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HEY LEP appoints Business Engagement Board as key private sector advisory partner

HEY LEP appoints Business Engagement Board as key private sector advisory partner

The newly formed Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) has appointed the region’s Business Engagement Board (BEB) as its main private sector advisory partner. This follows the creation of the LEP and the appointment of 12 new board members on April 1. The BEB, chaired by Thomas Martin, chairman of Arco, was formed in autumn 2020 to ensure continuity in communications...

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First national broadcast hailed as trailblazer for levelling up

First national broadcast hailed as trailblazer for levelling up

The woman who fronted the first national live TV show to be broadcast in Leeds will tell a Humber Business Week audience of the need for more industries – and the Government – to invest in the north. Steph McGovern will use the platform presented by the Elevenses series of interviews to highlight the “desperate need” for levelling up and to increase the amount of public investment in northern...

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Sewell Estates announces plans to triple investment in young intakes

Sewell Estates announces plans to triple investment in young intakes

Yorkshire based Sewell Estates has announced plans to triple its recruitment of graduates, apprentices and trainees over the next five years, in support of local economic recovery. The group of companies recently secured a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity and is well known for championing social mobility. Managing director Jo Barnes (left) said, given the exceptional...

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Leading marketing agency strengthens green energy portfolio with new contract win

Leading marketing agency strengthens green energy portfolio with new contract win

Yorkshire marketing agency Sowden + Sowden has had another boost to its profile as a green energy marketing leader following a new contract win with the University of Hull’s Aura Innovation Centre (AIC). The agency fought off fierce competition from just under 40 UK-wide agencies to secure the contract, the second it has won with the AIC. It gives them the opportunity to build on their already...

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Viola trawler calendar collection on display at Holmpton bunker

Viola trawler calendar collection on display at Holmpton bunker

Two trawlers built more than a hundred years apart are among the ships featured in an exhibition of maritime paintings that has opened at an ex-Cold War bunker in Holderness. The underground galleries at the former RAF Holmpton are displaying 14 paintings created by Welwick-based artist Larry Malkin, including some from a calendar published in 2020 to raise money for the Viola trawler campaign,...

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