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Leeds-based financial recruiter launches specialist credit control division

Leeds-headquartered financial search and selection consultancy Woodrow Mercer Finance has launched a new division specialising in the recruitment of credit control professionals.

SM UK wins vehicle fit-out contract for Arriva’s coach division

Leeds-based auto engineering and vehicle safety specialist SM UK has won a contract to fit out and modernise a five-strong fleet of service engineering vans for the coach sales arm of Arriva.

Women in the Law UK founder scoops top diversity leadership award

Sally Penni, barrister-at-law and founder of Manchester-headquartered Women in the Law UK, was recognised at the Northern Leadership Awards ceremony, held in Leeds on 28 November 2019.

The North’s Got Talent

Tech start-up, Caroo, has revealed the most sought-after roles across the North, as well as the jobs that some of the region’s biggest brands...

Transport for London says Leeds-based William Cook Rail is Best SME

William Cook Rail has won the ‘Best SME’ award at Transport for London’s (TfL) annual supplier awards. The prestigious awards recognise the different activities and...

Are millennials guilty of rushing their work? The research results include a surprising discovery.

Millennials live non-stop lifestyles and use their mobiles on a frequent basis. Due to the rushed nature of their lives, they are prone to making errors when typing on their mobiles which can look unprofessional to potential employers of the future.

Ison Harrison Appoints New Commercial Property Partner

Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed a prominent property partner to head up its commercial property division. Chris Waddingham joins Ison Harrison’s expanding regional...

Parallax raise over £600 for homeless in Leeds

Now in its fourth year Parallax have raised over £675 in their annual partnership with St.George’s Crypt. The donations will be used to fund a 3 course meal for residents and homeless guests as well as kitchen equipment and other winner essentials.

Jet Aire secures nationwide planned maintenance contract

Leeds-based drainage and civil engineering company, Jet Aire Services, has won a major contract to service a nationwide network of retail distribution centres on behalf of Marks & Spencer.

Sleigh Bells Ring for Final Yorkshire Mafia Soiree of the Year

As a leading facilitator of events throughout the annual calendar, the Yorkshire Mafia is once again calling upon the business community to come together...

Leeds White Rose Shopping Centre Wins Environment Award

White Rose Shopping Centre has been awarded a trophy for its eco credentials at the Green Apple Environment Awards this week (25 November). The centre’s...

National recognition for Leeds family lawyer.

Prominent Leeds family lawyer Lyn Ayrton has received national recognition in the Legal 500 UK awards. Ms Ayrton, from law firm Lake Legal, is one of only six lawyers shortlisted as the best private client lawyer outside London.

Caddick Construction move into residential sector

Caddick Construction has been appointed onto the EN:Procure Affordable and Mixed Tenure New Building Housing Framework for Yorkshire and Humber which is led by Efficiency North.

The Broadway in Bradford scoops international environmental award

The Broadway, Bradford has been awarded in the Environmental Best Practice category at The International Green Apple Environment Awards. Competing against more than 500 international...

YFM leads £4.5m Series A fundraising at Panintelligence

The rapidly scaling data visualisation, reporting and analytics software developer Panintelligence, has secured backing from YFM Equity Partners and Comhar Capital in a Series A fundraising.

Ring supports motorists with improved online bulb finder

With one of the largest ranges of 12V bulbs in the European market, which combined can be applied across 500,000 applications on vehicles from...

Mad Frans to Cook Up a Storm at Leeds’ Wellington Place

Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC has announced the latest occupier to join the Wellington Place community, Mad Frans. Due to open on 27th November, Mad...

Pudsey cake maker to star on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

Award-winning Pudsey-based cake artist Beccy Weston is made her TV debut on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas on Channel 4 tomorrow night (Wednesday 27 November). Beccy, who beat off thousands of applicants to win her place on the show, will compete with

Northern Gas Networks Triple Triumph at Global Customer Experience Awards

The North of England’s gas distributor, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), scooped three awards at this year’s International Customer Experience Awards, in recognition of its...

850 young people engaged through #FinProLCR talent scheme

Leeds-based social enterprise, Ahead Partnership, is celebrating the achievements of the #FinProLCR Talent Scheme launched last academic year.

New Development Company Launches To Revive Northern Cities

HomeServe Founder and GMI Property Join Forces To Launch Urban Life Developments

Leeds based’ Spike wins Rohan contract following recent growth

Leeds based' Digital Marketing Agency Spike has shown a period of successful growth with new hires and new contract wins such as Rohan.

Leeds based tech company puts employee well-being first

Leeds-based digital marketing agency Search Laboratory is continuing to pave the way for businesses across the city, with the launch of its latest mental...

MEPC Enriches Youth Community in Leeds

Companies based at Wellington Place are enriching the lives of the next generation in Leeds, having hosted the first ever Enrichment Festival which was...

Leeds agency launches new website for global luxury group Corinthia Hotels

Leeds-based integrated digital agency, twentysix, has launched a new website for award-winning luxury hotel group Corinthia Hotels.

Leeds manufacturer celebrates 130th anniversary of the first jukebox installation

The UK’s only manufacturer of classic jukeboxes, Sound Leisure, is commemorating the 130th anniversary of the first installation of the jukebox by visiting some of the first places to house a Sound Leisure jukebox when the company began in 1978.

Leeds-based TruNarrative partners with Paris-based fraud detection expert

Leeds-headquartered TruNarrative has added French fraud detection and prevention specialist, Bleckwen, to its industry-leading financial crime platform. The latest partnership with the French firm will...

This high altitude brew is ‘the world’s most expensive beer’

The UK’s most expensive bottle of beer was launched this week, selling for £1000 per 330ml bottle. There’s more to the beer than its price...

Northern Monk Brewery Launches UK’s Highest Altitude Beer to Drive Funds For The North

Northern Monk brewery hiked the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, to brew the beer at the The UK’s highest altitude beer was launched this...

Home Owners Will Dine In Style At Restored Leeds Victorian Villa

The developer behind the fantastic restoration of one of the North’s most impressive Victorian Villas is celebrating the success of the project, which has seen Spenfield House, transformed into seven luxurious apartments.

Zeal Wins Gold at Digital Impact Award

Digital and creative agency Zeal has won Gold at the Digital Impact Awards, the UK’s largest celebration of digital work in corporate communications.

Yorkshire law firm Berwins invests in talented team

Leading Yorkshire law firm Berwins has announced the promotion of four solicitors to support further growth in its Life and Business teams.

Pop-up shop on a roll at Leeds Corn Exchange

A pop-up roller-skating shop is celebrating a year of popping up in Leeds’s Corn Exchange.

Duo of high-level appointments bolsters growth plans for smart Leeds tech enterprise

Two experienced recruits – with nearly 20 years of marketing and digital expertise combined – have joined the ranks at award-winning marketing automation platform enterprise, Force24.

Leeds based Rascal Creative expands its team with two new members

Creative agency, Rascal, has made a series of new appointments, continuing their ambitious growth plans. Ryan will be responsible for Rascal’s new business strategy and Farrah will be managing projects through Rascal.

Channel 4 celebrates Yorkshire women in business at prestigious event this week

A senior leader from Channel 4 will speak at the Yorkshire Women in Business Summit on Thursday to celebrate the achievements of female business...

Recruitment firm invests to help raise aspirations in Leeds & Bradford primary schools

Primary school children in Bradford and Leeds will be among the first in the region to receive award winning ‘Positive Footprints’ personal development programmes, thanks to funding from Yorkshire recruitment specialist, The Works Recruitment.

Elf-drive supports hospices at Christmas

In the spirit of giving back at Christmas, the region’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm is supplying two Yorkshire-based hospices with free transportation to support their Christmas fund-raising for the third year running. But this year with a

World Travel Market Unveils Greener Future

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Social enterprise launches initiative for businesses to help region’s young people get #AheadinDigital

Leeds-based social enterprise Ahead Partnership has launched a new careers initiative designed to inspire a diverse and vibrant pipeline of young talent pursuing roles in the digital sector across Leeds City Region.

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