Election: Reaction

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Commenting on the outcome of the General Election, Gerald Jennings, President of Leeds Chamber of Commerce said: “The formation of a stable administration that can give voters and businesses confidence around both economic management and Brexit negotiations must be the absolute top priority. More locally we would want to see rapid progress in unlocking the region’s devolution dilemma. I look

Written on 12th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Media, News

Bierkeller Christmas Showcase

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The Bierkeller Christmas Showcase will be held on on Thursday 13th July. The Bierkeller would like to invite up to 4 people from each member company to the event, where there will be entertainment throughout the venue, arrival drinks and canapes, plus an opportunity to sample the Christmas menu and cocktails. RSVP to Daniel Sammé at danielsamme@burningnightgroup.com

Written on 5th June 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Leeds College of Art announces new degree courses

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Leeds College of Art is pleased to announce an expansion of its current portfolio with five new undergraduate degree courses. 2018 will see the addition of BA (Hons) Filmmaking, BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Fashion Branding with Communication, BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Arts and BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance to the current portfolio of creative arts degrees. The

Written on 28th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Ward Hadaway achieves cyber security seal of approval

LAW firm Ward Hadaway has secured a valuable seal of approval for the safety of its IT systems and processes. The firm, which has offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, has achieved the Government-backed Cyber Essentials Plus. The exercise saw the UK Top 100 law firm’s IT team working intensively with IT company Pulsant to prepare Ward Hadaway’s systems to

Written on 28th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Leeds celebrates first Giga-versary

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The UK’s leading alternative infrastructure provider, CityFibre, is celebrating today as it marks one year since launching Leeds’ Gigabit City transformation and bolstering the city’s very own ultrafast, pure fibre network. The ‘Giga-versary’ lands just in time for Leeds Digital Festival – a week-long celebration of the City’s growing digital industry and the benefits it brings in terms of skills,

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

Partner receives OBE

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Colin Glass, the founding partner of WGN Business Advisors and Chartered Accountants and prolific non-executive director, was presented with his OBE for services to Business Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship at Buckingham Palace by HRH Princess Anne. He attended the Palace with his wife Vanessa, and his two children Adam and Deborah. Colin is passionately interested in assisting start-ups and companies who

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

Leading Law Firm Strengthens Construction Team Foundations

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UK top 200 corporate law firm, Shulmans LLP, is strengthening its construction team with internal promotions and the creation of two new roles. Phil Morrison, who joined the firm in 2013, has been promoted to Partner after being Head of Construction at the firm for four years. Morrison boasts over 25 years of experience in the sector, advising both large

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

Clarion team completes Three Peaks fundraiser for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

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Seven lawyers at Clarion in Leeds have reached new heights to raise much-needed funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the firm’s chosen charity for 2017. Last Saturday (22nd April), the team comprising Helen Bates, Kaira Clarehugh, Cheryl Grace, Danielle Pawson, Harrie Riley, Lucinda Ross and Lorna Webb took on the challenge.  They completed the 5,200ft climb over a 24 mile long

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

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