Features are in-depth articles on a business subjects, written by someone with experience and expertise in their field.

The subjects are usually based on the magazine themes for the upcoming year, however, we do publish features on other subject too.

Features are written, commissioned or provided by Chamber members.

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Teamwork drives success

By Transdev | 30 September 2021

Transdev CEO Alex Hornby says partnerships and people can build buses back better for Yorkshire. At Transdev, we know how to win new customers to switch to our buses. Take our flagship 36: Riding Refined service linking Harrogate with Leeds and Ripon – in 2019 just over two million people did just that, a 21…

Foundations of a greener future

By BT | 30 September 2021

Virgin Money partnered with the Future-Fit Foundation, a non profit organisation to help businesses identify and prioritise the sustainability issues most relevant to them. Our sustainability web page and further information on our partnership with Future-Fit can be found at  virginmoneyukplc.com/corporate-sustainability/future-fit/ What is the Future-Fit Foundation? Future-Fit Foundation is a UK-registered charity and the developer, promoter…

How can we work together to tackle the digital divide?

By CityFibre Holdings Ltd | 29 September 2021

With lots of everyday services moving online, from healthcare to shopping, access to technology is becoming vital to our day-to-day lives. But some in society face major challenges when trying to access the world online. In the UK it’s estimated that 16.3 million adults lack core digital skills, and 1.9 million homes have no access…

Green growth

By University of York | 29 September 2021

Devolution paves the way for a pioneering green revolution to kick-start the region’s post-Covid economy The proposed devolution plans for York and North Yorkshire provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for green, inclusive economic growth – with BioYorkshire at the heart of the deal. Led by the University of York in partnership with Askham…

Reducing CO2 emissions

By TransPennine Express Limited | 28 September 2021

TransPennine Express has already reduced CO2 emissions by almost 20 per cent in recent years and now vows to do even more TransPennine Express (TPE) has now made a public commitment to significantly step up its plans to help address climate change and reduce its carbon footprint to net-zero. The train company, which runs services…

Business banking for Yorkshire

By Virgin Money | 28 September 2021

Head of Regional Banking (Yorkshire), John Bullock, explores the Virgin Money business banking offering in Yorkshire Commitment to our Customers This year we have launched Virgin Money Business which will bring together the expertise and experience of our three heritages of Yorkshire Bank, Clydesdale Bank and Virgin Money under a single brand. In Yorkshire, we…

Placing sustainability at the heart of public sector

By BT | 27 September 2021

BT has been a leader on climate and sustainability action for almost 30 years and now the technology and telecommunications firm has outlined its commitments to become a net zero carbon emissions business by 2045. To help reach its goal, BT is using 100% renewable electricity worldwide, meaning that consumers who buy mobile or broadband…

B&M celebrates 10 years of carbon neutrality

By B & M Waste Services Ltd | 27 September 2021

Leading UK waste management solutions company, B&M Waste Services, is marking its 10th anniversary as a carbon neutral organisation and defines its ‘net zero carbon’ journey since it began in 2011. In the past two decades, the effects of climate change have accelerated, becoming a global threat that will impact everyone. It was ten years…

Free trade agreements – Six month progress report

By Schofield Sweeney LLP | 9 July 2021

Six months on from the EU-UK trade deal coming into force, what progress has been made with agreeing trade deals with the UK’s non-EU trading partners? Rollover agreements Before leaving the EU, the UK was party to approximately 40 trade deals that the EU had negotiated with more than 70 countries. Although the UK is…