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Office move brings expertise together

All change at Leeds as office moves brings expertise together

Leeds Chamber has moved its business support, membership and representation teams to a newly refurbished building and will be joined by the Business Enterprise Fund, the Chamber’s subsidiary company, which provides finance and start up loans to companies across the region. The Chamber will be working closely with its partners RTC North, which runs Enterprise Europe Network and ‘Innovate 2

Written on 3rd October 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Finance, News

Lord Mayor of London’s visit to Leeds boosts professional sector profile


The Lord Mayor of London will visit Leeds tomorrow (Thursday, July 28) to strengthen links between London, the world’s leading financial centre, and Leeds, which has blossoming banking, legal, and services industries. Alderman Jeffrey Mountevans, the Lord Mayor, will meet business leaders in the city region as part of a visit organised by Leeds Chamber, part of West & North

Written on 27th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Chamber News, Finance, IT/Telecoms

Therapeutic Provider Expands with Funding from Barclays


South Yorkshire based therapy service Chrysalis Associates Limited today announced expansion plans with the purchase of a second site with funding from Barclays. Chrysalis Associates Limited was established in 2006 and headquartered at Wostenholme Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield.  The business specialises in the assessment and treatment of developmental trauma and attachment difficulties and offers services to children, their carers and

Written on 4th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Finance, Members news

Winners Announced for the Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards

barclays Women Business-Award-winners

Barclays today announced the Yorkshire award winners for their Celebrating Women in Business Awards which were launched last year. The awards, aimed at senior business women and businesses operating across all sectors and sizes in Yorkshire, attracted over 60 nominations which were shortlisted to twenty two finalists from across the region. Joanne Roney, CEO for Wakefield Metropolitan District Council was

Written on 4th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Finance, Members news

Breaking Barriers: Succeed Overseas


Yorkshire Bank’s Head of International Trade, John Brown is speaking at the above event on 19th April which is part of UKTI’s Exporting is Great Week. John will review the methods of payment used in International Trade together with the considerations of risk and finance. The event is free to attend and any businesses interested in attending can register here.

Written on 12th April 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Exporting, Finance, Members news

Flood Appeal receives government match funding


Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), who set up the Leeds Flood Appeal in response to the Boxing Day floods, has received confirmation that the government will match their current raised funds £ for £.  To date, the Leeds Flood Appeal has raised an impressive £157,000 from generous donations from the public and local businesses across the country. With the newly announced

Written on 4th April 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Finance, News2, Property

Angels Yorkshire created with support from WGN


AN angel investor group plans to open bases in Sheffield and Hull in June, after enjoying a successful launch in Leeds. Angel Groups Yorkshire has been established to introduce high growth businesses across Yorkshire to angel investors and other funding options. It was founded by Martin Avison with the aim of building on the work of the Yorkshire Association of

Written on 19th February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Finance, Members news, News

Yorkshire’s mid-sized companies risk losing the war for talent

Ian Beaumont KPMG

Despite the high cost of replacing talented staff, the majority of mid-sized companies still have an erratic approach to keeping their people happy, according to new research from KPMG. In a study of 223 leaders of mid-sized companies (with a turnover of between £10m to £500m), only 29% of businesses described their approach to talent retention as “formalised”. Meanwhile, nearly

Written on 15th February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Finance, Legal, Members news

Payrolls Direct opens its doors in Yorkshire


Cloud based Payroll and HR solutions company, Payrolls Direct opens up new offices in Skipton. The leading cloud based firm is looking to work with business in the Yorkshire area to alleviate the headache of monthly payroll. Whilst assisting business with there HR functions. When asked why Yorkshire? Regional Manager, Andrew Pugh said: “After moving to the area several years

Written on 17th November 2015Kalpna Mistry. Published in Finance, Members news