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

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.

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.

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.

Andrew to develop site portfolio

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andrew Foggitt

11:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Andrew Foggitt has joined Gregory Property Group to help develop its portfolio of assets and seek new development opportunities in the residential sector across Yorkshire.

Ilkley, Saltaire and Horsforth estate agents on board for Tour de France visit

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Christopher, Mike Moon, Anthony Metcalfe, Steve Kilby and Paul Bridgeman unveil the limited edition boards created by Linley & Simpson to mark the Tour de France in Yorkshire

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Residential sales and letting firm Linley & Simpson has launched a limited edition of signboards to mark the Tour de France Grand Depart in West Yorkshire this summer.

Award for Bingley sports turf institute

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gordon McKillop

9:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Technology developed by Bingley-based turf research body STRI has clinched a national award.

'Yorkshire businesses will need to hire foreign staff to cope with skill shortages'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Jones

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Businesses will need to hire more immigrant workers to overcome skills shortages as the outlook continues to improve, according to a senior economic commentator.

Keighley lift firm is looking up, thanks to bank help

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DEAL: From left, Isabel Boocock, Stuart Boocock and Ben Cutts

9:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Things are on the up at a lift installation and maintenance company which will use a move into large premises as a springboard for further expansion.

Moving Leeds-Bradford International Airport branded 'fanciful'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council leader Councillor David Green

8:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

Business leaders, backed by Bradford Council leader David Green, have shot down the ‘fanciful’ idea that Leeds- Bradford International Airport should be relocated.

Spring Clean for the Tour de France says Bradford firm

1:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A Bradford-based manufacturer is showing its support for the Tour de France visit to Yorkshire by encouraging firms to have a Grand Spring Clean in readiness for the Grand Depart.

30 jobs are created in B&M move to bigger Keighley shop

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: .

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Thirty jobs have been created by B&M Retail which opened a larger store in Keighley yesterday.

Upgrade promised after Bradford's Hilton is sold

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Bradford Hilton

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

One of Bradford’s flagship hotels is to have a new owner who has pledged significant investment to upgrade it into a luxury four-star venue.

Saltaire bike firm is set for expansion

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tony Booth

6:21pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A Saltaire-based cycle retailer is investing £1 million to open a second outlet – which will be the largest of its type in the North of England and is the firm’s biggest expansion in more than a century.

Skills supremo sees enterprise works at Bradford schools and firms

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Heather Miller, of the Department for Skills & Employment, meets Buttershaw students

5:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A Government skills supremo has visited Bradford schools to find out how they are engaging with local businesses and preparing students for the world of work.

Move over finance refusals welcomed by Bradford lender

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Stephen Waud

11:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The head of a Bradford-based fund that backs small businesses rejected by the banks has welcomed plans by Chancellor George Osborne to make it easier for rejected firms to get alternative finance.

Low Moor firm clinches asbestos deal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: MP Gerry Sutcliffe and Chris Roe from MCP Environmental

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

New jobs are on the horizon at a Bradford firm which has started work on a major national contract.

Businessman has driving ambition for Keighley coach business

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alan with the Plaxton Panther coach that is new to his fleet

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Alan Bonson is not alone – although running his coach business in a sector coping with ever-increasing regulation, changing social habits and competition from budget airlines, he may sometimes feel lonely.

Bradford small businesses cheer rate support

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Decision pending: Eric Pickles

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

More than 2,000 Bradford district shops, pubs and restaurants will benefit from the biggest package of Government business rate support in more than 20 years which came into force this week.

Customers are rating Calverley fleet company Zenith at the top

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tim Buchan

4:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Fleet decision-makers have voted Calverley-based Zenith as the UK’s top vehicle leasing and fleet management company for customer service.

Guiseley vets nominated

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From the left: White Cross Vets staff Vanessa Wood with Pip, Amanda Hatfield, Holly Roberts with Buddy and Rod Beardshall.

4:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Two branches of a Guiseley-based veterinary practice are in the running for a national award.

Funeral directors move in to new Bingley premises

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nicola Sumner and Dean Newton

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Funeral directors Arthur B Baxter held a service of dedication following a move to larger premises in Bingley.

Flights to Copenhagen are launched from Leeds-Bradford Airport

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Leeds- Bradford Airport’s Tony Hallwood (left) and chief executive John Parkin (right) with SAS’s inaugural flight crew

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A twice-weekly direct service from Leeds-Bradford Airport to Copenhagen has been launched this week by Scandinavian Airlines.

‘Tighter austerity is still to come’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Business Secretary Vince Cable

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The UK faces more belt-tightening and “real austerity” to achieve sustainable economic growth, according to a business leader.

Bradford Chamber selling course

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix money finance benefits pensions

2:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A full day sales and selling skills course will be held later this month at Bradford Chamber of Commerce’s offices in Little Germany.

Airedale and Wharfedale pub group on look-out for apprentices

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Neil Pickles of the Old White Bear, Cross Hills, celebrates its inclusion in the Good Pub Guide

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

About a dozen apprenticeship opportunities are being offered in the local hospitality sector.

Amanda is promoted in Dacres Skipton branch

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Amanda May

1:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Amanda May has been promoted to manager at the Skipton branch of estate agency Dacre, Son & Hartley to lead the 11-strong team as the company continues to expand its market share across its sales and lettings divisions.

Corporate responsibility score rises for Ilkley's NG Bailey

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: NG Bailey’s Denton Hall is being targeted by animal rights activitists.

11:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Ilkley-based business NG Bailey has increased its score in an annual corporate responsibility index.

Pair will ease production at Cleckheaton sealing products maker

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steve Flooks and Paul Voyce who have joined Flexitallic to improve efficiency in its engineering operations

11:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Two key appointments have been made by leading sealing products maker Flexitallic to improve efficiency in its engineering operations.

Bradford firms are urged to go ‘circular’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dame Ellen MacArthur

10:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Round the world yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur urged has local businesses to embrace a ‘circular economy’ model that would revolutionise recycling and re-manufacturing.

Christine Hamilton to speak to Bradford Law Society

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Christine Hamilton is one of many celebrity authors to feature in this year's Kempsford Literary Festival

9:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! star and political personality Christine Hamilton is the speaker at the Bradford Law Society dinner this week.

Asbestos cancer funding available for Bradford people

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: LETHAL LEGACY: Asbestos sheeting. The dust from asbestos causes the lung disease mesothelioma

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Victims of the fatal asbestos-induced cancer mesothelioma who are unable to trace a liable employer or an employers’ liability insurer can from this month apply for compensation packages worth an average of £123,000.

Friends chosen as Bradford lawyers’ charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Anjon Mallik (left) and Nick McQueen (right), of Gordons, with Friends of Alfie Martin committee members

8:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Bradford and Leeds law firm Gordons has selected children’s support charity The Friends of Alfie Martin to benefit from corporate fundraising in 2014.

Does Budget benefit Bradford?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Paul Mackie, Bradford Chamber of Commerce president

7:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Budget was targeted at “makers, doers and savers”. Aspirations of being a Producer City makes Bradford a possible beneficiary of such a move.


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