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UPDATED: Mamas & Papas records ‘positive’ Christmas trading

SALES at the Yorkshire-based nursery brand Mamas & Papas rose 2.7 per cent in the six weeks to 13 January as personal shoppers spent record amounts at the company’s stores.

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Andrew Bailey of the FCA     Picture: Tony Johnson

Small firms could be allowed to complain to Financial Ombudsman under proposed rule change

Britain’s financial watchdog is considering allowing small businesses to complain to the Financial Ombudsman following well-publicised scandals involving some of the major banks.

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An artist's impression of Horsforth Mill, after the conversion project has been completed.

Historic mill is transformed into living space

A YORKSHIRE mill that dates from Edwardian times is being turned into a place to live.

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Frank Suttie of Ward Hadaway

Apprenticeship levy could help technology businesses grow, says Ward Hadaway

BUSINESS leaders should view the apprenticeship levy as an opportunity to nurture the executives of the future, according to organisers of the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 Awards.

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(from left) Nick Butler, Jane Butler, Sir Anthony Milnes-Coates, Tricia Stewart, James Naylor, Lady Harriet Milnes-Coates, Joey Clover at the Two Ridings Community Foundation Annual Charity Ball

Business diary: ‘Calendar Girl’ provides boost for community foundation

TRICIA Stewart, one of the original “Calendar Girls” from Rylstone Women’s Institute, was the keynote speaker at an event that raised funds for community groups around the county.

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A bold approach is needed to tackle the problem of homelessness, according to Greg Wright  Picture Tony Johnson.

Greg Wright: Let’s take bold approach to make homelessness history

THE sight of a rough sleeper curled up outside a derelict shop is a powerful sign that British society remains deeply fragmented.

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Dixons Carphone is due to reveal its festive trading figures.

Mobile phone troubles to drag on Dixons Carphone festive sales

FESTIVE trading figures from Dixons Carphone on Tuesday are set to show ongoing woes in its mobile phone arm as the retailer battles to halt sliding sales in the division.

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MPs have been discussing the activities of The Royal Bank of  Scotland's global restructuring group.

Businesses ‘were carved up like a Sunday roast’, MPs are told

THE Royal Bank of Scotland’s treatment of small businesses may be “the largest theft anywhere, ever”, an MP has claimed.

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Andy Thorburn of EMIS

UPDATED: IT system glitches prove costly for EMIS

HEALTHCARE software developer Emis Group is expected to suffer a financial hit running into millions of pounds after it failed to meet certain service levels and reporting obligations with NHS Digital.

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Andy Thorburn of EMIS

EMIS failed to meet certain service levels and reporting obligations with NHS Digital, CEO says

Healthcare software developer Emis Group today said it failed to meet certain service levels and reporting obligations with NHS Digital.

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The Wensleydale Creamery, the cheese-maker set in the Yorkshire Dales, today appointed David Salkeld as its new chairman.

Food industry veteran is new chairman at Wensleydale Creamery

THE makers of Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese have hired a food industry veteran to help the company increase sales at home and abroad.

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The owners of Kettley's Andrew Collop his sister Nicola Davison and their cousin David Butler who between then have over 50 years experience of working in the business.

Kettley’s goes the extra mile to support house-bound customers

A LONG-established furniture business is going the extra mile to improve the quality of life for house-bound customers.

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The white rose flag of Yorkshire

Four council leaders to take part in Yorkshire devolution debate

THE leaders of four Yorkshire councils will take part in a public debate that will analyse how devolution could transform the region’s economy.

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John Foley of PTSG

PTSG’s results are set to be in line with board’s expectations

Premier Technical Services Group PLC, (PTSG) the niche specialist services provider, today announced that its results for the year ended December 31 2017 are anticipated to be in line with the board’s expectations.

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A sign at a Carillion construction site in central London Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Engineering firm Van Elle warns over potential Carillion hit

Engineering firm Van Elle has warned over a potential £1.6 million hit if it fails to claw back payments owed by collapsed construction giant Carillion.

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A worker wearing a hi-vis jacket at a Carillion construction site in central London  Photo:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Carillion is watershed moment that should end ‘rip-off privatisation’ of public services, says Corbyn

Theresa May’s Cabinet was meeting on Tuesday as the fallout from the collapse of building giant Carillion continued to reverberate through the Government.

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

Provident Financial ‘in dialogue’ with FCA in bid to resolve regulatory investigations

PROVIDENT Financial today said it is “engaged in a dialogue” with the Financial Conduct Authority with a view to reaching a resolution of the regulatory investigations at Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn.

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Catherine Hinchliffe of Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway advises on sale of international publishing company

A team of Yorkshire-based lawyers has played a significant role in the sale of an international publishing company.

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PEEL Roleplay is helping to improve the performance of the NHS

Meet the actors who are helping to improve the health service’s bedside manner

A YORKSHIRE-based company is helping to make the NHS more efficient by using actors to improve doctors’ listening skills.

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20 August 2017...... Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United Premier League.  
Terriers chairman Dean Hoyle. Picture Tony Johnson.

Huddersfield Town chairman plans to sleep rough to raise funds for homeless people

HUDDERSFIELD Town chairman Dean Hoyle plans to sleep outdoors with hundreds of other business figures to raise awareness of the growing problem of homelessness.

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