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Thousands of engineers and new recruits benefit from Openreach’s Bradford training centre

An Openreach training centre in Bradford is celebrating a successful first year with news that more than 5,500 engineers and new recruits have been trained at the facility since its official launch in March last year. More than 100 trainee engineers have already been recruited in the past year from across

Bradford garden centre partners with TV gardener for third year

A Bradford Garden Centre is continuing its collaboration with a Yorkshire gardener and TV presenter.  Tong Garden Centre has partnered with Leeds based garden designer and ITV's Love Your Garden presenter, Katie Rushworth, for a third consecutive year.  Of the renewed collaboration, Tong Garden Centre's marketing manager, Jo Dales said: "We're thrilled

Extended product range heralds ambitious plans for chemical company

A west Yorkshire speciality chemical company has continued its strategy to diversify into additional markets with the introduction of two new product ranges. Airedale Chemical, based in Cross Hills, has carried out extensive research into which products would add most value to existing customers and open up new markets. It is

Expect Distribution expands into refurbished Legal and General warehouse

Expect Distribution, the Bradford based logistics, haulage and distribution business, has expanded its operations by taking a 193,000 sq ft warehouse on the Euroway Trading Estate in Bradford. The unit has been comprehensively refurbished by owner, Legal and General. Rob Oliver of Avison Young, marketing agent for Legal and General, said: "We

Extended initiative aims to create 6,000 student manufacturing experiences in Bradford

An initiative which educates young people about career opportunities in the manufacturing sector is doubling its targets for 2019. Bradford Manufacturing Weeks, which celebrated a highly successful inaugural campaign in 2018 after creating 3,000 manufacturing work experiences during one week for young people in the district, has announced it is extending

IoD appoints diversity and inclusion ambassador

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Sharon Jandu as its first Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador in West Yorkshire. Sharon is managing director of Bradford-based Global Enterprise Links and specialises in international trade and development, business planning, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing. She is a key player in the Yorkshire Asian Business Association

Yorkshire Water invests £1.1m in staff safety

Yorkshire Water has placed a £1.1m order for Blackline Safety (TSXV: BLN) connected safety products and services, through Blackline Safety Europe’s distribution partner, Breathe Safety. Yorkshire Water is the latest company to protect its workface from the risk of environmental gas exposure to flammable, toxic and asphyxiating gases while delivering water

JCT600 continues to drive gender balance as International Women’s Day is celebrated

Family motor retailer JCT600, which is committed to driving a change in the gender balance in the automotive industry, is celebrating International Women’s Day today, by talking to five women from five different parts of the business about their views of what it is like being a woman in what

St George’s Hall in Bradford re-opens after transformational renovation

The first acts appeared on stage at Bradford’s Grade II listed St George’s Hall this weekend as it re-opened following a major refurbishment, which has been made possible by funding from Bradford Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.   The extensive refurbishment of this much loved building has included a wide-range of work

Century-old Yorkshire military uniform manufacturer secures future through 3D printing

A Yorkshire military uniform manufacturer with a 100-year heritage has embraced advanced technologies to repair parts of its legacy equipment to secure the longevity of its machinery and the future of the business. Wyedean is a Haworth-based manufacturer of military uniform regalia and accessories that has been supplying a vast range