'Skill crisis in UK to hit business in coming years'

Ilkley Gazette: Antonio Simoes, chief executive officer of HSBC UK

11:02am Thursday 7th August 2014

ACTION is required to stem a UK-wide skills crisis, warns new research.

'Skill crisis in UK to hit business in coming years'

Ilkley Gazette: Antonio Simoes, chief executive officer of HSBC UK

11:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

ACTION is required to stem a UK-wide skills crisis, warns new research.

Homes of Distinction

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2:23pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Springwood, Owler Park Road, Middleton, Ilkley

Homes of Distinction - Parish Ghyll Drive, Ilkley

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2:38pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Parish Ghyll Drive, Ilkley

Employment service to become independent of government

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12:45pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

REMPLOY Employment Services is to become independent of the government so it can expand to help even more disabled people into work.

Homebuilder says 'it's best to buy new'

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12:21pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NATIONAL homebuilder, Bellway says that a recent report from the National Home Building Council (NHBC) clears up once and for all the age old debate concerning whether it’s best to buy an old house or a new one.

Homebuilder says 'it's best to buy new'

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12:19pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NATIONAL homebuilder, Bellway says that a recent report from the National Home Building Council (NHBC) clears up once and for all the age old debate concerning whether it’s best to buy an old house or a new one.

Employment service to become independent of government

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12:43pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

REMPLOY Employment Services is to become independent of the government so it can expand to help even more disabled people into work.

New development in Burley-n-Wharfedale opens

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2:24pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway has officially opened the doors of one of its most eagerly anticipated developments; Scalebor Grange in Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Careers Service there to help you overcome barriers to finding a job

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12:04pm Thursday 10th July 2014

HELP is at hand for people seeking job and career advice.

Trust chief to build on strong base

Ilkley Gazette: New chairman Michael Luger, right, welcomed into his post by  outgoing chairman Colin Millar

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Michael Luger is the new chairman of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Incommunities leads way in providing training opportunities

Ilkley Gazette: Incommunities chief executive for building and construction, Delroy Beverley, paying a visit to one of Incommunities’ Women Into Construction days

8:00am Thursday 2nd January 2014

“An ordinary programme that does extraordinary things” – that is how Delroy Beverley, chief executive for building and construction at social housing group Incommunities, describes the organisation’s apprenticeship scheme.

Spooky way to highlight apprenticeship scheme

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9:20am Friday 1st November 2013

Bradford’s Apprenticeship Training Agency has used Halloween to raise awareness of the opportunities available across the district.

Incommunities' ten new recruits start work

Ilkley Gazette: The ten new apprentices taken on to mark Incommunities’ ten-year anniversary, with the social housing landlord’s Jez Lester, Geraldine Howley and Delroy Beverley, at the training centre on Knowles Lane

7:00am Tuesday 17th September 2013

Ten people lucky enough to land a sought-after apprenticeship with Bradford’s biggest landlord have started work.

100 helped into work by Bradford Council

Ilkley Gazette: Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe

8:00am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

A £4.5 million scheme has helped 100 long-term unemployed people in Bradford find work.

Using the internet to enhance distance learning

4:46pm Friday 23rd April 2010

Social networking on websites like Facebook and Twitter is without doubt one of the biggest technological and cultural developments of the past decade. This is clearly demonstrated by the fact that Facebook now has 23 million users in the UK alone - around a third of the country’s population – with about 50% logging on every day.

Why it’s never too late to learn new skills and change career

3:45pm Monday 22nd March 2010

There is a saying that education is wasted on the young, and while that may be an exaggeration there are certainly clear benefits to learning in later life. In fact, research conducted by Newsquest training partner Home Learning College showed that 40% of Brits think it is easier to feel motivated by a genuine interest in a subject when studying as an adult.

The classroom vs. distance learning: which is best?

5:11pm Monday 15th March 2010

Most of us are familiar with the idea of learning in a classroom environment, having spent a great part of our younger years at school. Some find this an overwhelmingly positive experience, whereas others simply cannot wait to leave compulsory education.

Why should I enhance my vocational skills in 2010?

5:10pm Monday 15th March 2010

It’s fair to say that many people will be glad to see the back of 2009: the year in which we entered the longest recession in British history, accompanied by record breaking levels of unemployment.

Former banker launches new career as tiler

Ilkley Gazette: Stewart Simpson finds his new tiling career very therapeutic

5:36pm Tuesday 17th November 2009

Hailing from a practical family of electricians, painters and decorators, handyman Stewart Simpson believes he has inherited the DIY gene.

Time for tea with new business venture

Ilkley Gazette: Rebecca Hilton serves up a traditional tea of scones and sandwiches

6:32pm Tuesday 10th November 2009

Rebecca Hilton is putting her love of baking – and the traditional tea sets she acquired from her parents and grandparents – to good use in a new business venture.

Chris's job could help save your life

Ilkley Gazette: Chris Leleux demonstrates first aid on a mannequin

6:30pm Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Chris Leleux is a life-saver and is making it his business to pass on these essential skills to others.

Jon will make you a cover star!

Ilkley Gazette: Jon Taylor gets some inspiration for Hallmark’s OK! magazine personalised cards

5:14pm Wednesday 28th October 2009

Thanks to Jon Taylor, ordinary people can grace the cover of their favourite celebrity magazine.

Mechanic Jeanne is making it in a man's world

Ilkley Gazette: Jeanne Goodall loves to sort out whatever’s going wrong under a car’s bonnet

4:55pm Tuesday 20th October 2009

Jeanne Goodall is on course for fulfilling her driving ambition.

Helping people to kick the drinking habit

Ilkley Gazette: Piccadilly Project co-ordinator Gary Malcomson finds it rewarding to help those with a drink problem

1:27pm Wednesday 14th October 2009

Drinking is part of our social culture. Unlike drugs, it is legal; yet it is potentially more addictive and certainly more readily available and affordable.

Nappy days are here again!

Ilkley Gazette: Sarah Hawken amid some of the biodegradable and washable nappies she sells online

3:10pm Tuesday 6th October 2009

They say good ideas come from need, and that certainly holds true for Sarah Hawken.

Jonny’s at the cutting edge!

Ilkley Gazette: Jonny Baker shows off his scissor-sharpening skills

4:40pm Tuesday 29th September 2009

Jonny Baker is at the cutting edge of a little-known profession.

A liquid life just right for Rumesh

Ilkley Gazette: Rumesh Chauhan

9:29am Wednesday 23rd September 2009

Working for Yorkshire Water has developed Rumesh Chauhan’s environmental interest.

Saddling up for a double life

Ilkley Gazette: Marion Stanley who works both in IT and runs a riding school

2:12pm Wednesday 16th September 2009

You could say Marion Stanley has the best of both worlds.

Hamid's job is to battle the recession

Ilkley Gazette: Hamid Awan loves helping people to get their life back on track

5:59pm Tuesday 8th September 2009

Hamid Awan is experiencing the full depth of Britain’s recession.

'Books are my life,' says Helen

Ilkley Gazette: Helen Green believes books boost children’s imaginations

12:53pm Wednesday 2nd September 2009

Helen Green was always a bookworm – her love of reading developed in childhood and she continued it in motherhood.

Donna is driven to style your wheels

Ilkley Gazette: Donna shows off some of the funky car products which she is marketing

1:07pm Wednesday 26th August 2009

Seeking accessories for her own wheels gave car buff Donna Fraher a change of career.

Career in figures adds up for Paul

Ilkley Gazette: Paul Captieux, who studied geography at university but preferred a career in accountancy

8:28am Wednesday 19th August 2009

To coin a phrase from a well-known Government TV commercial, tax isn’t taxing for Paul Captieux – on the contrary – he’s made a career out of it.

Juliette's job helps to develop talent

Ilkley Gazette: Juliette Dennett helps firms get the best out of staff

3:34pm Wednesday 12th August 2009

Juliette Dennett is helping firms invest in the skills of their workers.

‘Losing my job was the best thing that happened to me’

Ilkley Gazette: Photographer Derek Boocock wants to pass on his skills to others

6:13pm Tuesday 4th August 2009

Few people would welcome redundancy, particularly in the current economic climate.

Meet the coach!

Ilkley Gazette: Helen Chapman has created a booklet to promote the skills to see out the recession

6:18pm Tuesday 28th July 2009

For Helen Chapman, the pelican symbolises freedom and nurturing.

David is one of the jet-set!

Ilkley Gazette: David Neill helps low cost airline Jet2 decide where holidaymakers want to travel to

6:33pm Tuesday 21st July 2009

The holiday season is in full swing and the man in charge of mapping out many travellers’ destinations for summer fun and relaxation in the sun is David Neill.

Diana's jewel of an idea for a job

Ilkley Gazette: Jeweller Diana Lambert shows off one of her silver leaf creations

5:05pm Tuesday 14th July 2009

Sally Clifford speaks to the Baildon woman who turned a hobby into a career

Susan shows her caring side

Ilkley Gazette: Susan Sunderland loves the tranquility provided by therapies such as reiki

10:12am Thursday 9th July 2009

Susan Sunderland has spent her working life promoting the feel-good factor – after starting out selling holidays, she’s now pampering people!

Keen Chloe’s ahead of the Games

Ilkley Gazette: Chloe Firth with one of the heating systems she helps to design at Rycroft

9:29am Wednesday 1st July 2009

The designer whose skills are helping to power up the Olympics

Lynne's floral big-day challenge

Ilkley Gazette: Lynne Hodgkinson, whose flower-arranging skills take her to historic venues like East Riddlesden Hall

9:40am Monday 29th June 2009

Woman whose dream came true

'We like to win for ourselves and our clients'

Ilkley Gazette: Tim Orrell loves his job because no two days are the same

2:30pm Wednesday 24th June 2009

Tim Orrell’s marketing career developed out of an ambition to own a Porsche.

Steph shows her caring side

Ilkley Gazette: Steph Langton loves helping the two boys she cares for through Shared Care

5:17pm Tuesday 16th June 2009

After being a hairdresser, catwalk model and dancer, Steph Langton turned her back on a glamorous life to become a carer.

Harsh lessons on danger of drugs

Ilkley Gazette: Jayce Lambert gives a talk about the dangers of drug-taking to students at Beckfoot Grammar School in Bingley

4:47pm Tuesday 9th June 2009

Jayce Lambert was a budding actor before swapping the stage for a career educating children about the dangers of drugs.

Reaching out to the young

Ilkley Gazette: Heather Wilson works as a senior youth worker with Bradford Council

6:12pm Tuesday 2nd June 2009

Heather Wilson never envisaged that joining the Guides would lead to her future career.

‘Young dancers give me the greatest thrill’ says teacher

Ilkley Gazette: Emma Blowers loves seeing her young dance students blossom and gain confidence

6:27pm Tuesday 26th May 2009

Emma Blowers was doing high kicks at the world-famous Moulin Rouge for more than a decade.

Reuben shows the write stuff

Ilkley Gazette: Reuben Davison, right, with one of the personalities he has worked with, Bradford-born actor and writer George Layton

4:57pm Tuesday 19th May 2009

They say everyone has a book in them... and it’s Reuben Davison’s job to find it!

Steven's job helps save the planet

Ilkley Gazette: Steven Smith guarantees the sustainability of trees used to make cards

5:55pm Wednesday 13th May 2009

We are all mindful of protecting our planet for future generations to enjoy, but Steven Smith has turned it into a profession.

Kimberley’s clean sweep!

Ilkley Gazette: Kimberley Miners loves her job keeping city centre streets clear of litter

5:06pm Tuesday 5th May 2009

She’s a fresh-faced blonde and, according to her boss, is “a ray of sunshine”.

Vicki's job is a sign of the times

Ilkley Gazette: Vicki Gilbert has been teaching babies to understand sign language for three years

5:39pm Tuesday 28th April 2009

Britain may be in the grip of a recession, but some businesses are surviving the credit crunch.

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