New award celebrates your success stories

Business for Calderdale members at  the newly opened Customer First Centre in Halifax.

Business for Calderdale members at the newly opened Customer First Centre in Halifax.

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Business for Calderdale have joined forces with the Halifax Courier to recognise achievements by businesses across Calderdale.

Business for Calderdale is a not for profit networking organisation that holds members’ meetings once a month, encouraging interaction between local businesses and the opportunities to build links and create and develop business for the area.

The organisation is run by a committee of local business people, chaired by Nick Worsnop, partner at Chadwick Lawrence solicitors.

He said: “The Courier rightly regularly highlights the good news stories from the local business community. Our committee thought it would be a good idea to take this further, and once a month to present an award from Business for Calderdale to the best overall story. The winners will then be recognised further at the Courier Business Awards when an overall winner for the year will receive a special award.

“The aim of Business for Calderdale is to provide links between businesses for the benefit of all involved. Business for Calderdale regularly meets at local businesses, who kindly open their doors to members, allowing us to explore and understand the many diverse and successful businesses we have within our community. This award will help celebrate and recognise this.

“The winning business will be judged monthly by the committee and will receive an award from Business for Calderdale.

“We have in excess of 100 members, but are always looking to grow, and indeed would welcome more members from local manufacturing industries.”

The criteria the committee will consider is business initiative, significant growth in business or orders (including exports), business development and expansion in Calderdale, UK or overseas, creation of jobs (including apprenticeships) and that the business typifies the spirit and creativity of business enterprise, innovation and corporate social responsibility in Calderdale.