Go Outdoors set for sale

Go Outdoors, Britain’s leading outdoor retailer, has hired accountants KPMG to explore a possible sale of the booming Sheffield-based chain - which is set to create 2,000 jobs in the next 12 months.
Pictured, from left, are: chair of the Corporate Board for the National College for High Speed Rail Terry Morgan, Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones, Minister of State for Transport Robert Goodwill, Rosie Winterton MP, and Caroline Flint MP.

‘Landmark moment’ as construction begins at rail college

CONSTRUCTION has begun on the National College for High Speed Rail, which is on track to open to students in Doncaster in September 2017.

The fomer Flaxby Golf Course site near Knaresborough

Plans for new North Yorkshire village back on course

Plans to transform a former golf course site near Knaresborough into a new village are back on course following the liquidation of the site's former owner last July..

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Fremington Edge, looking from Grinton Moor in Swaledale

Greg Wright: A failure to invest in rail is betrayal of rural businesses

THERE’S a vibrant business community beyond our major towns and cities.

Oakgate Group has submitted plans to City of York Council to transform Stonebow House into apartments and shops

Plans to transform eyesore into apartments

A NOTORIOUS eyesore, described by national architecture critics as ‘sheer visual misery’, could be transformed into apartments and shops if plans are given the go-ahead.

Rebecca Matthews CEO, Aarhus 2017. Picture: Michael Gr�n, Billedmag

Hull-Denmark link will connect two cultural capitals

Two “cultural capitals” will be linked by a new scheduled air service between Yorkshire and Scandinavia.

The Emley Moor Mast

Plans for a second Emley Moor mast unveiled

FOR MORE than half a century it has stood as Yorkshire’s tallest building, visible from miles around and helping to broadcast television signals to millions of homes across the north of England.

Professor Amar Ramudhin, Director of the Logistics Institute.

Moroccan link with Hull opens up Africa to UK logistics

A NEW partnership between the University of Hull and Morocco’s state-owned transport company is poised to open up African markets to logistics companies across Yorkshire and the UK.

The business round table on export opportunities with UKTI

Thinking global: The secret to Yorkshire firms doing business abroad

Think globally, act locally. Sometimes those well-worn phrases contain a nugget of truth.

How the new museum could look

Museum plan shows rugby league cares about its rich heritage

Rugby league is expecting interest from town and cities across Yorkshire after announcing plans for a first-ever national museum to house its vast collection of memorabilia.

Artist's impression of the new stadium

£25m stadium for Scunthorpe United gets green light

The planning application for the new £25m Scunthorpe United stadium has been signed off today.

The John Smith Stadium nestles in the hills above the houses of Huddersfield. Picture by Tony Johnson

The trials and tribulations of delivering fields of dreams

THE spiralling cost of building a new community stadium in York is inevitably the source of considerable frustration for both the city’s two major sports clubs and the council tax payers who will ultimately foot much of the £44m-plus bill.

Director of business development for the Yorkshire Asian Business Association, Sharon Jandu. Picture: Simon Hulme

Eastern promise

The Asian business community epitomises all that is great about Yorkshire.

Neil Millan.

Foreign aid in our factories

DIVERSITY HAS been driving the economy for many decades and Yorkshire is at the forefront of utilising the world’s workforce to boost business. From the days of immigrants boarding ships to those arriving by planes and trains today, Yorkshire has always proved an attraction for those wanting to come and work here.

The profile of Leeds City Region has been positively enhanced through MIPIM which provides a global window to showcase what the area has to offer.

City Region shows Cannes-do attitude with drive to attract more finance from private sector

In addition to the significant government investment taking shape in the City Region, work to attract new private sector investment is also gaining momentum.

Coun David Green and Leeds City Region LEP chairman Roger Marsh meet with students from Shipley College outside the refurbished Mill Building, with Martyn Booker, project architect at Rance, Booth Smith.

College students first to see benefits as £1bn-plus investment programme starts to pay dividends

A £1bn-plus programme of investment by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is sowing the seeds of future growth in Leeds City Region.

Debbie Crosbie in front of a Yorkshire Bank advertising poster

Would the financial crisis have happened if the world’s banks were run by women?

IT might seem a distant memory now, but the global banking system really was on the edge of disaster in 2008. That the thrusting executives responsible for the near collapse were, to a man, male begs an obvious question: would the financial crisis have happened if the world’s biggest banks were run by women?

Key figures in the export industry gathered in the UKTI lorry, which was parked in Victoria Gardens, Leeds, to discuss the pitfalls and positives of companies selling their goods abroad.   PictureS: Tony Johnson

Promised lands: Trading overseas

In recent years we have been bombarded with an array of acronyms like BRICs, CIVETS and MINTs and all have promised to be the gateway to a promised land of cash-rich foreign buyers. Each of these acronyms have related to high-growth and emerging economies and have been heralded as the solution to Britain’s deficit woes.

Craven District Councils lead member for Enterprising Craven, Coun Simon Myers, Director of Services Paul Ellis and Chief Executive Paul Shevlin, at Skipton Town Hall, after it was announced that Craven District Council has been awarded �250,000 to create a high quality multi-use and theatre space at Skipton Town Hall.

Trio of Yorkshire arts projects receive £750,000 funding boost

THREE Yorkshire arts projects are to get a significant boost thanks to funding from the Arts Council.

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