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Rail vision for Halifax signals new era for market town

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The Leeds office of global professional services and engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Calderdale Council to take forward plans to deliver the ‘Halifax Station Gateway’. The company will set out a strategic programme to deliver the existing station masterplan and improve connectivity for the town centre which is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound transformation. WSP |

Written on 26th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Company invests in centre of excellence for Leeds staff

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A company which delivers world-leading technologies and products to enhance people’s lives is investing in a brand new centre of excellence for its factory and office staff in Leeds. Steeper Group is a commercial business specialising in the fields of prosthetics, orthotics and assistive technology. Its Leeds base was flooded at Christmas in 2015 and, although work continued, new premises have

Written on 25th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Partnership extended to help digital and creative businesses to grow

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Leeds Beckett University and the Yorkshire Post have extended a partnership to enable digital and creative businesses to achieve their ambitions to grow. The Leeds Digital Hub, an inspirational tech office and co-working space, provides digital, creative and media businesses with a supportive environment, and access to university expertise that facilitates collaborative working and onsite support to grow early-stage and

Written on 25th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

£29k grant for improved travel into the North York Moors

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Access to the tranquil wilderness that is the North York Moors is set to be improved following the award of a £29k grant by TransPennine Express (TPE) to the Esk Valley Community Rail Partnership (CRP) and Moorsbus, a not for profit community bus operator. Connections to the North York Moors will be enhanced via a new ‘MoorsPlus’ service, allowing seamless

Written on 24th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

CYBG makes £6 billion of lending available for Britain’s small and medium businesses over the next three years

Commitment comes as research reveals that over a third of SMEs continue to find it a challenge to access finance from banks CYBG PLC, owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, is making a minimum of £6 billion of lending available from 2017 to 2019 to help fuel the growth of small and medium sized businesses in the UK. The Bank’s

Written on 24th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Pinsent Masons set for Madrid launch

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced plans to launch its third international office in less than 12 months, with a Madrid presence expected to open in May. The firm has brought together a team of six partners to develop a practice around the firm’s global sectors of advanced manufacturing and technology, financial services and infrastructure. The team comprises: Diego

Written on 21st April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Trustees’ workshop in Leeds puts spotlight on employment law pitfalls

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A workshop in Leeds on May 23 will advise charity board trustees on good governance in the fast-moving area of employment law. Hosted by hlw Keeble Hawson at the firm’s offices in Capitol House, Russell Street, ‘How to avoid the pitfalls of employment law’ will be held in partnership with the Small Charities Coalition. Covering four key themes – the

Written on 21st April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Series of events on Brexit and project management

Brexit…the ultimate change project that could redefine the British way of life through a changing economy and social environment. Whilst the full impact remains to be fully understood, organisations and businesses can start preparing to exploit some of the opportunities and benefits this change may present as well as pro-actively managing the risks. The Association for Project Management (APM), which

Written on 20th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Last call for Entries for Barclays Women in Business Awards

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Barclays is looking for the region’s top female business talent for their third Celebrating Women in Business Awards before the closing date for entries on Wednesday 26th April. The awards will recognise women and businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to business in the Yorkshire and Humber region and the ceremony will take place at an exclusive awards lunch

Written on 18th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Over 8,400 local people in our city will benefit from The Leeds Fund

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The Leeds Fund celebrates a key milestone, having distributed over £550,000 during the past nine months to support local communities in Leeds, which will benefit over 8,400 local people. Managed by local charity, Leeds Community Foundation, The Leeds Fund was launched in June 2016 with support from Patron, Leeds born TV presenter Gabby Logan, and Anchor Partner John Lewis Leeds.

Written on 12th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News