Survey highlights tough export time for Bradford manufacturers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MANUFACTURERS in Yorkshire are above the national average but may struggle in export markets going forward, industry research shows.

Backing for changes at the Co-op

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CO-OP bosses received overwhelming backing for their plans to reform the way the troubled funerals to food group is run.

Slumberdown wins Allergy UK seal of approval

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BEDDING manufacturer Slumberdown has been awarded the Allergy UK seal of approval for its anti-allergy pillows, duvets, and mattress and pillow protectors after scientific testing.

Celebration for sub-contractors

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HOUSEBUILDER Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, said it has invested more than £50 million in the Yorkshire economy over the past 12 months by working with locally-based sub-contractors and suppliers. The company said it had worked with with 100 Yorkshire-based suppliers and sub-contractors. It has increased the number of homes it has built by 10 per cent and has plans in place for more than 350 homes to be built over the next six months. Barratt said it would continue to support sub-contractors and suppliers across a number of industries, including civil engineering, brickwork and plumbing and heating. The company is holding a one-day conference this month to update key partners on the current market. Martin Purdy, commercial director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire West division, said: “It’s no secret that if the house building sector experiences a boost in terms of demand then we are able to work more closely with suppliers and subcontractors. Our conference is planned to be a day where we can share the successes of the past 12 months.”

Car sale milestone for Yorkshire motor dealers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A LEADING regional car dealership is celebrating its 1,001st Suzuki sale of 2014. ColinAppleyard.com, which has branches across Yorkshire and Lancashire, including Shipley, has seen an average of more than four new Suzuki cars sold every day in the first seven months of the year, with the potential of selling more than 1,700 by the end of 2014. The business, which also sells Nissan, Isuzu, Subaru as well as motorcycles, said the success was due to the effort of its sales team along with Suzuki’s improved product lines. Robin Appleyard said: “We’ve worked so very hard to reach this milestone, not only in the sales team, but in after-sales and servicing as well. Our customers don’t only get what is emerging as one of the UK’s leading car brands, but they also get comprehensive after-sales care, such as our Service Price Promise.”

Bradford safety deposit box outlet opened in former bank

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Zurich Safe Deposits are offering secure Safe Deposit boxes to clients as banks are stopping the service

6:40am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER bank has been converted into another kind of safe haven for valuables by a local entrepreneur who spotted a gap in the market.

Bradford entrepreneurs wanted for new video

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

11:43am Monday 1st September 2014

BRADFORD-born entrepreneurs are being sought to take part in a new video designed to inspire young people.

Bradford pensioners 'still not claiming their entitlements'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

7:01am Friday 29th August 2014

RETTIREMENT apartments builder McCarthy & Stone says many pensioners on low incomes are still not claiming the benefits they’re entitled to.

Bradford's Morrisons sees market share fall further

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Morrisons' headquarters Hillmore House on Gain Lane Thornbury

12:15pm Friday 29th August 2014

MORRISONS saw its market share fall further in the last quarter as half of households shopped at Aldi or Lidl at least once over the summer as the discounters kept up their pressure on the "big four" supermarkets.

Bradford packaging firm sponsors breast cancer charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: L-R: Sarah Pattinson, Pink Events  chairman, with Mailway  chief executive Richard Bramma, managing director Tim Lees and charity volunteers Maureen Young and Kimberley O’Rourke

9:05am Friday 29th August 2014

A BRADFORD packaging firm has become the official sponsor of a breast cancer charity which one of its former employees helps to run.

Twelve jobs have been saved at a Bradford engineering firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

7:14am Friday 29th August 2014

Twelve jobs have been saved at a Bradford engineering firms whose products are used in a range of sectors from Formula 1 to newspapers and sewage treatment.

Firms to deliver mentoring

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BRADFORD heating and maintenance companies have been urged to plug a skills gap by mentoring the next generation gas engineers Cleckheaton-based Brookhouse Training is calling on local gas installation and maintenance companies to join its mentoring programme to offer trainee gas engineers the opportunity to gain ‘real’ working experience overseen by qualified and experienced gas engineers.

Matching service gets ideal partner

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

OTLEY-based campervan conversion specialist Kiravans has been able to get its designs made in the UK rather than abroad after collaborating with another Yorkshire company with help from a Government-backed matching service.

New contract set to boost exports

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TRADE experts at a Bradford-based support body will help deliver hands-on export to support local businesses after the organisation won a major new contract.

Boss of Keighley brewer Timothy Taylor bows out after another champion success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Charles Dent, Timothy Taylor’smManaging director; Adrian Rhodes and Jason Atkinson, of  Byworth Boilers and Andrew Leman, second brewer , toasting the new boiler switch on .

7:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Chris Holland reviews the latest success of historic Keighley brewer Timothy Taylor as its boss prepares to bow out after nearly 20 in the hot seat .

Bradford businesses worried about digital skills shortage

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (9519038)

7:08am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MANY small and medium companies are worried about a potential digital skills shortage which would make it more difficult for them to compete over the next few years.

Bradford factory investment slows Symington's growth

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

8:42am Monday 25th August 2014

COSTS associated with integrating newly acquired businesses into its Bradford factory slowed profits growth and narrowed margins at food manufacturer Symington's.

Bradford property developers increase completions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Telford house type at Stonegarth, Bradford, by Miller Homes

12:28pm Monday 25th August 2014

MILLER homes, which has housing developments in and around Bradford, increased completions by more than 28 per cent in the half year to June 30 on the back of strong demand, with reservations rising by 11.5 per cent. Edinburgh-based Miller Homes increased turnover by 40.2 per cent to £175.4 million through increased volumes with the average selling price increasing by 11.9 per cent to £198,000. This reflected an increased focus on larger houses in suburban locations along with with modest price inflation.

Co-operative Bank 'encouraged' by smaller half-year loss

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Niall Booker, Co-op Bank chief executive

7:13am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Troubled lender the Co-operative Bank , which reported a £75.8 million pre-tax loss for the first half of the year, said it was encouraged by its progress since it was rescued from near-collapse last year when it made a full year loss of £1.3 billion .

Baildon firm appoints new medical consultant

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dr David Evans

12:19pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Dr David Evans has been appointed to the new role of clinical medical consultant by the Baildon based medical insurer PHP Group .

'Demand diverting Bradford manufacturers from developing new products'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (8844736)

7:09am Friday 22nd August 2014

RISING demand for their current products is diverting many manufacturers from new innovation a regional engineering leader says.

Wyke's Universal Carbon Fibres is bought out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

8:16am Friday 22nd August 2014

SPECIALIST textile manufacturer Universal Carbon Fibres , based at Wyke, Bradford, has been acquired by a US company which said the deal would significantly increase its international presence .

25 years in business for Keighley firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

5:23pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FIRM established in Keighley 25 years ago is celebrating its anniversary.

Guiseley's Ethica Resourcing launches new service

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

1:22pm Friday 22nd August 2014

RECRUITMENT consultancy Ethica Resourcing has launched a new service to help employers reduce costs and meet regulatory compliance standards when hiring and managing temporary staff.

Crossflatts company's work placement programme continues to grow

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Work experience students with UKAR staff

9:06am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CROSSFLATTS company's work experience programme is going from strength to strength.

Pudsey chemicals manufacturer to take on more jobs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steve Foster, managing director of Vickers Laboratories, with some of the material it created for the the chocolate river in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

7:06am Thursday 21st August 2014

SPECIALIST chemicals manufacturer Vickers Laboratories is set to more new jobs after investing in new manufacturing facilities to meet strong business demand,

Leeds-Bradford Airport passenger numbers rise

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

8:11am Thursday 21st August 2014

LEEDS Bradford Airport reduced its losses in the year to March 31 as passenger numbers increased by 11 per cent to more than three million.

Ilkley developers set to redevelop Welsh hotel

6:16pm Monday 18th August 2014

ILKLEY-based property developer and investor Opus North has been given to go-ahead to redevelop the derelict Tudno Castle Hotel in Llandudno.

Provident Financial lands £120 million deal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Peter Crook , Provident Financial Group chief executive

11:48am Thursday 14th August 2014

SPECIALIST lender Provident Financial has added an extra string to its bow through buying the UK's leading non-standard vehicle finance provider Moneybarn.

NG Bailey wins £3m outlets deal while city firm is to make signs for Harry Ramsden’s

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SIGNIFICANT WIN: Stuart Linington of NG Bailey

6:21pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

TWO locally-based specialists have secured national contract wins.

Keighley restaurant earns coveted accolade

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (9187326)

6:25pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A KEIGHLEY restaurant which opened just two years ago has earned a coveted accolade.

‘Immigration cap could stop recovery for region's businesses'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SKILLS SHORT- AGE: Terry Jones head of account- ants and business advisors BDO

4:03pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

MOVES to clamp down on immigrant workers should be halted to enable companies to overcome rising skill shortages, according to a senior regional business advisor.

PR staff in the running for seven top awards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: : (L to R) Anisha Mistry, Suzanne Johns, Jennifer Isles, Verity Clarke and Rebekha White

3:39pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

AN Ilkley-based public relations agency has been shortlisted for seven industry awards.

Adhesives manufacturer sticks to success at industry showcase

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Colin Bennett

4:12pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

TAPES, adhesives and abrasives distribution firm Viking is making its debut at the North's largest manufacturing and electronics exhibition this autumn.

Bradford engineering firm Victor leads way with £750,000 investment

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: EXPANSION: Mick Shaddock, Victor Manufacturing's managing director

6:22pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AN award-winning Bradford engineering firm which is expanding its operations in the city after winning new work, has been cited as an example of growing positivity, investment and job creation.

Shipley technology firm to help novice exporters step up to the global stage

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Export 'ambassador' Eric Hawthorn, chief executive of Radio Design Ltd, is hosting 30 novice exporters

6:24pm Thursday 7th August 2014

EXPORT “ambassador” Eric Hawthorn, whose Shipley-based technology company sells most of its products overseas, will play host to around 30 novice exporters next week.

Construction workforce needs injuries support, says healthcare boss

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (8708154)

6:27pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A BRADFORD healthcare boss has urged more construction employers to provide welfare support for workers after a survey revealed that nearly 60 per cent of construction site workers wrongly believe that their employers must have insurance to pay their salaries and medical benefits if they are off work.

Bradford & Bingley compensation campaigners hope minister will attend meeting

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford & Bingley former head office at Crossflatts

6:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS on behalf of around one million Bradford & Bingley shareholders are hoping that a former government minister and B&B director will attend a public meeting on the sixth anniversary of the bank's break-up in 2008.

T&A Bradford Means Business networking event to celebrate Yorkshire Day

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

5:58pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The latest Bradford Means Business networking event, held in partnership with the Telegraph and Argus and Yorkshire Enterprise Network, will celebrate Yorkshire Day tomorrow. 

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.



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