Category Archives: Business

Calderdale Council has published a five year financial strategy to help manage its budget during what is predicted to be a sustained period of national uncertainty.  Every autumn the Council updates its Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) which is then used to inform budget decisions.    Previously the strategy has covered a three year period,… read more … about Balancing the books in uncertain times>>

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Local businesses in Halifax have been visiting the former office building, Northgate House and the adjoining Central Library, as the transformation of both buildings starts to take shape. As part of the wider transformation of Halifax, Calderdale Council is renovating its vacant former office building, Northgate House, to provide more than 40,000 square foot of… read more … about Progress at Northgate House>>

Northgate House businesses

Plans are progressing for the proposed new business park in Clifton near Brighouse, as the planning application for the project has now been submitted. Creation of a business park on the site at Clifton is a long-standing ambition of the Council. The submission of the planning application is the next step in transforming the site to… read more … about Step forward for Clifton Business Park>>

Unemployed and inactive people may be offered tailored support to help them into employment if a funding bid to the European Social and Investment Fund is successful. Wakefield Council, in partnership with Calderdale Council, has applied for the funding, and a decision is expected soon on whether the application has been successful. A full application… read more … about Extra help to get back into work>>

Eric Binns, who has helped hundreds of business start-ups in Calderdale, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award at the Best of Brighouse awards. The awards, which celebrate the local business community in Brighouse, were held on Thursday 23 May at Brighouse Sports Club. Eric was awarded the Lifetime Achievement accolade at the awards… read more … about Lifetime Achievement Award for Eric>>

Eric Binns with award

Hundreds of young people will be supported to access jobs and training, thanks to the new Calderdale Employment Hub. Calderdale Council and Leeds Beckett University are working together to give young people the skills they need to reach their potential and contribute to economic growth in Calderdale. The new Employment Hub has launched as part… read more … about Helping young people into work>>

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A Calderdale business has more than doubled the size of its premises thanks to a Council scheme which supports business start-ups and growth. Calderdale Council’s Business Rates Discount Scheme enables businesses and developers to invest in the construction of new employment space. The scheme gives a one-year, 100% discount on new business rates resulting from… read more … about Council scheme boosts business growth>>

An established Mytholmroyd company is benefiting from stronger flood protection and increased business, as part of the village’s ongoing recovery from the Boxing Day 2015 floods. Russell Dean Furniture has recently reached the top 10 furniture stores in the country, as rated by customers, and business is going from strength to strength. This comes nearly… read more … about Business success story supports Mytholmroyd recovery>>

Repairs to Halifax Borough Market are well under way, with much of the building currently covered in scaffolding. Over 80% of the chimneys have been repointed and repaired where necessary as part of the £500,000 investment to restore the Market Street façade. Each window on the Market Street facade has been checked, stripped and repaired… read more … about Restoring the beauty of the Borough Market>>

Borough Market