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Business fundraiser lunch raises £32,050 for local children’s charities

Business people across Kirklees and Calderdale have together raised an incredible £32,050 through a Christmas lunch in aid of local children’s charities – a record breaking amount which smashed the initial target by 40 per cent. The third annual Kirklees & Calderdale Annual Christmas Lunch (KACCL) took place at the Cedar

The doors open to the new Piece Hall restaurant

The Piece Hall officially opened the doors to its new and much anticipated new restaurant The Trading Rooms yesterday with an evening reception. The Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Marcus Thompson, unveiled a plaque officially opening the venue which was named ‘The Trading Rooms’ by Halifax resident Kate Marns following an open

Deal done to bring over 100 new homes to Calderdale

The UK’s only dedicated partnership homebuilder, Keepmoat Homes, has exchanged contracts for Clough Lane, Rastrick, marking its first ever development site in Calderdale. A planning application is expected to be submitted later this year, with the development anticipated to include a range from two and three bedroom homes for first time

Smith Brothers powers to the rescue of new community hub

Yorkshire power contractor Smith Brothers has salvaged a local not-for-profit project, after providing charitable domestic supply work for the new Bradley Park community centre. The Elland-based contractor was approached by Friends of Bradley Park to help with the activation of a brand-new community hub, after the relationship with the incumbent provider

Waste firm manager guest of honour at community football club’s presentation evening

The manager of a waste management company - which helped transform a Calderdale community football club’s facilities – has been honoured at its annual presentation evening. Mike Robinson, Group Marketing Manager for Associated Waste Management Ltd, was invited by Beacon Rangers FC to present the awards at the club’s annual junior

New cloud partnership for Servers Plus and Vapour

Castleford-headquartered Target Components Ltd has announced a new partnership with fellow Yorkshire brand Vapour Cloud, as the company gears up for further growth. For over 20 years, the £30m turnover business – that is a Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu and Lenovo partner – has supplied hardware and software to resellers throughout

Energy firm’s “grandad” gives something back following decade long service award

The longest-serving member of staff at Kinect Energy Group in Elland is helping give something back to the community after being rewarded time-off to pursue voluntary work for his dedication to the business. Peter Hopla, who is affectionately nicknamed ‘Grandad’ by his colleagues, received the opportunity to work for a charity

Calderdale couple mark double legal milestone

Husband and wife lawyers Tim and Penny Manock are celebrating a double milestone this month by each marking three decades as qualified solicitors. The couple, who work at Wilkinson Woodward solicitors in Calderdale, were both admitted to the roll of solicitors 30 years ago on 1 October 1988. Tim and Penny met

New chairman for local Manufacturing Alliance

The Calderdale and Kirklees Manufacturing Alliance (CKMA) has welcomed Martin Booth as its new chairman. Aiming to inspire and inform its members through factory visits and regular meetings, the CKMA also acts as a facilitator to integrate businesses into the local supply chain. As the managing director of world-renowned industrial fan manufacturer,

Smith Brothers extends design offering with appointment of specialist team

Elland-headquartered high-voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has acquired a new Sheffield office and appointed a specialist design team, to bolster its extensive remit of electrical engineering services. Bringing over 90 years’ combined industry experience to the firm – acquired through senior roles within Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) as well as construction,

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