Building, Builders

Huddersfield sees fall in new home starts

Figures from the Department for Communities shows just 2.3 new homes are started in Huddersfield for every 1,000 existing houses

Manufactured Yorkshire offers apprentice for six months

Chrissie Slater
Kirklees College and Manufactured Yorkshire will provide a fully-funded trainee for six months to one lucky company

Ted Wetton named new accountants' president

Ted Wetton is the new president of the Huddersfield and District Society of Chartered Accountants
Colin Barratt

Changes to the way ISAs operate will be of interest to people seeking a decent return on their investments, says Colin Barratt of Wheawill & Sudworth

Although Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) have been around for some time to provide tax-free income and growth while within this investment, over the last 12 months they have enjoyed a boon which will be of interest to those struggling to get a decent return on their investments

The election result will have only a short-term impact on how equities perform, says Nick Gartland, of Investec & Wealth and Investment

Nick Gartland, Senior Financial Planning Director for Investc Wealth & Investment
The last six months have embraced both the annual trough and peak for global equity markets

New regulations have come into force to manage heath, safety and welfare of building projects, says Mark Weeks, of Wilby Ltd

Mark Weeks
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) were officially published on April 6

Business Profile: James Howard of Yorkshire Payments

James Howard charts his rise from a Wolverhampton housing estate to leading the team at Brighouse-based Yorkshire Payments

Business Profile: Chris and Sandrine Harrison, of J G Harrison and Sons Electrical

LED and the "industrial" look are dominant trends in the lighting industry at J G Harrison and Sons

Business Profile: Steve Bradley, of Pennine Business Partners

Working down the pit held no attractions for Steve Bradley, of Lockwood-based Pennine Business Partners

Commercial Property

RICS sees rise in demand for commercial property

Graeme Haigh, of Bramleys, says interest in commercial property has risen, but good quality units are in short supply\nJS*48345955

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

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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