Entrepreneurship News

Cousins Declan and Cameron Christie made the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe’ list.
Leeds entrepreneurial duo named on Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list

Nick Hill

Two Leeds-based entrepreneurs have been named on ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe’ list in the Retail & Ecommerce category. Cousins Cameron and Declan Christie of have made the list for finding…

Ecommerce business, My 1st Years, has raised £5m in funding.
Beringea backs personalised baby gifts startup favoured by Elton John and Dannii Minogue

Billy Wood

London-based venture capital (VC) house, Beringea, has contributed to a £5m growth funding round in children's gift personalisation site, My 1st Years. The VC firm led the round, which was also…

 Experienced social media trainer Daniel Dixon is leading Viral Effect’s new learning arm
This week’s North East appointments

Jamie Hardesty

A roundup of the latest appointments from across the North East. Daniel Dixon, Viral Effect Viral Effect, the Teesside-based digital marketing and customer engagement agency, has launched a move into digital learning…

Seedrs’ CEO Jeff Lynn and InteBridge’s Xuhan Guo.
Seedrs partners with Chinese VC for entrepreneurship prize

Billy Wood

London-based crowdfunding network Seedrs has partnered with a major Chinese venture capital (VC) firm for one of the largest international entrepreneurship competitions. The China Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition (IEIC) will…

Bold street
Healthy Foods Online invests over £1m in new Bold Street market

Richard Bell

North Liverpool-based digital retailer Healthy Foods Online has revealed plans to launch a new organic food market in the city centre. The new business, which will be known as LIV, will…

Wake Smith’s newest recruit Suzanne Porter with Andrew Vidler.
This week’s Yorkshire appointments

Nick Hill

Wake Smith, the Sheffield-based solicitors, has appointed Suzanne Porter as a director in its private client team. Suzanne brings experience in wills, probate applications and estate administration, inheritance tax planning, elderly…

Freshfield newcomer Alice Davies
This week’s North West appointments

Richard Bell

Alice Davies, Freshfield Marketing communications firm Freshfield has announced a new addition to its team. The Preston-based company has taken on Alice Davies in the role of senior digital marketing and content…

The Beaumont Grounds Maintenance team with some of their equipment at their site on Aycliffe Busines
Turnover rise sees Durham maintenance firm close in on scaleup status

Jamie Hardesty

Durham-based Beaumont Grounds Maintenance has reported a record breaking year, increasing both its staffing levels and turnover. The family-run firm, which specialises in maintaining grounds and sports pitches, reported £625k in…

Instantprint founders.
Rotherham’s Instantprint launches support hub for startup businesses

Nick Hill

Rotherham-based Instantprint, which specialises in 24-hour flyer and leaflets, business cards, posters and stationery, has launched a new support hub for startup businesses. Startups.instantprint.co.uk provides a wide range of resources for…

Angel of the North
North East entrepreneurship flourished in 2016 despite economic uncertainty, says Barclays leader

Jamie Hardesty

Despite the economic uncertainty that now seems synonymous with 2016, the latest research from Barclays has indicated that 2016 was, nevertheless, a good year to be a UK entrepreneur. Barclays’ eighth…

Some of the Sloane Bros frozen yoghurt range.
Sloane Bros entrepreneur plotting frozen yoghurt empire from Brick Lane

Billy Wood

Frozen yoghurt entrepreneur, Joe Chakra, is plotting national and global expansion following the success his Sloane Bros Frozen Yoghurt parlour on Brick Lane. The brand, which launched in Shoreditch in June…

AllBright has launched its all-female crowd platform.
Organic baby food startup among businesses to launch on all-female funding platform

Billy Wood

The world’s first funding platform for female entrepreneurs has launched today featuring three female-led UK startups who are seeking investment. AllBright, which was launched last October by entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow and…