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Visual Media Conference 2018 returns to Leeds Beckett University

The Visual Media Conference (VMC) returned to the Rose Bowl for the fifth consecutive year. Well Met, the conference office for Leeds Beckett University, hosted the annual event, which was organised by Creative Digital Industries, a specialist interest group of the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), VMC, who provided an in-depth

Top tier directory ranking for Leeds law firm

A law firm in Leeds has been named a tier 1 law firm in the 2018 eprivateclient Top Law Firms rankings. The rankings, which are highly regarded in the private client sector, named just 12 law firms as top tier. They also revealed that Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth had the most

Software provider completes American acquisition

York-headquartered workforce management software provider Mitrefinch has acquired an American business as it looks to accelerate its growth in the US market. Mitrefinch, which provides time and attendance, HR, payroll and access control software, has bought Advance Systems America, which has been a partner of Mitrefinch for eight years, selling its

NSF Controls appoints new CEO

Yorkshire-based NSF Controls, a leading UK designer and manufacturer of solenoids, switches, and a specialist provider of customised electro-mechanical assembly services, has appointed Julian Heyworth as CEO. An experienced and successful business leader, Julian will be taking the lead at NSF Controls to deliver an exciting new strategy for the business.   Originally, a

Launch of thebigword’s innovative mobile phone app

Global Language solutions provider thebigword has launched an innovative mobile phone app which is set to dramatically improve the linguist experience. Interpreters working with thebigword are extremely busy professionals working on very important assignments across the public sector, from supplying vital information to Doctors in emergency situations to helping to bring

thebigword’s deputy CEO to give keynote address

thebigword’s deputy chief executive, Diane Cheesebrough, will tackle this issue in her keynote address at the forthcoming women on boards event at York Science Park on Thursday. Organised by Paths and Progress and GlueTogether this event seeks to support women and organisations to address the imbalance in board rooms around the

Construction of Hampton by Hilton in Leeds gets underway

The first phase of a new regeneration scheme at Bridge Street in Leeds has begun. Eric Teng, CEO of Heeton Holdings Ltd – the Singapore-based property developer leading the consortium behind this landmark project - led the commencement of work celebrations. The scheme will create a sustainable urban destination on the 2.45-acre

IT companies join forces following merger

IT companies, Leeds-based Firstnet and Manchester-based Select Data Centres, have merged to form a new business under the name of Firstnet Group. The deal combines Select’s specialist expertise in data centre design and construction with Firstnet’s service expertise in connectivity, networks, managed IT, cloud platforms, system co-location and disaster recovery. The new

Online parking company takes off with French airport partnership

Leeds-based international airport price comparison site and e-commerce platform,, is taking off with a new partnership with Paris-Beauvais Airport., which provides access to airport parking around the world, will power the airport’s new website, allowing passengers to book their airport parking online at competitive prices.   Customers can take their