Credit firm Provident Financial sees half-year profits of £90 million

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Peter Crook CEO of Provident Financial outside the Bradford HQ

5:08pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PROVIDENT Financial has reported pre-tax profits of more than £90million despite having to pay out £4 million as part of a proposed 225-person redundancy move.

Pudsey Builders' merchant wins award for Great Yorkshire Show display

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (Left to right): Mark Foster, branch manager of Gibbs and Dandy in Doncaster and Darren Hoyland, branch manager of Pudsey (right) receive their company's award from a representative at The Great Yorkshire Show.

5:34pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PUDSEY builders’ merchant Gibbs & Dandy picked up an award for their landscaping display at this month’s Great Yorkshire Show.

Bradford businesswoman's fat-fighting heated underwear is a worldwide hit!

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TURNING UP THE HEAT: Farnaz Khan’s shaping underwear she markets under the name of Fit Britches

5:25pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Necessity is the mother of invention, so the saying goes. And so it has proved for Bradford entrepreneur Farnaz Khan .

Banking leader in new appointment

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Richard Pym, right, with fellow Co-op executives- former chief executive Euan Sutherland, acting chief executive  Richard Pennycook  and bank boss Niall Booker

11:58am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FORMER Bradford & Bingley boss Richard Pym is to stand down later this year as chairman of the troubled Co-op Bank to lead Allied Irish Banks .

The world is your oyster, says boss of Shipley telecommunications business Radio Design

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eric Hawthorn

12:25pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

FIRMS worried about selling overseas have been urged to regard the world as 'a land of opportunity' by a Bradford company boss and regional export ambassador.

Keighley man completes five decades of employment at the same local firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Whitaker, front left, receives gifts from Dean, Smith and Grace works manager Stuart Shackleton to mark his retirement after 50 years at the firm

12:25pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A MAN who spent an incredible 50 years working for the same local Keighley firm has finally called it a day.

Bingley cosmetics firm jobs boost with £300,000 grant

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steve Richardson, director of Wildacre Cosmetics, Katharine Braim of Finance Yorkshire, and Steve Meredith, director of Wildacre Cosmetics.

10:44am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A BINGLEY-based cosmetics company is set to recruit up to ten more staff after securing a £300,000 Equity Linked Investment from Finance Yorkshire.

Accountants society chairman Alan gets British Empire Medal honour from Queen

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:52am Tuesday 15th July 2014

WELL-KNOWN Bradford business figure Alan Wintersgill, was awarded a BEM in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Local firms back Keighley Cougars by kitting out ground with wi-fi technology

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Cowgill, managing director of Exa, Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett and John Martins, technical director of Datacable

4:44pm Monday 14th July 2014

TWO firms have stepped up to sponsor free internet and Wi-Fi at Keighley Cougars' Lawkholme ground.

JCT600 secure Maserati fleet deal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE fleet division of JCT600 has revved up for action after securing one of the largest ever fleet deals for Maserati.

Yorkshire Business Club in Three Peaks challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

AN intrepid team of Yorkshire Business Club members will join a host of other Bradford firms to scale new heights by tackling the county’s three peaks charity challenge.

Comic book store opens in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SPIDERMAN, Batman and co have made a new home at a comic book shop in Bradford thanks to a 21-year-old woman taking on her first business venture.

VIDEO: Bradford Tunnel Project plans go on public view

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:32am Friday 4th July 2014

Proposals for a Victorian-style underground market in the heart of Bradford's city centre are now open for the public to view, and subject to planning approval, developers say they hope to open in time for Christmas.

Plain packaging for cigarettes is a ‘danger to jobs’, says company boss.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mike Ridgway, director of the Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance

11:01am Friday 4th July 2014

RENEWED warnings about possible job losses - including in Bradford - have been issued by industry opponents of plain tobacco packaging as the Government announced new consultation and published draft regulations.

Creative students show off new designs at Bradford's Bombay Stores

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bombay Stores MD Saleem Kader and Aadam Aktar look at one of the designs

11:05am Friday 4th July 2014

CREATIVE students from a Bradford free school have turned designers to help boost the product lines of a Bradford shop.

Jet 2 profits set to dip in 2014

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Philip Meeson is delighted with Jet2’s performance

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

DEMAND for flights and package holidays operated by Yeadon-based Jet2.com is running below expectations this summer following a strong and improved performance in 2013.

Cool prizes for Airedale International Air Conditioning

12:30pm Friday 27th June 2014

Airedale International Air Conditioning overcame international competition to scoop two awards for its technology.

BUSINESS WEEK: Delight as work starts on £8m care complex

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DIGGING IN: Roger Marsh, Leeds city region LEP chairman; Jill Kemp. Gateway care village; Cllr David Green, Bradford Council leader and Peter Sumner, Yorkshire Bank

2:30pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

WORK started on an £8 million Bradford care complex which is expected to generate around 140 jobs and provide accommodation for more than 90 residents.

Award hat-trick for Yorkshire Water

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

1:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

YORKSHIRE Water is celebrating a hat-trick of awards this month.

University of Bradford School of Management shoots up league tables

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

MANAGEMENT education in the district has maintained its strong reputation after the city's business school was highly rated twice within a month.

Meet the man charged with breathing new life into Morrisons - Dalton Philips

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: READY TO DELIVER: Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips is encouraged by the progress being made by the firm’s online delivery service

11:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

BEING the boss of Morrisons is a bit like running Manchester United in Sir Alex Ferguson’s wake.

Interest rate rise may push Bradford firms to the wall

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: RATE RISE: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

9:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

NEARLY one in four businesses in Yorkshire and the North East could struggle if interest rates rise by one per cent.

Bradford market traders now take card payments

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CHIPS AND PINS: Market traders are now taking card payments

6:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

MARKET traders in Bradford more used to selling goods for cash have adopted electronic payment methods to revolutionise the way they operate and help boost trade.

'Prime Minister has let down UK businesses'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: LET DOWN: PM David Cameron

2:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron has been accused of letting down British business by former Bradford restaurateur turned patrician Amjad Bashir.

Construction boss in defence of bankers

10:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

WHILE bankers have had the unusual experience of being praised for their backing by a local construction company boss, a Cabinet minister has urged lenders to support more small firms.

Plant hire firm Chippindale puts £2m into new JCB fleet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chippindale to extend its JCB fleet

5:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

PLANT hire company Chippindale Plant, which has a Keighley depot, is investing more than £2 million in a fleet of equipment from JCB.

Trip Advisor accolade for Craven Heifer

3:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

TOP customer ratings have led to The Craven Heifer in Addingham being awarded a certificate of excellence award from online travel website Trip Advisor.

Relatives' trip sparks food business

3:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A VISIT to relatives in West Yorkshire led to a new business venture for restaurateur Tom Pater, who has moved from Oxford to run a new cafe and delicatessen in a former Farsley wool-combing shed at a historic mill complex.

Construction boss defends the bankers

2:00pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

WHILE bankers have had the unusual experience of being praised for their backing by a local construction company boss, a Cabinet minister has urged lenders to support more small firms.

Bradford firm calls for tax break on school uniforms

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

1:00pm Friday 20th June 2014

A BRADFORD business is backing a national campaign to make school uniforms more affordable.

Top award shortlist for nine women

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:30pm Friday 20th June 2014

NINE young women with hopes of a future career in property, including a student from the University of Bradford, have been shortlisted for a top award.

Wilsden restaurant wins Trip Advisor award

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:30am Friday 20th June 2014

A WILSDEN restaurant is celebrating after being served up with a top award.

Budding broadcasters air their talent

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

7:00am Friday 20th June 2014

A COMMUNITY radio station has launched a training scheme for budding broadcasters Drystone Radio, based at Cowling, near Keighley, will cater for groups of up to five people over the age of 14 teaching them the essentials of broadcasting, editing and radio journalism.

New fund ratings services launched

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Geoff Mills

6:00am Friday 20th June 2014

AN Aire Valley financial research company is taking on big-hitters in the City of London with the launch of two innovative investment fund rating services.

Bradford care complex to generate around 140 jobs and homes for 90 residents

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7115274)

4:38pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

The development of a new £8 million Bradford care complex is expected to generate around 140 jobs and provide accommodation for more than 90 residents.

New faces at firm that helps make business dreams come true

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: BEF new starters – Rupert Shires, Alison Senior and Hamish Rushworth

4:33pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

AN award-winning Bradford based social enterprise offering a financial lifeline to businesses across West and North Yorkshire has created five new jobs to support its expanding operations.

Building society misled customers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

6:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

BOSSES at Bradford's Yorkshire Building Society have apologised after it was fined nearly £1.5 million for misleading customers about potential returns from an investment product offered in conjunction with Credit Suisse International, which has also been fined by the financial regulator.

EU ‘meddling’ to hit small business

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

5:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

CHANGES to EU rules on distance and door-to-door selling could badly hit small businesses, a West Yorkshire entrepreneur has claimed.

Economy gaining some momentum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

5:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

TWO new business surveys have underlined that economic recovery has taken root in the Yorkshire region.

More businesses taking on trainees

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Enterprise and Skills Minister Matthew Hancock

6:14pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Apprenticeships are on the rise. For the first time, a whole new generation are seeing Apprenticeships as the route to a brighter future.

Rawdon site of first JCT600 dealership back in the family

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jack Tordoff at the redeveloped JCT600 roundabout site with the new Sainsbury’s Local

7:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Bradford-based motors group JCT600 has brought back the Rawdon site of its first dealership for a seven figure sum 42 years after selling the land.

Bradford's Chamber International appoints adviser

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Robin Tones

4:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

A new senior appointment has been made by fast-growing Bradford-based overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to keep pace with demand for help from companies wishing to export.

Bradford designs shortlisted for building awards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dixons Allerton Academy

2:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

Ten Bradford property designs are up for possible gongs next week at the regional finals of the Building Excellence Awards 2014.

Skipton travel agency bought by chain

11:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A Skipton travel agency founded 25 years ago has been acquired by another North Yorkshire operator.

Stage is now set for the T&A Bradford Means Business Awards glittering gala night

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Danielle Dixon, winner of the Woman in Business Award and the Winner of Winners Award, at the T&A Bradford Means Business Awards 2013

7:05pm Thursday 5th June 2014

It’s here at last. . . the Bradford Means Business Awards 2014. Since launching this year’s awards in January, we’ve been bowled over by the number and quality of nominations we’ve received.

New deals means busy year for Bradford law firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Fawcett from law firm Gordons

12:49pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Bradford and Leeds law firm Gordons has made a strong start to the year after completing more than 15 deals and also has a healthy pipeline of work.

Online recruiters Blue Octopus move to new place in Otley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Blue Octopus staff celebrate the opening of the new office in Otley. Picture by jbcreatives.co.uk

12:58pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

An expanding online recruitment business has moved into new offices in the centre of Otley.

New look as Yorkshire Building Society celebrates 150th anniversary

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: IDENTITY: The moves unite the YBS group

12:00pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

A Bradford-based financial business has used its 150th anniversary year to launch a new identity.

The Rolls-Royce of engineering is fighting back in Keighley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pride: Chief executive Carl Griffiths

11:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

It has been far from plain sailing for one of Keighley’s best-known and once-largest companies, renowned lathe manufacturer Dean, Smith and Grace.

Bank acts to cut mortgage threat

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CONCERN: Richard Banks

10:36am Wednesday 4th June 2014

The bank behind failed lenders Bradford & Bingley and Northern Rock is to focus on contacting borrowers who could be vulnerable to interest-rate hikes in a bid to keep mortgage arrears down.



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