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Longstanding Leeds Charity Appoints New CEO

Leeds based charity Simon on the Streets, which supports homeless and vulnerable people across West Yorkshire, has appointed Natalie Moran as CEO.

Major affordable homes scheme under construction in north Leeds

Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA) has announced that building work on the largest affordable homes project in its history is underway in the north...

Monthly corporate and individual insolvency statistics – R3 response

Eleanor Temple, chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Yorkshire and a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds, comments on the first publication of the Government’s monthly corporate and individual insolvency statistics:

Top female banker joins Dow Schofield Watts board

One of the UK’s top female bankers has joined business advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts as Non-Executive Director.

A charitable start to 2020 for Towngate PLC

In the face of a challenging and somewhat unpredictable few months, commercial and industrial lettings specialist Towngate PLC was determined to kick off the year with a round of positive deeds – offering help and support to those who need it most.

Leeds Jewish Housing Association brings generations together to commemorate VE Day

The 75th anniversary of VE Day was made extra special for 250 older residents of Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA) when they received bumper...

Leeds Digital Festival celebrates a global reach as it wraps up digital events

Leeds Digital Festival has closed its virtual doors following an astoundingly successful, two-week online festival, which saw 134 events take place between Monday 20th April...

Pure technology group gears up to raise £100k for Candlelighters charity

Leeds-headquartered IT solutions and services firm pure technology group (PTG) has launched its ‘Summer 100’ campaign – a series of fundraising events aiming to take the company past £100k in donations, for children’s cancer charity, Candlelighters.

Three Yorkshire businesses enabled to trade online thanks to firm’s initiative

A Leeds-based multi-national web development and digital marketing agency has selected three local businesses to benefit from completely free of charge e-commerce websites.

Yorkshire Conveyancing Firm Reveals Home Buyers Are Keen To Move As Soon As Lockdown...

A leading Yorkshire conveyancing firm has confirmed that although the Covid-19 pandemic is causing major disruption in the housing market, buyers are still keen to move, certain property sales are completing and many well-known mortgage lenders are d

Publish Interactive provide 100 meals to Calderdale NHS staff

Leeds-based publishing software developer Publish Interactive has partnered with city-centre health food supplier Lean Lunch to deliver healthy and nutritious meals to 100 staff at Calderdale Royal Hospital, and a further 100 meals to We Care Leeds.

Leeds tech company Content Catalyst announces a new R&D software project part funded by...

Leeds-based tech company Content Catalyst has announced a new research project to extract data from business reports which is co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

Digital agency Fablr launches new website for heritage food brand

North West digital and web agency Fablr has just launched a new website for the heritage food brand Ye Olde Oak. The canned hotdog and meat brand was launched in the UK in 1949 and has been a store cupboard staple ever since.

Scanlans secures management deal for The Pentagon at Thorpe Park Leeds

Scanlans has extended its property management portfolio in Leeds with a deal to look after The Pentagon, a development of office buildings at Thorpe Park in the east of the city. The Pentagon comprises six, two-storey buildings.

Leeds-based soap manufacturer boosts output to meet overseas demand for products to fight coronavirus

Manufacturer of soap bases and natural ingredients, Stephenson, is stepping up production levels at its Horsforth-based manufacturing plant as it continues to deliver to...

Coronavirus disruption – advice for tenants and landlords

Sarah Cameron, associate in Clarion’s real estate team, provides expert advice for tenants and landlords: As the lockdown restrictions continue without any certainty around an...

Advice on short term cash management during COVID-19 from YFM Equity Partners

Aaron Lowery, Investment Manager, YFM Equity Partners (YFM): The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the cash flows of most businesses in...

Leeds cast plasterer completes work on £75m Barton Square transformation project

Award-winning cast plasterer Ryedale Interiors Ltd has completed a large-scale cast plasterwork project as part of a £75m transformation of intu Trafford Centre’s Barton Square.

Unique Opportunity For Local Business Leaders To Quiz Ed Miliband This Wednesday

This week, Yorkshire’s business leaders will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with newly appointed shadow business secretary, Ed Miliband.

Roshan Puri joins YFM Equity Partners

Expanding PE house YFM Equity Partners (YFM), which has offices in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and London, has appointed Roshan Puri as an investment director.

Enjoy A ‘Little Sleep In’ During Lockdown To Raise Funds For Local Charity

This Friday night hundreds of West Yorkshire residents and families will participate in a fundraising event with a difference, when they pitch tents and camp out in their gardens in a major ‘sleep in’ to raise money for local charity, Simon on the St

Hortor global expansion boosted by senior promotion

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing consultancy, with its UK HQ in Leeds, has announced the promotion of Matt Phipps to Recruitment Manager as it...

Call for rapid inquiry into BME coronavirus imbalance

A promised inquiry into why a disproportionate number of people of black and minority ethnic (BME) origin have become ill or died from coronavirus...

Yorkshire PR firm celebrates five years in business with duo of new client wins

Yorkshire-based PR agency, MacComms is celebrating five years of trading by announcing two new client wins.

R3 – Coronavirus advice for businesses in Yorkshire

R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade association, has released advice for businesses which may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Start ups offered data intelligence tool for free to empower marketing decisions during COVID-19

Artificial Intelligence (AI) tech firm Third Foundation is offering a free product – worth over £20,000 – to Coronavirus-hit enterprises and start ups to...
(L-R) Mark Holt ,Managing Director of Frenkel Topping Limited, Amanda Stevens, Hudgell Solicitors Chief Executive, and Richard Fraser, CEO of Frenkel Topping Group

Hudgell Solicitors to offer ‘life after settlement’ independent financial advice through specialists Frenkel Topping

People awarded significant damages settlements after being represented by Hudgell Solicitors will now also be able to benefit in a “one stop shop” service from leading...

Sign of the times: Leeds signage manufacturer keeping home-bound staff connected through virtual leisure...

Leeds-based digital and traditional signage specialist Widd Signs has launched a programme of virtual events, designed to help home-workers and furloughed staff to keep connected, entertained and healthy during lockdown.

User experience consultancy makes two appointments to support growth of new service

A leading user experience and behavioural research consultancy has made two new appointments to support a new service offering.

Lockdown Opens The Door For Online Property Browsing

Estate agent, Dacre, Son & Hartley, has revealed that tens of thousands of people have visited its website during the current Covid-19 lockdown, suggesting that time spent at home could be encouraging people to consider moving.

Employment Lawyers Reveal The Most Common Questions About Furloughing Staff

With millions of workers currently being furloughed under the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme (JRS), Yorkshire based LCF Law is detailing what the latest government clarifications mean for both employees and employers.

Online Training Provider Accredited With Matrix Standard Award

The Skills Network (TSN), an online training provider based in Selby, North Yorkshire, has been accredited with the prestigious matrix Standard. This accolade endorses TSN...

SQL Industry Veteran Joins xTEN

SQL Server veteran and industry expert, Christian Bolton, has joined xTEN as a non-executive director.

TransUnion’s UK CEO Named in DataIQ 100 As Organisations Look to Data and Insights...

For the second year in a row, Satrajit “Satty” Saha, CEO of TransUnion in the UK has been named in the DataIQ 100 as one of the most influential practitioners in the data and analytics industry.

Panintelligence signs data analytics partnership agreement with energy supplier

Business intelligence and data analytics software developer Panintelligence has announced a new partnership with Harrogate-based energy supplier CNG.

Top vet asks Prime Minister to rethink plans to stop key workers accessing UK...

A leading vet has called on Boris Johnson not to proceed with plans to heavily restrict access to the UK labour market for so-called...

Yorkshire firms launch prompt payer initiative to support small businesses

Two Yorkshire-based small businesses have announced a commitment to an initiative to ensure suppliers of small businesses, and freelancers are paid promptly.

YFM Equity Partners announce successful close for new £80m buyout fund

YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has announced the final close of its Buyout Fund II, ahead of target, with £80 million of committed funds and a wave of new high net worth and entrepreneurial investors.

UK start-ups could win £5000 worth of customer research in new competition

To celebrate their new Research Helper service designed to deliver insight in just a three-day turnaround, UX and behavioural research consultancy, SimpleUsability, is offering one UK start-up business the chance to win a research package worth £5000

Simon Says Longstanding Leeds Charity Needs Help During The Coronavirus Crisis

A longstanding Leeds based charity that supports homeless and vulnerable people across West Yorkshire is facing an uncertain future due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused nearly all its fundraising events to be cancelled at a time when increa

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