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…













Sirius Minerals shares up 6% after Qatar supply deal

Shares of Scarborough-based Sirius Minerals plc, the firm behind the controversial $5 billion fertilizer mine in North Yorkshire, rose about 6% on Friday after it said it entered an exclusive 10-year…






SIG sells two businesses amid Brexit slowdown

Shares of Sheffield-based European building materials supplier SIG fell about 16% on Monday after it warned in a trading update that a deterioration in construction activity…




Manchester’s Auto Trader buys KeeResources

Manchester-based Auto Trader Group plc said on Wednesday it acquired  KeeResources Limited for an undisclosed sum.     “Founded in  2000, KeeResource is a trusted provider of software solutions, data…





Revolution Bars sales up 6.7% to £151m

Manchester-based Revolution Bars Group said on Tuesday its sales rose 6.7% to £151.4 million in the 52 weeks ended June 29, 2019. Adjusted profit before tax fell…





New company formed to drive Liverpool growth

A new growth company for Liverpool City Region called Growth Platform has been established to co-ordinate business support, growth and investment across the City Region…