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School’s hall project quarter-of-a-million pounds nearer, thanks to Leo Group

A Calderdale school’s ambitious plans for a new sixth form and community centre are more than quarter-of-a-million pounds closer thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a local firm.  Boothtown-based environmental company, The Leo Group, has raised a staggering £265,000 in under one week for the Ravenscliffe Spring Hall project, via a

Major acquisition announced by West Yorkshire print management company

Elland-based family business, ABS UK Ltd, has acquired the North Wales-based Sapphire Business Systems, as part of a planned UK expansion programme. As part of a continuous growth strategy, the acquisition opens up new possibilities for the Elland-based company, giving it an enhanced presence in both North Wales and North West England

GRAHAM Construction sparks a Eureka! moment for children’s museum

GRAHAM Construction has started work on the installation of Spark Gallery, a new exhibition space at Eureka! the National Children’s Museum in Halifax, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As a gift to Eureka!, the contractor has donated more than £10,000 worth of materials and labour to the space

Technology investment for caravan electricals manufacturer

A company that manufactures electrical systems for caravans and motorhomes has supported its expansion with an investment in communications technology. BCA Group, based in Elland, West Yorkshire, employs around 150 people across its operations in the Calder valley. Having recently moved into a new, 30,000 sq ft warehouse earlier this year, BCA

Senior appointment for high voltage power engineers

Yorkshire-headquartered power engineering firm Smith Brothers has appointed Danielle Tile as head of business development. She joins from national electrical design consultancy British Power International.  Based in Essex, Danielle will strengthen the team's presence in the South of England, whilst investigating new market opportunities throughout the UK. Although many opportunities are

Ideal Carehomes welcomes new managing director

Ideal Carehomes, which operates Lydgate Lodge in Batley, has appointed a new managing director.   Paul Farmer is joining the company to support its 15 homes in continuing to improve service provision to current and future residents, focussing on promoting person-centred care and offering aspirational lifestyle choices.  Paul was previously managing director at St Philip’s

Halifax Solicitor to retire

One of Calderdale’s most experienced probate solicitors, Gillian Leonard, has announced her retirement after more than three decades in the legal profession. Gillian, pictured, began her legal career in 1981 as an articled clerk - as trainee solicitors were known at the time - and qualified in 1983. After a long

GRAHAM delivers new £9m education facilities for Calderdale College

Calderdale College, Halifax, one of the largest providers of further education courses and apprenticeships in West Yorkshire, has officially unveiled £9m of new facilities, completed by GRAHAM Construction.  Specialists in delivering education facilities GRAHAM undertook the refurbishment of three floors of the college’s Percival Whitley Centre, to create a state-of-the-art learning

Yorkshire PR agency hired by celebrates a duo of financial Calderdale clients

A Yorkshire-based PR firm has announced two-new client wins from Calderdale. The contracts will see Leeds-based PR firm MacComms working with businesses in card payment solutions and financial advisory services. The companies who have appointed MacComms, are Brighouse-based Yorkshire Payments and Halifax-based Investing For Tomorrow. Maintaining an impressive history of fast expansion since forming