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Harrogate business guru joins NOW Consultancy as commercial director

A Harrogate business guru who advises SME owners on growth and profitability has joined a Yorkshire-based management consultancy as its commercial director. Peter Dickinson - who began his career as a mainframe engineer with International Computers Limited (ICL) and spent more than two decades working in the Middle East, America and

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

Business social impact celebrated at Raising the Bar awards event

Businesses have gathered in Leeds to celebrate the social impact being made across the region through local commerce. Twelve businesses were shortlisted in the West and North Yorkshire Chamber’s Raising the Bar awards which recognised exceptional commitment to those "giving back" through fundraising, volunteering and supporting across the categories of economy,

Mid Yorkshire Chamber welcomes trio of professionals to its board

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has appointed three inspiring professionals to its board of directors ahead of its planned growth in 2019. Alison Palmer, corporate partner at Eaton Smith, Mark Evans, director of Better Telecoms, and Jan Szczepanski, director of the SFB Group Wakefield office, join the existing team to

Powerful tribute to domestic abuse victims boosts awareness and fundraising

A family law firm’s partnership with a charity which helps victims of domestic abuse is raising awareness and boosting fundraising. Leeds and Harrogate specialist family law firm Jones Myers and IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) have hosted an art installation, ‘In Her Shoes’ which features 100 pair of shoes to symbolically

Leeds football firm’s record year of growth

A start-up sports business, specialising in children’s football coaching, has increased revenue by nearly 300 per cent in its third year in business. Established in 2015, Foot-Tech Academy has reported a record year of growth, having increased revenue from £14,000 to £55,000. The firm has also expanded into East Leeds and

Experienced Yorkshire insurance professional joins JM Glendinning

JM Glendinning, the Leeds-based insurance broking, financial and health and safety services group, has appointed Wendy Cornwell-Vernon as private client account executive, to support growth and add further depth of experience to its team. Bringing over 25 years’ experience of working in the insurance industry to the role, Wendy moves into

Drax apprentice evening inspires the next generation

The chief executive of the UK’s biggest power station says the success of their recent apprentice open evening shows the high level of interest amongst school leavers in science and engineering careers – as he confirmed plans to increase next year’s intake of apprentices. More than 160 students and parents attended

The oldest hotel in the UK seeks new owner

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market The Lowther Hotel and The Drake Inn, both located in the heart of the historic town of Goole, in East Yorkshire. The Grade II listed Lowther Hotel was built in 1824, operating as a hotel since its inception. It

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