CityConnect’s Bike Friendly Business scheme – 25% increase in cycling

Bike Friendly Businesses across the region have seen a 25% increase in cycling, thanks to a pioneering scheme being run as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bike or on foot. The scheme is funded by the Department for Transport’s Cycling and Walking to […]

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund 30th Anniversary Ball

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund 30th Anniversary Ball is Sponsored by B&M Waste Services Continuing their commitment to supporting local charities, Leeds-based B&M Waste Services is sponsoring the 30th Anniversary Ball of fellow Leeds organisation, Children’s Heart Surgery Fund – a non-profit association supporting children and adults born with congenital heart disease across Yorkshire and North […]

First York Celebrates Heritage

York’s largest bus operator is honouring past and present colleagues with a new bus, painted in the livery of ‘Rider York’. First York has rebranded one of its vehicles ‘Rider York’, to acknowledge the business’s heritage. The vehicle includes a message on the side of the vehicle to honour staff, which reads; “Dedicated to team […]

Trio of appointments at Approach

Public relations consultancy, Approach, is expanding its award-winning team with three new appointments to strengthen its digital, b2b and retail offering. The Ilkley-based agency has appointed Sarah Kroon as business development director, Shona England-Lees as senior account executive and Betty Adams as junior account executive. Sarah has over 14 years of retail, brand and planning […]

You’re hired! Seven apprentices start at housing group

Seven construction apprentices are starting on the road to new careers with Incommunities. They range from school leavers to a graduate and a former housing support worker. The recruits are Anas Ahmed and Max Parrott (electricians), Rashid Hafejee and Mark Riches (plumbers), Matthew Shaw and Sam Taylor (joiners) and Paul Falkingham (plasterer). Each apprentice will […]

Corporate Team Expands

James Farrell, Solicitor, has joined the Schofield Sweeney Corporate team in Leeds. The 7 Partner strong team now boasts 18 lawyers across its three Yorkshire offices. Newly qualified solicitor Helen Matthews will also be staying on at the firm and taking her place in the team following her training. James joins the firm from Walker […]

Ward Hadaway’s newly-qualified solicitors take a break in celebration of new appointments

Ward Hadaway’s six newly-qualified solicitors took a well-deserved break at Quayside Seaside recently in celebration of their new appointments. Andrew Craven, Sarah Adamson and Holly Vevers from the Newcastle office, Mona Mojtabavi and Tom Goodburn from the Manchester office and Natalie Payne from the Leeds office, were joined by Ward Hadaway’s managing partner Martin Hulls […]

Wo-manufacturing giants encourage girls into sector

Women make up 47% of the overall UK job market [1], but in some sectors, the gender gap is much broader. In traditionally male dominated sectors such as manufacturing and engineering, women are still struggling to make their way. In the latest report by manufacturing industry body, the EEF, women make up just 23% of […]

Businesses in Leeds gear up for the City’s first ever Manufacturing Festival

Manufacturers from across Leeds are set to open their doors to young people in order to help change perceptions of the industry during a month-long festival. Leeds Manufacturing Festival will see businesses of all sizes taking part in the event, throughout October, which is being run by the Leeds Manufacturing Alliance. Victoria Hopkins from Hopkins […]

Sarah Bradley launches the HR Dept Leeds South

After two decades working for corporate businesses in human resources across the UK, West Yorkshire-born Sarah Bradley has headed home to set up her own business supporting local SMEs. The highly qualified HR expert left her corporate London life behind her, having had enough of travelling from one end of the country to the other […]


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