Bradford Means Business networking event meets tomorrow

2:35pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Bradford Means Business Networking event in partnership with Yorkshire Enterprise Network and the Telegraph & Argus will be held on Thursday, April 24, at Kala Sangam, St Peter’s House, Forster Square, Bradford. Speakers will include social media expert Haroon Rashid. E-mail: events@ or register at

Tent firm called up to ‘front line’ for TV drama

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Some of the cast of The Crimson Field with the tents made in Bradford

10:20am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Bradford specialist manufacturing firm has played a key role in the staging of a prime-time television period drama.

Banks are backing business in county

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Toni Smith and Andrew Verlander plundered nearly £40,000 in benefits they were not entitled to

4:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Businesses in Yorkshire are more likely to get a loan or an overdraft from their bank than those in many other regions, according to a new survey of more than 20,000 UK firms.

Volunteers dig in to create allotment

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Christeyns employees with managing director Nick Garthwaite at the newly-laid allotment

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The boss of a Bradford-based chemical manufacturing specialist and 11 other staff have helped prepare an allotment for use by Mortimer House Children’s Centre at Bradford Moor – just in time for the spring planting season.

Key legal role for Gordons

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Paul Stokey

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Bradford and Leeds law firm Gordons has been appointed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service to provide employment law services following a competitive tender process.

Directors’ role for Jonathan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jonathan Oxley

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Jonathan Oxley has been appointed vice-chairman at the Yorkshire Institute of Directors.

Bosses sport Tour tops

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Richard Shelton and Chris Ives sporting the new jerseys

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Cycle-mad bosses at a West Yorkshire brewery have commissioned their own version of the famous Tour de France yellow jersey.

New pension rules ‘boost for business’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: George Osborne plans to give more people access to their pension pots

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Moves by Chancellor George Osborne to give people more access to their pension pots could herald a new era of entrepreneurism, according to wealth-management specialist.

Price freeze bid to boost exports

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tim Bailey

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Bradford-based Chamber Inter-national, which is co-ordinating the We Are International export campaign across the Leeds City Region, is holding its price freeze to help local firms boost overseas trade.

A workplace insight for school and college students

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Holly Buxton, Beth Caygill and Safia Hussain (centre) with students from Beckfoot School and Oasis Academy Lister Park.

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Students from 14 local schools and colleges have been given an insight into a range of businesses as part of a project to help them make the transition from education to work.

Campaign that throws up a package of issues

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The call for tighter rules on cigarette packs has come from the health lobby

10:19am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

After 40 years in the packaging industry, Mike Ridgway never planned to fully retire – but he could hardly have expected that demand for his knowledge and expertise would lead him to set up in business in his own right.

Record low firms are ‘in distress’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chris Wood

9:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The number of regional firms in financial distress has fallen to a record low of 18 per cent, according to new figures from insolvency trade body R3.

Bingley turf experts land war graveyard honour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gordon McKillop, STRI's chief executive

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Experts from a renowned Bingley-based research organisation are to ensure that war graves around the world remain in tip-top condition throughout the commemoration of the centenary of World War One.

Ilkley tweet campaign is hailed a success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TEAM: Mary Moore of Ilkley business Moore Than Cakes with Suzanne Johns of Approach PR

4:54pm Monday 21st April 2014

A social networking initiative launched by an Ilkley PR firm to help businesses to promote their services and generate visitors to the town has celebrated its first anniversary.

£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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

£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.


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