Former British road race champion turned respected cycling commentator Paul Sherwen has died at the age of 62.

Formula 1

Media giant IMG is to produce the BBC’s 5 Live Formula 1 coverage for the next two seasons after winning a competitive tender process.

Caroline Barber

Caroline Barber, who was last year named O2 North West Print Journalist of the Year, has joined Cumbria-based PR agency 32West. 

Clair Heaviside

Former Cube3 digital marketing director Clair Heaviside has joined Social Republic as strategy director.


Leeds integrated agency Jump has worked with Middle East technology specialist Murooj to develop a new financial infrastructure for war-torn Yemen.


Manchester server, storage and networking specialist King of Servers has acquired Think4 IT Solutions to create a new company called Evaris.

Cliff Richard

ITV will lift the lid on Sir Cliff Richard’s privacy battle against the BBC in a one-hour documentary later this month.


Estonian fintech firm Fitek has chosen Leeds as its UK headquarters and appointed its first employee there.


Digital record label Ostereo has expanded its office space at Media City to accommodate a team that has increased from two to 23 in two years.

Lawrence Jones

Manchester’s UKFast has revealed it is on course to deliver a 13% increase in revenue to more than £53m ahead of a potential stock market flotation.


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