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UPDATED: New owner of 42 The Calls plans to boost riverside economy with ‘Premier League’ destination

THE new owner of a boutique hotel plans to turn it into a “Premier League” destination that will help to boost the riverside economy in Leeds.

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We need tough action to protect SMEs, says Greg Wright

Greg Wright: Two-pronged attack will provide justice for victims of bullying

WHAT’s the biggest long term impediment to business growth in Britain?

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42 The Calls

Leeds boutique hotel 42 The Calls set to become ‘five star experience’ under new owner

A four star boutique hotel in Leeds is set to be restored and turned into a “five star experience” after being sold by its joint administrators.

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Email takes up as much as 25 per cent of a working day. Picture PA wire

Growing numbers of bosses fear that late-paying clients could wreck their business

MANY MANUFACTURING and service sector firms are worried that late paying clients could wreck their business, according to a major study of business sentiment in Yorkshire.

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A Brockton Capital fund has acquired The Pinnacle, a prominent 145,000 sq ft, mixed-use asset in Leeds city centre, for around �65.0m. Picture: McCoy Wynne

Tallest office block in Leeds is sold for around £65m

The tallest office block in Leeds has been bought for around £65m.

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Steve Holland of Brenntag

Britain must take a more positive view of its prospects, says boss of German giant

THE boss of the world’s biggest chemical distribution firm said he plans to keep investing in its UK operations as Britain prepares for Brexit.

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Hazel Jones, Programme Director-Apps and Wearables, NHS Digital.'26 March 2018.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Meet the Yorkshire-based digital team that is helping to save lives

A YORKSHIRE-based specialist digital team is helping to save lives and taxpayers’ money.

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Ian Marwood of Sentio Partners  Picture: Giles Rocholl

Growing numbers of US investors are looking to buy British companies, says leading dealmaker

Growing numbers of US investors are looking to buy companies in the UK, after the vote in favour of Brexit failed to trigger a slump in the number of corporate transactions, according to one of Yorkshire’s best known dealmakers.

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Sir Martin Sorrell steps down at WPP

The chief executive of the world’s largest advertising agency WPP has stepped down following allegations of personal misconduct through the misuse of company assets.

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Rolls Royce employs around 50,000 people

Rolls Royce warns over customer disruption and higher costs following engine checks

ENGINE maker Rolls-Royce has warned over customer disruption and higher costs as it carries out additional inspections on some Trent 1000 engines.

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Kevin Hollinrake MP

MPs call for tougher action to protect small firms from bullying banks

MPS will call for tougher action to ensure small firms are protected from bullying banks at a debate next week.

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Policy Chairman of the City of London Corporation, Catherine McGuinness

The City of London forges closer ties with Leeds

The City of London Corporation, a body representing the UK’s financial and professional services sector, has backed plans to double its regional expansion in the North of England.

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Award-winning healthcare company JRI Orthopaedics has been acquired by the Chinese orthopaedic implant company AK Medical in a �16.7M deal.

Sheffield-based JRI acquired by Chinese firm in £16.7m deal

THE Yorkshire-based healthcare company JRI Orthopaedics has been acquired by the Chinese orthopaedic implant company AK Medical in a £16.7m deal.

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Rose Wharf, a Grade II listed office development in Leeds city centre, has reached full occupancy following lettings to Thiskrow Ventures Ltd and The Recruitment Crowd.

Rose Wharf reaches full occupancy as ‘North-shoring’ grows in popularity

ONE of Yorkshire’s best known former mill buildings has reached full occupancy, providing further evidence that the region’s commercial property market is in good health.

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Analysts have praised Getech's management Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

UPDATED: Analysts praise Getech’s management as company faces pivotal year

Oil exploration data company Getech said changes to its culture and organisation have started to improve its financial performance.

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City Point in Leeds

City Point in Leeds is sold for £26m

RDI, the FTSE 250 income focused UK-REIT, today announced that it has exchanged contracts for the disposal of City Point in Leeds for £26.05 million.

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Getech has provided the City with a statement as it holds its AGM  Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Getech says organisational changes are improving performance

Oil exploration data company Getech said changes to its culture and organisation have started to improve its bottom line performance.

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Karen Hubbard of the Card Factory

Card Factory sees annual profits tumble

Retailer Card Factory has seen annual profits tumble after taking a £14.6 million hit from the weak pound and soaring wage costs.

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Karl Elliott of Beverley Building Society

Beverley Building Society plans to improve face-to-face financial services in Yorkshire

BEVERLEY Building Society plans to ensure more people have access to face to face financial services, at a time when many banks have infuriated customers by closing dozens of rural branches.

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Martin Cuthbert, head of region (North East England)  at Julius Baer

Yorkshire’s technology sector could rival Cambridge, says senior figure at Swiss private bank

COLLABORATION between Yorkshire’s universities and entrepreneurs could create a technology hub that will emulate the success of Cambridge, according to a senior figure at a global private bank.

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