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West Yorkshire driver comes third in FTA Van Excellence Driver of the Year

Kriss Asenov of Keighley, is celebrating after achieving third place in the Van Excellence Driver of the Year 2018 contest, following a rigorous assessment day at the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK, sponsor of the nationwide competition.  Kriss also secured first place in the manoeuvring test. Mark Cartwright, head of

Two West Yorkshire van drivers nationally recognised as industry stars

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the largest membership body in the UK logistics sector, has announced two West Yorkshire van drivers - Garry Walker of Wakefield and Kriss Asenov of Keighley - have been selected as finalists in the Van Excellence Driver of the Year contest. Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd,

Kirklees announced as “careers hub” to help transform careers education

Kirklees is to become one of 20 ‘Careers Hubs’ around England to help transform careers education for young people. Led by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP), the Kirklees Hub, will be made up of 35 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals

Gin festivals cancelled as organiser placed into administration

Insolvency practitioners from Begbies Traynor were appointed as administrators to Gin Festival Limited, which was trading as, a business based in Keighley, which organises and manages a series of craft gin festivals around the UK. Despite Begbies Traynor marketing the company in the build up to the appointment, with the

England Worthside invests in business communications

A supplier of drinks dispensing equipment is supporting its growth with investment in its business telecommunications. England Worthside Ltd, based in Keighley, was originally best known as a manufacturer of traditional hand pull beer pumps and associated drinks dispense equipment. Employing more than 60 people, England Worthside now supplies new, repaired and

New management breathing new life into Aire Valley Business Centre

Keighley’s Aire Valley Business Centre is under new management by Manchester-based MCR Property Group. The company has added the former Peter Black building to its national property portfolio and is now actively managing the historic site. Aire Valley Business Centre, situated on Lawkholme Lane, is home to more than 30 local businesses

NatWest Keighley celebrates 150th anniversary

Branch staff and local dignitaries have celebrated the 150th anniversary of the NatWest in Keighley. The Mayor of Keighley Councillor Mohammad Nazam attended a celebration event at the branch on North Street, to mark the occasion with branch staff who are currently based there was well as those who have worked

New employees for Keighley VW camper van parts company Kiravans

Keighley-based online VW camper van parts retailer Kiravans has announced two new employees as the company looks to expand its range of products. Samantha Ettenfield joins the business as a purchasing controller, and Skye Taylor as an e-commerce customer services apprentice. Thirty-two-year-old Samantha lives in a Steeton and will ensure that stock

Yorkshire businessman cleans up with George Formby-inspired anti-litter film

Thomas Black, a well-known West Yorkshire businessmen, has made a George Formby-inspired anti-litter film, following the astonishing success of his first anti-litter campaigning film three years ago. Mr Black, the former joint chairman of the Keighley-based Peter Black Holdings, a major supplier of a wide range of products and services to