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New ultra-fast internet scheme open to West Yorkshire businesses

A new £2 million Gigabit Voucher Scheme is being launched to help businesses to invest in their digital infrastructure. Yorkshire is one of six locations chosen to pilot the UK Government funded scheme which offers SMEs in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York Council areas vouchers worth up to £3,000

Citivale Partners with Investcorp to develop £40m portfolio

Yorkshire-based property investment and asset management company, Citivale, has partnered with US property investor Investcorp to manage and develop a multi-million pound property portfolio. Investcorp, which is seeking to expand its real estate activities beyond the US, has just acquired seven industrial properties across the UK, including two in Yorkshire, for

Walker Singleton’s own Halifax heritage to become part of The Piece Hall’s future

Calderdale chartered surveyors, Walker Singleton, are the latest business to show its support for the recently restored Piece Hall in Halifax by becoming a corporate member. Alongside this, the company – which was founded in Sowerby Bridge in 1889 is donating to The Piece Hall Trust an original handbill from 1826,

Smith Brothers powers up the UK’s biggest battery

Power engineering specialist Smith Brothers has contributed its high voltage expertise to powering up the UK’s largest standalone battery storage site. Acting as the Independent Connections Provider (ICP) for the 15MW Lockleaze Fast Frequency Response (FFR) facility in Bristol, the Elland-based firm was enlisted by contractor Metka-EGN to carry out the

Vantage conquers Yorkshire’s Three Peaks for the Prince’s Trust

Knaresborough-based Vantage Motor Group has raised £10,000 for The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity which has helped 825,000 people into work education or training, by conquering the demanding Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge. Vantage founder and managing director Mark Robinson led a team of seven employees on the expedition

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

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