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Leeds City College wins sixth apprenticeship tender

Leeds City College has been awarded the Improvement Technician Apprenticeship programme, after winning its sixth tender through Health Education England (HEE). Earlier in the year, the college became one of six providers in the North East & Yorkshire region to be awarded the customer service, healthcare cleaning operative, pharmacy and health play

Law firm invests in talent with new apprentices

Blacks Solicitors has invested further in the region’s young legal talent with the addition of three new apprentices, taking the total up to six. The six year long scheme commences each year in September and sees apprentices gain hands-on experience in various teams across the firm, whilst continuing with their academic

City leaders talk skills for Leeds

Leaders from public, private and third sector organisations have been brought together by  social enterprise Ahead Partnership to discuss their respective roles in addressing skills challenges as the regional economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. In an online session chaired by Stephanie Burras CBE, chief executive of Ahead Partnership, delegates discussed

Digital wellbeing company set for healthy future as it raises £825k

A Leeds-based healthtech platform has raised £825,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, to support its continued growth. The funding will allow hero to further enhance its software platform and develop its marketing strategy.  The company helps

Construction complete on 4 Wellington Place, Leeds

Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC, has announced the completion of the east end of the Wellington Place development, with construction work finalised on 4 Wellington Place. Following their announcement to pre-let the office space in its entirety, the building will house one of the world’s largest betting and gaming firms, Flutter,

Sweco UK drives MLM Group integration with new divisions and leadership team appointments

Engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco UK has created two new divisions and made several key appointments to its leadership team as the business combines its capabilities with MLM Group.    Sweco acquired MLM Group - one of the largest, privately-owned engineering, environmental and building control consultancies - in 2019 to create a combined business with an annual turnover of £108m.    The firm, which employs 204 people at its headquarters in

Clarion named Law Firm of the Year

Having been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards, Clarion has been chosen as the region’s Law Firm of the Year (Medium Award). Launched in 2000, they are among Yorkshire’s best-known awards schemes, bringing together the region’s legal community to recognise and celebrate its achievements. The 2020 awards

Property veteran launches new consultancy

Commercial property expert Rob Firth has launched a new consultancy offering agency, asset management and development advice.  Firth Property Consultancy has bases in Sheffield and Leeds to serve both city regions with more flexible solutions for asset owners. With a career in property spanning over 30 years, Rob is one of