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Priestley Investments secures tenant for Leeds offices

Priestley Investments, part of the Priestley Group, has secured a ten-year tenancy for Leeds office building, Millwood House. Local business, D’s Health Limited, has taken a £304,000 lease of the 2,893 sq ft prime commercial space until 2028. An eight-week programme of extensive refurbishment work was carried out on the three-storey building

Research reveals untapped employee potential and HR becoming more stretched

Organisations are not doing enough to help employees reach their full potential, is a prominent viewpoint to emerge from a national survey conducted by Cascade HR. In a poll of 423 UK-wide Human Resources professionals, 44 per cent said the workforce does not have enough support to thrive, with a further

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

Easy Bathrooms presses full steam ahead with UK-wide expansion plans

Yorkshire-based Easy Bathrooms ramped up its headcount by 60 per cent and opened 11 additional showrooms in 2018, in its plan to become the UK’s number-one affordable bathroom retailer. The company, which was founded in 2012, now has 28 showrooms across the UK, with stores launching across the South of England

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

Northcoders opens permanent base in Leeds

Northcoders, the UK’s leading coding bootcamp for graduate outcomes, has launched a brand new campus in Leeds city centre. Northcoders was established in Manchester back in 2015 and its very first course launched a year later. Since then it has trained nearly 300 people via 23 cohorts. In the past year, on average

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

“Enterprising” CEO appointed to open doors for revolutionary Yorkshire hygiene company

A Yorkshire hygiene company has appointed a new CEO to help it “open doors” to customers around the world. Brian Waligora, a former senior manager with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has joined Leeds-based Surfaceskins, which has created a revolutionary antibacterial door pushpad, to drive it commercially. Specifically designed to eliminate cross-contamination within hospitals, Surfaceskins

The “future of fitness” comes to Leeds

A unique workout which Meghan Markle has called “the best thing for your body” is now available in Leeds. Love Lagree, which has just opened in the city, is the only UK studio outside London offering the distinctive classes. The training was created by Los Angeles-based fitness expert Sebastien Lagree. It uses

WSP leads on a raft of flood management schemes across Leeds and wider region

Engineering consultants WSP are leading on a number of crucial flood risk management schemes across Leeds to help alleviate flooding across the region. Based in Leeds, the WSP flood and drainage team is currently working on six separate schemes that circle the city with millions of pounds earmarked to implement the