York Press: The York Report

York ready to turn the corner

York Press: York ready to turn the corner

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Shoots of recovery are now blossoming into growth as York emerges from the downturn positioned to expand its horizons, reach out into new markets, and develop its core appeal.

Working with business to showcase city’s ambition

York Press: City of York Council leader James Alexander  steps into his new role

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Despite the difficult climate we all continue to operate in, I am hugely optimistic about York’s prospects for 2014.

Big changes for 2014

York Press: An artist’s impressions of the Hiscox office

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

With a thriving economy and significant potential returns on investment, York is attracting a wide range of investment from both private and public sectors. As a result, big changes are in the pipeline for the physical and economic landscape of the city. These are some of the major projects taking place in 2014 and beyond.

Creating opportunities

York Press: Gary Gallen, of RRAHAR, Rugby League ace Steve McNamara, and headmaster of Pocklington School Mark Ronan, at TEDxPocklington

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

The creative and digital economy is York’s fastest growing sector, employing almost 9,000 people.

Manufacturing diversity

York Press: KitKat production at Nestlé

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Manufacturing is a shrinking sector in York, with only four per cent of the city’s workforce employed in the industry, a total of 4,100 jobs.

Export forums set sights on bigger share of world markets

York Press: Elliott Seymour and Jon Wilson of Sheppee International who won the  Dare To Export award at last year's Press Business Awards

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

York is on a mission to get 15 per cent of the city’s businesses trading internationally by 2016.

York benefits from the appliance of science

York Press: York Science Park, home to more than 100 businesses, seen from the air

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

The past 20 years have seen York make a marked move from manufacturing and industry to a knowledge-based economy, with science more recently at the forefront of the transformation thanks to the city’s high skills quota and award-winning university research base.

Establishing a base in the city

York Press: An artist’s impression of the  proposed Hiscox building

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

York is one of the key centres of financial and professional services (FPS) employment and enterprise within the Leeds City Region, which itself is the second FPS largest sector in the country. The industry employs 23,000 in the city, the equivalent of 15.8 per cent of its workforce.

York schools set the standard

York Press: Students celebrate at Archbishop Holgate’s CE School in York

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Standards in education in York sets the city apart from other northern cities, from primary school years to university degrees and everything in between.

York driving to the front of tourism pack

York Press: Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris, France, last year

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Tourism is a big contributor to York’s economy, and with plans in place to create a billion pound tourism industry in the city over the next ten years, it’s about to get even bigger.

Destination York

York Press: Javelin train

12:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Geographically York sits at the heart of the body that is the UK, connected by a vast infrastructure that allows access to local, national and international markets.


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