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Case Study: TouchRight Software

Posted 1st February 2017

TouchRight Software is based in York and its technology enables property professionals and letting agents to produce high quality reports for landlords.

Case Study: Specialised Laser Products

Posted 1st January 2017

Specialised Laser Products based in Rotherham provides laser cutting services for a wide range of industries and has more than 500 clients nationwide.

Case Study: 8point8 Vanguard

Posted 1st December 2016

8point8 Vanguard Ltd is predominantly a security business providing a range of services including site monitoring and the installation of intruder, fire, door entry and computer network systems for businesses. They also specialise in van fit outs and have several drones for inspections work.

Case Study: Wintwire

Posted 1st November 2016

Wintwire makes bespoke wire from carbon alloy, stainless steel and copper alloy for the engineering, textile and medical industries.

Case Study: Purex International

Posted 1st October 2016

Doncaster-based Purex International makes a range of appliances that remove harmful fumes by purifying and recirculating air back into a factory. Users include companies in the electronics and laser and printing industries.

Case Study: IC Innovations

Posted 1st October 2016

IC Innovations supplies garden, kitchen and gift products to high street multiples, major supermarkets and independent retailers. 

Case Study: AME Group

Posted 1st July 2016

Sheffield-based AME Group, established by engineer Ian Jones in 1997, designs products and creates high-specification prototypes using 3D printing technology for customers including Dyson, GlaxoSmithKline, Hornby, Morphy Richards and Unilever. 

Case Study: Elcocks

Posted 1st July 2016

Elcocks is a long established York business which sells, hires and repairs power tools to the trade. Its 700-strong customer base includes Shepherd Group, Portakabin, City of York Council and Network Rail.

Case Study: Jenx

Posted 1st July 2016

Sheffield-based Jenx is a family business that makes furniture for disabled children and adults. It was founded in 1982 by product designer Clive Jenkins and his wife Catherine, a paediatric physiotherapist. 

Case Study: Warrens Display

Posted 1st July 2016

Warrens Display is an exhibition business that has operated in Leeds for 125 years. It started life as a photographic print business but now specialises in the design, print and build of eye-catching exhibition and display stands. 

Case Study: Group Management Electrical Surveys

Posted 1st July 2016

Group Management Electrical Surveys (GMES) specialises in electrical inspection and testing for the construction industry. The company is based in Elland, Halifax and employs 16 people.

Case Study: Ludo Studio 

Posted 1st March 2016

Hull-based Ludo Studio is an internet marketing and graphic design company, established in 2007, which employs 15 people. The company operates the Retail Centred and Optimised Law brands.

Case Study: Trax FM

Posted 1st March 2016

The Lincs FM Group is one of the country’s leading commercial radio station operators, comprising of eight stations across Yorkshire and the Midlands. They include Trax FM and sister stations Rother, Dearne and Ridings FM.

Case Study: Black Diamond Security Ltd 

Posted 1st March 2016

Black Diamond Security provides burglar alarm systems, CCTV cameras, security services, wireless alarm systems and other technology-led security solutions to a number of key market sectors, focusing on asset protection. 

Case Study: IC Innovations

Posted 1st February 2016

IC Innovations designs and manufactures innovative home and garden products, including Christmas decorations, for major retailers

Case Study: Alterego Lingerie

Posted 1st February 2016

Hull-based Alterego Lingerie buys and distributes lingerie products to boutiques and e-commerce shops across the UK and worldwide. It aims to become a multi-million pound turnover business in the next three years.

Case Study: Bon Coeur Fine Wines 

Posted 1st February 2016

Bon Coeur Fine Wines is an independent wine merchant founded in London in 1994 by Yorkshireman James Goodhart. He relocated the business back to his homeland in 2008.

Case Study: Barnsdales Limited

Posted 1st February 2016

Barnsdales Limited is a firm of chartered surveyors, property consultancy and estate agency which was established in 1905. It offers a broad range of specialist property advisory, management and transactional services to clients all over the UK.

Case Study: Yorkshire Laser & Fabrication Ltd  

Posted 1st February 2016

Yorkshire Laser & Fabrication is a family business which, over the last 25 years, has become one of the UK’s leading sheet metal fabrication and laser specialists. 

Case Study: Vacform 

Posted 1st February 2016

Based in Leeds, the Vacform Group designs and manufactures vacuum formed products for a diverse range of industries – from engineering and electronics to banking and education. 

Case Study: Denton & Nickels  

Posted 1st February 2016

Denton & Nickels Ltd is a complete construction company providing a range of services to a diverse range of industries. Its capabilities span the whole spectrum from water treatment to the construction of public service buildings.

Case Study: Northend Creative Print Solutions

Posted 1st December 2015

Northend is a leading online printing and digital marketing business based in Sheffield. The business was established more than 125 years ago and employs almost 50 people at is premises in Clyde Road.

Case Study: Cultivating Solutions

Posted 1st May 2015

Driffield-based Cultivating Solutions develops and manufactures innovative cultivation equipment designed to increase crop yield and therefore profitability.

Case Study: Industrial Battery and Charger Services

Posted 1st May 2015

Industrial Battery and Charger Services Limited (IBCS) is the UK’s largest independent service provider for forklift batteries. It supplies batteries, chargers and service to the entire distribution chain, from original equipment manufacturers through forklift truck dealers to the end users.

Case Study: Air Accessories

Posted 1st January 2015

Air Accessories is an established Sheffield pneumatics firm that almost doubled its turnover in five years under the leadership of Nick McKee, from £600,000 to almost £1m – despite the global recession.

Case Study: Pinnacle Marquees

Posted 1st January 2015

Pinnacle Marquees was established in 2009 and supplies its marquees and other structures for corporate, education and large private events across the UK.

Case Study: Wold Top Brewery

Posted 1st January 2015

The Mellor family has farmed 600 acres on the Yorkshire Wolds for generations but diversified into beer when traditional revenue streams declined. Its award-winning beers, produced from a converted barn, include Wold Top Bitter and the award-winning Wold Gold.

Case Study: Route One Highways

Posted 1st November 2014

Route One Highways specialises in major bridge and highway maintenance with the majority of its work in the bridges and structures sector. Types of repair and replacement include bridge deck preparation, structural waterproofing and bridge expansion joints.

Case Study: HJC Design Ltd

Posted 1st June 2014

HJC Design Ltd was established by Managing Director Matthew Conley a decade ago to create innovative designs, combined with manufacturing proficiency to deliver solutions that are user driven and value engineered. The design team now works across the consumer, industrial, automotive, food and beverage, medical and sports sectors, creating exciting products to launch new brands.

Case Study: Business Works UK

Posted 1st May 2014

Business Works UK provides a range of services to SMEs, from book-keeping and accountancy to strategic business advice and support. Launched in December 2008, the company employs seven staff at its base in Garforth, Leeds. Clients include small owner-managed businesses to companies employing 100 staff with turnovers approaching £3 million.

Case Study: Ilkley Brewery

Posted 1st May 2014

Multi award-winning Ilkley Brewery supplies its real ales in cask to pubs across Yorkshire. It also supplies its bottled beers to several of the supermarket multiples in the region including Booths, Morrisons and Asda and more recently, has gained new customers in America and Europe.

Case Study: Abbeydale Brewery

Posted 1st January 2014

Award-winning Abbeydale Brewery was formed in 1996 when Patrick Morton & his father Hugh decided to pursue their love of fine beer by creating their very own brewery. The Brewery, owned by Patrick & his wife Sue employs 17 staff in the production of up to 10 regular and special beers every week. 

Case Study: Cooltec Services (York) Ltd

Posted 1st January 2014

Cooltec Services (York) Limited specialises in the supply and installation of air conditioning and refrigeration technology. With over twenty years’ experience, the company is an accredited Mitsubishi supplier and installer. 

Case Study: Rosehill Polymers Ltd

Posted 1st September 2013

West Yorkshire-based Rosehill Polymers Ltd supply world class polymer technologies and moulded rubber products to a wide range of global markets.

Case Study: Stansfield International Ltd

Posted 1st August 2013

Formed in 2007, Stansfield International Ltd, which trades under the name GrassGreener Group™, is a leading West Yorkshire executive recruitment agency.

Case Study: Healthcare House

Posted 1st February 2013

Skipton-based Healthcare House provides information and advice on a wide range of healthcare issues as well as supplying medical consumables and equipment across the UK. 

Case Study: Wilson Benesch

Posted 1st January 2013

Wilson Benesch, based in Sheffield, manufactures high end audio loudspeakers and turntables for domestic and professional use. The company employs 17 highly trained employees and is regarded as a world-class innovator in its field. The majority of its products are exported to more than 30 countries.

Case Study: Silchrome

Posted 1st October 2012

Leeds-based Silchrome Plating Limited was established in 1949 and offers a wide range of metal finishes and treatment processes to a variety of industries including engineering, aerospace, defence, oil and gas and electronics. 

Case Study: Broder Metals Group Ltd

Posted 1st October 2012

Sheffield-based metals stockiest and distributor firm, Broder Metals Group Ltd, was established in 2006.

Case Study: Ultimate Office Solutions 

Posted 1st July 2012

Ultimate Office Solutions, based in Silsden near Keighley, provides complete office refurbishment, design and furniture for business across the country including Smith and Nephew, Skipton Building Society and Leeds City College.  

Case Study: Charlton Brook 

Posted 1st July 2012

Landscaping and garden supplies company Charlton Brook was established in Sheffield in 1978 by a father and uncle team.

Case Study: Green Screen Productions Ltd

Posted 1st June 2012

Green Screen Productions Ltd (GSPL), based in Bubwith, near Selby is a production and production services company that has a large green screen facility.

Case Study: Bankwood Meats

Posted 1st May 2012

Bankwood Meats is a meat manufacturer and purchases, cooks, slices and packs turkey crowns. The company was established by Managing Director’s John Hearsey and Andrew Bennett and has been trading on Thorne Enterprise Park since November 2004.

Case Study: SHEilds Limited 

Posted 1st April 2012

SHEilds Ltd is a health and safety training company. The company, established by chairman Mike Shields in 2002, is based in Hessle, Hull, and has offices in Dubai and India. 

Case Study: ALA IB

Posted 1st March 2012

ALA IB is a North Yorkshire GAP insurance provider working with personal and corporate clients. The company’s success selling and brokering insurance products has seen it become the largest online supplier of GAP insurance to corporate and retail sectors in the UK. ALA IB has also started selling truck, tractor and plant GAP insurance. 

Case Study: Abbeydale Brewery

Posted 1st March 2012

Abbeydale Brewery is a Sheffield-based brewery supplying its range of beers to real-ale drinkers in more than 400 pubs across Sheffield and beyond. Established in 1996 as by Patrick Morton and father Hugh, Abbeydale Brewery now produces more than 120 barrels per week.

Case Study: Save9

Posted 1st March 2012

Leading internet technology service provider Save9 is the first business in Scarborough to receive an investment from Finance Yorkshire. Save9 provides expert technical services and solutions including web development, telecoms and ‘cloud computing’ - a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process business applications and data. Clients include Dale Power Solutions and all five West Yorkshire Councils.

Case Study: BCT Outdoors

Posted 1st March 2012

A Bradford-based tent and marquee specialist is venturing into the field of luxury ‘glamping’ with new product lines thanks to a £70,000 investment from Finance Yorkshire. 

Case Study: BetterYou

Posted 1st March 2012

Sheffield-based BetterYou was set up five years ago to capitalise on a gap in the market for innovative health supplements, including transdermal magnesium products and sublingual vitamin sprays, for modern customers with busy lifestyles.

Case Study: Arvensis

Posted 1st January 2012

Plastic packaging manufacturer Arvensis and sister company food plastic manufacturer PFF, recycles plastic bottles into plastic sheets and packaging for the food, healthcare and cosmetics industry.

Case Study: John Moore Security Ltd

Posted 1st December 2011

Hull-based John Moore Security Limited is on a sure footing for future growth ahead of its 25th anniversary next year after a £150,000 funding boost from Finance Yorkshire. 

Case Study: Bar Products and Services

Posted 1st December 2011

Bar Products and Services, based in Low Moor, Bradford, is an engineering company that specialises in supplying the global wire industry.

Case Study: Senior Architectural Systems Ltd

Posted 1st December 2011

Based in Denaby Main, Doncaster, Senior Architectural Systems Ltd supplies a range of fenestration systems for fabricators, architects and contractors working on commercial building projects. 

Case Study: KRL Group Ltd

Posted 1st September 2011

KRL Group Limited is a photocopier specialist that has been trading for more than 25 years. Based in Willerby, East Yorkshire, KRL sells and services photocopiers, and is the main dealer for Konica Minolta machines as well as recently becoming a dealer for Ricoh. The company, which also recently underwent a management buyout (MBO), sells and services photocopiers to customers across Yorkshire, the Humber and parts of Lincolnshire.

Case Study: Laser Cutting Company Ltd

Posted 1st June 2011

Laser Cutting Company Ltd is the only tubular laser cutting company in the region, delivering tubular, sheet and flat metal parts on a daily basis to customers throughout the UK. Established in 1981, it was one of the first companies in the country to cut materials with a laser - as opposed to saw or flame cut.

Case Study: High Access Solutions

Posted 1st June 2011

High Access Solutions specialises in providing both permanent and temporary roof safety systems allowing working at height to be carried out safely. All their technicians are qualified to the specialist industry standard and have the necessary trade skills to carry out the required work. The company provides a crucial service to the construction industry. 

Case Study: Screen 4 LLP

Posted 1st April 2011

Screen 4 LLP, based in Barnsley, is a drug testing company which tests airline staff around the world and former drug abusers on home soil.

Case Study: Labfacility

Posted 1st December 2010

Labfacility, based in Dinnington, is the largest producer of temperature sensors for the aerospace and automotive industries.

Case Study: Electrastar

Posted 1st December 2010

Electrastar Ltd is a fibre optic specialist and data cabling installer based in Hull, East Yorkshire.

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