Welcome to the 56th edition of TopicUK which is available now here, as we now countdown to our tenth anniversary in early 2023.

I was pleased to see the refurbishment of the iconic Taylors Corner building, featured on page 10. The building was originally the home to Hepworth’s Tailors, and this was one of the very first accounts I worked on when I started in marketing many years ago. I was tasked as a junior ironing the model’s clothes for the photography shoot which went on to appear in the brochure we were creating for them. Happy memories!

The sustainability awards are back for 2022 and entries are open until 13th October. The awards are dedicated to showcasing the organisations and NHS Trusts that have proven themselves to be striving to implement sustainable change within our healthcare system. For details of how to enter check out page 11.

We would welcome your thoughts on the ongoing works around Leeds City Square! For weeks now the roadworks has caused chaos for cars trying to get into the City Centre. It seems to me entering the city from South Leeds as I do there are just two routes to get to East Parade, The Light, Albion Street etc and these are Water Lane onto Globe Road then turning right onto Whitehall Road and head towards the train station. Problem with this is cars are backing up unable to turn right into Whitehall Road because of the traffic heading along Whitehall Road who have come into the city by the only other route leaving the M621 and travelling through Holbeck. The e-bike scheme is a step closer too and whilst I understand we need to look after our environment, I for one won’t be using the scheme going to a business meeting in heels carrying lots of files! We understand these routes are to be made permanent. We would like to hear from readers what you think?

We have the pleasure this edition of interviewing Clare Lilley, director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We have worked with the park for a number of years and it never ceases to amaze me when I visit as sculptures and artwork change frequently amongst the stunning landscape from the 500-acre estate. If you haven’t visited, it is a must for your to-do-list!

Our next edition publishes at the end of November and our sister publication Yorkshire Businesswoman is out in both print and digital now!