In This Edition May 2014 Members news 2-8
Partnership News 9-10
Le Tour Is Coming…. The world’s greatest sporting event – the Tour de France- will be here on Sunday 6 July 2014 attracting thousands to cheer on the world’s cycling elite.
All affected roads will be closed to traffic by 7.30am at the latest, so if you are planning to go anywhere by car, you will need to set off early and plan to arrive well before the final closures are in place. Because of this, we expect The peloton approaches Huddersfield severe congestion and advise that you at Ainley Top. The cyclists face a fast leave plenty of time for your journey descent along the A629 to the ring road and only travel in affected areas if you (A62), where they will turn right down have to. Chapel Hill (A616) and out through Lockwood towards Honley and If you are planning to open your Holmfirth (A6024). At Holme village, business on the day of the race, please the ascent begins in earnest as the think about how your staff will travel to racers attack the iconic Holme Moss and from work, rescheduling deliveries climb. At the 1,720ft summit, the riders and being aware of how busy the town will head into the Peak District before centre is likely to be. You can find a full turning towards Sheffield and sprinting list of the closures and an interactive to the finish line. map which will bring up the areas affected at www.kirklees.gov.uk/letour In Huddersfield, we expect large crowds at Ainley Top and around the As well as road closures on race day, ring road. There will be an official Tour the entire length of the route (that’s de France hub in St George’s Square, through Yorkshire, not just in Kirklees) with big screens, facilities, food and will be turned into a tow-away zone drink and entertainment. from Friday until the race ends on Sunday. This is so that the route is On race day, the route, the roads which clear of vehicles before the road needs join on to the route as well as some to be closed. All vehicles still on the additional roads such as St George’s route by noon on Saturday will be Square will begin closing from very towed away and owners will be fined, early in the morning. so please help by making your customers and staff aware.
You can find further information and advice at www.kirklees.gov.uk/letour.
If you have a specific query, please contact our Tour de France helpline on 01484 414881 or customer.enquiries @kirklees.gov.uk.
Member news Le Tour is coming……. Safety is paramount! West Yorkshire Police and the North East Counter Terrorism Unit have been on their rounds to ensure that communities, businesses and retailers are aware of the potential threat that could be associated with the Tour De France race in July.
2. Watch out for unattended luggage or In all cases individuals must call 999 if parcels, if you are genuinely concerned they suspect anything. It is vitally then please phone 999 straight away. important to be clear and precise, the police will organise things, and will call 3. Specifically for businesses and in the Bomb disposal team if they retailers. Please consider how often fire believe it to be necessary. drills are held, what the evacuation policy and procedure is, including where the muster points are located.
Inside Huddersfield has decided to follow in the same vain by supporting Classic terrorist activity is to plant a West Yorkshire Police in spreading their second explosive device at the muster message. point to maximise casualties. So bomb So it here we go…... evacuation must be different to fire evacuation! 1. The best thing people can do is to be extra vigilant, look out for people acting This information has been included to suspiciously, maybe taking photos of in any way frighten people, or make buildings or sat watching locations and them paranoid but to heighten taking notes. awareness.
More than just food! The Welcome Centre – food bank and more. The Welcome Centre supports individuals and families in extreme crisis in the local community of Huddersfield. They give practical support in the form of Food, Toiletries, Bedding, household items, Towels and clothes. They also provide information and sign-post service users to specialist support, if required.
They gave out over 8600 packs and expect this to increase this year.
community – If anyone is interested in helping please contact the office on:
The Welcome Centre’s service relies on food and monetary donations to be able to continue supporting the
Tel: 01484 515086 or visit www.thewelcomecentre.org or the Facebook page.
The Centre, a registered charity and incorporated company, has been in Huddersfield for over 20 years and helps anyone in South Kirklees (including all the valleys and villages) who is referred by any of the frontline services in our community. Last year, the Centre saw a massive increase in the need for their service, particularly by families in crisis. 2
Members news The Mayor of Kirklees supports more local groups Charities and community groups from across Kirklees attended a special grant presentation organised by One Community, the Kirklees Community Foundation, at Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors on Friday 11th April. 10 lucky groups received grant cheques totalling £4,000, from the Mayor of Kirklees’ Charity Fund. The Mayor, Cllr Martyn Bolt, has been supporting One Community, throughout his Mayoral year, and in April he distributed the proceeds of his latest fundraising efforts. One of the grant beneficiaries, Hepworth Junior and Infant Primary School, received £262.74 to fund the purchase of additional items for their weekly Lego Club. The club was started initially for younger pupils and those with special needs. However, children from all age groups are now participating and as a result the children’s imagination and problem-solving skills are flourishing.
The group 20-40 Moldgreen, based in Huddersfield, will benefit from £265.00, which will now help to fund their weekly cooking classes, eventually leading to participation in a food co-operative. Participants will learn about healthy eating and develop cooking skills to share with their families.
can be distributed across Kirklees, supporting local voluntary and charitable activity. The foundation works with both businesses and individuals, and helps to manage their charitable giving.
The Mayor of Kirklees pictured with the latest beneficiaries of his charity fundraising Paul Johnson, from One Community, If you would like to support your said: “It’s great to be able to present yet community through your company and another tranche of funding to local community groups. We are extremely grateful to the Mayor for supporting our work, and for coming along to present his latest grants. “Since 2011, we have awarded 150 grants to local good causes with a value of £100,000. And it is pleasing to see that we are now beginning to make a establish a charitable fund with One real difference in many communities Community, please get in touch with across Kirklees.” the foundation: (01484) 468397. One Community was launched in May 010, to encourage local giving with the aim of establishing a central endowment fund, from which grants
LOST BOY RACER
on rollers in his shed. Will he make it to the finish?
Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 June, 7.30pm at the Lawrence Batley Thea- LOST BOY RACER is a quirky northern comedy-drama with a touch of blood, tre sweat and tears, a large dose of fun, Sean Racer used to be an energetic some off-the-wall bike action and a love wildcat youth hooked, on cycling. Now story of sorts. he’s a 40-something tax inspector on This world premiere is part of the the brink of a personal crisis. Yorkshire Festival 2014, the county wide Turning to Claude, an oddball ex-pro cultural festival in celebration of Le Tour cycle mechanic, and encouraged by the de France Grand Départ. wily Linda, a serial tax evader keen to distract him from taking a closer look at HTCLP members can get tickets for LOST BOY RACER for just £10, saving her books, Sean hatches a plan to get you up to £4. Simply call the LBT box his life back on track and on two wheels. He will fulfill a youthful dream; office on 01484 430528 and quote to ride the Tour de France. That’s right, ‘HTCPL OFFER’. he’s going the distance, albeit on a bike 3
Members news Knock yer self out! It’s a Knock Out was a great success again this year. The six teams that took part raced and chased for the 2014 it’s a Knockout Challenge title. The winners were, Brewfitt / Paxman Coolers with Abzorb coming in a very close second. Wm Sykes, Stafflex, Kirklees Stadium Development (John Smith’s Stadium), Sodexo and Huddersfield Town took part in the fun and games too. Huddersfield Town did exceptionally well this year, not only did they not get disqualified but they came in third. Well done and THANK YOU to everyone that played a part, we had fun on the day and it is a great opportunity to network and put the team through some team building activities but when the day is over and we reflect on what we have achieved, it was good to know that this year the Huddersfield Town Foundation benefited from the funds raised. The Town Foundation’s Fund Raising Officer, Mandy Taylor said “Our mission is to make a significant difference to the lives of children and young people in our community and any donation made is directed into innovative and unique initiatives including our “Early Kick-Off Breakfast Clubs” which have served over 110,000 healthy and delicious free breakfasts across 15 clubs in Kirklees”
Central Lodge news After reading an article in the Huddersfield Examiner regarding the University and its international links, Joe Marsden of The Huddersfield Central Lodge Hotel made the following comment.
visitors were here to visit companies in the Huddersfield area”. Joe also mentioned that it was a good insight into the level of international business being created by local companies of various industries.
“The news regarding the overseas visitors to the town prompted me to look at our statistics for 2013. It shows that our guests are very multinational. 81% were from the UK, 5% from the USA, 5% from the EU, 4% from China, 1% from India and 4% from the rest of the world. Approximately 72% of all overseas
Tel: 01484 515551 www.centralodge.com 4
Pictured is Carole from the Reservations Team, pointing at a world map in the hotel lounge. Guests are encouraged to put a pin in the area they have travelled from.
Members news Baa Baa Brighouse – Have you any Wool? Baa Baa Brighouse is a brand new online knitwear and yarn store which opened its virtual woolly doors to the public in April.
gloves and bags – each one a little different from the last, with a definite vintage feel.
knitted products it sells and as a result has joined the Campaign for Wool, whose patron is HRH the Prince of Wales.
The shop, which specialises in unique Baa Baa Brighouse stocks yarn from the hand knitted accessories and Yorkshire popular West Yorkshire Spinners in yarns has been set up by current Editor of The Scallymag and Huddersfield Partnership member Elaine JinksTurnerr.
Elaine said the next step for Baa Baa Brighouse is to exhibit at local artisan craft fairs and markets in and around Calderdale and Kirklees, making it a truly local business with a physical presence.
Elaine, a mother-of-three, was taught to knit as a child but rediscovered her passion for the craft following a lengthy bout of post-natal depression following Keighley, County Alpacas in Sowerby the birth of her daughter, Florence, Bridge, Eden Cottage Yarns in Leeds aged three. and Laura’s Loom in the North YorkShe has since turned her “therapy” into shire Dales> She stocks knitwear from a business and has sourced beautiful well-known designer, Erika Knight, knitting yarns from across Yorkshire, whose British yarn is spun at Laxton’s in the home of the woollen and textile Guisley and world famous knitwear industry, in order to showcase the very designer, Louisa Harding, who is based best the county has to offer. in Holmfirth. All of the yarn produced has strong connections to Yorkshire. Elaine said: “I knit a range of accessories from the finest yarns available inBaa Baa Brighouse is committed to cluding scarves, shawls, wraps, hats, using wool in at least 75% of the
Baa Baa Brighouse will also be hosting learn to knit workshops in Brighouse and beyond, details of which will be posted on the website www.baabaabrighouse.co.uk
A little help goes a long way Signs Express were very happy to help Meze Restaurant in Brighouse when severe winds at the end of 2013 blew down part of their 14.5m wide fascia sign.
ing with internal LED illumination, and five down lighters, one over each column. Mr Kurnaz of Meze was so pleased with the new signage that he is already in discussions with
Signs Express stepped in and replaced the whole fascia with a smart new design reflecting the well-earned high reputation that the restaurant has. The new signage incorporates five columns to match the wide fascia sign, all of which is wrapped in digitally printed vinyl graphics. To finish it off, the main sign has stainless steel 3-D letter5
Signs Express about producing further signage to enhance the restaurant. Tel: 01484 451600 Huddersfield@signsexpress.co.uk
Members news Member of the Month….. New to the Inside Huddersfield! Each month you’ll get to know some of the people behind the retailers and businesses in the Huddersfield. This month it’s the man behind Mr Flyer Andrew Robinson……
Competitive, persistent, driven 5. What do you think are the main challenges for small businesses? Cash flow is number one and avoiding quiet spells. 6. What has been the proudest moment in your life so far? My son was born just 3 weeks ago; this is certainly my proudest moment! 7. Have you ever met anyone famous, please tell us about it (keep it short)? Eddie Stobart. He turned out to be a friend of my Grandparents, and when introduced as a kid he gave me a boot full of free toy Eddie Stobart trucks.
1. Please provide a sentence about your business?
8. If you could pass on one single piece of advice to a budding entrepreneur what would it be?
Mr Flyer’s goal is to build your business and build your brand. Flyer distribution Don’t just be creative; be innovative. A is simply the tool we use in order to creative person just thinks of good idefulfil this goal. as, where as an innovator brings the good idea into fruition. 2. Why did you join the partnership? I joined HTCPL for the networking aspect, and also for opportunities such as tendering for the Food and Drink Festival. 3 Tell us about your greatest challenge in 2014? 2014 has been a year of investment for us – new offices, new branding, and soon to have a new website. The challenge linked with this is keeping tight on cashflow to cover these additional costs.
Professionally structured monthly breakfast meeting for HD businesses. Providing a friendly forum to do business, create leads and build local business links.
9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? San Diego. Every day is 25 degrees! 10. If you could give the Partnership some feedback what would it be? Encourage the bigger companies to attend the networking events too.
3. Give three words to describe your business? Trustworthy, reliable, professional 4. Give us three words about yourself? 6
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Join a guided walk around Huddersfield Town Centre on Sunday afternoons from May until November 2014. Led by experts in their subjects, walks begin from St George’s Square (Harold Wilson statue) at 2.30pm, unless otherwise stated. Sunday 4 May
Public Art Trail: Sculptures, statues and surprises
Sunday 1 June
Town Centre Heritage Trail: From the Normans to the 19th century
Sunday 13 July
Town Centre Heritage Trail
Sunday 3 August
Historic Buildings Trail: A taste of the town’s extraordinary architecture
Tuesday 5 August World War I Trail: Tuesday 19 August (6.30pm) The compassion and commitment of a community at war Sunday 7 September Sunday 14 September
World War I Trail two free Trails for Heritage Open Days Public Art (11am) Radical Heritage: Markers to a metropolis of discontent (2.30pm)
Sunday 5 October
Historic Buildings Trail
Sunday 2 November
Shuddersfield Ghost Trail: A Halloween Treat
Walks last around 11/2 to 2 hours, with a charge of £3 for adults and £2 for concessions; no need to book. Interested? E-mail email@example.com for updates
Partnership news Here come the girls… Last issue Inside Huddersfield introduced the new HP Partnership Manager Karen Hobson. This month Inside Huddersfield has the pleasure of introducing Karen’s new team. Hayley MacDonald, Events Co-ordinator and Jessica Cartwright, Accounts and Administrative Assistant. Jessica has a wide range of experience from business support to finance. After several years of working for organisations like the Arcadia Group, Skipton Building Society and Bradford Chamber of Commerce, Jess joins the Partnership to form part of the new ‘dream team’.
A word from Jess herself. ‘I’m very excited to be part of what Huddersfield Partnership aspires to do over the coming months. I’m looking forward to doing my bit in shaping the Partnership and its future . Hayley is an Events Specialist, graduating from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in 2010.
“I am looking forward to the variety of work the Partnership will offer, and getting to know the members and businesses of Huddersfield to support new events and members. I am full of enthusiasm and ideas to support the town I live in and boost our towns’ offerings”
Here experience includes working as an Events Manager for Kirklees Active Leisure, working on large scale events such as the Rose d’Or Golden Globe Awards in Switzerland and Brazillica Festival in Liverpool. More recently working for Wakefield Council within the Culture and Regeneration Team.
Jessica & Hayley
Change for the better and for your back pocket! With the recent changes within the Partnership, it is a time to take stock and consult with HP members with regard to how they would like to see the Partnership evolve. Membership is at the heart of Huddersfield Partnership therefore it is essential that the views of members are listened to in order that the Partnership can accordingly shape its future. Over the next several months there will be a number of changes to enhance what the Partnership currently offers and delivers so watch this space!
Members Pricing Structure 2014/2015 Member Type
Micro business (2-4 employees)
Small Business (5-9 employees)
Medium Business/organisation (10-25 employees) Large Business/organisation (26+ employee)
Inside Huddersfield can announce that Partnership is launching its first change concerning membership. HP believe that this is their initial step in supporting and developing the many business and organisations that forms its membership.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact Karen Hobson, Partnership Manager on 01484 480890 or Karen@huddersfieldpartnership.co.uk 9
Huddersfield Partnership Radio Link
Helping to prevent crime and disorder Radio Link to Police, CCTV, Community Rangers and Member Premises
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 01484 480890 or
Partnership news Just Some Of The Reasons Why Businesses Join Us
All members have the opportunity to promote their businesses every month via the Inside Huddersfield Newsletter (database email)
All members have the opportunity to attend regular network meetings and open evenings.
All members have access to our town centre database.
All members are included in our on-line Membership Directory with a link to their own website.
All eligible members can benefit from discounts for membership of the Retail Radio Scheme.
All members can benefit from a discount of 20% off membership fees if they introduce a new member.
All members can take advantage of significant member to member discounts and offers.
All members benefit from being part of an organisation that acts as one voice in our town.
All eligible members can benefit from a 10% discount off marquee bookings at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival
Access to ‘inside knowledge’ about what is happening in the town before it actually happens.
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