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Latest news from the region’s education and third sector.

Eddisons team in 5,000-mile challenge to raise £5,000 for Brain Tumour Charity

Eddisons’ 30-strong building and project consultancy team are taking part in an ambitious physical challenge to raise £5,000 for the Brain Tumour Charity by...

Burying the past as restrictions ease

A time capsule cataloguing the history of the pandemic for future generations has been buried as lockdown restrictions ease. Children from Rowlands Gill Primary School...

Bold environmental pledge sees Leeds firm invited to No. 10

A pledge to become carbon neutral by 2050 and half emissions by 2030 has seen Leeds-headquartered Bailie Group invited to 10 Downing Street to...

‘Football history’ up for auction as Burnley FC dugouts to be sold online to...

Football fans have a unique opportunity to own a piece of football history later this month, when the dugouts and hand-made seats from Burnley’s...

Collabco Announces Acquisition by Ready Education for Best-in-Class Student Success Offering

Collabco joins forces with Ready Education and StuComm to become the world’s largest student engagement platform provider.

Charity research reveals post pandemic optimism in the third sector

Research carried out by the Kreston Charity Group, which includes Darlington based Clive Owen LLP and James Cowper Kreston, paints a mixed picture of...

Conveyancing team exchange miles for donations with charity fundraiser

A team of residential property conveyancing lawyers and support staff have raised £2,888 for a charity that supports anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Housebuilder helps Huyton primary school

Award-winning housebuilder Bellway has donated 15 tons of pea gravel to Knowsley Lane Primary School, located on Astley Road in Huyton, to help with...

Students urged to take up the climate change challenge with sustainable solutions

Students across the region are being urged to play their part in helping save the planet by getting involved in a new competition to find sustainable climate change solutions.

Burnley FC foodbank hits record, providing over 10,000 meals since January

Escalating demand for help from in and around Burnley has led to the foodbank run by the football club’s charitable arm, Burnley FC in...

Charity presents retailer with award

In recognition of donating over £10,000 worth of flooring, a local charity has presented Flooring Superstore with an award.

Psychologist Launches Acting Project in Schools to Support Student Wellbeing

A new initiative for schools aims to support student’s psychological wellbeing has been launched by Leeds psychologist, Charlotte Armitage.

EyUp! Tech entrepreneur David Richards launches new venture to train developers, generate jobs and...

Technology entrepreneur David Richards has launched a new Yorkshire venture called EyUp to create software developers, generate jobs and invest in start-ups across the...

Telecoms firm signs up to support Burnley FC’s community charity

Merseyside-based B2B telecoms business Communications Plus has signed up to support Burnley FC in the Community, the football club’s charity arm. The award winning St...

Reckitt CEO and CBI Director General visit Hull’s Ron Dearing UTC

The CEO of Reckitt, the world’s leading consumer health, hygiene and nutrition business, has visited Hull’s Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC), reinforcing the company’s commitment to the region and its partnership with the employer-led s

Diane’s lockdown learning worthy of the big screen

A Barrow mum who was struggling to find work during the pandemic has used her spare time during lockdown to complete qualifications and find...

Unity marks Windrush Day with public exhibition set to open next month

Leeds BME housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise has announced that a major exhibition showcasing the ground-breaking contribution of the Windrush Generation to business...

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2021 deploys apprentice task force to help inspire pupils

Bradford’s apprentices are coming out in force to encourage more of the district’s school children to consider a career in manufacturing. A task force of...

Bellway donates mud kitchen to Nether Alderley Primary School

Bellway has donated a mud kitchen to Nether Alderley Primary School.

TransPennine Express Join the Fight to end Loneliness

TransPennine Express (TPE) has joined the fight to end loneliness in the UK by partnering with the Campaign to End Loneliness.

Siddall & Hilton team raises £4,500 for British Heart Foundation and donates a defibrillator...

Welded steel mesh manufacturer Siddall & Hilton Products has succeeded in raising almost £4,500 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and is also donating...

Care home regional manager raises £630 for Dementia UK

A care home regional manager embarked on a 100-mile cycle to raise money for Dementia UK. Sam Armstrong, who works for Healthcare Management Solutions, planned...

Charity golf day raises vital funds for Pendleside Hospice

Nelson-based hotplate manufacturer Sugden has raised over £1,200 for Pendleside Hospice through a charity golf day.

Burnley FC in the Community appoints new head of business partnerships

The community arm of Burnley FC has appointed Ben Bottomley to head its partnership operation, working with businesses to fund its work in and...

PHX secures contract to upskill Lancashire

PHX Training, which has centres in Blackpool, Preston and Morecambe, is working with Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver 1,500 in work qualifications over the next two years.

Eight jobs created at Yorkshire social enterprise to help find work for prison leavers

Ex-offender employment specialist Offploy has been enlisted by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to help get 348 prison leavers ‘work ready’ and...

Little builders visit regeneration project

A group of budding little builders from a school in Scotswood, have been enjoying some very special visits to a live construction site. Pupils, from...

Huddersfield community organisation nominated for National Diversity Award

Huddersfield-based community organisation Conscious Youth has been nominated for the Community Organisation (Age) Award at The National Diversity Awards 2021 in association with ITV...

Charity auction firm gets set for return of live events with help of £200k...

A Harrogate-based events company which is a leader in the field of charity auctions and fundraising is gearing up for the return of live action with the help of £200,000 funding.

PSS and Everton in the Community secure Government funding

The new PSS Growing Together service, in partnership with Everton in the Community, has been awarded part of the Starting Well health and wellbeing...

Lancashire childcare entrepreneur expands into Greater Manchester

Founder of Teddy Towers in Leyland has acquired a Whitefield childcare business in a deal arranged by Bury-based Abacus Day Nursery Sales.

Sci-Tech Daresbury wins award for charity work

Sci-Tech Daresbury has been honoured with a Corporate Supporter Award from Stick ‘n’ Step, a North West based cerebral palsy charity, in recognition of...

Trio of new appointments for Yorkshire homelessness charity

West-Yorkshire-based homelessness charity Simon on the Streets has made three new appointments to its growing team.

Magna welcomes new trustees

Magna Science Adventure Centre has strengthened its board of trustees following the appointment of experienced science teacher Kathryn Boulton-Pratt and public relations specialist Matthew...

Huddersfield community organisation partners with Amazon and receives a £38,000 donation

Huddersfield-based community organisation Conscious Youth has benefitted from a significant financial donation and partnership with Amazon’s affinity group for black employees to continue their...

PlayStation VR pioneer leads unique training academy for the next generation of real-time developers...

The co-founder of the PlayStation VR project is spearheading the training programme at the first Unity Centre of Excellence in the UK at innovation hub HOST, the Home of Skills & Technology at MediaCityUK.

Lancashire’s first virtual career fair for students gets star-studded support

Two local celebrities are joining up to help promote Lancashire’s first ever virtual careers fair for young people next week. Radio 1 DJ Jordan North...

£1.9m contract win for Brandon Medical as Yorkshire manufacturing sector bounces back with 20%...

Brandon Medical, a Leeds-based business that produces operating theatre and intensive care unit equipment for the healthcare industry, has secured a £1.86m contract to...

Minister for the School System sees outstanding employer-led education in action at Ron Dearing...

The Minister for the School System has visited Hull’s Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) for a first-hand look at outstanding employer-engaged education and to discover the keys to its success.

Wedding bells ring for Teesside couple thanks to Daisy Chain competition

Teesside-based autism charity, Daisy Chain, has announced the winners of its ‘Win a Wedding’ competition. Rebecca Baldwin and Sam Wagner raised more than £1,600 for...

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