Award winning garden centre business strengthens the team with key appointments

Award winning Bradford business Tong Garden Centre has strengthened its team with appointments in Marketing, HR and Finance. Leigh Quinn from Leeds has been appointed to the newly created position of Online Insight Manager to develop Tong’s online presence; Carrie Mackertich from Garforth is the centre’s new HR and Training Manager responsible for recruiting new […]

A new Financial Controller for Thorite

Thorite has just appointed a new Financial Controller. OK, nothing too unusual about that. But at a time when most major companies will employ a recruitment consultant to fill such an important role, Thorite has shrewdly chosen to employ from within and has promoted a man who joined the company in 1985. Chris Streets has […]

Autohorn revealed as fastest growing business in Yorkshire

York based fleet management company, Autohorn, have been announced as Yorkshire’s fastest growing business in 2018, based on figures compiled by Insider of average percentage gain in turnover for the past five years.  The business now employs 65 members of staff with a fleet of 2000 cars and a turnover of £23.4 million having started […]

Leeds Building Society delivers another strong set of half year results and announces Chief Executive Officer succession

Total assets increased to £19.5bn, up 13% since June 2017, reflecting lending growth and higher liquidity. Membership now stands at more than 809,000 (June 2017: 778,000), the highest in our history. The UK’s 5th largest building society is also announcing that Chief Executive Officer Peter Hill will retire in February 2019. Subject to regulatory approval, […]

Grand day out for hotel staff at hospice fundraiser

MEMBERS of staff from one of Yorkshire’s finest hotels have entered the annual St Leonard’s Hospice ‘It’s a Knockout’ fundraiser. Instead of donning their smart uniforms, on Sunday 2nd September staff from The Grand Hotel, the only 5 star hotel in York, will be taking part in fun and foamy games as part of the […]

WYG receives Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Professional services firm WYG has received a Gold Award as part of the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The MOD’s ERS Gold Awards represent the highest badge of honour available to companies that employ and support those who serve in the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. In receiving the award, WYG is […]

Annual Charity Golf Day Success

  AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Pearson and Associates Accountants, have held their annual charity golf day and managed to raise over £2000 as part of their ongoing support for their chosen Charity Partner Martin House Hospice. Now in its 5th year, the day was held at The Bradford Golf Club, where nineteen teams of local […]

Council decision-session another milestone for York Central

A decision session with council leaders has marked another important step towards unlocking the potential of the York Central site. Council leader Ian Gillies and deputy leader Andrew Waller yesterday endorsed the York Central Partnership’s detailed design guide while requesting even higher standards for any development on the 45 hectare site. This means the council […]

Schools pupils inundate Bradford Manufacturing Week as toolkit launched to help manufacturers accommodate pupils

An ‘unprecedented’ number of school pupils are set to be involved in Bradford’s first ever week to showcase a career in manufacturing. More than 1,000 young people aged 14-18 are now signed up to experience life with 55 manufacturers during the first Bradford Manufacturing Week in October (8-12) – with some schools expressing an interest […]

York Site Project Manager awarded in national housebuilding competition

Site Managers working for local house builder, Barratt Developments, which includes both the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, have scooped four prestigious awards in a national competition to find the best-run building sites in Britain. This includes the Site Project Manager at David Wilson Homes’ The Chocolate Works development in York. The Chocolate […]


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