Local Enterprise Partnership rubbish 'no small business' claims

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

CLAIMS by a business group that small firms are under-represented on a leading local economic body responsible for handling billions of pounds of public money have been dismissed as ‘inaccurate’.

Keycare staff from Shipley to brave the elements in aid of the homeless

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

STAFF from Shipley-based key insurance firm of Keycare are set to sleep rough in support of a charity which helps homeless people.

Bradford Business Conference to feature exhibition, clinics and seminars

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

HUNDREDS of business people will gather in Bradford next week for a major event designed to boost contacts and build trade prospects for local firms.

Growth boost for Brighouse engineers Arkoni

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

MORE jobs will be created over the next 12 months at a West Yorkshire engineering firm which is on track to record three consecutive years of 30 per cent growth in turnover.

Praise as Vicky earns Royal Institute of Charetered Surveyors qualification

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:20am Thursday 11th September 2014

SENIOR sales negotiator Vicky Clarke (pictured) has taken the first step to becoming a chartered surveyor by completing the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Associate qualification.

Profits rise for chocolate maker Thorntons

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:20am Thursday 11th September 2014

CHOCOLATE maker Thorntons saw its full-year profits jump 60 per cent as it continued to close its own shops and rely on improving supermarket sales.

Thriving businesses in shock after being given notice to quit their rented premises

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ruth Beers has been given notice to quit

7:19am Wednesday 10th September 2014

TWO THRIVING businesses are fighting back after the firm responsible for winding down the mortgage book of Bradford & Bingley gave them notice to quit their rented premises.

Morrisons still face tough times despite retail surge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

SUPERMARKET price wars kept grocers, including Bradford-based Morrisons, under intense pressure last month, even though the rest of the retail sector grew in August.

Move to new premises will allow Keighley firm to 'grow and grow'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NEW era is about to dawn at J Stell & Sons Ltd which has been making cardboard tubes in Keighley since 1872 - and from its current site for the past 120 years.

Grant allows Bradford video game firm to boost services

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

VOUCHERS worth £3,000 are set to help a Bradford video games producer speed up its operations and boost future growth potential.

Bradford business lobby in appeal to parties

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:10am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BRADFORD businesses are backing a call for the next government to take measures aimed at making Britain become a “more confident, more enterprising and more skilled trading nation” .

Bradford firms encouraged to get on board the HS2 express

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

LOCAL firms are being urged to stake a claim to become suppliers to the controversial HS2 rail project.

Bradford firm is set to provide audio and lighting at Hardwick Live music festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

AUDIO and lighting experts at a Bradford firm which began in the founder’s back bedroom will rub shoulders with pop music legends this weekend in one of their biggest projects to date.

Mansfield Pollard staff learn new skills thanks to Eden Training Solutions

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:20am Wednesday 10th September 2014

STAFF at a Bradford-based bespoke ventilation systems manufacturer are boosting their career development prospects and qualifications through a partnership with aYorkshire-based training specialist.

Bradford staff given health check-up boost

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:00am Monday 8th September 2014

STAFF at Bradford-based cash plan provider Sovereign Health Care have taken part in workplace health checks aimed at boosting awareness about their lifestyles.

Pennine Cycles ride into BikeBiz Awards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:10am Monday 8th September 2014

A BUSINESS run by a Cullingworth couple is among the finalists in a coveted awards scheme.

Saltaire Brewery toasts Morrisons supermarket deal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:20am Monday 8th September 2014

SALTAIRE Brewery has clinched a deal to supply its Saltaire Pride ale into 75 Morrisons stores throughout West Yorkshire this month.

Children take over the running of Bingley firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

A GROUP of five to-nine year-olds got their first taste of the world of work when they became ‘bosses’ for the day at a Bingley-based office supplies business.

Jobs created at tool hire firm Brandon Hire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

11:30am Monday 8th September 2014

THREE jobs have been created – with more in the pipeline as trade grows – at the new Bradford branch of a national tool hire company.

Co-operative Group names for Morrisons man Richard Pennycook as chief executive

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Rochdale Pioneers- founders of the Co-operative movement

7:02am Friday 5th September 2014

THE Co-operative Group has named Richard Pennycook as its permanent chief executive as it revealed a half-year pre-tax loss of £9 million.

Conference to be held at Bingley's Sports Turf Research Institute

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ruth Mann, STRI head of research

12:13pm Friday 5th September 2014

A TWO-DAY event for sports turf industry specialists will be held at the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) later this month.

Bradford-based Belgravium Technologies bounces back with a strong second quarter performance

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Hardy, Belgravium Group managing director, with some of its products

12:03pm Friday 5th September 2014

HAND-held terminal maker and software provider Belgravium Technologies bounced back with a strong second quarter performance after a quiet start to 2014.

Keighley businesses to discuss improvement plan

10:07am Friday 5th September 2014

AN UPDATE will be given this month on Keighley's plans to launch a Business Improvement District (BID).

Plans submitted for restaurant on business park at Birkenshaw

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: (7242087)

8:13am Friday 5th September 2014

PLANS for a new restaurant to be built on a business park at Birkenshaw have been submitted to Kirklees Council.

How US entrepreneur's global internet security firm started life in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Chris Holland looks at the progress of a global IT security business which has its roots in Bradford.

Yorkshire hotels on the up thanks to Tour de France effect

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:20am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THIS year’s Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire provided a major boost to the health of the region’s hotels, a new report has confirmed.

Landlord vows to fight Labour Party's rent reform

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A LEADING property landlord has vowed to fight Labour plans to reform the private rented housing sector, claiming the changes would encourage rogue operators, push up rents and reduce the availability of quality rented housing.

Business links see students get top honours

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:10am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

CLOSE ties with businesses have helped a record number of students gain top honours at Bradford’s business school.

Ilkley duo make health and safety simple

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TWO local entrepreneurs who earlier this year set out to shake up the car leasing market have now turned their attention to health and safety.

'Cool' apprentices in bid for RAC Cooling Industry awards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TWO young apprentices from a West Yorkshire engineering firm will be heading to London later this month in a bid for the student of the year title in the RAC Cooling Industry awards.

Farsley's historic Sunny Bank Mills is full after revamp

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A HISTORIC part of the Sunny Bank Mills complex in Farsley is now fully let following a £330,000 refurbishment.

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 .



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