In Brief: Ziff pledges Bantams tickets, Nabarro, M&S Bank, Walker Morris, Salt’s

EDWARD Ziff, the Town Centre Securities chief executive, has given up his tickets to this weekend’s Capital One cup final involving Bradford City after reading about a charity effort on TheBusinessDesk.com.

Steve Jordan, who is a partner with BTG Asset Consulting in Leeds, is raising money for Bradford Burns Unit by auctioning three pairs of VIP ‘Silver Club’ Wembley tickets.

Now Mr Ziff has offered to donate his seats – which he says offers the best views in the ground – for the charity.

To bid for the tickets and for further information and conditions of the auction email bradfordburns@begbies-traynor.com.

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M&S Bank is set to create 14 new jobs when it unveils its latest branch in Leeds city centre.

The M&S Bank branch will be located in the Leeds Briggate store.

Colin Kersley, chief executive of M&S Bank, said: “It’s wonderful to be opening an M&S Bank branch in Leeds, the home of M&S. There’s a great sense of pride in the city regarding M&S’s origins, starting out as Michael Marks’ Penny Bazaar stall on Kirkgate Market, just a short walk from the Briggate store, and it’s a real pleasure to be announcing the opening of our new bank branch in this fantastic location.”

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LAW firm Nabarro has hosted a dinner at the House of Commons for 50 business representatives from the Hull & Humber region, the wider UK and Europe.

Discussions focused on skills, business outlook and inward investment into the region.

Representatives from energy companies in Germany attended the dinner after spending two days in the region exploring potential investment opportunities.

Hull & Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) chairman, Lord Haskins of Skidby, addressed the meeting, emphasising the strengths of the area and the huge opportunities being taken up with increasing momentum by the renewable sector.

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JO Ratcliffe, a pensions partner at law firm Walker Morris, has advised Capita on its acquisition of Northgate Managed Services from Northgate Information Solutions for an enterprise value of £65m.

Northgate Managed Services provides cloud-based, infrastructure and specialist managed services to public, private and third sector businesses.

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A YEAR after closing his two Leeds-based delicatessens, Bruce Salt has said his Salt’s Catering business has made a healthy start.

Mr Salt took the decision to close his two Salt’s Delicatessen shops last March after the operations were hit by the economic downturn.

He said despite the closures, the catering side of the business was blossoming.

“We had always offered an outside catering service when we had the shops, which did very well, so keeping that side of the business going meant we could continue trading but without the costly overheads of city centre premises,” Mr Salt, a former tax adviser at KPMG. Deloitte and Mazars said.

“We have significantly reduced overheads by operating from a production kitchen on the edge of Leeds city centre and now work as a small team creating, cooking and delivering homemade, sophisticated food across the region.”