Persimmon H1 revenue up 12% to £1.6bn

York-based house builder Persimmon said its revenue grew 12% to £1.66 billion in the six months to June 30 and that “consumer confidence remains resilient…




UKW buys Grimsby wind farm for £47m

Greencoat UK Wind plc (UKW) said it acquired Bishopthorpe Wind Farm near Grimsby from BayWa r.e. for about £47 million. Bishopthorpe has a capacity of…




£180m West Yorkshire transport plan approved

More than £180 million of investment in West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund schemes in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield was approved at Thursday’s meeting…


Leeds United buys back Elland Road Stadium

Leeds United announced that Greenfield Investment Pte Ltd, parent company of Leeds United Football Club Limited, has bought back Elland Road Stadium. The stadium will…








IPO for Chesire’s Tatton Asset Management

Cheshire-based financial advisory company Tatton Asset Management announced intentions to float on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. Tatton said it…














Boardroom changes at fashion firm Boohoo

Manchester-based fashion giant Boohoo.com said that after four years with the company Stephen Morana will step down as a non-executive director on July 1, 2017….



Fashion group N Brown’s chairman to step down

Manchester-based specialist fit fashion retailer N Brown Group — whose brands include JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo — said its chairman Andrew Higginson intends to step down…





Boohoo stock jumps after 106% rise in revenue

Manchester-based online fashion retailer Boohoo.com said its revenue soared 106% to £120.1 million in the three months to May 31, 2017. The company said it now expects revenue growth of…



Revenue up 19% to £249m at Harrogate’s Vp

Harrogate-based specialist equipment rental group Vp plc said revenue grew 19% to £248.7 million and statutory profit before tax rose to £30.3 million from £27.5 million in the…


Revenue falls to £331m at Hull’s KCOM

Hull-based communications firm KCOM said its revenue fell 5.15% to £331.3 million in the year to March 31 “due to the continuing decline of legacy network…



WYG appoints new CEO as revenue hits £152m

Leeds-based WYG, the AIM-listed project management consultancy, announced the appointment of a new chief executive as it unveiled results for the year to March 31, 2017, showing revenue up 14% to…


AO World shares fall amid loss, UK slowdown

Shares of Bolton-based online electrical retailer AO World fell about 11% after it reported an operating loss of £12 million for the year to March 31 and warned of a “challenging…


GTCR to buy Sage Payment Solutions for $260m

Newcastle-based software giant Sage Group, the UK’s largest tech company, said it reached an agreement to sell its North American Payments business Sage Payment Solutions…


Leeds-based Endless buys recruiter Affinity

Leeds-based private equity investor Endless said it acquired CER Staffing Solutions Limited, trading as Affinity Workforce, from Capita plc for an undisclosed price. With revenues of £140…


Sage, Standard Life in pension auto enrolment venture

Edinburgh-based pensions and investment giant Standard Life said it has fully integrated its auto enrolment offering with Newcastle-based software giant Sage Group, the UK’s largest tech company. Standard…




United Utilities profit £623m on £1.7bn revenue

Warrington-based United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company, said underlying operating profit rose £19 million to £623 million on revenue down £26 million to £1.704 billion in the year to March 31….



£62m MBO at Lancaster sign media firm Metamark

Private equity firm Primary Capital Partners announced the completion of a £62 million management buyout of Lancaster-based sign vinyl and digital print media firm Metamark (UK) Limited…









On the Beach revenue up 7.3% to £38.1m

Stockport-based beach holiday online retailer On the Beach Group said its revenue increased 7.3% to £38.1 million and profit before tax soared 33.8% to £9.9 million in the…



Chester’s GB Group to buy PCA Predict for £74m

Chester-based identity data company GB Group said it conditionally agreed to acquire address validation firm PCA Predict for a total of £73.85 million. “The £73,852,423 total consideration…