YEP Leeds

Our YEP Leeds Chapter is currently under development. Setting up of the Chapter was commenced in April 2017 and we continue to grow the committee through YEP’s existing membership, sponsors and partners. The launch of the Chapter is planned towards the end of 2017, in collaboration with our established partners so watch this space!

Leeds has the most diverse economy of the all the UK’s main employment centres and has seen the fastest rate of private sector jobs growth of any UK city and has the highest ratio of public to private sector jobs of all the UK’s Core Cities. The city has the third largest jobs total by local authority area with 480,000 in employment and self-employment at the beginning of 2015. Leeds is also ranked as a gamma world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network; and is considered the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area.

Leeds is served by four universities, and has the fourth largest student population in the country and has the country’s fourth largest urban economy. After London, Leeds is the largest legal and financial centre in the UK, and in 2011 its financial and insurance services industry was worth £2.1 billion. with over 30 national and international banks located in the city. Leeds is also the UK’s third largest manufacturing centre with around 1,800 firms and 39,000 employees, Leeds manufacturing firms account for 8.8% of total employment in the city. The largest sub-sectors are engineering, printing and publishing, food and drink, chemicals and medical technology.

We look forward to establishing a chapter of YEP at the heart of West Yorkshire. If you are interested in knowing more about this Chapter or opportunities of being involved as a partner, sponsor or committee member please email mail@yepleeds.com

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Ho Ho Ho it's YEP Christmas Event time!

We’ll be kicking off the festive season with the YEP Manchester Christmas Quiz – held at northern quarter favourite, The Abel Heywood.

Join us as Quizmaster Jonathan Schofield (Manchester tour guide, author and editor at Manchester Confidential) tests your knowledge of Manchester and its property scene. ... Read More

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