Scapa shares fall amid CEO departure news

Shares of Greater Manchester-based healthcare and industrial adhesives firm Scapa Group fell about 15% on Tuesday amid news that CEO Heejae Chae is stepping down. Scapa…




Morrisons goes plastic-free for fruit and veg

Bradford-based supermarket group Morrisons said it will become the first British supermarket to introduce plastic-free fruit and vegetable areas in many of its stores. Customers will…














Walmart mulls Asda IPO

Walmart is “seriously considering” a stock market flotation for its Leeds-based subsidiary Asda after its deal to merge with Sainsbury’s was blocked by a regulator….





Deloitte opens Manchester corporate hub

Business advisory giant Deloitte has launched a dedicated “corporate assurance hub” in Manchester, the firm’s first in the UK outside of London, as it looks…



KPMG fined £5m over Co-op Bank audit

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said it has imposed sanctions against KPMG Audit Plc (KPMG) and its audit partner Andrew Walker following their admission of…



Leeds-based Sweco UK buys engineer MLM

Leeds-based architecture and engineering consultancy Sweco UK has signed an agreement to acquire MLM Group, a UK engineering consultancy with services primarily within buildings, transportation…


Begbies Traynor shares up on strong trading

Shares of Manchester-based Begbies Traynor Group plc, the business recovery, financial advisory and property services consultancy, rose about 15% on Tuesday after it said it expects…


Stobart Group raises £53m with bonds

Carlisle-based aviation, energy and civil engineering firm Stobart Group said it raised more than £53 million through a bonds issue. The bonds will have a five…











Moneysupermarket Q1 revenue up 19% to £105m

Shares of Chester-based price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com rose almost 5% on Thursday after it said first-quarter revenue rose 19% to £104.9 million and that it remains…


Jet2 owner Dart Group expects strong profits

Leeds-based leisure and logistics firm Dart Group, owner of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said on Wednesday it expects group profit before foreign exchange revaluation and taxation to be slightly ahead…











Skipton investment deal with Aberdeen Standard

Edinburgh-based investment giant Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) said it has entered into a strategic partnership with Skipton Building Society to provide portfolio products for customers…