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Dan Fell, CEO of Doncaster Chamber opens the store, with l-r Stacey Patterson, Claire Heggarty – sto
Ben Sherman officially opens first Doncaster store at Lakeside Village

Nick Hill

Menswear fashion brand Ben Sherman has opened its first Doncaster store, at the retail outlet centre Lakeside Village. Daniel Fell, chief executive of Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, officially opened the 1,895sq…

Siblings James and Sophie Hoyle
Brother and sister duo invest in gym chain Anytime Fitness

Richard Bell

The Hoyle family, the entrepreneurs behind the Happy Days chain of children’s nurseries, has expanded its business with further investment in fitness brand Anytime Fitness. Brother and sister duo Sophie and…

TeamSport has opened its new £1.2 million track in Sheffield.
£1.2m indoor go-karting track in Sheffield to create 40 new jobs

Nick Hill

TeamSport Karting, the indoor go-karting company, has opened its new £1.2m track in Sheffield. The track, situated on Shepcote Lane, just two miles from Meadowhall, is the first ever go-karting track…

The facilities at Core Collective, who have just launched a crowdfund. Image: C.C. Twitter
Boutique Kensington fitness brand launches £1.1m funding drive to fuel London expansion

Billy Wood

Core Collective, the boutique London fitness brand, has launched a seven-figure crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to support the opening of four new locations across the capital. The health chain, which mixes…

A Next store in Croydon.
Next suffers first profit fall since 2009 amid retail sales decline

Billy Wood

UK retailer Next has revealed some gloomy figures for 2016 after suffering its first drop in profits since 2009. In what the clothing and homewares brand has described as a 'challenging…

L-R: Tibard directors Anne Redfern, Ian Mitchell, John Shonfeld, Rick Shonfeld and Denise Shacklady
Dukinfield-based uniform and laundry firm Tibard to create 20 jobs

Richard Bell

A family-owned uniforms and laundry services business in Greater Manchester is creating a raft of employment opportunities as it heads for a record year. Dukinfield-based Tibard is on track to achieve…

Craig Heads, Charlotte Bailey and Lee Kirman from Humber Street Distillery Co raise a toast to their
Yorkshire’s first gin bar and distillery to open at Hull’s £80m Fruit Market

Nick Hill

Yorkshire’s first gin bar and distillery is set to join the lineup at Hull’s Fruit Market, which is undergoing an £80m transformation. Owners Lee Kirman and Charlotte Bailey are are investing…

Breaking news: Administrators appointed at Brantano
1000 British jobs in jeopardy as Brantano recalls administrators

Jamie Hardesty

Footwear retailer Brantano has gone into administration today, putting over 1000 British jobs in immediate threat. The Leicestershire-headquartered company, which operates 73 stores and 64 concessions across the UK, has appointed…

Design of the new Bengal Brasserie Restaurant on Merrion Way in Leeds.
Independent Indian restaurant chain to launch first city centre venue in Leeds

Nick Hill

The Bengal Brasserie chain of Indian and Bengali restaurants, which already operates four venues in Leeds, York and Wetherby, will launch its fifth venue in Leeds in April. Now employing over…

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Cumbrian DMO targets UK’s £4bn business tourism market

Richard Bell

Cumbria’s official tourist board is taking steps to boost business tourism in the region. Cumbria Tourism has launched a new free-to-use venue finding service to attract more conferences to the area. VisitEngland…

Kirgate Shopping Centre in Bradford.
Bradford’s Kirgate Shopping Centre announces trio of new retailers and lease renewals

Nick Hill

Bradford’s Kirgate Shopping Centre has recently seen a number of new shop openings and lease renewals. Zuuluu, Brow Line and VIP Premium Vaping & E-Cigarette Liquids are three new retailers to…

intu Uxbridge which will be welcoming a new outlet of Decathlon UK.
Decathlon signs terms for shuttered BHS unit in Uxbridge

Billy Wood

Sports retailer Decathlon is to open a new outlet at intu Uxbridge after agreeing to take a unit left vacant following last year's collapse of BHS. The French sports brand has…