Blue Hour in Bradford by Tim Green on Flickr

Bradford second most entrepreneurial city in UK

Research has revealed Bradford is the second most entrepreneurial city in the UK. The report, by workplace comparison site Instant Offices, found Bradford has a ‘entrepreneur index’ of 32 per cent, behind only Portsmouth in the UK. It compared the number of new businesses created in the 2020 according to Companies House to the population of the city, with the number of businesses launched going up by 32 per cent. In 2020, 4,786 new businesses were created in the district. Kersten England, chief executive of Bradford Council, said the figures show…

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Metquater main entrance

Queensberry’s landmark foodhall – Metquarter, Liverpool

Queensberry today announced a major letting at the repurposed Metquarter in Liverpool. The Milestone Group operating under its brand ‘General Post Office’ will open to the public late Spring, creating 132 jobs in the city. GPO is a nod to the former use of the building as Liverpool’s head Post Office. It will be located on the Victoria Street entrance at Metquarter adjoining Everyman. It will focus on a wide variety of cuisines under one roof, championing independent regional operators above all else and offering support and incubation for the…

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Rendering of The London Resort

Kent’s ‘answer to Disneyland’ plans new fundraising round

Directors behind a £2.5bn theme park dubbed “the UK’s answer to Disneyland” are hoping to tap up investors for fresh capital this year as costs for the blockbuster development continue to mount. The London Resort Company, which plans to build a 1,245-acre theme park in Kent, has engaged financial advisers to raise funds in 2021 from additional sources in “London capital markets and other financial centres”. The capital-raising effort comes after a rollercoaster ride for the site, which has faced a swathe of planning hurdles in recent years. Full-year accounts for…

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