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Successful programme changing girls’ minds about STEM careers to go digital

  The WISE campaign and techUK, the industry body representing the tech sector, today (31 January 2017) announced plans for the revolutionary People Like Me resources to go digital. The new online resources will be designed to encourage more schoolgirls to think about their own personality and how their attributes ...

Research reveals what Saudi leaders of the future need for Vision 2030

What skills will Saudi chief executives need over the next 15 years?  And what skills will ensure the Kingdom achieves its Vision 2030?  A leading international executive research firm has interviewed chairmen and chief executives of prestigious Saudi businesses to share their views of leadership skills for the future. Metin ...

Harrogate gym is named best in the north again

A Harrogate independent gym has been named the best in the north of England for the second time as it prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary with new membership offers to mark the evolution of its unique health and fitness centre. Gambaru has again been named the Regional Gym of ...

Parents urged to use Black Friday to inspire young girls in science and technology

This Black Friday (Friday 25 November) parents are being urged to make the most of online deals to buy fun science gifts for girls aged 4 to 14 and encourage their first steps into careers in science, technology and engineering. Helen Wollaston, chief executive of campaigning organisation WISE, says:  “We ...

Princess codes a robot, championing girls to get involved in technology

HRH The Princess Royal, Royal Patron of WISE, was part of a winning team to programme an all-conquering robot at the WISE Awards dinner celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology and engineering at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London last week. The Princess Royal coded a micro:bit to play ...

Danbro calls for Chancellor to halt punishment of self-employed workers in Autumn Statement

A national accountancy firm is calling for new Chancellor Phillip Hammond to make sweeping tax changes and bring an end to the merciless targeting of the UK’s army of five million self-employed people when he delivers his first Autumn Statement next week. With the UK facing uncertainty in the wake ...

UK growth at risk due to crisis of 50,000 missing female minds

The UK’s key growth industries risk stalling unless the country tackles the loss of 50,000 talented girls a year from science, technology and engineering jobs, a major national summit will hear on Thursday. British companies face a massive skills crisis in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) of  69,000 recruits ...

Restaurant 92 backing fight to get homeless children off our streets

Harrogate fine dining venue Restaurant 92 is joining forces with 27 other local restaurants to support a festive fundraising campaign that aims to help get homeless children off the streets. The restaurant, on Station Parade, has signed up for the Eat Drink Give campaign organised by youth homelessness charity SASH ...

Innovative language school recognised by two major awards

The Leeds-based International School for Linguists, which delivers a range of innovative programmes to improve language skills, has been recognised by two major national awards for a course that enables people to embark on a career as an interpreter. The school’s Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting has been shortlisted ...

New Danbro director targets construction sector

National accountancy firm Danbro has appointed a new Director of Employment Services, as the business targets growth in the construction sector. James Burrows, who is also a former client of Danbro, has joined the Lytham-based firm to help grow the part of the business, which offers Employment (Umbrella) services to ...

Language company thebigword to recruit 3,000 after signing £120m Ministry of Justice deal

Global language services company thebigword has today signed the biggest interpreting contract in Europe – a deal worth up to £120m to provide face-to-face, telephone interpreting and translations to the Ministry of Justice in the UK. The international business, which employs more than 550 people from 11 offices around the ...

Harrogate’s fine wine bar renamed Bacchus in battle of the brands

Harrogate’s newly opened wine bar The Optimist – companion to fine dining venue Restaurant 92 – has relaunched as Bacchus Wine Bar after a battle of the brands. Despite registering his company and buying the domain names for the Optimist wine bar on Station Parade, owner Ian Humphreys was hit ...