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Northern Max returns to Bradford to support growth potential

Named as the best city in the UK to start a business in 2017* and with ambitions to build on its industry and sector strengths to drive innovation, increase productivity and create wealth, Bradford has a lot to shout about, not least the support it offers to young companies. Following the

New board member right formula for chemical company

Airedale Chemical has announced a new appointment to its board of directors as the specialist chemical company enters a new and important year for the family-owned business. Dan Marr takes on the role of commercial director after seven years at Airedale Chemical and will oversee the technical, compliance and marketing departments

Wool Market for patron saint of wool-combers festival

A Wool Market is being held at Bradford Industrial Museum to celebrate the patron saint of wool-combers, Bishop Blaise and the history of wool in Bradford. The event, which takes place at the Bradford Council-run museum on the feast day of St Blaise, Sunday, February 3, will have stalls selling woollen

JCT600 recruits another 40 apprentices during 2018

Family automotive retailer JCT600 is celebrating having welcomed another 40 apprentices this year – 12 more than planned. Since launching its carefully tailored training scheme for young people five years ago, the £1.25 billion turnover Yorkshire-based business has attracted and retained 100 apprentices in a variety of roles. With its headquarters in

Bradford district sparkled this December

Christmas was well and truly brought to life across the Bradford district this month with live theatre performances, carol services and farmers markets. Sparkling Bradford, a campaign which incorporates all of the season’s experiences, has seen hundreds of people gather at numerous events over the winter season to enjoy everything the

Manufacturer celebrates year of giving

Fourteen causes and organisations have been supported by a Cross Hills manufacturing firm this year as part of its ongoing commitments to the local community and its industry. With sectors spanning from education and community to sport and staff, Airedale Chemical has raised funds for charity, donated defibrillators and inspired younger

Train company helps customers travelling this Christmas

Grand Central has introduced a handy new "traffic light" indicator to help customers plan ahead and make travelling this Christmas easier. The train company, which operates West Riding and North East routes direct to London, is expecting an extra busy period as passengers reunite with friends and family over the festive

Jack Tordoff of JCT600 honoured with an OBE

Jack Tordoff, founder and chairman of Yorkshire-based motor retailer JCT600, has been presented with an OBE by Ed Anderson, HM Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, in recognition of his “services to business and the community in West Yorkshire”. Jack, 83, is one of the region’s most respected businessmen having built JCT600 from

Bradford garden centre secures planning permission for next growth phase

Staff and management at a Bradford garden centre are celebrating after securing planning permission for the next stage of their ambitious growth plans.  Bradford Council's Regulatory and Appeals Committee unanimously voted to approve Tong Garden Centre's £4m plans that include a new two storey building, a new plant canopy, a bespoke