Yasper marks next phase of growth with key hire

Leeds-based communications agency Yasper has made a key hire following a strong start to its first year in business and a series of client wins. Bethany Lunt has been appointed as an Account Manager to help drive the business forward and lead on some of Yasper’s new and existing accounts across multiple sectors, including property…

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Greece is the word as ThatZiki announces a new permanent residency at Trinity Kitchen

Due to open at the end of July, ThatZiki will bring its popular Greek gyros across the Pennines to Leeds, taking over the former Absurd Bird unit at Trinity Leeds, creating 25 jobs. As part of the launch event, ThatZiki will give away 50 free gyros plus free Greek soft drinks – with details to…

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Yasper Lands BR2.0 Brief

Leeds-based PR agency Yasper has been appointed by BR2.0 to deliver a media relations and content brief across its group businesses. Yasper will initially be tasked with supporting the firm as it moves its headquarters to Manchester city centre and launches new brands, Xpercity and Inspired, which will sit alongside its established construction business, Big Red, to…

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Whitby Netwalking with English Heritage

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce team visited the beautiful North Yorkshire landscape yesterday, for a guided tour around Whiby Abbey led by English Heritage. Joined by various business representatives from across the region, guests enjoyed the glorious sunshine on offer whilst also being treated to an insightful talk about the rich history…

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New partnership launched to boost sustainability of start-ups

Business experts at Leeds Beckett University have teamed up with marketing agency, GOLD79, in a new partnership to boost the long-term growth and sustainability of start-up businesses across the UK. A new programme – GOLD79 MINE – has been launched as a collaboration between Leeds Business School at Leeds Beckett and GOLD79. The programme will support talented and entrepreneurial…

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Airedale by Modine™ Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Family Open Day

The headquarters in Leeds, West Yorkshire, opened their doors to 800 employees and their families to mark their half-a-century anniversary. Airedale by ModineTM, the critical cooling specialists, celebrated turning 50 this weekend with a massive family fun day at their headquarters in Leeds. The day-time event saw the company welcome over 800 employees, friends and…

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Harrogate Spring Water champions mindful drinking at Royal Ascot event with LK Bennett

Harrogate Spring Water, the Official Water Supplier of Ascot and Royal Ascot, recently hosted a stylish event at The Ivy, York, in collaboration with Official Womenswear Sponsor, LK Bennett. Influencers from across the North of England were invited to indulge in Harrogate Spring Water-based non-alcoholic cocktails whilst previewing the new Royal Ascot collection from LK…

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O’Carroll pens contract extension

Bradford Bulls are delighted to announce head coach Eamon O’Carroll has signed a one-year contract extension – to commit his future to the club until the end of the 2027 season! The 37-year-old signed an initial three-year deal as head coach prior to the start of the current campaign and has since led us to…

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Bulls turn it up to the Max

Bradford Bulls are delighted to announce the signing of Brisbane Tigers’ three-quarter Max Lehmann on a deal until the end of the season – subject to international clearance. The 24-year-old joins from the Queensland Cup outfit where he has scored 16 tries in 22 appearances since his debut in 2023. Lehmann is an American-born speedster,…

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Leeds woman wins Garden Centre Group prize draw

A woman from Leeds has received a £100 garden centre gift voucher after winning a free prize draw. Julie Lill won the prize in a draw to celebrate the launch of the Green Card loyalty scheme at Yorkshire Garden Centres sites across West and North Yorkshire. “I signed up for a Green Card as I…

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Planet & People First Verification Achievement

SVH Inc. CIC Achieves People and Planet First Verification! SVH Inc. CIC is proud to announce its achievement of the prestigious People and Planet First Verification, underscoring our commitment to fostering sustainable, Strong, Vibrant, Happy, and Incorporated communities. As a certified member of Social Enterprise UK, this milestone marks a significant chapter in our journey…

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New Fishermen’s Mission fundraiser in Yorkshire

The only charity dedicated to supporting the fishing community, the Fishermen’s Mission has a new Regional Fundraising Manager in Yorkshire. This is a newly created role for the county and it will be of vital assistance to our clients – active fishermen, former fishermen and their families. “The region has a strong history of fishing,…

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‘Tree of Pride’ set to return to White Rose this month

In celebration of Pride Month, White Rose Shopping Centre is once again hosting its ‘Tree of Pride’ on 8th and 9th June, inviting visitors to decorate the tree with their pledges to work toward a more inclusive and caring future. Following a successful debut in 2023, the community art piece will be touring the country gathering the…

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Ride with pride! Transdev’s colourful celebration of diversity takes to the road

‘Everyone’s welcome on our buses’ message seen by thousands at York Pride as specially designed double decker makes its debut Ride with Pride – the message is clear to all as Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev’s newly-designed double decker takes to the streets of historic York. Bus number 2421 has now become Transdev’s standard bearer for…

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West Yorkshire homebuilder’s gardens given wildlife-friendly accreditation

Leading developer David Wilson Homes has received accreditation from the RSPB for the wildlife-friendly gardens at its Centurion Meadows development in Burley in Wharfedale. As part of its corporate partnership, the housebuilder has created gardens in line with RSPB guidance, in a bid to create a welcoming space for wildlife and to inspire new homeowners…

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Castle Employment named one of The Sunday Times best places to work

Yorkshire, UK – Castle Employment Group is thrilled to announce its inclusion in The Sunday Times prestigious list of the Top 100 Companies to work for. This accolade recognises the dedication and effort Castle Employment places in creating an exceptional workplace culture that adheres to rigorous standards of employee satisfaction and wellbeing. Every year, The…

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Yorkshire Building Society colleagues clock up 6,500 hours for good causes

Colleagues at Yorkshire Building Society gave over 6,500 hours of their time to good causes in 2023 and the Society hopes that even more will get involved with community activities this year, the mutual has said ahead of Volunteers’ Week (3-9 June). Yorkshire Building Society allows each employee up to 31 hours of volunteering time…

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RJJ Software wins prestigious Digital Transformation Award

RJJ Software, a leading software development firm, has won the prestigious 2024 Digital Transformation Award at this year’s UK Business Awards. The nomination recognized companies that have demonstrated exceptional innovation in their approach to digital transformation, leveraging emerging technologies or implementing creative solutions to drive digital change. As a company specializing in .NET, Python, and…

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Celebrating 20 years in 2020 for Pennine Cycles

Bradford bike shop owners Paul and Sandra Corcoran are celebrating owning their business, Pennine Cycles, for 20 years this month. February is the 20th anniversary for the couple who bought the business after the previous owner and founder of Pennine Cycles, Johnny Mapplebeck retired and emigrated to Canada when he was 80 years old.  Paul,…

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York Children’s Services’ worker receives national award

A City of York Council staff member working with children and young people in care has won a national award for her work. Annie Whitley, a Corporate Parenting and Co Production Advisor, was nominated at the national Frontline Awards, which Celebrate amazing social workers and young people with lived experience of social work. Frontline described Annie’s…

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Navigating the complexities of VAT in a digital world

The e-commerce landscape has evolved significantly over recent years, revolutionising the retail sector by enabling businesses to reach global markets. However, the rise of digital services and online shopping, both B2B and B2C, has generated some complex tax implications, in particular relating to Value Added Tax (VAT). VAT—a consumption tax—is generally applied based on where goods and…

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Castle Employment named one of the Sunday Times best places to work

Yorkshire, UK – Castle Employment Group is thrilled to announce its inclusion in The Sunday Times prestigious list of the Top 100 Companies to work for. This accolade recognises the dedication and effort Castle Employment places in creating an exceptional workplace culture that adheres to rigorous standards of employee satisfaction and wellbeing. Every year, The…

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West Yorkshire plantsman fulfils a lifelong ambition to build an RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden

Such is a Halifax plant buyer’s commitment to conservation and gardening that he used annual leave to volunteer on the build of an award-winning garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Marc Salama took leave from his position as Commercial Plant Manager at Yorkshire Garden Centres to work on the Gold medal-winning Water Aid…

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First flight to Dalaman in 13 years takes off from Teesside

A Turkish gem has returned to Teesside departure boards for the first time in 13 years – with a jet full of TUI holidaymakers setting off on Tuesday morning (28 May). The sold-out service to Dalaman was the first of a programme which will see flights to and from Teesside every Tuesday until 17 September….

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Korean corndogs take over Trinity Kitchen alongside bao buns & more

Trinity Kitchen has announced an exciting line-up of street food vendors, including Korean corndogs – a unique new offering for Trinity Kitchen. Guests can explore a huge range of options from the new vendors, including: Wagyu Lookin’ At?, Return of the Mac, Bao Machine, Clapping Corndog and Otherside Fried Chicken, which will be taking over the…

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RJJ Software shortlisted for UK Business Awards’ Digital Transformation Award

RJJ Software, a leading software development firm, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2024 Digital Transformation Award at this year’s UK Business Awards. The nomination recognises companies that have, “demonstrated exceptional innovation in their approach to digital transformation, leveraging emerging technologies or implementing creative solutions to drive digital change.” As a company specialising in .NET,…

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Leeds Beckett forms new partnership to boost growth of Doncaster-based Westdale Group

Marketing experts at Leeds Beckett University have teamed up with Doncaster-based Westdale Group Ltd to support the company’s ambitious plans for growth – and help them meet the increasing demand for home energy efficiency projects crucial to the Government’s net zero plans. The project is a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), part-funded by the Government through Innovate…

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RJJ Software recognised as a top five software development company in Leeds by Design Rush

RJJ Software, a leading software development company specialising in .NET, Python, and AI technologies, has been listed among the top five software development companies in Leeds by Design Rush (https://www.designrush.com/agency/software-development/uk/leeds). This recognition highlights RJJ’s position as experts in their field and further solidifies its reputation as a trusted provider of high-quality software solutions. As a…

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West Yorkshire woman shortlisted for two Women in Rail Awards

A West Yorkshire woman has been nominated for two national awards for her contribution to making the rail industry more inclusive. Harriet Harbidge, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at TransPennine Express (TPE), has been shortlisted for two Women in Rail Awards. Despite her relatively short tenure of just 18 months at TPE, Harriet, a 28-year-old from…

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White Rose marks Mental Health Awareness Week

White Rose Shopping Centre is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week’s 2024 theme of Movement with a wellbeing walk on Wednesday 15th May. The event has been arranged with the centre’s long-established group of mall walkers as well as a number of White Rose brands including JD, Footasylum, M&S, McDonald’s, Wetherspoon, Superdrug, Flying Tiger, Lush, and Office….

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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