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Forensic specialist expands team

Independent forensic firm DSW Bridge Houghton Forensic has further expanded its team in Leeds with the appointment of Aaron Pegg. Aaron joins the practice from BDO, where he spent seven years, initially working in audit before transferring to the forensic department. A Cambridge graduate, Aaron has worked in BDO’s London and Manchester

BGF backs Yorkshire’s budding young entrepreneurs

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, is backing budding young entrepreneurs in the Yorkshire by supporting the Tenner Challenge, with the aim of nurturing entrepreneurialism from an early age. Over four-weeks, secondary and college students have been using £10 pledges to get their business ideas up and

“High impact” initiative launched to encourage young people into manufacturing

An initiative to educate young people about career opportunities in the manufacturing sector is being launched in Bradford this week. Bradford Manufacturing Week (8-12 October), led by West & North Yorkshire Chamber and backed by the newly-formed Bradford Economic Partnership, aims to introduce the district’s manufacturers to young people and boost

Brass further develops media offering with new senior hire

Leeds based integrated marketing agency, Brass, has taken on Rob Edwards as its new head of media. This recruit further strengthens an already successful media team. Prior to joining Brass, Rob gained 22 years of experience in media, working in press and radio at the Guardian and Bauer Media before moving

Double appointment at Fox Agency

B2B marketing specialist Fox Agency has made two new appointments to assist with an increase in client wins and to bolster its new business function. John Hebden joins from Agency TK and will be Fox’s business development manager. John has been a marketing consultant with over ten years’ agency experience across

First Choice celebrates 25 years of success

First Choice Recruitment is celebrating after reaching a key milestone - 25 years in business. Launched by Andy Turner and Anne Lockwood in 1993, the business has since become the longest standing independent agency in Wakefield, supporting thousands of people to find employment across a diverse range of sectors including manufacturing,

IoD appoints Harrogate businessman as regional ambassador

An experienced Harrogate entrepreneur has been appointed by the IoD to support local businesses and grow the region’s voice on national policy matters. Steve Williams, who works as a non-executive director with local SMEs, has joined the influential business organisation as an Ambassador. The Ambassador network consists of high-profile business leaders who

Anniversary year brings national business award accolade for family-run firm

A Yorkshire HR and employment law firm has been shortlisted for three national awards that recognise the contribution family-run businesses make to the UK economy. Howarths People and Safety Management, based in Cleckheaton, has been shortlisted in the Best Small Business, Big Heart and Family Business of the Year categories at

Homegrown talent dominates RSM’s latest partner promotions in Leeds

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has promoted Stella Cooper and Jamie Miller to partner in the accounting and business advisory and restructuring advisory teams, respectively. Stella joined the firm as a trainee in 2000 and specialises in financial reporting, including acquisition accounting; impact assessments; transitions to new accounting standards; preparation

HSBC fuels success of West Yorkshire driver recruitment firm

West Yorkshire-based HGV driver recruitment company Recruitment Driven has expanded into new premises with the support of a six-figure funding package from HSBC. Founded in 2012, Recruitment Driven has developed a roster of highly skilled HGV drivers who work across a range of retail, industry and commercial sectors. The six-figure funding package