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Kirklees Business News 02/09/14: read the latest edition here

Read the latest edition of Kirklees Business News below

Peter Jones and Edge Foundation join forces for Edge Challenge 2014

Students with bright business ideas have been urged to enter a competition backed by Dragon's Den star Peter Jones

Bond It seals joint venture deal

Brighouse-based adhesives specialist Bond It has agreed a joint venture with Indian business Astral Poly Technik
Amanda Vigar

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Bell Brown, looks to her Yorkshire roots

Yorkshire Day gives Tykes a chance to celebrate their regional roots - without feeling trapped by them

Martin Thompson, of Armitage Sykes, considers green issues

Martin Thompson of Armitage Sykes
Developers may no longer have such a hard time defending applications to build on "village greens"

Mark Weeks, of Wilby Ltd, highlights safety rules for the self-employed

Mark Weeks
The Health and Safety Executive is proposing to exempt self-employed people from some safety laws
Paul Holland of Kluber Lubrication, Pennine Business Park in Bradley

Business Profile: Paul Holland of Klüber Lubrication GB

A professional engineeer is boosting business for Huddersfield as managing director of a specility lubricants firm in the town

Chadwick Lawrence solicitor Daniel Krigers examines another aspect of employment law

Daniel J Krigers, employment law solicitor, Chadwick Lawrence
Daniel Krigers, of Chadwick Lawrence, looks at the rights to time off for mothers-to-be

Business Profile: Maureen Connor of Maureen Connor Therapies

Maureen Connor helps people as an advocate for the disadvantaged and with her reflexology, aromatherapy and hypnotherapy business

Commercial Property

Tony Shaw (left), of Henry Boot Construction, presents the SME Award too Craig Sewell, of The Cubicle Centre at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2014

The Cubicle Centre and Green Building Store prove worthy winners

Two Kirklees businesses were among the winners in the Construction Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards

Taylor Wimpey site manager wins another Pride in the Job Award

Simon Longley, of Fenay Bridge, wins regional NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award.
Simon pictured at the Stirling Wood housing development, Lindley Moor.
Simon Longley is flying the flag afer securing his sixth Pride in the Job Award from the National House Building Council

RICS highlights fears over commercial property

Simon Rubinsohn, RICS chief economist
The sale of commercial property to turn into housing is causing concern among chartered surveyors

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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Huddersfield Town correspondent
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Huddersfield Giants correspondent
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Crime correspondent
Nick Lavigueur
Health Correspondent
Joanne Douglas
Local Government Correspondent
Linda Whitwam
Education Correspondent
Henryk Zientek
Business Correspondent
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Features Editor
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Mirfield Correspondent