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Gelderd Lane purchase boosts Towngate’s Leeds presence

Posted: Friday 08 December 2017

Commercial property landlord Towngate PLC has secured the purchase of a 20,000 sqft warehouse unit on Gelderd Lane, Leeds. The acquisition of the strategically located site was completed earlier this month and adds to the firm’s already well-established portfolio of properties in the Gelderd Road area. Previously forming part of the larger Leeds West industrial complex, the newly acquired unit is adjacent to Towngate’s Olympia Trading Estate, and will be listed as Unit 4 on this site. Sitting on approximately 2.8 acres, the property is well-equipped to facilitate warehousing and distribution operations. The industrial property specialist has inherited the building with 10 years remaining on a lease to Farsley Transport, a distribution and courier service provider which has also recently commenced a three-year occupation of Unit 4C at the Olympia Trading Estate. Commenting on Towngate’s recent purchase of the site, property manager Tom Lamb said: “We are delighted to be able to add yet another warehouse unit to our growing portfolio of Leeds properties on Gelderd Lane. The prime position of the facility, as well as its highly functional space, means it is well-placed to fulfil a host of different business demands. “We are happy to be taking on our existing tenant Farsley Transport with the property and are looking forward to developing our relationship with them over the coming years.” Elsewhere at the Olympia Trading Estate, following an extensive refurbishment, Units 4A and B are now available to let individually or as a whole (10,814 sqft).
Posted by Scriba PR Limited
Ventas becomes a UK partner of Membrain

Posted: Saturday 02 December 2017

Ventas are pleased to announce that they have been appointed as a UK partner of Swedish company, Membrain. Membrain is the #1 sales effectiveness platform for teams working with complex sales. Trusted by clients in over 60 countries, a two-time Top Sales CRM winner, a Top Sales Tool for four years straight, consistently named a High Performer by G2 Crowd (including the highest NPS score of all vendors) as well as named the Top Sales Enablement Technology in 2016. Pete Evans, from Ventas said that adding Membrain to our offering will enable us to add even more value to our existing clients as they strive to increase sales in an ever more challenging economy.
Posted by Ventas Sales Ltd
Power engineering specialist announces festive fundraising venture

Posted: Thursday 30 November 2017

High voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers has announced it will be hosting a week-long fundraising event, in an ambitious bid to raise more than £1000 for three different charities. Set to take place in December at the company’s Elland HQ, the main event of the charity week will be an indoor ‘bikeathon’. The cycling challenge will see two teams of eleven competing to be the first to ride the equivalent distance from the Lowfields Business Park boardroom to Big Ben – a total of 206 miles within five working days. Supporters will be invited to sponsor a team – one representing Diabetes UK and the other the British Heart Foundation – and in addition to the money raised via donations for the respective charities, the winning team will also be rewarded with Christmas vouchers. From Monday 11th to Friday 15th December, the power engineering experts will also be hosting a bake sale and running a sweepstakes competition to fundraise for international humanitarian organisation Save the Children. Friends of the business are welcome to drop in and show their support. Commenting on the venture, chairman John Smith said: “December is always a busy time of year for us, as we have to take care of our usual workload of HV assignments across the country, at the same time as getting ready for the Christmas break. “It is easy to forget about giving back when everyone has so much on their plate, but as 2017 has been such a great year for Smith Brothers, we wanted to do something commemorative and fun for charity. The bikeathon should be a good way for the team to blow off some end-of-year steam, at the same time as channelling their energy and festive spirit into supporting these worthwhile causes.” This isn’t the first charitable venture Smith Brothers has backed this year. In the summer, the firm lent its backing to a golf day in aid of the Quaggy Development Trust and also sponsored a benefit dinner hosted by Frank Bruno for the Nigel Harris Sports Foundation. As part of its community support, the company additionally sponsors an under 9s football team. Smith Brothers’ charity bikeathon will run between Monday 11th and Friday 15th December and donations to the venture can be made via the company’s Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation JustGiving pages.
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New appointment for leading Huddersfield accountancy practice

Posted: Wednesday 29 November 2017

Huddersfield based accountancy practice, Sheards Accountants, have expanded their team with the appointment of a Senior Accountant. Zoe Lunn has joined from a small firm based in Westvale; as an AAT qualified accountant with over 10 years’ experience, Zoe will be responsible for year-end accounts and management accounts for limited company clients at Sheards. Zoe Lunn commented: “I am delighted to be joining such a reputable and well-established firm of accountants. I’m really looking forward to utilising my skills and expertise at Sheards, while working towards my ACCA qualification.” Speaking on the appointment, Kevin Winterburn - Director at Sheards Accountants, commented: “Zoe joins us at a really exciting time, having recently announced our Platinum Partnership with leading cloud accountancy provider QuickBooks UK and with a number a recent new business wins and more potential accounts in our sales pipeline. We’re really pleased to have Zoe on board and feel she is a great fit for our business to further enhance the quality and skills of our team as we continue to grow.”
Posted by Sheards Accountancy Ltd
Inspiration for Greenhead College business class from ex student entrepreneur

Posted: Tuesday 28 November 2017

Business students at Greenhead College were handed some sound advice from two local entrepreneurs. Harley Cooper and Ellie Gilbert showed the A-level students what can be achieved with a bit of self-belief, resilience and risk taking. The duo set up Avalon Mae Social Media Marketing, which has found a gap in the market for providing social media marketing services to small firms and self employed individuals such as hairdressers who want to maximise their online presence. Ellie, an ex-Greenhead student who took part in the Real World Economics event and the annual New York trip, spoke to more than 80 students and explained that young people had a lot to offer in their line of marketing as they have grown up with social media. Mark Mitchell, head of business and economics at Greenhead College, said: “Having young entrepreneurs from our alumni visiting like this is highly inspirational and helps show students that there is an alternative to the traditional educational route after Greenhead. “If you have a great business idea – just go for it!”
Posted by Avalon Mae Social Media Marketing
KC Communications Secures a Hat-trick of Contract Wins

Posted: Monday 27 November 2017

Huddersfield based marketing communications agency, KC Communications have secured contracts with three diverse Yorkshire based clients; Yorkshire Yogi, Microform Imaging LTD, and The Flood Company. The latest contract wins cement KC Communications growth targets, which have seen turnover grow 70% year-on-year since it’s foundation in 2014. Joining its growing client base is corporate and educational wellbeing specialist Yorkshire Yogi, which was founded by Kelly Thistlethwaite earlier this year has appointed KC Communications to undertake social media and PR support whilst also providing strategic guidance in other areas of marketing. Wakefield-based digitisation and document management company, Microform Imaging LTD, have secured the services of KC Communications to raise their profile and that of its subsidiary, British Online Archives which hosts over 3 million records covering 1000 years of world history. While newest client, Elland based The Flood Company, who design, manufacture and install a range of innovative flood mitigation products, has appointed KC Communications to raise the profile their business. James Ruddiman, Sales Director at The Flood Company commented “As The Flood Company embarks on ambitious growth plans, we are delighted to be working with KC Communications to increase our brand awareness. Their knowledge of our sector and insight provided at such an early stage of our partnership has been to an excellent standard, and we are confident they will support us in achieving our goals”. Commenting on the latest client wins, KC Communications Managing Director, Katrina Cliffe said: “I am delighted to welcome on board our latest clients and look forward to working closely with them to support their ambitious growth plans. The latest wins are a testament to the hard work put in by the team over the past 3 years to position ourselves as one of the most reputable agencies in the area”.
Posted by KC Communications
New heritage interpretation to reveal industrial mining past of North York Moors

Posted: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Work is underway to create an exciting new interpretation of historic mining sites across the North York Moors. As part of the National Lottery funded project This Exploited Land of Iron, the mixture of interventions both out in the landscape and in local hubs and centres, will tell the story of one of the most industrial periods in the moors’ history. Huddersfield-based Leach Studio has been appointed to lead the interpretive design for the scheme. The team is currently developing themes and concept designs which aim to map stories across this vast area. On completion in 2019, the project will provide an inter-connected network that visitors can explore, revealing the astonishing stories and scale of the mining industry that once dominated this landscape. The focus of the core exhibition at the Moors National Park Centre in Danby will draw upon the history of the area from medieval smelting to the trailblazing Victorian railways. Visitors will be able to use digital maps, projected archive film and an interpretive play area for children, to learn about this chapter of the story and other places where the tale continues. A multitude of other sites such as Grosmont Village, East Kilns and Rosedale Abbey’s iconic Bank Top will continue the industrial heritage exploration, with innovative interpretive solutions in the landscape set to include bespoke furniture and hands-on engagements. At Grosmont iron works, for example, visitors will learn that the now leafy car park was once the site of a major industrial complex producing nearly 1,000 tonnes of pig iron a week. Elsewhere, at Ingleby Incline, interpretation explaining the story of ore-laden wagons being transported up and down the 1 in 5 gradient will provide a welcome break for walkers on the steep ascent. Commenting on the project, Nichola Ward, head of creative at Leach Studio said: “Ironstone mining and the Victorian industrialisation had a significant impact on this community and the surrounding landscape, so we’re telling this story on a huge, far-reaching scale. “The challenge is that this heritage isn’t always very well known or even easy to uncover, as in many places nature has taken over since the decline of the industry in the last century. Our brief is therefore to create a range of design solutions that help different types of visitors understand, explore and uncover the astonishing moors for themselves.’ Tom Mutton, programme manager for This Exploited Land of Iron added: “Through community engagement programmes, research by local history groups and enthusiasts, and dialogue with the North York Moors National Park Authority, we’re building a rich picture of our landscape’s cultural and natural heritage. The solutions created by Leach Studio will leave a legacy for future visitors to help appreciate the incredible past of this landscape and will bring together the work carried out by all project partners.” In March 2016, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £2.8 million for the project to be undertaken. This sum was co-supported by the North York Moors National Park Authority, David Ross Foundation and other partners, to bring the total project value to £3.8 million.
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Huddersfield-based firm signs up as Huddersfield Giants associate sponsor ahead of 2018 season

Posted: Wednesday 22 November 2017

A Huddersfield-based firm has signed up as a Huddersfield Giants associate partner ahead of the 2018 season. Joining a host of other business supporters, bathroom and tile retailer Easy Bathrooms has been announced as a kit sponsor for the next 12 months at the club. The company’s pledge will see their logo adorn the chest of the home claret and gold shirt, alongside the Giants’ ‘Birthplace of Rugby League’ symbol. Easy Bathrooms was launched in 2012 by Huddersfield Giants fan Craig Waddington as a retail and trade supplier of bathroom and tile products. With 16 stores across Yorkshire, the Midlands and Chester, the business is fast-growing, with more showrooms planned for the rest of the UK in 2018. The firm employs over 80 staff. Giants’ commercial manager Brian Blacker commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Easy Bathrooms as an Associate Kit Partner. The business has been a long-term friend of the club and it’s great to see they’ve stepped up to be on the shirt for the first time. “It’s always pleasing to welcome a new partner, but having a company with such a passion for what they do and our club is wonderful. They are expanding rapidly and I look forward to working closely alongside them in the future.” Easy Bathrooms’ Huddersfield store is located on Saint Johns Road and welcomes customers to create a free 3D design of their project, with award-winning ArtiCAD software. Craig added: “It’s an exciting time for us at Easy Bathrooms as we expand throughout the UK, so we’re really looking forward to what the next 12 months brings for both us and the club. “I’ve been a fan of the Huddersfield Giants for all my life, so I’m proud to see our logo printed on the famous claret and gold. I hope the partnership will prove a delight for all involved and we can’t wait for the season to start.” Giants ambassador Eorl Crabtree added: “It’s brilliant having Easy Bathrooms on the chest of the 2018 kit. I’m good friends with Craig Waddington and they’re big fans of the Giants, so it’s great to have such positive people around the club ahead of next season.”
Posted by Byram, Amy
Around Town In the Huddersfield Live Hygge Tipi

Posted: Wednesday 15 November 2017

What better time to get together than Christmas? Around Town believe that connecting the business community of Huddersfield in its iconic locations and organisations is a brilliant way to share ideas, hear inspirational stories and have some FUN. Organised by Oli Smith, Michelle Crowther and Chris Buckley Around Town create memorable events every 3 months. 2018 plans are already underway; “as well as meeting at some amazing businesses we are walking Around Town in Spring - a fantastic way to get to know each other whilst experiencing some award winning locations and scenery in Huddersfield “ says Michelle And with Huddersfield Live December promises to be a memorable Around Town event. Hosted in the Hygge Tipi in St Georges Square, hear Sam Watt and Poppy Stahelin tell of the fabulous work the team at Huddersfield Live are doing and some of the stunning events planned for next year. Laura Drury sets the backdrop of how she formed the The Hygge Tipi and how it creates a convivial atmosphere for Huddersfield folk to mingle, drink mulled wine, and keep the winter night out in front of the log fire. All In the heart of Huddersfield. Tickets are limited and can be reserved FREE here. Chamber members old and new are very welcome. Around Town Events for 2018 confirmed. March 1st - Valli Opticians May 17th - Owen Scott Tailors May 25th - (Walk) Around Town - 15miles (approx) Breakfast Sarnies, The Kirklees Way, Finish in a Brewery!
Posted by The Alternative Board
Digital infrastructure specialist invests in new back-up solution from Vapour Cloud

Posted: Tuesday 14 November 2017

Macclesfield-based digital infrastructure specialist iTG Technologies has signed a new deal with Yorkshire-headquartered Vapour Cloud, in a partnership that will see 35 clients move over to a new encrypted back-up system. Having partnered with Vapour on a number of network, voice and connectivity projects to date, iTG was more than familiar with the services that Vapour provides. But mindful of increasingly stringent data protection pressures and the imminent introduction of GDPR legislation, iTG set about exploring the marketplace for an alternative to its EMC back-up product too. A rigorous review of the sector brought the team back to Vapour and the decision was made to transition clients to one of the data specialists’ two solutions, Acronis. Commenting on the move, iTG’s managing director Simon Spurrell said: “The core essence of our business is to help companies embrace the use of digital products that can streamline productivity, heighten security and increase the visibility of their organisations, making Vapour’s Acronis cloud back-up the perfect solution to enhance to our iTG CloudBase product portfolio. “When searching for a new back-up partner we were therefore looking to build a solid relationship founded on trust, whilst hunting for a product with technical capabilities that are resilient by design. With Vapour’s two data centres, both in the North of England, and their robust, GDPR-compliant infrastructure, we knew we’d found the perfect answer.” Client changeovers are now happening on a staggered programme of works that will run until the end of the year. Vapour’s CEO Tim Mercer added: “The actual transition period for each individual company will depend on their own retention policies. However, typically, a 30 day proof-of-concept phase will be provided before any existing back-ups are switched off. This helps build the level of data retention for utmost client peace of mind, before a complete migration to our alternative provision.”
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