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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,

Business is moving on up at a West Yorkshire pub – thanks to Mediatheme’s The Entertainer

Trade is booming at a West Yorkshire pub, after its busy landlord installed an all singing all dancing entertainment system. Big Duke’s Barbecue and Grill, at the Three Horses in Keighley, now takes home an extra £1,500 a week in food and drink sales after turning to Mediatheme’s The Entertainer

Donated stairlift makes “the world of difference” for ten-year-old girl

A ten-year-old girl, whose family were told to say their final goodbyes, has returned home from hospital following the "gift of a stairlift". Laila Stanhope, from Basildon, had no history of illness when she told her mum, Charley, she had a headache. “We were driving to her uncle’s in March when she

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 GinFestival.com, 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

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