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Retail alive as jukebox shop pops up for third time

A Leeds-based manufacturer of handcrafted jukeboxes is set to open a pop-up shop in the city for its third time in two years.

A bright future is clear as Leeds skin and hair clinic shows enterprise

A Leeds company specialising in the use of high-power lasers for cosmetic purposes has quadrupled its presence at Chapeltown Enterprise Centre. LaserClear now occupies four...

Yorkshire chooses to support homeless at awards ceremony

A West-Yorkshire based homelessness charity has been announced as the charity to benefit from the funds raised at a regional awards ceremony.

Hortor director to deliver client growth strategy

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing consultancy with its UK headquarters in Yorkshire, has announced the appointment of Gill Robinson as Client Services Director. Supporting the...

Clarion ranked 8th in Sunday Times ‘Best Small Companies to Work For’ list

Clarion has been ranked No. 8 in the prestigious Sunday Times list which recognises the 100 companies throughout the UK with the most engaged teams.

Bellingham IT lands new IT support contract

Bellingham IT, the Wakefield based technology solutions specialist, has secured the IT support contract for PolyGlobal, the global manufacturer of cast and injection mouldings. With...

Businesses urged to help break the taboos around mental health

A number of leading organisations in the private and public sectors gathered in Leeds last week to discuss how employers could encourage a culture of greater openness and awareness of mental health in the workplace.

Real Estate Litigation team grows with another appointment

Clarion has added another lawyer to its specialist Real Estate Litigation team.

Women Returners champions the growth of returner programmes in the North of England

Women Returners, the return to work specialists, has opened a Leeds office to tackle the wasted talent pool of professionals in the North who have taken an extended career break for childcare or other reasons.

‘Time for continuity’ following PM’s appointment of tenth Housing Minister in ten years

Ali Akbor OBE, Chief Executive of Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise, has called on Boris Johnson to allow new Housing Minister Christopher...

Hortor continues global growth with Slovakia office launch

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing consultancy with its UK headquarters in Yorkshire, has announced plans to launch a new office in Slovakia to support...

Carter Towler to market speculative industrial development in Wakefield

Corinium 62, the speculative industrial park development at Normanton, has been completed with one unit already pre-let.

Yorkshire property agency invests in groundbreaking VR technology

Croft Residential, an estate agency that specialises in luxury homes in Yorkshire and the York city centre property market, has launched a high-tech service enabling prospective buyers to take hyper-realistic virtual property tours...

Eddisons sells £2.2m Leeds charity hostel for residential scheme

Eddisons has sold Holdforth Court, an award-winning, 15,000 sq ft former care facility and hostel with 36 bedrooms, close to Leeds city centre, for £2.2m.

Leeds cast plasterer wins tender to work on new Channel 4 headquarters

Award-winning cast plasterer Ryedale Interiors Ltd has successfully won a competitive tender to carry out work at the new Channel 4 headquarters at The Majestic, Leeds.

Successful digital health accelerator programme returns for second year

Following on from the success of the 2019 programme, [email protected] an accelerator programme aimed at helping digital health innovators navigate the NHS in the Yorkshire and Humber region, is returning for 2020.

Clarion achieves three star accreditation in national ‘Best Companies to Work For’ scheme

Leeds law firm Clarion has achieved a three star accreditation as one of the 2020 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in recognition of the “outstanding levels of engagement” of its 230-strong workforce.

Trinity McQueen acquires content development experts Blinc

Leeds-based insight consultancy Trinity McQueen is continuing its expansion with the acquisition of content and creative development experts, Blinc Partnerships.

Sound Leisure launch the ultimate handcrafted jukebox, exclusively for Harrods

A brand-new product for luxury department store, Harrods, has been created by a UK jukebox manufacturer, featuring intricate bird figures and images reminiscent of elements in the food halls.

Make Impact launches to help companies use their business as a force for good

Make Impact launches their business for good agency in West Yorkshire this month to empower companies to be purpose led and use their company as a force for good.

Clarion costs lawyer appointed to industry regulator

Andrew McAulay, partner and head of Clarion’s costs and litigation funding team, has been appointed to the Costs Lawyer Standards Board (CLSB).

Young Entrepreneur Acquires Wharfedale Fitted Furniture of Ilkley

The long-standing kitchen and fitted furniture business, Wharfedale Fitted Furniture, has been acquired by Ilkley-based entrepreneur, Rhys Boven.

Marketing tech investment for holiday park operator

UK holiday park operator Bridge Leisure has invested in new technology to supercharge the customer experience in 2020 and beyond. With nine parks in locations...

Burton’s Biscuits launch new digital portfolio

Founded in 1935, with five bakeries throughout the UK, Burton’s Biscuits have just launched their new website.

Infinity Works rated as one of the UK’s leading management consultants

Infinity Works, the fast-growing digital transformation consultancy, has been named among the UK’s top management consultancies in an influential analysis of the sector. Compiled by...

Leeds Insurance Broker Ready to Create ‘Wise Van Man’

Leeds-based commercial insurance broker, McCarron Coates, has delivered insight into public perceptions of 'white van man', to engineer change in the van fleet market and create 'wise van man'.

CNG’S Renewable Project Outcome Unveiled

CNG’s crowdfunded renewable project ‘Shower Up’; given the green light in 2017 when £50k was raised in just 35 days, has been unveiled, as works on the renewable energy project are now complete.

Budding accountant appointed at Hortor HQ team

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing consultancy with its UK headquarters in Yorkshire, is continuing to expand its workforce with the appointment of Jenny O’Donovan...

Q4 2019/Annual insolvency statistics – R3 response

Commenting on the Q4 2019 (October-December) England & Wales insolvency statistics (published this morning by the Insolvency Service), Eleanor Temple, chair of R3 in Yorkshire and a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds, says:

Ignata Actuarial & Investments Appoints Jacqui Weller as Associate Director

Global talent management consultancy Ignata has appointed Jacqui Weller as Associate Director to oversee employee benefits, pensions consulting, actuarial and administration as well as wider client servicing.

TransUnion raises £11,300 for NSPCC and announces Save the Children as 2020 charity

Global information and insights company TransUnion has raised £11,300 for child protection charity NSPCC in support of its Childline service, and has announced Save the Children as its 2020 charity partner.

Manufacturing Guild Mark success is music to the ears of Sound Leisure

Leeds-based manufacturer Sound Leisure has successfully passed the rigorous audit to be awarded the prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark, demonstrating excellence in furnishing manufacturing.

Take a 2.0 Returns to Leeds

Following the success of the first Take a 2.0 event in September 2019, the Yorkshire Mafia (YM) is extending its schedule of Drinks Evenings...

Huddersfield law firm adds another partner and three more associates to its growing team

Experienced solicitor James Urquhart-Burton is the latest lawyer to join Ridley and Hall. In addition, Ridley and Hall has promoted three lawyers to the position of associate.

Savvy data specialists unveil hat-trick of smart additions for clients

AI and Machine Learning brand Third Foundation has launched a trio of new products to enable customers to utilise data more effectively so they can further grow their organisations online.

Record turnover as Clarion tops £17m

Leeds-based law firm Clarion has reported another year of growth with revenues hitting a record high of £17.42m as (for year ending 31st May 2019) the firm continues to expand its team and services.

Yorkshire business welcomes new research findings highlighting sugar reduction across soft drinks sector

A Yorkshire-based global business that helps makers of carbonated drinks to keep their fizz for longer has welcomed new research revealing that the total...

Yorkshire law firm builds team with new appointment

A conveyancing expert with over 20 years of experience has joined a West Yorkshire legal firm to expand its new build offering. Jessica McKenzie has...

Free business summit comes to Leeds and Manchester

Free Social Media and Business Summits for business owners and entrepreneurs are taking place in Leeds and Manchester on Monday 27th January and Tuesday 28th January.

Marketing automation platform Force24 to boost Walnut Creative’s growth

Web design, marketing and branding agency Walnut Creative has invested in marketing automation technology from Force24 to boost efficiencies, free up the team’s strategic...

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