JD Sports brings forward directors’ pay vote

Bury-based FTSE 100 retailer JD Sports Fashion plc announced it has brought forward a revised directors’ remuneration policy to a shareholder vote “at the earliest opportunity”…




ScS shares rise as it gains market share

Shares of Sunderland-based furniture and floorings retailer ScS Group rose as much as 11% after it said in an AGM trading statement it is “trading resiliently through…










Severfield first-half revenue up 20% to £235m

Severfield plc, the Thirsk, North Yorkshire-based steel group, said its revenue rose 20% to £234.9 million “reflecting increased activity and steel prices” and underlying profit…





Chesire’s Dechra could fall out of FTSE 100

Chesire-based international veterinary drugs giant Dechra Pharmaceuticals is currently a contender to be relegated from the FTSE 100, according to Hargreaves Lansdown. The FTSE All…



Northcoders raises £2.1m in share placing

Northcoders Group announced it raised around £2.1 million through a share placing, which will be used to fund four new technology training courses. Northcoders is…


Genedrive shares fall 20% as loss widens

Shares of Manchester-based molecular diagnostics company Genedrive fell about 20% on Monday after the firm reported a substantially widened pretax loss as revenue slumped due to a lack…



Bodycote 4-month revenue up 29% to £258m

Bodycote, the Macclesfield-based heat treatment and thermal processing giant, issued a trading update covering the four months to October 31, 2022. Bodycote said total group revenue…







McBride shareholders revolt over stock allotment

Manchester-based household products firm McBride plc narrowly escaped a revolt by some shareholders over “directors’ authority to allot shares” at its AGM on Wednesday. McBride said…






Redcentric expects H1 revenue up 39% to £61m

Harrogate-based IT firm Redcentric plc said in a trading update it expects its half-year revenue to increase, after five acquisitions were completed between September 2021…




Cussons agrees new £325m credit facility

Manchester-based consumer products company PZ Cussons said it has agreed a new £325 million committed credit facility, provided by a syndicate of lenders. The new credit facility…



Altrincham’s Matillion gets investment from Databricks

Altrincham-based cloud data integration platform Matillion has announced an investment from US-based Databricks Ventures. Matillion said the strategic investment for an undisclosed amount underpins Databricks’ support…



Analysts’ views: B&M, Auto Trader

Here are the views of some of the UK’s leading business analysts on the news published by North of England listed companies on Thursday: Russ…


B&M profit falls 17% to £201m in first half

Liverpool-based FTSE 100 firm B&M European Value Retail S.A. on Thursday backed its annual guidance but reported a first-half revenue fall from its UK business. The retailer…













DWF, Manchester law giant, buys Vancouver firm

Manchester-headquartered international law firm DWF Group plc announced it agreed to acquire Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation of Vancouver, Canada, and TWK Management Limited, an intra-group…






Boohoo shares down 9% after downgrade

Shares of Manchester-based online fashion giant Boohoo fell as much as 9% on Wednesday after broker Liberum downgraded the stock to “sell.” “Boohoo is facing several…


Manchester cyber firm NCC maintains outlook

NCC Group, the Manchester-based global cyber security and risk mitigation firm, said in an AGM trading statement it continues to generate double-digit constant currency revenue growth…