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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…


Manchester’s AppLearn acquired by Nexthink

AppLearn, the Manchester-based digital adoption platform (DAP) vendor, has been acquired by Nexthink. With dual headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, and Lausanne, Switzerland, Nexthink has nine offices worldwide. AppLearn…












Newcastle’s Northstar Ventures launches tech fund

Newcastle-based venture capital and social investment firm Northstar Ventures has launched its first Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund, the Northstar EIS Growth Fund, which is now open for subscriptions….








Co-op targets 8 million member-owners by 2030

Manchester-based Co-op Group, the UK’s largest consumer co-operative, has announced its growth plans as it looks to increase the number of its member-owners from 5 million…












Northern Bear makes big board changes

Newcastle-based building services group Northern Bear plc has announced changes to its board, with John Davies, 57, becoming group chief executive officer on April 1, and group…