Greg Wright: From ‘doughnut wars’ to ‘liberate your Lego’ - Five things we’ve learned in the business world this week

Date:  12th August 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1009/78a)  Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Brands, at the opening of the first ever Dunkin Donuts store in the UK outside of London on Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, next to the Pryzm Nightclub.
Date: 12th August 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1009/78a) Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Brands, at the opening of the first ever Dunkin Donuts store in the UK outside of London on Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, next to the Pryzm Nightclub.
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We may be in the middle of the so-called “silly season”, but there have been plenty of weighty stories in the world of business this week.

As my comment piece highlighted on Tuesday, our economy is struggling because of a lack of female engineers. The piece was partly inspired by the work of the playwright Jessica Swale, who was kind enough to provide feedback on Twitter. Here’s my comment piece.

My colleague Ismail Mulla also found evidence of a “doughnut war” in a Yorkshire city as two major players in the sector fought to increase their market share.

Here’s his take on the doughnut saga.A new community could soon be created in the Holbeck area of Leeds, as developers work on plans for a major regeneration scheme.

The development will be welcomed by civic leaders.

On Business Talk TV, we got the chance to quiz a senior figure at Lloyds about the steps the bank is taking to help small firms in our region.

And finally, we found that a technology company is looking to revolutionise the recycling of old Lego bricks and hopes to help charity along the way.

People are being encouraged to “liberate your Lego”.

What was your favourite story of the week? Drop me a line at greg.wright@ypn.co.uk or contact me at @gregwrightyp.