York celebrates diversity and equality with Pride

City of York Council will be joining communities across the city to celebrate Pride Month, join in the annual Pride parade and stand up for LGBTQIA+ residents. During Pride Month – which lasts throughout June – the city walls and Mansion House will be lit up to represent diversity in the city and the rainbow…

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Newly qualified solicitor embraces new role within highly regarded property team

A graduate who couldn’t speak English when she arrived from her native Poland at the age of 12 has now qualified as a solicitor with leading law firm Rollits LLP. The firm has strengthened its commercial property team with the addition of Zaneta Andraszczyk who was admitted as a Solicitor in March after completing her…

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York Racecourse launches Environmental Strategy – GREEN KNAVESMIRE 300

York Racecourse becomes first independent racecourse to sign up to UNFCCC Sport for Climate Action GREEN KNAVESMIRE 300 commits to delivering Net Zero by 2040 50% reduction in carbon emissions already achieved eight years ahead of target York Racecourse has launched its Environmental Strategy, entitled GREEN KNAVESMIRE 300, along with its commitment to reach Net…

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MARIUSZ AND KARL GO THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE BUS FIRM’S CUSTOMERS SMILE

York and Malton duo among Transdev’s award winners Meet our champion bus drivers – Coastliner’s Mariusz Losinski, and York and Country’s Karl Spencer – who are both celebrating after being named among parent firm Transdev’s award winners. Transdev revived its Pride of the North Cup following the pandemic to salute its drivers who receive the…

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Castle Howard takes home prestigious accolade at national 2023 Museum + Heritage Awards

The North Yorkshire stately home won Marketing and Communications Campaign of the Year for Christmas at Castle Howard 2022 Iconic North Yorkshire stately home Castle Howard was celebrated at the Museum + Heritage Awards in London on the evening of May 10th, winning Marketing and Communications Campaign of the Year. The campaign was for Into…

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The Harrogate Bus Company unveils specially liveried bus to promote tuning in to Your Harrogate on the move

HARROGATE’S LEADING BUS OPERATOR TEAMS UP WITH SPA TOWN’S NUMBER ONE LOCAL RADIO STATION

Harrogate’s leading bus operator, The Harrogate Bus Company, is teaming up with the spa town’s number one local radio station Your Harrogate to promote listening to its unique blend of local information and great music on the move. A specially-liveried bus is to encourage customers travelling on the firm’s routes across Harrogate, Knaresborough and beyond…

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Colenso marks business growth with new shareholder appointment

Colenso marks business growth with new shareholder appointment

Colenso Property, the York-based commercial property and asset management specialist, has welcomed Lucy Glasby as a shareholder and partner in the business following a period of significant growth for the company. Lucy first joined Colenso in 2018, and is now the business’s Head of Facilities Management, overseeing its health and safety compliance, and the management…

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Andrew Jackson Solicitors advises the Kexgill Group on multi-million pound purchase for student accommodation expansion

Regional law firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is delighted to have advised Hull-headquartered Kexgill Group, one of the largest private owners of student houses and halls in the UK, on the multi-million purchase of Raleigh House, located close to Nottingham Trent University City Centre Campus. Raleigh House provides over 20,000 sq. ft of floor space,…

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Helmsley Group to host accessibility forum for Coney Street Riverside

York-based property developer Helmsley Group will be hosting a drop-in session at the Hilton in York on Tuesday 9th May from noon until 8pm for those with accessibility queries to attend to discuss its Coney Street Riverside scheme. Open to all with Equality Act protected characteristics and specifically aimed at people who have physical, mobility,…

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shuttle customer praises driver after Bradford bus drama

He’s my hero! Grateful Jan praises shuttle driver mark’s quick thinking in Bradford bus drama

Driver leaps into action as customer collapses on Keighley-bound bus “I want to thank you so, so much … you’re my hero!” The words of Jan Greenwood, from Addingham in West Yorkshire, as she came face to face with quick-thinking Transdev bus driver Mark Adams, whose rapid actions may have saved her life. Jan, 57,…

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Interactive workshop to teach skills for better communication and career progression in York

Interactive workshop to teach skills for better communication and career progression in York

York-based HR consultants McMillan & Associates is holding a workshop for businesses and individuals to better understand communication styles in the workplace. The ‘Insights Discovery’ workshop will be held on 14 June 2023 at the Alternative Workspace, in York city centre, for a maximum of 12 people with the aim of helping them to develop…

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National Ukrainian theatre company granted special permission to leave war zone to perform at the York International Shakespeare Festival 2023

National Ukrainian theatre company granted special permission to leave war zone to perform at the York International Shakespeare Festival 2023

York St John University proud to partner on the festival which returns this week     The biennial York International Shakespeare Festival returns to York on Friday 21 April 2023, with world and UK premieres, storytelling in schools and libraries, book launches, seminars, lectures and exhibitions. One of the most historic cities in Britain and backed…

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C-Kore units easy to use for Equinor & DeepOcean in Norway

C-Kore units easy to use for Equinor & DeepOcean in Norway

C-Kore Systems recently completed a deployment with DeepOcean AS for Equinor. The C-Kore testing tools were used to quickly and simply confirm the status of subsea electrical jumpers on the Tordis field in the Norwegian waters of the North Sea. The C-Kore team provided easy to follow training prior to the mobilisation to give the…

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C-Kore units easy to use for Equinor & DeepOcean in Norway

C-Kore Systems recently completed a deployment with DeepOcean AS for Equinor. The C-Kore testing tools were used to quickly and simply confirm the status of subsea electrical jumpers on the Tordis field in the Norwegian waters of the North Sea. The C-Kore team provided easy to follow training prior to the mobilisation to give the…

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West Yorkshire busman Barry’s final stop on a journey full of memories

Friendly bus chief retires after 30 years with The Keighley Bus Company West Yorkshire busman Barry Nichol can look back to countless happy memories throughout his 30 years with The Keighley Bus Company – a career journey that has now reached its final stop. Barry, 65, has been an early riser for most of his…

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Families enjoy Easter egg-stravaganza at Drax’s Skylark Centre

Hundreds of visitors are joining the fun at the Skylark Nature Reserve this week for a special Easter-themed set of events including egg decorating and a scavenger hunt. The three days of events during the Easter half-term holidays feature activities to suit children of all ages including exploring the science behind the melting points of…

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Region’s Head of Nursing opens state-of-the-art health simulation suite at York St John University

Region’s Head of Nursing opens state-of-the-art health simulation suite at York St John University

Professor Laura Serrant OBE, Health Education England’s Regional Head of Nursing (North East and Yorkshire), officially opens new health education facility for nursing, paramedic science, physiotherapy and occupational therapy courses.    York St John University celebrated the opening of its new health simulation suite yesterday alongside an audience of NHS partners and providers, University staff…

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Dancing on the Waves: Kyiv City Ballet Sets Sail with City Cruises York

Dancing on the Waves: Kyiv City Ballet Sets Sail with City Cruises York

York’s business community is gearing up to welcome the Kyiv City Ballet company once again, as a diverse range of businesses have joined hands to make the upcoming visit a memorable one. As part of their visit to the city, the performers were invited to board City Cruises York’s River Duchess for an early evening…

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York entrepreneurs learn routes to Start-Up Success. Event held in York Minster.

York entrepreneurs learn routes to Start-Up Success

York’s budding entrepreneurs were given a boost on Saturday 11 March as they benefited from a packed day of activities to help them pursue their goals in business. Attended by more than 60 ambitious local entrepreneurs, the StartUp Saturday event took place in the city’s historic Guildhall, and included an address from Councillor Ashley Mason,…

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Researchers gather experiences of harassment with pop-up dancefloor events

The Dancefloor Project: a unique research collaboration that aims to reduce unwanted behaviour in public spaces and make nights out safer “Every woman has a dancefloor story, a walking home alone story, a workplace story, a bus journey story” A unique collaboration between psychology researchers at York St John University and York based community projects…

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Region’s Head of Nursing to open York St John University’s new health simulation suite for nursing and allied health courses

Professor Laura Serrant OBE, Health Education England’s Regional Head of Nursing (North East and Yorkshire), will officially open York St John University’s new health simulation suite on Thursday 30 March, alongside an audience of NHS partners and providers, University staff and students, and other invited guests. The specialist teaching facilities, which opened for students in…

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Another £5,000 donated to York’s Special Care Baby Unit by Register Office

The team at City of York Council’s Register Office has raised another £5,000 for York & Scarborough Hospitals Charity, thanks to the generosity of new parents in the city, which will benefit the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at York Hospital. Parents registering a birth are offered a folder in which to keep their new…

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Rollits welcomes new Compliance Officer

Leading York law firm Rollits LLP has announced the appointment of David Richardson as its new Compliance Officer. A qualified solicitor, David worked for a prominent Newcastle-based personal injury firm for almost 20 years, specialising in cases which included disputed liability, alleged fraud RTA and employer and public liability. He moved into an IT development…

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City Cruises and York’s Chocolate Story bring an Easter Egg-stravaganza to York

City Cruises and York’s Chocolate Story are teaming up this Easter to bring an exciting Easter egg hunt to York. The two companies have collaborated to create an egg hunt that will see 16 eggs hidden around the city over a two-week period from April 1st to April 16th. One egg will be hidden at…

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Helmsley Group makes further public realm commitment at Coney Street Riverside

Yorkshire property specialist Helmsley Group has submitted a second planning application for its ambitious Coney Street Riverside masterplan. The plans, submitted to City of York Council (CoYC), feature numbers 3-7 Coney Street and include proposals to create a new snickelway connecting Coney Street to the riverside walkway outlined in the initial planning application. This new…

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Transdev offers unique bus sponsorship deals to drive Yorkshire’s business success

Operator’s move to promote local firms from city to coast follows successful trials with prestige retailer John Lewis Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev is giving local firms a chance to take their message onto the road with a unique new bus sponsorship deal – following a successful trial with one of Britain’s most prestigious retailers. Transdev…

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Government Minister sees Transdev team battling heavy snow to keep buses on the move

Buses Minister Richard Holden salutes Yorkshire-based firm’s hard work in wintry weather Buses Minister Richard Holden has enjoyed an access-all-areas tour of North of England bus firm Transdev’s Harrogate base – seeing for himself how hard work behind the scenes kept the Yorkshire spa town on the move following heavy snowfall. Mr Holden, who was…

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A life in BBC News revealed in new lecture series

BBC News presenter Reeta Chakrabarti to welcome journalist Ben Brown for York St John University lecture on Thursday 2 March With a career spanning over 30 years, the University’s Chancellor Reeta Chakrabarti will introduce a lecture entitled ‘From the frontline to the studio: A life in BBC News’. Reeta will be joined by fellow BBC…

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Britain’s most scenic bus route saved as customer numbers soar

Coastliner route 840 across the North York Moors to Whitby to continue The Coastliner 840 route linking Leeds and York with the historic port of Whitby – named Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route in a national poll – has been saved after the Government confirmed further funding to support buses. The funding extension means more…

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Charity and social enterprises encouraged to apply for university community research grants worth £54,000

York St John University’s Institute for Social Justice (ISJ), established in 2020 to pursue positive change through research, is now accepting applications for its second year of Community Research Grants. Voluntary, charity and social enterprises (VCSE) can now apply to the innovative scheme that invites community groups to work in partnership with university academics. The…

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Rollits adds to its ranks with appointment of dispute resolution specialist

A lawyer with more than 20 years of dispute resolution experience has joined leading law firm Rollits LLP as an associate based in the York office. Emma Farrell, who lives in York, draws on an extensive background of advising in all areas of commercial and general civil disputes. She will work closely with colleagues in…

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Tang Hall SMART CIC has expanded their business this year

Tang Hall SMART CIC, a social enterprise that was established 2014 in the grounds of the former Burnholme Community College, and that has been operating from The Centre @ Burnholme since its opening, has expanded their business this year so that they are also delivering out of The Jam Factory in The Groves. The set…

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Leave those car keys at home! £2-a-trip price drop boosts Yorkshire bus firm Transdev as money-saving motorists switch from cars

Operator’s unique ‘Spill The Beans’ research reveals almost six out of ten customers on its buses have access to a car … but choose the bus instead An extended Government-backed low fare deal to attract customers back to the bus is helping Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev to attract record numbers of motorists to leave their…

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C-Kore’s new product, Topside Wireless Modem, improves safety on the back-deck during umbilical installations

C-Kore Systems is launching a new product, their Topside Wireless Modem at GUH’s Subsea Expo Exhibition in Aberdeen. This latest product completes their line of test tools to now offer a complete solution for Umbilical Installation Monitoring. The Topside Wireless Modem improves safety on back-deck operations by reducing the risk to offshore personnel while monitoring…

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International project AgriLoop is launched to accelerate the future of circular agriculture by converting residues into high-value, eco-friendly products

Thirty-five academic and private partners from across Europe and China are now working together on the AgriLoop project, which will develop sustainable processes to convert agri-food residues into high-value, eco-friendly products for use in food, feed and bio-based materials. This new collaboration will find new uses for agri-food residues: currently an underexploited resource for both…

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Sustainable Hosting that won’t cost the Earth

Sustainable Hosting. One of the easiest but most important changes to make to minimise your online carbon footprint and improve your reputation. Yet it’s a consideration a lot of companies overlook when developing their sustainable strategy. But sustainable hosting doesn’t have to cost the Earth. Neither environmentally nor financially! York based web hosting company, HA,…

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Holiday lettings specialist Yorcation celebrates successful launch

Yorcation, a holiday lettings specialist designed to help owners of holiday lets to reach their full potential and to create the best possible guest experience, has launched. The York-based company is headed up by Michelle Bailey, head of residential lettings, with 18 years’ experience, who joins from City Lets in York. It forms part of…

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Strategic appointment marks next phase of ambitious Yorkshire-wide growth plans

Leading recruitment agency Castle Employment Group is pressing ahead with its West Yorkshire growth plans through the strategic appointment of Gemma Watmough to head up its Leeds office. Gemma, a highly experienced accountancy and finance recruiter, joins a 5-strong team and will be responsible for driving Castle’s expansion ambitions in West and South Yorkshire. Building…

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C-Kore work with Cranium Engineering on another successful Nigerian deployment

C-Kore’s Subsea Testing tools have successfully completed a complex subsea electrical integrity campaign for a major oil operator in Nigeria, via VAYCO Oil Tools and their Nigerian partner, Cranium Engineering. C-Kore was selected as fast and accurate measurement was essential to minimise disruption during Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) on the FPSO and remove the need…

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Embracing Equity and Empowering Women in Business

York’s businesswomen have been invited to join City of York Council for the first of three events planned for 2023, aimed at supporting entrepreneurs in the city. This event, Empowering and Inspiring Women in Business in York, will take place at York St. John University’s Creative Centre, Lord Mayor’s Walk, YO31 7EX, on Thursday 2 March from 10 am to 2 pm….

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Employment law update: what lies in store for 2023?

Whilst there are no imminent major changes in employment legislation for the start of 2023, there have been plenty of talking points for employers and employees alike. Nick Wilson, employment partner with Andrew Jackson Solicitors, considers three of the biggest employment law topics at the moment. Strike Action Update In October 2022, we looked at…

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Cost of Living – A timely archive film with an uncanny sense of déjà vu

York St John University partners with Yorkshire and North East Film Archives to highlight social issues of the past that feel uncomfortably contemporary “How does it feel to be homeless? Terrible. You know, I never thought it would happen to me.” “We have cut down. We have!” “I’ll make do without during the week, in…

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Creative festival provides young people with insights into performing arts industry

York St John University hosts performing arts festival for school pupils in Yorkshire Co-Create is a one-day festival produced by York St John University that celebrates the making of music, dance and theatre with, and for and by members of the youth community. Collaborating with schools in York and North Yorkshire, the festival brought together…

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Seal of approval for local training provider

A local Professional training provider has been granted Study Centre approval as part of the companies 5-year growth plan. S.L. Procurement Solutions Limited is a training company delivering Procurement and Supply chain training for professionals who want to gain their CIPS qualifications. The training provider decided to apply for approval with CIPS – and now…

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More than just the ticket! Handy free app is a winner on the buses

Transdev Go app hits 100,000 users a month for the first time It’s so much more than just the ticket – Transdev Go, the free app that makes the going easy by bus across Yorkshire, has started 2023 by reaching a major milestone. The Harrogate-based bus firm says numbers using its handy app on mobile…

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Option to Tax: HMRC changes will increase risk on property transactions

These important changes will affect all those seeking to buy and sell commercial property says Fiona Phillips, partner with Andrew Jackson Solicitors, who considers the implications The VAT default position for the majority of commercial property sales is to treat them as exempt supplies, meaning the seller is unable to reclaim input VAT. It is…

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Fish & ‘Ships’ – the new business partnership taking to the river in 2023

City Cruises, the leading provider of sightseeing, dining experiences and private events in York, is excited to announce a new addition to their line-up: the Fish & Chips Cruise. Departing from the City Centre, guests will be able to enjoy a 90-minute cruise through York and the surrounding countryside while savouring the delicious and award-winning…

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York celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

City of York Council is joining local employers and apprentices to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make during National Apprenticeship Week next week [6-12 February]. The theme for the 16th annual National Apprenticeship Week is ‘Skills for Life’, reflecting how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for…

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