Who’s done the business for you in Bradford over past year?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Summers Butchers staff with their award at last year’s event Summers Butchers staff with their award at last year’s event

For the third year, the Telegraph & Argus are holding our Bradford Means Business Awards... and we need you to help us find winners in two categories.

The Bradford Means Business Awards are about honouring those who have pulled through some of the worst economic times in recent memory – those who have survived, those who have thrived and those who have set up shop.

While most of our categories are aimed at companies nominating themselves, we also want to hear about the best employers and those who provide the best public services or customer satisfaction. And those nominations are better coming from the people who know best.

The first category in which we’ll be seeking public nominations is the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Westfield.

We want to hear about the highest standards of customer service from our readers’ favourite businesses.

It might be a hotel, pub, restaurant, shop or any business that has day-to-day contact with the public. Fill in the form here to make your nomination in the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year category.

Last year’s winner was Summers Butchers. John Summers, who has run the business on Druids Lane in Clayton for the past two decades, said he wanted to thank members of the community for supporting their local butcher.

Speaking after collecting his award, he said: “It was great to be nominated by our customers and to receive that recognition. We’re so grateful to everyone who voted for us. They’re the ones who’ve put us here and we can’t thank them enough.”

When it comes to the category of Employer of the Year, sponsored by Gordons solicitors, we know the only people who can truly nominate for this are those who work for the business.

We want to know about the working environment, people development, training and a commitment to the general well-being of the workforce. You can nominate for this category on the form or online.

The 2012 winner in this category was Clough and Co accountants, which has offices in Cleckheaton and Keighley.

Roger Thompson of the company said: “It’s fabulous. We spend an awful lot of time training young people, and the number of people who stay with us once they qualify and go on to have a career with us is fantastic.”

Clough and Co received plaudits including: “The working environment is good, my fellow staff are motivated and hard-working, and there is a certain satisfaction in seeing the company succeed.”

Is your boss worthy of a gong? Is your local retailer in need of a boost? Get your nominations to us by the first-stage deadline of FRIDAY, MARCH 29.

Click here to make your nominations for the Bradford Means Business Awards 2013

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11:05am Fri 1 Feb 13

theoutsider says...

BRADFORD CITY AFC!!!!

The rest of Bratfud is 'out of business'
BRADFORD CITY AFC!!!! The rest of Bratfud is 'out of business' theoutsider
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11:09am Fri 1 Feb 13

Albion. says...

"The first category in which we’ll be seeking public nominations is the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Westfield."
How ironic!
"The first category in which we’ll be seeking public nominations is the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Westfield." How ironic! Albion.
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12:09pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Andy2010 says...

Albion. wrote:
"The first category in which we’ll be seeking public nominations is the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Westfield."
How ironic!
lol thats what I thought
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: "The first category in which we’ll be seeking public nominations is the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Westfield." How ironic![/p][/quote]lol thats what I thought Andy2010
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12:09pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Not so simple says...

Where's the award for the c*ock up after c*ock award. I would like to nominate Bradford council for a lifetime achievement award for lack of service, foresight and an excuse for every other problem or challenge.
Where's the award for the c*ock up after c*ock award. I would like to nominate Bradford council for a lifetime achievement award for lack of service, foresight and an excuse for every other problem or challenge. Not so simple
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12:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Not so simple says...

Albion. wrote:
"The first category in which we’ll be seeking public nominations is the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Westfield."
How ironic!
Typical
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: "The first category in which we’ll be seeking public nominations is the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Westfield." How ironic![/p][/quote]Typical Not so simple
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12:51pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

BRADFORD CITY

MARK LAWN

JULIAN RHODES

No other fitting candidates, the rest of the city, chamber of commerce, council, retail, leisure is absolute dogs***

One outstanding company to look at and marvel at achievements which have come to fruition by trying various ways to maximise and upsell income streams
BRADFORD CITY MARK LAWN JULIAN RHODES No other fitting candidates, the rest of the city, chamber of commerce, council, retail, leisure is absolute dogs*** One outstanding company to look at and marvel at achievements which have come to fruition by trying various ways to maximise and upsell income streams Prisoner Cell Block A
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12:58pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Victor Clayton says...

Summers do great sausages buy bacon a bit watery.
Summers do great sausages buy bacon a bit watery. Victor Clayton
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1:30pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

Westfield! That says it all.
Westfield! That says it all. Outraged English Subject
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2:00pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Andy2010 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
BRADFORD CITY

MARK LAWN

JULIAN RHODES

No other fitting candidates, the rest of the city, chamber of commerce, council, retail, leisure is absolute dogs***

One outstanding company to look at and marvel at achievements which have come to fruition by trying various ways to maximise and upsell income streams
Eh?

Why is that then?

Yeah they have done well in the cup but apart from that as a business whats been achieved?

On your logic the owner of the illegal bazaars should be nominated
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: BRADFORD CITY MARK LAWN JULIAN RHODES No other fitting candidates, the rest of the city, chamber of commerce, council, retail, leisure is absolute dogs*** One outstanding company to look at and marvel at achievements which have come to fruition by trying various ways to maximise and upsell income streams[/p][/quote]Eh? Why is that then? Yeah they have done well in the cup but apart from that as a business whats been achieved? On your logic the owner of the illegal bazaars should be nominated Andy2010
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2:49pm Fri 1 Feb 13

scanipoos says...

Albion. wrote:
"The first category in which we’ll be seeking public nominations is the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Westfield."
How ironic!
yeh!!! says it all
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: "The first category in which we’ll be seeking public nominations is the Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Westfield." How ironic![/p][/quote]yeh!!! says it all scanipoos
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2:50pm Fri 1 Feb 13

RollandSmoke says...

Actually staying in business over the last year in Bradford is an achievement in itself. Congratulations to all that made it, I only wish there were more of them.
Actually staying in business over the last year in Bradford is an achievement in itself. Congratulations to all that made it, I only wish there were more of them. RollandSmoke
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3:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

RollandSmoke wrote:
Actually staying in business over the last year in Bradford is an achievement in itself. Congratulations to all that made it, I only wish there were more of them.
Very true.
[quote][p][bold]RollandSmoke[/bold] wrote: Actually staying in business over the last year in Bradford is an achievement in itself. Congratulations to all that made it, I only wish there were more of them.[/p][/quote]Very true. Outraged English Subject
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4:26pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
BRADFORD CITY

MARK LAWN

JULIAN RHODES

No other fitting candidates, the rest of the city, chamber of commerce, council, retail, leisure is absolute dogs***

One outstanding company to look at and marvel at achievements which have come to fruition by trying various ways to maximise and upsell income streams
Eh?

Why is that then?

Yeah they have done well in the cup but apart from that as a business whats been achieved?

On your logic the owner of the illegal bazaars should be nominated
Regular footfall across their business, letting off of some commercial property, sale of commercial property, keeping the company as close to being in the black as possible year on year. You do know that if the UEFA fair play rules had been introduced a few years back as Platini wanted only Bradford City and Scunthorpe would have been the only two English clubs allowed to enter European competition due to the business management?

Oh and the small achievement of backing a manager and letting him do his job whilst the chairmen did what they know best. Unlike other businesses who have a new manager month on month or the council who are forever pushing people from one zone to the next.

Continuing to make Bradford City a viable and ongoing business.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: BRADFORD CITY MARK LAWN JULIAN RHODES No other fitting candidates, the rest of the city, chamber of commerce, council, retail, leisure is absolute dogs*** One outstanding company to look at and marvel at achievements which have come to fruition by trying various ways to maximise and upsell income streams[/p][/quote]Eh? Why is that then? Yeah they have done well in the cup but apart from that as a business whats been achieved? On your logic the owner of the illegal bazaars should be nominated[/p][/quote]Regular footfall across their business, letting off of some commercial property, sale of commercial property, keeping the company as close to being in the black as possible year on year. You do know that if the UEFA fair play rules had been introduced a few years back as Platini wanted only Bradford City and Scunthorpe would have been the only two English clubs allowed to enter European competition due to the business management? Oh and the small achievement of backing a manager and letting him do his job whilst the chairmen did what they know best. Unlike other businesses who have a new manager month on month or the council who are forever pushing people from one zone to the next. Continuing to make Bradford City a viable and ongoing business. Prisoner Cell Block A
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4:58pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Chillum Bantam says...

So the club owns nothing then not even the seats, should be an award for the supporters ST holders first please.
So the club owns nothing then not even the seats, should be an award for the supporters ST holders first please. Chillum Bantam
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7:11pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Not so simple says...

Award goes to the people of Bradford for being consistentaly ignored by the council and all that floats in the council departments.

Also there should be an award for the Telegraph for not allowing comments on some articles whilst allowing people to slander races and cultures off on other articles.

Award for the longest wearer of Bradford tinted shades is....well let us nominate a few...should be fun ;-)
Award goes to the people of Bradford for being consistentaly ignored by the council and all that floats in the council departments. Also there should be an award for the Telegraph for not allowing comments on some articles whilst allowing people to slander races and cultures off on other articles. Award for the longest wearer of Bradford tinted shades is....well let us nominate a few...should be fun ;-) Not so simple
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6:23am Sat 2 Feb 13

thruth9211 says...

Not so simple wrote:
Award goes to the people of Bradford for being consistentaly ignored by the council and all that floats in the council departments.

Also there should be an award for the Telegraph for not allowing comments on some articles whilst allowing people to slander races and cultures off on other articles.

Award for the longest wearer of Bradford tinted shades is....well let us nominate a few...should be fun ;-)
T & A are a company that allow for racist comment to be said about certain religion while blocking others. Wheres free speech gone

T&A should allow comment on al articles where the reader wants. They should change their name to TELEGRAPH RACIST LOCAL PAPER
[quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: Award goes to the people of Bradford for being consistentaly ignored by the council and all that floats in the council departments. Also there should be an award for the Telegraph for not allowing comments on some articles whilst allowing people to slander races and cultures off on other articles. Award for the longest wearer of Bradford tinted shades is....well let us nominate a few...should be fun ;-)[/p][/quote]T & A are a company that allow for racist comment to be said about certain religion while blocking others. Wheres free speech gone T&A should allow comment on al articles where the reader wants. They should change their name to TELEGRAPH RACIST LOCAL PAPER thruth9211
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1:26pm Sat 2 Feb 13

RollandSmoke says...

thruth9211 wrote:
Not so simple wrote:
Award goes to the people of Bradford for being consistentaly ignored by the council and all that floats in the council departments.

Also there should be an award for the Telegraph for not allowing comments on some articles whilst allowing people to slander races and cultures off on other articles.

Award for the longest wearer of Bradford tinted shades is....well let us nominate a few...should be fun ;-)
T & A are a company that allow for racist comment to be said about certain religion while blocking others. Wheres free speech gone

T&A should allow comment on al articles where the reader wants. They should change their name to TELEGRAPH RACIST LOCAL PAPER
If you want to become immune from criticism you should convert to the Jewish faith like the Russian Ashkenazis did in the 700s. You can then class any criticism as anti-semitism and lay claim to lands allegedly promised to the people who wrote the original texts. You would however have to change from calling people of other faiths Infidels and start using the term Goyim. Alternatively you could ditch the fairytales all together and join the growing number of people living in the real world who think without referring to a book to tell them what that thought should be.
[quote][p][bold]thruth9211[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: Award goes to the people of Bradford for being consistentaly ignored by the council and all that floats in the council departments. Also there should be an award for the Telegraph for not allowing comments on some articles whilst allowing people to slander races and cultures off on other articles. Award for the longest wearer of Bradford tinted shades is....well let us nominate a few...should be fun ;-)[/p][/quote]T & A are a company that allow for racist comment to be said about certain religion while blocking others. Wheres free speech gone T&A should allow comment on al articles where the reader wants. They should change their name to TELEGRAPH RACIST LOCAL PAPER[/p][/quote]If you want to become immune from criticism you should convert to the Jewish faith like the Russian Ashkenazis did in the 700s. You can then class any criticism as anti-semitism and lay claim to lands allegedly promised to the people who wrote the original texts. You would however have to change from calling people of other faiths Infidels and start using the term Goyim. Alternatively you could ditch the fairytales all together and join the growing number of people living in the real world who think without referring to a book to tell them what that thought should be. RollandSmoke
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6:13pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Not so simple says...

RollandSmoke wrote:
thruth9211 wrote:
Not so simple wrote:
Award goes to the people of Bradford for being consistentaly ignored by the council and all that floats in the council departments.

Also there should be an award for the Telegraph for not allowing comments on some articles whilst allowing people to slander races and cultures off on other articles.

Award for the longest wearer of Bradford tinted shades is....well let us nominate a few...should be fun ;-)
T & A are a company that allow for racist comment to be said about certain religion while blocking others. Wheres free speech gone

T&A should allow comment on al articles where the reader wants. They should change their name to TELEGRAPH RACIST LOCAL PAPER
If you want to become immune from criticism you should convert to the Jewish faith like the Russian Ashkenazis did in the 700s. You can then class any criticism as anti-semitism and lay claim to lands allegedly promised to the people who wrote the original texts. You would however have to change from calling people of other faiths Infidels and start using the term Goyim. Alternatively you could ditch the fairytales all together and join the growing number of people living in the real world who think without referring to a book to tell them what that thought should be.
One chap who caught my eye was an author and highly acclaimed chap called Norman Finkelstein....this guy is of "Jewish" decent and talks about the real history and how influential people manipulated and created hostilities to better those of a particular belief.

Some of this chaos research and findings are beyond question and will blow ones thermal socks off!
[quote][p][bold]RollandSmoke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thruth9211[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: Award goes to the people of Bradford for being consistentaly ignored by the council and all that floats in the council departments. Also there should be an award for the Telegraph for not allowing comments on some articles whilst allowing people to slander races and cultures off on other articles. Award for the longest wearer of Bradford tinted shades is....well let us nominate a few...should be fun ;-)[/p][/quote]T & A are a company that allow for racist comment to be said about certain religion while blocking others. Wheres free speech gone T&A should allow comment on al articles where the reader wants. They should change their name to TELEGRAPH RACIST LOCAL PAPER[/p][/quote]If you want to become immune from criticism you should convert to the Jewish faith like the Russian Ashkenazis did in the 700s. You can then class any criticism as anti-semitism and lay claim to lands allegedly promised to the people who wrote the original texts. You would however have to change from calling people of other faiths Infidels and start using the term Goyim. Alternatively you could ditch the fairytales all together and join the growing number of people living in the real world who think without referring to a book to tell them what that thought should be.[/p][/quote]One chap who caught my eye was an author and highly acclaimed chap called Norman Finkelstein....this guy is of "Jewish" decent and talks about the real history and how influential people manipulated and created hostilities to better those of a particular belief. Some of this chaos research and findings are beyond question and will blow ones thermal socks off! Not so simple
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10:39pm Sun 3 Feb 13

mavis smith says...

referring to your comment re John summers butchers "bacon watery"
I buy mine from them and i think it is great. dry cured therefore no water!
Really good quality meats and good value, nice friendly staff as well.
referring to your comment re John summers butchers "bacon watery" I buy mine from them and i think it is great. dry cured therefore no water! Really good quality meats and good value, nice friendly staff as well. mavis smith
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