Hot Tiles sets up in Huddersfield

A wall and floor tiles company has opened a store in Huddersfield to capitalise on growing demand for its products

NOVUS scheme in line for its third award

A course run by Huddersfield University to boost career prospects for graduates in logistics has been shortlisted for a supply chain award

Ploughcroft urges swift action from landlords

Chris Hopkins, managing director of Ploughcroft
Private landlords have been urged to act quickly to take advantage of a second tranche of Green Deal funding

Abzorb director Kev Hall looks at IT issues when moving premises

A move to new premises cold mean several companies all requiring data and telecoms infrastructure, says Kev Hall, of Abzob

Daniel Krigers looks at the Employment Rights Act

Daniel J Krigers, employment law solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence
The Employment Rights Act can throw up problems over unpaid leave, says Daniel Krigers, of Chadwick Lawrence

Amanda Vigar suggests a manifesto for business

Amanda Vigar
Politicians have been urged to remember the needs of UK small businesses in the run-up to next year' general election

Business Profile: Kevin Lamb of Huddersfield Osteopathy Ltd

Kevin Lamb has swapped soldiering for life as a sports masseur at the premises of Huddersfield Osteopathy Ltd

Business Profile: Stewart Marshall of Riasca

The managing director of paper and print specialist Riasca, discusses the joys of BNI, rugby union and selling

Business Profile: Julie Coldwell of the House of Eccentricity

Julie Coldwell has swapped her hair salon for a clothing businesss elling vintage apparel and other items from a bygone age

Commercial Property

Harron Homes appoints four apprentices

Housebuilder Harron Homes is helping four Yorkshire teenagers set out on their careers in the construction industry

Patrick Parsons expands operations

Consulting engineers Patrick Parsons is planning to further strengthen its Hudersfield environment and energy team

Applegate Properties up for two awards

Amy Wray
A Holmfirth estate agency has been nominated for two awards, including one for its director Amy Wray

Disposables UK on course to hit 2014 targets

Family-run Disposables UK has strengthened its team and invested in new machinery since moving to new premises a year ago

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


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