SIG sells two businesses amid Brexit slowdown

Shares of Sheffield-based European building materials supplier SIG fell about 16% on Monday after it warned in a trading update that a deterioration in construction activity…




Manchester’s Auto Trader buys KeeResources

Manchester-based Auto Trader Group plc said on Wednesday it acquired  KeeResources Limited for an undisclosed sum.     “Founded in  2000, KeeResource is a trusted provider of software solutions, data…





Revolution Bars sales up 6.7% to £151m

Manchester-based Revolution Bars Group said on Tuesday its sales rose 6.7% to £151.4 million in the 52 weeks ended June 29, 2019. Adjusted profit before tax fell…





New company formed to drive Liverpool growth

A new growth company for Liverpool City Region called Growth Platform has been established to co-ordinate business support, growth and investment across the City Region…














Sirius falls 50% as doubts rise over mine, 1,200 jobs

Shares of Scarborough-based Sirius Minerals plc, the firm behind the controversial $5 billion fertilizer mine in North Yorkshire, fell more than 50% on Tuesday after it said it will slow down the…










Revenue up 97% at Wakefield games firm Team17

Wakefield-based video game developer Team17 Group — which went public in 2018 — said on Tuesday that its revenues increased 97% to £30.4 million for the six months ended…



Intu shares soar on buyout speculation

Shares of Intu Properties plc — which runs 17 shopping centres including Manchester’s Trafford Centre and Arndale Centre, Newcastle’s Eldon Square and Gateshead’s Metrocentre — rose…



Eddie Stobart gets takeover approach from DBAY

Warrington-based Eddie Stobart Logistics Plc said on Monday its third largest shareholder, Isle of Man-based DBAY Advisors Limited, has made a preliminary expression of interest…