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    New York inspired restaurant & bar announced for Leeds Arena Quarter

    The Merrion Centre is continuing its winning streak as one of the top choices for international and niche eateries in Leeds as a unique fresh food and drink concept, Union Square, has selected it as the location for its founding restaurant. The masterminds behind the highly successful Simpatico Pizza in The Queens Arcade – Nick […]

    Dance school puts best foot forward with investment from BEF

    An established Doncaster-based dance academy has been transformed after 24 years thanks to a loan from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF). Dance teacher Claire Anderson founded the School of Theatre Dance 24 years ago and has achieved the highest fellowship status amongst the International Dance Teachers Association. Claire has been teaching dance for 28 years […]

    Kala Sangam invites audiences to ‘Pay What You Decide’ in 2019

    Bradford’s intercultural arts centre Kala Sangam has introduced a Pay What You Decide scheme to coincide with the start of its new, inspiring programme of events this spring. The company is continuing to invite old and new audiences into the arts centre, by placing Bradford and its diverse communities at the heart of everything it […]

    WBD advises Brittany Ferries on UK government contract

    Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Brittany Ferries, a long-standing client, on a series of contracts with the Department for Transport that secure additional freight capacity as part of the UK government’s planning for a no-deal Brexit. WBD Partner, Peter Snaith was the lead adviser for Brittany Ferries with input from procurement, […]

    Yorkshire contractors appointed for Bradford garden centre’s £4 million development

    Yorkshire contractors have started work on the first phase of a £4 million project to develop an award winning Bradford garden centre. Leeds based Jennings has been contracted to do the demolition work and East Yorkshire based family business, Ashcourt has been appointed as the main ground workers on the project at Tong Garden Centre […]

    BusinessWatch Group announces the recent acquisition of Clear Image

    As we welcome this division into the BusinessWatch group of companies, we believe that their expertise in security solutions along with their in-house Alarm Receiving Centre will greatly complement the BusinessWatch Group offering. BusinessWatch Group Finance Director, Nick Petrovic, says: “This is a really exciting time for the company. The acquisition of Clear Image only […]

    Yoko Ono exhibition opens new arts building at Leeds Arts University

    The new arts building at Leeds Arts University will officially open with an exhibition by international artist Yoko Ono. Yoko Ono (b.1933) is a renowned multimedia artist and peace activist. A chief proponent of the Fluxus movement, Yoko Ono is known for her performance and instruction based artworks which have been shown internationally. For this […]

    Schofield Sweeney corporate team see a dramatic increase in deal activity

    108% increase in transaction activity 163% increase in deal value Yorkshire-based law firm Schofield Sweeney continued to see an increase in deal activity in 2018. The corporate team advised on over 70 transactions worth over £270m, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and forms of equity finance both nationally and internationally. Adrian Ballam, Corporate Partner commented […]

    New family law partner for Harrowells

    A new partner, Amy Foweather, (pictured) has been appointed to the Family Law Department of North and East Yorkshire law firm, Harrowells. Joining from a national family law practice, where she was also a partner, Amy Foweather will, like other members of Harrowells Family Law Team, advise clients across the practice’s six-office network, including the York […]

    Pocklington School’s new Headmaster challenges pupils to think big

    Pocklington School’s new Headmaster, Toby Seth, has laid out his vision for taking the School forward – and thanked staff and pupils for their warm welcome. Mr Seth took over the reins on January 1st and said the first week of the new term had been notable for the atmosphere of positivity throughout the School. He […]