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Sports Direct and USC team up to bring big sportswear and fashion brands to Flemingate

Sports Direct and USC team up to bring big sportswear and fashion brands to Flemingate

Sports Direct, the UK’s leading sportswear and sports equipment retailer, and the USC fashion brand are to come together under one roof at Beverley's Flemingate centre. In one of the latest openings by parent company Frasers Group, Sports Direct and USC will occupy a 10,000 sq ft unit, one of the largest at the popular retail and leisure destination. Home to the biggest brands in sportswear,...

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Baroness briefs Humber Business Week on standing up for diversity, home owners, better politics – and comedy!

Baroness briefs Humber Business Week on standing up for diversity, home owners, better politics – and comedy!

The first Muslim to serve in a British Cabinet told of her concerns about extremism at the Batley and Spen by-election and about discrimination in both Houses of Parliament when she spoke at Humber Business Week. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi also underlined the importance of delivering on the commitment to levelling up in a meaningful way and of providing practical support for business. Interviewed by...

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Journey of an entrepreneur from plumber to professor

Journey of an entrepreneur from plumber to professor

Maxims from the mouth of David Hall brought a new dimension to the Elevenses series of interviews at Humber Business Week. If you get all the ducks in a line, the numbers look after themselves. Business people are not necessarily entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs are not necessarily business people. Managers make the business work by working in it, leaders make the business work by working on it....

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Beal opens show homes as first buyers move in at The Greenways

Beal opens show homes as first buyers move in at The Greenways

Buyers joining a transformational development in Goole have become the first to view two new show homes. Family-owned Beal Homes is to invest £130 million over the next 12 years at The Greenways – the biggest single scheme in the housebuilder’s history and a key element of the exciting regeneration of the East Yorkshire town. The show homes were opened at the weekend exclusively to buyers who...

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Steph McGovern at Humber Business Week: level up, be sustainable and don’t leave it to the politicians!

Steph McGovern at Humber Business Week: level up, be sustainable and don’t leave it to the politicians!

A woman who rose to fame as a business journalist with the BBC urged business leaders to step up and make a difference instead of relying on politicians to find the answers to Covid-19 and other crises. Steph McGovern, who spent eight years with the BBC and now fronts her own Channel 4 daytime show from Leeds, also told an audience at Humber Business Week that action is needed to build business...

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