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Autistic public speaker offers support to Daisy Chain service users

Service users at Daisy Chain, a Teesside-based charity that supports autistic people and their families, have taken part in a Zoom workshop hosted by...

Schofield Sweeney selects homelessness charity to support throughout 2021

A West Yorkshire law firm has chosen West Yorkshire homelessness charity Simon on the Streets as its charity of the year to support throughout 2021.

Daisy Chain urges employers to support autistic colleagues after lockdown

Daisy Chain, the Teesside-based autism charity, is urging employers to support their colleagues with neurodiverse conditions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, warning...

New magazine support launched for Lancashire college students

A new magazine designed to help college students in Lancashire to choose their next career steps has been launched by Future U. ‘The U’ will...

Beyond Housing distribute laptops for school children

Beyond Housing has joined the nationwide campaign to provide laptops for children learning from home during the latest national lockdown. After learning that some pupils...

Stockport Homes Group launch new innovative marketing arm which will focus on social impact

SHG's new service area will help local authorities, housing associations and private companies in the built environment - speak to their customers in a new way.

Alcedo Care Group appoints head of quality and compliance

Fast growing Alcedo Care Group has appointed Catherine Hill from Chester as head of quality and compliance. Taking the lead on all areas of product...

Darlington MP marks start of £1m Carmel College development

Darlington MP Peter Gibson has officially marked the start of a £1m project to create a new sixth form centre at the town’s Carmel...

Rugby club calls out for U-18s to join ‘bonus’ season with pro coaches

A West Yorkshire rugby club is offering its older teen players a ‘bonus’ season for those who lost out due to Covid-19 restrictions and...

Altrincham nursery leads the way with successful apprenticeship scheme

As the name Back to the Garden Childcare suggests, one Altrincham nursery is leading the way in apprenticeships, nurturing individuals, helping them build new...

Apprenticeships “route to recovery”, say training experts

The stories of six young people from across the North West are being highlighted by leading training organisation PHX Training to encourage companies to...

Leeds Manufacturing careers under the spotlight in National Apprenticeship Week

Career opportunities in manufacturing are being highlighted at this year’s virtual Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair taking place this week. More than 130 employers and...

Bellway donates to Whitby’s Pantry in Preston

Leading housebuilder Bellway has made a £300 donation to Whitby’s Pantry, part of the Intact Preston community centre on Whitby Avenue in Ingol.

Leeds financial firm calls on peers to help bridge the digital divide

Leeds-based financial services firm Hitachi Capital have delivered their first 42 machines to Leeds Tech Angels, the campaign to provide laptops to children and...

Five year anniversary for North East family’s charitable trust

The Watson Family Charitable Trust is celebrating five years of supporting local young people and communities in the North East and beyond. The Trust is...

Ground-breaking Programme to Support 110 Female Freelancers Begins in the North West

Over the next 12-weeks, 110 women who are working to launch and grow sustainable businesses in the media, digital, technology and creative sectors in...

Generous Great Northern Raffle car winner donates prize to charity making £45,000 raised for...

The lucky winner of the Great Northern Raffle Christmas draw top prize, a Hyundai i10, donated by Bristol Street Motors, has made a magnificent...

Manchester Agency Recruited by RAF Benevolent Fund

Creative and digital experience agency Access has been recruited by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund following a four-way competitive pitch process.

Mentor sessions help Blackburn students plan for careers

Students from Blackburn are being inspired to explore jobs with the support of our region’s employers. Year 9 and 10 Pupils at Our Lady and...

Handshake calls on industry to shake up graduate recruitment market and close digital divide

Urgent changes are needed in the graduate recruitment sector in order to boost social mobility, close the pervasive digital divide and fuel businesses in...

Plea to support North West job seekers left behind by lockdown

A leading North West training provider has called on the government to ensure job seekers aren’t being left behind as a result of the current lockdown.

In Professional Development sets up specialist division as demand soars

Leadership and management training company In Professional Development has created a new specialist division offering bespoke courses to businesses and organisations across the UK...

New industry-leading partners open up exciting opportunities for Ron Dearing UTC students

Hull’s Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) has brought on board four new, industry-leading partners to open up even more opportunities for its students.

Back to the Garden launches innovative Outdoor Classroom

One Altrincham nursery is leading the way in post-Covid childcare with the launch of an innovative new outdoor classroom and all-seasons learning and exploration space.

Bondgate IT urges North East businesses to donate unwanted laptops to tackle home learning...

Bondgate IT is appealing to North East businesses to donate refurbished laptops to Tees Valley schools and support those lockdown students struggling to access...

Browns Books opens new chapter in growth story with move to Melton West

Educational supplier Browns Books is opening a new chapter in the history of the business by relocating to developer Wykeland Group’s Melton West business park.

Widd Signs reaches new heights with student accommodation project

Widd Signs has completed a five-figure project to design and install external and internal signage at the impressive UNINN Parkside development in Coventry.

Hat-trick of corporate supporters latest to back homelessness charity

West Yorkshire homelessness charity Simon on the Streets has signed up three supporters to its corporate partnership scheme, welcoming Leeds-based IT support firm, Everon, Huddersfield-based Inspired Kitchens and independent bottlers Peg Whisky.

Quiz tech company creates free virtual quiz platform for schools

Quiz tech company SpeedQuizzing has created a new, free to use version of its industry-leading virtual quiz hosting platform specifically for teachers and pupils, as it looks to support both remote and classroom-based learning across the UK during t

Educate Group sets sights on exceeding £3m turnover target as part of major expansion

Educational support services expert Educate Group is aiming to achieve a £3m turnover as it prepares to significantly grow the business over the next...

CDS names Candlelighters as 2021 charity – and kicks off fundraising with £5,500 donation

Yorkshire-headquartered strategic communications agency CDS has started the New Year on a positive note, donating over £5,500 to Candlelighters. Having supported the cause – which...

NHS Covid nurse hopes to win dream wedding by raising money for Daisy Chain

A healthcare assistant at James Cook University Hospital has entered a competition to win a dream wedding, hosted by the Teesside-based autism charity, Daisy...

Leeds Company Cures Backup Ailments For Prestigious College

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has taken the health of its IT system to the next level by enlisting CloudCover 365, from Leeds based cloud computing and disaster recovery specialist, virtualDCS, to back up and protect all its Microsoft 365 ser

Kinaxia Logistics staff bring festive cheer to youngsters with Mission Christmas

Staff at Kinaxia Logistics have brought festive cheer to hundreds of youngsters by supporting the Hits Radio Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal. Kinaxia employees donated more than 600 toys and gifts and over £700 to the appeal.

Community challenges set for county’s young entrepreneurs

Lancashire students have been tasked with supporting communities most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by completing a series of The Apprentice style challenges. Schools and...

Education Round Up on Teacher’s Challenges

Education is one arena that has suffered greatly throughout the 2020 Pandemic. Here, experienced practitioner Scott Biggs explores the industry looking at the challenges that...

Collabco’s continued success

Collabco is pleased to share news of their continued success despite the Covid-19 pandemic and challenging market conditions.

Coalfield appointments support PEAT project in Airedale

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting the 5.7 million people living in former mining communities throughout the UK, has made...

City leaders back groundbreaking new partnership

An innovative and ambitious new partnership, seeking to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in Newcastle and transform the provision of health and social care in the City, has today (17 December) been formally agreed.

PHX Training selected to deliver jobs programme

Leading North West training provider PHX Training has been selected by the government to help deliver its £2 billion jobs scheme for local businesses. PHX...

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