Parkin Beacher fined £50k on pension cold calling

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced it has fined Halifax-based company Parkin Beacher Ltd (PBL) £50,000 “for making illegal marketing calls to people about their pensions.”…


Yourgene shares up as Covid contract awarded

Shares of Manchester-based molecular diagnostics firm Yourgene Health plc rose about 5% on Thursday as it announced that Yourgene Genomic Services (YGS) was awarded a contract…


Marshalls H1 revenue rebounds to top £298m

Shares of Marshalls plc, the Elland, West Yorkshire-based stone and landscaping firm, rose about 5% on Thursday after it announced half year results showing revenue of…




Persimmon forward sales rise to £2.23bn

York-based house building giant Persimmon plc said on Wednesday its forward sales stand at £2.23 billion, including legal completions in the second half of the…


AJ Bell appoints deputy CEO amid big reshuffle

Fast-growing AJ Bell plc, the Salford-based investment platform, announced big changes to its exectuve team and board on Wednesday that fuelled speculation among some analysts that…


M&G buys Huddersfield IFA Sandringham

M&G plc announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Huddersfield-based independent financial adviser Sandringham Financial Partners, subject to regulatory approval. Sandringham, led by CEO…



CarFinance 247 says used car prices up 20%

Manchester-based CarFinance 247, the motor finance marketplace, has reported a 20% rise in the price of vehicles sold. “The data showing an average purchase price…



Clipper Logistics wins new John Lewis contract

Leeds-based retail logistics firm Clipper Logistics plc announced it has signed a contract with John Lewis to provide “additional e-commerce and store replenishment services” from…


Manchester Airports down 81.4% on July 2019

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) warned on Friday that the UK’s “traffic light” system and travel restrictions mean the UK aviation sector is recovering at just half…


AJ Bell Investcentre appoints Mackay as MD

Salford-based investment platform AJ Bell has announced that Billy Mackay has been appointed managing director of its adviser platform AJ Bell Investcentre. Mackay will begin…



CMA clears TravelSupermarket-Icelolly merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared the merger of TravelSupermarket and Icelolly.com. Chester-based price comparison website Moneysupermarket Group had said on May…





Yourgene revenue tops £18m amid US expansion

Manchester-based molecular diagnostics firm Yourgene Health plc announced its revenues increased 10% to £18.3 million in the year ended March 31, 2021,  “with Covid-related revenues and strong…



Liverpool’s Very Group sells £575m bonds

Liverpool-based online retail and financial services group The Very Group, owned by the billionaire Barclay family, said on Tuesday it refinanced and extended its existing debt…


Bellway housing revenue up 41% to £3.1bn

Newcastle-based house building giant Bellway said on Tuesday its housing revenue rose 41% to over £3.1 billion in the year ended July 31, 2021, compared to £2.2…





Fortress group ups Morrisons bid to £6.7bn

The consortium led by Fortress Investment Group has raised its agreed bid for Bradford-based supermarket giant Morrisons by £400 million to £6.7 billion — with its…





Henry Boot in £100m JV with Barings

Sheffield-based property investment and construction group Henry Boot plc said on Tuesday its property development business HBD and Barings have acquired a 20-acre industrial development site…






Henry Boot forms tech JV with Cheltenham win

Sheffield-based property investment and construction group Henry Boot plc said on Monday its property development business HBD and international tech campus developer Factory are to form…