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Leeds Bradford boss pledges to target more business traffic as it reveals rebrand to become “Yorkshire’s Airport”

The boss of Leeds Bradford Airport has pledged to make the hub more business focused and help attract new routes to commercial epicentres around the world.

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Edward Ziff, Chairman and CEO Town Centre Securities, in his Office overlooking Leeds.   18 March 2013.
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TCS reports improving portfolio

The level of like-for-like passing rent with Town Centre Securities has grown 2.2 per cent with overal occupancy rates amongst its portfolio now at 99 per cent,

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Ocado expands into North America

Online grocer Ocado has confirmed its second major international partnership and its first foray into North America after reaching a deal with Canadian retailer Sobeys.

Retail
An EU flag flies in the face of Parliament

‘Small businesses will be the most negatively impacted by Brexit’

Small and medium sized businesses may be the most negatively affected by Britain’s leaving the European Union, with Brexit predicted to harm investment, growth and development.

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President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Mark Casci: Why Trump’s weakness shows USA’s strength

WITHIN months of placing his hand on the Bible to assume the oath of office as President of the United States, the worst fears of those who had opposed him had materialised.

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Bonmarché sales fall amid challenging Christmas trading

Bonmarché sales fall amid challenging Christmas trading

Bonmarché became the latest retailer to see a decline in sales over the Christmas trading period, with a fall of 5.5 per cent year-on-year.

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Smartphone sales to reach 1.85bn in five years

Smartphone sales to reach 1.85bn in five years

The sale of smartphones is set to grow to 1.85bn by 2023 with development of more sophisticated electronic chips set to allow devices to greater deploy augmented reality, something which is ripe for business exploration, it is claimed today.

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A Morrisons store in Yorkshire. Pic: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Morrisons boosted by ratings lift from Moody’s

Moody’s has upgraded its rating of Morrisons from stable to positive in wake of its “sustained period of improving operational performance”.

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The Tour de Yorkshire finishes in Scarborough

Plans to bring another major sporting event to Leeds as city vows to carry on with year of culture bid

A major sporting event could come to Leeds after business and civic leaders vowed to press ahead with plans for a year of cultural celebration despite Britain being excluded from the formal European Capital of Culture process.

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Mark Casci: Dire consequence of Carillion collapse for small firms

Blue Monday proved to live up to its name with the news that we were all dreading.

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Hundreds of Carillion staff face an uncertain future.

Collapse of Carillion could harm hundreds of firms

The collapse of Carillion has prompted fierce criticism of the Government over its awarding of hundreds of contracts to the firm, with many business leaders warning of dire knock on effects to small firms in the fallen giant’s supply chain.

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William Hill looks to be a winner with improved profit predictions

William Hill is predicting an improved proft rise of 11 per cent following favourable sports results.

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WANDisco announces new vice president

Sheffield-based software firm WANdisco has appointed Ramki Thurimella as vice president of research in the company’s Silicon Valley base.

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Leeds Building Society

EXCLUSIVE: Leeds Building Society to relocate HQ to new city centre premises

Leeds Building Society is to relocate its headquarters into new premises in the city centre.

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Massive Network North property portfolio sold in £42m deal

Massive Network North property portfolio sold in £42m deal

A property portfolio covering more than 630,000 sq ft across multiple different locations in Yorkshire has been sold for £41.9m.

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Wakefield College

Business hub to bring inclusive growth to Wakefield

A new business centre created in Wakefield city centre will help create high skill and well-paid jobs as well as retain talent in the city, it has been claimed.

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Average household spent more than £1,000 on food before Christmas

Consumers shrugged off a sluggish economy to spend a record £1,054 on groceries in the three months until Christmas, figures show.

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Cottee replaces Jenkins at Deloitte

Cottee replaces Jenkins at Deloitte

Deloitte has appointed Stuart Cottee as its new practice senior partner for Yorkshire and the North East.

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Jeff Fairburn, Persimmon

Revenues soar at Persimmon

Persimmon boosted revenues to £3.42bn in 2017, a rise of nine per cent on the previous year as it hinted at profit levels ahead of market expectations.

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Morrisons

Morrisons reports stronger than expected Christmas sales

Supermarket giant Morrisons has reported a strong end to 2017, with Christmas sales in particular boosting figures.

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