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Leeds-based Phoenix Health and Wellbeing receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development...

A Leeds social wellbeing enterprise founded by Gill Trevor is one of a handful of UK companies to receive a Queen's Award for sustainable development.

“Don’t be an Ironing Board!” Warrington-mum Quits Teaching to Launch Her Own Business

"Don't be an Ironing Board!" Warrington-mum who Raised Both Funds and Spirits at Global Event Quits Teaching to Launch Her Own Business Empowering Other...

Protect Your Dog and A Donation Will Be Made

A local, dog loving, aerial and CCTV specialist has made a pledge to help people in the North East protect their pups from strangers,...

Developer helps bring live outdoor theatre back to Hull

Leading developer Wykeland Group is helping bring live outdoor theatre back to Hull.

Everton in the Community promises Blue Family initiative will continue post-pandemic

Everton in the Community has marked more than one year since the launch of its Blue Family scheme, thanking fans, local businesses and volunteers...

North East Businesses With Purpose

An exciting concept is due to launch in the North East, which will marry together conscious consumers with businesses who have a purpose or...

In Professional Development achieves record revenues after pandemic pivot

Leadership and management training company In Professional Development is toasting a record year after successfully pivoting its business model during the pandemic.

Homelessness charity’s ‘Little Sleep In’ returns for second year

Families are invited to take part in West Yorkshire homelessness charity’s ‘Little Sleep In’ for a second year on Friday 7th May.

Georgie thanks Carlisle training company who rebuilt confidence

A 21-year-old young woman from Carlisle has thanked a local training provider for helping her to rebuild her confidence and gain new qualifications to...

Lancashire-based Connect Childcare offers free management software to smaller childcare providers

Connect Childcare has launched its free childcare tool, foundations™. The software is aimed at childminders, after school clubs, and smaller nurseries and has been...

Kind Hearted Cascaders To Walk 1 Million Steps for Older People

The team at Cascade Cash Management has come together to take up a month long challenge to raise funds for Age UK Northumberland. Conceived by...

Digital recruitment market opens doors – but businesses must guard against “Netpotism”

Digital recruitment market opens doors – but businesses must guard against “Netpotism” • Nearly half (49%) of businesses feel technology has the potential to level...

A Stockport based online estate agent launches a new home-selling service to improve the...

Three Sixty – a local company known for giving a vast proportion of its profits back to community projects, has announced the expansion of...

Jobs boom set to help North West recovery

Hundreds of new jobs are being earmarked to help people in the North West get back into employment following the pandemic. PHX Training, which helps...

Wharton Construction uses indoor market project to inspire pupils to use STEM skills

Creative youngsters have produced their own vision for the future of Darlington Victorian Market as part of a design competition run by Wharton Construction...

Bee Inspired Live – Empowering Business Event led by The Queen Bee, Dani Wallace,...

It’s lights, camera, action as the entrepreneurial hive hots up for a 2-day, all you can eat buffet to nourish your life and business... This...

Outstanding rated nursery bought by local businesswoman

A North East entrepreneur has expanded her chain of outstanding rated children’s day nurseries after the completion of her latest acquisition in Stockton.

Everton in the Community unveils new-look website to support new regular-giving campaign

Everton in the Community – the official charity of Everton Football Club – has unveiled a brand new regular-giving campaign that gives people the...

Pioneering North West Charity, Pure Innovations, look forward to a future helping more people...

Leading Greater Manchester charity Pure Innovations looks to bolster its reputation in the North West after a key appointment of full-service marketing agency, Home...

Sonocent receives accreditation from Best Companies

Sonocent has been awarded a two-star accreditation from the Best Companies in the first year of entering Sonocent, a Leeds-based company specialising in technology to...

Leeds gas distributor donates cash and building materials to local charity

A Leeds gas distributor has donated money and building materials to a local charity which supports the vulnerable in Leeds, as it builds the...

Law firm Bromleys chooses The Trussell Trust as its charity of the year

Staff at Bromleys Solicitors have chosen The Trussell Trust as their charity of the year for 2021. The law firm plans a range of fundraising activities during the year.

Bellway adds to outdoor area at Wistaston Academy

Award-winning housebuilder Bellway has partnered up with Wistaston Academy to help enhance the school’s reception outdoor area. Part of a wider project to adapt its...

New challenge set for Lancashire’s young writers

A competition to find the next generation of Lancashire’s talented young writers has returned for the second year. The Future Writers project has been launched...

100,000 Thank-yous going to UK hospitals to show gratitude to frontline workers

Vyne sponsors the ‘Posters for the People’ street campaign in Leeds by printing 100,000 pieces of art as stickers. The stickers are to put onto all products supplied to NHS hospitals and the community. The pieces of art convey positive messages.

Chester care home blossoms with new gardening club

A group of green-fingered residents at a Chester care centre have formed a new gardening club, with the aim of further enhancing the home’s...

Building friendships and communities before starting university – the critical role of digital connectivity

In response to the current lockdown restrictions, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has taken a digital first approach to supporting applicants that will be starting university in September using applicant connection platform CampusConnect.

Access Launches Madagascar Charity Challenge for WaterAid

The team at Manchester digital agency Access are going the extra mile for their client WaterAid with an epic charity challenge that will see them cover 5,777 miles - the distance from Manchester to Madagascar - by foot, bike and rowing machine!

MCR Services assist Vegetarian Society in North East food bank initiative

MCR Services is supporting the Vegetarian Society, a national charity, by delivering 7,600 meal boxes to food banks throughout the North East. The Cramlington-based firm...

Collabco reaches the Nordics with new Danish institution partnership

The partnership hopes to be a showcase for providing a seamless student experience on mobile devices

National Lottery Funding Surprise for Community Champion, Zafar

Sahara in Preston, a voluntary group supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and Eastern European women, will receive a £323,851 funding boost from...

Recruitment firm to tackle youth unemployment with 124 paid-for candidates

With levels of youth unemployment at their highest since 2016, Offploy – an organisation which offers jobseeker support to socially-excluded people – is urging...

Broadband postcode lottery limiting learners, says training specialist

A leading Cumbrian training provider has called on the government to improve internet access in rural areas of the county to ensure people out...

Handshake report highlights tough graduate jobs market, offers tech powered solution

A new report from Handshake shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly affecting graduates’ ability to find jobs, and for SMEs to find graduate...

Female homelessness highlighted ahead of International Women’s Day

Simon on the Streets, a West-Yorkshire homelessness charity is raising awareness of female rough sleepers ahead of International Women’s Day this year.

Hard-pressed charities get lockdown boost on Belle Vue buses

A transport company is giving hard-pressed charities and community groups in Greater Manchester a welcome boost by providing them with £25,000 of free advertising on its buses.

How to support the wellbeing needs of a child within a 21st Century school

For over 30 years, schools have managed data using Management Information Systems (MIS). These systems digitally capture data of people that are within the...

Stolle EMS Group donates to Broughton House as thank-you to Covid testing troops

A manufacturing company has donated £1,500 to the UK’s first veteran care village as a thank-you to the army for carrying out a Covid-19 testing programme among its 210-strong workforce.

Law firm gets a move on for its latest challenge

Leeds-based law firm Ison Harrison has launched the Yorkshire Law Firm Challenge which encourages staff from its 15 Yorkshire branches to clock up the miles as well as raise funds for five charitable causes.

Hotter celebrates £120k fundraising milestone with launch of daffodil wellington boot design

Hotter Shoes, the UK’s biggest footwear manufacturer, is celebrating raising more than £120,000 for Marie Curie with the launch of its latest limited edition...

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