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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

UKAR prove a real asset to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Pictured is Kerry Garner, regional fundraising manager for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, receiving a cheque of more than £11,000 from Julie Marsden of Computershare Loan and Nerys Hird of UKAR   Yorkshire Air Ambulance is flying high after the fund-raising feats of financial organization UK Asset Resolution (UKAR). UKAR is the holding company established

Kiravans of Keighley appointed Northern England distributor of Superva plywood

Keighley-based online VW camper van parts retailer Kiravans has been appointed a Northern England distributor of Superva plywood. The lightweight wood sheets are a favourite of the camper van conversion industry as well as those adapting vehicles for themselves. The Superva range is imported from Germany by Premier Forest Products, which has

Don’t let points-based penalty debate stop you meeting October tax deadline, warns small business specialist

Small businesses across Yorkshire are being urged not to miss the October tax return deadline as plans for a new points-based penalty system are debated.  Dave Forrester, who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Keighley, said: “Business owners who miss the October 31 deadline for filing paper self-assessment tax returns, will face a

HomeServe West Yorkshire backs national Gas Safety Week

A Keighley-based heating firm is encouraging homeowners across West Yorkshire to give their gas appliances an annual safety check this week in support of a national awareness campaign.  HomeServe West Yorkshire is backing the sixth annual Gas Safety Week (19-25 September 2016) by urging local residents to ensure a Gas Safe

Kiravans now offering customer collections from its Yorkshire HQ

Online VW camper van parts retailer Kiravans is now offering customers the opportunity to collect their orders directly from its base in Keighley, West Yorkshire. The move comes following demand from customers and with Keighley being convenient for both North and West Yorkshire, as well as Lancashire, it’s already proving popular. Customers

AKA PR employee receives Foundation PR award

Aire Valley PR employee, Davina Consoli, has been awarded a merit in the Chartered Institute Of Public Relations' (CIPR) Foundation Award in public relations.  Oakworth-based Davina, who originally started at AKA PR as an apprentice in September 2014, began the six week online course in January 2016 and sat a three