Global property consultancy Knight Frank has brokered two significant office deals at the refurbished 2 Embankment by the River Aire in Leeds. Leeds law firm Lupton Fawcett has taken 11,510 sq ft on a 10-year lease, with insurance brokers PIB occupying 2,631 sq ft on a five-year lease. The rent is £23.50 per sq ft.
Branded merchandise and apparel firm, Infinity Inc, has been awarded a contract to supply branded uniforms to one of the UK’s largest independent co-operatives, The Midcounties Co-operative, using its own innovative ordering system, LINK.
Hot Aire! Concert Band, were the perfect hosts at their fundraiser concert on Saturday 21st May at St Peter’s Church, Shipley. Their brilliant Musical Director Stephen Bradnum was delighted to announce that their concert exceeded all of their expectations and £2,637.00 was raised, which will now be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee charity for the war in Ukraine.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will join the rest of the country in celebrating HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next weekend, when all of its stations will be decorated with red, white and blue fit for a royal welcome across the special long bank holiday weekend.
Research from Grant Thornton's latest Business Outlook Tracker research, which looks specifically at 370 leaders of businesses with a supply chain, shows that over half (52%) are finding it harder to operate their business today, compared to 12 months ago.
Survey shows employers expect increase in part-time, remote- and flexible-working.Managers more willing to consider requests for part-time working post-pandemic Employers are now more flexible about where and how employees work
New data from the Institute of Directors shows that, as a result of rising energy costs, half of businesses are now more likely to invest in carbon reduction measures. In a survey of nearly 600 business leaders, 16% also agreed that rising energy costs would make them more likely to invest in carbon reduction measures in the short term, 28% in the medium term and 22% in the long term.
Was it Miss Scarlett, with the revolver in the dining room, or Professor Plum, with the lead pipe in the library, or even Miss White in the billiard room with the rope? All familiar names which began life as a board game, invented during the second world war, but has since morphed into other entertainment mediums, and is still played and enjoyed by millions.
New research released today by Mind shows people have benefitted from spending more time in nature since the pandemic. The data coincides with the mental health charity’s garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022, which has been designed by nine-time RHS Chelsea gold medal winner, Andy Sturgeon.
BHP has appointed a new senior manager to its Digital Finance team. James Houseman has worked in BHP’s Tax team since 2020 and has extensive industry experience, including a previous role at McLaren Automotive where he worked as a Finance Manager prior to joining BHP.
Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG) – part of the Reconomy Group – has achieved a coveted shortlisting at the Amazon Everywoman Awards. ASCG managing director, Claire Webb, has been named alongside supply chain leaders from Wayfair and Virgin Media O2 as one of the industry’s most impressive professionals in the supply chain leader of the year category.
The report – “Over 125 years of Olympic venues: post-Games use” – is the first-ever official inventory of the post-Games use of 817 permanent and 106 temporary Olympic venues across 51 Games editions, from the Olympic Games Athens 1896 through to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Zero emission ferries and vessels are one step closer to being a reality, as Maritime Minister Robert Courts today (24 May 2022) confirmed £12M funding to accelerate the research and development of zero emission maritime technologies. Now in its second round, the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) was born out of the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan to tackle carbon emissions.
The north’s most spectacular motorsport weekend event is back and will take place from 24th to 26th June. Festival venues don’t get much more scenic than this, being situated right in the heart of glorious West Yorkshire. So, it’s back to the 125-acre rural farmland site on the outskirts of Meltham, Holmfirth, situated on the northernmost fringes of the Peak District National Park.
Retailers reported average sales for the time of year in May but expect them to dip below seasonal norms again next month, according to the CBI’s latest quarterly Distributive Trades Survey. Year-on-year selling prices continued to grow at a similarly rapid pace to February, though retailers expect price growth to ease slightly in the coming quarter.
Nominations are set to open this week for the prestigious Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards (YCCA).In aid of the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation, the awards – now in their tenth year - celebrate the phenomenal achievements of young people who have demonstrated courage, determination and strength in exceptional circumstances.
A new business, launched by a motorsport industry expert and ex-Ginetta team member, is the first in the UK to offer businesses and motorsport enthusiasts the opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment, whilst racing sports cars around top UK and European circuits.
Our business writer Ian Garner suggest five steps to help you with your Strategic Planning. “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat” - Sun Tzu, the great Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher. Any organisation who wishes to be successful needs to have a Strategic Business Plan.
Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has promoted Nick Millward to director as the firm continues to invest in its transaction tax team in the regions. Nick joined BDO eight years ago and leads the transaction tax team across Yorkshire.
Two sites in Yorkshire have been listed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on Historic England’s advice, in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Art Deco Sun Pavilion and Colonnade in Harrogate - a 1930s tea-room visited by the Queen in 1998 following major restoration – has been listed at Grade II.
Around two in five have been forced to reduce or stop spending on clothes (44%), eating out (39%), non-essential food items (39%), and takeaways (38%) over the last six months. Three in ten have been forced to cut back or stop spending on household essentials (29%) and essential food items (31%) Includes one in five for each (20%) who have done so by switching to cheaper alternatives. Similar proportion have had to reduce or stop spending on day trips (31%), holidays (30%), and fuel (27%)
Sheffield-based adventure books publisher Vertebrate Publishing has been announced as the overall winner of the fourth annual Small Press of the Year Award. The award, which is sponsored by CPI Books, was announced at The British Book Awards winner ceremony last night at Grosvenor House London in the first in-person British Book Awards ceremony since 2019, and the biggest yet.
Harrogate Garden Centre, part of the British Garden Centres family, has launched their new signature Hydrangea Red Butterfly at the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Hydrangea Red Butterfly has a wonderful colour and is named to celebrate the company’s recent logo refresh.
With the news that Manchester City clinched the Premier League title for the second successive season this weekend, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester has honoured the Blues title winning triumph in brick form.
Three years in the making, the group with more than 40 restaurants throughout England and Wales is the first in the UK to develop a regeneratively farmed beef supply chain in response to the British farming and carbon crisis dominating the industry. Honest Burgers is proud to announce its pioneering regenerative farming programme this month.
Harry Styles has always been something of a phenomenon. As a member of third placing X Factor contestants, One Direction, he and his band mates proved that winning a television talent show is not the key ingredient in commercial success.
There has been moral panic about a secret plan to privatise the NHS for over four decades, yet the UK still has an unusually state-centred healthcare system. The conspiracy theory — that there is a sinister plot to dismantle the NHS, sell off its parts to private companies and introduce a dystopian survival-of-the-fittest American-style healthcare system — is not restricted to the eccentric fringe, but very much mainstream. Every time a specific theory about privatisation fails to come true, it is repackaged, updated with new details and pushed into the future.
Following the inaugural race in Miami a fortnight ago, this weekend Formula 1 returned to Europe and a more traditional track, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, where Red Bull’s Max Verstappen emerged victorious from this afternoon’s Spanish Grand Prix following the retirement of Ferrari’s runaway leader Charles Leclerc.
Commenting on reports today (Sunday) that ministers may draw up laws requiring minimum numbers of staff to work during a strike, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Ministers have spectacularly failed to deal with the cost of living crisis. Now they are trying to distract from their failure by picking a fight with unions. “The right to strike is crucial in a free society.
VIVA Cruises’ first new build ship, the VIVA ONE, has launched and, to celebrate, the river cruise specialist is offering a free cabin upgrade and reduced single cabin surcharge on all May and June 2022 departures The offer is available on all ships.
York City confirmed their long-awaited return to the National League following a tight encounter with Boston United in the Promotion Final. In-form striker Lenell John-Lewis gave York the lead with just five minutes played, firing it past Dewhurst into the bottom corner.