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Mid Yorkshire Chamber welcomes trio of professionals to its board

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has appointed three inspiring professionals to its board of directors ahead of its planned growth in 2019. Alison Palmer, corporate partner at Eaton Smith, Mark Evans, director of Better Telecoms, and Jan Szczepanski, director of the SFB Group Wakefield office, join the existing team to

Scriba short story winners bag 250 books for schools

Huddersfield public relations agency Scriba PR has presented 250 new books to schools across Yorkshire, as a prize for the five winning entrants to its short story competition for under elevens. Budding storytellers were encouraged to take part in the writing contest, which welcomed tales of up to 250 words from

Pet care company sniffs out great new premises in Huddersfield

Sniffers Pet Care, a specialist Yorkshire pet food wholesaler and distributor, has taken 6,250 sq ft of quality light industrial space at the pioneering £3m Bridge Business Park by the A62 in Huddersfield. Sniffers, who are moving and expanding from the Radcliffe Road Industrial Estate in Huddersfield, are taking Units 5

Adare SEC appoints COO to drive operational efficiency

Tom Prestwich has joined Adare SEC, a "secure and essential communication solutions firm, as chief operating officer (COO). Joining from business services company, Communisis, where he was director of its group change programme and formerly head of transactional operations, Tom specialises in productivity improvements, customer on-boarding, transformational performance and client satisfaction. He

Leeds affordable homes provider extends reach

A Leeds-based housing association is on the verge of opening a new £1.2 million affordable housing project in Huddersfield. Unity Homes and Enterprise will shortly complete nine family homes for affordable rent on a former garage site in the Quarmby area of the town. This is Unity’s second affordable homes development in

GVA secures planning for manufacturer’s Kirklees HQ

GVA has secured full planning permission on behalf of Aflex Hose, for a new 19,202 sq m industrial development on land adjacent to Bradley Business Park, near Huddersfield. Aflex Hose is a hose manufacturer that currently operates from four sites in Calderdale and this development permits the consolidation of its operations into one site in Kirklees. Aflex Hose is committed to employing staff from the

Magic Rock invests in first Innofill Can compact line in UK

Magic Rock Brewing has invested in a Innofill CAN Compact line from KHS, the first line of its type to be installed within the United Kingdom. The facility, an £850,000 investment that has been facilitated with the help of HSBC UK and HSBC Asset Finance, represents Magic Rocks ongoing commitment to

Education start-up invests £200k to improve levels of ‘physical literacy’ among UK schoolchildren

Three Yorkshire entrepreneurs have combined their business expertise and backgrounds in physical education to launch a platform that aims to reduce obesity and improve levels of physical literacy among UK schoolchildren. Shaun Fox, Andrea Springthorpe and Jonny Nolan from Huddersfield have invested more than £200,000 to establish Sporting Age, a digital

Ambitious Yorkshire tech firm expands with six new recruits

Huddersfield-based tech firm, yboo, has recruited six new staff as the company continues its ambitious growth strategy to bring the money saving app to 60m smartphone users in the UK. Loren Birkett, Keely Robinson, Josh Hoyle, Helen Cullinane, Mike Constantinou and Phil Kershaw all join the firm to raise the profile of

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