Bradford garden centre group is shortlisted for two national HR awards

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after being shortlisted for two national people and culture awards. Yorkshire Garden Centres Group has reached the finals of both the Best HR Team of the Year and the ESG Program of the Year categories of the UK Company Culture Awards. The awards recognise organisations…

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Sixty years of manufacturing marked with regal flourish

Three generations of Haworth’s military accoutrement manufacturer Wyedean Weaving have celebrated 60 years in business. The West Yorkshire firm, which was formed in 1964 by husband and wife team David and Norma Wright, is Haworth’s oldest employer and today produces over 10,000 uniform-based items each year including the King’s Coronation Medal ribbon and most recently,…

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West Yorkshire homebuilder awarded five stars by customers for 15th consecutive year

Leading housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes has once again received the maximum five star rating in the new Home Builders Federation (HBF) annual New Homes Customer Satisfaction Survey. This is the fifteenth year in a row that parent company, Barratt Developments, has achieved the top five star rating – far longer than any other…

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AAB Private Client team short-listed for prestigious Tolley’s Taxation Awards

Tech-enabled, business critical services group, AAB, has been shortlisted for the Best Private Client Tax Practice award, in the coveted UK-wide Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2024. The Group’s Private Client team are set to attend the glittering awards dinner in London on 16 May. The Awards celebrate exceptional achievements, unwavering commitment to the industry, and groundbreaking…

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Bradford College achieves West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter

Bradford College is one of the latest certified members of the new West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter. Created by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin, the Charter is an ambitious new initiative that supports and celebrates great employers across the region.   The Charter welcomes employers of all sizes and across…

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Regional awards for York learners who overcame maths fear

Two York residents who have overcome their fear of maths to enjoy their ‘first proper Christmas’ and improved mental health, have been named among the winners at the Multiply Celebration and Awards ceremony in York (March 20). Multiply courses are designed to help overcome anxieties about maths by highlighting the hidden sums we do in…

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Castle Employment: celebrating Yorkshire’s manufacturing excellence at the Insiders’ Made in Yorkshire awards

Leeds, England – Castle Employment Group, a leading Yorkshire based recruitment firm, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the prestigious “Made In Yorkshire Awards” hosted by Insider Media. This sponsorship underscores our commitment to showcasing the exceptional manufacturing talent within Yorkshire and further solidifies our dedication to supporting our local Yorkshire community. The awards,…

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Bradford garden centre group is shortlisted for two national people and culture awards

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after being shortlisted for two national HR awards. Yorkshire Garden Centres Group has reached the final in both the Retail Company of the Year Award and the Innovation of the Year at the British HR Awards which celebrate organisations and individuals that are driven by…

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AAB Wealth accredited as one of top-rated financial advice firms for 2024

AAB Wealth, a leading independent chartered financial planning firm, has qualified as one of the top-rated financial advice firms for 2024 by VouchedFor, following outstanding client feedback. This marks AAB Wealth’s inaugural VouchedFor accreditation since the initiative launched four years ago. The 2024 application process required firms to meet a higher standard of client experience…

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Social Enterprise Yorkshire Awards – York-based social entrepreneur, Sue Williamson shortlisted

It was a shock to Sue Williamson, CEO of Tang Hall SMART CIC, when she found out she had been shortlisted for the award of Yorkshire’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year, because she hadn’t actually submitted an application. “Some of the Directors and staff at Tang Hall SMART, notably Carmel Appleton the Chair of the…

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Top marks to York Learning for renewing national quality award

National assessors have given full marks to City of York Council’s learning and training organisation by renewing its nationally-recognised quality mark. The award recognises that support is given to individuals to make learning and work more accessible. It was made following a rigorous inspection involving evaluation by and discussions with learners, employers, partners and staff….

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Winners of food industry training awards revealed

Verner Wheelock, the leading food industry training company based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, has just announced the winners of its prestigious annual Excellence Awards. First introduced at the company’s 25th anniversary celebrations in 2015, the Awards recognise outstanding students in HACCP, Auditing and Food Safety. In addition, prizes are awarded for Individual, Company and Ethical…

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Bradford garden centre’s ‘Kindness Pot’ wins national marketing award

The team at a Bradford garden centre is celebrating after its ‘Kindness Pot’ initiative won a national marketing award. Yorkshire Garden Centres’ MD, Mark Farnsworth and Commercial Director, Sharon McNair were presented with the Worrall Cup for Tong Garden Centre’s entry into the competition during the Garden Centre Association (GCA) annual conference in Cirencester on…

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We are the champions! Transdev’s Yorkshire winners on the road to success

Yorkshire bus firm’s awards salute customers and colleagues’ favourites They’re the Pride of the North – and they’re celebrating success in Yorkshire-based bus firm Transdev’s two awards schemes. The bus operator’s unsung heroes who take thousands of people to work, the shops or an amazing day out compete for a specially created Pride of the…

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Quality and sustainability award for campus food at York St John University

Food for Life certification marks dedication to high standards and traceability of produce  York St John University is pleased to announce that the University’s onsite catering has achieved prestigious Food for Life accreditation. The official award from the Soil Association  recognises that YSJ Kitchen serves food that is considered good for our climate, nature and…

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Manningham Housing Association achieves world first for diversity and inclusion

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has become the first and only housing association in the world to achieve the global Standard for Diversity and Inclusion in HR Management. Awarded following an on-site assessment and discussions with employees and other stakeholders, ISO 30415 is an internationally recognised certification designed to promote diversity and inclusion within organisations. In…

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National awards recognition for West Yorkshire housing association

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has been shortlisted in two categories for the Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2024. The BME-led organisation, which manages more than 1,400 affordable homes in Bradford and Keighley, is in the final running for the ‘Most Innovative Approach to Culture and Wellbeing’ prize as well as ‘Best Digital Experience (Landlords).’ MHA holds…

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Commitment to sustainability, biodiversity and protecting York’s native species helps York St John University shine at the ‘Oscars of Higher Education’

Campus sustainability and excellence recognised with Outstanding Estates Team THE award   It was third time lucky for the York St John University Estates department this year as they were named the deserving winners of The Times HE award for Outstanding Estates Team 2023. The team have been repeatedly shortlisted in the hotly contested category after…

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Pillar of community who embraced technology honoured

An innovative and dedicated former headteacher has seen his good work in the community recognised with a special honour from the University of Bradford. Peter Steele was headteacher at Princeville Primary School, Bradford, from 1982 to 2006, with embracing new technology and bringing everyone together at the heart of what he achieved during his time…

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Adams Foodservice wins top national industry award

In a momentous achievement, Bradford headquartered Adams Foodservice Trading Ltd has been awarded the prestigious Federation of Wholesale Distributors Gold Award for Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year. From its humble beginnings as a corner shop on Little Horton Lane funded by World War II veteran Mirza Khan (Dad), Adams Foodservice has evolved into a leading…

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Keep your red shoelaces in – Citizens Advice CEO shares advice as honored by University of Bradford

Graduates at the University of Bradford have been advised to keep their red shoelaces in by honorary award recipient Dame Clare Moriarty DCB.  It may not seem the most conventional guidance given to those embarking on a new chapter in life, and the Citizens Advice CEO wasn’t talking about real shoelaces. Describing the well-meaning advice…

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Lifetime of helping others sees community stalwart honoured

Helping the underdog has played a key part in dedicated Shaukat Ahmed MBE’s lifetime work for others in Bradford.  He has been a prominent voluntary sector organiser in the Bradford district ever since he moved to the city from his native Bangladesh in December 1974, initially to study Electronic Engineering at the University of Leeds….

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University of Bradford achieves first-in-Europe accreditation for “inspiring” dementia centre

The University of Bradford has become the first university in Europe to achieve Alzheimer Disease International accreditation for being a “beacon” in high-quality dementia care education and training.  Alzheimer Disease International (ADI) is a not-for-profit federation of Alzheimer and dementia associations from around the world. Accreditation recognises the University’s Centre for Applied Dementia Studies’ commitment…

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Teesside voted best UK airport for leisure travel at British Travel Awards

Passengers have voted Teesside International Airport as the Best UK Airport for Leisure Travel at the country’s biggest travel awards. The airport picked up the gong at the British Travel Awards – the largest survey of consumer opinion on everything to do with leisure travel. The awards cover the whole holiday sector, with travel companies,…

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City’s Early Talk for York speech and language programme wins national award

York’s Early Talk for York children’s speech and language programme has won the coveted ‘Learning Award’ at the Children and Young People Now Awards. The national award recognises the programme’s contribution to improving educational outcomes. A partnership between City of York Council and York and Scarborough NHS Foundation Trust, the Early Talk for York programme…

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Bradford-based garden centre group wins National Sustainability award

The team at a Bradford-based garden centre group is celebrating after winning the Sustainability award in a national competition. Yorkshire Garden Centres, owner of Tong, Tingley, Bingley and Otley Garden Centres, won the Sustainability award at the 2023 Garden Centre Catering Awards. Yorkshire Garden Centre’s Commercial Director, Sharon McNair, is delighted with the win: “Sustainability…

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Popular public lecture series returns to York with thought provoking, free events

Experts to offer insights into disability rights, social justice and the climate crisis for the Ebor Lectures 2023 / 24 This autumn sees the much-anticipated return of the Ebor Lectures in Theology and Public Life. These popular and well-established public lectures are offered free of charge and provide a space to get people talking and…

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Bradford Garden Centre Group Wins National Sustainable Catering Award

The team at a Bradford-based garden centre group is celebrating after winning the Sustainability award in a national competition. Yorkshire Garden Centres, owner of Tong, Tingley, Bingley and Otley Garden Centres, won the Sustainability award at the 2023 Garden Centre Catering Awards. Yorkshire Garden Centre’s Commercial Director, Sharon McNair, is delighted with the win: “Sustainability and community are…

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Industry awards recognise contribution in the drive to Net Zero

Parkin-Spencer Refractories Technical Manager, Dr Jafar Daji, and Parkinson Spencer Refractories were delighted to be presented with two industry awards at the British Ceramic Confederation’s “Delivering Net Zero for British Ceramics 2023.” Technical Manager Dr Jafar Daji recently attended the flagship UK Ceramics Industry Decarbonisation Conference “Delivering Net Zero for British Ceramics 2023”; organised by…

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Bradford garden centre group reaches final in three categories of a regional business award

The team at a Bradford-based garden centre group is celebrating after reaching the final of three regional business awards. Yorkshire Garden Centres, owner of Tong, Tingley, Bingley and Otley Garden Centres has been shortlisted in the Community, Sustainability and Medium Business categories of the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards. Yorkshire Garden Centre’s MD, Mark Farnsworth, said: “We are delighted…

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Community Woodland recognised in new award

York Community Woodland has won the prestigious silver Community Woodland Award for Excellence in Forestry 2023 from the Royal Forestry Society (RFS). The RFS award celebrates woodland projects that benefit communities. Highlighting projects that establish and manage woodlands in a way that is sustainable and beneficial to the landscape, the local people, biodiversity and the economy in…

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Children in care groups shortlisted for a national award

York’s Children in Care council and the Care Leavers Forum have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award recognising work to help children in care in the city. They have been shortlisted in the participation category in the A National Voice Awards, for their work with the council. There are a wide range of initiatives…

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Building College Students Celebrated at Annual BIG Awards

The hard work and achievements of Leeds College of Building students were celebrated at the annual BIG (Building Industry Greats) Awards. Incredible winners from across construction specialisms were selected for their academic achievements, going the “extra mile,” overcoming adversity, and excelling in studies or national competitions.Leeds College of Building CEO & Principal Nikki Davis welcomed guests to…

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On the road to success with Transdev’s Yorkshire winners!

Bus firm shares stories behind the glories of its award winning teams They have varied roles with bus operator Transdev at locations across Yorkshire and beyond, but they have one thing in common – they’re all winners! The bus firm is sharing the winning stories behind those awarded its Pride of the North Cup and…

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Yorkshire Garden Centre group sponsors blogger awards

A Bradford-based garden centre group sponsored two categories in the Yorkshire Blogger Awards that were held in Leeds recently. Yorkshire Garden Centres, owners of Tong, Tingley, Bingley and Otley Garden Centres, was one of the sponsors of the awards that celebrate talented, inspiring and creative bloggers throughout Yorkshire. Yorkshire Garden Centres sponsored the Lifestyle award…

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Odsal Stadium to host first ever Bradford Diwali Awards

Odsal Stadium is to host the first ever Bradford Diwali Awards on Thursday 26th October! Organised by the Bradford Hindu Council, the first ever Bradford Diwali Awards are set to honour the unsung heroes whose contributions to the local community have changed people’s lives. There are a total of 11 award categories, which are: Empowering Children through…

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Merrion Centre’s Daytime Security Team Recognised with Coveted BACIL Award

October 11 2023 – The Merrion Centre is proud to announce its remarkable security team has been honoured with the prestigious “Best Daytime Shopping Centre Security” award at the recent Business Against Crime in Leeds (BACIL) awards. The recognition was bestowed upon the Merrion Centre at a glittering ceremony held at the Faversham in Leeds, where…

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Yorkshire bus firm Transdev in the running for five UK bus awards

Future-focused operator secures final places at British bus industry’s Oscars celebrating innovation and excellence Yorkshire bus operator Transdev is to compete in five categories in the bus industry’s biggest celebration of innovation and excellence, the UK Bus Awards. Over more than 25 years, the competition – widely recognised as the UK’s bus industry Oscars – has presented…

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Continued recognition for Andrew Jackson in Legal 500’s latest independent guide

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP has again secured numerous recommendations and positive client feedback in one of the UK’s leading independently researched guides to the legal profession. In the 2024 Legal 500 UK guide, published earlier this month, Andrew Jackson receives praise from clients and peers across numerous practice areas, underlining its reputation as being among…

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Manningham Housing Association tenant is a Housing Hero

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) tenant Salma Khatun has been named Tenant of the Year at the Housing Heroes Awards. The trophy, which “recognises a tenant who has gone the extra mile and demonstrated an innovative approach to helping others,” was handed over at a ceremony in Manchester by BBC News presenter Huw Edwards. Salma, an…

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‘Exemplar’ housing association retains national quality mark

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has retained its Customer Service Excellence national quality mark after a 12-month review. The accreditation is awarded to organisations judged to have a “truly customer-focused culture” following a rigorous assessment process. The independent assessor held discussions with MHA staff at all levels as well as with board representatives, customer panel members,…

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Yorkshire Garden Centres group reaches final of regional food and drink award

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after reaching the final of a regional food and drink business award. Yorkshire Garden Centres has been shortlisted in the Best Retailer category in the Azets Food and Drink Business Awards. Yorkshire Garden Centres’ MD, Mark Farnsworth, said: “We have grown our family of garden…

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Food Industry Training Company Rewards Excellence

Employees of Soreen, BBF, Speedibake and Hilltop Honey were the outstanding delegates receiving this year’s Verner Wheelock Excellence Awards. The annual awards first took place in 2015 to coincide with the food industry training company’s 25th anniversary. Karen Miles, a Senior QA in the Technical Department of Soreen was awarded the Auditing Student of the…

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Bradford-based author and business owner Helen Hill wins a third accolade for business book Falling Off The Ladder

Bradford-based author Helen Hill and business owner of UnlikelyGenius has received her third accolade for her business book Falling Off The Ladder: Revamp your Mindset and Thrive in Self-Employment. Falling Off The Ladder details Helen’s transition from employment to self-employment and how she established a thriving business within a year saving her mental and physical…

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Bradford garden centre is shortlisted for a national people and culture award

The team at a Bradford garden centre is celebrating after being shortlisted for a national HR award. Tong Garden Centre has reached the final in the Retail Company of the Year Award of the British HR Awards that celebrate the organisations and individuals that are driven by delivering a world-class people experience. “This is the first…

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Bradford garden centre wins regional sustainability award

The team at a Bradford garden centre is celebrating after winning a regional sustainability award. Sustainability Lead, Steph Bates and Head of People and  Culture, Neil Barwise-Carr from Tong Garden Centre were presented with the Sustainability Award at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards in Yorkshire and The Humber on 24th February. Organised by the…

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Up for the cup! Yorkshire’s champion bus drivers compete for Pride of the North Trophy

Bus firm Transdev’s award to salute its customers’ favourites They’re the Pride of the North – and they’re up for the cup! Yorkshire bus firm Transdev’s unsung heroes who drive thousands of people to work, the shops or an amazing day out are competing for a specially created Pride of the North trophy to celebrate…

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Bradford garden centre is shortlisted for a regional sustainability award

The team at a Bradford garden centre is celebrating after being shortlisted for a regional sustainability award. Tong Garden Centre has reached the final in the Sustainability Award of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards in Yorkshire and The Humber. Organised by the UK’s leading business campaigner, the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), the awards celebrate the achievements…

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