2014 News Archive

31st December 2014
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Christmas chocolates appeal donates 264 selection boxes to local hospitals

JCT600 Contracts appoints sales director

Latest figures reveal that with additional efforts to boost skills and exporting, mid-sized businesses could add an additional £50 billion to UK economy

Leeds restructuring specialist appointed regional vice chair of insolvency trade body

Agents appointed at £10m Doncaster business park

Divorce hurting workplaces in Leeds

Leeds youngster crowned cycling champion

Ripon business park extension set to create 50 new jobs

Agricultural turbine firm Earthmill boosts Scottish team as more farmers look to wind revenues

Yorkshire accountancy firm set for growth with 100% faster broadband

Health and nutrition fuels food and beverage deal activity through Q3 2014

Yorkshire lawyer recognised in national awards

Yorkshire IFA tops £47m loans with innovative pension lending fund

Mechanics rescue rogue hamster after £2,500 destructive rampage

Yorkshire e-retailer teams up with UK’s most famous ‘sparky

New associate for Clarion’s corporate finance team

2014 Q3 Insolvency Statistics – R3 comments

Digital connection safeguards Leeds base for North’s largest TV independent

New business fund lending tops £1m in first month

Ex-hurricane Gonzalo delivers record windfall for UK ‘energy farmers

Scottish business distress falling ahead of UK average but retailers suffer

New cycle event supported by Yorkshires oldest bike retailer

Yorkshire engineering consultancy completes £700,000 rail contract

£10m eco office scheme promises 134 new jobs for Doncaster with ERDF backing

Porsche Centre Leeds recognised in national competition for restoration of classic turbo

Yorkshire shows strong recovery compared to rest of UK

Recruiters growth boost as Leeds HQ gets £3,000 superfast connection

Grant Thornton celebrates fifth successive year of strong results

Historic vehicle rally raises nearly £2,000 for Bradford Cancer Charity with support from JCT600

Carlisle open day to give farmers latest on wind power

Record growth for civil and structural engineering consultancy BCS Design Group

New director joins BTG Financial Consulting

New practice leader to head Grant Thornton in Leeds and Newcastle

Economic recovery comes with cash flow woes for some

Sheffield engineering group celebrates first delivery on new multi-million pound rail infrastructure project

Richard Grafton sees further expansion with new £100,000 architectural interiors showroom

Trio of trainees join the Clarion team

New £7.5m Yorkshire fund aims to bridge the SME funding gap

New FD appointed at growing farm turbine specialist Earthmill

Three trainees qualify at Clarion

Earthmill raises £1.25m in crowd-funding first

Leeds and Bradford top the league as businesses grab £800,000 funding for faster web access

Expansion planned as investment firm acquires stake in Winterhill Largo

More sponsors take to two wheels to support JCT600’s charity cycle ride

Clarion and Reward Capital celebrate 100th deal completion

Charity cyclists to embark on 600 mile Tour de JCT600

Ripon manufacturer makes £220,000 green technology investment

Grant Thornton supports Sheffield internship scheme

Lucky Lincoln man rides off with £4,500 bike

Grant Thornton further strengthens northern corporate finance advisory team

Cornish farmer to host wind energy event

York’s first £1m luxury penthouse snapped up by local buyers – Bonding Warehouse development 75% sold before completion

Alec Shelbrooke visits growing wind turbine business

Region’s critical distress levels fall while less severe problems push SMEs to ‘tipping point’

Diversification and new name for DHP Croft following buyout

Hundreds of farms get green light for turbines as Eskdalemuir exclusion zone to reduce by 90%

Winterhill Largo expands with new Leeds office

Huddersfield bath manufacturer on the acquisition trail

JCT600 wins major Maserati fleet deal with AMT Vehicle Rental

Hands-on business experience for students at Yorkshire enterprise competition

Farmers set for boost as Earthmill launches first crowd-funded turbine investment fund

Two senior associate promotions at Clarion

Porsche Centre Leeds team takes to the skies for AYME

60% growth in farm turbine applications as renewables generation overtakes nuclear for the first time

Clarion contentious probate expert gains additional accreditation

JCT600 helps Goodmanham Grandmother scoop fourth place in her first-ever flat race

Grant Thornton’s corporate finance team takes to the skies in aid of cancer support charities

Wetherby cycling megastore creates four new jobs

£4.5m ‘state of the art’ historic country estate up for sale

Yorkshire farmers sow seeds of recovery

Ripon jobs boost as work gets underway on business park extension

Awards deadline extended as brightest stars sought for regional finance awards

Developer Grantside relocates to its own riverside development

‘Grand Ouvert’ as doors open at £1 million Wetherby cycle megastore

JCT600 financial controller completes Everest challenge for charity

More than 11% of English league football clubs facing ‘severe financial pressure’ as curtain falls on the season

Family law team warns of woes of ‘World Cup widows’

JCT600 team ‘AYME’ high with Three Peaks fundraiser

Expansion planned as property agency DHP Croft acquired by founder

Job-hunter survey reveals that nine per cent of job hunters have done a telephone interview in the bath

New research reveals strong start to food and beverage deal volumes in 2014 driven by overseas buyers

Expanded JCT600 operation motors ahead with record results

Yorkshire businessman launches Yorkshire’s first private domestic waste collection service

Yorkshire manufacturing outperforms rest of the UK

Search begins for Yorkshire’s brightest stars in finance

CFO appointment for Winterhill Largo

Corporate insolvencies likely to rise in 2014, say insolvency practitioners

Harrogate customer wins a brand new car, courtesy of JCT

Darlington farmer hosts green energy event

Another designer joins growing Harrogate interiors business

New contract for Harrogate cloud specialist

Grant Thornton’s Whaley to lead growth of Yorkshire corporate finance advisory

Business distress levels ‘stable’ in Yorkshire

Senior appointment for Winterhill Largo

Richard Grafton Interiors opens second Harrogate showroom

Competition heats up for fastest firm in Yorkshire

JCT600 celebrates Easter by inviting customers for a test drive – with the chance  of winning a new car!

Global economy is rebalancing

Winterhill Largo strengthens offer with new acquisition

Yorkshire family motor retailer supports the Bradford International Film Festival once again

Two apprentices join Clarion

New jobs created by £1 million investment in Wetherby cycle megastore

New FD and further growth for turbine firm Earthmill

Winterhill Largo boosts risk team

Volkswagen Bradford team prepares for charity Monte Carlo rally – in an old banger!

UK’s logistics sector registers a big leap in confidence, although pressure on margins remains a key challenge

Half of Yorkshire people are worried about their levels of debt

Acquisition for fast-growing Yorkshire loft conversion firm

Grant Thornton UK’s 2014 Budget wishlist

Director joins Grant Thornton’s Leeds audit team

Local business people revive the Blackburn Beer Festival

Heating technology deal launches new e-commerce website

Long established Huddersfield precision engineering company completes MBO

Cornish farm open day showcases advanced wind turbine

World’s first avatar interviewing software launched by Yorkshire firm

Yorkshire motor retailer announces chosen charity for 2014

Government proposals for insolvency practitioner fees raise ‘serious concerns’, says R3

Peugeot Bradford wins top dealer award

Unprecedented’ enquiries for York’s first £1m apartment

Exam success at Grant Thornton

JCT600 celebrates record week with over 900 cars sold

New partner joins Begbies Traynor

December weather provides welcome ‘windfall’ for farmers with turbines

Senior appointment boosts planning consultancy

Yorkshire loft conversion specialist creates 19 jobs after first quarter success

JCT600 fleet division grows by 28% in 2013

Leeds ‘green’ academics demonstrate benefits of clean cook stoves

Private equity deals put more money to work following a rise in quarterly M&A deal volumes

Region sees rise in demand for payday loans

New online retailer booms as energy crisis fuels demand for ‘green’ heating products

CMS adds £1m of contracts in the last quarter

JCT600 continues sponsorship of Bradford Cricket League

Survey: Sheffield business confidence doubles

Yorkshire business distress growth lower than UK average

Clarion strengthens employment team with appointment of second partner

Region’s ‘zombie business’ population is dying

JCT600 completes £6.2m investment in York Audi with opening of ‘green’ showroom

Earthmill creates six new jobs as demand for turbines surges

Wetherby IT services business completes seven figure MBO

Local motor retailer raises almost £28,000 for British Heart Foundation

Economic recovery still to have impact on personal finances, says R3