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SMEs need clarity as Brexit deadline approaches

The chief executive of a Leeds-based housing association has urged Westminster politicians to find a Brexit compromise. Ali Akbor, who has led Unity Homes and Enterprise for two decades, said it was vital that MPs worked to avoid local communities including SMEs being thrown into chaos as the countdown to Britain’s

WACCL hits the magic £50k for Wakefield charities

The Cedar Court Hotels Yorkshire Wakefield Annual Charity Christmas Lunch (WACCL) brought together more than 350 people from across the Wakefield business community to raise money for charities that provide support and guidance to young people throughout the district. The lunchtime event, which hoped to generate funds of £40,000 for its

Synergy ramps up targets in 2019 bike donation station campaign

Synergy Automotive is gearing up to smash ambitious targets in its continuing community role as a Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries donation station. During the first quarter of 2019, the Yorkshire based vehicle leasing, contract hire and rental provider, Synergy, is aiming to collect 150 unwanted or unused bikes for children and

Businesses challenged to accumulate funds for hospice

Barnsley businesses are being encouraged to shake off the January blues by signing up for Barnsley Hospice’s annual ‘Accumulator Challenge’. The charity fundraiser sees teams given £28, with the aim of turning it into as much money as possible during the 28 days of February. Prizes will be awarded to the

Deafblind author launches business anecdotes of Yorkshire Institution

Yorkshire author Paul Duffin has launched his third book “Say The Leeds And You’re Smiling” on Amazon with all proceeds donated to Prostate Cancer UK. Paul worked for the Leeds Permanent Building Society for 21 years before it was swallowed by the Halifax in 1995. The book is a light-hearted and

New board members join housing association’s quest for Unity

Unity Homes and Enterprise has appointed seven new board members following a competitive process. The successful candidates were welcomed to the housing association’s headquarters in Leeds by Unity chair Shruti Bhargava and chief executive Ali Akbor. Unity owns and manages more than 1,300 homes across the city and will shortly complete its

Manufacturer celebrates year of giving

Fourteen causes and organisations have been supported by a Cross Hills manufacturing firm this year as part of its ongoing commitments to the local community and its industry. With sectors spanning from education and community to sport and staff, Airedale Chemical has raised funds for charity, donated defibrillators and inspired younger

Ring arranges Christmas collection for local foodbank

Kind-hearted employees from Leeds-based European lighting and automotive electrical specialist, Ring, have donated over 350 everyday essentials to the local foodbank. Requesting that people bring in cans of soup and basic ingredients including pasta, rice and potatoes, along with toiletries and household essentials, the company has organised the collection for a