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May 2013

Let’s Talk Business, Huddersfield Style To Win £200 Packhorse Pounds! stories about The Place To Make It. And we’d love your help. It’s not just for fun because we’ve a grand total of £1,000 in Packhorse Pounds to give away to Huddersfield Eye’s winning fact-finders  over the coming months. This month’s theme, fact fans is business!

A group of local businesses including Huddersfield Eye, The Sharp Agency, The Packhorse Centre, Huddersfield Town, Printpod and the HTCPL have come together to launch a new completion to find out why Huddersfield really is ‘The Place To Make It’. As you know, Huddersfield is famous for making many things from sporting history to the cloth for David Beckham’s suit at Prince William and Kate’s wedding. But we want to find more of these inspirational facts or

With giant nodding dogs, the world’s most expensive suit and iconic sports cars all hailing from Huddersfield, there’s plenty of scope to uncover our best business related fact and win this month’s prize – £200 worth of Packhorse Pounds. Here’s what we’ve found, can you do any better? 

Local firm, KD Decoratives Ltd., constructed Britain’s largest nodding dog for the Dogs Trust, standing at an impressive 11 feet tall. Huddersfield firm, W.T. Johnson

& Sons, created the world’s most expensive suit at a staggering £70,000. Huddersfield born David Brown, bought then later sold Aston Martin, creating the first of the legendary DB series of cars including the DB5, famously driven by James bond.

Wellhouse Leisure’s Hyundai i800 camper has 3 major industry awards.

Huddersfield’s Novaglaze Ltd. manufactures the replacement glass for the London Eye.

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Welcome to new members Mr Flyer We are very pleased to welcome Mr Flyer to the HTCPL. Established in 2011 and based at Heritage Exchange in Lindley, Mr Flyer provides a design, print and distribution service. Andrew Robinson explained: “Our designer specialises in designing flyers and other promotional materials specific to door to door marketing. As a result we have found clients that use us to design their leaflets typically have a higher response rate. Our print services also specialise in flyers, leaflets and booklets as these are what we distribute so much of. “ We provide live GPS tracked flyer distribution throughout West Yorkshire, allowing clients to see exactly when and

where their leaflets are distributed. We offer both door to door and business to business distribution and both options are available as either shared or solus distribution. We work closely with clients to find the best solution for their business and budget.” Andrew added “As much as we love having big name clients, such as O2, Dominos Pizza etc; our main goal is small businesses. “We believe we can bring in new clients for our customers at surprisingly low costs, with 20,000 A5 double sided flyers from just £195 and distribution from £25 per 1000. The quality is great too – we never print something we wouldn’t want our name to be on!”

Asked why they joined the HTCPL , Andrew said “ We had a break from networking after a demanding year in BNI, but knew it was time to get back out there and meet new people. HTCPL ticked all the boxes: genuine people, bonus benefits on top of networking, monthly not weekly meetings, excellent value; and they don’t give an aggressive scripted sales pitch to sign up!”

Tel: 01484 598555 W: www.mrflyer.co.uk

Bolster Moor Farm Shop We are very pleased to welcome Bolster Moor Farm Shop to the HTCPL.

bakers. The shop also has well stocked dairy, grocery and vegetable departments. As much of the produce as possible is Bolster Moor Farm Shop is owned and run sourced locally with the aim of by second cousins Simon Haigh and Andrew supplying quality at affordable prices. Whitwam. With both their wives and children taking on active roles within the The latest addition to the business is the business, this really is a family enterprise. Bolster Moor Coffee Shop which Located 1000ft above sea level overlooking continues the homemade and local theme with its menu. The coffee shop serves a full their award winning produce at this year’s Golcar, the shop has a large meat counter range of breakfasts, light lunches and sweet Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival where selling a wide range of home reared and the team will be making a welcome return. local meat as well as award winning sausage treats in a bright, airy environment with beautiful views over Bolster Moor. and pies. All bread and confectionary in the shop is made in house by a team of master

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the shop then take to opportunity to sample some of

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Tel: 01484 648274 W: www.bolstermoorfarmshop.co.uk


Welcome to new members Owen Scott Bespoke Tailors The HTCPL extends a warm welcome to new member Own Scott. After a decade of learning and perfecting his trade, Scott Hufton decided it was time to set up on his own and opened Owen Scott Bespoke Tailors in King Street Huddersfield.

necessary linings. The first version of the suit comes back to Huddersfield for a second fitting, where alterations are made. The process can be repeated again before the final version is ready to be worn.” As well as bespoke tailoring Own Scott offers a wedding hire service, alterations, off the peg suits and shirts and a wide selection of ties and accessories.

Scott explained: “The process of making a suit usually takes between four and six weeks. Customers come to the shop to pick Having spent three years building a strong their material and be measured by one of reputation in Huddersfield, Owen Scott are the tailors. This means the suit is a perfect fit to their body. Owen Scott only use cloth from Huddersfield manufacturers.

spreading their wings to Leeds, Manchester and the famous Savile Row. Asked why they decided to join the HTCPL Scott explained: ” We wanted to find out more about what was going in Huddersfield”

Tel: 01484 530123 W: www.owenscott.co.uk

“The cloth is then cut in a pattern and sent to a manufacturer in Ossett or London where it is stitched together with the

White Rose School of Health and Beauty “The College also offers you the chance to experience a number of professional treatments whilst aiding the learning of the students and helping them to improve in confidence and give them valuable skills for We are very pleased to welcome the White the future. The students work under the Rose School of Health and Beauty to the close supervision of qualified professionals.” HTCPL. Assistant Principle Sarah Williamson explains: “We provide outstanding training for therapists and apprentices in the beauty industry. All examination boards are chosen carefully to ensure all our candidates can obtain the most nationally and internationally recognised qualification. Adult funding and scholarships are also available.

Treatments include, manicure, pedicure, facials, eye treatments, make-up, waxing, aromatherapy massage, facial electrical treatments, hot stone massage and microdermabrasion. Well-known brands of products are used during the treatments such as Dermalogica. Treatments are subject to student availability.

Asked why they decided to join the HTCPL “We have excellent links with local spas and Sarah replied: “ The main reasons we joined salons. Due to the high standards upheld by were really to help promote Huddersfield our Principal our candidates have excellent and ourselves as well as to support the career opportunities with many prospective HTCPL.” employers regularly contacting the college.

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Tel: 01484 510625 W: www.whiterosebeautycolleges.co.uk


Welcome to new members Nando’s The HTCPL is very pleased to welcome Nando’s as new members of the HTCPL.

Lea added: “We wanted to build relationships within the business community of Huddersfield and to get involved with marketing and events in the town.”

General Manager Lea Aaron explain: “At Nando’s you will experience our traditional hospitality, warmth and fun. Your senses will be fired up by the addictive flavour of our delicious PERi-PERi Chicken. “We pride ourselves on our quality PERi-PERi chicken! Fresh, never-frozen, A-grade chickens are butterfly-cut and immediately marinated in Nando’s marinade for 24 hours to ensure that the flavour seeps through the meat.” The legendary PERi-PERi chicken is flamegrilled right in front of you and basted with your choice of sauce from the PERi-ometer: Lemon & Herb or Mango & Lime for the not so brave, Medium PERi-PERi for the slightly

more adventurous while Hot and Extra Hot should satisfy hard-core chilli enthusiasts. Flame-grilling the chicken means most of the fat of the chicken literally disappears during grilling and the result is the finest tasting, healthy chicken on the high street.

Tel: 01484 544094 W: www.nandos.co.uk

Although chicken is the main dish at Nando’s the menu is diverse enough to cater for all tastes and includes vegetarian options. Asked why they decided to join the HTCPL

The Armitage Bridge ‘Monkey’ Club We are very pleased to welcome The Armitage Bridge ‘Monkey’ Club to the HTCPL.

With this in mind they will also be having a marquee at the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival for the first time in August.

The Monkey Club is a private licensed members club located in Armitage Bridge, about 3 miles to the south of Huddersfield. The club has a fully stocked bar with a wide range of drinks to suit all tastes, including an excellent selection of Real Ales.

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The club also offers a warm friendly welcome to guests and runs the renowned annual MonkeyFest, a Real Ale and Music Festival held during the summer and is currently the CAMRA Club of the Year. Having been at the heart of Armitage Bridge since 1894 the club provides a natural home for community activities. With its 119 year history, it must be one of the HTCPL’s longest established members.

For more information:

W: www.htcpl.org.uk Tel: 07980 897105 W: www.freewebs.com/the-monkey-club

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E: info@htcpl.org.uk T: 01484 480890


Member news Signs Express Create A Striking New Look For Vehicles . You won’t miss these three vans that have recently had graphics applied by Signs Express (Huddersfield). SF Fire Protection Services have now had five vans liveried by Signs Express, whilst Purple Dog Training have turned to Signs Express to update their van graphics to create a higher profile. For Safer Spaces it was critical to have the correct reflective and fluorescent markings window, right up to stunning full vehicles striking and the three respective companies on the rear of their van to meet Chapter 8 wraps. You can see some great examples on requirements and maintain safety when the can expect to generate plenty of new sales our website.” from this cost effective form of marketing. van is working on highways. Martin Davis of Signs Express (Huddersfield) “Signs Express can design and apply vehicle graphics from simple text in the rear explained: “All the vehicles look incredibly

Tel: 01484 451600 W: www.signsexpress.co.uk/branch/72/ huddersfield/

Welcomefest - Over 11 Hours of Music, Fun And Food! Welcomefest is a small scale independent music festival which showcases local talent and raises money for deserving causes, The Welcome Centre and Huddersfield Rugby Club. The event takes place on Saturday 15th June from 12noon -11.30pm at Lockwood Park Huddersfield. Melinda Sharpe from The Welcome Centre said: “Tickets cost £15 and will buy you eleven and a half hours of entertainment. Children under the age of 16 are free when accompanied by their parents.

known and have performed at large events and on local and national radio. The music is very varied and includes folk, rock, funk and blues. “Between 1pm and 6pm, in addition to the music, there will be a programme of activities for children. With refreshments available on site we believe the event will be fun for all the family.” For further information and to book tickets go to: W: www.welcomefest.co.uk For more information about The Welcome Centre:

“This year we have performances from eight bands and one solo Tel: 01484 340034 act. Many of the acts are well W: www.thewelcomecentre.org

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Member news Mr Flyer Launches New Distribution In April Mr Flyer launched a brand new service exclusive to existing clients called Fixed Shared Distribution. The service was fully booked within a week and had many more companies hoping to take part.

Areas covered by shared distribution:

With this in mind Mr Flyer have extended the offer to everyone and are providing the service during the first week of every month.

HD2: Birkby, Fixby, Bradley

Andrew Robinson of Mr Flyer explained: “We often have trouble finding shared distributions for clients in certain areas at certain times - it becomes a bit of a juggling act! To overcome this we have chosen 20 fixed locations across Huddersfield, which we will deliver a maximum of four non-competing leaflets to, with 1000 houses targeted in each location. This is currently available in Huddersfield only.

HD1: Greenhead & Paddock, Lockwood & Thornton Lodge

If demand dictates we will expand to the rest of West Yorkshire. Bookings are taken on a first come first serve basis.

HD3: Marsh, Lindley, Salendine Nook, Milnsbridge

T: 01484 598555 W: www.mrflyer.co.uk

HD9: Honley, Meltham, Upperthong

HD4: Netherton, Newsome & Primrose Hill “With prices for distribution available from £25 per 1000 places will go quickly. We are HD5: Almondbury, Moldgreen now taking bookings for May and June so HD7: Golcar, Linthwaite & Slaithwaite act quickly to avoid disappointment!” HD8: Fenay Bridge & Lepton, Highburton & For full details contact Mr Flyer: Kirkburton

P2 Technologies Takes On Its Third Apprentice! Yorkshire based business IT support specialist P2 Technologies Ltd has welcomed a new apprentice for the third year running as part of the Microsoft Advanced Apprenticeship Programme.

studying the subject at GCSE level. Jamie hopes to expand his knowledge of the IT industry during his apprenticeship, and aims to use his previous customer service skills to benefit P2’s customers.

technological world P2 are the centre of. Jamie will participate in an intensive induction and ‘shadowing’ program before taking responsibility for a number of important tasks within the team.”

For P2 customers, to continue receiving excellent service and quality IT solutions, the apprenticeship scheme is a perfect opportunity to help shape the next generation of IT professionals under a period of strong growth.

Jamie follows in the footsteps of Sarah Parnaby, who joined P2 on the Microsoft Advanced Apprenticeship Programme over the year. After successfully completing her apprenticeship Sarah is now a full time engineer at P2.

Jamie will join the company for 12 months and shadow experienced engineers for a period of time before taking responsibility for a number of important tasks within the team. P2 believe this is key to helping young individuals grow and learn the responsibility required to work in ‘real-life’ businesses.

P2’s latest apprentice, Jamie Sheard joins the business with a keen interest in IT after

Roger Pearson, director at P2 Technologies comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Jamie to our team and aim to introduce him to the fast moving 6

Tel: 01484 779020 W: www.p2tech.co.uk


Member news Yorkshire Sculpture Heads For Chelsea Yorkshire based animal sculptor Brendan Hesmondhalgh is collaborating with Armitage’s Garden Centres to create his largest sculpture garden to date at the 100th Chelsea Flower Show.

sculptures will contrast the metallic effect of our planting scheme. It is a striking juxtaposition that will both contrast and complement the artwork within the garden.” said Brendan Hesmondhalgh.

The local garden centre will supply all the grasses, trees and shrubs for the striking stand at Chelsea which will showcase works by two renowned British sculptors Brendan Hesmondhalgh and David Meredith.

Commenting on Armitage’s involvement, William Armitage added: “Given the prominence and location of the garden at Chelsea, this is an exciting project to be involved with.” Showing for the third time at Chelsea, the two sculptors continue to draw on the natural world for their sculpture gardens. Specialising in bronze, David Meredith’s sculptures reflect his passion for wildlife with notable pieces exhibiting in galleries nationwide. Brendan Hesmondhalgh works with sculptural ceramic and has established a distinctive style that is notably recognised and collected worldwide.

William Armitage, director at the Huddersfield based garden centre, has been working closely with Hesmondhalgh to carefully select plants that will provide metallic colour, form and textures – including silver birches, phormiums and grasses.

Tel: 01484 536010 W: www.armitages.com

“The earthy colours and textures of the

Huddersfield Central Lodge Celebrates Its 15th Birthday! Now entering its 15th year, the Huddersfield Central Lodge Hotel owned and operated by John and Joe Marsden and their wives; Angela and Janice, has only recently become known to many Huddersfield people.

In late 1998 the main building was well known as Goldie’s B&B, Imran’s Restaurant and 3 Star Taxis. Mrs Magid the owner and good neighbour of the Marsden brothers retired and sold the property to John and Joe.

It is however a busy accommodation provider for UK and overseas guests visiting the area or working with many of the large companies in and around Huddersfield.

The building was completely transformed into an accommodation annex to the Huddersfield Hotel which the Marsden brothers owned at the time.

Central Lodge.” Joe added: “Semiretirement means 40 hours per week instead of 80!”

After the sale of the Island complex, the brothers transformed the annex into self contained guest accommodation and renamed it The Huddersfield Central Lodge. Since then the Central Lodge has gained 3 Star Metro Hotel Accreditation with the AA and Visit England. John said: “We are all pleased to still be in a business we know well, still be serving the town and enjoying semi-retirement at the

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Tel: 01484 515551 W: www.centrallodge.com


Member news Manufacturing Heavyweights Line Up For Yorkshire Conference A stellar cast of manufacturing expertise has been gathered together for the inaugural Manufactured Yorkshire Conference on the 14th May 2013 at the John Smith’s Stadium Huddersfield

of this Conference, individuals must be in the manufacturing sector or part of the manufacturing supply chain in order to qualify for a place at MY13.

“Alongside the seminars, there's an Exhibition Hall housing 40+ local suppliers, several Business Clinics where you can cure your business ills and 'Meet the Buyer' sessions running throughout the day.” All delegate places are FREE and can be booked now. Due to the specific nature

Want to reach Huddersfield businesses and their employees?

MY13 is tasked with bringing together manufacturers and their supply chains in a day of learning, collaboration and networking to ultimately strengthen trade links between both. The theme of the day is 'The Future of Manufacturing'. Event Director Danny Matharu said: “Already hundreds of manufacturers have signed up to be part of the Conference. We have a full programme of seminars with an amazing line up of manufacturing heavyweights including: Barry Sheerman MP, Terry Scouler, CEO of EEF, Mike Jones, HR Director for Siemens plc & north west Europe, Alex McWhirter, Chief Executive of Finance Yorkshire. Mark Ridgway OBE, Chairman of Group Rhodes, Neil McLean, outgoing Chair of Leeds LEP and Mark O’Reilly, Chairman of Team Humber Marine Alliance.

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Really affordable rates, and Barry Sheerman MP

excellent discounts for HTCPL members.

Contact us to find out more: Mark Ridgway

Tel: 01924 284 524. W: www.manufacturedyorkshire.com

HTCPL Networking Dates for your Diary

Huddersfield Lunch Club Wednesday 8th May 12noon-1.30pm Eaton Smith Solicitors

Huddersfield Network Thursday 23rd May 7.30am-9am Cedar Court Hotel Contact HTCPL for more information or to book a place: Tel: 01484 480890 E: info@htcpl.org.uk 8

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Member news Huddersfield based Greedy Little Pig begins to “Pull” in the Business! As the country goes back to its traditional roots and demands honest quality meat, a local Company has listened and is responding to these demands.

sandwich like this whenever they wanted. That gave us the idea of supplying Restaurants, Cafes and Farmshops with our Pulled Pork.”

Carl and Sarah Slingsby, owners of the Greedy Little Pig based in Shelley, are a couple on a mission. Having developed their Hog Roast business from July 2011 and served many thousands of satisfied customers with delicious Hog Roast Sandwiches, at weddings, bbq’s, corporate events and festivals, the couple are now keen to bring the taste and experience of the Hog Roast Sandwich to outlets throughout Huddersfield and Yorkshire, with their Pulled Pork.

The Pork is supplied whenever possible from his own farm in Hade Edge and cooked low and slow on a spit roast to ensure that it retains that authentic Hog Roast taste.

Carl Slingsby said: ”We have seen a rapid increase in the demand for our authentic hog roast catering with many customers saying, they wish they could have a

Having enjoyed great feedback from local outlets, Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream– Ingbirchworth, The Old Canteen–Shelley & Deli-cious–Kirkburton, the Pulled Pork is now on sale at the prime location of The Latte Hut – Huddersfield Town Centre. Carl added: “This is a great moment for our business. We hope to supply the people of Huddersfield and surrounding area with fantastic local, tasty Pork for a long time to

Celebrate Royal Ascot At John Smith’s Stadium Ladies, if you are looking for an excuse to put on your best frock and hat then you need look no further than Ladies Day at John Smith’s Stadium.

come, giving a real alternative at mealtimes!”

live screened racing, onsite betting, a two course lunch, fashion, afternoon tea and much more.

For more information call the stadium The event, which takes place on Thursday events team on 01484 484115 20th June promises to be a stylish occasion. or go to: W: www.johnsmithsstadium.com/whatson/ Tickets cost £24.95 per person and include,

Tel:01484 689967 W: www.greedylittlepig.co.uk

Retailers Did you know that from as little as 53p per day you could be part of a scheme that connects you directly with CCTV, Police and Kirklees Rangers? For more information on the Retail Crime Partnership call 01484 480 890 or email info@htcpl.org.uk

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HTCPL news Fringe Events Announced HTCPL are pleased to announce a great programme of fringe events to get everyone in the festival mood. Real Ale Trail Saturday 20th July - Sunday 11th August. With more microbreweries than anywhere else in the country, Huddersfield is a great place to sample some great ales. Taking in some of the best pubs in town, enjoy a drink in over eight and receive a limited edition glass at the festival

you eat each course? Your ticket price of £32 includes a starter, main course and dessert—each in a different Huddersfield Restaurant, to be revealed on the night. All proceeds will go to help local people affected by Parkinson’s. For more information, or to book your tickets, please contact Parkinson’s UK on 0844 225 9842 or visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/specialevents

A celebration of Huddersfield’s Foods! Sponsored by John Smith’s Stadium. Thursday 1st August. Charity Secret Dinner Party John Smith’s Stadium and Huddersfield Wednesday 31st July. Food and Drink Festival are celebrating and Parkinson’s UK invite you to a Secret Dinner are inviting you to join them at a black tie Party to celebrate Huddersfield Food and event where you will be able to experience Drink Festival. The secret being, where will the culinary delights of the Caribbean, Asia,

Springboard National High Street Monitor - March 2013 Published monthly, these indices by Springboard, provide a national measure of the performance of the UK's town and city centres. Based on footfall, these complement other retail performance indices and are the only available indicator of town and city centre performance - as distinct from the performance of retailers or of shopping centres. Data for the index has been gathered by Springboard from around 110 million flows a month in 95 towns and cities. Data has been collated using Springboard's TST system, which monitors footfall continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. National High Street Index Springboard report that for the second month in a row it is apposite to begin with the statement: “What a difference a month makes.” However, in sharp contrast to last

Mexico and Great Britain. With music from around the world and food prepared by chefs Barrington Douglas and The John Smith’s Stadium resident chef Martin Russell, you are sure to be in for a treat. Tickets cost £25 a head or table of 10 for £200. For more information or to book please call 01484 484115 or email johnsmith@thelindleygroup.com

For more information about the Festival which runs from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th August go to: W: www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk

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Night Time Economy Index (18:00-03:59)

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month, its context for March is a significant downward shift in high street footfall of -7% from March 2012 and by -0.4% over the month from February. Night Time Economy Index Reporting on the night time economy Springboard found that as it did over 24 hours, footfall in our high streets during night time hours declined annually in March by -5.3% and by -2.7% over the month from February.

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Whilst at -5.3% the annual decline in footfall during night time hours wasn’t hugely different from the -7% decline recorded over 24 hours, a key difference is that performance during night time hours was more polarised geographically.

W: www.spring-board.info


HTCPL news HTCPL Launches New Huddersfield Lunch Club Following feedback from HTCPL members the Partnership is launching a new lunchtime network meeting. In response to a brief questionnaire some members indicated that it was difficult for them to attend the regular Huddersfield Network meetings which start at 7.30am. With this in mind it was decided to alternate Huddersfield Network with a lunchtime event.

and HTCPL member Café Society. Partnership Manager Julia Lilof explained: “The meeting is open to both members and non-members of the HTCPL. As with the Huddersfield Network meetings, our only rule is that businesses that wish to attend must have an HD postcode.” For more information or to book a place at the first meeting please contact HTCPL.

Tel: 01484 480890 The first of the monthly Huddersfield Lunch E: info@htcpl.org.uk Clubs will take place on Wednesday 8th May, between 12noon–1.30pm at Eaton Smith Solicitors. The cost of the meeting is £10 per head and will include refreshments and a buffet lunch which is being provided by local business

Fairtrade Treasure Hunt Last month we reported that Kirklees Council want to run a ‘spot the Fairtrade item in the window’ competition. The competition is in fact being run and organised by the Kirklees Fairtrade Forum, which is a network of enthusiasts from across Kirklees including the University ,Holme Valley Fairtrade Steering Group, Fairtrade Holmfirth, Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Batley and Spen Fairtrade Steering Group, Fair and Funky, volunteers from the Colne Valley and Dewsbury and many others.

Continued From Front Page Spending your Packhorse Pounds With £200 to spend in the Packhorse Shopping Centre you could be splashing out on a top brand watch from Beaverbrooks, a smart new phone from Carphone Warehouse or a fresh spring wardrobe from Pink Cadillac and Peters. With over 30 stores to spend your Packhorse Pounds in, there’s something to suit literally everyone.

The competition runs from 21st July –23rd August. Entry forms will be available to pick up from accessible town centre locations and will enable families to walk around the town centre to participating businesses and list the items they spot on display. For further information email: fairtrade@kirklees.gov.uk

How to enter Email your Huddersfield business facts, along with your full name and telephone number to hello@placetomakeit.co.uk to reach us before: 25th May 2013. Alternatively, simply cut out the entry coupon in this months Huddersfield Eye and drop it in the post box outside the Card Factory store. The winner will be announced in the next edition of the Huddersfield Eye and Inside Huddersfield Newsletter along with our June competition theme. 11


HTCPL news Membership Benefits  As many members will know, the Partnership recently undertook some research which looked into what members thought about the HTCPL. The research indicated that whilst the vast majority of members felt that the Partnership represented good value for money, many of you mentioned that you were unaware of or had forgotten what all the benefits or membership are. With this in mind we thought it would be a good idea to give you all a little reminder of what the benefits are. We would also like to thank those of you who took the time to complete the survey. Your feedback really is important to us.

All members have the opportunity to promote their businesses every month via the Inside Huddersfield Newsletter (database email) and Huddersfield Eye magazine(10,000 copies distributed).

All members can take advantage of reduced advertising costs in the above publications.

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 significant 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 members have the opportunity to attend regular network meetings and open evenings.

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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Not A Member? Would You Like More Information? Please tell me more about the HTCPL Name:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Business Name:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………... Address:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Phone:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Email:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please complete and return to: HTCPL, Level 1, Kingsgate Shopping Centre, King Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2QB Alternatively: Email: info@htcpl.org.uk or Tel: 01484 480890 12


Inside Huddersfield Newsletter - May Edition