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Yorkshire apprentice scoops national award and urges other to follow same route

A Yorkshire hairdressing apprentice has been named one of the best in the country at a national awards ceremony. Charlotte Blowers, an apprentice at Salon Exceed in Clayton Heights in Bradford won the  I-Can Qualifications Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards. The 19-year-old, from Halifax, collected her award at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor

Written on 6th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Fundraisers blaze a trail for Candlelighters

Business development manager Mark Stidwill arrives from PGG Wrightson Seeds, bringing a wealth of turf and business development expertise to the group. Mark will be based out of STRI’s Brisbane office, but will be working across the business operations in Asia-Pacific. STRI continues its investment in the well-known SportsTurf business, now part of the STRI Group, through the recent addition

Written on 3rd March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Young West Yorkshire accountant highly praised at regional awards ceremony

Samantha Riley, a young accountant at prominent Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle, was placed second at the Young Accountant of the Year Awards 2017 on Friday 24 February. During a formal interview which took place prior to the ceremony, a panel of three judges praised Samantha on her drive, honesty, and great presentation and team skills. The event, held in

Written on 2nd March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Retailer Iceland has appointed Yorkshire law firm Gordons

Major British food retailer Iceland has appointed Yorkshire law firm Gordons to handle all future store acquisitions. The appointment is for a three-year period and applies to all new stores in England and Wales. Iceland’s ambitious expansion programme will see it open up to 25 new The Food Warehouse stores across the UK in 2017. Launched in 2014 and targeted

Written on 1st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Employ an intern this summer

Local businesses can recruit an enthusiastic undergraduate student between the end of May and September 2017 in a cost effective way. Funding available for SME’s Payroll and contract administrated by the University SME (less than 250 employees) 50% funded for 6 weeks (cost to you = £825) For large organisations the cost of a 6 week placement is £1650 The

Written on 1st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors shortlisted in Skipton Business Awards 2017.

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors are delighted to have been shortlisted for Best Financial and Professional Business in the forthcoming Skipton Business Awards 2017. Keighley, Skipton, Bradford and Bingley based law firm AWB Charlesworth LLP have expanded their practice in the last year to over sixty staff serving business and private clients across four offices.  The Firm continues to build on the

Written on 1st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Free events help business prepare for apprentice reforms

Employers from across the region attended a free information session organised by the Bradford College Group to ensure they are ready for the major reforms to apprenticeships that come into effect from April this year. The breakfast briefing, at City Training Services’ offices on Chapel Street, Bradford, was the first of three such advice sessions being put on by the

Written on 1st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Legal apprenticeship scheme celebrates first graduate

YORKSHIRE law firm Gordons’ ground-breaking legal apprenticeship scheme is celebrating its first graduate following 23-year-old Bryony Russell’s qualification as a chartered legal executive employment lawyer. The milestone occasion marks just over five years since Gordons launched its innovative legal apprenticeship programme. It was the first of its kind in the legal sector when it was introduced as Gordons apprentices train

Written on 1st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Competition hots up for budding chefs

Catering and Hospitality students from Bradford College are heading to Jersey  to take part in a hotly contested culinary competition. A team of trainee chefs from the college are going up against students from Westminster Kingsway College in London and Highlands College in Jersey. Each college will cook a three-course lunch or dinner that will be judged by four top

Written on 27th February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Exciting future on the cards for Hallmark and Bradford College

Bradford College and leading greetings card publisher, Hallmark, have teamed up. The two organisations have agreed a partnership that has seen Hallmark set up a creative studio called the ‘Greenhouse’ within the college and run workshops for students helping to develop their knowledge and design skills through working with experienced Hallmark designers. The agreement, which is initially for two years,

Written on 24th February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News