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Five Star property professionals build on careers with exam success

Five property professionals who all work for Dacre, Son & Hartley have completed one of the most prestigious qualifications to become accredited by the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP). Saltaire’s branch manager James Roper, Ripon and Thirsk’s branch manager Andrew Skelton, Knaresborough’s sales negotiator Joe Blackey, Wetherby’s senior sales negotiator

Manufacturing firm Canvasman set for expansion

Bespoke boat cover and outdoor canopy manufacturer, Canvasman, has moved into new premises after receiving financing worth over £600,000 from NatWest.   The new headquarters, based in Baildon, West Yorkshire are better suited to meet consumer demand and will enable the business to increase production. The company is also hiring new

Damart appoint pensions firm

The Trustees of the Damartex UK Limited Pension Scheme (trading name, has appointed Mitchell Consulting Actuaries Limited to provide actuarial and investment consulting advice for the company’s pension scheme. With a UK head office based in Bingley, and logistics and distribution centre in Steeton, Damartex are a French owned clothing

Trio celebrate 25 years at Dacres

Pictured are Cath Bradbury from Dacres, Bingley; Patrick McCutcheon, Frances Slocombe both from Dacres, Baildon; and Gail Shepherd from Dacres, Knaresborough   Three of Dacre Son & Hartley’s much-valued staff are celebrating 25 years with the leading estate agency firm this month. Gail Shepherd, Frances Slocombe and Cath Bradbury all started working for

Bingley firm backs Bosom Friends fundraiser

Yorkshire-based fashion retailer Damart is helping several local women by providing outfits for an upcoming charity fashion show. The fashion show has been organised to raise funds for Bosom Friends, a Bradford-based breast cancer support group, and all of the models in the show have been affected by breast cancer. The organisation

Bingley footballers aim high after netting sponsorship deal

A West Yorkshire environmental company has extended its programme of community support by backing a town’s football team in its bid to reach new heights. Leo Group, the recycling specialists which owns Omega Proteins in Thornton, Bradford, has renewed its sponsorship deal with Bingley Town FC. The club, which recently merged with

STRI gears up to welcome sportsturf industry

STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) is preparing to welcome professionals from the sports turf industry for its fourth annual research event. STRI Research 2014 takes place at STRI’s head office and research facility in Bingley, and offers unique insight into the world of sportsturf management.  The free event brings together greenkeepers,

STRI tees off the 2015 golf environment awards with two new sponsors

Sports turf consultancy STRI has announced that the 2015 STRI Golf Environment Awards (GEA) are now open for entry. The prestigious awards, which reward both individuals and golf courses for their commitment to environmentally sustainable projects, are managed and administered by STRI, based in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Criteria for the judging process

Bespoke jewellery designer reaches final to find UK’s best small business

A West Yorkshire-based hand-made jewellery designer has been named as a finalist in the search to find the UK’s best small business. Iain Henderson Designs, based in Bingley, was named best micro-business in the region, beating off stiff competition to become overall best small business for the North East and Yorkshire