HUDDERSFIELD has a proud tradition of enterprise.
The town's fortunes were built on the wool textile industry, engineering and chemicals.
And those three manufacturing sectors remain vital components of the local economy today.
The phrase "Made in Huddersfield" became a solid sign of quality and reliability.
Over the decades, Huddersfield has produced tractors and tank gears, electric motors, pumps, valves and turbochargers, fine worsted cloth, dyes and inks.
The town's reputation for enterprise is undimmed today - and not just in manufacturing.
A wide range of successful and growing businesses include nursery products firm Mamas and Papas, which has developed a major office and distribution base at Colne Bridge.
Grange Moor-based women's wear firm Bon Marché has grown to become a leading name on the high street.
Design company Attik keeps its headquarters in Fitzwilliam Street, although it has branches in New York, San Francisco and Sydney.
Businessman Lawrence Batley based his cash- and-carry empire in the town - and gave many thousands of pounds to local sport and the arts.
The Media Centre is home to entrepreneurs in the creative industries, making their mark in areas such as website development, design and marketing, film and video production.
Huddersfield Business Generator, backed by the town's university, is providing support to allow recent graduates to set up their own firms, making sure their talents are not lost to the locality.
The Textile Centre of Excellence provides valuable backing for one of the town's oldest industries while fostering fashion and design skills.
And there are also countless everyday examples of enterprise at work across the town - from people running local shops to the directors of major companies.