Port of Tyne hires new CEO

The Port of Tyne announced the appointment of Matt Beeton as chief executive officer with effect from January 7. Beeton joins the port from APT…

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On the Beach revenue up 25% to £104m

Stockport-based beach holiday retailer On the Beach Group plc said on Wednesday its revenue increased 24.5% to £104.1 million in the year to September 30 while…







New Eden Project plan unveiled for Morecambe

The Eden Project has unveiled its vision for Eden Project North in Morecambe, Lancashire. The Cornwall-based environmental charity has presented new images and details to…




Sage profit up to £398m on £1.8bn revenue

Newcastle-based software giant Sage Group, the UK’s largest listed tech company, said on Wednesday its revenue increased 7.6% to £1.85 billion in the year to September…




Polypipe 10-month revenue up to £366m

Doncaster-based plastic piping and ventilation systems manufacturer Polypipe Group plc on Tuesday issued a trading update for the 10 months ended October 31, saying revenue was 4.5% higher…







Bodycote revenue up to £243m in four months

Macclesfield-based engineering and thermal processing giant Bodycote on Thursday issued a trading update covering the four month period through October 31, 2018, saying revenue rose…


Dart profit soars, but shares fall on warning

Shares of Leeds-based Dart Group, owner of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, fell more than 15% on Thursday after it warned shareholders to expect increased losses in the second half of the…


Asda sales up ahead of Sainsbury’s merger

Walmart’s Leeds-based subsidiary Asda — currently preparing to be taken over by Sainsbury’s — on Thursday reported a sixth straight quarter of underlying sales growth. For the…






Gear4music in management incentive plan

York-based Gear4music, the online retailer of musical instruments and equipment,  announced on Tuesday a new long-term management incentive plan “to incentivise senior employees in a manner…



Blackburn’s EG Group in £960m Australian deal

Blackburn-based petrol station and convenience store giant EG Group on Friday announced huge expansion plans in Australia by agreeing to buy Woolworths Group’s 540 site network (Woolworths Petrol)…




Persimmon kicks out £76m CEO Jeff Fairburn

York-based housebuilder Persimmon said its chief executive Jeff Fairburn is to leave the company because criticism of his £76 million bonus package was a continuing distraction that had…



Morrisons sales up 5.6% but growth slows

Bradford-based supermarket group Morrisons said on Tuesday group like-for-like sales excluding fuel were up 5.6% for the 13 weeks to November 4. “As expected, retail LFL sales growth eased…


Sage appoints Steve Hare as CEO

Newcastle-based software giant Sage Group, the UK’s largest listed tech company, said on Friday it appointed Steve Hare to the role of chief executive officer…


Stobart Air in deal with BA CityFlyer

Carlisle-based aviation, energy and transport firm Stobart Group said on Thursday its Stobart Air business has secured an agreement to provide new aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI)…


MD leaves Provident’s Vanquis Bank

Embattled Bradford-based subprime lender Provident Financial said Chris Sweeney, managing director of its Vanquis Bank business, will step down from his role immediately. Sweeney will…







Sheffield commercial bank BBI has £1.2bn invested

British Business Investments (BBI), the commercial subsidiary of Sheffield-based British Business Bank plc, the UK’s national economic development bank, has published its annual accounts for…





Peel launches new housebuilding division

Manchester giant Peel Land and Property (Peel L&P) announced it has appointed Phil Wilson as chief executive of what will be its new housebuilding division,…