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Airedale rolls out 360° virtual facility tour


Leading British cooling specialist Airedale International has launched an interactive 360-degree virtual tour of its new manufacturing facility in Rawdon, Leeds, which has a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating in recognition of its environmental credentials. The virtual tour which uses the same technology as Google Street View, lets users step inside every aspect of the new redeveloped manufacturing and administrative facility,

Written on 5th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Manufacturing, Members news

Softening in economic growth


Manufacturers reported a further slowing in the pace of domestic sales in the first three months of 2016, continuing the trend which began twelve months ago. Manufacturing exports grew on the previous quarter, probably helped by sharp falls in sterling and whilst welcome we must be conscious that UK current account is in significant deficit. The impact of well reported

Written on 11th May 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Manufacturing, News, Policy & lobbying

On secondment to Leeds UTC

On secondment to Leeds UTC

Chloe Holdsworth, Assistant Branch Manager, Leeds Building Society, tells us about life on her 12 month secondment with the Leeds University Technical College, due to open this September. How did the secondment come about? I was looking to further my career at Leeds Building Society. Having worked in the Branch Network for 5 ½ years I wanted to challenge myself

Written on 8th April 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Manufacturing, News, News1, Skills

New Airedale Rawdon site time-lapse video

New Airedale Rawdon site time-lapse video

Now fully operational in its new Rawdon facility, Airedale International, a Leeds cooling systems manufacturer, looks back at its re-construction over a period of just over two years, in a hand-edited timelapse video here. Following a fire in September 2013, construction started on the new facility in November 2013 and “New Rawdon” was completed in January 2016. With an approximate

Written on 11th March 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Construction, Manufacturing, Members news, Property

Uniform approach reaps rewards for fast-growing business

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8th February 2016
Finance Yorkshire - The Business Wear Company.
Pictured are Nick Atkinson (left) of The Business Wear Company and John Ellis of Finance Yorkshire.

A fast-growing corporate wear business is aiming to double its turnover in 2016. Leeds based The Business Wear Company, which supplies corporate wear to a raft of clients including Jet 2, Transdev and Bovis Homes, grew by 42% last year and is forecasting sales approaching £6m in 2016. The firm’s upward trajectory has attracted a £60,000 Business Loan from Finance

Written on 15th February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Manufacturing, Members news

Leeds Chamber set to help local manufacturers

Graham Cooper Agfa Graphics Leeds manufacturing alliance chairman

Leeds Chamber of Commerce will provide dedicated support to the city’s manufacturers, through a newly formed manufacturing group. Leeds Chamber is part of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. The Leeds Manufacturing Alliance will provide a range of services that will provide tangible support to manufacturers that will help assist the growth ambitions of this pivotal sector. A launch

Written on 15th February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Manufacturing, News

Airedale International strengthens Middle East operations

Jamshad Padanchery sales application engineer Airedale International IMG_5262

British cooling expert, Airedale International, is pleased to welcome a further engineer to its Dubai Airport Freezone office which it opened in early 2014. Sales application engineer, Jamshad Padanchery, was born and spent his early years in Abu Dhabi, UAE before returning to his native India when his mother relocated back to Kerala state. After graduating from Calicut University with

Written on 29th October 2015Kalpna Mistry. Published in Manufacturing, Members news

Airedale International collects HVR Award for capacity control upgrade programme at BAE Systems Warton


Last night (15 October 2015) cooling specialist, Airedale International, picked up the title of ‘Sustainable Project of the Year’ in the 2015 HVR Awards for its capacity control upgrade work at one of BAE Systems’ major Military Air & Information sites in North West England. Launched in 2010, the HVR Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the building services sector.

Written on 16th October 2015Kalpna Mistry. Published in Manufacturing, Members news

Economic survey shows growth

export service sales

Growth within the region’s economy continues into Q3 despite tougher trading conditions, says West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s latest economic survey results present a two speed economy this quarter. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT FOR Q3 HERE The service sector continues to grow at pace, reporting increasing headcounts and solid domestic and export sales, although the pace

Written on 9th October 2015Kalpna Mistry. Published in Chamber News, Manufacturing, News, News2