£1m investment nears completion at Keighley firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Debbie Mellor

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Work on a new £1 million heat treatment centre at a metals testing company is nearing completion.

Bargain chain Poundworld opens new store

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Poundworld chief executive Chris Edwards with the company mascot

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Bargain retailer Poundworld has created 30 jobs at its newest store which opens in Bradford tomorrow.

Transline turnover soars

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Paul Beasley

9:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

West Yorkshire-based international recruitment consultancy Transline Group enjoyed its best-ever trading in 2013, with revenue growing by more than 50 per cent. It is also on track to maintain growth this year.

Film puts litter in the spotlight

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thomas Black and actor Gareth Finister

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Veteran West Yorkshire businessman Thomas Black has launched a personal campaign against litter – by commissioning and starring in his own film.

‘Beware the taxman’ says expert

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nigel Westman

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Small businesses and sole traders which trade in cash face an increased risk of being investigated by the taxman after recent figures showed that the level of unpaid VAT had risen by 25 per cent in the last 12 months.

PEC keeps hospital contract

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The PEC HQ

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Bradford-based PEC has retained its maintenance support contract for mechanical and plumbing work at Bradford Royal Infirmary and had its remit extended to include electrical work.

Help to Buy boosts builder’s sales

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sam Wood

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Housebuilder Barratt Developments has sold more than 200 properties in West Yorkshire to home buyers taking advantage of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Damart’s backing for North Pole skier

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Damartex factory in Bingley

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Bingley-based thermal clothing specialist Damart has donated clothing to retired Leeds GP Professor Phil Heywood, who is skiing to the North Pole this month to raise money for Voluntary Service Overseas.

Rhys in move to drive growth

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rhys Wordsworth

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Rhys Wordsworth has been promoted to head the Bradford office of business support and insolvency practitioners Walsh Taylor, which was one of three new bases opened by the firm in the last 12 months.

Landmark for motor dealership

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Judith Parker (nee Appleyard), Colin Appleyard with his MBE and Robin Appleyard

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Motors group Colin Appleyard has celebrated the 35th anniversary of its first Suzuki car showroom opening in Keighley.

Eye cancer sufferer Eliza does opening honours at new shop

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eye cancer sufferer Eliza Deakin with mum Lucy and store manager Gemma Exley at the new Vision Express branch

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The official opening of a new opticians branch was carried out by the mother of a Shipley toddler who suffers from a rare eye cancer.

Hillsborough disaster anniversary a poignant time for psychologist Kevin

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Yesterday's Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool football fans died – marked with ceremonies in Liverpool and Sheffield yesterday – has a particular poignancy for psychologist Kevin Tasker, who helped the helpers in the wake of the tragedy.

Disability is no barrier

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jake Andrews with Chris Clarke, AdviserPlus chief executive, and Disability Minister Mike Penning

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Cerebral palsy sufferer Jake Andrews’s determination to find a job paid off after he applied for around 40 roles.

How Co-op Bank lurched from crisis to crisis

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: How Co-op Bank lurched from crisis to crisis

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

By the time you read this, more grim revelations may have emerged from the Co-operative Group – whose recent spate of blood-letting, boardroom resignations and financial disaster are akin to a soap opera plot.

Apprentices earn plaudits

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Keepmoat apprentices who worked on the award-winning Bradford refurbishment scheme

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Apprentices have played a key role in an award-winning Bradford housing refurbishment project The scheme by Keepmoat Property Services involved improving around 500 homes on behalf of the Bradford-based housing association Accent Group.

Feelgood factor ‘can get a Tour de France boost’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Matt Carter, from Mavic and Paul Corcoran, managing director of Pennine Cycles

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The joint owner of a Bradford cycle business has urged women entrepreneurs from the Bradford district to “think outside the box” to take advantage of opportunities offered by the Tour de France Grand Depart this summer.

Entrepreneurial pair plan to shake up car-lease market

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jonathan Ratcliffe and Mark Hall

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two local entrepreneurs have set out to shake up the car-leasing market with the launch of a new company.

Ratings up for Yorkshire Water

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sra Hussain, 19, from Bradford Moor, taking part in Yorkshire Water’s trial to reduce blockages in drains

10:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Pioneering projects in Esholt and Bradford Moor have helped to clinch an improved responsible business rating from Business in the Community for Bradford-based Yorkshire Water.

Bank plans £6bn investment in businesses

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ACCOUNT CLOSED: Llandeilo town council has said it plans to sever its ties with HSBC after the bank announced it would close its town branch.

8:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

New and expanding firms in West Yorkshire will be among those targeted by HSBC bank which has allocated £6 billion of extra funds to its UK business centres.

Bradford business leader welcomes boost to careers help

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Paul Mackie, Bradford Chamber of Commerce president

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Moves by the Government to beef up careers guidance for schools, with an emphasis on students meeting employers, have been welcomed.

Fifty attend Skipton networking group for women

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A record 50 guests attended the latest gathering of professional networking group Women@Work, which was held at Omar Khan’s restaurant in Skipton.

Change to licencing fees ‘to hit Bradford pubs’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: alcohol

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Government plans to change the way licensing fees are calculated for pubs, bars and nightclubs by local councils could result in huge bills for small local pubs, the British Beer and Pub Association has warned.

Crowds welcome Skipton store opening

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shoppers at the new store

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Queues of customers eagerly awaited the opening of clothing and equipment retailer, Cotswold Outdoor, in Skipton.

Welcome to Yorkshire boss Gary Verity up for award by Institute of Directors

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive, Gary Verity, was the man behind the tourism agency’s winning bid to bring the competition to the county

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

The man who led the campaign to bring the Tour de France Grand Depart event to Yorkshire is in the running or a top business award.

£5m pot supports Bradford businesses

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council leader Councillor David Green

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Nearly 70 businesses have been supported in the Bradford district by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership in the past year.

Trio of groups are backing glass firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TEAMWORK: From left, Jonathan Rostron, Jim Purcell, Steve Wilson, Adrian Hanson, Craig Daniels and Simon Jackson

8:42pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A manufacturer secured eight contracts within the first four days of trading following support from a trio of business and finance support agencies, including a Bradford-based fund which supports businesses turned down by banks.

Regional growth fund helps create Bradford jobs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Saltaire Brewery managing director Tony Gartland proposes a toast to the Princess Royal

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Millions of pounds administered by a regional business support group has helped a landmark 200 businesses and is expected to lead to the creation of more than 2,200 jobs.

Specsavers founder opens outlet in Idle

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jagdeep Kainth, ophthalmic director at Specsavers, Idle, Lord Mayor of Bradford Khadim Hussain, Specsavers co-founder Dame Mary Perkins and store director Bhrat Phakey at the opening of the new store

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Dame Mary Perkins, co-founder of international opticians chain Specsavers, has officially opened the company’s newest outlet at idle, Bradford, which is the group’s largest in Yorkshire.

Farming family to take on Skipton goat's cheese making business

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sharron and Ed Parker with two of their children and some of their new goats

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The future of an Aire Valley cheese-making business has been assured after being bought by a local farming family.

Wool for art installation is processed by Bradford scouring firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The art installation

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Wool from 40 countries which was processed in Bradford has been used by artist Angela Wright to create an installation at Southwark Cathedral, London, during Lent.

Alarm firm’s on the buy-up alert

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Securahomes MD Martin Mann (right) with security manager Tony Carney

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Bradford-based security specialist is on the acquisition trail to boost its share of the UK domestic alarm market and create new jobs.

Thornton farm shop rewards its staff

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sam Harrison (centre) with Victoria and James Robertshaw

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A multi-award-winning farm shop handed out its own gongs to staff and suppliers.

Neil joins Bradford law firm as consultant

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Neil Leiberman

2:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Neil Leiberman, a leading commercial disputes lawyer, has joined Bradford based LCF Law as a consultant after previously running his own practice in York.

Bradford workshop will give saving energy help

2:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A free one-day workshop to help firms reduce energy costs and consumption will be held at the University of Bradford later this month.

Charity praises Cottingley accountancy firm for its support

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jane Tomlinson

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Bradford accountancy firm has been thanked for the advice and support it has provided to a leading regional charity.

Turnover soars as Driver Hire results hit a high

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Andrews, Driver Hire finance director, celebrating with chief executive Chris Chidley

11:10am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Specialist Bradford-based recruitment and training business Driver Hire is celebrating the best set of results in its 30-year history.

Andrew to develop site portfolio

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andrew Foggitt

11:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Andrew Foggitt has joined Gregory Property Group to help develop its portfolio of assets and seek new development opportunities in the residential sector across Yorkshire.

Skills show’s pathway to career choice

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SCHEME: Student Robert Gamble is assessed by Neil Adams, managing director of Powerhouse (right) during a team-building exercise

11:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Bradford-based training body is staging a major event for young people and their parents from across the Leeds City Region next month which they hope will give a significant boost to knowledge about ways into vocational training and careers.

‘Ebb and flow’ but promise for 2015

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Confidence is growing in the manufacturing sector, but trading remains tough for many

10:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Trading remains tough for many Bradford businesses – but confidence is picking up in both the manufacturing and service sectors, according to the latest quarterly economic survey from the city’s main business body.

Ilkley, Saltaire and Horsforth estate agents on board for Tour de France visit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Christopher, Mike Moon, Anthony Metcalfe, Steve Kilby and Paul Bridgeman unveil the limited edition boards created by Linley & Simpson to mark the Tour de France in Yorkshire

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Residential sales and letting firm Linley & Simpson has launched a limited edition of signboards to mark the Tour de France Grand Depart in West Yorkshire this summer.

Award for Bingley sports turf institute

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gordon McKillop

9:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Technology developed by Bingley-based turf research body STRI has clinched a national award.

Firm takes Centa stage to get its clients moving

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Damian Garside with one of the new CNC machines at engineering firm, Centa Transmissions Ltd

3:38pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A Morgan three-wheeler – a retro model successfully reintroduced by the prestige British sports car builder – will take centre stage at the opening of a Shipley factory extension in a couple of weeks.

'Yorkshire businesses will need to hire foreign staff to cope with skill shortages'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Jones

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Businesses will need to hire more immigrant workers to overcome skills shortages as the outlook continues to improve, according to a senior economic commentator.

Keighley lift firm is looking up, thanks to bank help

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DEAL: From left, Isabel Boocock, Stuart Boocock and Ben Cutts

9:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Things are on the up at a lift installation and maintenance company which will use a move into large premises as a springboard for further expansion.

Moving Leeds-Bradford International Airport branded 'fanciful'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council leader Councillor David Green

8:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

Business leaders, backed by Bradford Council leader David Green, have shot down the ‘fanciful’ idea that Leeds- Bradford International Airport should be relocated.

Spring Clean for the Tour de France says Bradford firm

1:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A Bradford-based manufacturer is showing its support for the Tour de France visit to Yorkshire by encouraging firms to have a Grand Spring Clean in readiness for the Grand Depart.

30 jobs are created in B&M move to bigger Keighley shop

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: .

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Thirty jobs have been created by B&M Retail which opened a larger store in Keighley yesterday.

Upgrade promised after Bradford's Hilton is sold

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Bradford Hilton

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

One of Bradford’s flagship hotels is to have a new owner who has pledged significant investment to upgrade it into a luxury four-star venue.

Saltaire bike firm is set for expansion

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tony Booth

6:21pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A Saltaire-based cycle retailer is investing £1 million to open a second outlet – which will be the largest of its type in the North of England and is the firm’s biggest expansion in more than a century.

Skills supremo sees enterprise works at Bradford schools and firms

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Heather Miller, of the Department for Skills & Employment, meets Buttershaw students

5:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A Government skills supremo has visited Bradford schools to find out how they are engaging with local businesses and preparing students for the world of work.


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