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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Leeds-based Walker Sime delivers social impact at The Barnum

Chamber members Walker Sime, a Leeds-based construction consultancy firm, have played a pivotal role in the successful completion of The Barnum residential project in Nottingham, leaving a lasting impact on the city’s landscape and community. Serving as Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, and Employers Agent, the company helped deliver a striking 348-apartment and studio development and…

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York gets set to celebrate female business leaders

For the third year running, York’s businesses are being invited to celebrate the achievements of women in business at an event aimed at supporting female entrepreneurship in the city. Empowering and Inspiring Women in Business in York will take place on Tuesday 5 March from 9:30am-2:15pm at the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York…

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Teesside to stateside – airport doubles as NYC in new romantic comedy

A romantic comedy which sees Teesside International Airport stand in for New York International Airport will hit screens on Friday (February 9).  Upgraded is the latest movie to be filmed in Tees Valley and comes to Prime Video this week.   Secret shooting took place at the airport in August 2022, and saw Teesside transformed into…

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Align announces exciting opportunities for highways and infrastructure professionals

Align, the award winning, multi-discipline building design consultancy, is gearing up for an expansive and growth-driven year in 2024. As the year promises to be the busiest in our history, and with a host of new projects in the pipeline, we are thrilled to announce opportunities for passionate individuals to join our Highways and Bridge…

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Winners of food industry training awards revealed

Verner Wheelock, the leading food industry training company based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, has just announced the winners of its prestigious annual Excellence Awards. First introduced at the company’s 25th anniversary celebrations in 2015, the Awards recognise outstanding students in HACCP, Auditing and Food Safety. In addition, prizes are awarded for Individual, Company and Ethical…

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Bradford garden centre’s ‘Kindness Pot’ wins national marketing award

The team at a Bradford garden centre is celebrating after its ‘Kindness Pot’ initiative won a national marketing award. Yorkshire Garden Centres’ MD, Mark Farnsworth and Commercial Director, Sharon McNair were presented with the Worrall Cup for Tong Garden Centre’s entry into the competition during the Garden Centre Association (GCA) annual conference in Cirencester on…

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Howard Matthews Partnership merges into SMH Group

Harrogate based Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisors, Howard Matthews Partnership, have merged into the SMH Group, allowing the established firm to offer even more financial services to its clients backed by the strength of the Yorkshire and Derbyshire based group. The merger took place on 1st January 2024, with the firm continuing to operate from…

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We are the champions! Transdev’s Yorkshire winners on the road to success

Yorkshire bus firm’s awards salute customers and colleagues’ favourites They’re the Pride of the North – and they’re celebrating success in Yorkshire-based bus firm Transdev’s two awards schemes. The bus operator’s unsung heroes who take thousands of people to work, the shops or an amazing day out compete for a specially created Pride of the…

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Meet Incommunities’ new Customer Experience Committee

A committee ensuring tenants and local people have a voice in decision making at Incommunities is now in place. The group – made up of eight members – including five residents from the local community – had their first in person meeting in January. The team includes five Incommunities’ customers – Tirivashe Mutindimuri, Zia Ur-Rahman,…

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Yorkshire footwear retailer opens another concession with Yorkshire Garden Centres group

A York headquartered footwear retailer is set to open another concession with Yorkshire Garden Centres (YGC) next month. Pavers will open its third YGC concession at Otley Garden Centre on 22nd February, following success at Tong and Tingley Garden Centres. “We’re thrilled to be launching at Otley Garden Centre where you will find all-new, just-landed…

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Leeds Beckett University’s Leeds Law School Clinic new partnership expands student-run legal advice

Leeds Law School has teamed up with national injury firm Hodge Jones & Allen to expand its student-run service offering free legal advice. The new partnership will see students and solicitors work together to provide free legal advice to those who have suffered a personal injury. It will build on the service already provided by…

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TPE launches ‘Neurodiversity Network Group’ during TPE Week of Inclusion

TransPennine Express (TPE) has announced the official launch of its ‘Neurodiversity Network Group’ as part of the trailblazing TPE Week of Inclusion.   Committed to celebrating diversity and embracing individuality, TPE is celebrating its first ever ‘TPE Week of Inclusion’ and is keen to recognise the importance of neurodiversity representation in the workplace. In the…

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Peposhi pens permanent deal

Bradford Bulls are delighted to announce powerful forward Eliot Peposhi has signed a permanent one-year deal following a successful trial with the club! The 19-year-old arrived on trial at the start of pre-season, having made 10 appearances for St. Helens’ Reserves as they reached the Grand Final in 2023. Peposhi has impressed in both pre-season…

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Quality and sustainability award for campus food at York St John University

Food for Life certification marks dedication to high standards and traceability of produce  York St John University is pleased to announce that the University’s onsite catering has achieved prestigious Food for Life accreditation. The official award from the Soil Association  recognises that YSJ Kitchen serves food that is considered good for our climate, nature and…

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Gincompetent burglar smashes into gin shop – steals bottles of vinegar water

Hi from York., Our lovely 450-year-old gin shop has been broken into – and the (g)incompetent burglar who was expecting to run off with some excellent craft gin only managed to steal three display bottles full of water infused with vinegar. The man smashed two windows of our Tudor 450-year-old York Gin Shop in Sir Thomas…

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Interview opportunity: York Free School Meals

Working together with the schools currently involved in the Free School Meals pilot would like to offer media contacts the opportunity to express an interest in visiting one of the schools to film, record or report on the implementation of the programmes. At the moment we have multiple slots available to visit Westfield Primary School…

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New comms agency Yasper launches with investment from Umpf

Communications and marketing business Yasper has launched in Leeds, following investment from established award-winning agency Umpf. The new entity will share office space with Umpf on the city’s waterfront and both parties will take advantage of collaborative working opportunities.   Launched by Julian Pearce, a PR professional with two decades of experience in media relations, stakeholder comms, marketing and…

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Bulls break down social stats

The Bradford Bulls can today provide a detailed breakdown of our Social Media statistics across the last 12 months. REACH: 28,309,999. From December 2022 to November 2023 inclusive, our Social Media posts reached 28,309,999 users across our five main Social Media platforms. Our highest performing platform in this area was Facebook. IMPRESSIONS: 55,539,771. From the…

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Buttercrumble helps a boutique brand blossom

Recently, Buttercrumble has been supporting the wonderful Bluebell Petite brand, which is due to launch its first boutique in central Leeds. Rebecca has such an uplifting story; we are delighted to be involved and share in this journey! The collaboration between Buttercrumble and Bluebell Petite bears heartfelt social impact on multiple fronts. Buttercrumble became brand…

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Concrete admixture manufacturer marks 40 years with significant growth

Bradford-based concrete admixture manufacturer Oscrete is marking 40 years in business with further growth and an increased shareholding in its Northern Ireland division. Oscrete, a subsidiary of Christeyns, is one of the UK’s leading specialist construction chemical suppliers which manufactures and supplies a range of concrete admixtures for precast and ready-mix concrete and the ready-to-use…

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Club strengthens ties with University of Bradford

Bradford City AFC recently strengthened ties with main club partner University of Bradford, as part of the two organisations’ long-term strategy of unlocking community opportunities across the district. Earlier this month, City’s director of brand, marketing and media, Luke Flacks, delivered a guest speech and presentation at the university, to international business, marketing and strategy…

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