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First bricks are laid as building begins on homes in Hull’s Fruit Market

Construction has begun on Hull’s most eagerly-awaited new homes. Foundations are in place and the first bricks have been laid at the Fruit Market residential development, which forms a major part of the exciting urban village taking shape on the city’s waterfront. The start of building work means the first residents are

Insurance broker invests in new offices for newly formed “centre of excellence”

Insurance broker and risk management specialist Gallagher has relocated to new offices in the heart of the business district in Leeds, as it looks to create a new corporate client ‘centre of excellence’ in the city. Gallagher has built a specialist team of 20 executives which will exclusively handle mid-to-large corporate

Planning submitted for ten acre Harrogate light industrial estate

Carter Jonas, on behalf of Teakwood Developments, has recently submitted a planning application for a light industrial estate covering approximately 10 acres immediately to the west of Harrogate, at White House Farm, Penny Pot Lane. The development proposals reflect the need for more employment space around Harrogate and also take into

National property competition helps “future proof” property and construction talent pool

Negative publicity around sexual harassment, the Gender Pay Gap and a reputation as a male-dominated industry, run the risk of putting off girls who might otherwise consider a career in property and construction, according to Jo Miller, chief executive of Doncaster Council.  Mrs Miller was speaking at the Women in

Hambleton Council’s crackdown on rogue landlords

New measures have been introduced by Hambleton Council to crackdown on bad practices, stamp out overcrowding and improve standards for people living in rented accommodation. A range of measures, which have been introduced to tackle rogue landlords and drive up safety and general standards, are being looked at by district council

Unity chief executive honoured by inclusion in BME Housing Leaders list

The chief executive of Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise has been included in the inaugural Inside Housing BME Leaders List which has just been published. Ali Akbor, who has led Unity for more than 19 years, received special praise for his work in supporting people in starting their own

Appeal for information about Huddersfield landmark

The new owners of Huddersfield's iconic former grammar school, Huddersfield College, are appealing for information and photographs about its former incarnations. Brothers Andrew, Nicholas and Simon Mear, owners of San Pedro Properties which recently acquired Highfields, the Grade II listed former Huddersfield College building, want to incorporate elements of the property's

Barnsley business sharpens up to keep up with demand

A South Yorkshire business has expanded to keep up with worldwide demand for its tattoo and piercing products. Barber of Sheffield has taken over a 4,900 sq ft neighbouring unit at its base in the Dearne Valley, thanks to support from Enterprising Barnsley. The company, which started off making suture needles and

Linley & Simpson marks children’s hospice week with £790 donation to Martin House

A Yorkshire estate agency has marked Children’s Hospice Week by raising at least £790 for young people in Yorkshire with life-limiting illnesses and their families.   Linley & Simpson, which has 11 branches across North and West Yorkshire, pledged a £10 donation to Martin House Children’s Hospice at Boston Spa, near Wetherby, for