The global turmoil caused by the swine flu outbreak has thrown into sharp relief the need for organisations and companies to have well-established business continuity plans.

Two of Europe's most eminent public intellectuals will discuss Europe's place in a globalised world and the current financial crisis in a major debate at the University of Leeds this month.

Enterprising graduates from the University of Leeds are refusing to allow the recession to hold them back, says Sir Peter Thompson, founder of the annual award for promising fledgling businesses.

Businesses and individuals across Yorkshire affected by the recession are set to benefit from a range of free or subsidised support initiatives from the University of Leeds.

The University of Leeds is helping Yorkshire's local businesses stay on their feet by participating in a new innovation voucher scheme that aims to harness academic know-how.