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Time to ditch the Leeds Visitor Centre? And while they’re at it …

Remember how baffled everyone was when the council decided to shut the tourism information centre at the city’s railway station and move it to the art gallery’s shop? “Ridiculous … idiotic … ludicrous … leave it where it is,” summed … Continue reading

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Leeds and Partners set to be wound up by April

Leeds and Partners, the council-funded company that has been acting as the city’s investment and tourism agency, looks set to be wound up by April 2015. The findings of a review into the future of the agency – which has had … Continue reading

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Leeds and Partners responsible for whole of region’s “visitor economy” … who knew?

Phew! That was quick work! It was only last month that they announced that the future of Leeds’ publicly-funded investment and tourism agency – Leeds and Partners – was under review … and now, as if by magic, the organisation has … Continue reading

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Change at the top of Welcome to Yorkshire – Earl of Harewood the latest to go

Continuing change at the top of Yorkshire’s tourism agency, Welcome to Yorkshire. The Earl of Harewood, David Lascelles, who had been on the not-for-profit company’s board since 2009, stepped down last week. Lascelles is one of four directors who have … Continue reading

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Board at Leeds investment agency depleted as key figures depart

Two key figures have left the board of Leeds and Partners, the city’s investment and tourism agency. There’s been no public announcement, but it turns out that the council-funded company’s vice-chairman Roger Marsh left at the end of last year, while … Continue reading

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That “extraordinary” Leeds & Partners story in Private Eye … and the public’s right to know

It started with this tweet on Thursday from the Yorkshire Post’s former crime reporter. And so there was. An extraordinary story about the insolvency of Ms Joseph, the city’s investment and tourism chief, which was Gazetted on 29th April and … Continue reading

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Council explains Leeds Visitor Centre exit from station – “positive publicity” needed

“There are currently two high risks … one is the potential decrease in footfall at the new location and the second is to ensure there is positive publicity about the relocation and enhanced service in response to customer demands” Good points. … Continue reading

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