2,000 students queued outside Kingsgate for the annual lock-in

Huddersfield student lock-in night at Kingsgate Shopping Centre attracts 2,000 bargain hunters

The line-up stretched from the entrance to Kingsgate right down to the bottom of King Street

Government figures show fewer paying into their pension

Just 18% of people in Yorkshire and the Humber paid into a defined contribution pension in 2010-12

Andrew Gale goes in to bat for Glenbrae

Yorkshire cricket captain Andrew Gale has been named as a brand ambassador for Slaithwaite knitwear business Glenbrae\n
Mark Weeks

Make sure you're clear on employee eyecare says Wilby's Mark Weeks

The subtle differences in requirements according to an employee’s job role tend to sow doubt in the minds of employers about whether eye tests are required and who should arrange them

Tricky times ahead for global markets says Investec's Nick Gartland

Investors are mindful of the turmoil of the “taper tantrum” of 2013; when bonds and equities sold off as the Fed first floated the idea of ending its QE

Businesses must make sure they backup their data, says Michael Branford, of Crest IT

Following on from last month’s look at IT security, this month’s focus in on data backups

Business Profile: Andrew Robinson, of Mr Flyer

Andrew Robinson, of leaflet distribution firm Mr Flyer talks about faith, family and his ambition to be a millionaire

Business Profile: Natalie Garside of A+DP Architecture and Design Partnership

Natalie Garside of A+DP Architecture and Design Partnership
Natalie Garside is happy donning hard hat and hi-vis jacket for site visits at A+DP Architecture + Design Partnership

Business Profile: The Wonderworks' Rob Curran

Rob Curran, The Wonder Works
The company, which has its offices at Lindley’s Heritage Exchange and workshops at Shaw Lane, Halifax, supplies animated and static display items for shopping malls, garden centres and leisure venues

Commercial Property

West Vale mill thrives after £750,000 revamp

New businesses have joined Andy Thornton Ltd at the refurbished Victoria Mills in West Vale

Park Valley House attracts two occupiers

Holmfirth Dyers and Momentum Sales Solutions are taking space at former mill offices Park Valley House in Lockwood

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

Stafflex teams up with Town

Recruitment firm Stafflex and Huddersfield Town have launched a new initiative to Get Kirklees Working

Business Profile: Andy Gledhill and Antony Leech, of Project Sport

Former Greenhead College students Andy Gledhill and Antony Leech are keeping local kids active at Project Sport

Holme Valley chef Tim Bilton faces second cancer battle

Tim and Adele Bilton of the Spiced Pear, Sheffield Road, Hepworth.
Spiced Pear to focus on tearoom as TV chef faces surgery for second time after initially recovering from eye cancer


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