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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

Chadwick Lawrence partner awarded MBA

Sarah Crowther, head of family law and probate at Chadwick Lawrence, studied part-time to gain an MBA at Huddersfield University

Syngenta backs apprenticeships

A leading Huddersfield manufacturer is urging school leavers to take the apprenticeship route into a career
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

Business Profile: Chris Buckley, of The Alternative Board

A former recruitment company boss is now helping directors and business owners find answers to the challenges they face

Business Profile: Pete Evans of Altum V Ltd

Netherton man Pete Evans on why "selling" need not be a dirty word

Business Profile: Christina Longden, of the Lorna Young Foundation

Christine Longden of Dark Woods Coffee on West Slaithwaite Road in Slaithwaite
A Netherton woman is helping some of the poorest food producers in the world build up their businesses

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

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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