Business

KPMG administrators axe 160 jobs at Kozee Sleep

Efforts to sell Ravensthorpe bedding firm Kozee Sleep as a going concern have failed, say administrators from KPMG

FMB gives "cautious welcome" to late pay proposals

Brian Berry, chief executive of Federation of Master Builders
Legislation to tackle late payment to small firms has been pledged by business secretary Sajid Javid

Longley Park KIA signs for Huddersfed Town

Paddock-based Longley Park KIA has become a commercial partner of Huddersfield Town
Martin Thompson of Armitage Sykes

There's good news for Kirklees Council on the housing front, says Martin Thompson, of Armitage Sykes

There's good news

Amanda Vigar provides some pointers for new business secretary Sajid Javid and treasury secretary Damian Hinds

Amanda Vigar
Congratulations to Sajid Javid MP on his appointment as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and to Damian Hinds MP as Exchequer Secretary

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

Colin Barratt
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

Business profile: Maxine Stead, of Alexandra House Spa

Alexandra House Spa owner Maxine Stead says its imporant to relax in a stressful world

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

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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