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£250,000 vehicle safety contract win for Leeds engineering business

SM UK, a Leeds-based £5m-turnover engineering firm, has won a £250,000 contract to install its high-tech HALO cyclist safety system across an entire fleet of 75 trucks for waste management business, LSS Waste. The north’s largest privately owned waste management company, LSS Waste, also based in Leeds, provides skip hire and

Support Dogs name Thrifty Car and Van Rental as corporate fundraiser of the year

Charity Support Dogs has named Thrifty Car and Van Rental as its corporate fundraisers of the year. Thrifty donated £1 to Support Dogs with every online booking received. In addition they have sponsored autism assistance dog Thor, plus the charity’s in-house magazine and events. The company has also promoted Support Dogs’

New branch managers at Europa in Sheffield and Leeds

Europa Road, a division within Europa Worldwide Group, has announced four role changes across its UK branch network, recognising homegrown talent within the business. This has resulted in four new branch managers for Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and Birmingham, where the Europa Road teams provide sales and account management for its European

GRAHAM recognised as global leader in health and wellbeing

Construction, facilities management and project investment business GRAHAM has been named as a global leader in health and wellbeing thanks to its innovative CONNECT PLUS initiative. The firm, which expanded into Leeds in 2017, picked up the inaugural Excellence in Health and Wellbeing Award at the Investors In People Awards. The prestigious

Harrogate courier launches new “DeliverToYou” service

A Harrogate delivery company has launched a new service that will consign “sorry you were out cards” to the history books for households with a HG postcode. Dave Kirby Couriers’ “DeliverToYou” initiative will see them deliver parcels to household across the Harrogate District only when the recipients are in, not out! The

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park recognised with prestigious national design award

The unique Olympic legacy project took the honours in the Landscape Architecture of the Year category at the 2018 AJ Architecture Awards. The Awards, at The Roundhouse Camden London, recognise excellence in UK architecture across a range of categories, from school project of the year to housing project of the year. Sheffield

Arrow Self Drive extends mobile servicing fleet

Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm has extended its mobile servicing fleet to enable technicians to reach more customers at their convenience.  Arrow Self Drive has added a brand-new Volkswagen Crafter to its fleet, which features a tyre machine, wheel balancer, compressor, a comprehensive tool box and oils to allow for the

Womble Dickinson advises Linden Homes on two new land acquisitions

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised housebuilder Linden Homes, who is set to build hundreds of new homes in North, South and East Yorkshire; on two major land acquisitions. Linden Homes recently announced the new site purchases through its Linden Homes East Yorkshire's land division. The WBD team, led by

Wates & MEPC announce recruitment to help tackle homelessness

Wates Construction, the contractor delivering MEPC’s Wellington Place in Leeds, is set to grow its team on site at the flagship commercial development with the roll out of a pilot employment scheme to help tackle homelessness. The announcement follows the launch of Wates and MEPC’s joint employment initiative at Wellington Place.

Work to start on new Sheffield community hub

Work is expected to start next month on a £500,000 community centre development in a former South Yorkshire mining village. The scheme, designed by Self Architects and White Design, will provide a state-of-the-art community hub for Woodhouse including a new home for the village library alongside housing to meet local needs. It