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Garage repairs specialist TFSmiths signs Towngate tenancy lease

Posted: Wednesday 14 November 2018

Industrial property landlord Towngate PLC has expanded its client portfolio in Leeds, with mechanical expert TFSmiths signing a four-year lease at Unit 1 on New Princess Street. Founded over 35 years ago, TFSmiths is a garage repair centre which provides vehicle and fleet servicing as well as recovery. The family-run business now operates across three workshops throughout Yorkshire and completes over 350 accident repair jobs every month. At its new 11,340 sqft premises, the firm will benefit from a detached warehouse unit, which includes a two-storey integral office. The space also incorporates a large loading bay and secure yard, which will allow the team to continue providing an efficient service to its customers. Elaborating on the new occupancy, Towngate’s property manager Tom Lamb said: “It is a pleasure to welcome TFSmiths as a new tenant at our New Princess Street unit. The site is ideally located for the company’s services – being near the M621 and having easy access to Leeds City Centre. We’re looking forward to having them on board over the next four years.” Leeds-based property agent Gent Visick supported Towngate with the marketing and letting of the property. Surveyor at Gent Visick, Dan Walker, added: “We are delighted to complete on such a fantastic letting to TFSmiths. The property benefitted from a large yard area which resulted in significant interest and highlights the lack in supply of properties such as this in the Leeds market.” The announcement is one of a list of lettings in Leeds for Towngate in 2018, which has included the long-term lease of its newly revamped iconic Copperworks site to Allied Glass.
Posted by Scriba PR Limited
NCS Graduate from Huddersfield Represents the Region at National Training Programme

Posted: Tuesday 13 November 2018

Huddersfield NCS Graduate and HGCT Education first-year student Ben Roberts has successfully represented the region at NCS’ National Graduate Training Programme, ‘KICKSTART’. Currently studying towards his BTEC Level Extended Diploma in Performance and Excellence, Ben is also an aspiring professional rugby player. The KICKSTART programme is an extension to the NCS programme, designed to prep NCS graduates that are going to be representing their Regional Youth Board (RYB) in the year ahead. The week-long event took place in Milton Keynes and involved a series of sessions designed to help the young people get to know each other and hear about the varied NCS experiences they have had so far. The event also included an appearance from popular actor Will Poulter. Ben commented, “My long-term goal with NCS is to become a leader in either the summer programme or the Regional Youth Board programme. I hope to progress on to the National Youth Board and make a bigger difference worldwide and help people understand the struggles some people are facing on a daily basis.” NCS Graduate manager Ben Quinn commented, “Ben has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to be able to participate in the KICKSTART programme, only a select few get this privilege in our region. Ben was a fantastic individual on the NCS programme through the summer and a well-mannered, polite young man who I look forward to working with on the graduates' programme. Together, amongst others we strive to make the Huddersfield NCS graduates programme the best it can be, taking into account the ideas of a previous young person in Ben.” NCS Manager Katy Stockdale commented, “It was such an exciting day when we received the details of Ben being selected for the National KICKSTART programme, graduates have to independently apply for this scheme and applications are cross-examined nationally. It is great to hear how impactful the programme was for Ben, and how inspired he is to take his NCS journey further by representing Huddersfield. He will now have further opportunities to make a change, generate ideas and will hopefully be part of empowering the NCS programme nationally. A huge well done and I am excited to see what Ben achieves over the next 12 months”. If you are interested in taking part in the NCS summer programme, the NCS team will be visiting local schools in the upcoming months. In the meantime, you can sign up online by clicking here, or call 01484 442242 for more information.
Posted by Huddersfield Giants Community Trust
Trio of new appointments for rope access specialist Access North

Posted: Monday 12 November 2018

Huddersfield-based work at height specialist Access North has almost doubled its headcount in recent months, making three new business appointments following several new business wins. Working from Access North’s HQ at Brooke’s Mill in Armitage Bridge, the number of office team members has grown from five to eight as a result of this latest recruitment drive. Danielle Lohan has joined the team as operations coordinator, working alongside senior operations manager Richard Knight and facilities and operations manager Diane Basnett. Danielle will streamline the internal logistics and procurement processes, with a focus on developing strong supplier relationships. Rachael Howard is the specialist’s second appointment and has come on board as a project assistant, working alongside the project engineer. With a wealth of management-level experience, Rachael has previously worked in the rail and construction industries. Her duties will include procurement, prospecting, health and safety, customer relations and project planning. A further appointment sees Matthew Wilson joining the growing team as a project engineer. Coming from a new-build background, Matthew is well-versed in ETFE, glass, steel and construction. He brings plenty of international experience with him to his new full-time role. With some incredibly exciting new projects and challenges for Access North on the agenda over the coming months, it was imperative that the right people were in place to fulfil rising demands for the company’s specialist services. Managing director Berenice Northcott explained: “Once it became clear we needed another pair of hands in the office, we took a step back as a team and thought about what the company required. We interviewed Danielle and Rachael for the same position, and we were so impressed by each of them that we decided to create a role for them both. Luckily, we had just won a big new contract and could justify the expansion! “As we continue to grow, we’re constantly on the lookout for great people who fit with our ethos and attitude. We’re delighted to have our three new faces on board for this next chapter.” Access North Structures provides specialist rope access, ETFE, tensile fabrics and fall protection services to sites across the UK.
Posted by Scriba PR Limited
Accountancy with a difference branches out into Commercial Finance

Posted: Monday 12 November 2018

Yorkshire-based accountancy firm Bohoruns have expanded their business offer, by branching out into the commercial finance sector. The long-established firm in Leeds has traditionally specialised in providing accounting, taxation and payroll services to small businesses and business start-ups, helping them to improve their profitability and to grow. The innovative new business arm enables Bohoruns to offer a fully-rounded package of financial services, providing end-to-end support for clients. Additional services will include support in areas like funding VAT, corporation tax payments, accessing commercial property finance, business loans and venture capital along with alternative finance options such as asset-based lending and peer-to-peer lending. Bohoruns’ Principal, Prakash Bohorun, a Fellow member of the ACCA, said: “We’ve always prided ourselves on offering a friendly, personalised service, having built up strong, trusted relationships with our clients. Recently, we’ve had a great deal of clients who are ready to grow their business, asking for advice on how to access the necessary finance. Others have needed help to overcome cashflow problems identified through our forecasting process.” “At a time when face-to-face contact is widely being replaced by automated services, we’ve found that many business owners are uncomfortable about sharing their sensitive financial information with numerous, often unfamiliar, organisations. In a nutshell, they prefer to talk to one trusted individual, as their designated contact/account manager.” “So, we decided to respond by introducing this additional function into our business mix. This has helped us to continue to develop a practice with a difference in the north and now enables us to accompany our customers along the whole of their journey – thus allowing them to obtain all their financial support in one place. We have expert advisers in place with access to over 120 finance companies available to meet each customer’s individual commercial funding needs.” Image Caption: L to R – Chloe Cooper, Prakash Bohorun, Alka Bohorun and Lindsey Cooper. For further information visit http://www.bohoruns.co.uk
Posted by ABL Business Ltd
Premier Sleeve Wrappers for Premier Labellers!

Posted: Monday 12 November 2018

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd, the UK’s premium supplier of shrink wrapping equipment and shrink films, are delighted to announce their latest installation of a sleeve sealer and shrink tunnel into the Harwich-based factory of Premier Labellers. Premier Labellers are not only the UK’s leading manufacturer of labelling machinery, but also provide contract packing solutions with over twenty years of industry experience. Their expertise has meant that they are the trusted go-to supplier for many household name brands including Brewdog. The company have packaged millions of different products for their customers through a range of methods, of which shrink wrapping is a popular choice. In September, Premier Labellers approached YPS looking to replace their existing shrink sleeving equipment that had become too slow for their requirements. The equipment offered by YPS was a semi automatic sleeve sealer and shrink tunnel with gravity conveyor. Premier Labellers took advantage of the shrink wrapping suppliers’ flexible three month hire scheme where the rental costs can be deducted from any following purchase. Within just two days of agreeing the hire, Premier Labellers were up and running. The introduction of YPS shrink wrapping equipment has delivered the increased reliability and speeds that Premier Labellers desired. In turn, it has maximised their potential to win new contracts and new customers. ‘What most impressed us was the efficiency with which Yorkshire Packaging provided the solution to our needs. After placing our order on a Thursday, the sleeving line was delivered to our site on the Friday and was commissioned the following Monday. As a result of the new equipment, our co-packing operation is much more reliable and has given us absolute peace of mind. Thank you.’ Alex Tolescu, Business Development Executive at Premier Labellers. Jonny Braithwaite, Director at Yorkshire Packaging commented ‘It was a real pleasure to work with Premier Labellers because our businesses have many synergies. I’m very pleased that they have seen a real return on their investment and I look forward to helping them with any further shrink wrapping requirements in the future.’
Posted by Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd
2018 Yorkshire and Humber Enterprise Awards

Posted: Friday 09 November 2018

We are delighted to announce that Equilibrium Risk have won the 2018 Yorkshire and Humber Enterprise Award in the Security and Risk Management category. The Yorkshire and the Humber Enterprise Awards returned to recognise the small to medium companies that have a positive impact on their customers in one of England’s most instrumental economic regions. The awards operate under a merit-based judging system which ensures all shortlisted organisations, regardless of their size and/or longevity, are assessed fairly and thoroughly. Katherine Benton, Award Coordinator discusses the success of this year’s programme: “Home to one of Britain’s most diverse economies, and containing cities established as leading centres of trade, Yorkshire and the Humber boasts a collection of traditional and modern businesses who are dedicated to promoting excellence within their industry. I am proud of all my winners and wish them the very best of luck for the future.” SME News, who host the awards, prides itself on the validity of its awards and winners. Equilibrium Risk’s Director, Luke Appleby, said, “I am delighted that Equilibrium Risk has won this award, especially as this award is given solely on merit. I would like to thank all the team for their hard work and commitment over this last year. Their hard work and ingenuity have really helped us distinguish ourselves from our competitors.” “I would also like to extend my thanks to our clients who have placed their trust in Equilibrium Risk to support them in developing and implementing their security strategies. It is thanks to them, that we are in this position. I am very much looking forward to the next 12 months as Equilibrium Risk continues to go from strength to strength."
Posted by Equilibrium Risk Ltd
YPS Award Win Celebrated at London Dinner Event!

Posted: Wednesday 07 November 2018

Team YPS enjoyed a fantastic opportunity to relive their stunning triple award take-home on Thursday night, 1st November, in real style! Hosted by worldwide accountancy firm Mazars, YPS and the other family business champions from across the UK were wined and dined in the spectacular glass-fronted setting of Tower Bridge House, overlooking Tower Bridge and the Tower of London against the backdrop of the twinkling city skyline at night. Family Business Place, organisers of the National Family Business Awards (which are now in their 10th year) arranged the evening in conjunction with Mazars to celebrate their chosen winning businesses of 2018. As winners of three categories, two for the North East region and one national category, the event would not have been complete without YPS! The line-up for the evening involved a speech from Family Business Place's M.D. Amalia Brightley-Gillott on the importance of family businesses to the UK economy, followed by a delectable three course dinner, a presentation from entrepreneur and CEO of The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation company Damien Walters and ended with an opportunity for networking with the other winners and charitable sponsors. Olivia Routledge, YPS marketing manager commented; 'What a wonderful evening shared with like-minded people! We've made some brilliant connections from other family businesses in a huge range of industries tonight, but the highlight was watching the footage of our award wins from this summer. Thanks for our invitation Family Business Place!' The National Family Business Awards 2019 open for entries in January – here’s hoping that YPS will be celebrating more prizes next November!
Posted by Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd
5th-9th November is ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’ 2018!

Posted: Wednesday 07 November 2018

This week is the annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, now in it’s sixth year. Using a huge social media push, under the hashtag #TEWeek18, the organisers aim to change perceptions of engineering among young people and educational institutions. The project also hopes to inspire the next generation of engineers by really shouting about and raising awareness of the difference they can make to UK industries and to our workplaces. This is a topic very close to our hearts at Yorkshire Packaging, where we have seen first-hand the amazing contributions that come from getting young people involved in our engineering department. In recent years, we have nurtured the next generation of engineers in packaging through the introduction of an apprenticeship programme. In 2015 we took on Jake Martin as an apprentice service engineer in order to inject some youthful thinking, ideas and knowledge, and to future-proof our engineering offering to our customers. Jake has gone from strength to strength during his time with us, servicing customers up and down the country, project-leading some huge installations and developing new software for our machinery, culminating in his win of the PPMA Apprentice of the Year award in 2017. A CEO at a major UK snacks brand was so impressed with his talent that he told us ‘Jake worked with us throughout a complex, time pressured installation. His commitment, practical application of his knowledge and his understanding of our objectives was symptomatic of someone much more experienced. A star in the making.’ As well as implementing an apprenticeship programme, we have actively pursued a policy of recruiting younger engineers at YPS. George Reed-Hill, 21 years, joined our team in 2017 and has become a key member of our engineering team. We find that his characteristically youthful qualities, such as enthusiasm, willingness to learn and his passion for his role, gains much praise from our customers. So let’s forget about generations X and Y and forge the next ‘Generation YPS’ with tomorrow’s engineers!
Posted by Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd
Black Cat Fireworks gives £1250 worth of fireworks to local non-profit organisation

Posted: Tuesday 06 November 2018

Huddersfield Feral and Strays has won Black Cat Fireworks’ competition to win a firework display worth in excess of £1250 (RRP), which was open to charities and non-profit organisations to help them in their fundraising efforts. The non-profit organisation helps to catch, neuter, vaccinate, microchip, and cover any vet treatments needed for the town’s feral cat colonies. Huddersfield Feral and Strays was one of many charity and non-profit organisations from across the country to enter the competition. On what they’ll do with the firework display, a representative from Huddersfield Feral and Strays said: “As a local not-for-profit organisation, we’re over the moon to have won the competition, and would like to give heartfelt thanks to everyone that voted for us in the online poll. “Our vet bills stand currently around £10,000, so we’re planning to use the firework display at our second-anniversary fundraising event later this year. It’s fantastic to organise an event that not only raises vital funds, but is also a celebration of the work our volunteers do and thank you to our supporters.” Black Cat Fireworks’ UK General Manager – Vice President, Austin Brown, said: “I’d like to offer my warmest congratulations to Huddersfield Feral and Strays, the voting response they received from their supporters was overwhelming and shows how important their good work is to so many people in the local area”. The runner up, Overgate Hospice at Elland, received a firework display worth almost £500 (RRP) in recognition of their fantastic competition entry, and also for all the amazing work they do. Two of the final four organisations - Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, and Oldham 10th (Knolls Lane) Scout Group – were offered a 20% discount at the Standard Fireworks Factory Shop on their next purchase.
Posted by KC Communications
WomenCentre Announces Latest Corporate Supporter

Posted: Monday 05 November 2018

Huddersfield-based charity, WomenCentre has announced KC Communications as the latest business to join its corporate supporter programme as it seeks to enhance the assistance it provides to local women and children. WomenCentre is a local charity, with local centres in Huddersfield, Halifax and Dewsbury. It provides a wide range of services including emotional and practical support on issues such as debt, benefits, mental or physical health, domestic violence, counselling, training and development - and much, much more. The relationship comes from KC Communications, a marketing and PR company based in Lindley, Huddersfield, gifting marketing consultancy and advice to help the charity understand how to enhance its presence in the region. As a result of KC Communications learning more about the organisation, Managing Director Katrina Cliffe signed up the workforce, who are predominantly female, to become corporate supporters of the charity. Katrina said “As a local business with the Kirklees and Calderdale area at our heart, we are passionate about giving back to our community and delighted that we could support and promote such a worthy cause through pro bono work and corporate support”. Maxine Edwards, Communications Manager and volunteer worker for WomenCentre, added: “We'd like to say a big thank you to Katrina for the marketing consultancy she gave to us - and also to the entire KC Communications team, who have signed up as corporate supporters of WomenCentre. “The reality is, that if every woman in the Kirklees and Calderdale area became a member, we wouldn't require funding from other areas to provide the vital services for local women facing disadvantages – so we’re really looking to grow our member base and reach out to local women to get involved”.
Posted by KC Communications
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