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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Leeds Beckett to host employer workshop for new degree apprenticeship aimed at bridging the digital skills gap

Leeds Business School invites employers to a free lunch and workshop event on 4th June to learn about our Digital Marketer Degree Apprenticeship. Designed to address the growing demand for digital expertise in the region, Leeds Business School will be offering the qualification from January 2025. To help employers in the region learn more about…

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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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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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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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Call for video games to adopt a ‘positive PEGI’ system after new research uncovers self-care benefits of gaming

Academics from York St John University have published a groundbreaking new study on the positive effects of video games in helping young people manage loss. Dr Matthew Spokes, Dr Jack Denham, Matt Coward-Gibbs and Caitlin Veal from the investigate.games research group have explored how adapting grief models can shed light on the processing and understanding…

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Phishing social engineering tactics and how to avoid them

With the rise of social media and increased digital connectivity, social engineering has become easier, and cyber attacks are more frequent. The importance of raising awareness of social engineering tactics Everyone in your organisation, from the director to the newest employee, is prone to making mistakes. The need to stay alert of looming cyber threats…

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Whaling: Personalised cyber attacks targeting business leaders

Whaling is a phishing attack that targets the “big fish” or high level executives within an organisation masking as a legitimate email. As mentioned whaling attacks are highly targeted as they seek to trick specific group of individuals. As such these targeted phishing attacks may typically include the name, job title, and company of the person they…

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How to protect your physical workplace security

Physical security can pose a huge risk to your organisation whether your employees work from home or in the office. This blog will tackle the complexities of physical security to help you enhance your organisation’s security culture outside of the online environment. The components of physical security in the office Simply put, physical security characterises…

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Zero trust security: a safer approach to cyber security

Humans are lazy, we all are, it’s been studied, documented and evidenced time and time again. The Principal of Least Effort (PLE) or Zipfs Law manifests itself in all our daily behaviours, if there’s a quicker, easier way to achieve a goal, that’s the one we choose. Of course, we never consider these shortcuts as…

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Augmented reality sessions bring science alive for primary pupils

York St John University team creates augmented reality software to provide interactive learning experiences for science in primary school. A multi-disciplinary team from York St John University comprising of academics from Virtual and Augmented Reality teaching, Games Design, Graphic Design, Education and Music Production have joined forces with a York-based multi-academy trust and industry professionals…

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Partnership delivers digital skills training to over 1,000 people from ethnically diverse communities in Bradford

A partnership to help improve digital and employability skills in Bradford district has celebrated one thousand people completing its programme. The Yorkshire Building Society Digital Skills for Employability in Bradford project is a partnership between the mutual and Good Things Foundation and was established in 2021. The programme aims to provide digital skills training, support…

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Leeds Beckett launches innovative apprenticeship to bridge digital skills gap

Designed to address the growing demand for digital expertise in the region, Leeds Business School will be offering the qualification from June 2024. The digital world is changing at a rapid pace, and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest developments in areas such as AI, analytics, and SEO algorithms. That’s why…

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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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Pillar of community who embraced technology honoured

An innovative and dedicated former headteacher has seen his good work in the community recognised with a special honour from the University of Bradford. Peter Steele was headteacher at Princeville Primary School, Bradford, from 1982 to 2006, with embracing new technology and bringing everyone together at the heart of what he achieved during his time…

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Vertically Urban and Microsoft plot growth of AI Partnership

FEED THE WORLD With the world’s population set to rise to around 9.8 billion by 2050, it is thought that global food production must increase by around 70% to ensure food stays on everybody’s table. At the same time, we are already losing traditional farmland at an alarming rate mostly because of pollution and climate…

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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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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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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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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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CO2Sustain set to sparkle in North America in 2023

Leeds-based beverage additive manufacturer CO2Sustain is to launch into the North American market in 2023, leveraging its existing success with leading carbonated drinks manufacturers and bottlers in over 50 countries across four continents, including Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. CO2Sustain recently achieved GRAS approval (Generally Regarded As Safe), providing a green light…

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Leeds Beckett partners with Borehole Solutions to advance the future of drilling technology in UK construction

Leeds Beckett University has joined forces with Borehole Solutions – a leading provider of geotechnical drilling solutions – on an innovative new project to advance the knowledge and capabilities of the UK construction industry through the increased use of sonic drilling technology. Borehole Solutions – who have bases in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Brighouse, West Yorkshire…

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New city centre business hub opens at Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University has opened the doors to a new professional, city centre space for the regional business community to meet, collaborate and access the university’s academic expertise and student talent. The Knowledge Exchange is located on the first floor of the Rose Bowl on Portland Way – the home of Leeds Business School. The…

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