Fifty is the magic number for Alan

A leading light in Yorkshire’s business world has called time on an illustrious career spanning fifty years in accountancy. Alan Wintersgill has stepped down as a consultant with top ten UK accountancy and business advisory firm Azets in Bradford exactly half a century after he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1974. He opened his…

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C-Kore Systems receives a Third Royal Award

C-Kore Systems Limited from Escrick, York have been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade 2024 due to their outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over 3 years.  This is their third award in just over 5 years, having already received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation in 2019 and a…

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Yorkshire garden centre group smashes its fundraising target for its Charity of the Year

The team at Yorkshire Garden Centres is celebrating after raising over £24,000 for its 2023 Charity of the Year, Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The teams at Yorkshire Garden Centres’ four sites at Tong, Tingley, Otley and Bingley had aimed to raise £19,000 for the independent charity that relies solely on donations to provide its lifesaving rapid…

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White Rose celebrates Leeds community champions

White Rose Shopping Centre has honoured heroes from South Leeds and beyond at its annual Community Awards this week (2nd May), with recipients including charity leaders, landscaping specialists, and campaigning centre visitors. The Community Awards celebrate the incredible local people working hard to benefit their local community. 2024 winners include:  Lyn Morgan, a regular White…

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Celeb chef hosts dinner kickstarting £32million Bradford College redevelopment

Over 40 VIP guests attended a launch dinner at The Grove Restaurant to hear about exciting plans set to transform Bradford College Hosted by former MasterChef finalist Exose Grant, the event showcased several of the College’s extensive construction projects, which will soon take shape. Projects include new £3.5m vocational T Level facilities, a £6.9m refurbishment…

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City of York Council Executive to consider new Corporate Improvement Framework

City of York Council’s Executive is set to discuss a new Corporate Improvement Framework, developed by the Chief Operating Officer, in consultation with the Corporate Leadership Group (Corporate Directors, Directors and Assistant Directors). The move comes as part of a programme of work to deliver the new Council Plan, ‘One City, for all’ – agreed…

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Teesside Airport secures Eastern Airways as new operator for Aberdeen service

Teesside International Airport has secured an agreement with Eastern Airways as the new operator for flights to Aberdeen.    Initially the new daily flights will be the only direct service from the North-East to Aberdeen when they begin on Monday 20th May, operating daily weekdays and Sundays before increasing to twice daily from Monday 9th…

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Leeds Digital Careers Fair 2024: Inspiring Tech Talent In The Region

As Leeds digital economy grows, so too does Leeds Digital Careers Fair (LDCF24) 2024.  Delivered by Employment and Skills at Leeds City Council, this pivotal event aims to inspire individuals who are not currently working in digital or tech, providing a place for people to explore diverse career paths and training courses, and to connect…

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Rollits recruits experienced accountant to support Private Capital team

An experienced accountant who has held senior positions with firms across the region has joined leading law firm Rollits as Trust Administrator to the Private Capital team based at its York office. Clare Stones attended Joseph Rowntree Secondary School in York and then embarked on her career in accountancy, completing her Association of Accounting Technicians…

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Outsourcing delivers double-digit growth

Demand for outsourced services has increased by 20% at UK top 10 accountancy and business advisory firm Azets in Yorkshire. It has recorded the year-on-year revenue growth with a series of significant five-figure instructions from medium to large owner-managed businesses across the region. The firm’s Accountancy and Business Advisory (ABAS) team says the traditional image…

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Castle Howard presents first major exhibition by a contemporary artist

Internationally renowned sculptor Tony Cragg presents a landmark exhibition at Castle Howard this summer. Tony Cragg at Castle Howard (3 May – 22 September 2024) is the first major exhibition by a leading contemporary artist to be held across the house and grounds of the historic estate. Castle Howard is Britain’s most famous country house,…

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Yorkshire Building Society welcomes new Chair at Annual General Meeting and donates £25,000 to Fareshare

Yorkshire Building Society welcomed new chair Annemarie Durbin at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Met Hotel in Leeds last week. Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of all resolutions, including the appointment of board members, and in so doing raised £25,000 for FareShare, the mutual’s charity partner. The Society donated 20p for every vote…

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Major acquisition for Leeds based Privilege Executive Cars

After months of hard work, Privilege Executive Cars are proud to announce our acquisition of Elite Voyager Chauffeur Travel. This acquisition will further increase our presence in the industry whilst expanding our client base, executive fleet, and chauffeurs to further provide a quality, safe and professional service. “We look forward to working with all our…

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York St John students take over York Theatre Royal for week-long arts festival 

Performance students from York St John University will take over York Theatre Royal in May as part of the Takeover 2024: In The Limelight festival.   Now in its twelfth year – but the fourth run exclusively by York St John students – the Takeover Festival gives young people the opportunity to gain valuable real-life work…

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Vinyl record manufacturing start-up takes on new premises in York

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that it has advised start-up business Vinyl Press UK Ltd, on the lease of 2,500 sq. ft premises at Monks Cross – the first pressing plant of its kind in the city of York. Vinyl Press was established by musical entrepreneurs Lucy Johnson (managing director), Neville Proctor…

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York businesses help support local young people leaving care

Young care leavers in York have been able to learn new skills, increase their independence and get life-enriching experiences thanks to the support of local businesses. City of York Council has been working with local businesses to help care leavers gain access to work experience, training and employment opportunities. The partnership has included GMI’s bespoke ‘Construction…

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Bradford Bulls Foundation’s May Heritage Lunch to feature Head Coach Eamon O’Carroll

The Bradford Bulls Foundation is delighted to announce the upcoming May Heritage Lunch, featuring a special appearance by Bradford Bulls Head Coach, Eamon O’Carroll. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 30th, 2024, at Bartercard Odsal Stadium. The Heritage Lunch, a beloved tradition hosted by the Bradford Bulls Foundation, occurs on the…

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New initiative launched to boost girls’ participation in sports and elevate female coaches across Europe

With girls in Europe four times less likely than boys to engage in organised sport1, the new initiative ICOACHGIRLS (ICG), led by researchers from Leeds Beckett University, aims to promote physical activity and sport amongst primary school-age girls. Co-funded by the European Union, with Leeds Beckett University’s Dr. Ruth Brazier managing the programme, ICG is…

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Leeds Beckett University using AI to support autism and ADHD diagnosis and services

Leeds Beckett University is leading a new project to develop ways of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support the diagnosis of ADHD and autism in adults, and to help with prioritisation of services. In partnership with South-West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT), computing experts at Leeds Beckett aim to digitise the Trust’s adult ADHD…

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New temporary road reopens after work to remove parts of Queen Street Bridge

Following two weekends of intensive work, significant progress has been made on the Station Gateway project which looks to transform the area around York’s historic railway station. The past two weekends have seen Queen Street Bridge closed to all users. The first weekend saw the completion of a temporary diversion road. The second saw work…

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AAB’S Restructuring & Recovery team grows to support businesses in challenging times

AAB, the tech-enabled business critical services group, has announced a significant appointment to its Restructuring & Recovery team. Glasgow-based Phil Dunn has joined AAB as Restructuring & Recovery Director, bringing over 20 years restructuring experience within three of the big 4 accounting firms. With Phil’s appointment, the Restructuring & Recovery department now comprises 28 professionals…

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University’s All About Respect project secures Home Office funding to tackle sexual harm and hate crime among teenagers

Project to address harassment and unwanted sexual behaviour expands to include schools and colleges in York. York St John University is pleased to announce the expansion of its ground-breaking All About Respect (AAR) project to tackle gender-based violence and harassment. All About Respect in Education has already caught the attention of the Home Office as…

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Q1 trading update – strong system support performance and balance sheet refinancing

Highlights Strong system support and generation performance during first three months of 2024 Full year 2024 expectations for Adj. EBITDA(1) in line with analysts’ consensus estimates(2) New balance sheet facilities further extending maturity profile £408 million(3) of term-loans with three to five year maturities €350 million five-year (2029) bond Repayment of 2025 bonds Notice of…

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Drivetech launches driver training course to boost minibus safety

Drivetech, part of The AA, is on a mission to improve safety while traveling by minibus with the launch of its latest dedicated driver training course. Minibus Safe Drive has been specifically designed to support minibus drivers with the unique range of skills required, as well as improve driver and passenger wellbeing. With minibuses in…

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Relentless dedication earns Housing Hero status for Carolina

Carolina Padovezi de Oliveira, Corporate Project Manager at Manningham Housing Association (MHA) in Bradford, has been shortlisted in the Inspirational Colleague of the Year category for the Housing Heroes Awards 2024. Organised by Inside Housing magazine, the awards celebrate “the leaders, innovators and changemakers across the housing sector.” Originally from Brazil, Carolina joined MHA as…

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From balaclavas to ballgowns

One of the biggest suppliers of police protective equipment in the UK is turning its hand to couture fashion in a new venture with one of Yorkshire’s top designers. MLA, based near Pocklington, will be launching items from a collection, designed by Yorkshire born James Steward, at York Fashion Week in May. The company, which…

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SMH appoints new director to leadership team

Leading Yorkshire and Derbyshire based Chartered Accountants, SMH Group, have appointed ACCA qualified Senior Manager, James Salim to Director at their Sheffield office. James will also be appointed as RI of Sutton McGrath Hartley. James qualified in 2016 following a number of years with a large regional practice, joining SMH Group as a Client Manager…

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Ebor Lecture: Professor Rupert Read explores climate change emergency

Spiritual orientation, climate chaos and reconnecting with nature will all be under the microscope in the first Ebor Lecture of 2024 Professor Rupert Read, Co-Director of the Climate Majority Project and Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia, will share his thoughts on eco-spirituality in his Ebor Spring lecture, Earth-Hope, at York St John…

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Andrew Jackson welcomes associate to family law team

Regional law firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP has welcomed Kerri Beaumont as an associate, marking further growth for its highly regarded family law practice. With many years’ family law experience, Kerri’s experience covers all legal aspects concerning relationship breakdown, including financial disputes, child arrangements and divorce. Kerri also has significant experience in advising on disputes…

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CISI appoints Hannah Daniel, Chartered MCSI, as new president of the Yorkshire branch committee

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is delighted to announce Hannah Daniel, Chartered MCSI, as the new president of the Yorkshire committee. She takes over from Rebecca Keating, Chartered MCSI. Hannah is an investment manager at LGT Wealth Management based in Leeds. She has over eight years of experience in wealth management and…

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The Big One is back! Next Gen Edition

The Big One is back at Bartercard Odsal Stadium next Wednesday – but this time, it’s the turn of the Next Gen! Our Scholarship side will do battle with Leeds Rhinos’ Scholars from 7:00pm – and we’re targeting a four figure crowd! A raft of internationals have come through both sides junior pathways in years gone…

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Reminder: second Queen Street bridge closure to take place this weekend

City of York Council is reminding residents and visitors that a second road closure will take place this weekend as part of the Station Gateway project. This follows the first closure which took place last weekend and saw the creation of the new temporary diversion road. Queen Street Bridge, the new temporary road and the…

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The Modern .NET show reaches major milestone with over 675,000 total unique downloads

Leeds, April 25th, 2024:—RJJ Software is excited to announce that its podcast, The Modern .NET Show, has recently surpassed an impressive milestone of 675,000 total unique downloads. As a leading software development company specializing in .NET, and AI-based technologies, RJJ Software is proud to have produced and shared this valuable resource for the developer community….

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AAB Group launches ESG division to support businesses build sustainable futures

In line with the global imperative for decarbonisation, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting legislation is ramping up around the world. In the last year ESG reporting changes have been written into EU regulations and will be written into UK regulations over the next three years, impacting a range of businesses from larger companies through…

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TPE on track to break taboos around women’s health

TransPennine Express (TPE) has signed up to become an Endometriosis Friendly Employer, helping to drive positive change in the workplace. By joining this scheme, the train operator pledges its commitment to colleagues with endometriosis, promising to raise awareness and break taboos surrounding women’s health issues. One in ten women suffer from endometriosis, a painful and…

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New jobs, retailers, and refreshments at White Rose

White Rose Shopping Centre has welcomed two new brands to its mix this April, CUPP and Deichmann, with a huge expansion now underway for existing retailer JD Sports.  Europe’s largest shoe retailer, Deichmann, has invested £688,000 in a new store, creating 15 jobs. The footwear fashion giant stocks options for the whole family including exclusive…

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Sheards Chartered Accountants merges into SMH Group

Huddersfield based Chartered Accountants, Sheards, have merged into the SMH Group, allowing the established firm to offer even more services to their clients, backed by the strength of the Yorkshire and Derbyshire based group. The firm, now named SMH Sheards, continues to operate from their office in Huddersfield, with all the team remaining unchanged. The…

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Yorkshire & Humber shows strong market with more competitive procurement approach

Local Yorkshire construction and property management consultancy, RLB UK’s fifth annual Procurement Trends report reveals that Yorkshire & Humber shows a strong market and more competitive procurement practices than the national picture. Indicators such as Yorkshire having the highest proportion of single-stage projects and with single-stage procurement activity likely to continue going forward, show confidence…

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Bradford Bulls Foundation welcomes James Helliwell as new educational officer

The Bradford Bulls Foundation is thrilled to announce the appointment of James Helliwell as its new Educational Officer. With a commitment to community engagement and educational development, Helliwell brings experience and enthusiasm to his new role. Helliwell joins the Foundation after serving as a dedicated casual sports coach, where he showcased his passion for empowering…

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Andrew Jackson announces several promotions as firm marks 150th anniversary

Regional law firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce several promotions across the firm, which this year celebrates its 150th anniversary. Solicitors Yasmin Fenton and Harry Mills (real estate & property), Pippa Heuck (private client) and Grace Moreton (corporate) have been promoted as associates; Rikki Foster becomes a senior solicitor (litigation); and, Benn…

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Bradford Means Business Awards 2024: Entries now open

Bradford Means Business and the Telegraph & Argus are delighted to once again be bringing you The Bradford District Business Awards for 2024. For the first time we are proud to announce a new partnership with Bradford College who are our headline partner this year and we thank them for their great support. This is…

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Leeds Beckett University research shows importance of community organisations in reducing health inequalities

New research, led by Leeds Beckett University, recommends that national health and arts strategies should include the important roles of community anchor organisations in tackling health inequalities in their areas. The research – a partnership between Leeds Beckett University, Locality and Social Life – found that community organisations are able to reach people that statutory…

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Statement: Queen Street Bridge closures

Following the weekend’s closure, Councillor Pete Kilbane, Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Transport and Economy, said: “It is so far so good with Queen St works and big thanks go out to everyone involved in helping make this weekend go so smoothly. We are only half-way through this part of the…

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Hot proper-tea: coffee’s the top pick for West Yorkshire developer

With Yorkshire being home to one of the most iconic tea brands in the world, employees at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West have revealed their first choice for hot drinks in celebration of National Tea Day (Sunday 21st April). The survey interviewed employees both on developments and at head office, and shockingly revealed…

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Bradford garden centre group wins Yorkshire sustainability award

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after winning a regional sustainability award. Yorkshire Garden Centres Group won the SME Business (up to £50m turnover) category at the inaugural Yorkshire Sustainability Excellence Awards, which were presented at a celebration lunch at Swinton Park in Ripon on 18th April. “The category celebrates SMEs…

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Top tips for a stress-free house move for pets in North Yorkshire

As part of National Pet Month in April, Barratt and David Wilson Homes has teamed up with the UK’s leading animal charity, RSPCA, to provide pet owners with advice to make moving home as stress-free as possible for animals. Sam Wood, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes, said: “We want our customers’ home…

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City of York Council Executive approves new Equalities approach

City of York Council’s Executive has endorsed its new ‘Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2024-27’, pending the outcome of public consultation. Equality objectives are required as part of meeting the council’s Public Sector Equality Duty and are a core commitment in the approved Council Plan, ‘One City, for all.’ The Executive has also approved that…

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Gareth Robertson joins Walker Sime as UK Director of Quantity Surveying

Leeds-based construction consultancy Walker Sime has announced the appointment of Gareth Robertson as the UK Director of Quantity Surveying. He joins from CBRE where he was Senior Director and Head of Cost Management for the North of England. It was in this role that he led and grew the cost management team over his four-year…

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