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NatWest Keighley celebrates 150th anniversary

Branch staff and local dignitaries have celebrated the 150th anniversary of the NatWest in Keighley. The Mayor of Keighley Councillor Mohammad Nazam attended a celebration event at the branch on North Street, to mark the occasion with branch staff who are currently based there was well as those who have worked

New employees for Keighley VW camper van parts company Kiravans

Keighley-based online VW camper van parts retailer Kiravans has announced two new employees as the company looks to expand its range of products. Samantha Ettenfield joins the business as a purchasing controller, and Skye Taylor as an e-commerce customer services apprentice. Thirty-two-year-old Samantha lives in a Steeton and will ensure that stock

Yorkshire businessman cleans up with George Formby-inspired anti-litter film

Thomas Black, a well-known West Yorkshire businessmen, has made a George Formby-inspired anti-litter film, following the astonishing success of his first anti-litter campaigning film three years ago. Mr Black, the former joint chairman of the Keighley-based Peter Black Holdings, a major supplier of a wide range of products and services to

New appointment strengthens DMP team

Print and direct mail specialist, DMP, has welcomed marketing executive, Linda Furniss, to the Keighley-based team.  Linda comes from a marketing career in the financial services sector and a long background in tourism promotion in the Lake District, where she worked for almost 20 years.   Already bringing fresh ideas for promoting the

The Bigger Boat is “business of the month”

A digital marketing agency based in Mirfield has been awarded Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. The Bigger Boat was founded in 2010 by Doug Main, Lee Boothroyd and Andy McCaul who had all previously worked together in another agency. The agency outgrew its original office in Brighouse and moved

Customer services manager brings touch of the Caribbean to Kiravans

A touch of the Caribbean has arrived at Keighley-based online VW camper van parts retailer Kiravans with the appointment of a customer services manager who was born in Trinidad & Tobago. Rommel Rosemin, pictured, left the twin island country with his family when he was 11 to move to London. After

Keighley College sews up skills gap with new textile academy

New funding secured in Keighley will soon give a much-needed boost to the local textile industry. A £30,000 investment from the Textile Growth Fund is enabling a new textile academy to launch at Keighley College in January. The college has worked with local employers to secure the funding that will provide

Yorkshire firm stitches life into forgotten fabrics

An emerging Yorkshire design-firm is to give a new lease of life to a collection of long forgotten fabrics donated by a millworker’s daughter. The Stitch Society, a design company specialising in creating beautiful, high quality, aprons for artisans, was contacted by Lynne Lilley, whose father worked as a weaving overlooker in

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