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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Jamie Taylor to Speak at ABP’s Annual DotNetConf on May 9th, 2024

Leeds, April 18th, 2024:—RJJ Software, a leading bespoke software solutions provider, is pleased to announce that Jamie Taylor, Founder and Managing Director, will be delivering a talk at ABP’s Annual DotNetConf on May 9th, 2024. The session titled “Empathy, Sympathy, and Compassion: Essential Skills for Software Developers” will delve into the importance of understanding users’…

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Yorktoberfest returns to York Racecourse this Autumn with beer, bratwurst and all things Bavarian!

Autumn cheer is forecast today with the news that Yorktoberfest, York’s traditional Bavarian beer festival, will be returning to the Clocktower Enclosure at York Racecourse this October, for a fourth successive year.  York’s very own Oktoberfest has proved hugely popular since its debut in 2021 with all sessions selling out last year. Yorktoberfest 2024 will…

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Bradford Bulls are delighted to become the 1st Rugby League club in the UK to sign up as Muslim Friendly Employers

The Bradford Bulls believe in the power of diversity and the importance of creating environments where everyone feels valued, respected and appreciated. We have received support and guidance from Muslim Friendly Employers’ CEO Humayun Islam BEM BCAc in recent weeks, with a number of exciting developments still to come from this partnership. Humayun Islam BEM…

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St Gemma’s Hospice to stage innovative fundraising appeal

The precious time appeal will see donors get their support instantly doubled On Sunday 21 and Monday 22 April, St Gemma’s Hospice will stage a first for Leeds – an online fundraising appeal using the CharityExtra platform, where donors will have their support instantly doubled. To enable this, the charity has persuaded a group of…

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Candlelighters receive donation of 50 Easter eggs from local housebuilder

Local housebuilder Barratt Developments Yorkshire West has donated Easter eggs to children’s cancer charity, Candlelighters, after hosting a 24-hour Easter egg collection challenge. The housebuilder received generous donations throughout the collection from their employees. The donation to Candlelighters allowed the charity to distribute Easter eggs to patients on the paediatric oncology ward at Leeds General…

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King’s Colour gets finishing touches at Haworth manufacturer’s 60th anniversary event

A Haworth manufacturer is putting the finishing touches to a regimental King’s Colour on its 60th anniversary next week (8 April). Invited guests will have a unique opportunity to see the fourth-generation family business finalising the intricate embroidery of the Irish Guards regimental Colour (flag) alongside the regiment’s King’s Colour which has been selected to…

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Castle Employment Group champions future hospitality leaders

Scarborough, North Yorkshire – Castle Employment Group, a leading recruitment company, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the York and North Yorkshire Junior Hospitality Board. This innovative initiative marks a significant step forward in nurturing talent and changing perceptions within the hospitality sector, a vibrant and essential industry facing recruitment and retention challenges. The…

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Bradford Bulls are delighted to announce a major new investor in the form of NIC Services Group.

NIC Services Group are West Yorkshire based and are the largest privately owned provider of Facilities Management Services across the UK. Bulls Chairman Nigel Wood OBE said, “We have been talking to NIC for some time and we are delighted that they have joined the club and the board at this very important time in…

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Bradford College achieves West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter

Bradford College is one of the latest certified members of the new West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter. Created by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin, the Charter is an ambitious new initiative that supports and celebrates great employers across the region.   The Charter welcomes employers of all sizes and across…

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MasterChef: The Professionals stars to create six-course menu for Castle Howard event

Chefs Alex Webb and Philli Armitage-Mattin are creating a six-course tasting menu for a brand-new evening event at Castle Howard this April. Alex and Philli featured on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2020, with Alex taking the crown and Philli in final four. Alex and Philli are collaborating with Castle Howard on a seasonal menu showcasing…

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100% Exam Success for Verner Wheelock Ethical Team

Verner Wheelock are delighted to reveal that every member of their Ethical Team has recently passed their IRCA Social Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor examination. This qualification is seen as the industry standard for social auditors and is recognised worldwide. MD Alison Wheelock explains, “Our Ethical Team, including myself, is responsible for organising and co-ordinating all our…

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Third Cast of the Wand!

The Potions Cauldron Group are excited to announce their third Hole In the Wand Mini Golf Attraction in the historic city of Chester. The attraction is part of award winning The Potions Cauldron Group’s continuing expansion. The group celebrated 5 magical years in October 2023 and already has ‘The Hole In Wand’ mini golf attractions…

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York’s red city sightseeing buses gear up for a busy Easter

City’s leading open-top tour plans more trips, more often all summer long York’s leading open top bus tour, CitySightseeing York, is to boost its service to four trips per hour, seven days a week as the historic city prepares to welcome thousands of visitors this Easter. The famous bright red buses give a bird’s eye…

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New lease of life for one of Boar Lane’s oldest buildings.

However you come into Leeds City Centre, you are usually sure to be greeted by the imposing beauty of Holy Trinity Boar Lane. For nearly 300 years it has stood the test of time, being a church for shoppers, an arts venue, housing the Nurture Cafe and now it is a church for workers in…

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Castle Employment: celebrating Yorkshire’s manufacturing excellence at the Insiders’ Made in Yorkshire awards

Leeds, England – Castle Employment Group, a leading Yorkshire based recruitment firm, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the prestigious “Made In Yorkshire Awards” hosted by Insider Media. This sponsorship underscores our commitment to showcasing the exceptional manufacturing talent within Yorkshire and further solidifies our dedication to supporting our local Yorkshire community. The awards,…

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Bradford garden centre group is shortlisted for two national people and culture awards

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after being shortlisted for two national HR awards. Yorkshire Garden Centres Group has reached the final in both the Retail Company of the Year Award and the Innovation of the Year at the British HR Awards which celebrate organisations and individuals that are driven by…

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AAB Wealth accredited as one of top-rated financial advice firms for 2024

AAB Wealth, a leading independent chartered financial planning firm, has qualified as one of the top-rated financial advice firms for 2024 by VouchedFor, following outstanding client feedback. This marks AAB Wealth’s inaugural VouchedFor accreditation since the initiative launched four years ago. The 2024 application process required firms to meet a higher standard of client experience…

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Civic Party celebrates International Women’s Day

The Civic Party of York celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March with an evening event at the Mansion House entitled ‘One City – Many Women’s Voices’. The event, which brought together inspiring women from across they city, was hosted by the Lady Mayoress, Joy Cullwick and focussed on women who are making the…

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Leeds Beckett marks 20 years in India with prestigious partnerships and alumni celebration events

Leeds Beckett University (LBU) has marked 20 years in India with a series of prestigious partnerships and celebration events in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai and Coimbatore. Reflecting the growth of LBU’s global alumni community, recruitment from Indian has increased from 100 students in 2004 when the university’s South Asia office opened in Delhi, to a…

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R&D Tax Relief Procedures: HMRC’s latest notification requirement by Derek Gemmell, Head of Innovations Tax AAB

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, where staying ahead often means innovating and adapting to change, research and development (R&D) tax credits have emerged as a key tool for businesses, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  As an R&D tax credit specialist, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative impact that these incentives can have on businesses….

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Wellington Place inspires the Women of the Future

Young women from across Leeds took part in speed networking, interactive workshops and office tours as part of an inspirational day of activities at Wellington Place to celebrate International Women’s Day. MEPC, the asset and development manager behind Wellington Place, once again partnered with Ahead Partnership to host its annual Women of the Future event….

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Driving the future: embracing green mobility with Lexus and Toyota in Leeds

In the heart of Leeds, a transformative journey towards sustainability is taking place, with Lexus and Toyota leading the way. Our pioneering automotive brands offer a diverse range of vehicles, from luxurious hybrids to cutting-edge electric models, including commercial vehicles tailored for business needs. Lexus and Toyota Leeds are at the forefront, empowering both individuals…

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Introducing… The Bartercard Odsal Stadium!

Bradford Bulls are delighted to announce a significant, multi-year stadium naming rights deal with Bartercard UK – the UK’s largest business to business trade exchange! Bartercard is a Global Business to Business Network with 55,000 cardholders, where members of the trade exchange purchase products and services. People have ‘bartered’ for millions of years however Bartercard…

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Bradford College cements ambitious plans for transformational campus buildings

Work will begin on several large capital investment projects at Bradford College shortly. Over the last two years, Bradford College has successfully secured nearly £29 million in funding. The considerable investment will enhance, refurbish, and build new aspirational facilities in the heart of Bradford. The projects form part of Bradford College’s ambitious estates strategy. The capital masterplan…

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Rollits strengthens its family law team with new appointment

Leading York law firm Rollits LLP has strengthened its family law services with the recruitment of an additional Senior Solicitor. Having gained experience with firms across Yorkshire, Lilly Walker joins Alison Benson, Partner and Head of Family, and Senior Solicitor Sarah Wasling in the highly regarded family law team. Lilly decided on a career in…

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Bradford Bulls and Bradford College renew partnership

Bradford College and Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club have signed a brand new educational partnership agreement for 2024. The agreement will provide students and staff with stadium tours, hospitality and discounted tickets, together with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, amongst a whole host of exciting opportunities to work together. Both organisations have also…

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Yorkshire Garden Centre Group celebrates the arrival of spring with launch weekend

A Bradford headquartered garden centre group is marking the arrival of spring with a weekend of activities and promotions at its four sites next month. Yorkshire Garden Centres is hosting the spring launch weekend at its sites in Tong, Tingley, Otley and Batley on 9th and 10th March. The theme of the weekend is a…

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How your business can support St Gemma’s Hospice and help provide vital care and support to local people in Leeds

St Gemma’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people with life limiting illnesses. Care is based on a simple idea – that the person is more than the illness. Each of us – sick or well – has unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. St Gemma’s responds to these needs in ways which place…

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C-Kore Sales Team expanding in 2024

C-Kore Systems, a UK based company specializing in subsea testing tools, has rounded off an excellent 2023. With a healthy order book for 2024, C-Kore is looking to expand their Sales Team, basing the new staff in Aberdeen, UK. C-Kore Systems has a range of subsea testing tools used globally by operators and contractors on…

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Leeds Beckett University and ARC launch building insulation innovations

An Innovate UK-funded partnership with Leeds Beckett University has shaped the future success of Leeds-based ARC Building Solutions – implementing a New Product Development (NPD) department within ARC which has created, developed, and brought to market two new innovative building insulation and fire safety products. ARC – a specialist manufacturer of cavity fire barriers and…

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Trio of appointments boosts chemical team

Chemical specialist, Airedale Group, has strengthened its team by filling three new roles, reflecting the company’s growth and its focus on health and safety as a business priority. With the addition of a deputy head of regulatory, human resources manager and marketing executive, the number of people employed by the business has risen to more…

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Is it time to introduce the right to disconnect?

By Gillian Reid, Head of Employment, Hethertons Solicitors Disconnecting from work is vital for employee wellbeing and to achieving a healthy, sustainable work-life balance. The Covid-19 pandemic gave rise to a quantum shift in the working practices of millions of workers, blurring the lines between work and home. Working from home on a hybrid or…

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It’s Clean clears the way for hat-trick of double digit growth

Contract cleaning firm It’s Clean is forecasting double digit growth for the third year running as it marks a quarter of a century in business. The multi-million pound turnover business has expanded its management team and moved to larger premises on Harrogate’s Hornbeam Park in the past 12 months to accommodate growth. The firm promoted…

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The Fishermen’s Mission Charity grow in Yorkshire

The Yorkshire coastline, is a region with a rich and strong history of fishing.  Our reputation in this region is second to none and we are highly respected for the life changing services we provide. As a team at the Fishermen’s Mission we provide welfare and pastoral support for active and retired fishermen as well…

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Bulls offer unique naming rights opportunity – nine days to go!

Bradford Bulls are offering people and businesses alike the opportunity to put their name to the famous Western Terrace for just £500! Odsal Stadium welcomes over 150,000 visitors a year across various events and by purchasing a ticket, you go into a raffle to sponsor one of the most famous terraces in British Rugby League….

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Fortem link with Hälsa Wellbeing, a forward-thinking wellbeing business based in North Yorkshire

At Fortem People we know that success isn’t just about finding the right fit for your team.  It is also about creating a nurturing environment at work where staff thrive physically, mentally, emotionally and personally.  We are thrilled to tell you about our link with Hälsa Wellbeing, a forward-thinking Wellbeing Business based in North Yorkshire….

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Documentary premiere and panel discussion to explore mental health and gaps in the benefits system

The Royal College of Psychiatrists, healthcare professionals, York Mind, and Rachael Maskell MP join filmmaker and bereaved families for York St John University event York St John University is proud to announce the first public screening of the acclaimed documentary Pip, Pop and a Pandemic. Recently shown in Parliament and submitted as evidence to the…

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Leadership transition at Leeds-based Stephenson Personal Care: Jamie Bentley passes the torch to Robert Carr and welcomes Sarah Bradley as Executive Chairman

Stephenson Personal Care (‘Stephenson’), a global leader in personal care and cosmetic ingredients, announces a significant leadership transition as Jamie Bentley, the visionary force behind the Horsforth company’s growth and success, steps back. During his tenure, Jamie fulfilled his aspiration to drive the company’s growth and enhance its intellectual property portfolio and capabilities, opening new…

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Bradford Bulls Foundation launches corporate partner packages

As a registered charity, the Bradford Bulls Foundation is on a mission to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals in Bradford. With a commitment that extends beyond the field, the Foundation utilises sport as a powerful catalyst for positive change. Annually engaging with over 30,000 people face to face, and over 900,000…

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Introducing The Crown Spa Hotel: Your premier destination for luxury, business, and wellness

As proud new members of the West & North Yorkshire Chamber, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to The Crown Spa Hotel by Compass Hospitality. Situated majestically along Scarborough’s coastline, our hotel embodies sophistication and excellence, offering a comprehensive experience for both leisure and business travellers. Where Victorian-era charm meets contemporary luxury, our modern rooms…

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Social Enterprise Yorkshire Awards – York-based social entrepreneur, Sue Williamson shortlisted

It was a shock to Sue Williamson, CEO of Tang Hall SMART CIC, when she found out she had been shortlisted for the award of Yorkshire’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year, because she hadn’t actually submitted an application. “Some of the Directors and staff at Tang Hall SMART, notably Carmel Appleton the Chair of the…

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CSI York – Project to boost green construction skills

A new initiative which plans to create new jobs, boost green construction skills and in turn help tackle the climate emergency will be discussed at a meeting next week (20 February). The council, with partners on the Retrofit One Stop Shop York (ROSSY) project, has been awarded £3.37m from Innovate UK to support, promote and…

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RMA systems triumph at Bradford College Apprenticeship Games 2024

Building energy experts RMA Systems showcased their brightest talent when they joined Bradford College in marking National Apprenticeship Week 2024. The second-ever Bradford College Apprenticeship Games challenged local partners employing their apprentices to enter a team for a fun day of six challenges. This year, tasks across curriculum specialisms included Beat the Keeper (by Bradford…

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New Chief Risk Officer appointed at Yorkshire Building Society

Yorkshire Building Society has appointed Richard Bowles as Chief Risk Officer. Richard will lead the mutual’s compliance, risk and legal teams, ensuring the Society continues to be a well-governed home for members’ savings and mortgages. He joins at a crucial time as the function changes in line with the Society’s continued growth. Richard joins from…

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Digital love letters remind us to cherish the beauty of nature and not have a toxic relationship with the environment

York St John University and the Yorkshire and North East Film Archives mark Valentine’s Day with the online release of their film “Nature Matters” This Valentine’s Day, as the world celebrates love in its many forms, York St John University’s Cinema and Social Justice project, York Business School and the Yorkshire and North East Film…

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Bulls expect great things with new partnership

We are delighted to announce an exciting, new partnership with Expect Distribution – that will see the award-winning Distribution company become our official Match Ball sponsor for the 2024 season! Expect Distribution’s Head Office is located just off the M606, minutes from the Bulls’ Odsal Stadium home. They have over 30 years’ experience, meeting the…

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