Todays date: 16/04/2014
  • Warning as new building regs come into force

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    A leading Midlands architect has warned a change in building regulations is set to cost homeowners, builders and property developers hundreds of thousands of pounds.
  • University targets support for manufacturing SMEs

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    A free business support initiative at Coventry University is aiming to help SMEs in the region to improve the performance of their manufacturing, production control and office-based facilities.
  • Packaging deals send M&A activity soaring

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    Increasing confidence amongst global packaging businesses is leading to a renewed focus on merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Midlands.
  • Esh Group expands through acquisition

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    Esh Group, the £200m turnover North East based construction and property firm, has bolstered its presence in Cumbria and the Scottish Borders through its latest acquisition.
  • Graphene group on track despite loss

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    Teesside’s Applied Graphene Materials has reported a pretax loss of £1.2m but says it is now well placed to tap into growing global demand for its products.
  • Australian expansion for SaleCycle

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    Sunderland based software firm SaleCycle has opened up a new office in Australia as it continues to grow its global operations.
  • Print group acquires key site

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    A design, print and mailing business in Gateshead has bought its own premises as part of its long-term growth plans, with the support of a £575,000 bank loan.
  • Tyneside law firm aids care deal

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    Newcastle law firm Sintons acted for North West-based Creative Support in making an acquisition that helped it become one of the UK’s biggest social care providers.
  • Rate regime could help 9,000 regional firms

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    More than 9,000 retailers in the North East could benefit from what the government is calling the biggest package of business rate support in over 20 years, which went live yesterday.
  • US giant swoops for Oval

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    One of the largest risk management and insurance players in the world has officially made Yorkshire the latest outpost of its empire with a £199m deal for Wakefield’s Oval Ltd.
  • Tough half year a blip, says Getech

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    Getech Group’s pretax profit tumbled by 83% in H1 of its financial year as customer spending slowed, the Leeds headquartered firm said yesterday.
  • Hunt for care group rescue deal begins

    Wednesday 2 April 2014 7:00

    A buyer is being sought for South Yorkshire based Mimosa Health Care Group, which has plunged into administration.

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