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Reel help as Chamber International helps Tate send film crew overseas

A NEW film about a celebrated contemporary Lebanese artist has been made by national art gallery, Tate, thanks to support from Yorkshire-based Chamber International. Two freelance filmmakers were sent to Beirut, Lebanon, by Tate, to make a documentary about Marwan Rechmaoui, after obtaining a temporary goods export permit, an ATA Carnet, through overseas trade specialist, Chamber International. Marwan Rechmaoui’s work

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

Girls get a taste for construction

A group of budding builders have been given a taste of the world of work this week (22nd February) at Incommunities’ construction training centre. The youngsters (aged 10 – 16) took part in a special ‘women and girls’ day for the housing group’s female staff and their daughters and young relatives as part of celebrations leading up to International Women’s

Written on 23rd February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Robot delivers productivity boost to manufacturing

Racks Industries, one of the UK’s leading international industrial storage systems companies, has seen productivity levels significantly increase and is planning further international expansion following investment in state-of-the-art robotic welding technology. The £87,000 investment by the family-owned business in the robot, including £17,000 from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s Business Growth Programme, is enabling it to compete with European

Written on 23rd February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Victor Manufacturing announces expansion

Catering equipment and bespoke counter specialist Victor Manufacturing has expanded its site as it continues its growth strategy. The Bradford-based firm has opened a new warehouse – increasing storage capacity, speeding up customer order despatch times and boosting new product development. Andrew Gibson, Sales Director at Victor Manufacturing, said: “The existing buildings had become full, limiting our capacity. The new

Written on 22nd February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Motor Vehicle students revved up by industry donations

Budding car mechanics at Bradford College are seeing their training move up a gear thanks to generous donations from two businesses. A stack of brand new FRAM filters has been given to the college by Sogefi Filtration while a heavy duty new car battery has been received from Platinum International. Philip McLoughlin, the college’s Automotive Programme Area Leader, thanked both

Written on 22nd February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Fartown affordable homes taking shape

Thirteen family-sized houses are taking shape in Sadeh-Lok’s latest affordable homes development. Contractors for the Huddersfield-based housing group – part of the Incommunities Group – are building a mix of two and three bedroom properties for rent at Aquamarine Drive. The site, formerly a disused goods yard, was assembled by Incommunities’ in-house development team and is only a short distance

Written on 21st February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

This weekend’s changes to bus services mean changes to 8,000+ West Yorkshire bus stops

West Yorkshire bus operators are making changes to a significant number of services over the weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February in one of the largest service changes to ever take place. Most of these changes are minor timing alterations to improve punctuality and journey times although some services will be altered. With over 180 – more than

Written on 21st February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Christeyns signs longest ever contract in multi-million pound deal

Following another outstanding year of business, laundry chemicals manufacturer Christeyns recently exchanged contracts with Camplings Linen, a commercial laundry in Great Yarmouth, in a deal worth around £3m. Late last month Camplings Linen launched its new 30,000sq/ft laundry plant on Harfrey’s Industrial Estate in Great Yarmouth.  The new facility, now one of the country’s most sophisticated commercial laundries, will provide

Written on 20th February 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Universal AV Rebrand

One year on under new ownership the Universal Group has made the bold decision to rebrand and align both Universal Live and Universal AV. This will provide the group with uniformity across the companies as they continue to grow and further cement the ties between them.  The new structure strengthens the group propelling them into a new era together. Universal

Written on 17th February 2017Iain. Published in Members News

City Centre law firm expanding into Roundhay

After two years expanding into Wakefield and then Bradford, Leeds city centre law firm, Levi Solicitors LLP, is expanding again, this time into North Leeds. Levi Solicitors are opening a new office in Margaret House, Devonshire Crescent in Roundhay, enabling their north Leeds client base to reach them with ease. Managing Partner, Steven Newdall said, “We have advised a loyal

Written on 16th February 2017Iain. Published in Members News