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From reporting to resurfacing for Leeds business change team

Volunteers from Leeds Building Society spent a day improving facilities for disabled visitors to Sutton Bank National Park Centre. The 21 colleagues from the Change Delivery team took advantage of the volunteering scheme which allows all Society employees a day’s paid leave each year to help in the community. Their activities

Michelin-starred Yorkshire restaurant returns to Treske for inspiration

The Michelin-starred Black Swan at Oldstead, near Easingwold, has returned to award-winning furniture designer and manufacturer Treske of Thirsk to help to create a unique dining room experience. The Black Swan, recently named as one of the thirty finest restaurants in the country by the Sunday Times, has refurbished its restaurant

Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers hires three graduates

Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers has appointed three new graduate engineers following several new contract wins for the Leeds-based firm. Amreet Notay, who has a civil and structural engineering degree from the University of Leeds, joins as a graduate structural engineer and previously worked for Elland Steel Structures Ltd.

Strong growth at historic engineering firm

Historic Sheffield sub-contract engineering firm PCT has created a new welding team to meet growing demand from the construction industry. The five-strong team are working a split shift system as orders continue to increase for the engineering sub-contractor which now employs 70. Earlier this year PCT invested more than £550,000 in new

Hambleton Businesses Awards winners announced

Nine Hambleton businesses are celebrating after taking top prizes at the district council’s annual awards ceremony. And for the first time three local business entrepreneurs were singled out for a special award. The Legacy award was shared between Charles Barker of Northallerton and Mark and Sue Dicken of Stokesley. “The quality of

Forgemasters wins early offshore contract

Sheffield Forgemasters has won a £5.5 million contract with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the first major offshore oil industry development in two years.  Sheffield Forgemasters' offshore oil & gas specialist, Vulcan SFM, secured the contract to supply 73 steel castings ranging from 0.5 tonnes to 19.5 tonnes, for a semi-submersible oil

South Yorkshire surveyors open new purpose-built HQ

A surveying and engineering company has invested £500,000 in a new purpose-built headquarters in South Yorkshire.   1st Horizon, which specialises in 3-dimensional laser scanning of buildings and surveying for underground pipes and cables, has turned a former fizzy drinks factory in Barnsley into its new home. The company will officially open

Rotherham school gets Cutting Edge entrance

Barnsley-based laser cutting expert, Cutting Technologies, has teamed up with local sculptor, Michael Johnson, to bring education to life. Herringthorpe Junior School, based in Rotherham, commissioned Michael to create a decorative screen which covered the Junior School’s entrance The screen formed part of a literacy trail and focussed around a quote from Wind

Yorkshire firm behind largest privately owned off-grid system in Ghana

A Leeds-based solar power company is behind the largest privately owned off-grid system in Ghana. With Ghana experiencing an erratic power supply and regular blackouts known as ‘Dumsor’, a local woman reached out to the Yorkshire OutBack specialist, Xerogrid to help take the power into her community’s own hands. Successful Ghanaian businesswoman, Gloria Rego,