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New tech incubator launches at Bruntwood’s Platform

A new tech incubator to help drive growth of innovative digital companies in the Leeds City Region has officially launched at Bruntwood’s flagship Platform building on the first day of the annual Leeds Digital Festival. To mark the launch, industry leaders and customers were invited to a day of workshops and

River Island opens new flagship at White Rose

British fashion retailer River Island has unveiled a new 26,000 sq foot flagship store at White Rose Shopping Centre. River Island has created a new concept store with an extended womenswear offering, plus a larger children’s and menswear departments. The new site boasts its own entrance from outside White Rose, allowing

Wakefield nightclub Kookoo Cage to reopen with experienced operator at the helm

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the leasehold of the Kookoo Cage, a closed bar, nightclub and events venue situated on the bustling Westgate high street in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Situated in the heart of Wakefield’s nightlife scene, the business benefits from high footfall in close

New grant scheme to revitalise historic buildings in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

A £2 million grant scheme is being rolled out across the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which offers funding for landowners to restore their historic farm buildings. The Historic Building Restoration Grant is also being piloted in the Lake District, Northumberland, Peak District, and Dartmoor National Parks. The newly launched scheme aims to

Rotherham utilities consultancy launches following UK Steel Enterprise funding

An independent utilities consultancy which prepares bespoke utility installation packages has launched following receipt of a £500 grant from the UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) Kickstart Fund. Founded by experienced utilities advisor Dean Pattison, Utility Source Limited provides advice to businesses that manage gas, water and electric infrastructure installations, specifically to those

Brockton Capital buys Leeds Pinnacle for c.£65m

Brockton Capital fund has acquired The Pinnacle, a prominent 145,000 sq ft, mixed-use asset in Leeds city centre, for around £65m. The Pinnacle is a mixed-use retail, office and car park investment, situated in the prime retail core of Leeds, directly opposite the Land Securities-owned Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre, and bordering

127-year old Huddersfield firm attracts French buyout

Huddersfield-based Leach – a 127-year old family-run graphic display specialist – has announced that the business has been acquired. French-owned Chargeurs, a global manufacturing and services group based in 34 countries on 5 continents and with leading positions in four segments – temporary surface protection, garment interlinings, technical substrates and combed

Duffields open two more luxury log cabins at Sun Hill

Leading northern trainer Ann Duffield and her legendary jockey husband George have opened two more state-of-the-art luxury log cabins at their Sun Hill stables in Constable Burton, near Leyburn. The two new lodges are called Melody (one bedroom) and Ninetta which has two large bedroom suites with lounge areas and sofa

Expansion plans kick into action for martial arts venture

A 15,200 sq ft Sheffield warehouse and office building, left empty after the failure of a decorating wholesaler, has been sold for £860,000 and is set to become a martial arts and dance academy. Excel Martial Arts, headed up by Liam Richards, one half of the duo Strike who appeared on