Retail academy plan unveiled

CITY leaders are in talks to create a new 'retail academy' in Leeds as part of efforts to boost the regional economy and capitalise on major new developments.

Discussions have already taken place with Asda, Tesco and Harvey Nichols about how the academy would work.

The city wants to make sure that local people have the right skills to take advantage of retail developments such as Trinity Leeds, due to open in 2013, and Eastgate Quarters which is currently in the planning stages.

Council leader Keith Wakefield sai... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...