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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 ...

Caldervale Technology buys Fusion Equipment in deal to boost global appeal

Dewsbury-based Caldervale Technology, a world-renowned manufacturer of systems and tools for welding plastic pipes used in most industries, has bought Chesterfield-based Fusion Equipment Ltd in a deal that will help push them into more markets around the world. The deal will create a company with a £6.75m turnover and will ...

Legal data specialist rebrands as Katchr as next generation of market leading software is launched

Law firm data specialist Exen Legal Solutions has today launched a new generation of its market leading management software and rebranded the business to Katchr. The rebranded Katchr helps law firms across the UK to profit from their data by providing management teams with instant access to critical information from ...

Turn off the TV and bounce back from Brexit, thebigword chief urges business leaders

As the shockwaves from the Brexit vote continue to dominate the headlines, chief executive of international language services business Larry Gould has issued a rallying cry to UK leaders, saying: “Turn off the TV, cancel the newspapers and get on with doing what we do best – building great British ...