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Leeds event empowers women in tech this International Women’s Day

8 March 2019

A sold out event, aimed at celebrating the contributions of women in the digital, science and technology industries, is being hosted in Leeds to celebrate International Women’s Day this March.

first direct arena confirms increased standing floor and overall capacity

14 February 2019

Following a review of its capacities and operational procedures the first direct arena are delighted to announce a significant increase to the capacity of its standing floor to 4,321.

Well Met hosts DigitalLEAP pilot project to get students work ready

6 February 2019

Leeds Beckett University will host DigitalLEAP, a six-week pilot project, to give students an understanding of the skills required for a career in digital and tech industries.

The night-classes cover a different topic each week, with advice and guidance about working in the industry and practical workshops on coding, problem-solving and a hackathon. Local digital and tech industries have contributed to the course programme, giving students an insight into real-work situations, outside of their own degree subjects.

Leeds Announced As Rugby League World Cup 2021 Host

29 January 2019

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has today announced the chosen host towns, cities and venues for the tournaments taking place in England in two years’ time.

Easier travel to Leeds Bradford Airport is on its way

28 January 2019

From 28 January people traveling to and from Leeds Bradford Airport can take advantage of easier and more affordable journeys when traveling by rail, with a bus connection. Arriva Group operators, CrossCountry and Yorkshire Tiger, have come together to introduce a new range of Mobile Tickets (m-Tickets) to include through ticket options for the airport.

Leading the way in conferencing: Leeds welcomes The One Dance UK Conference to the city

24 January 2019

ConferenceLeeds has joined Leeds in celebrating the arrival of The One Dance UK Conference, which took place in the city. The annual conference was hosted at the Leeds College of Music, Yorkshire Dance and Northern Ballet, as well as at two of Leeds’ most popular conferencing venues, including Leeds Beckett University, where the conference made use of excellent conferencing facilities for learning, plenaries and keynote speeches.

Well Met Hosts BSides Cyber Security Conference at Cloth Hall Court

24 January 2019

Over 300 delegates featuring cyber security experts, computer technology students and tech companies, make a welcome return to Cloth Hall Court on 25 January 2019, to attend the second BSides Leeds event, dedicated to cyber security, web attacks and computer hacking.

Village Hotel Club, Leeds North announce details of VWorks, their new business club concept

15 January 2019

Village Hotel Club, Leeds North are delighted to announce details of VWorks, their new business club concept, and the new Village Grill and Pub which is due to open this summer.

New Hire joins CHS team in Preparation of Record 10th Anniversary Show

9 January 2019

Michelle Rennoldson joins CHS Group UK as buyer relationship manager with a remit to make the 10th Anniversary Conference and Hospitality Show the best yet.

Well Met Strategy Focus for 2019 Following Strong Performance

9 January 2019

Well Met, the conferencing office of Leeds Beckett University, sets out its strategy for 2019, following a strong performance in 2018.

Clare Vidler, conference manager at Well Met, said: “Last year was something of a litmus test for us, particularly our standalone conference venue, Cloth Hall Court, which celebrated its first year in business during August 2018, following a £4.5m redevelopment.