Huddersfield University takes technology from lab to shopfloor

A new project will see Huddersfield University's nanoscale defect detection technology adapted for the factory environment

Close Brothers survey shows SMEs upbeat

The latest Close Brothers Business Barometer shows trading conditions and job prospects are improving among Yorkshire SMEs

Kirklees College hosts exports event

Directors of successful exporting firms offered advice to would-be exporters at an event staged at Kirklees College in Huddersfield
Mark Weeks

Construction workers are calling for more focus to be placed on the dangers of dust, says Mark Weeks, of Wilby Ltd

Workers believe the construction industry needs to do more to face up to the challenge that dust created on the job poses to employees’ health

Many of the conditions necessary for economic growth are now in place, says Nick Gartland, of Investec Wealth & Investment

Nick Gartland, Senior Financial Planning Director for Investc Wealth & Investment
Investors were shaken out of their complacency in the final quarter of 2014 as equity markets suffered two notable setbacks

Employers and employees must learn lessons from a recent constructive dismissal case, says Daniel Krigers, of Chadwick Lawrence

Daniel J Krigers, employment law solicitor, Chadwick Lawrence
The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) recently considered a constructive dismissal case brought by an employee

Business Profile: Mike Parkinson, of Parky's Bistro

Taekwando sessions help chef Mike Parkinson let off steam after a busy week at his business, Parky's Bistro

Business Profile: Mark Williams, of Checkmate Fire Solutions

Mark Williams is drumming up more business for Checkmate Fire Solutions - when he's not drumming with his band

Business Profile: Simon Howship and Ben Childs of Common Agency

A passion for technology and the potential of the mobile app provided the impetus for Simon Howship and Ben Childs

Commercial Property

Mayor of Calderdale opens eco-houses

Brighouse firm Ploughcroft staged an open day for people to view two energy efficient houses at Sowerby Bridge

Southdale in search of apprentices

Halifax-based construction and development firm Southdale aims to recruit 50 apprentices this year - 40 of them by March

R3 spots signs of recovery for construction

Building, Builders
Yorkshire and Humber has the third lowest level of construction firms with a higher than normal risk of insolvency

Huddersfield firm Paxman in six-figure boost to crack US market

Fenay Bridge firm Paxman expects to create up to 10 jobs after a £470,000 boost from Yorkshire Bank to help it enter the US market

Princess Royal visits SKA Textiles, Huddersfield

Princess Anne was shown around one of Huddersfield leading textile firms by Zeb Pervaiz, managing director of SKA Textiles

Examiner Business Review 2014

A look back at the year in business around the Kirklees area


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