About Leeds Beckett University

Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial district outside of London, our vision is to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.

www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Schofield Sweeney

Schofield Sweeney is a leading commercial law firm offering clear, pragmatic and high quality legal services. We have a strong reputation for our innovative and results driven approach, investing time in getting to know a client’s business and its people, so that advice and solutions can be tailored to meet their commercial needs.

With offices in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, we currently have over 160 staff, specialising in Commercial Property; Corporate; Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Education; Employment; Private Client (Wills, Estates, Trusts and Residential Conveyancing); Projects; Property Litigation; and Restructuring and Banking.

www.schofieldsweeney.co.uk

About Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs is a full-service global law firm with a multidisciplinary team of over 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries.  The firm has deep roots in the Northern Powerhouse with a heritage stretching back to the 1880’s in Bradford and now has offices in Leeds and Manchester.

The firm’s India Practice is comprised of more than 100 lawyers globally and has dedicated team members in key locations, including Singapore, Hong Kong, London, New York, Washington DC, Dubai, Shanghai and Perth. The firm was delighted to have won International Law Firm of the Year at the 8th Legal Era Awards, held in Mumbai on 16 March 2019. The Legal Era – Indian Legal Awards recognize legal finesse, innovation and the accomplishments of legal practitioners, in-house teams and law firms.

About Bradford City of Culture

The title UK City of Culture is awarded every four years by the Government, with the winner hosting a year-long programme of cultural activities and celebrations. Bradford is entering a bid to become UK City of Culture in 2025, along with other areas competing for the title.

Our bid is backed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council with the University of Bradford as a strategic partner.

Our UK City of Culture bid is chaired by presenter and artist, Shanaz Gulzar. The bid forms part of Culture is Our Plan – Bradford Council’s cultural strategy until 2031.

About West Yorkshire Combined Authority

We want our region to be recognised globally as a strong, successful economy where everyone can build great businesses, careers and lives.

We bring together local councils and businesses to achieve this vision, so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

The majority of our work covers the West Yorkshire local authority areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, plus the City of York. We manage a number of programmes that are delivered over a wider geography known as the Leeds City Region, including our Leeds City Region Growth Deal-funded projects and business support delivered through the LEP.

 

https://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/

About Meeow

24 hour networking, in groups of just 4

Meet 3 new people, for one hour, whenever you want.

This is networking on your terms. 24/7, 365.

https://meeow.co/ 

About RTC

RTC is a mission led company specialising in helping organisations to innovate, compete and grow. Founded in 1989, our advisors have worked with over 15,000 SMEs across the North of England helping them access new markets and commercialise new ideas, from design to manufacture.

https://www.rtcnorth.co.uk/

About Excelledia

We are an international brand anchored in digital innovation. We build artificial intelligence solutions to help organisations maximise value creation and optimise business management. Drawing on our experience and multiple expertise in various sectors of activity, we aim to support all your projects from A to Z. Our ultimate goal is digital innovation in all fields of activity. Our objective is to guarantee you a rapid return on investment and to become the number one technology investment for small and large companies.

https://www.excellediaventures.com/

About Calderdale Council

Our vision for Calderdale in 2024 is for a place where you can realise your potential whoever you are, whether your voice has been heard or unheard in the past. We aspire to be a place where talent and enterprise can thrive. A place defined by our innate kindness and resilience, and by how our people care for each other, are able to recover from setbacks and are full of hope. Calderdale will stand out, be known, and be distinctive. We want Calderdale to be a great place to visit, but most importantly, a place to live a larger life.

The Council’s priorities Strong and Resilient Towns, Reducing Inequalities and Climate Emergency will help the Council to achieve and deliver the required change and transformation work in the coming years.

Progress against the priorities can be seen on the Council’s interactive performance dashboard, which contains around 100 key performance indicators, showing progress over time and compares us against other authorities, and through Corporate Performance Reports which focus on indicators that have a significant change in performance, focussing on exceptions.

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2 

About Chadwick Lawrence

We don’t make bold claims about being a “revolutionary” law firm. We don’t say “we’re not like other law firms”. We are. We do law, to the high standards we set for ourselves. We take pride in what we do and we care. We are Yorkshire’s Legal People and we’re here for business and for you.

Each and every one of us at Chadwick Lawrence takes pride in:

Our Environment
Our Work
Our Approach

As a Firm, we’re proud of:

What We’ve Built
Our Relationships
Our People
Our Communities and the Diversity of the People We Serve

We offer traditional legal services for both personal and business matters. Services such as Family Law and Conveyancing sit side by side in our personal services, while our business services include matters such as Employment, Commercial Property and Dispute Resolution. Chadwick Lawrence is also one of the few solicitors firms in the area to have specialist Medical Negligence and Sports Law capabilities.

https://www.chadwicklawrence.co.uk/

About City Fibre

CityFibre is the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform. With existing networks in more than 60 towns and cities, CityFibre provides wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators.

CityFibre has network rollouts underway with plans to pass up to 8 million homes and businesses with open-access full fibre infrastructure. A growing number of Gigabit City projects have been announced for full-city rollouts and CityFibre continues to prime its existing network assets for expansion.

CityFibre is based in London and is jointly controlled by Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners.

https://www.cityfibre.com/

About Trinity College - SELT

Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877. We specialise in the assessment of communicative and performance skills covering music, drama, combined arts and English language.

With over 850,000 candidates a year in more than 60 countries worldwide, Trinity qualifications are specifically designed to help students progress.

Our aim is to inspire teachers and learners through the creation of assessments that are enjoyable to prepare for, rewarding to teach and that develop the skills needed in real life.

https://www.trinitycollege.com/ 

About Currencies Direct

We’ve been on our mission to make money transfer better since 1996. Currency and money transfer is our passion, and we’ve enjoyed the wonderful journey we’ve taken to arrive at the service we offer you today.

https://www.currenciesdirect.com/en   

About Northern Railway

Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more every day.

We are publicly-owned, headquartered in York, and our parent company is DfT OLR Holdings Ltd (DOHL). Northern Trains Limited is a subsidiary of DOHL.

https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/

About BuBul

Established experts in customer journey-driven business growth, we’ve developed BuBul – a high quality, cost-effective business advice software package for SMEs and their advisers. Offering expert analysis, advice and resources, BuBul enables businesses to transform profitability by turning enquiries into sales, and customers into loyal advocates.

About Bradford Council

Bradford Council is the fourth largest of 36 Metropolitan District Councils in the country, which serve the larger cities and conurbations.  There are four other metropolitan authorities in the West Yorkshire area – Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

We employ approximately 8,500 people (excluding schools) including social workers, litter pickers, library staff, lawyers and town planners. The size and scale of Bradford Council makes it one of the biggest employers in the district.

The City of Bradford has the status of a City and a Metropolitan Borough. In addition to the “Traditional Bradford City”, the Metropolitan District includes the following main areas of population: Addingham, Baildon, Bingley, Burley, Cullingworth, Denholme, Eastburn, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Menston, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Silsden, Shipley and Steeton.

https://www.bradford.gov.uk/ 

About FSB

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice heard in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

We have had huge influence on making change and influencing policy – recently securing a £940 million reduction in business rates for small firms; a freeze on the VAT threshold as well as on fuel duty. We also persuaded the Government to adopt a reform package to stop late payments to small businesses.

We’ve successfully campaigned for small firms to be excluded from the IR35 extension; and secured a £675 million Future High Street Fund. We successfully campaigned for the abolishment of the unfair ‘staircase tax’ and the halving of apprenticeship training co-investment.

https://www.fsb.org.uk/  

About Markland Hill Wealth

Our aim is to help your finances perform the best they possibly can. Whether you are looking for your first mortgage, or planning your hard earned retirement we can help you plan for the best possible outcome.

Our financial planning is supported by the latest technology to ensure information is available to you when you need it, in the format you prefer. We also work with many financial research organisations who constantly keep ahead of world events, and assess trends going forward based on previous market behaviour.

Advice from Markland Hill Wealth is unique. Our directors have vast experience of both the financial services industry and the world of commerce. We know what our clients want because we have been clients. We’ve seen what outperforming the markets can mean to people who lead real lives in the UK today.

Come on the journey with us and let’s make your finances work as hard as possible, together. You as our client, us as your coach.

We look forward to working for you.

http://marklandhillwealth.co.uk/ 

About PWC

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make.

Demonstrating genuine leadership is more important to us than size or short term revenue growth.

Our strategy positions us as the leading firm; the most trusted, relevant choice for our clients and their stakeholders and the leading employer for the best people in the market. It is built around five priorities:

  1. Leveraging technology
  2. Delivering exceptional client outcomes
  3. Empowering our people
  4. Committed to high quality
  5. Sustainable profitable growth

https://www.pwc.co.uk/

About Global Banking School

Global Banking School (GBS) is a higher education provider offering a range of industry-focused courses across seven campuses in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. We work in partnership with several leading UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate, and postgraduate programmes in banking and finance, business and management and healthcare.

The School aims to help students thrive in today’s competitive job market – offering excellent links to employers and a focus on one-to-one academic and career guidance in addition to our specialist courses. We take an inclusive approach to recruiting students, with an aim to widening access to higher education among groups currently under-represented in the sector. In fact, this very idea is at the heart of who we are.

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About University of Bradford

With over 50 years of academic excellence behind us as a University, we continue to grow our international reputation, course provision, and research impact.

We have always been pioneers in developing new course subjects and modes of teaching, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, our students, and of society as a whole; our course provision and research strategy is designed in response to the changing business, social, scientific and environmental landscape.

Today our associations and networks span the globe; from strong links to leading local and national employers, to academic partner institutions, to the World Technology Universities Network, we are an outward facing institution committed to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge for the benefit of global society.

We have an alumni community of more than 140,000 graduates in over 175 countries worldwide.

https://www.bradford.ac.uk/external/ 

About Bradford College

You might not realise it, but Bradford College has been around for a long time.

In fact, we have been teaching for 185 years.

We are one of the biggest education and training providers in the region, with around 20,000 students studying their A Levels, vocational qualifications, community courses, apprenticeships, degrees and masters with us.

All our courses are career focused. This means our main aims are to help you get a job or move on to the next stage of your education.

Our staff have lots of experience, so know the skills you need to get a job.

We work with experts in lots of different industries.

https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/ 

About Henry Hyams Solicitors

In 1930 our founder Henry Hyams opened a small office in Leeds to serve the local community. Understanding the difficulties facing ordinary people and businesses he developed a general practice offering legal services with a strong emphasis on justice and fair play.

From that small office the business expanded to become a leading legal practice in Leeds city centre, building on an ethos of hard work and client focussed advice. Those core principles upon which Henry Hyams built his practice remain the focus of the service we provide today. Fast, efficient, yet caring, we will use all our skills, experience and resources to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

From personal injury to property; regulatory prosecution to driving offences; divorce to immigration, we offer the same high quality service to private and commercial clients alike.

https://henryhyams.com/ 

About Avrenim Energy Services

At Group level we offer Integrated Services that include Engineering Services, Project Development, Facilities Management and Energy Services. AES are an innovative and results driven energy service partner to clients across the public, private and corporate sectors.

Our blend of skills, knowledge and industry experience allows us to deliver tailored solutions via a diverse technology portfolio that spans conventional power/thermal, low carbon and renewable energy.

Our core energy services solutions consist of energy management as a service (EMaaS) that focuses on energy consumption/cost reduction and efficiencies, remote monitoring and asset optimisation, project efficiency upgrades, operations & maintenance and our all inclusive asset management solution.

https://avrenimenergyservices.co.uk/ 

About Wakefield First

WAKEFIELD – OPEN FOR BUSINESS

With a £6.5 billion economy and being one of the UK’s most accessible cities, the investment case for Wakefield is obvious. It is the fourth largest economy in the Leeds city region and 30th in England.

Wakefield’s infrastructure connections make it hugely accessible, with the main motorway networks meeting just outside the city centre along with a regular mainline rail service to London. Not just a key location nationally, linking east to west and north to south, it is also on the west-European economic corridor which connects Wakefield to the continent by air and sea.  This accessibility by road, air and rail has seen Wakefield thrive, with household names such as Burberry, Haribo and Coca Cola making it their home, a flourishing business community has ensued which is a mix large corporates and SMEs.