Leeds Libraries and the British Library join forces to support small businesses across the city

Leeds Libraries, part of Leeds City Council, has partnered with the British Library to deliver Reset. Reset Restart, a six-month programme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) transform, future-proof and grow their business through the Covid-19 pandemic. Reset Restart is open to all UK business owners and offers practical, jargon-free training and advice through a…

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Leaders rally together to help build a better tomorrow

Senior leaders from across the Leeds City Region have joined forces to provide urgent support for innovators and entrepreneurs who will be key to the recovery of our future economy. The ‘Build a Better Tomorrow’ challenge, part of the new BUILD programme, has been launched by the Leeds City Region cohort who participated in…

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Leeds City team to reap rewards from MIT leadership programme

A Leeds City team has successfully bid for a place on a prestigious leadership programme run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world’s top universities. The two-year Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme (REAP) provides expert, evidence-based guidance for teams to bring about significant economic and social change in their region. MIT selects…

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Successful business skills event returns to Leeds next week

Leeds will again play host to the PopUp Business School, the UK’s leading start-up training team for providing vital business, marketing and social media skills to people in local communities. The free 10-day event, running from 5th March, is designed to help people launch their small business ideas and also gives the opportunity to…

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Libraries kick-starting the next generation of entrepreneurs

The Business & IP Centre in Leeds Central Library will launch Start-up Day this Thursday (21 September) as part of a national drive to celebrate the region’s next generation of entrepreneurs. The day will be jam packed with free workshops, talks and events at the library to equip budding business owners with the tools…

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Burberry Temple Works announcement statement

Statement from Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake regarding Burberry’s announcement that they are pulling out of plans to develop Temple Works in Leeds. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said: “Burberry have assured us that their proposal to create a factory in Leeds is still on the table and we…

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Key regional three-year public sector legal framework agreed

A key public sector regional arrangement has been set up in West Yorkshire and York to finalise new framework agreements with a range of law firms and other providers. The West Yorkshire councils, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and City of York Council have come together to agree the joint framework, aimed at securing…

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Leeds Growth Strategy – Call for Evidence

Leeds City Council is calling for evidence to support a review of the Leeds Growth Strategy. Beginning today and running until 30th November the consultation will involve local businesses and other key stakeholders. More information on the consultation including an Issues Paper can be found at www.leedsgrowthstrategy.com and responses can be sent to growth.strategy@leeds.gov.uk The…

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Apprenticeship programme hitting the heights for young people in Leeds

Over 500 apprenticeships in small and medium sized businesses have been created in Leeds since 2013, new figures have revealed. This follows an innovative apprenticeship programme funded by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which through the Leeds Apprenticeship Hub has been working closely with businesses in the city to encourage the recruitment…

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Full steam ahead for Leeds’ visitor economy performance

If you want to know what makes Leeds special and why more tourists than ever come to visit. Then look no further than the recent data from STEAM survey that measures the economic impact of the tourism industry. The City saw 26.21 million tourism visits in 2015, a 5.3% increase from 2013. The visitor…

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