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DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in the UK’s Happiest City

19 September 2019

Set within eight acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa opens its doors today, bringing the brand’s famous hospitality to the UK’s happiest city .

Sky's the limit as Leeds Town Hall gets ready for major refurbishment

18 September 2019

The history of Leeds Town Hall reached a new high point today with the announcement of a major refurbishment project aimed at securing the much-loved building for future generations.

Building links between Leeds and China: The SME China Forum comes to Leeds for the first time

12 September 2019

ConferenceLeeds are pleased to be welcoming the arrival of the SME China Forum, an annual event held by the China Britain Business Council, to the city later this year. Leeds College of Music will host the full-day event for between 150 and 200 delegates on 24th September, as the event moves into the city of Leeds for its 7th year - with previous events held in Heathrow, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and Wolverhampton.

Well Met Welcomes Patient Care Conference to Cloth Hall Court

10 September 2019

Where would you find a comedy writer, a senior editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and a voice and safety healthcare specialist sharing the same stage? At the up-and-coming two-day ‘Improving Patient Safety’ conference in Cloth Hall Court, Leeds, hosted by Well Met, the conferencing arm of Leeds Beckett University.

Leeds to host major international MIT innovation programme

4 September 2019

Leeds and the City Region has been chosen to host a prestigious international innovation programme, in partnership with one of the world’s most famous universities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Leeds welcomes the first National Hydrogen Summit to the city

27 July 2019

A brand new conference was held Leeds in on the 27th and 28th of June, with the arrival of the inaugural National Hydrogen Summit at Cloth Hall Court and Leeds Civic Hall. The conference, which was the first of its kind, brought together 260 delegates from industry, academia and politics to develop a cohesive voice for hydrogen and create a committed policy to help reduce carbon emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2050, in line with government proposals.

Putting pen to paper: MEETinLEEDS celebrates success of writing retreat

23 July 2019

MEETinLEEDS, the conference facilities of the University of Leeds, is celebrating the success of the recent writing retreat, Mslexicon, which welcomed over 200 delegates to the beautiful Devonshire Hall in Leeds, last weekend.

Yorkshire to host new National Film and Television School hub

22 July 2019

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is to open a hub in Leeds.

NFTS Leeds is part of the School’s strategy to support the growth of film and television production outside London. It is backed by Channel 4 whose new HQ is to be based in the city as well as ITV, who also have a production base in Leeds. Other supporters include BFI, Screen Yorkshire and ScreenSkills.

MEETinLEEDS welcomes experts to the UK’s most popular health conference of the year

18 July 2019

MEETinLEEDS, the conference facilities of the University of Leeds, welcomes academics to the city for the UK’s most prestigious and popular health IT leadership event, Digital Summer School. Welcoming over 450 delegates from all over the world, the conference will aim to shape the future direction of NHS IT, as well as provide networking opportunities and personal development within the sector.

Teach First returns to Well Met with record number of trainee teachers

17 July 2019

• Well Met hosts 6th annual Teach First Summer Institute
• Charity grows the number of teachers recruited by 38% in a year
• Most diverse group ever, increasing the proportion of BAME trainees to make up a fifth of this year’s cohort, whilst STEM[1] trainees have increased by 78% in a year