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Wilkinson Woodward recognised for charitable work

West Yorkshire solicitors Wilkinson Woodward have reached the shortlist in the 2017 Calderdale Community Spirit Awards. In recognition of their ongoing support for local charity The Next Step Trust, the Halifax based law firm has been shortlisted in the Corporate and Community Partnership category. Organised by The Community Foundation for Calderdale, the awards

Homeless initiative sets its sights on the Great North Run

With one year to go The HomeRun Project, an innovative scheme which engages with the local homeless community, has the ultimate aim of training participants to race in the 2018 Great North Run. The project is designed to utilise the benefits of running as a means of boosting the mental health

Yorkshire print management specialist helps school go greener

Elland-based, family business ABS UK Ltd, has implemented a print management solution which enabled Lyndhurst Community Primary School and Children’s Centre to save nearly £4,000 a year and over 340kg of C02. The school had no prior print management software in place, resulting in spiralling costs and an increased environmental impact. After

Batley training provider signs up to help homeless back in to work

A Batley-based training provider has signed up to a charitable programme designed to help people living on the streets of Leeds and Kirklees back in to paid employment. DIP Training is the second business to sign up to the ‘Business’ Building Futures’ programme run by The Howarth Foundation, the charitable arm

Four senior appointments for expanding cloud tech firm

Yorkshire-based Vapour Cloud has strengthened its growing team with the appointment of four senior figures within the business. Laura Nevin has joined the company as account director. Having spent the last five years of her career with business internet provider Metronet, she will now be responsible for the development of Vapour’s

Power specialist Smith Brothers sets its sights on solar

Elland-based high voltage power specialist Smith Brothers has added the energisation of two prominent solar farms to its fast-growing success story.  Having been assigned the design and build contract for Wreay Farm in Carlisle by renewables developer Anesco, the team of electrical engineering experts was also enlisted as the independent connections

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