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

Bike scheme launches city base

A Bradford-based bike project which provides volunteering and learning opportunities has teamed up with Incommunities to officially open a new base in the city. The Bradford Bikery is run by the Margaret Carey Foundation with funding received from The Triangle Trust in 2014. The focus of the project is to engage with people at risk of offending, ex-offenders and young

Written on 4th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Bradford Garden centre partners with down to earth TV gardener

A Bradford Garden Centre is building on its love of all things Yorkshire with the announcement of a year- long partnership with a local TV gardener.  Tong Garden Centre has teamed up with Leeds based garden designer and TV presenter Katie Rushworth, who will work with the Tong Lane team on a number of projects, including the design and build

Written on 4th April 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Former welder who retrained as hair stylist opens salon in Scholes

A former welder and fabricator who made a stylish career change is celebrating opening his own hair salon. Joseph Smith has launched the House of Smith salon in Scholes, completing an unusual job switch. Just a couple of years ago the dad-of one was helping make electrical motors for the mining industry but dreamed of cutting it in the hair

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

Stephen Wright elected Chairman of the BCAS Distributor Committee

Stephen Wright, the Managing Director of Bradford based Thorite, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Distribution Committee for the British Compressed Air Society. The Distribution Committee provides an open forum for distributor members to share ideas and best practice to drive change and improve standards in the market. On his appointment Stephen Wright said:  “As a long

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

Plans in place for brand new £1million plus entrance at Kirkgate Shopping

Bradford’s Kirkgate Shopping has applied for planning permission for a major redesign of the Kirkgate entrance. The redesign is to include: Construction of a new double storey glazed entrance lobby Replacement of the existing escalators Introduction of a new staircase alongside the new escalators New illuminated cladding and signage to the entrance tower Creation of a double storey shopfront on

Written on 31st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

Eddisons scoops international valuation and disposal contract

Eddisons’ Bradford-based auctions team has won an international contract to value and dispose of the assets of a Chinese-owned clothing factory in Malta. Leisure Clothing, which manufactured women’s clothing for a range of high-end high street brands including Emporio Armani, Jaeger, Hobbs and Karen Millen, produced 20,000 garments a month at its Maltese factory and had a turnover of 5m

Written on 31st March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News