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 .

Audio-visuals firm at the cutting edge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nick Fitzpatrick (left) joined company founder Carl Harris (right) in 1993

3:10pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

Remember overhead projectors and acetates?

Precision engineers W B Lee ready to handle any emergency

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: W B Lee’s operations director David Crooke and general manager Sean Nash

11:00am Wednesday 7th May 2014

Sean Nash, general manager of engineering company W B Lee & Co describes the business as “a 999 operation”.

How Geraldine Howley found her home in housing career

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Geraldine Howley

11:09am Wednesday 30th April 2014

This time next year Geraldine Howley will be getting ready to preside over one of the biggest conferences held in the UK.

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.

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.

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.

Change of pace as Neil swaps the office for the pub

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Neil takes a break from overseeing the refurbishment of the Bay Horse at Cowling

10:39am Wednesday 19th March 2014

The reopening tomorrow of the Bay Horse pub at Cowling, near Keighley, following an extensive refurbishment, marks the latest stage in the transformation of Neil Pickles from wage slave to entrepreneur.

Royal handshake the icing on the cake for Jonah

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jonah Rooke with Tandem’s managing director Russell McGrath

12:10pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Former Bradford apprentice Jonah Rooke never thought that when he signed on as a trainee at the digital marketing agency which now employs him that he would be shaking hands with a duke.

Amjad brings fresh ideas to new entrepreneurs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amjad Pervez of Seafresh

7:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Amjad Pervez is proud of the success of his family’s Bradford-based Seafresh food wholesaling and Adams cash and carry business, which has its sights firmly set on further growth and expansion.

Christeyns profits from good product and employee welfare

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lab technician Jodie Taran with lab manager Rob Thornton

12:32pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

Providing fresh fruit to workers may seem like a small gesture. But at a Bradford chemicals and detergents plant it is integral to a culture of enjoying work.

Jorge Thomas keeping top chefs fed with finest meat

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Operations manager Charlie Cowling, founder Jorge Thomas and head butcher Kyle Mottram in the maturation fridge at Swaledale Foods’ new meat preparation unit in Skipton

10:46am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Trained chef Jorge Thomas has gained a high reputation among some of the country’s leading restaurateurs since launching his wholesale food business five years ago.

Pennine Cycles riding high in Tour de France slipstream

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Paul at work in the Thornton Road premises

9:54am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Buying a secondhand bike from his then boss turned out to be a life-changing move for Paul Corcoran.

Detergent firm goes for growth

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jonathan Hemingway, of Abraham & Carlisle, which plans to expand its workforce

9:30am Wednesday 12th February 2014

Business Reporter Chris Holland rounds up recent key business developments

Taking advantage of wool's new cool image

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Inside the Dawson processing plant

11:00am Wednesday 5th February 2014

Wool was Bradford’s currency when Harry Dawson branched out on his own as a merchant in 1888.

Keeping the customer satisfied boosts PEC

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PEC chairman Balbir Panesar and his son Sohan, who is at the day-to-day helm of the company

10:15am Wednesday 29th January 2014

Confidence is high at contracting, manufacturing and shopfitting company PEC, whose managing director feels that 2014 could be a bumper year for the business.

Question and answer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amjad Pervez

10:13am Wednesday 29th January 2014

Amjad Pervez is managing director of Seafresh Wholesale Distributors and chairman of the Yorkshire Asian Business Association

Company part of the furniture in manufacturing in the city since 1829

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Engineering sales manager Steve Hoare with the firm’s chief Willie Clarke

12:06pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

Some things still survive from 1829 when the first university boat race was contested at Henley-on-Thames (Oxford won) and the Metropolitan Police Force was established by Sir Robert Peel, who is locally commemorated by Peel Park at Undercliffe.

Bradford firm Mansfield Pollard is still showing its mettle, 147 years on

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Managing director Joanna Robinson on the shopfloor

3:04pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Chris Holland visits a long-established family engineering business whose boss has plans for substantial growth as the economic outlook picks up

Union figurehead Mohammad Taj’s driving ambition to overcome odds

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford bus driver Mohammad Taj, the new TUC president, with Steve Davison, head of trade union studies at Bradford College

3:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Chris Holland meets the Bradford bus driver who has become the first Asian and Muslim trade unionist to be elected president of the Trades Union Congress

Sales soar as online tool for schools proves classroom hit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Formative Data Systems’ online data tracking system, Early to Primary Essence, uses a smartphone application to track progress and attainment

1:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

Sales of pioneering educational software developed by a company run by a former Bradford deputy head soared by 137 per cent in the last quarter.

Four years of growth in a row for Grant Thornton

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Will Oxley

12:30pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

The Yorkshire and North East offices of business and financial adviser Grant Thornton helped the firm achieve its fourth successive year of growth.

Archerdale building a fine reputation from its historic base

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Archerdale managing director Glyn Brown at the Hirst Wood Road, Saltaire, premises that used to be the home of Scott Motorcycles

12:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

A century ago the Saltaire premises of engineering company Archerdale opened to make what would become one of Bradford’s iconic products.

Engineers clinch data centre deal

11:20am Wednesday 9th October 2013

Ilkley-based NG Bailey’s engineering division has been awarded a contract to convert an existing garage and offices on the Isle of Man into a data centre for Manx Telecom.

The Yorkshire says ‘no’ to Help to Buy scheme – for the time being

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Government-backed Help to Buy scheme has been launched

11:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013

A leading Bradford-based mortgage lender is not planning to offer loans under the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which has been launched three months ahead of schedule this week.

Law firm Wilsons is enjoying life in Baildon

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: John Wilson (front), with Roxanne Denton, Danielle Atkinson and Steven Murgatroyd

10:25am Wednesday 9th October 2013

A law firm is celebrating a first year of successful operations in Baildon after stepping into the breach to maintain access to legal services in the village.

Strong work ethic that has helped make Aspire-i's Caroline Harrison top finance director

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Caroline Harrison

10:23am Wednesday 9th October 2013

Chris Holland meets Caroline Harrison, head of Bradford-based employment and training social enterprise Aspire-i, who was recently recognised as one of the region’s top finance directors

Key contract for NG Bailey at new university training centre

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An artist’s impression of the AMRC Training Centre

10:30am Wednesday 10th July 2013

The engineering division of Ilkley-based building services group NG Bailey has been awarded a contract to provide the mechanical and electrical services to the new AMRC Training Centre at the University of Sheffield.

Tragedy gave birth to Skipton company helping people deal with trauma

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CCP managing director Anna Chapman, left, and twin sister Katie Fox, who manages IT at the company

10:00am Wednesday 10th July 2013

Every cloud is supposed to have a silver lining. Even a cloud as tragic and dramatic as the Bradford City fire which killed 56 people at Valley Parade on May 11, 1985.

New lease of life for former Bradford wool warehouse as City Hub takes off

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The official opening of City Hub

10:05am Wednesday 10th July 2013

Around half of 19 offices in a new £1.8 million ‘enterprise incubator’ in a Grade II-listed former wool warehouse in Bradford have been let.

Excluded from school at five, but Danielle Dixon’s drive made her a business winner

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Danielle at one of her Kinder Haven nurseries

9:36am Wednesday 10th July 2013

It’s been a long, hard journey to success for Danielle Dixon.

Travel agency opens up for business

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Celebrating their opening are Baildon travel staff manager Kathryn Clegg (left) and Sarah Smith

12:35pm Thursday 20th June 2013

A travel agent is hoping her new business venture will plug a gap in the market when she opens this weekend.

Keighley firm steps up cattle mart security

12:42pm Thursday 20th June 2013

A Keighley company has ensured a sheep and cattle market can easily keep a watchful eye on its livestock.

Waste is re-used in trainees project

12:41pm Thursday 20th June 2013

A window and door manufacturer is supplying waste uPVC materials to help young engineers at a West Yorkshire centre.

Fashion store opens in Ilkley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fashion store opens in Ilkley

12:38pm Thursday 20th June 2013

Womenswear company Tulchan has chosen Ilkley as the venue for its first standalone store.

Complaint over Morrisons is upheld

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thieves target shopper at Morrisons

12:36pm Thursday 20th June 2013

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint about a radio advert by Morrisons.

Quotes of the month

11:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013

The new-look Hainsworth is the culmination of more than a year’s planning and implementation and creates a business which we believe is well placed to make the most of our opportunities in the UK and globally.

Supermarket plan a blow to scrap metal firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Designer Yarns managing director David Watt, Laxtons Specialist Yarns

10:30am Wednesday 13th February 2013

The owner of a long-established Shipley scrap metal business expressed concern about plans for a £20 million supermarket and regeneration development in the town.

Bradford specialist firm celebrates 75 years after adapting to the changing times

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: MD Patrick Smith, who joined the company 15 years ago

9:33am Wednesday 13th February 2013

It started with shoe polish and a young man’s determination to better himself.

Engineering firm springs back from the devastation caused by blaze

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tim Parkinson, of Airedale Springs

11:00am Wednesday 16th January 2013

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, “it was the worst of nights, it was the best of nights”.

Bradford law chamber continues to make its mark inside and outside court

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From the left, Nick Power, Kathryn Walsh, David Jones, Louise Azmi and Tahir Khan at Broadway House Chambers

9:46am Wednesday 16th January 2013

Bradford’s newest top judge is the latest in a line of eminent legal professionals to have cut their teeth at a city centre barristers’ chambers which combines its long heritage with a modern approach.

Fascinating tale of 'father of hi-fi' Gilbert Briggs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gilbert Briggs in around 1950

10:07am Wednesday 5th December 2012

PROFESSOR DAVID BRIGGS writes about his new book about relation Gilbert Briggs, who founded the Wharfedale loudspeaker company n the autumn of 1932, two prototype loudspeakers built by a complete amateur won a competition organised by the Bradford Radio Society.

Wise advice that added up to a richly-rewarding career at Bradford accountants

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Vicky Fryer at Naylor Wintersgill accountants

11:20am Wednesday 12th September 2012

Vicky Fryer is glad she listened to her grandma Margaret.

Bradford company well on the road to its £100m turnover target

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Company chief executive Mike Danby

11:00am Wednesday 12th September 2012

It has all stemmed from a small garment-handling business in Hebden Bridge.

Former Bradford Media Museum boss calls ‘action’ on new Breakthrough role

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Colin Philpott is keen to breathe new life into Bradford Breakthrough after taking over as its new chief executive

11:00am Wednesday 8th August 2012

After eight years running the National Media Museum – including instigating the change of name from the original National Museum of Film, Photography and Television, which was regarded as too much of a mouthful by no less than The Queen – Colin Philpott is now to spend most of his working time beefing up the activities of Bradford Breakthrough.

New accounts boom as Yorkshire Building Society opens more branches

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Yorkshire Building Society chief Chris Pilling

9:30am Wednesday 8th August 2012

More than 1,000 new savings accounts have been opened at three new local branches opened recently by Bradford-based Yorkshire Building Society .

Bradford wool centre that’s the only one like it in the world

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: North of England wools manager Chris Rowan in the grading room

8:56am Wednesday 8th August 2012

Wool and royalty are undergoing something of a love-in at present as prospects for the natural fibre on which Bradford’s original fortunes were built look better than they have for many years.

Apartments in demand as desire for city living makes a comeback

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: How the plans for the CityGate apartments now look

8:21am Wednesday 8th December 2010

A reduced supply of apartments available for rent in Bradford city centre has created higher demand from would-be tenants, leading to a steady rise in rental yields on some investment properties.

Striving to get the balance right in Bradford’s shop window...

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chamber of Trade secretary Val Summerscales says most shops in Bradford sell what people want

8:18am Wednesday 8th December 2010

Is Bradford the target of a kind of inverted snobbery? To quote from one website, we are the ‘Pound Shop Mecca of the North’ and, by implication, should be deeply embarrassed about it.

Go-ahead Dale puts the case for short-term lending firms like his

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dale Chapman, of WageDayAdvance, which has tapped into the growing market for payday loans

8:15am Wednesday 8th December 2010

For a man who stayed on at school for an extra year and still left without any certificates, Dale Chapman hasn’t done too badly.


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