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Use your time and gain the skills, says training specialist

A regional training specialist is highlighting its free learning on offer during the current downtime as a way of constructively helping people’s job prospects for now and the future.

Local mum and author creates book to help children through coronavirus

A Yorkshire-based mum and businesswoman has created a storybook to reassure children throughout these uncertain times.

Pop-up shop launches at University Hospital of North Tees for NHS staff during COVID-19

University Hospital of North Tees has launched a pop-up shop to provide NHS staff with essential groceries during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Agile INPD champions the virtual classroom

Agile INPD champions the virtual classroom

Leadership and management training company In Professional Development has brought forward its plans to expand online by switching its face-to-face programmes to a virtual classroom during the coronavirus crisis.

Affordable homes scheme boosts Cleckheaton regeneration

A former derelict site close to Cleckheaton town centre has been transformed into an impressive affordable housing development by Unity Homes and Enterprise. Seven brand...

Yorkshire Bed Maker Launches Urban Tree Planting Scheme in Local Community

One of Great Britain’s most innovative bed manufacturers, Harrison Spinks, has enhanced its sustainability credentials further by planting 90 native British broad leaf trees at Sharp Lane Primary School in South Leeds. The company has also committed

Harrogate-based Indian food entrepreneur offers free meals to those in need during Coronavirus outbreak

A Harrogate-based food entrepreneur is offering free Indian ready meals to vulnerable people in North Yorkshire during the Coronavirus outbreak. Monalisa, who launched her business...

Young fundraiser rewarded for helping cancer patients

A Bishop Auckland youngster has been presented with an award for his efforts to support a charity that helps local people living with cancer. Stephen...

Leeds Students Take on Shopping Centre Sustainability Challenge

Students from secondary schools across West Yorkshire have been taking part in a special challenge to create and design a reusable water bottle that will be sold at White Rose Shopping Centre.

PHX Training partners with JTL to introduce new fast track course to help young...

Regional training provider, PHX Training, has joined forces with the leading national training provider for electrical and heating & plumbing apprenticeships, JTL, to introduce traineeships designed to help young adults in Cumbria get their first tas

Postponed event feeds the homeless

Yorkshire Choice Awards event organisers and Leeds United Elland Road donate hundreds of meals to Yorkshire homeless charities after their awards event postponed

Begbies Traynor supports Bradford children’s charity

Begbies Traynor, the UK’s leading independent insolvency firm, is the latest Yorkshire business to lend its support to One in a Million, a Bradford-based charity that works with disadvantaged children and young people across the city.

Thirteen supporting young people in Middlesbrough

Housing organisation Thirteen is providing further support to the Netherfields area of Middlesbrough by funding projects for young people living in the neighbourhood. Thirteen has...

Acclaimed Manchester Met sporting director qualification opens for applications

The Masters of Sporting Directorship (MSD) leadership course, delivered by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School since 2014, has opened for applications to join its next cohort of students when the course kicks off once again in Septembe

Get Up To Speed To Host Preview Event For SEND Pupils

Get up to Speed 2020, Yorkshire’s largest annual employer-inspired science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM) and construction careers spectacular, will host an hour-long Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) friendly preview.

Female homelessness highlighted ahead of International Women’s Day

Simon on the Streets, a West-Yorkshire homelessness charity has joined forces with students from the University of Leeds RAG society and Leeds Street Outreach to raise awareness of female rough sleepers ahead of International Women’s Day.

Darlington law firm pledges to support new cancer facility

Latimer Hinks Solicitors is pledging to support an appeal to help fund a new purpose-built cancer facility at the University Hospital of North Durham. The...

Networx3 bosses meet Lancashire teenage jobseekers to talk interview fails and winning in the...

Networx3’s bosses will be inspiring teenagers with their stories about smashing through glass ceilings and job interview hacks next month. Founder and managing director Ian...

Pyjama donation set to bring ‘comfort and kindness’ to Marie Curie hospice patients

Staff at a Steeton-based manufacturer have donated more than 40 pairs of pyjamas and collected £400 for patients at Bradford’s Marie Curie hospice. Caren Larkman-Ayre...

York business leaders challenged to fight homelessness by CEO sleepout

CEO Sleepout is challenging bosses from companies across York to take part in its next event held in the city. On 16 April 2020 at...

Legal recruiters reach fundraising goal for Francis House Children’s Hospice

Employees from Manchester legal recruitment consultancy Interlink Recruitment, have raised more than £6,000 for Francis House Children’s Hospice in two years of charity fundraising...

Teesside student is named as latest Millman Scholar by Materials Processing Institute

The Materials Processing Institute has announced the latest Millman Scholar during a Postgraduate Research Symposium in London. Robert Hillier of Ingleby Barwick, is currently in...

Women in Stanley to get the support they need thanks to funding

The Just for Women Centre in Stanley, which launched just short of nine years ago to provide support for women that have experienced domestic...

A bright future is clear as Leeds skin and hair clinic shows enterprise

A Leeds company specialising in the use of high-power lasers for cosmetic purposes has quadrupled its presence at Chapeltown Enterprise Centre. LaserClear now occupies four...

PHX donation helps charity combat mental health issues

A north west regional training provider has dug deep to support a mental health charity.

Absurd asks Alexa in campaign to slash electrical fires

Manchester agency Absurd has worked with Electrical Safety First on a life-saving campaign to slash the number of electrical fires in the UK. Tasked with...

Yorkshire chooses to support homeless at awards ceremony

A West-Yorkshire based homelessness charity has been announced as the charity to benefit from the funds raised at a regional awards ceremony.

Bellway brings new books to local primary school

To coincide with World Book Day on Thursday 5th March, Bellway has donated £300 to Bryn St Peter’s Church of England Primary School, on...

Tech charity launches data science research project

The David and Jane Richards Family Foundation is taking part in a major research project to evaluate and develop its new data science curriculum. The...

Housing association invites community to support new volunteer scheme

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has called on the Bradford and Keighley community to get involved in its new volunteer scheme which is about to...

Yorkshire Businesses collaborate on unique ‘Changing Places’ facility to help tackle isolation

Dedicated to providing an accessible and inclusive environment, Yorkshire-based businesses, Innova Care Concepts and Portakabin, worked with PAMIS and the National Galleries of Scotland...

New partnership leave apprentices ‘loving carpets’

A new partnership is providing apprenticeship opportunities for young people at a well-known flooring retail chain.

Interview guarantee for Fylde job seekers

A partnership between a regional training provider PHX Training and Jobcentre Plus is guaranteeing job interviews for all learners on a new course.


More than 150 hotel businesses across the UK and Europe are now working with Charity Escapes, raising more than £350,000 for charities and boosting...

‘Time for continuity’ following PM’s appointment of tenth Housing Minister in ten years

Ali Akbor OBE, Chief Executive of Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise, has called on Boris Johnson to allow new Housing Minister Christopher...

£10,000 push up in funding supports over 50’s fitness in Cumbria

Fit 4 Life, a Social Entrerprise which delivers health and rehabilitation exercise for Over 50’s and people with chronic health conditions, will be able...

Middlesbrough firm calls for education secretary to tackle literacy crisis

Lexonik, an award-winning company that specialises in instructing teachers and tutors on how to deliver literacy training, has called on the education secretary to...

Coalfields cash ensures brain injury survivors are never forgotten

Headway Rotherham, which has been improving the lives of people suffering from brain injuries for close to 30 years, has secured £10,000 from the...

Historic friendly society celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with search for new team member

Several former apprentices have gone on to forge successful financial services careers at Healthy Investment.

Women set to ‘feel good’ with Coalfields cash

Feel Good CIC, which aims to improves the wellbeing of residents living across the North East, is launching a women-only initiative after securing almost...