February 2024










Assetz in £100m commercial-to-residential scheme

Manchester headquartered specialist lender Assetz Capital said it has launched a new planning assistance loan product aimed at supporting the conversion of commercial buildings in to residential…




Moneysupermarket revenue up 11% to record £432m

Chester-based price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com Group Plc said its revenue rose 11% to a record £432 million in the year ended December 31, 2023, “led by exceptional trading…




For-sale Benchmark sees Q1 revenues fall 26%

Sheffield-based aquaculture biotechnology firm Benchmark Holdings said on Thursday its first-quarter revenues were £40.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023, 26% below “a particularly strong…






CMAC, Accrington transport firm, bought for £80m

Singapore-based ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited announced that its subsidiary CityFleet Networks has acquired Accrington-based CMAC Group, a ground transport management and accommodation network specialist, for £80.2…




Yorkshire Building Society hires new risk boss

Bradford-based Yorkshire Building Society has appointed Richard Bowles as Chief Risk Officer to lead the mutual’s compliance, risk and legal teams. “He joins at a crucial…







Bruntwood SciTech secures £480m loan facility

Manchester-based Bruntwood SciTech – the commercial real estate joint venture between Bruntwood, Legal & General and Greater Manchester Pension Fund – said it has secured a…






Manchester, Leeds power Regional Crane Surveys

The latest Deloitte Regional Crane Surveys show that residential and purpose-built student housing developments led construction activity across four of the UK’s most important regional…




LGIM ups investment in Jigsaw Homes to £125m

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) said it has expanded its existing relationship with Greater Manchester affordable housing firm Jigsaw Homes Group following the completion…




Morrisons revenue rises 2.7% to £14.9bn

Bradford-based supermarket giant Morrisons said its full year total revenue excluding fuel rose 2.7% to £14.9 billion in the 52 weeks ending October 29, 2023. Full year…