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Updated: Callcredit sold to TransUnion for £1bn

One of Yorkshire’s biggest technology firms has been sold to an American firm in a deal worth £1bn.

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Russell Galley, Managing Director Halifax Bank.  9 June 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Branches still key says Halifax boss as it prepares flagship London branch

Branch banking remains at the heart of Halifax’s business plan, its chief executive has said, as it prepares to open what is though to be the biggest bank in the UK.

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Plan launched to attract thousands of Bradford school children into manufacturing

Ambitious plans to give more than 20,000 school children a chance to experience the world of manufacturing have officially been launched in Bradford.

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Adecco snaps up US firm General Assembly

Recruiter Adecco has snapped up US training firm General Assembly in a deal that values the American business at 412.5 million US dollars (£289 million).

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Devolved areas are seeing stronger growth in construction output than Yorkshire

Construction output in Yorkshire has grown by 10.6 per cent since the Brexit referendum, outstripping London but still lagging behind the North West and West Midlands, new figures show.

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7 February 2017 .......  Ecology Building Society chief executive Paul Ellis at their offices in Silsden near Keighley.  Picture Tony Johnson

Ecology Building Society sees slight fall in profits

Ecology Building Society posted a slight reduction in profitability last year despite recording record assets.

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Channel 4 executive to discuss relocation at Leeds conference

Plans to move hundreds of Channel 4 jobs out of London will be discussed at the inaugural Creative Cities Convention, to be held in Leeds this month.

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File photo dated 26/08/16 of a Tesco sign. Tesco will report to the market next week for the first time since completing its �3.7 billion takeover of wholesaler Booker, with analysts expecting a healthy rise in full year profits. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday April 8, 2018. The supermarket giant is forecast to post a 22% rise in operating profit to �1.56 billion for the year to February, according to a consensus of City analysts. See PA story CITY Forecast. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Tesco hails ‘strong progress’ after 28.4 per cent profit hike

Tesco has posted a surge in annual profits as it hailed a year of “strong progress” after more than two straight years of rising sales and the completion of its £3.7 billion Booker deal.

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Global law firm Reed Smith on its way to Leeds

Global law firm Reed Smith on its way to Leeds

Another major law firm is setting up shop in Yorkshire with the announcement that Reed Smith is to open offices in Leeds.

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Mark Casci: Deal activity is at a 10 year high, confidence is on the up and the YP is changing

After what was increasingly looking like an endless winter, the temperature is starting to rise.

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Enact confirms sale of Sterling to Assystem

Enact, the SME fund managed by Leeds private equity house Endless, has sold engineering services firm Sterling Dynamics to Assystem Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

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Cryan sacked as Deutsche Bank boss

Deutsche Bank has ousted its British chief executive John Cryan after less than three years in post.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits the Rolls Royce plant at Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, where she announced that a �65 million international centre of manufacturing expertise is to be built nearby. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 11, 2017. The National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) will provide support for businesses throughout the country, and aims to attract investment. See PA story SCOTLAND Manufacturing. Photo credit should read: Russell Cheyne/PA Wire

Rolls-Royce looks to offload L’Orange in £610m deal

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has taken further steps to shore up its balance sheet by offloading fuel injection technology firm L’Orange to America’s Woodward in a £610 million deal.

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The Prime Minister will say the UK can get a deal to prove the anti-Brexit "doomsayers" wrong.

Weak growth replaces Brexit as top concern for business leaders

Weak economic growth has replaced Brexit as the biggest risk to businesses, a wide ranging study has shown.

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British Steel in fresh drive for apprentices

British Steel has announced it is looking for a further 60 trainees having recruited more than 150 during last year alone.

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Chemical firm Croda confirms £27m investment into Hull site

Chemical firm Croda confirms £27m investment into Hull site

Croda International is investing £27m in a new polymer additives manufacturing plant at its Oak Road site in Hull.

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SimplyBiz completes successful £130m AIM listing

Huddersfield-based business advisory firm SimplyBiz has completed its £130m listing on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM), including a £65m fundraise.

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David Hurcomb, Chief Executive NG Bailey, Ilkley.  4 April 2011. Picture Bruce Rollinson

NG Bailey acquires Freedom Group to create £600m turnover group

Yorkshire engineering and infrastructure giant NG Bailey has completed a major acquisition in the shape of Wakefield-based Freedom Group in a move which will create an expanded business turning over in excess of £600m a year.

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Yorkshire small business confidence at lowest level since 2014

Yorkshire small business confidence at lowest level since 2014

The performance and development of small businesses has declined to its lowest level since 2014 as firms struggle with a lack of confidence and lending, new figures show.

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Undated handout photo issued by Airbus Defence and Space of Cimon, a free-flying ball-shaped robot with a smiling face, who has an appreciation of music and a vocabulary of more than 1,000 sentences, as the white droid is set to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

‘Rise of the robots may lead to better and more creative jobs’

Any jobs lost from the rise of robotics in business could be replaced by different and more fulfilling work, a leading employment lawyer has claimed.

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