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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

LSH boosts Leeds team with key appointments

National commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has made several key appointments to its growing team in Leeds. Mark Gaskell joins LSH as director to head up the Lease Advisory team. Mark previously worked for Bupa as a corporate portfolio surveyor and has experience with GVA and Cushman & Wakefield

Capital B Media expands team with new appointment

South Yorkshire PR and communications consultancy Capital B Media has expanded its team through the appointment of a new junior account executive. Chris Doyle, 22, has joined the Barnsley-based firm after completing a BA in broadcast journalism and a Masters in documentary journalism at Nottingham Trent University. He has also worked as

CBRE Leeds adds to property management team

CBRE Leeds has strengthened its Property Management team with the appointment of Dan Middleton as surveyor. Dan joins from WT Gunson, where he was a chartered surveyor. Dan will be responsible for managing property owned by a number of CBRE’s key local and national clients. James Millson, associate director for CBRE Leeds, said: "We

Mid Yorkshire Chamber expands team with new appointment

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new office administrator to support the existing team ahead of its planned growth and developments for 2019. Bringing over 30 years of experience, Shaida Khan, from Dewsbury, will support the membership, marketing and events team, whilst also providing additional support for the

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

Norstar strengthens team

Norstar Real Estate, the flourishing Yorkshire-based property development company, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Andrew Jones as design director. Jones, who has specialised in technical design in main line construction for more than 20 years, joins Easingwold-based Norstar from Galliford Try in the North East, where he was

JCT600 recruits another 40 apprentices during 2018

Family automotive retailer JCT600 is celebrating having welcomed another 40 apprentices this year – 12 more than planned. Since launching its carefully tailored training scheme for young people five years ago, the £1.25 billion turnover Yorkshire-based business has attracted and retained 100 apprentices in a variety of roles. With its headquarters in

RSM further strengthens Hull team with new partner

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Gwyneth Barber as a new corporate tax partner in the Hull office. Gwyneth is a prominent corporate tax adviser with over 20 years’ experience acting for regional, national and international businesses on a range of corporate tax planning, including international tax, property tax,

Business leaders join Doncaster Chamber Board

A lawyer and two managing directors have been elected to join the Doncaster Chamber board of directors. They will share their expertise to advise the membership organisation that supports and represents Doncaster’s private sector through its tailored business services. Chamber president Michael Wilkinson (Frog Education) announced the election results at the