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.

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.

Comic book store opens in Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: webpix leader comment

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SPIDERMAN, Batman and co have made a new home at a comic book shop in Bradford thanks to a 21-year-old woman taking on her first business venture.

VIDEO: Bradford Tunnel Project plans go on public view

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:32am Friday 4th July 2014

Proposals for a Victorian-style underground market in the heart of Bradford's city centre are now open for the public to view, and subject to planning approval, developers say they hope to open in time for Christmas.

Plain packaging for cigarettes is a ‘danger to jobs’, says company boss.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mike Ridgway, director of the Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance

11:01am Friday 4th July 2014

RENEWED warnings about possible job losses - including in Bradford - have been issued by industry opponents of plain tobacco packaging as the Government announced new consultation and published draft regulations.

Creative students show off new designs at Bradford's Bombay Stores

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bombay Stores MD Saleem Kader and Aadam Aktar look at one of the designs

11:05am Friday 4th July 2014

CREATIVE students from a Bradford free school have turned designers to help boost the product lines of a Bradford shop.

Bradford care complex to generate around 140 jobs and homes for 90 residents

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4:38pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

The development of a new £8 million Bradford care complex is expected to generate around 140 jobs and provide accommodation for more than 90 residents.

New faces at firm that helps make business dreams come true

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: BEF new starters – Rupert Shires, Alison Senior and Hamish Rushworth

4:33pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

AN award-winning Bradford based social enterprise offering a financial lifeline to businesses across West and North Yorkshire has created five new jobs to support its expanding operations.

Rawdon site of first JCT600 dealership back in the family

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jack Tordoff at the redeveloped JCT600 roundabout site with the new Sainsbury’s Local

7:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Bradford-based motors group JCT600 has brought back the Rawdon site of its first dealership for a seven figure sum 42 years after selling the land.

Bradford's Chamber International appoints adviser

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Robin Tones

4:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

A new senior appointment has been made by fast-growing Bradford-based overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, to keep pace with demand for help from companies wishing to export.

Bradford designs shortlisted for building awards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dixons Allerton Academy

2:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

Ten Bradford property designs are up for possible gongs next week at the regional finals of the Building Excellence Awards 2014.

Skipton travel agency bought by chain

11:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A Skipton travel agency founded 25 years ago has been acquired by another North Yorkshire operator.

Stage is now set for the T&A Bradford Means Business Awards glittering gala night

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Danielle Dixon, winner of the Woman in Business Award and the Winner of Winners Award, at the T&A Bradford Means Business Awards 2013

7:05pm Thursday 5th June 2014

It’s here at last. . . the Bradford Means Business Awards 2014. Since launching this year’s awards in January, we’ve been bowled over by the number and quality of nominations we’ve received.

New deals means busy year for Bradford law firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Fawcett from law firm Gordons

12:49pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Bradford and Leeds law firm Gordons has made a strong start to the year after completing more than 15 deals and also has a healthy pipeline of work.

Online recruiters Blue Octopus move to new place in Otley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Blue Octopus staff celebrate the opening of the new office in Otley. Picture by

12:58pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

An expanding online recruitment business has moved into new offices in the centre of Otley.

Chamber chief is criticised by Shipley businessman over 'pro-HS2' speaker at Bradford event

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Developer Andrew Mason

8:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

Bradford business leader Paul Mackie has been accused of ignoring the views of local companies by hosting an event featuring a director of the controversial HS2 rail project.

Owner of Keighley pub sold

1:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Community pubs operator Amber Taverns, which owns a Keighley bar, has been sold in a deal worth about £90 million.

Shazad promoted at Bradford chartered surveyors Eddisons

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shazad Mahmood

12:00pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Shazad Mahmood has been promoted to associate director at chartered surveyors Eddisons.

Does Bradford's Morrisons sell best burger?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Peter Williamson and Simon Kelly are pictured testing the award-winning burger

9:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

Bradford-based Morrisons will learn this week whether it makes and sells England’s best burger.

Bradford data systems firm Belgravium scoops £1.5m contracts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Hardy

8:00am Friday 30th May 2014

A Bradford technology company has clinched a half million pound order from a European airline operator.

Yorkshire trade union membership up

4:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

Trade union membership in the Yorkshire region has grown for the second successive year, new government figures show.

Ilkley firm NG Bailey collects safety awards

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

4:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

Following a decade of being awarded consecutive gold awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Ilkley-based building services group NG Bailey has this year secured a president’s award in recognition of its health and safety achievements.

Grant Thornton audit team appointment for Mark

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Overfield

3:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

Mark Overfield has been appointed director in Grant Thornton’s growing Yorkshire audit team.

Cottingley wool firm to take space at top show

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Martin Curtis

1:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

A Bradford-based wool merchants and processing group is taking space at a major UK floorcovering show for the first time this autumn.

Minister supports call from Bradford Asian Business Forum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Salman Hussain, of Whetley Mill Properties, Mussadhik Hussain, of M and Z Real Estates, Mohabat Hussain, of Regal Fine Foods, Nikki Morgan MP, Taher Nawaz, of T Nawaz & Company, Arshad Javed, of ATL (Yorkshire), and Fazal Hussain

9:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Asian entrepreneurs in Bradford want more to be done to raise the city’s profile and are also calling for the development of an alternative retail offering in the city centre to complement to new Westfield development.

Bradford building society boss calls for Bank of England to wait before taking action on house prices

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andrew McPhillips

7:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

A Bradford-based building society executive has backed calls for the Bank of England to delay any action to cool the housing market with prices outside London still well off pre-crisis levels.

Profits triple at former Bradford firm Brewin Dolphin

2:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Investment firm Brewin Dolphin, which last year transferred its Bradford business into Leeds, said its half-year profit before tax tripled to £21.4 million from £6.8m after the wealth manager attracted more funds to the business.

Dales retreat used by Bradford businesses up for sale

10:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

A Yorkshire Dales retreat used by many leading businesses for team building and management courses is being sold after being run by its owners.

Keighley butcher elected president

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roy Dykes

10:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

Keighley butcher Roy Dykes has been elected president of the Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils.

Minister supports call from Bradford Asian Business Forum

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Artist’s impression of the Westfield development

10:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014

Asian entrepreneurs in Bradford want more to be done to raise the city’s profile and are also calling for the development of an alternative retail offering in the city centre to complement to new Westfield development.

Bradford-based Yorkshire Water tots up its green account

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Yorkshire Water engineers working on a storage tank

8:00am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Yorkshire Water is in a better position to measure the environmental impact of its operations after becoming the first water company to put a cost on them.

Chain with Bradford outlet is named top bookseller

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Win 'mini Ilkley festival library' of books

5:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

Independent bookshop chain Blackwell’s, which has a branch in The Richmond Building at the University Of Bradford, has been named book retailer of the year at the annual Bookseller Industry Awards.

Seminar will to help Bradford exporters

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eric Hawthorn in Radio Design’s expanded manufacturing area with one of the many components made for the 4G mobile networks

10:00am Tuesday 27th May 2014

A case study on the export success of a small Shipley firm will be the centrepiece on an event next month to help local businesses break into overseas markets.

Keighley awards hat-trick for Haworth springs company

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Airedale Springs chairman Tim Parkinson with some of the items made by the Haworth factory

9:00am Tuesday 27th May 2014

A family-run engineering company which bounced back after a devastating fire threatened its future scooped a trio of gongs at the Keighley Business Awards.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner hosts seminar for small businesses on scams

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson

9:00am Monday 26th May 2014

The man who heads up policing in West Yorkshire says helping small businesses avoid scams and cyber crime is vital to help secure jobs in the region.

Congestion chief concern for Bradford traders

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

7:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

Traffic congestion is the main concern of Bradford business bosses, according to a new survey.

Growing Shipley insurance firm expands staff

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Katie Hurrell and Ros Marshall Smith have joined Keycare

7:00am Thursday 22nd May 2014

by Chris Holland Business Reporter Two senior appointments have been made at an expanding specialist insurer, which has landed another major contract.

LCF Law firm’s wills help raise £2m

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Neil Shaw, partner at LCF Law

8:00am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Legal eagles at a Bradford-based law firm contributed to a national campaign, which has raised more than £2m for nine charities, by drawing up wills for local people without charging a fee.

No dividends for FirstGroup shareholders

7:00am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Transport firm FirstGroup, which operates bus services around Bradford and West Yorkshire will not pay a dividend to shareholders for the second year running after admitting it needs more time to revive its UK bus operation.

Yorkshire firms handicapped on apprenticeships - survey

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Barclays staff celebrating their involvement in Work Inspiration Week (from left) Craig Ricketts, Stephen Bell, Murad Ali, Johanna Weston, Paul Knowles, Rebecca Thompson, Neal Illingworth, Chris Isherwood, David Barbour and Camilla Braithwaite

10:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

Red tape, cost and poor quality candidates are putting off many local small and medium firms from taking on youngsters, a new report shows.

Bradford staff make clean sweep of Tour route

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The team from cleaning products manufacturer Christeyns UK

10:00am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A team from Bradford based cleaning products manufacturer Christeyns UK has been on the road encouraging local hotels, bars and restaurants to have a Grand Spring Clean.

‘British skills gap is widening’ warning

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mark Storey, of Biddy Financial Services Yorkshire

10:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

While a new report shows that nearly three quarters of Yorkshire’s small and medium businesses expect to grow over the next three months, another study warns of an increasing skills gap.

LNT Group secures £51m finance for future growth

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lawrence Tomlinson, who is fighting to keep his wind turbine in place

10:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

A care home business which operates in Bradford is set for further growth after securing more than £50 million in new finance.

Specialist team joins Bradford law firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: LFC Law recruits, from left, Matthew Jones, Thomas Coates and Sarah Buxton

10:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

A Bradford law firm has strengthened its healthcare expertise by recruiting a specialist team to provide legal advice to the dental sector.

IT investment sees accountants Clough & Company merge offices

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steven Gash

10:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Advancing technology has led a Bradford chartered accountancy firm to merge its operations into a single base.

Co-op members vote for reform

8:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Co-op members have voted in favour of proposals to reform the way the struggling mutual business is run.


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