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

Friday 5th May to Sunday 7th May will see the return of the award-winning Bradford Dragon Boat Festival.

Entering its third year, the 3-day extravaganza of food, drink, music, entertainment and adrenaline-fuelled dragon boat racing, is the largest event of its kind, with all proceeds going to support fantastic causes. Be part of it – enter a team in the Corporate Teambuilding Day or get your organisation noticed by taking advantage of the amazing advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

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

Bradford Accountant to tackle Yorkshire Three Peaks for charity

Selina Bocskei, Corporate Services Manager at Bradford-based Watson Buckle Chartered Accountants, will be tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Marie Curie hospice in Bradford. The event, which will take place on Saturday 8 April 2017, will see Selina walk a 23 mile circular route across the three highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, with an

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

Thorite opens in Bristol

Thorite, the UK’s leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, pneumatics and process products is set to open its Bristol Sales Centre on 10th April bringing the total number of Thorite Sales Centres to eleven. Stephen Wright is the Managing Director of Thorite: “We looked long and hard at areas across the UK which not only have a significant number

Written on 28th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

PR team steps up its CSR commitment

Award-winning Ilkley-based Approach PR is celebrating its sixteenth year in business by donating time and expertise to five charitable causes. The six-strong team has been given 16 hours each to volunteer for an organisation of their choice as part of the consultancy’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment this year. The community-spirited agency will be working closely with five different charities

Written on 28th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News

AWB Charlesworth announces upcoming events

Women@Work celebrates their 15th event at the Old School Room, Haworth. The Professional Networking Group Women@Work continues to move from strength to strength following their sell out event in December 2016, held at the Coniston Hotel. The forthcoming event will be held on 6th April 2017 at the Old School Room Haworth.  Co-organisers Felicity Green, Practice Manager of AWB Charlesworth

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

Improving transport, Bus 18

Article courtesy of WYCA. West Yorkshire Combined Authority is working together with the Leeds City Region’s major bus companies Arriva, First, Transdev and the Association of Bus Operators in West Yorkshire to launch a new ambitious initiative, Bus 18 In 2016, the Combined Authority consulted on a 20 year strategy for buses in West Yorkshire, which is expected to be

Written on 27th March 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News