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Thursday, 8 March 2007

Legislation does more harm than good, says pressure group. 

Employers are shying away from taking on young mothers due to the cornucopia of employment laws that have been introduced in the past decade.

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

The National Training Awards scheme, which is now in its 21st year is looking for entries for its 2007 programme.

The awards clearer – run by UK Skills on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills – provides telephone mentoring to entrants, as well as a series of half-day workshops in Yorkshire during March.

Friday, 23 February 2007

Work has commenced on the first phase of a £100 million redevelopment of Wakefield's historic waterfront.

The centrepiece of this phase will be the restoration of the 18th-century Calder & Hebble Navigation Warehouse as a restaurant and 15,000 sq ft of office space.

Friday, 23 February 2007

The Leeds business community has been claiming it for years but now it's official: Leeds is home to the UK's biggest financial sector outside London.

Friday, 23 February 2007

Freeserve founder and, latterly, angel investor Ajaz Ahmed has been ruffling feathers among the venture capital community following a speech that was well-received by an audience of entrepreneurs at Venturefest Yorkshire, held at York Racecourse in February.

Thursday, 1 February 2007

Alwin Thompson - the man who built Inter Link Foods into one of the UK's largest bakeries - has announced his retirement from the firm on health grounds.

Thursday, 1 February 2007

Manchester has unexpectedly won the right to build Britain’s first Las Vegas-style super-casino, bringing an influx of investment and jobs to the area.

The Casino Advisory Panel picked Manchester from a list of seven locations, dealing a surprise blow to Blackpool - the bookies’ favourite to be granted the licence.

Tuesday, 30 January 2007

A Chester-based employment lawyer has called for the widespread abolition of employees’ rights.

Mark Ellis, chief executive of employment consultancy firm Ellis Whittam, claims the economy risks being damaged by the rising tide of legislation, which none of the main parties seems willing to challenge.

Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Frank McKenna, chairman of private sector club Downtown Liverpool In Business, has launched a second branch of the organisation in Preston.

McKenna says that Preston was chosen as the second destination because of his own links to the area (he is a former deputy leader of Lancashire County Council) and the fact that there are similarities between the cities.

Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Atherton seeks new tech stars

David Atherton, the founder of Boltonbased e-tailer dabs.com, is set to launch a new seed fund to back technology ventures.

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