Major changes taking place to trade union laws

Lately, it appears that a week doesn’t go by without news of more strike action taking place across the country, from junior doctors to train drivers to airline pilots. The government introduced major changes to strike laws through the Trade Union Act 2016 but, up to now, the changes contained in this law were waiting to be brought in to effect. From 1 March 2017, the important provisions will come in to force.

Leeds based Prohibition wins major social media brief from Northumbria University

Leeds-based PR and social media specialist agency, Prohibition, has won a major social media brief from Northumbria University, that will see it developing a...

Flying high! Local pupil’s birdhouse built at Hexham housing development

A talented pupil of Hexham East First School has seen her birdhouse design come to life at David Wilson Homes’ Woodland Rise development. Six-year-old Abby Armstrong, the winner of the design competition held by the local housebuilder, returned to Woodland Rise to view the newly built birdhouse for the first time.

ConferenceLeeds’ conference ambassador programme gathers momentum with Media Yorkshire link up

ConferenceLeeds has continued to champion the digital sector in the city, through a link-up with Media Yorkshire and Leeds Digital Festival. The collaboration comes as part of ConferenceLeeds’ conference ambassador programme, which aims to support industry leaders in bringing sector-specific conferences and events to Leeds.

Heir hunter boosts Taylor&Emmet probate team

Sheffield solicitors, Taylor&Emmet LLP, is expanding its growing wills and probate department with the appointment of a specialist in complicated intestacy cases.

New Finance Director appointed at Barratt Developments North East after impressive year for sales

Leading housebuilder, Barratt Developments North East, has announced the appointment of Carl Sobolewski as its new Finance Director following another record year for the five-star property developer. Previous Finance Director, Scott Martin, has taken up the role as the division’s Managing Director.

BDP Manchester studio’s UK-first bridge design for the Ordsall Chord

The design vision of the BDP Manchester studio and its Transport Architect Director Peter Jenkins is being brought to life in the mammoth civil...

New funding deal secures North Yorkshire homes development

Gregory Property Group has started construction to build several new family homes in Monk Fryston in North Yorkshire following a funding deal secured with...

Renewable energy business being built on former North East coal-mining village

The renewable energy industry has just got hotter with the launch of a new North East based business. Jörd Energy - which specialises in commercial...

Cyber-attacks cost Leeds’ economy £57 million in 2016

Last year saw a surge in global companies including Yahoo, social giant LinkedIn and even the administration team of American presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton, suffered reputational damage due to significant IT hacks. However, it seems that Leeds’ businesses also took a hit, with almost two thirds (62%) being targeted by hackers in the last 12 months, costing the local economy £57 million.