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New Artisan Food Award Launches in Yorkshire

Nominations are being sought from producers in Yorkshire and the North of England for a new artisan food award – the ‘Britannia Artisan Food...

Another 40 apprentices to join JCT600 in 2020

With over 100 apprentices already in the business, Yorkshire-based automotive retailer JCT600 is planning to recruit at least another 40 young people this year.

Bellingham Now Live At Production Park

Bellingham IT, the Wakefield based technology solutions specialist, has been awarded the IT support contract for Production Park, the UK’s leading live events community...

Online card and gift retailer delivers best Christmas ever.

Fast-growing online cards and gifts business Love Layla has enjoyed its best Christmas trading period since it launched four years ago. The Pontefract based firm...

Prime Minister must work with housing associations to combat Brexit turbulence – CEO

The chief executive of one of the country’s most prominent BME-led housing associations has called on Boris Johnson to engage with the sector as...

Latest quarter shows slight improvement for Yorkshire’s beleaguered retail sector

Bricks-and-mortar shops in Yorkshire and the Humber have seen a slight uplift in their fortunes quarter on quarter according to the latest research from insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.

Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan visits Yorkshire

The eagerly awaited Black Badge Cullinan was unveiled in Yorkshire at a special event hosted by JCT600 to mark the launch of the latest addition to the Rolls-Royce portfolio of iconic, luxury vehicles.

Leeds vehicle safety firm expands with £3m investment in Midlands site

Auto engineering and vehicle safety firm SM UK has expanded with a £3m investment in a new 13,000 sq ft vehicle conversion workshop in the Midlands.

IR35 legislation could create opportunity says Hortor

Introduced in 2000, IR35 is a legislation imposed by HMRC which seeks to deter tax avoidance by implementing a strict set of criteria that...

Plastiserve expands and agrees five-year lease with Towngate plc

Plastiserve Limited, an existing tenant of the Towngate-owned Unit 7 Ashfield Close, Whitehall Road, Leeds has expanded – and agreed a new five-year lease...

Delete Graduates with Joint Honours to Deliver Leeds Beckett’s New Digital Marketing Strategy and...

Following two separate competitive tender and pitch processes, Delete was selected to deliver a digital marketing strategy focused on student recruitment, while also being chosen to deliver the University’s new digital platform for 2020.

Managing Director Joins iSource Group to Support Growth

iSource Group, the IT, digital and change management recruitment specialist based in Yorkshire and delivering services throughout the UK, has welcomed Andrew Haldenby as...

TOMY Are Bringing Smiles This Christmas at Leeds General Infirmary

Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year spent at home with loved ones, giving and receiving the most exciting and entertaining...

Marshall’s Mill community donates 186 gifts to Leeds Women’s Aid

The community of businesses based at Marshall’s Mill and The Round Foundry, along with neighbours at the Round Foundry Media Centre, have collected and...

International Architecture Practice BDP Opens Leeds Studio

Major international interdisciplinary architecture and engineering practice, BDP, has announced the opening of a new studio in Leeds following the delivery of a series of successful high-profile projects in the city.

Yorkshire manufacturer strengthens team with new recruit

Europe’s only manufacturer of vinyl playing jukeboxes has appointed a new recruit to its manufacturing capabilities.

Don’t forget the Bear Essentials: polar bear on the loose in Leeds

A polar bear was on the loose in Leeds yesterday (18 December) as Yorkshire Water reminded customers to remember the ‘bear’ essentials this winter to keep their homes winter ready.

£35bn global currency specialist plugs in slick automation to power marketing performance

International foreign exchange firm moneycorp has appointed a specialist Yorkshire agency to manage its performance marketing activity.

Popcorn, Ushers and the Takeover of a Cinema – LeedsAgency Beats Off Competition with...

Leeds-based branding agency ALLGOOD is celebrating having been appointed the branding and marketing agency for The Broadway shopping centre, a retail and leisure destination in Bradford after winning a show-stopping four-way pitch...

Creative Marketing Services appoints two more digital specialists

Leeds-based Creative Marketing Services, the region’s longest established marketing agency, has strengthened its award-winning digital team with the appointment of two more specialists.

Virgin Holidays Opens Unique Store at Leeds’ White Rose Shopping Centre – Complete With...

The travel company has launched its latest ‘v–room’ store where customers can enjoy a holiday booking experience with a difference.

Leeds, Bradford & Huddersfield blue plaques unveiled in memory of homeless

West Yorkshire homeless charity Simon on the Streets has unveiled 12 blue plaques in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, intended to highlight some of the cases they have worked with over the last twenty years.

Recruitment director supports Hortor vision

Hortor, the global strategic resourcing consultancy, has promoted Niall Cook to Recruitment Director to support the company’s ambitious five-year plan to become a £100m...

User experience consultancy strengthens team with new appointment

A Yorkshire-based user experience and behavioural research consultancy has appointed a new sales executive.
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JCT600 welcomes new Aston Martin DBX SUV to Yorkshire

JCT600 celebrated the launch of the new Aston Martin SUV, which was unveiled last month by the iconic car marque, when the latest DBX...

Leeds EdTech startup Synap signs exclusive contract with University of Law

Leeds-based online learning platform, Synap, has today announced that it has entered an exclusive partnership with legal education provider The University of Law.

Ring remains in charge with innovative jump starter powerpack

Ring, the leading European lighting and automotive aftermarket specialist based in Leeds, is powering up its innovative range of lithium jump starters with the...

Collaboration is key for retailers and landlords in 2020

The owner of an independent shop in Leeds Corn Exchange has advised that whatever challenges 2020 may bring to retailers, he is confident that a collaborative approach with property owners is the key to success.

Fast-growth bathroom distributor acquires second site

Family-run bespoke bathroom specialist Harrison Bathrooms has signed a 10-year lease on a newly-refurbished Towngate PLC property in Leeds. Keeping its existing office and warehouse...

Leeds-Based Logistics Supplier Announces Unprecedented Growth

A Leeds-based logistics company, has seen excessive growth this year. With over 80% year on year growth, it is not only the fastest growth ever seen for the UK branch, it’s also putting Leeds on the map within this international company.

Craftbar serves up winning cocktail recipe for proud Leeds United fans in Club’s centenary...

A Leeds-based mobile craft drinks business is helping Leeds United fans celebrate the club’s centenary in style after creating a cocktail dedicated to the...

Law firm’s Leeds office rallies to help raise £32,000 for brain injury charity

Law firm’s Leeds office rallies to help raise £32,000 for brain injury charity

MEPC Raises a Glass with Leeds’ Hoist House

Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC has today announced Hoist House as the latest occupier to join the Wellington Place community. Set to open at 4pm...

Two new deals at Leeds Marshall’s Mill

Two new deals have been secured at Marshall’s Mill, part of The Round Foundry and Marshall’s Mill estate on the South Bank of Leeds....

Leeds Property Company Acquires City Centre Estate Agent

Longstanding Leeds based property company, Adair Paxton, has significantly increased the number of city centre rental apartments it manages, after acquiring boutique estate agency firm, Hudson Moody Wass.

Woven Agency appointed by Legal & General-backed £2bn start-up, Guild Living

Woven announced as the lead strategic and creative partner to Guild Living to revolutionise later living.

Veterinary tech startup partners with Animal Friends Insurance

Vet-AI, an award-winning Leeds-based startup which formed to give pet owners access to affordable and convenient veterinary care, has exclusively partnered with one of the UK’s largest pet insurers, Animal Friends.

Quiz app firm sees record growth

SpeedQuizzing, the York-based tech company that’s revolutionising the pub quiz through its industry leading app, recorded its strongest ever trading month in November, as it remains on track to become a £1m business within the next couple of years.

New Business Wins Lead to Branding Agency Expansion

Branding agency Spiral Communications has expanded and taken additional office space in a deal negotiated by Leeds-based Carter Towler

Award delight for Mumtaz restaurants ahead of UK expansion plans

Leading Asian food brand plans seven figure investment in new restaurants outside Yorkshire. Mumtaz restaurant in Bradford has been awarded the prestigious Restaurant of the Year title (North East region) for the second year running in the British

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