In Brief: Integral, 512; The Old Peacock

A YORKSHIRE-based IT specialist has doubled its work force and been able to take on more lucrative contracts, thanks to funding from Finance Yorkshire.

Integral IT Services Limited has grown steadily at a rate of 20% per year since its formation in 2006 by managing director Jonathan Edwards.

The company has now received a £25,000 Business Loan from Finance Yorkshire to continue its expansion, and currently employ six people at the offices in Oakwood Business Park, Harrogate.

Mr Edwards said: “We have recently expanded our contract with an overseas client in Holland, including a major installation project, and this shows the capabilities of our company.”

AN international freight management company in Sheffield has backed a nationally accredited course to help boost exports from the city region.

512 (Sheffield), based at the Sheffield International Freight Terminal (SH-I-F-T), is sponsor of the International Trade Operations and Procedures (ITOPS) qualification.

The training is offered by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce (DNCC).

Karen Mosley, head of business development at 512, said: “We are delighted to give our backing to this nationally accredited qualification, which aims to improve the skills of staff in key areas of international trade. 

“By raising the standards and understanding of exports, staff will feel more confident and help increase a business’s competitive edge in markets around the world.”

PUB retailer and brewer, Greene King, has joined forces with independent Yorkshire brewery, Ossett Brewery, to transform The Old Peacock  in a £400,000 refurbishment programme.

The first time collaboration sees Ossett leasing The Old Peacock, renowned for being the pub of choice for Leeds United fans due to its close proximity to the club’s Elland Road ground, from owners Greene King. 

The investment has created more than 25 new jobs.