Category Archives: Business

Businesses across Calderdale are being encouraged to sign up to the West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter. The West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter is an ambitious new initiative aimed at encouraging businesses in the West Yorkshire region to adopt fair work practices. Fair work means good pay, fair and flexible working conditions, as well as greater… read more … about Recognising and celebrating the positive impacts of fair work>>

Key infrastructure improvements in south east Calderdale are being discussed by the Council’s Cabinet at the meeting on Monday 11 March 2024. In line with the Council’s priority for thriving towns and places, the Cabinet will consider two reports relating to south east Calderdale, which aim to support economic growth, bring opportunities for local people… read more … about Progressing plans for south east Calderdale>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

More people in Calderdale could have access to new skills, quality jobs, good pay and opportunities for progression. Calderdale Council’s Adult Learning service and other local organisations could provide training through ‘Skills Bootcamps’, as part of a proposed £450,000 funding boost from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The Combined Authority currently delivers the Bootcamps to… read more … about Helping Calderdale’s talent to thrive>>

Cllr Silvia Dacre, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources

After 18 months of planning, high-tech manufacturing through Industry 4.0 will come to the heart of Brighouse in 2024 with the launch of the i4.0 Hub, where small and medium sized businesses can explore how digital technology can improve their productivity and increase innovation. The project is part of the £19.1 million Brighouse Town Deal,… read more … about High-tech manufacturing to be a focus for 2024 as Town Deal delivers for Brighouse>>

Young people using VR at i40 Hub

Calderdale’s proud tradition of innovation was in the spotlight at a major event helping businesses to grow through new ideas and opportunities. Dozens of businesses from across Calderdale and West Yorkshire discovered how to take their products, services and processes to the next level, at the ‘Innovate Local: West Yorkshire’ event at Dean Clough, Halifax,… read more … about Major business event showcases Calderdale’s innovation>>

Tracy Brabin, Dean Cook and Cllr Jane Scullion at the Innovate Local West Yorkshire event in Halifax

Calderdale businesses can now benefit from more free advice to help them grow and manage challenges like the cost of living. In 2021, Calderdale Council set up the Place Development Team to help local hospitality businesses recover from the pandemic. Since then, the team has evolved and now provides support and business engagement to a… read more … about New online advice sessions for Calderdale businesses>>

Place Development Team receiving Our Stars award

The transformation of the historic Halifax Borough Market has moved a step closer, after the multi-million-pound revitalisation project reached significant milestones. Calderdale Council is investing nearly £4.5 million into a thriving future for the market hall as a focal point for shopping, business and leisure in Halifax, after it successfully secured £11.7 million from the… read more … about Securing a thriving future for historic Halifax Borough Market>>

Historic clock inside Halifax Borough Market

Calderdale Council is progressing its longstanding ambition to transform a large site in Clifton into a thriving business park, to create 1,300 jobs and major benefits for Calderdale and West Yorkshire. In line with the Council’s priority for thriving towns and places, the proposed Clifton Business Park would support economic growth, bring opportunities for local… read more … about Clifton Business Park ambitions take a step forward>>