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A Huddersfield-based house developer has purchased a former fire station in the town, with plans to turn the brownfield land into a residential rental development, primarily for people aged over 50. SB Homes has acquired the Old Fire Station on Manchester Road in Marsden from West Yorkshire Fire Service.The 108-year old property has been empty since 2005 when part-time firefighters moved...
The West Yorkshire Business Hive continues to grow in popularity and in June played host to two important local groups. A suite of nine contemporary meeting and conference rooms, the Business Hive is run by West Yorkshire Joint Services at their head office in Morley, Leeds. Thursday 16 June saw the Local Authority Asbestos Group take the flagship Nepshaw Suite...
More than 1,440 people looking for job opportunities took part in Wakefield Works last week, as the annual campaign to boost the employability and skills of local people embarked on a four-day tour of the district. As part of a district-wide, annual roadshow which is delivered in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, job seekers were connected with local businesses who offered...
Yorkshire accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott’s dedicated payroll team is celebrating success following the relaunch of its integrated service after adding 50 new clients since the start of 2017. The firm introduced an integrated offering, including payroll, auto-enrolment and, expenses and benefits services to make the complexities of handling payrolls simpler for businesses. Since the relaunch Garbutt + Elliott has...
Sheffield-based Future Life Wealth Management has appointed a new financial planner. Suzanne Jeakins joins from Grant Thornton Wealth Management, where she trained and managed the company’s paraplanners. Before that she worked for 27 years at HSBC, as a financial adviser. In her new role at Future Life, Suzanne will be responsible for researching, assisting and providing financial advice to its...
The Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway, has opened two brand new show homes in the largest of its two current Wakefield developments, City Fields. With a host of amenities only a short distance away, and access to motorway networks, City Fields has been developed with all types of home movers in mind; from first time buyers to growing families,...
The Just Balance Conference hosted by L4N UK, in association with Croft Myl and Natwest took place at The Moorlands Inn, Halifax on Friday 23 June. The conference was a ladies only event and was headlined by Debra Searle MVO MBE. Keynote speaker, Debra, talked about how she confounded the odds by rowing singlehandedly across the Atlantic and has continued...
Travelling the world as an IT geek Tom Martin only ever dreamt of indulging his passion running his own food business. Now the ex ICL; Fujitsu and NCR manager is not just running a food business but he has been elected President of the Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils. And he is planning to use the skills he used in...
Special Olympics Great Britain has announced Meadowhall as an Official Supporter for its showpiece 2017 National Games in Sheffield in August. Held every four years, the flagship Special Olympics GB National Summer Games is the country’s largest sports event for athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities. This National Summer Games is the tenth in the history of Special Olympics GB and will...
Kirklees College has celebrated the success of a project which aimed to give unemployed people construction skills to help them find jobs. Last week participants and partners including Kirklees Council, C&K Careers, Kirklees Job Centres and Morgan Sindall, joined staff at the college to celebrate the end of Step Up Into Construction. The project, led by Leeds College of Building, was...
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