Inspirational Carolina is a Housing Hero

A Manningham Housing Association (MHA) employee who paved the way for the Bradford-based organisation to become the first housing association in the world to achieve the global Standard for Diversity and Inclusion for HR Management has been named Inspirational Colleague of the Year at the Housing Heroes Awards 2024. Carolina Padovezi de Oliveira, who joined…

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King’s Awards for Enterprise – Chamber webinar

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce recently held an online webinar for the King’s Awards for Enterprise. Hosted by Jon Hammond DL, spectators were joined by Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Jo Ropner and a number of previous winners including: Nathan Hughes, Founder & Managing Director, Restrap Ltd….

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Winners announced as awards celebrate manufacturing’s brightest rising stars

Manufacturing and engineering employers came together last week to celebrate some of the sector’s brightest younger stars at a packed awards ceremony held at Leeds Beckett University’s Rose Bowl building. The Leeds Manufacturing Festival Awards, which are now in their third year, have become one of the highlights of the festival, and showcase the talent…

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Planet & People First Verification Achievement

SVH Inc. CIC Achieves People and Planet First Verification! SVH Inc. CIC is proud to announce its achievement of the prestigious People and Planet First Verification, underscoring our commitment to fostering sustainable, Strong, Vibrant, Happy, and Incorporated communities. As a certified member of Social Enterprise UK, this milestone marks a significant chapter in our journey…

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Bradford Garden Centre reaches final of regional business award

The team at a Bradford based garden centre group is celebrating after reaching the final of a regional business award. Tong Garden Centre has been shortlisted in the Community category in the Bradford Means Business Awards. Tong Garden Centre’s Head of People, Culture & Sustainability, Neil Barwise-Carr, said: “Our local community is at the heart…

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Castle Employment named one of The Sunday Times best places to work

Yorkshire, UK – Castle Employment Group is thrilled to announce its inclusion in The Sunday Times prestigious list of the Top 100 Companies to work for. This accolade recognises the dedication and effort Castle Employment places in creating an exceptional workplace culture that adheres to rigorous standards of employee satisfaction and wellbeing. Every year, The…

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RJJ Software wins prestigious Digital Transformation Award

RJJ Software, a leading software development firm, has won the prestigious 2024 Digital Transformation Award at this year’s UK Business Awards. The nomination recognized companies that have demonstrated exceptional innovation in their approach to digital transformation, leveraging emerging technologies or implementing creative solutions to drive digital change. As a company specializing in .NET, Python, and…

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Bradford bike shop wins award for UK’s ‘Smallest and Greatest’ firms

Pennine Cycles has been crowned Britain’s best High Street Hero small business at The Small Awards A business from Bradford, which is an independent bicycle shop, was celebrated as best High Street Hero business at this year’s Small Awards. Pennine Cycles won the award which recognises and celebrates the nation’s standout independents that play a…

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York Children’s Services’ worker receives national award

A City of York Council staff member working with children and young people in care has won a national award for her work. Annie Whitley, a Corporate Parenting and Co Production Advisor, was nominated at the national Frontline Awards, which Celebrate amazing social workers and young people with lived experience of social work. Frontline described Annie’s…

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Castle Employment named one of the Sunday Times best places to work

Yorkshire, UK – Castle Employment Group is thrilled to announce its inclusion in The Sunday Times prestigious list of the Top 100 Companies to work for. This accolade recognises the dedication and effort Castle Employment places in creating an exceptional workplace culture that adheres to rigorous standards of employee satisfaction and wellbeing. Every year, The…

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Yorkshire garden centres awarded membership of prestigious Garden Centre Association

Two members of a Bradford-based garden centre group have been accepted as members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA), joining an elite group of 200 garden centres nationwide. Tingley and Otley Garden Centres were awarded membership of the GCA, which champions professionalism in garden centre retailing, after passing a stringent audit that covered all elements…

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York scientist wins international award for his work to tackle unnecessary animal testing

Dr Owen Kavanagh from York St John University founding member of group honored by the Lush Prize 2024 “We believe it’s time to put an end to the bias in favour of animal-based methods in research as often non-animal methods are more suitable and ethical.” Dr Owen Kavanagh, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at York…

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Transdev’s Yorkshire workshop wonders in UK skills challenge

Testing road ahead for bus firm’s mechanical, electrical and bodywork stars From experienced engineers to rising stars of the workshop – Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev’s team of all the talents are to take on the ultimate test. The Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) is celebrating Britain’s best in bus and coach engineering with its…

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RJJ Software shortlisted for UK Business Awards’ Digital Transformation Award

RJJ Software, a leading software development firm, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2024 Digital Transformation Award at this year’s UK Business Awards. The nomination recognises companies that have, “demonstrated exceptional innovation in their approach to digital transformation, leveraging emerging technologies or implementing creative solutions to drive digital change.” As a company specialising in .NET,…

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Bradford College Vice Principal named Muslim Woman of the Year

A Bradford College Vice Principal has been named Muslim Woman of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony. Alina Khan won the ‘Noor Inayat Khan Muslim Woman of the Year’ category at the British Muslim Awards 2024 which took place at the Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester. Now in their 11th year, the British Muslim Awards…

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RJJ Software recognised as a top five software development company in Leeds by Design Rush

RJJ Software, a leading software development company specialising in .NET, Python, and AI technologies, has been listed among the top five software development companies in Leeds by Design Rush (https://www.designrush.com/agency/software-development/uk/leeds). This recognition highlights RJJ’s position as experts in their field and further solidifies its reputation as a trusted provider of high-quality software solutions. As a…

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West Yorkshire woman shortlisted for two Women in Rail Awards

A West Yorkshire woman has been nominated for two national awards for her contribution to making the rail industry more inclusive. Harriet Harbidge, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at TransPennine Express (TPE), has been shortlisted for two Women in Rail Awards. Despite her relatively short tenure of just 18 months at TPE, Harriet, a 28-year-old from…

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C-Kore Systems receives a Third Royal Award

C-Kore Systems Limited from Escrick, York have been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade 2024 due to their outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over 3 years.  This is their third award in just over 5 years, having already received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation in 2019 and a…

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White Rose celebrates Leeds community champions

White Rose Shopping Centre has honoured heroes from South Leeds and beyond at its annual Community Awards this week (2nd May), with recipients including charity leaders, landscaping specialists, and campaigning centre visitors. The Community Awards celebrate the incredible local people working hard to benefit their local community. 2024 winners include:  Lyn Morgan, a regular White…

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Relentless dedication earns Housing Hero status for Carolina

Carolina Padovezi de Oliveira, Corporate Project Manager at Manningham Housing Association (MHA) in Bradford, has been shortlisted in the Inspirational Colleague of the Year category for the Housing Heroes Awards 2024. Organised by Inside Housing magazine, the awards celebrate “the leaders, innovators and changemakers across the housing sector.” Originally from Brazil, Carolina joined MHA as…

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Bradford Means Business Awards 2024: Entries now open

Bradford Means Business and the Telegraph & Argus are delighted to once again be bringing you The Bradford District Business Awards for 2024. For the first time we are proud to announce a new partnership with Bradford College who are our headline partner this year and we thank them for their great support. This is…

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Bradford garden centre group wins Yorkshire sustainability award

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after winning a regional sustainability award. Yorkshire Garden Centres Group won the SME Business (up to £50m turnover) category at the inaugural Yorkshire Sustainability Excellence Awards, which were presented at a celebration lunch at Swinton Park in Ripon on 18th April. “The category celebrates SMEs…

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Bradford garden centre group beats industry giants to win a national HR award for a second time

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after winning a national HR award for the second consecutive year. Yorkshire Garden Centres Group won the Retail Company of the Year Award at the British HR Awards that took place in London on 16th April. “The HR awards celebrate organisations and individuals that are…

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Huntington School becomes first in York to receive Silver Healthy Schools Award

Huntington School has become the first in the city to be awarded a coveted Silver Healthy Schools’ Award. The award is part of the Healthy Schools Programme, launched by City of York Council and North Yorkshire Council in partnership last year. The programme aims to encourage state-funded schools across the county to work towards improving…

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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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