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Ploughcroft acquired by Avonside Group

Pictured are Keith Kershaw, Avonside acquisition director, left, and Chris Hopkins    One of the largest roofing companies in Britain, Avonside Group Services Limited, is today announcing its acquisition of Yorkshire-based eco-roofing specialist, Ploughcroft, in a deal that will see the creation of 25 jobs in the region over the next two

New contracts create recipe for success for Yorkshire catering manufacturer

A commercial catering equipment firm in Pudsey has invested in new machinery and vehicles, with the support of a funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Hopkins Catering Equipment makes kitchen equipment for restaurants and catering businesses, and recently secured a national contract to supply the refurbishment of 14 Harry Ramsden’s

Ploughcroft Eco-Roofing launches teen apprentice recruitment drive

Brighouse-based energy efficiency specialist, Ploughcroft Eco-Roof, is further underlining its commitment towards grass roots construction skills in the region, as it launches a drive to recruit ten new apprentices for 2015. The announcement follows a record-breaking year for Ploughcroft that has seen the company grow by more than 50% in the

Mayor of Calderdale stages eco-home open day in Sowerby

Eco-roof specialist, Ploughcroft, invited home owners and businesses across the region to the opening of two newly renovated heritage Eco-Homes in Sowerby Bridge, for the opportunity to learn about the latest in energy efficient home improvements. Energy efficiency ratings for both houses - which were extensively renovated and insulated by Ploughcroft

Green Deal home improvement funds run out in record time

Brighouse-based energy efficiency specialist, Ploughcroft, is warning homeowners to be on the front foot if they are to benefit from the next round of cash from the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The warning comes after news that the latest £24m in funding, which was launched on December 10, sold out

Construction and manufacturing industries should look to apprenticeships to tackle skills-gap

Construction and manufacturing industries should look to apprenticeships to tackle skills-gap, says Ploughcroft boss Chris Hopkins (pictured).   He added: "Students across the region are this month celebrating as record A-Level pass rates are announced – especially in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects which have seen an increase in pass

UK’s first eco-roof apprenticeship launched by innovative Brighouse firm

Brighouse-based energy efficiency specialist, Ploughcroft, has announced the launch of the UK’s first Eco-Roof apprenticeship scheme. Launched to coincide with A-Level results coming out, the innovative firm has designed the pioneering scheme to provide apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the fast-growing energy efficiency industry. As part of