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Leeds apprentices build on success in regional skills competition

Apprentices from Leeds College of Building have seen off competition from hundreds of other construction students from rival colleges to win 17 top place positions in a range of construction craft and services skills competitions. The College hosted the SkillBuild, SkillPlumb, SkillElectric and SkillFridge competitions for the Yorkshire region at

Northern appoints MCG to showcase the north of England

Northern has appointed MCG to help promote its wide-ranging We Are Northern marketing campaign, which highlights the opportunities for great days out from its stations across the north of England.  The integrated marketing campaign comprises digital, content creation, employee engagement, PR and experiential. MCG delivered a successful one-off project for the

International mobility specialist appoints Yorkshire entrepreneur as UK managing director

International mobility equipment specialist, Handicare has appointed a new managing director for the UK with a clear strategy to drive growth across all areas of the business. Leeds-based Clare Brophy, managing director of Handicare's UK direct sales company Companion Stairlifts, now takes on responsibility for all the group's UK activities including Dealer and Government

Family logistics firm bulks up with £9.4m funding line

Bulk Logistics Group has secured a £9.4m full asset-based lending facility from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance to support a management buy-in at the family-run business.  The funding line was used to enable the existing management team, the Ward family, to sell shares to the Castle/Edghill family.  The Bedale-based business operates in

Legal & General unveils turn-key modular housing prototype

Legal & General (L&G) has revealed its first turn-key modular housing prototype as it continues to drive the evolution of the housing sector to help tackle the UK’s long term chronic production problem.    Located outside its 550,000 sq ft factory in Selby, near Leeds, the prototype is a two-storey, two-bedroom

Exciting improvements for Leyburn Station following £72k grant

A massive improvement scheme at Leyburn station is to go ahead thanks to a £72,050 grant from the district council. It will see the installation of a viewing platform and footbridge and a signalbox with period signaling – both of which have recovered from other stations. Richmondshire District Council has awarded a

Roomzzz Aparthotel confirmed for Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Showground

Aparthotel chain Roomzzz is set to make its mark in Harrogate on the Great Yorkshire Showground site, following a successful appeal against a refusal of planning permission by Harrogate Borough Council.   The brand is investing over £10million into the new aparthotel, which is scheduled to open in Q4 2019. With

Drive Dynamics bucks national trend by increasing number of driving instructors

A national driving school headquartered in West Yorkshire is bucking the trend by increasing the number of instructors on its books.  Thanks to a new business model and a recently launched electronic diary system, Drive Dynamics - based between Leeds and Bradford at Drighlington – has signed up 30 new affiliate

£3M Castleford new homes collection open doors to public

A £3m collection of new homes that commemorates Castleford’s most famous son opens its doors to housebuyers this weekend.  Moore Park – named in honour of the renowned sculptor and artist Henry Moore – is staging an Open Day tomorrow between 10am and 4pm.  Industry experts will be on hand to guide