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Proudmax celebrates business success through Investment in People

Yorkshire aerospace engineering specialist Produmax has won a new national award which recognises how its staff and management have worked together and developed their skills to grow the business. The Sharing in Growth Ikigai trophy was handed over in front of Produmax’s 70-strong Baildon workforce as well as customers, local councillors,

Accord appoints Jeremy Duncombe as director of intermediaries

Bradford based Accord Mortgages, which is part of Yorkshire Building Society, has appointed Jeremy Duncombe as its director of intermediary distribution. Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, and most recently held the position of director, Legal & General Mortgage Club. Jeremy will join Accord on Monday, 19

Redfern begins coordinating travel for major NHS partner

Community Health Partnerships (CHP), owned by the Department for Health, has chosen Redfern to manage the travelling needs of employees. CHP works with its partners to transform the NHS estate, providing professional strategic estate advice, investment and property service management. Bradford-based Redfern was chosen as it provides a similar service to CHP’s

Suit Direct and Berries Bagels & Shakes open in Kirkgate Shopping

Kirkgate Shopping has welcomed the national formalwear brand, Suit Direct, and Bradford’s renowned Berries Bagels & Shakes to the centre. Based on Westgate Mall, Suit Direct Clearance Outlet sells quality men’s clothing from brands such as Racing Green, Tom English, Gibson, Red Herring and Ben Sherman at affordable prices. David Basterfield, retail

Tong Garden Centre launches staff reward and recognition scheme

The management team at Tong Garden Centre has launched a new reward scheme that recognises employees who go the extra mile to deliver exceptional results.  The scheme rewards employees who have gone the extra mile and the monthly prizes include a pin badge and High Street gift vouchers. In addition, two

New business growth enabler appointed by NatWest

NatWest has appointed Nathan Johnson as the new Business Growth Enabler covering West Yorkshire including Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford. In his new role Nathan will work with the local business community, connecting new and existing customers with relevant internal and external services to help them meet their business growth needs. He will

Judging panel unveiled for Great Exhibition of the North photography competition

Celebrated photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and Michael Terwey, head of Collections and Exhibitions at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, have been unveiled as the judges for the Great Exhibition of the North photography competition - Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen is best known for her iconic ‘Byker’ series, which documented the

“Lights, camera, action! Hollywood Bowl Bradford completes £350,000 refurbishment

The Hollywood Bowl at The Leisure Exchange, Bradford, has undergone an impressive £350,000 refurbishment. The redesigned "new generation" centre includes a brand-new Hollywood Diner, where customers are able to choose from a menu of American classics such as gourmet burgers and hotdogs, and freshly made shakes served in retro milk bottles. The

Bradford logistics firm announces £21m turnover for 2017

Bradford based Sabre Ocean Solutions has strengthened its position in the worldwide logistics market and reported a turnover of £21m for the financial year ending 31 October 2017. The figures, which were announced as the firm completed its seventh year of trading, represent a 61% increase on the previous year’s turnover

Finance Yorkshire exit as Retina Holdings sold

Finance Yorkshire has realised its investment in Silsden-based Retra Holdings after the cosmetics business was acquired by AIM-listed Warpaint. The sale represents an exit for Finance Yorkshire’s Equity Linked Fund which invested £1.4 million in Retra after the business was acquired more than ten years ago by managing director Kai Arter