By S Wilson, Mar 25 2017 02:00PM
The North of England has a proud history, with a cultural and industrial heritage second to none. Wool, cotton and silk are woven into the landscape of much of Yorkshire. The legacy of textile manufacturing can be easily seen in the grand factory buildings in many great northern towns and cities.
The heavy industries, including coal and steel, and textiles which dominated the region’s economy in the past, have given way to a new and exciting mix of engineering, business and retail, attracting start-ups and SMEs.