Articles by Patrick James




Peel hails go-ahead for 4,300-job Doncaster plan

Manchester-based regeneration firm Peel L&P said Doncaster Council approved construction of a 3.5 million sq ft advanced manufacturing and logistics development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport…


Stobart Group suspends dividend to invest

Shares of Carlisle-based energy, airports and civil engineering firm Stobart Group fell about 5% on Thursday after it suspended its dividend to conserve cash and…


Brexit takes another bite out of Asda sales

Walmart’s Leeds-based subsidiary Asda — which is considering a future UK stock market listing — said on Thursday that concerns over Brexit “continue to negatively affect customer…










Sirius seeks $600m for troubled Yorkshire mine project

Shares of Scarborough-based Sirius Minerals plc, the firm behind the controversial $5 billion fertilizer mine in North Yorkshire, rose about 9% on Monday as it outlined a new two-stage development plan…




























Harworth and Henry Boot form joint venture

Rotherham-based brownfield regeneration firm Harworth Group and Sheffield-based property investment group Henry Boot on Tuesday announced a joint venture “to pursue a strategic land opportunity…


EU agrees Brexit delay until January 31

The European Union on Monday agreed a three-month “flexible” delay to the UK’s proposed departure from the EU. Just days before the UK is formally…


Begbies makes another acquisition with ALJ

Manchester-based corporate rescue giant Begbies Traynor Group plc said on Friday it made yet another acquisition. Begbies Traynor said it acquired Alexander Lawson Jacobs Limited (ALJ), a…





EG, Blackburn petrol station giant, completes US deal

Blackburn-based petrol station and convenience store giant EG Group has announced the completion of its Cumberland Farms acquisition in the United States. Based in Westborough, Massachusetts, Cumberland…





Begbies buys business transfer agent Ernest Wilson

Manchester-based corporate rescue giant Begbies Traynor Group plc said on Monday it acquired Leeds-based business transfer agent Ernest Wilson for up to £5.63 million. “This long-established business,…




Wincanton weighs bid for Eddie Stobart

Wincanton Plc said on Friday it is mulling a possible offer for Warrington-based Eddie Stobart Logistics Plc. The news came just two days after Eddie…