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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

Tech event set to support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has been chosen as the nominated beneficiary of funds raised during the upcoming Innovation & Disruption event. The inaugural four-hour tech showcase will take place at Aspire, Leeds, on Thursday 19 October, offering business and IT professionals the opportunity to experience the newest innovations that are set

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

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,

Leeds brand Naked Noodles creates stir at London Fashion Week

Authentic convenience snacking brand Naked Noodle, produced by Leeds-based food manufacturer Symington’s, created a stir at the first day of London Fashion Week with a recycled dress worn by lifestyle blogger Lela London that was made using its noodle pots packaging. Lela London wore the Naked Noodle creation outside the British

First tech business confirmed for Bruntwood’s Platform building

The first tech business has been confirmed for the flagship Platform building by Leeds station. Property company, Bruntwood, has agreed a deal to bring digital design house, LightStar to the building. The company is taking workspace in the tech hub which sits over three floors of the 13-storey building, and offers a

Luxury shoemaker hotfoots it Onstate for new website

A British luxury footwear brand that supplies shoes to 007 James Bond has a new spring in its step, thanks to a Leeds-based ecommerce agency. Onstate's new website for Crockett & Jones, which offers consumer friendly functionality, also features masses of rich content generated by the firm's in-house marketing team, which was able to

Car auction brand set to boost dealer profitability

Independent car auction specialist G3 Remarketing has announced a series of events to help motor dealers in the North boost their profitability. ‘Maximum Margins Week’ will run from 18-22 September at the brand’s Leeds HQ, in association with NextGear Capital. A series of back-to-back workshops, talks and special offers have been planned,