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Leeds city region Aiming to be the best Leeds is a big city with even bigger aspirations, and it sits at the heart of a diverse city region that stretches from Barnsley to York and Craven to Selby. If construction work is the benchmark for judging a city region’s economic health, then Leeds sits comfortably at the top of the league table. Few cities can rival the level of ongoing development, with the £350m Trinity Leeds retail and leisure development to open in March. Construction is also nearing completion at Europe’s first ‘super-theatre’ – the £60m Leeds Arena, which will host concerts and events for up to 13,500 people. The region is targeting growth from industry sectors including manufacturing, healthcare and technology. It provides a compelling offer to inward investors, thanks to excellent universities, a strong cultural offering and close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. There is already excellent access to the motorway network and a fastgrowing airport, and rail travel is also set for a major upgrade, with Network Rail’s Northern Hub plan poised to transform services across the Pennines. For a unique take on the key industry sectors in the Leeds city region, we invited three experts to a round table discussion. They were: Colin Glass, a senior partner at accountancy firm Winburn Glass Norfolk; Chris Clegg, managing director of private equity investor Endless; and Robin Johnson, head of industrial engineering at law firm Eversheds. SPONSORED BY 6

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Yorkshire and Humber plc 2013

Yorkshire and Humber plc 2013
Economy at a Glance
In Focus… Yorkshire
In Focus… Leeds City Region
In Focus… Sheffield City Region
In Focus… Hull and the Humber
In Focus… York and North Yorkshire
International Trade
Knowledge and Skills
Food and Drink

Yorkshire and Humber plc 2013