Background is the first regional online business news service in the UK. We provide cutting edge, up to the minute regional business news. Launched in November 2007 by respected former Yorkshire Post business editor David Parkin has enjoyed huge growth and success, and is now the UK’s leading online regional business news provider and seen as in indispensable tool by top executives and decision makers. now operates in Yorkshire, The North West and the West Midlands and is the only website dedicated to business news in the three regions.

Our team of experienced, award-winning, full-time journalists includes former business editors and published business authors.

We ensure the business community is constantly up to date with the highest standards of up to the minute regional business news, direct to their PC, laptop or mobile device. It is the ONLY website dedicated to regional business news.

What we provide

  • Up to the minute, cutting edge business news via email direct to your PC, PDA, mobile, Iphone or BlackBerry
  • website constantly updated throughout the day
  • Authoritative articles on key business issues relevant to the region
  • Interviews with movers and shakers of the region’s business community
  • Many stories exclusive to
  • Searchable archive of editorial, entire site fully searchable by company name or story
  • Extensive directory of businesses and services
  • Commercial Property Listings
  • Executive recruitment pages
  • Corporate and charity event listings

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