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2020 Yorkshire Business Masters | TheBusinessDesk.com

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6:30pm – Networking and Reception Drinks

7:00pm – Dinner and Awards Presentation

11.00pm – End of Formal Proceedings

12:00am – Carriages

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TheBusinessDesk.com’s 2020 Business Masters will recognise the achievements of firms of all sizes across the region.

There are 13 award categories, covering the full range of business activity in the region.

There is one award, Ambassador, for the individual who has made an outstanding contribution either in leading their business or in representing the region or their sector on a bigger stage.

Roger Marsh OBE, 2019 Ambassador

The Business Masters winners will be revealed

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The chance to reconnect: how one Yorkshire business made a safe return to the office | All together

Staff have returned to HSL’s West Yorkshire head office.

Staff have returned to HSL’s West Yorkshire head office.
Photograph: Joanne Crawford/Guardian

It’s a Thursday morning, and at the head office of HSL handcrafted furniture, a fire drill is under way. “We’re maintaining social distancing, of course,” says CEO Guy Critchlow. “We say as long as you can fit a two-seater sofa between you, you’re far enough apart.”

To date, about half of the 80-strong team at the company’s head office, based in Batley, West Yorkshire, have returned from being furloughed or working from home.

Critchlow has worked hard to make sure staff are comfortable coming back to the office, whether on a full- or part-time basis. “We looked at cases individually – for example, if someone didn’t feel comfortable coming back we sought to understand why and make reasonable adjustments,” he says. “We’ve also devised a system where if we can’t accommodate a whole team to be permanently at

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North Yorkshire business leaders urged to back devolution deal

Business leaders in North Yorkshire are being urged to back the county’s bid for a new single council and help bring in new investment in infrastructure worth up to £2.4bn.

Sunday, 6th September 2020, 4:45 pm

Richard Flinton, chief executive of North Yorkshire County Council, said: “This devolution deal will back companies of all sizes with new investment of up to £2.4bn in the infrastructure they need to grow and prosper.”

York and North Yorkshire County Council are working on an devolution deal to take control of funds and powers from central government to accelerate the recovery from the pandemic and create new growth opportunities for businesses.

They have approved plans to invest £540m in fibre connectivity, £390m in transport links, £290m in market town centres, £215m in the bio-economy, £95m on housing, £50m on green energy and £10m in skills across the county over the coming years.


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