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Ferno business development manager Darren Sharman, Madeleine Radburn, medical devices advisor at the South Central Ambulance Service , and Dr Joanna Cherry

Ferno supplies oximeters for Haiti

Cleckheaton medical equipment firm Ferno is helping volunteer doctors provide much-needed help to people in Haiti

Unemployment figures fall in Huddersfield and Dewsbury

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A record 30.3m people are in work, according to latest UK employment figures

NatWest backs dog grooming and spa business

Ian Cour, of NatWest. with Jessica Elvidge, owner of Princess Paws Dog Grooming and Spa, and dog Missy
A dog grooming salon offering mud baths, coat colouring and dental treatment for pampered pooches has opened with funding from NatWest
Nick Gartland, Senior Financial Planning Director for Investc Wealth & Investment

Investec's Nick Gartland: life is full of surprises

Investec Wealth and Investment financial planning director on market surprises in 2014

Daniel Krigers, of Chadwick Lawrence notes a key date for employment law changes

Daniel J Krigers, employment law solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence
The Government has brought in major changes to employment law which could have significant effects on employers

V&A Bell Brown's Amanda Vigar says it's time for the HMRC to help honest firms

Amanda Vigar (above), of V&A Bell Brown says customer service standards are getting worse
Quite rightly, Companies House is asking creditors to show that they have a valid debt and that it has been chased, but there comes a point when it’s not economically viable for small businesses to carry on pouring good money after bad!

Business Profile: Business Connector's Jonathan Wales

Bank manager Jonathan Wales has been seconded to a one-year role helping businesses connect with good causes

Business Profile: Fantastic Media's Richard Jones

Richard Jones, Fantastic Media
Meltham-born Richard Jones is helpinog the continued growth of an award-winning full service marketing agency

Business profile: Behrooz Saeed of 79

Behrooz Saeed
The Huddersfield-born businessman, who lists watching F1 and MotoGP among his interests, has taken his company to pole position since launching it 10 years ago

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Paxman Landscapes to bring taste of the tropics to Harrogate Spring Show

Kirkburton-based Paxman Landscapes has designed a tropical courtyard theme for a major industry exhibition this month

Radcliffe Funeral Service stages dedication ceremony for new premises

Attending the dedication of the new Honley premises of Radcliffe Funeral Service are (back, from left) the Rev Rev Liam Beadle, the Very Rev Henry Stapleton, Simon Fisher, Cltr Martyn Bolt and Rev Tim Moore with( seated) Andrew and Gwen Schofield
A funeral business has returned to its roots with the opening of new premises in Honley

Newgen helps recycling specialist harness wind power

Newgen installing the wind turbine at Leo group's Bradford plant
Shepley-based Newgen was the main contractor on a wind turbine project for a recycling site at Denholme, Bradford
Glen Staddon, of Disposables UK based at Meltham

Disposables UK gears up for year of expansion

An award-winning company is pressing ahead with its European expansion plans following a “pivotal” year for the business

Business Profile: Eric Paxman, of Eric’s Restaurant

Eric Paxman, chef and owner of Eric's on Lidget Street in Lindley.
Having his own restaurant has been a lifelong dream for the award-winning chef, so it’s understandable that he’s determined to make a success of it

Kirklees Business News Review of 2013

Huddersfield Examiner Business Awards 2013 at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.
Glenn Paxman, winner of the Chadwick Lawrence Business Person of the Year award.
Henryk Zientek takes a look back over the business year in Huddersfield


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