Kirkgate Shopping hosts Born in Bradford at the centre

10 years since Born in Bradford’s (BiB) very first baby was born the study is setting up shop at Kirkgate Shopping from 18 – 21 April. Launched in 2007, the BiB study involves 13,500 children from across the city and district and has already published new insights into the health of babies and primary school children which have been shared

Written on 18th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

TV gardening expert to unveil new people’s garden at Bradford Garden Centre

Further to the recent announcement of her year- long partnership with Tong Garden Centre, Leeds based garden designer and TV presenter Katie Rushworth will unveil her inspirational people’s garden at the Tong Lane business next month. The ITV Love Your Garden co-presenter will officially open the show garden, brought to life by Katie and Tong’s team of gardening experts, at

Written on 13th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Low Moor rail station

The construction of the new rail station at Low Moor has been completed and entered into service on the 2nd of  April. Northern Rail will operate one train per hour from the station in either direction. Grand Central rail services, with the exception of the 07.52 departure on the West Riding route (between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross stations)

Written on 13th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

Bradford garden centre employee selected as finalist in national award

An employee at one of Yorkshire’s largest garden centres is hoping to triumph in a prestigious national retail competition.  Tong Garden Centre’s lifestyle buyer Zoe Whitehead has reached the final in the Retail Employee of the Year category of The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2017 after being nominated by a supplier to the Tong Lane business.  It came as a

Written on 10th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

A leading law firm have announced new offices in Keighley

Platinum Partnership Solicitors, who presently have offices at Eldon Place in Bradford have recently purchased a second base on Devonshire Street in Keighley town centre. The new office will officially open in May 2017. The firm intends to service existing and new commercial clients from the area. Nasreen said, “We are delighted to opening our second offices and clients can

Written on 10th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Jordan is named apprentice of the year

Plastering apprentice Jordan Kitching was crowned Incommunities’ apprentice of the year at a glittering celebration event in Bradford this week (6th April). On winning his prize Jordan (20) from Bradford, said: “I’m overwhelmed at winning this award. “The apprentice programme has given me the opportunity to prove what I’m capable of, learn new skills and grow as a person. “My

Written on 7th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Winners of the Golf Environment Awards 2017 have arrived back in the UK

Alex James (Frilford Heath Golf Club), Edward Ainsworth (Avro GC) and Adi Porter (Greetham Valley GC), travelled with STRI ecology and environment specialists, Bob Taylor and Sophie Vukelic, to visit some of the most environmentally conscious golf clubs in Portugal. Host Alexandra Almeida, of the Portuguese Golf Federation, organised visits to golf courses, so that the winners could gain a

Written on 7th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

MP spars with property sector

Philip Davies at Property Forum

Businesses in Bradford’s property sector came face-to-face with their arch-nemesis recently, when Shipley MP Philip Davies spoke at the Property Forum. The outspoken and maverick MP had been the bane of the city’s planners and property folk for the last few months, due to his intervention in the process to ear-mark land for housing and commercial use.  Mr Davies agreed

Written on 5th April 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Employment, Environment, Lobbying, News

Bradford accountants support local hospice at Bond-themed fundraiser

Managers from leading Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle recently attended Bond & Bubbles 2017, a black-tie event held in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The Watson Buckle team booked a table of ten at the suave James Bond-themed event, which was held at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton, North Yorkshire, on Friday 31 March 2017. Guests enjoyed a three

Written on 5th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Tong Street congestion views sought

Businesses’ views are being sought about their experiences of using Tong Street in Bradford. The south-east Bradford highway is renowned for congestion and a scheme is being developed to help reduce the problem.  A £13m improvement scheme along the one-mile section from Knowles Lane to Westgate Hill includes increasing capacity and improving accessibility. Businesses are invited to tell us, Bradford

Written on 4th April 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News