June 2024

Speedy Hire sales and profit dip

Speedy Hire plc, the Newton-le-Willows-based tools and equipment hire firm, reported a drop in full-year sales but said growth would return in the second half…




NEL Fund Managers expands to Teesside

Gateshead-based NEL Fund Managers has established a new office in Teesside to help maximise its investment presence across the North East of England. NEL has…









Searchlight and Ares invest £500m in RSK Group

Private equity firms Searchlight Capital Partners and Ares Management Corporation are leading a consortium to make a £500 million preferred equity investment in Helsby, Cheshire-based…


Aptamer developing pathogen water tests

York-based Aptamer Group plc said it has formed a partnership with Microsaic Systems to develop a panel of Optimer binders that can detect pathogens in…





Man Utd put £50m into training complex

Manchester United plc is to spend £50 million modernizing facilities for its first team at the Carrington Training Complex. The project will result in all…













SysGroup raises £11m, pushes forward AI

SysGroup, the Manchester-based IT services, cloud hosting and cyber security firm, said it had raised £11 million selling new shares to investors.  The company said…


















Mabey Hire of W Yorkshire bought by Germany’s PERI

PERI Group of Weissenhorn in Germany has acquired Mabey Hire, the Dewsbury, West Yorkshire-based firm that specilaizes in infrastructure and renovation construction projects. “Becoming part of the PERI…


Banks Group pivots to property and mining

County Durham-headquartered energy, property and mining firm the Banks Group said it delivered a “robust performance” in 2023 across all of its business areas in…