ made significant progress towards commercialising ​its ​technology ​​at a time when the world is threatened by the environmental challenges of water scarcity and pollution.​

Blackfriar: How fake news is driving advertisers back to trusted media

Johnston Press, the publisher of The Yorkshire Post, highlighted “early improvements” in the print advertising market in its results this week as concerns about fake news and social media privacy drive a return to newspapers.

Ashley Highfield, chief executive of Johnston Press

Blackfriar: Time for big brands to invest in trusted media

Johnston Press, the publisher of The Yorkshire Post, highlighted “early improvements” in the print advertising market in its results this week as concerns about fake news and social media privacy drive a return to newspapers.
Animalcare makes drugs for domestic pets

Pet drug firm sees shares tumble

Shares in pet drugs firm Animalcare slumped 21 per cent after the firm said 2018 earnings will fall below expectations.

Avacta's CEO Dr Alastair Smith

Yorkshire drug developer on track for cancer cure

Drug developer Avacta Group is on target to come up with a possible cure for lung, breast and bowel cancer within the next 10 years.

Westleigh is an established partnerships housebuilder, covering the Midlands and South Yorkshire

Countryside buys South Yorkshire builder

​Housebuilder ​Countryside Properties ​has bought Westleigh Group ​for ​up to £135.4​m​.

Carpetright said the rent will be slashed on 113 under-performing stores as part of the rescue deal

Carpetright announces plans to axe 10 Yorkshire stores

​Retailer Carpetright has ​announced plans to close 10 stores in Yorkshire as part of a restructuring plan that could ​involve the loss of around 300 jobs and 92 store closures around the UK.

Asos aims to be the world's number one destination for fashion-loving 20-somethings

Asos attracts a billion website visits

​Online fashion firm Asos has posted a 10​ per cent​ rise in half year profits as it notched up its highest number of website visits - at over a billion over the half year.

Card Factorys chief executive Karen Hubbard

Card Factory unveils special dividend

Shares in budget greetings card retailer Card Factory jumped 13 per cent after the firm announced a special dividend despite a 12 per cent fall in annual profits.

In August 2015, Melanie Ross was appointed as finance director of Surgical Innovations

Vital surgery that transformed a company's fortunes

K​eyhole surgery instrument​s​ maker​ Surgical Innovations​ has come a long way over the past four years and a key player in its recovery is finance boss and chief operating officer Melanie Ross.

The Co-op said the trial was a huge success

Co-op announces plans to support local producers

​Following a successful trial in Yorkshire, ​the Co-op is to roll out a ​nationwide scheme to stock local products in its stores.

John Lewis is the anchor tenant at Hammerson's Victoria Gate development in Leeds

Hammerson yet to finalise Intu deal

Shopping centre owner Hammerson​, which owns the Victoria Gate development in Leeds,​ has said it will not finalise its £3.4bn tie-up with Intu until it receives clarity on a takeover approach from French rival Klepierre.

Bonmarche customers have welcomed the retailer's new ranges

Cold snaps driving sales at Bonmarche

Over 50s fashion chain Bonmarche has reported strong sales of beach and resort wear as shoppers go on a holiday spending spree to beat the freezing UK weather.

Billington supplied the structural steel for Coventry water park and leisure centre

Billington sees double digit growth

Structural steel firm Billington Holdings reported double digit growth in revenue and profit in 2017 and said it has made a good start to 2018 with a robust forward order book.

Karl Mason, co-founder of the award winning Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin

Profile: The spirit of adventure taking Mason's Gin around the world

Karl Mason takes his Yorkshire roots very seriously.

Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming

Sky Betting & Gaming announces stellar results

Sky Betting & Gaming​ reported a 47 per cent leap in half year revenue ​after attracting 300,000 new customers.

Richard Lim, chief executive of Retail Economics

£8bn could be added to the cost of goods if no Brexit deal

Almost £8bn could be added to the cost of retail goods if the UK fails to agree on a deal with the EU, according to new research from Retail Economics and Squire Patton Boggs.

Hugh Campbell, managing partner of GP Bullhound

Tech firms more than doubled their output in 2017

The 100 fastest growing technology companies in the North of England and Scotland generated £4.5bn in 2017, more than double the 2016 figure of £1.9bn, according to new data​ ​compiled by GP Bullhound​.

Rob Potter, 23, is an indie-games developer

Huddersfield graduate wins fantasy adventure game competition

A ​woodland fantasy adventure game, created by a University of Huddersfield graduate, has ​won one of the UK’s largest competitions for independent PC games.

Terry's Chocolate Factory was built in an Art Deco style with a distinctive clock tower

Strong demand for Terry's Chocolate Factory boosts Henry Boot

Construction and property firm Henry Boot has announced record annual results thanks to unprecedented demand for luxury apartments at the former Terry's Chocolate Factory in York.

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