Welcome to Connecting LOCAL business week with the Telegraph & Argus and Bradford Means Business. This week we want to highlight LOCAL businesses in the district as we make ready for life after lockdown.
We asked local businesses to send us a short 60 second video about themselves and their business, and below is just a selection of the many we received. Each day this week we will add another set of videos, highlighting more local businesses as the week progresses, so by the end of the week we will have a library of local businesses all telling their own story.
Please support LOCAL business by watching the videos, share the links with colleagues, friends and your contacts so together we share the love.
Also please visit our EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK and share the link too.
Thanks to Exa Networks, Bradford BID and Sparkling Bradford for their support in delivering this project, so please share the love!
MEET A LOCAL BUSINESS
Distant Future Animations
Our forward-thinking animated content helps your business thrive
Video is fast-becoming the preferred tool to connect with customers and reach new audiences, boosting engagement. Using animation can help a brand convey a simple message or explain complex concepts in a cost-effective and visually appealing way. Whether it is a new product or a process you want to explain and promote, animation can take your viewer close up, or even inside, to visually explain and educate.
At Distant Future Animation Studio, we work with a variety of sectors such as manufacturing, retail, finance, construction and much, much more.
Contact me to discuss your experience, portfolio, and expectations for your next position. I have over 7 years of experience in recruitment. In my latest role, I found a niche for sourcing talent within the creative sector. Designers and Developers have been resourced for and appointed by a range of companies and agencies across the North of England.
You will receive a realistic view of the market and a personal experience with an innovatively designed twist at RecCreate!
01756 636610 or 07581277849
Charles Waller Photography
Born and bred in Keighley, photography has always been a passion to me since having my first Kodak Instamatic camera. Since then, things have moved on dramatically with the advent of digital cameras which have now become the norm. With today’s modern technology in digital capture and imaging manipulation anything is possible.
My work has survived the tests of time from being old school, to embracing this new and exciting digital age. However, some things still remain the same, knowing how to set up an image and how to light it is still vitally important and although it can be taught there is no substitute for experience.
To find out more about how I can help you with your imagery to keep you ahead of the game give me a call 07525 400648 I’d be delighted to discuss your next project with you.
Istreetshop allows Shop Owners in the UK to put their Shop Online so they can be found Online and using our unique geomapping software, it encourages Shoppers to go in to the Shop to make their purchase.
Michael Tolan – Langcliffe Ltd
I am Michael Tolan I have spent the last 20 years providing practical Accountancy and Coaching help and support to the SME sector across a wide portfolio of clients, I am also a small business owner.
Coaching can provide you with that sounding board, that supportive voice, you don’t have to suffer on your own or in in silence so why not give me a call as the old 1990’s BT advert said “it’s good to talk”
Mobile: 07810 881866
Over many years I have taken time out in my life to indulge in my true passion of creating exclusive clothing designs for men. I take ultimate pleasure in producing the highest quality clothing.
As the years have passed, more and more people have requested me to create exclusive designs for them. Now the IK Collection is a brand that has retail shops across the UK and several international countries.
IK Collection, 164 Westgate, Bradford, BD1 2RN
T: 07525 758025
Claremon – Creative Print Marketing
If you’re looking for more than just an average print company, then you’re in the right place. We are passionate about creative print marketing and offer exceptional print solutions to our wonderful clients.
Our aim is to build long-lasting relationships by taking the time to understand how your business works, identify any inefficiencies in your printing processes and highlight cost-saving opportunities. You can benefit from our time-saving online marketing portal; ideal for multi-site organisations or those with high print requirements. Our friendly, experienced team can also assist with creative design, telemarketing and direct mail campaigns.
Tel: 01274 741404
Our mission is to supply and fully support only the most technically advanced test equipment and quality tools. Our customer base is varied from the small specialist diesel fuel injection companies, remanufacturing industry to the national fleet transport and multinational freight operators.
We listen and respond to what our customers want. Their feedback of information is of paramount importance to us when considering new products or adding to the existing range.
Providing our customers with a product that meets today’s needs and the opportunity to update at any point in the future, without the excessive cost of having to constantly buy new equipment in order to keep up to date with the automotive vehicle manufactures ever changing products.
(+44) 07890 657661
SBT Skip Hire
Local, reliable service and competitively priced – call us on 0113 250 3400.
Your friendly skip hire, waste management and recycling centre based in Yeadon serving Ilkley, Otley, Menston, Guiseley, Rawdon, Horsforth and surrounding areas.
Ilkley Motor Company
We would be delighted to make you an offer to purchase your car outright or alternatively why not consider the benefits of letting us sell it for you?
We have a 95% success rate in selling customers’ cars within 6 weeks via our Consignment sales scheme. Let us remove the stress and put our 30 years’ experience of selling Sportscars to your advantage — we have the expertise and the facilities to do the job properly!
T: 01943 607111 / 07787 516637
All business relies on their computers – R&A help you to know that those systems are in fact reliable. Insecure and inefficient computers waste valuable time, cost lots of money unnecessarily and cause excessive frustrations. At R&A-IT we are on a mission to provide people-centred IT support to businesses in the Yorkshire area to improve IT efficiency and security.
We offer a free IT audit to show businesses how they can be more secure and productive. This is guaranteed to add value to their business because no business deserves to suffer confusing and ineffective computers.
Call Tor Mackenzie on 07775 800156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your audit know to get your computers running faster more securely.
Box Tree Restaurant
Simon and Rena Gueller re-opened The Box Tree restaurant in 2004, a start of a new chapter for the famous restaurant in Ilkley, which was established in 1962.
In that half century it has seen owners come and go, Michelin stars won and lost. Since then they have worked tirelessly to ensure the heritage of the Box Tree, as a place that offers a truly exceptional experience with innovative food and the highest standards of fine dining.
“Although we try and evolve the business in terms of the style of food and techniques, we feel it is important to retain the essence of The Box Tree, It has that ‘restaurant magic’, it just has something special,”
Having been part of the Box Tree for nearly twenty years, customers old and new at the restaurant can be assured that Rena and Simon will continue to make sure that the Box Tree remains unique.
The Box Tree Restaurant, 35-37 Church Street, Ilkley, LS29 9DR
T: 01943 608484
The Ticket Office
Welcome to the Ticket Office, Ilkley’s first-class drinks carriage. Located within Ilkley’s historic railway station. The Ticket Office is the perfect spot to start (and end) your night out.
We commit in giving all our guests an excellent customer service where they can be sure to feel safe and enjoy their time with us. We have a fantastic range of drinks and food choices which can be enjoyed in our stylish and contemporary indoor space or to enjoy outside in our newly built huts that are heated.
Clive Brook Volvo
Clive Brook Volvo is now firmly established in Bradford & Huddersfield and we are keen to ensure both new and existing customers receive a high level of service and a memorable customer experience throughout all areas of the dealership, finishing consistently in Volvo’s top Dealers for achievement of the highest levels of facility Standards, Customer satisfaction and business performance.
355 Canal Rd, Bradford BD2 1AA
Phone: 01274 802999
Stuart Inman Design
A Yorkshire lad who has a passion for designing logos and helping people improve their company branding. I have experience in producing both branding and video and can offer the skill of a larger design house but with a down to earth friendly attitude.
Made with Love
I make forever lasting flowers for people’s loved ones gravesides. These flowers make me quite emotional as I know some of them I have made as passed due to COVID-19. At the moment, I am really busy with Valentine’s Day . We are COVID secure and take cashless contact payments. We deliver to your doorstep or a secure place.
Kelly Calvert T: 07759 329914
Scott Coulthard Videography
Scott Coulthard Video is a videographer based in Keighley, West Yorkshire. With over 10 years of experience in Video and film having worked with small businesses to popular high street brands. We have the expertise to cover a whole range of media-based queries. At the heart of SCV is its relationships with people, and how we can tell their story through business advertising, documentary, photography, events, production and everything in between.
Maintaining our wonderful theatre spaces and arts programming is vital to our members, community and diverse audiences. We need your help now more than ever; if you can offer a donation, we would be incredibly grateful. You can donate online today via the link below. We are only able to take donations online currently. Thank you for your support during this challenging time.
llkley Playhouse, Weston Road, llkley LS29 8DW
T: 01943 609539
The Olive Branch, Ilkley
The Art of Food – We are a family managed set of Turkish and Mediterranean restaurants since 2008.
CALL US to Order your TAKEOUT.
Open THURS – SAT (From 5pm – 8.45pm)
Providing child centred care and learning for children 0-5 years, where children are able to participate in a wide variety of play based activities to assist them to develop the skills to be competent learners for life. We intend children to be encouraged and empowered in their learning, with a broad, balanced curriculum and consistent strategies to support independence, confidence, overall development and self respect.
We are authentic Indian Restaurant in Ilkley. Serving traditional Indian dishes along with Fine dining Indian recipes. We are 72 cover restaurant and open 6 days (Tuesday-Sunday) a week. We also serve Indian Streetfood at Lunch (11.30am – 3pm) and proper Indian Cuisine 5pm -9pm.
Currently we are offering both Takeaway services, collection and delivery.
Contact us on 01943 607590
Physical Impact Kickboxing
Physical Impact Kickboxing and Fitness Centre has been in existence since 2007 and has grown to become recognised as a leading school in training of Martial Arts in the Bradford and surrounding areas.
The school is run by professional instructors who have been involved in martial arts for over 15 years and competed at international level. Our professional instructors are supported by a dedicated team of helpers and volunteers who are carefully selected through our leadership program.
T: 07400 016416
The Midland Hotel
The Midland Hotel, Bradford retains some of the finest Victorian features including the Victorian Passageway with its floor to ceiling Burmantoff tiles. Magnificent public areas, spacious bedrooms, an excellent English and Continental Restaurant, 24 hour room service and a residents bar that never closes.
Forster Square, Cheapside, Bradford BD1 4HU
Phone: 01274 735735
The Opportunity Centre
AT THE OPPORTUNITY CENTRE… IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU
Aspire-igen is a Yorkshire based social enterprise committed to changing lives for the better through learning and work. We provide practical help, guidance and support about taking the next steps towards learning and work so you can realise your aspirations and dreams.
The Opportunity Centre 21-27 Cheapside, Bradford BD1 4HR
0330 111 0035
Bradford for Teaching
We love Bradford – its energy, diversity and enterprise. And we’re inspired by its young people – by their drive, imagination and creativity. If you join us to train, teach and build your career in Bradford, we think you’ll be inspired by our city and its young people too. Along the way, you’ll change lives and shape a city. That’s something worth doing.
Protect You Financial
Building a bond of trust with your financial adviser is VITAL for a good long standing working relationship. This trust is paramount and cannot come overnight; it takes time which Shaun is willing to invest with clients who are looking for a trustworthy person to build a working relationship with. Shaun has been a financial adviser for over 25 years helping clients plan for a happy stress free retirement.
His review process is clear, simple and cost free. Shaun offers a no obligation meeting, without any time limit, to gather all the information required, assess your needs, and understand your main financial objectives.
T: 07710 461011
Employment Law/HR and Health and safety support 24/7/365
Call 07966 112062
Fisical Sports Coaching
Fisical Sports Coaching was formed in 2008 by brothers James and Tom Greaves. Since its inception the company has grown to employ 15 fully qualified members of staff, all working throughout the West Yorkshire area.
Fisical Sports is now involved in over 25 pre-school and primary schools providing children from the ages of 2 to 15 with specialised sports coaching. These sessions take place both in school hours and after school, with the aim of developing children’s sporting skills, physical fitness, as well as promoting team and work ethic, alongside fun and enjoyment for all.
Indian hampers is a small business created to give a sense of feeling, a taste of our authentic culture. A great gift to show someone that you care. All our products are vegetarian and handmade .
We deliver Nationwide
Executive, Management, Commercial, Engineering, Technical, Industrial & Teacher Recruitment Established in 1976, our company has grown and developed to become one of the most respected recruitment agencies in the region. From traditional recruitment to more complex business requirements, we provide a range of services to help organisations to efficiently and effectively.
For more information please contact our Head Office on 01535 604508
Since the beginning of the year the levels of coronavirus infection and deaths associated with it have been going up very quickly. This is a public health emergency. The advice from the government is to stay at home. After appropriate consultation the Chapter of the Cathedral has taken the decision to close for congregational (public) worship once more.
We will continue to livestream the Sunday Choral Eucharist at 10.30am and have reintroduced online Evening Prayer on Sunday at 3.30pm. Also, the Cathedral will remain open for personal prayer on Wednesday to Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.
Hospitals, care homes, schools, supermarkets, those giving the vaccines and the bereaved have been in the news. Let us remember them particularly in our prayers and support them and others that we know in ‘safe’ ways. A longer statement will appear in our Monthly Update next week.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1.5
Aireworth Property Sourcing
Property Investment and Sourcing business. Helping people get better homes, secure their financial future and build their portfolios.
Contact Jackie Collier T: 07557 915032
Based in the market town of Skipton, North Yorkshire, our manufacturing unit and showroom rivals national names for outstanding quality and service. We offer a substantial range of finishes and designs, but more importantly, an ingredient lacking from the big names in the fitted furniture world; the personal touch. Our team are all experienced and dedicated to providing a superior level of service, so your whole experience from arranging a design visit in your home through to the fitters installing your furniture, is smooth, professional and, above all, friendly – with a good dose of Yorkshire wit thrown in for good measure! Working with us enables you to choose every element of the room from the style and function through to the budget so that it’s all made-to-measure and unique to you.
01756 700 471
Special Autism Services
We provide a range of services including group social skills workshops (through an autism-specific learning programme), information and guidance, autism-specific counselling, employment support, autism awareness training and community outreach support. Under the name Autism First we also provide bespoke support for adults with autism and additional needs.
T: 01274 789 789
Clockwork Eye Video Productions
At Clockwork Eye we firmly believe that all businesses, no matter the size, should be able to use video to improve their marketing.
Contact us: 01535 517077
We provide the best shopping experience in Bradford. Whether you need your next fashion fix or the perfect gift for someone special, you’ll find everything you need all under one roof. With over 80 retailers, we provide our customers with the shops they want, from leading brands to fashion favourites, department stores and all the top high street names.
The Light Cinema and our regular events create a buzzing and vibrant place 7 days a week. With an array of food and drink outlets, plenty of shops to browse, and things to do, The Broadway is your destination to shop, watch and eat.
Contact Us: 01274 396 700
360 Secure Systems
We are based in Bradford and cover West Yorkshire and surrounding areas. Our CCTV video security solutions are innovative, smart and designed to deter theft and fraud, provide high-quality surveillance data, and allow distance viewing on your smart devices. We handle the entire work from CCTV System design to the CCTV installations.
Finalist of the British Muslim Awards in 2020.
Established in April 1990 Universal AV Services Ltd remains committed to developing long standing relationships with Education, Corporate and Public Sectors. Our reputation is based upon a wealth of knowledge and resolute customer focus to deliver high quality solutions through the supply, installation, technical event solutions and service of integrated Audio Visual Solutions.
T: 01274 200280
Keelham Farm Shop
We champion over 250 producers from Yorkshire. These people are our friends and neighbours; they help strengthen our local economy, conserve our surrounding countryside, and offer the freshest, tastiest food.
By sourcing local and seasonal food wherever possible, we can ensure that our food is fresh and lasts longer. Plus, we don’t sell pre-packed food in large volumes. If you just need one onion or two rump steaks, that’s exactly what we encourage you to buy – no more than you need.
Keelham Farm Shop Gargrave Road Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1UD
T: 01756 664170
Elite Marketing & Communications
Professional consultancy & marketing services.
Elite helps clients to promote the story of their personal or business brand, using marketing, communications, content and PR to generate impact that outshines the competition.
Napoleons Casino & Restaurant
There is so much more going on at Napoleons than just a casino, we serve mouth-watering British food complemented by an exciting wine list in our fantastic 120-seater restaurant. With bars in the restaurant and on the gaming floor you can enjoy a drink while you decide what to do next.
The Little Teahouse
“Very friendly staff, clean & smartly decorated, tasty food prepared quickly.”
“Lovely combo deals of soup & sandwich OR soup & pudding.”
“Great atmosphere and friendly service.”
27 The Grove Promenade, Ilkley LS29 8AF, United Kingdom