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Thousands of engineers and new recruits benefit from Openreach’s Bradford training centre

An Openreach training centre in Bradford is celebrating a successful first year with news that more than 5,500 engineers and new recruits have been trained at the facility since its official launch in March last year. More than 100 trainee engineers have already been recruited in the past year from across

Bradford garden centre partners with TV gardener for third year

A Bradford Garden Centre is continuing its collaboration with a Yorkshire gardener and TV presenter.  Tong Garden Centre has partnered with Leeds based garden designer and ITV's Love Your Garden presenter, Katie Rushworth, for a third consecutive year.  Of the renewed collaboration, Tong Garden Centre's marketing manager, Jo Dales said: "We're thrilled

Former Splendid Hospitality Group sales and marketing director joins unsd Leeds Based Agency

Leeds based Digital Marketing agency Punch Creative has announced the appointment of a new commercial director. Louise Wright has joined Punch from Splendid Hospitality Group where she was sales and marketing director for almost four years. Having over 20 years’ experience in developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies within the hospitality

RSM appoints new head of accounting and financial reporting

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Lee Marshall, a Leeds-based partner, as the new national head of accounting and financial reporting faculty.   RSM’s chief executive David Gwilliam said: "Since joining the firm, Lee has been instrumental in transforming our offering as we’ve invested in accounting and financial reporting specialists

Latest partner promotion at Leeds law firm

Leeds-based top 200 law firm, Shulmans LLP, has announced the promotion of one of its commercial property associates to partner as part of its career development scheme, "Forward with Shulmans".  Under the programme, which provides a transparent framework for all Shulmans’ employees to progress and prosper at the firm, Kieran Wilkinson

Yorkshire homeowners face tax hike

The Government has proposed changes to the principle private residence relief (PPR) in a move that is expected to raise £470m of extra tax over a five year period. Depending on individual circumstances the changes could affect any homeowner. It is likely to affect those selling their homes in West Yorkshire

Hospitality entrepreneur acquires historic Rise Hall

Luxury wedding and events venue Rise Hall has been acquired by Leeds-based hospitality entrepreneurs Daniel Gill and Helen Gill. Gill, founder of award-winning event and catering management business Dine, has acquired the Grade II*-listed building near Beverley from property developer and TV personality Sarah Beeny and her husband Graham Swift Dan, together

Funding boost for Wakefield tech business supports immersive learning

What started out as a first-year university project for students at Backstage Academy (Production Park) in Wakefield, has transformed into a commercial spin-out, Interactive Immersive Classroom Ltd. as a partnership with Enquire Learning Trust and Production Park. Using £11,000 in match-funded grants from AD:VENTURE, the ERDF funded programme of practical and