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Leeds gets the bounce at Benyon Park Way


Leeds can finally jump for joy as Jump-Inc launches its flagship park at Benyon Park Way in August. With 50,000 square ft of jumping space and over 200 trampolines, jumpers can get some air one of the biggest trampoline parks in the UK. Jump-Inc provides the spring-loaded urban playground for parkour fans to practise their stunts on the Tumble Tracks,

Written on 4th August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Members news

Wetherby business engineers the skills for success


A LEP training grant has helped Lithos, an engineering firm based in Wetherby to grow their business through investing in their staff development. Through the LEP’s skills service they were able to gain access to support and funding for training. In the video below, staff discuss their experiences of the skills service and how this support has helped the company

Written on 2nd August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in News, Skills

Gateley Plc advises on sale of deltatre

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Gateley Plc’s Leeds office has completed the sale of sports media service company deltatre to US-based private investment company Bruin Sports Capital. A multi-disciplinary team led by Corporate partner David Armitage advised LMGR s.r.l on the sale of its controlling stake in deltatre. LMGR and its former private equity investment partner, Mediacontech, both sold their respective shareholdings in deltatre to

Written on 1st August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Legal, Members news

Irwin Mitchell offer an expert hand in uncertain times


The UK’s decision to leave the European Union will undoubtedly impact UK policy and legislation and affect  your business’ strategy, processes, assets and people. There is no concrete information at present as to when the Government intends to trigger Article 50 and start the formal process of withdrawing from the EU, however current speculation suggests this won’t happen until 2017 at

Written on 1st August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Legal, Members news

Shulmans’ Leads on Devolution Debate


On Monday night, senior representatives from a number of the city’s most prominent businesses and organisations came together with Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, and Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, to discuss the ongoing devolution debate and its potential impact on the Leeds City Region. Hosted by leading law firm, Shulmans, at its offices in Wellington Place, the

Written on 1st August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Legal, Members news

Construction work on latest phase of Wellington Place is complete

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Development and asset manager MEPC, has announced that construction has completed at 5 Wellington Place, Leeds, which is now open for business. The completion of the new 75,257 sq. ft. state of the art office facility joins the 290,000 sq. ft. of recently constructed existing office and retail space at Wellington Place which is already let to a host of

Written on 1st August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Construction, Members news, Property

Shaping up to be a bright future for young entrepreneur


Funded and supported by both the University of Leeds and Shell LiveWIRE, Chamber business park tenant, Ravi Toor, founded Filamentive – a brand of 3D printing materials – in late 2015. With experience of running an online 3D printing business coupled with his study of BA Environment and Business, Ravi sought to create a 3D printing materials brand committed to

Written on 1st August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Media, Members news

Intercity train company urges Pokémon Go fans to stay safe


Train company TransPennine Express (TPE) is urging people to stay safe when playing popular smartphone craze, Pokémon Go. There have been reports of players capturing virtual Pokémon characters on-board trains and at railway stations with the game proving to be a big distraction from what’s going on around them.   The train company is advising players to concentrate on their

Written on 29th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Members news, Transport

Connectivity to national and international markets has never been more important

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Leeds city region organisations using the internet to provide goods and services to customers at home and abroad now have access to one of the world’s fastest pure fibre networks and the opportunity to grasp the competitive advantage offered by its resilient and scalable connection speeds. Leeds has been transformed into one of the UK’s first Gigabit Cities following major

Written on 28th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in IT/Telecoms, Members news

For Leeds Today, For Leeds Tomorrow – free will writing sessions


LCF is partnering with Ison Harrison throughout September to offer free will writing sessions for people who want to give something back to their local communities. It is estimated that of the 75% of the population who give to charity, only 7% leave a gift to charity in their will, mostly to large well-known charities. This means that local grass-roots

Written on 28th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Members news