Inflexion Private Equity takes over UKFast

Manchester-based cloud hosting firm UKFast said on Thursday its private equity investor Inflexion is increasing its shareholding to approximately 75%. Founders Lawrence and Gail Jones…














Greggs postpones store reopenings

Greggs, the Newcastle-based bakery and “food-on-the-go” retail giant, said on Thursday it has changed its mind about reopening 20 shops as a trial run next…




Persimmon forward sales slip to £2.4bn

York-based house building giant Persimmon plc said on Wednesday its current forward sales position to date in 2020 is £2.4 billion compared to £2.7 billion last…






Jet2 owner Dart Group expects £109m charge

Leeds-based Dart Group, owner of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said on Friday it expects an exceptional charge of £109 million due to its operations “currently being suspended…





Gear4music sales up 9% to £120m

Shares of York-based online music equipment retailer Gear4music rose 11% on Thursday after it published a year-end trading update covering the 12 months to March 31,…

















Cussons reports high demand for Imperial Leather

Manchester-based soaps and consumer products company PZ Cussons said on Thursday it is experiencing “exceptionally high demand” for its Carex hand wash and sanitiser gel products and its Imperial…