Yourgene shares up 10% on Covid test news

Shares of Manchester-based molecular diagnostics firm Yourgene Health plc rose about 10% after the firm announced on Monday morning it won a national framework contract award for…



Issa bros’ EG Group buys £100m Leon Restaurants

Blackburn-based petrol station and convenience store giant EG Group, owned by the billionaire Issa brothers, announced it has acquired the British fresh fast food restaurant chain Leon Restaurants Limited…



Stockport’s musicMagpie plans £208m IPO

Stockport-based musicMagpie, the online reseller that specialises in secondhand technology such as smartphones and games consoles, has announced plans for a £208 million flotation. musicMagpie announced a…
























Polypipe changes name to Genuit Group

Doncaster-based piping and ventilation systems firm Polypipe Group said on Tuesday it has changed its name to Genuit Group plc. “As set out in the announcement…



Avacta shares up another 8% on new Covid deal

Shares of Wetherby-based cancer therapies and diagnostics company Avacta Group plc rose another 8% on Tuesday after it announced it entered into a global distribution agreement…









Yourgene shares up as Covid test approved

Shares of Manchester-based molecular diagnostics firm Yourgene Health plc rose about 4% after it announced that Yourgene Genomic Services COVID-19 testing services have been approved by…


James Fisher finance director to leave in April

Barrow-in-Furness international marine engineering company James Fisher and Sons plc announced that its finance director Stuart Kilpatrick will leave the firm next month. “James Fisher…





Everton stadium gets UK government go-head

Everton Football Club said its plans to develop a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in the north of Liverpool can proceed after the club’s planning application received…



Stagecoach slams Burnham bus franchising go-ahead

Perth-based transport company Stagecoach group said on Thursday it was “disappointed and surprised” that Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham chose “to push ahead” with bus franchising…





Yorkshire Water awards contracts for up to £553m

Yorkshire Water announced it will award contracts to Morrison Utility Services (MUS) and Network Plus under its new Water Services Partnership following a tender process for its clean water…





AJ Bell buys mobile platform Adalpha

Salford-based investment giant AJ Bell plc has announced the acquisition of the Adalpha group of companies, including Ad Alpha Solutions Ltd. AJ Bell said Adalpha…


Asda CEO Roger Burnley to leave next year

Leeds-based Asda has announced that its CEO and President Roger Burnley “has decided to leave the business next year” after the supermarket has transitioned fully…


Lookers shares up 10% on profit news

Shares of Altrincham-based car dealership Lookers plc rose about 10% on Thursday after it published an update on its 2020 financial results to say it expects to…






Harworth net asset value up 5% to £489m

Rotherham-based property and land regeneration firm Harworth Group said on Tuesday its net asset value rose about 5% to £488.7 million and operating profit rose…