Editors Letter

WELCOME TO the March edition of Leeds Business Review. This month Leeds has had some hurdles to jump, but also some highlights which are worth discussing and reading about.

This magazine is here to update you on new ventures, investments and plans for the city we love.

The last eight weeks have been a struggle with the effects of Coronavirus. Head over to our notebook pages where we have dedicated a page to how the virus is affecting the different sectors in the city.

In this edition, we are focusing a lot on women and the movements they are making in business. On page 8, the Both Sides segment focuses on Tamsin O’ Brian, a successful journalist. In health, our health correspondent Katie Lyons speaks to a female student nurse about the effects her course is having on her health and lifestyle. Furthermore, Elaine Kimeiywo has also looked into the women making a dent in the manufacturing sector. She spoke to Tracey Dawson who is managing director at Daletech Manufacturing.

The media and technology sector is particularly thriving. Oli Wood, our reporter has looked into the work Leeds University are doing in the robotics industry.

On our Exit Plan, Eliza is looking into the rise of luxury consumerism and the effect influencers have had on the fashion sector. This interesting piece can be found on page 22.

Our retail correspondent Vaishali Varu has explored why Leeds supermarket Asda is was rated the worst supermarket in the UK by consumers. Did she manage to talk to you down Briggate?

Further news includes, what’s building up in the development sector, what money is being spent in the finance sector and what progress there has been in the arts district.

On pages 10 and 11 there is a discussion by Jamie Kay about the law that surrounds putting your bins out! He looks into who’s being charged, why and what you should be doing with your bins.

Our whole team have worked really hard to bring you this edition this month and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we have creating it. Leeds is a thriving, prosperous, flourishing city so why not boast about it!

Happy Reading!

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This article was produced by a student or students on the BA in Journalism at Leeds Beckett University.

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