Chancellor’s praise for entrepreneurs, as Global Procurement Group founder, Fokhrul Islam, named Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year

The founder of Global Procurement Group, Fokhrul Islam, has been named Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year for the north east at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Leeds rolls out free electric bike scheme for commuters

Citizens of the city will be able to borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks

Government awards £40m for seven district heating networks

BEIS is proposing to establish Ofgem as the heat network regulator

New online checker for clean air zones with charges launched

The vehicle checker, which is now live, aims to help businesses and drivers to prepare for the introduction of clean air zones in Birmingham and Leeds

Wasted energy ‘costing businesses £60m a year in unnecessary bills’

Energy wasted by offices in the City of London could be used to power more than 65,000 homes, new research suggests

Leeds waste fraudster’s jail term extended by nine years

Terry Soloman Dugbo is currently serving a record seven years and six months in jail after defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry of £2.2m in 2016

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Vattenfall wins first power distribution network contract in the UK

It will own and operate the new network under an agreement with Helvellyn Group

Leeds fraudster given longest prison sentence for environmental crime

He is serving seven years and six months in prison and has also been ordered to pay back more than £1.3m

French utility ENGIE announces Smart acquisition in the UK

Smart Buildings Ltd develops technologies and services that allows businesses to control their portfolio of commercial buildings

Leeds leads the way with on-the-go recycling

A new city-wide campaign aims to improve the quantity and quality of rubbish collected