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Sheffield Announces Biggest Chinese Investment Deal Outside London
Following their return from a visit to Sheffield's sister city of Chengdu in China, the Leader and Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council are announcing a 60 year partnership agreement with Sichuan…
Cllr Dore & Cllr Bramall sign agreement with Mr Wang
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Cllr Dore & Cllr Bramall sign agreement with Mr Wang
Cllr Dore & Cllr Bramall sign agreement with Mr Wang
Following their return from a visit to Sheffield's sister city of Chengdu in China, the Leader and Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council are announcing a 60 year partnership agreement with…
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5 Key Principles For EU Negotiations

photo - Rareclass
photo - Rareclass
The CBI has set out five principles that should underpin the UK's negotiations with the EU to ensure the most successful future for the UK economy.

The UK's leading business group is calling for…

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Thu 21st Jul, 2016 | 4:04pm

CBI Response To Bank of England's Decision To Maintain UK Interest Rates

Bank of England
Bank of England
Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist, said:

"While the Committee has decided to keep rates on hold, the Governor has signalled that a range of options are being considered to alleviate the…

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Thu 14th Jul, 2016 | 3:23pm

Local Health Care Heroes 2016

Enoch receiving his trophy from Samuel
Enoch receiving his trophy from Samuel
Leeds local Enoch Nsenga and Sheffield's Julie Smith have been selected as the first ever winners of Local Care Force's inaugural 'Samuel Rutsito Health Care Hero Award'.

Local Care Force has…

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Sat 9th Jul, 2016 | 6:44pm

What Business Wants From Conservative Leader Candidates

Josh Hardie
Josh Hardie
The CBI has responded to the announcements by contenders for the Conservative leadership contest.

Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

"Businesses face many tests following the…

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Fri 1st Jul, 2016 | 9:00pm

FSB Sets Out Small Business Agenda For EU Negotiations


The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging the Government to ensure economic stability at this time of uncertainty. FSB outlines key asks to Government in the EU negotiations.

Mike…

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Mon 27th Jun, 2016 | 9:00pm

CBI Responds To Bank Of England Governor's Statement


The CBI has responded to the statement by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney following the EU referendum result.

Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist, said:

"We need strong and calm…

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Fri 24th Jun, 2016 | 3:20pm

Active Response to Child Safety

Managing Director Michelle Bailey
Managing Director Michelle Bailey
Award winning Active Response Security Services based in South Yorkshire are continuing to receive plaudits from far and wide for a community initiative aimed at protecting Primary School Children.

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Thu 2nd Jun, 2016 | 10:33am

Local Businesswoman Celebrates Third Anniversary

Rachel Salway in front of Roseannah boutique in Sheffield
Rachel Salway in front of Roseannah boutique in Sheffield
Sheffield businesswoman Rachel Salway is celebrating the third anniversary of her ethical fashion brand, Roseannah.

The Roseannah brand was first developed when Ms. Salway visited Mozambique in…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 5:41pm

Celebrating World Nurses Day

Sheffield office
Sheffield office
Thursday was World Nurses Day and in celebration of this Local Care Force announced its inaugural search for winner of the 'Samuel Rutsito Health Care Hero Award'.

The awards will recognise a…

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Fri 13th May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Businesses Urged To Boost National Parks

Yorkshire Dales National Park - photo Michael Wallace
Yorkshire Dales National Park - photo Michael Wallace
Businesses are being asked to team up with the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the UK's 14 other national parks to ensure the unique areas survive.

A new organisation - the National Parks…

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Mon 9th May, 2016 | 11:24am

Relax Workplace Dress Codes To Help Staff Cope With Heatwave, Says TUC

photo - Narrow
photo - Narrow
With the temperatures set to hit over 30oC in parts of the UK the TUC is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes so staff can work through the heatwave as comfortably as…

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Tue 19th Jul, 2016 | 12:30pm

TUC Calls For Reflection Before Article 50 Triggered

photo - MPDO1605
photo - MPDO1605
Two-thirds (66%) of voters want a cross-party team of politicians, employers and trade unions to negotiate Brexit, according to new polling published by the TUC today (Wednesday).

The poll - of…

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Wed 13th Jul, 2016 | 3:15pm

New HS2 Plans For South Yorkshire


Alternative recommendations for HS2's route and station proposals in South Yorkshire have been revealed today following publication of a report by David Higgins.

The new option proposes that HS2…

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Thu 7th Jul, 2016 | 3:19pm

Urgent Business Priorities For Government

photo - 8mm & Other Stuff
photo - 8mm & Other Stuff
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, has set out three urgent priorities needed for business, following the EU referendum in a meeting with the Business Secretary.

This follows a rapid…

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Wed 29th Jun, 2016 | 10:00pm

Need For Stability Paramount For UK Small Business

Business meeting - photo Simon Blackley
Business meeting - photo Simon Blackley
Responding to the announcement by the Prime Minister to resign and the decision by the UK to leave the EU, Mike Cherry, National Chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), said:

"The…

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Fri 24th Jun, 2016 | 4:48pm

CBI Comments On UK Vote To Leave The EU


Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:

"The British people's vote to leave the EU is a momentous turning point in our history. The country has spoken and it's for us all to listen.

"Many…

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Fri 24th Jun, 2016 | 3:00pm

Duncan Lambert, Director and General Manager, Rix Petroleum
What was your first job?

I trained as a general engineer serving a four-year apprenticeship.
How did you get into the career you're in?

I was looking for a change in direction but still attached to engineering, saw the job advertised for fuels and lubricant area sales rep, applied and the rest is history.
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Peter Jones
Steps To Ensure Your Business Holds Up - Not Folds Up - Through Divorce
By Peter Jones
Lawyer
3D Judges Gavel photo by StockMonkeys.com
3D Judges Gavel photo by StockMonkeys.com
The trauma of divorce, which impacts on separating couples, their children, and their wider family and friends, can be further exacerbated when a business is involved.

Many business owners with…

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Wed 18th May, 2016 | 12:50pm

Boost To Staff Numbers In Small Firms

Going to work - photo Chris Marchant
Going to work - photo Chris Marchant
Small businesses continue to take on more staff, according to new government research published.

The results show that almost a quarter (24 per cent) of small and medium-sized (SME) employers had…

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Fri 13th May, 2016 | 8:35am

Business Secretary Fast Tracks Investigation Into BHS Administration


An immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding BHS going into administration has been ordered (3 May 2016) by the Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

Mr Javid has instructed the…

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Wed 4th May, 2016 | 3:09pm