Spring is in the air and life is getting busier and busier as there seems to be more events than ever, thankfully the pandemic seems to be well and truly over as the world returns to normal. Or has it?

Discussing the benefits of print over digital or vice versa here in the office a few years ago has completely changed. We discussed the fact that we thought the world would be digital within 10 years, we now believe the pandemic has accelerated that and everyone now seems to be embracing and wanting digital. This has resulted in us stepping up our digital offering for our partners and members, as well as having the advantage of print! I would be delighted to hear your thoughts on this subject, editor@yorkshirebusinesswoman.co.uk

We celebrated International Women’s Day this year talking to students at Ossett Academy, the ‘we’ are myself and our associate editors Freda Shafi and Rachel Rowling. I love events like this as I always come away having learned something from the students and it gives us insight into what young people want today, so important as they prepare to enter the world of business. Next year on International Women's Day you will be able to attend the Yorkshire Businesswoman Awards at The Marriott Hotel Leeds. on 8th March, save the date and we will keep updating as and when we have more details.

We have attended a number of events, co-hosting a lovely evening with our partners Phillip Stoner Jewellers in Victoria Quarter, had a stand at Not So Beige events at Oulton Hall and coming up we are supporting the FB Fashion Ball on 27 April, the BH40 charity ball on 9 June and on 4 April we attended the creative industries conference at The Rose Bowl, we were delighted to see so many of you visit us on our stand.

When we launched our Podcast a few months ago it proved to be very successful, so much so that we are now relaunching, partnering with This is Distorted, which means some of our podcasts will now be filmed. Check them out on your usual podcast app.

Finally, I was invited to test drive the new Lexus RX by Lexus Leeds, ‘wow’ was the word I came up with, read how I got on page 72 of the latest edition online here on our website now, or why not subscribe and receive your very own print copy mailed directly to you for just £30 for the year (that's 6 issues).

Gill x