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Sale to employees gives analytics company the edge

A Leeds-based data science business that specialises in demographic data analysis and forecasting has been sold for an undisclosed sum to its employees, in a deal that will see its team of 17 take full ownership of the company. Edge Analytics Limited has been sold to an Employee Ownership Trust by

New jobs at Leeds engineering firm sparked by demand for electric vehicle charging points

High-voltage power specialist Engineered Systems Electrical (ESE) is planning to create new engineering jobs and apprenticeships at its Leeds headquarters as a result of innovative green technology that is set to become be a key component in the sustainable infrastructure required for large-scale electric vehicle charging. As electric vehicle ownership grows

Van-Line Ltd signs ten-year lease for Towngate Link unit

Brighouse-based commercial and industrial lettings specialist Towngate PLC, has agreed a ten-year lease with Van-Line Ltd on a 57,500 sq ft industrial unit in Leeds. The high-specification TL3 unit – which forms part of the newly-built Towngate Link development – will see the wholesale firm join existing tenants, London City Bond

Bradford garden centre backs fledgling business

Tong Garden Centre has become the first retail outlet to stock a range of handmade garden stoneware from fledgling Leeds business, Set in Stone. Set in Stone launched in May 2019 and is the brainchild of family friends Carl Pitts, 36 and Sam Smith, 35 who live in Belle Isle, Leeds. Bricklayers

Gregory completes £30m+ student development in Leeds

Gregory Property Group has announced the completion of The Refinery, a new £30m plus, 407-bed student residential development on the edge of Leeds city centre. A ceremony took place this week to formally handover the scheme to Fresh Property Management which is operating the site on behalf of investor Curlew Alternative

Pattinson & Brewer asks The Lucre Group to represent them

Pattinson & Brewer, the UK’s leading trade union law firm, has announced the appointment of The Lucre Group as its communications agency partner. First opened in 1890, Pattinson & Brewer was born out of the trade union movement and has been at the forefront of fighting for workers’ rights ever since. Following

New chapter for novel indie bookshop in Leeds

A novel new indie bookshop set up by a Leeds couple to champion queer literature and the local LGBTIQA+ community has launched on the upper balcony at the Merrion Centre, Leeds. Specialist alternative shop, ‘The Bookish Type’ has opened its doors to promote a diverse range of queer literature as well

Bevan Brittan reaches five year milestone in Leeds

Bevan Brittan is celebrating five years of operation in Leeds, having opened its Toronto Square office in the city back in September 2015. The office originally opened with just eight lawyers but has significantly expanded to now have 13 partners and a total of 55 staff, including recent new Partners Judith