Leeds named as one of the top cities in UK for overseas investment

A report on UK foreign direct investment (FDI) has ranked Leeds as the sixth best performing city for overseas investment outside of London. The EY UK Attractiveness Survey, which is published annually, found that Leeds accounted for one in three FDI projects in Yorkshire, with the city attracting 20 projects in 2019, one less than… Read More Leeds named as one of the top cities in UK for overseas investment

Full steam ahead – Leeds Industrial Museum celebrates international partnership

Did you know that Leeds Industrial Museum has a twinning relationship with the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum? The relationship came about five years ago when the Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum (FSLNRM) presented Leeds Industrial Museum with a plaque to commemorate the fact that both museums are home to locomotives made… Read More Full steam ahead – Leeds Industrial Museum celebrates international partnership

Leeds joins European cities in signing plastics declaration

Leeds has, this month, joined 25 other major European cities including Copenhagen, Milan and Helsinki, in signing a declaration on reducing plastic pollution. The declaration, which is being implemented by the European network EUROCITIES, encourages cities to take a more active role and holistic approach to reducing plastic pollution. As part of the pledge Leeds… Read More Leeds joins European cities in signing plastics declaration

50 Years Dortmund Leeds. What Connects Us – An online exhibition

Last October we celebrated 50 years of twinning with our German partner city of Dortmund with a host of activities that took place here in Leeds. This year the focus switches to Dortmund for the return leg of the anniversary celebrations. Unfortunately many of the planned visits and activities due to take place in May… Read More 50 Years Dortmund Leeds. What Connects Us – An online exhibition

Calling all EU citizens – protect your rights to live and work in the UK

As part of our continued support for the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS), Leeds City Council, in partnership with the Home Office, is organising two information sessions on Monday 09 March to provide EU citizens living in Leeds, and the surrounding areas, with practical advice and guidance on applying for residency via the EUSS and… Read More Calling all EU citizens – protect your rights to live and work in the UK

Swedish healthtech delegation visits Leeds

Last week, Leeds City Council, in collaboration with the Leeds Academic Health Partnership and University of Leeds, hosted a visit from healthcare leaders, businesses and investors from Sweden, who were in Leeds to hear about the city’s strengths in health technologies. Chief Officer for Economic Development, Eve Roodhouse, presented an overview of the healthtech sector… Read More Swedish healthtech delegation visits Leeds