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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,

Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors and PwC give their support to The Piece Hall Trust

Yorkshire legal firm Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors and leading professional services firm PwC have become corporate members of The Piece Hall Trust. As the charity that runs The Piece Hall begins its second year at the helm, the Trust’s corporate membership scheme is now five-strong, with businesses of all scales and sectors

Leeds based Force24 appointed to supercharge growth of Vapour Cloud

Elland-headquartered Vapour Cloud has enlisted the support of marketing automation platform Force24, as the tech firm ploughs on with its next chapter of growth. Vapour recently hit the headlines when the board announced a £10m pot to fund at least two acquisitions before the end of 2018. But with plans to

High-voltage specialist Smith Brothers secures contract with CHP giant

Elland-based high-voltage power contractor Smith Brothers has secured an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) contract with sustainable energy specialist P3P Partners, marking the electrical engineering firm’s first foray into the fast-growing combined heat and power (CHP) market. A leading provider of CHP services, P3P develops energy-efficient centres across the UK and has

Calderdale lawyer bids farewell after thirty-eight years

One of Calderdale’s most experienced legal experts is bidding farewell to colleagues after almost four decades of service. Susan Woolford, who has been a familiar face at Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors in Halifax, is retiring after 38 years of service. Susan was born in Sowerby Bridge and attended Sowerby Bridge Grammar School before

Roofing manufacturer expands with new Yorkshire base

A designer and manufacturer of roof trusses, joists and tiles has crossed the Irish Sea to lease a 10,000 sq ft warehouse in West Yorkshire as it expands to meet demand from customers in England. Rafferty Roof Trusses, headquartered in Coleraine, County Londonderry, has secured a modern warehouse unit with office

Costcutter raise over £1,000 to support families with sick children in

Nationwide convenience store operator Costcutter Supermarkets Group has raised over £1,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust to keep families with seriously ill children together in free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation. The Sick Children’s Trust runs ten ‘Homes from Home’ across the country, three of which are located at specialist paediatric hospitals