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Growing garden centre business appoints finance director

A Bradford garden centre has strengthened its senior management team with a board level appointment.  Charlie Barker is joining the team in the newly created position of finance director. He joins the Tong Lane business from Cranswick plc and brings a wealth of corporate finance experience, said Tong's managing director, Mark

Yorkshire HR and employment law firm expands health and safety division with two new contracts

A Yorkshire HR and employment law firm is set to expand its health and safety division portfolio after securing contracts worth £30,000 with two of Yorkshire and Lancashire’s largest manufacturing companies. Howarths People and Safety Management, based in Cleckheaton, has agreed a two year contract to deliver on-site health and safety

Law School students trial their court skills

A city employment lawyer turned a lecture room into a court room to put Sheffield Hallam Law School students through their paces in a mock employment tribunal. Toby Pochron, associate at Sheffield commercial law specialists Ironmonger Curtis, put the skills of the next generation of lawyers on trial. Students nominated judges to

Meadowhall to take front seat in the Sheffield Cycle Ride

Meadowhall, and a team from Sheffield City Council, will be leading the way with a team of 20 cyclists in a journey of just under 400 miles from Sheffield to the Sheffield Memorial Park, Somme Battlefields, France, to raise much-needed funds for the renovation of the war memorial located at

Hull city centre shoppers back petition opposing out-of-town retail expansion

Hundreds of shoppers have signed a petition opposing plans for a major out-of-town retail development that threatens the viability of businesses in Hull city centre. More than 1,000 customers have signed the petition to back their favourite city centre stores amid continuing concern about the proposed expansion of Kingswood Retail Park

Bespoke tattoo artist named Rotherham’s Young Entrepreneur of 2017

The founder of a Rotherham-based tattoo studio has won the coveted Rotherham Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in recognition of her achievements since the business was launched in 2013. Emily Dawson, a 27 year-old tattoo artist from Rotherham, received the grand prize at an awards ceremony at Magna Science Centre

Former England star calls on Sheffield City Region businesses to get mentoring

A former England international footballer, who went on to forge a successful business career after hanging up his boots, has called on business owners from across the Sheffield City Region to use their knowledge and expertise to help would-be entrepreneurs take their first steps into self-employment. Speaking at the Launchpad Mentoring

Yorkshire advisors help charity’s southern superstore expansion

Commercial property lawyers from Sheffield-based Wake Smith Solicitors have worked with a national charity to open two new fundraising stores – one being its biggest ever opened. Ben Spencer acted for Salvation Army Trading Company Limited on the lease for the 17,500 sq ft high street store, now branded as a