Yourgene shares rise on Covid test news

Shares of Manchester-based molecular diagnostics firm Yourgene Health plc rose about 5% on Thursday after it announced that Yourgene Genomic Services has been added to the…





Card Factory appoints Willson-Rymer as CEO

Wakefield-based greeting card and gift retailer Card Factory plc on Monday announced the appointment of Darcy Willson-Rymer as chief executive officer. Willson-Rymer will join Card Factory…








Canada pension fund acquires Trafford Centre

The £265 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) has acquired ownership of the Trafford Centre in Manchester through its wholly owned subsidiary CPPIB…














SimplyBiz shares fall 8% after trading update

Shares of Huddersfield-based SimplyBiz, a provider of compliance and business services to financial advisers and institutions, fell about 8% on Wednesday afternoon after the firm hosted…






Manchester Airports Group revenue falls 81%

Manchester Airport Group Investments Limited (MAGIL) on Wednesday published its financial statements for the half year ended September 30, 2020, showing its revenue fell 81.1%…




Begbies first-half revenue up 11% to £37m

Manchester-based corporate rescue firm Begbies Traynor Group plc said on Tuesday its revenue in the half year ended October 31, 2020, rose 11% to £37.5 million. …









Asda to waive rates relief and pay £340m

Leeds-based Asda has announced it will pay its business rates of £340 million in full to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations, waiving the relief it…



Gleeson shareholders revolt on directors’ pay

Sheffield-based affordable housebuilder MJ Gleeson plc faced a revolt by shareholders over directors’ pay at its virtual AGM on Thursday. Nonetheless, MJ Gleeson’s shares rose about 13%…







Co-op Bank capital requirement reduced to £266m

Manchester-based Co-operative Bank said on Tuesday the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) confirmed a reduction in the bank’s Individual Capital Requirement (ICR) following its standard Supervisory…



Cohesive of US buys Manchester’s SRO Solutions

Pennsylvania-based The Cohesive Companies has announced its acquisition of Manchester-based SRO Solutions “to extend its capabilities for marine and industrial infrastructure.” The Cohesive Companies is a…


JD Sports ends Debenhams takeover talks

The future of struggling department store chain Debenhams is in doubt after Bury-based retail giant JD Sports Fashion Plc said on Tuesday it will not pursue…



Pets at Home buys The Vet Connection

Wilmslow-based pet and vet retailer Pets at Home Group has announced the acquisition of The Vet Connection (TVC), the UK’s largest independent veterinary telehealth provider, for £15…