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North Studio: Boutique wellness hub lands in North Leeds

A game-changing boutique wellness hub designed to train both body and mind has landed in North Leeds just off-Street Lane this week. North Studio...

DSP acquires Leeds-based Explorer UK to create market leading managed services and database technology...

Enterprise IT managed services organisation DSP and Leeds-based Explorer UK, an Oracle consultancy, development and support provider, have been brought together to form one...

Chartered surveyor to occupy new office space in Leeds city centre

A chartered surveying firm has invested more than £60,000 in a prominent, 2,060 sq. ft. office at 64 Wellington Street in Leeds – a...

York-based Employment Law firm grows to eight strong team

Award-winning York-based Employment Law firm, Torque Law, has expanded to become an eight strong team making it the largest employment law specialist in North Yorkshire.

Nursery Retailer, Kiddies Kingdom, Donates 50 Cot Mattresses to Local Baby Bank

Dewsbury-based nursery retailer Kiddies Kingdom has made a hugely generous donation to local baby charity, Rainbow Baby Bank, in Heckmondwike. The much-needed donation, which...

Initiative encourages locals to explore Bradford this summer

“Keeping the sparkle going” is the theme of a new campaign which aims to encourage local people to start exploring Bradford’s hospitality, retail and...

Acquisition strategies and the role of private equity

Roshan Puri, Investment Director, YFM Equity Partners: Buy-and-build, roll-up, bolt-on – these sounds more like manufacturing processes than strategies to grow a business. While the...

Bradford manufacturer Power Sheds in line for two national awards

Bradford based Power Sheds was set up in 2019 by entrepreneurs Jack Sutcliffe and Simon Hobson. They are now manufacturing over 1000 sheds a...

Kirsty’s invest £2M in new factory as free-from food brand target growth via new...

Kirsty’s, the Yorkshire based ‘free-from’ food brand has invested £2M in a new factory that will help the brand achieve their target of doubling the size of the business within three years.

Stunning New Student Accommodation Scheme On Track To Complete This Year

Work on a brand-new £12.5 million student accommodation scheme in Leeds is on target to complete before the end of the year and eager students have already started reserving apartments within the development.

New City Centre Office for Longstanding Leeds Property Firm

Independent property firm, Adair Paxton, is expanding its Leeds city centre office and moving into new premises in a prime location on Wellington Street.

Last Chance For NHS and Care Workers In Leeds To Claim Free Legal Services

There is just one week remaining for NHS and care workers in Leeds to take advantage of a free will writing service being offered by leading law firm, Winston Solicitors.

Investor supports tech firm during lockdown

For Leeds-based data analytics software developer Panintelligence, their experience of the pandemic started earlier and more dramatically than for most UK firms. In the first...

Leeds office market to thrive in 2021

The office market in Leeds is set to skyrocket in 2021 as long as a Coronavirus vaccine is found, according to Leeds based office agency Offices. A new deal for law firm Knights at Majestic in City Square on a 15-year lease is an example.

Yorkshire clean energy business scoops prestigious Institute of Physics award

FeTu, an Elland-based firm whose pioneering green-energy device has global potential to slash CO2 emissions by converting waste heat into electricity, has been awarded the prestigious Institute of Physics (IOP) Business Start-up Award...

Online retailer develops exclusive card range for homeschooling heroes

Online cards and gifts business Love Layla has launched a range of thank you cards aimed at homeschooling heroes. The card designs have come following...

New affordable homes development brings cheer for Leeds residents

Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise has handed over the keys of 30 brand new properties for affordable rent in the north-east of...

Arla teams up with UK hunger charity to provide food education resources for vulnerable...

The UK’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, has joined forces with charity Magic Breakfast to offer free educational materials to help children across...

Seven more promotions at Leeds law firm

A further seven lawyers at Clarion are developing their careers with the Leeds law firm as they receive promotions and rise up the ranks. Stephanie...

Yorkshire-based sustainability business appoints sales director

Craig Walker has joined Yorkshire-headquartered green initiative In the Circle as sales director. With a 25-year track record working in a range of sales and...

Leeds-based Award Winning Human Rights Charity Calls for Support to Shine the Spotlight on...

• Call for the public and service providers to unite and ‘Shine the Spotlight on the reality of honour based abuse in the UK...

My Property Box eyes Leeds acquisition as part of ambitious expansion plans

Specialist letting agent My Property Box has teamed up with a private equity firm as it seeks to expand its operations into West Yorkshire. The...

Grand former hospital transformed into 30 homes in the heart of Cookridge

A grand former hospital building in Cookridge is being given a new lease of life as a stunning new homes development and the first homes, that are available on a shared ownership basis to first time buyers, are almost ready to move into.

Chancellor has wasted a golden opportunity to build new affordable homes

The chief executive of Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise has expressed his disappointment that Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak did not...

Coidan Graphite Reduce Carbon Footprint with New Green Scheme

One of the UK’s leading experts in graphite products has launched an environmental scheme to promote greener practices.

MasterChef star calls on NHS standard deep cleaning service as award-winning Leeds restaurant re-opens

MasterChef star Matt Healy has called upon NTH Solutions’ NHS standard deep cleaning service as his award-winning restaurant, Matt Healy x The Foundry, re-opened...

Former TV and NHS worker launches Leeds oven valeting business

A former TV technician and NHS worker, who spent 12 weeks working as a locum for the York and Scarborough Hospital Trust during the...

Property experts turn to marketing automation to power customer conversations

Home builder specialist Strata has invested in new marketing technology to ultra-personalise its customer comms – resulting in its first tailored email exchange doubling...

Leeds Creative Agency Is On Fire With Latest Contract Win

Keepmoat Homes has appointed Leeds creative agency, OnFire, to brand and produce a full range of marketing literature for more than 40 developments across 16 regions of the UK.

Ten jobs saved with sale of historic Leeds Golf Club

Following a period of accelerated marketing on behalf of the management of Leeds Golf Club, Begbies Traynor in Leeds, has completed the sale of the business and assets of the historic club to Leeds Golf Club 1896 Limited, saving all ten jobs at the c

Financial consultancy firm unveils new M&A-focused webinar series

West Yorkshire-based growth consultancy, The City & Capital Group, has pledged its support to the UK’s financial advisory sector with a series of free...

New Psychological Support Service Launched for Businesses

A new health care service for organisations is set to change the approach and landscape of psychological healthcare support in the workplace.

Is the future for work in Leeds located Out of Town?

Enquiries for out of town offices in Leeds have increased over the last month, as car parking and the ability to social distance enhances the appeal of sites such as Carrwood Park and Thorpe Park Business Park demonstrating a shift away from the city

Brand new jukebox launched for the ultimate music fan

Leeds-based Sound Leisure, Europe’s only classic jukebox manufacturer, has teamed up with world-renowned audio experts Marshall Amplification to manufacture a Marshall branded, vinyl playing jukebox.

Head of Department Promotion Strengthens Family Law Team at Ison Harrison

Yorkshire law firm Ison Harrison has appointed a new head to its private family law division. Sarah Laughey who originally joined the firm’s family law...
Ben Lamb, partner in real estate at Clarion

How the hotel and leisure sector is preparing for survival in a post-Covid world

The global pandemic has caused major disruption in many industries, but perhaps none more so than in the hotel and leisure sector. Last week,...

Bears hunt down historic North Yorkshire venue for latest venture

Popular Knaresborough restaurant and bar, Carriages, has been acquired by a team of talented local entrepreneurs following its closure due to administration earlier this...

Leeds Development For Recovering Addicts Scoops Prestigious Property Award

A residential scheme near Headingley that houses homeless people who are recovering from addictions, has been named Yorkshire’s best residential development at the inaugural Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) Social Impact Awards.

Vet-AI named on annual index of disruptive UK startups

The UK’s longest running index of disruptive new startups, the Startups 100, has released its 2020 lineup, and includes Leeds-based Vet-AI for the second time running.

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