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Eversheds Sutherland are supporting St George’s Crypt’s ‘Angels Campaign’, which provides emergency accommodation to Leeds rough sleepers. The Crypt supports individuals to develop their wellbeing, employability skills and independence. With a housing shortage for those ready to leave, it has launched a £5m project to build 40 self-contained units for those transitioning to independent living. Eversheds-Sutherland has promised to support the crypt raise £650,000.

September saw the first trainee nurses on the Yorkshire Coast for 23 years when CU Scarborough launched their BSc Adult Nursing course. Demand was so high from applicants, they had to increase the places offered. Emily Harrison, Course Leader in Nursing said, “It is very positive that we have already been able to expand the places on the course, further addressing the skills shortages in the area.”

With an eye on the future, Christeyns, the Bradford-based detergent, hygiene and construction chemical manufacturer, is investing further in developing its staff to meet future growth. 2018 saw its intake of apprentices double, bringing the total to ten. Providing young people with the right skills and opportunities is vital for the prosperity of the company and industry. As Christeyns works towards its goals for the next decade, a Leadership Development Programme has been introduced to recognise emerging talent and enhance skills.

A KE Y P L AY E R As a regional economic champion and partner of the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme, Yorkshire Bank is committed to the success of Yorkshire and the Humber’s SMEs. They play a pivotal role in supporting Yorkshire’s businesses and pledged to lend £900 million to the region’s SMEs in the last three years. They’re on track, announcing in April 2018 that in 2017, lending surpassed £305 million. In 2019, they’ll compete for a slice of the RBS Alternative Remedies Package, boosting competition in the business banking sector.

A TI ME FO R G ROW T H Yorkshire-headquartered workplace design company Chameleon Business Interiors is looking ahead to further expansion in Toronto in 2019. It has had a base there since 2015, offering the same high-quality refurbishments, relocations, redesigns and fit-outs as its UK-wide operation. CBI chairman Shaun Watts believes demand will continue on the other side of the Atlantic and here. “Toronto is an exciting and thriving city where we are proud to have made an impact on business performance through excellent design which enhances company culture”.

B R OO K TAVERNER G R OW TH Retail and corporate wear company Brook Taverner, achieved another strong trading performance in 2018. Against a backdrop of high street upheaval, the online business has again seen an increase in sales. The company has three standalone stores where customers can ‘try before they buy’, ‘click & collect’ and drop off for free returns. With another 12 stores planned. It makes a point of using Yorkshire fabrics where possible and has strong links with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the Great Yorkshire Show and Welcome to Yorkshire and supplies fine tweed garments to the latter.

YO RKS H IRE’S T H REE P E AKS A team of six from Gateley Plc Leeds walked 26 miles overnight as they tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks for Candlelighters, raising over £1,500. After work, they travelled to Horton, before taking in Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent. Walking through the night, they caught the train back to Leeds the following morning. Candlelighters is a local charity that works with children fighting cancer and their families throughout Yorkshire.

TIM BE RRRR! ! Arnold Laver has launched a beautiful new range of oak furniture, that is designed and handcrafted in Yorkshire. Perfect for both a traditional and a modern setting, this range is manufactured from premium French and American timbers. All pieces are available in a choice of colours and finishes. The collection includes: tables, firesurrounds, mantels, shelving, mirrors, flooring, mouldings and doors. Visit for more information. For general timber products quote code WTY10OFF to take advantage of a special 10% discount at

INNOVATIO N The University of Leeds will build on a year in which it secured £175m of new research awards with the opening of its new £40m Nexus Innovation Centre, supporting stronger connections with business to create world-leading research centred around real-world, market-based problems. Work will continue on a £96m facility for physical sciences and engineering that will create a step change in the University’s expertise in next generation materials. The University continues to be one of the country’s top institutions for the size and diversity of its student intake.


Profile for Welcome to Yorkshire

This is Y Magazine 2019  

This is Y Magazine 2019