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Shoosmiths appoints Leeds-based business development director

Leading national law firm, Shoosmiths, has announced the appointment of its new business development director, Gaius Powell. Gaius, who will be based at the firm’s Leeds office, brings 20 years’ experience as a marketing professional in the legal industry with previous roles at Nabarro, DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons. For the last

Yorkshire welcomes global PR professionals to the region

A York PR and communications firm is preparing to welcome PR specialists from around the globe to the city this week. The Partners Group will host the fifth International Public Relations Team (IPRTeam) network conference in York, bringing together PR professionals from Europe, the USA, India, Australia and New Zealand to

Finance Yorkshire investment boosts Yorkshire economy

Investments by Finance Yorkshire have created or safeguarded more than 16,000 jobs in the region, new figures reveal. Since its launch seven years ago, the SME funder has invested in more than 500 SMEs across Yorkshire and the Humber. The figures show that Finance Yorkshire’s investments have enabled those companies to increase

Leeds entrepreneur to be “Kwizzed” by millionaire investors

A Leeds technology entrepreneur will appear on the next episode of Dragons’ Den. The founder and managing director of revolutionary pub quiz technology KwizzBit, can be seen entering the den on BBC Two on Sunday evening. Mark Walsh will pitch to the panel of infamous "Dragons" in the hope of securing

Onstate boss gets on his bike for charity

A motorbike-loving company director will be suiting up in his finest attire and getting on his bike for charity this weekend. On Sunday, September 24, Richard Day creative director of Leeds-based ecommerce agency Onstate, will be joining tens of thousands of distinguished gentlefolk in hundreds of cities worldwide as part of the global Distinguished Gentleman’s

Wilkinson Woodward recognised for charitable work

West Yorkshire solicitors Wilkinson Woodward have reached the shortlist in the 2017 Calderdale Community Spirit Awards. In recognition of their ongoing support for local charity The Next Step Trust, the Halifax based law firm has been shortlisted in the Corporate and Community Partnership category. Organised by The Community Foundation for Calderdale, the awards

Yorkshire entrepreneurs launch “world first” price comparison site for wedding photography

Two Yorkshire entrepreneurs have designed and launched a new online price comparison website designed to allow engaged couples to source, ‘meet’, book and pay for wedding photographers and videographers via a single platform. Business partners Chris Howarth and Natasha Miller have established CaptureOurWedding.com, which allows couples to sign up for free

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