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Christmas comes early at The PA Hub Christmas Showcase

The festive season started early in Leeds recently as over 70 PA professionals descended on Cloth Hall Court to attend The PA Hub’s Christmas Showcase evening. Cloth Hall Court by Well Met, Leeds Beckett University’s conference office, hosted attendees from around 40 local businesses including: bars, restaurants, corporate gifting suppliers

Colliers International appoints new associate director in hotels valuation team

Global real estate advisor, Colliers International, has announced the appointment of Kimberley Pearce as associate director in its Hotels Valuation team in Leeds, to expand its specialist team of hotel valuers in the North of England. With over five years of specialist property experience in the hotel, leisure and hospitality industries,

Caravanning popularity boosts innovation at Sheffield engineering company

A boom in caravanning is fueling innovation at a historic Sheffield company. Sub contract engineering company PCT, which is based in Sheffield, is now designing four new towbars a month to cope with demand from the UK’s burgeoning caravanning sector. PCT operates across a wide range of industries but manufacturers up to

Hotel Indigo York celebrates completion of 140 mile charity bike ride

Steven Houghton, guest relations manager at Hotel Indigo York, is one of 21 cyclists to complete a two-day 140-mile bicycle ride through the Yorkshire Dales, in aid of the IHG Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation working to achieve long lasting benefits for communities all around the world. Mike Sweeting, general manager at

New employees for Keighley VW camper van parts company Kiravans

Keighley-based online VW camper van parts retailer Kiravans has announced two new employees as the company looks to expand its range of products. Samantha Ettenfield joins the business as a purchasing controller, and Skye Taylor as an e-commerce customer services apprentice. Thirty-two-year-old Samantha lives in a Steeton and will ensure that stock

Hampton By Hilton Humberside welcomes 1,000th guest

The region’s newest hotel – the Hampton by Hilton Humberside Airport has welcomed its one thousandth guest - just seven weeks after opening. Eastern Airways pilot, John Mckeown, enjoyed the hotel’s hospitality last week and was presented with a small memento by Hellen Fairbanks, Guest Services Assistant. The new hotel, which is

Provenance Inns appoints new managing director

Provenance Inns has announced the appointment of Rupert Farquharson as managing director. An experienced hospitality and drinks trade professional, Farquharson takes up his new role as the seven-strong gastropub and hotel operator gears up for the next phase of its growth. Farquharson was most recently managing director of Norfolk brewer Woodforde’s,

Thousands take part in HSBC UK City Ride Leeds

Thousands of people took to the streets of Leeds to enjoy the HSBC UK City Ride. Starting at Millennium Square, the participants cycled north towards Woodhouse Moor, before returning to the city centre, passing the University of Leeds on their way back to Millennium Square. The 7km route also featured an

LSH Hotels sells York hotel in historic hotspot

Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton has successfully marketed and sold Hotel 53, a contemporary hotel located in York city centre. The property, which had a guide price of £13 million, has been acquired by Axcel Group Ltd and will form part of its already impressive hotel portfolio.  Hotel 53 is

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