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Howarths People and Safety Management chairman launched new business support group

Prominent business figures from West Yorkshire have joined forces to provide mutual support and back local charities

R3 welcomes proposals to safeguard supplies

Chris Wood, of R3 and Clough Corporate
Chris Wood, of Cleckheaton-based Clough Corporate Solutions,has welcomed proposals to tackle "ransom" charges levied on failed firms

SCALA Consulting crowns Mondelez team winners of the Fresh Connection

A competition to run an imaginary manufacturing firm has been won by a Dutch based firm
Martin Thompson of Armitage Sykes

Martin Thompson issues a word of warning to landlords

Martin Thompson, of Armitage Sykes, warns property landlords of the dangers in allowing letting negotiations to stall

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Bell Brown, considers the impact of Le Tour

Amanda Vigar
There were winners and losers when the Tour de France came to Yorkshire, according to Amanda Vigar, of Holmfirth-based V&A Bell Brown

Mark Weeks, of Wilby Ltd, puts the focus on fire safety

Mark Weeks
Businesses must make sure they meet the rules regarding fire safety in the workplace, says Mark Weeks, of Wilby Ltd

Business Profile: Shannon Martin of Evelyn Taylor Bridal

After 10 years working in womenswear retailing, Golcar woman Shannon Martin has set up her own bridalwear business

Business Profile: Rob Mudd, of Cargo Ltd

Rob Mudd, CarGo of Aspley in Huddersfield.
Former army avionics technician Rob Mudd has set up his own business selling used cars after 10 years with franchise main dealers in Yorkshire

Business profile Eric Joyce, of Vanilla Bean

Eric Joyce, Vanilla Bean in Slaithwaite.
A former RAF mountain rescue team member and firefighter is enjoying a career in the cold making ice cream cakes

Commercial Property

Wayne Gradwell, regional managing director for Persimmon in Yorkshire

Persimmon posts jump in sales

Housebuilder Persimmon lifted revenues by 33% in the firstb half of 2014 with completions up by 28%

600 Group comlpetes £725,000 property deal

Gamet Bearings
Heckmondwike-based 600 Group has bought the freehold property for one of its existing components manufacturers

FMB survey highlights construction skills gap

Brian Berry, chief executive of Federation of Master Builders
Construction companies are struggling to recruit bricklayers and plasteres, says the Federation of Master Builders

IndiaCoco among the winners in retail awards

Kirkburton woman Claire Harper's children's clothing retail business IndiaCoco has impressed the judges for its online sales success

New jobs as Holme Valley's North Fire is taken over by Austrian firm

Oliver North, managing director of North Fire Ltd, which has been bought by Austrian fire equipment firm Rosenbauer
Brockholes-based fire vehicle and fire-fighting equipment firm North Fire has been bought by Austrian manufacturer Rosenbauer

Disposables UK gears up for year of expansion

Glen Staddon, of Disposables UK based at Meltham
An award-winning company is pressing ahead with its European expansion plans following a “pivotal” year for the business


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