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Appointment: DFDS Seaways welcomes new director of health, safety and security

DFDS Seaways UK based in Immingham has welcomed a new member to its senior management team. Steve Price joins the shipping giant from Norwegian oil and gas company Gassco, where he was UK operations manager for four years. In his new role at DFDS Seaways, Steve will lead a 40 strong team and be responsible for all safety and security operations at the company’s Immingham site as well as managing health and well-being for the company’s 450 employees. Steve, who was born and raised in Hull, said: “I am thrilled to be joining the DFDS Seaways team at an exciting ...
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Giving our local animals in need a treat this Christmas

The Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district branch of the RSPCA is hoping the local community will help to give all the animals in its care the best Christmas ever. The charity, which has to raise £1m every year to care for local animals in need, has launched its Christmas meal appeal, encouraging people to buy a tasty dinner, treat or toy for the 60 dogs, cats, ferrets, guinea pigs and other small animals currently homed at its centre in Wade Street, Halifax. Fundraising manager Lauren Moore said: “Our centre is open every day of the year and we will have ...
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Holiday bookings helping Yorkshire animals in need

Photo: Left to right, Rachael Coyne of Jetset Not Just Travel and Lauren Moore, fundraising manager at the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district branch, with Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Angel, a current resident of the branch’s animal centre in Halifax. Huddersfield based travel agent Jetset Not Just Travel has teamed up with its local RSPCA branch to help raise money towards the £1.5m it needs to find every year to care for animals in need in Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and district. The local RSPCA animal centre, at Wade Street in Halifax town centre, takes in between 500 and 600 animals ...
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PR consultants win brief with Yorkshire’s Daval Furniture

Huddersfield based PR consultants Melanie Hill and Alex Mason have been appointed to handle public and media relations strategy for Daval Furniture. The pair’s brief includes increasing footfall to the company’s showroom in Slaithwaite and raising awareness of the Daval brand and its products, along with providing a press office function. From its site in the foothills of the Pennines and adjacent to the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, Daval designs and manufactures bespoke fitted kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and home offices in line with the latest trends and technologies. Providing high quality and sustainable solutions for whatever shape or size of room is ...
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Yorkshire businesses team up to help holidaymakers prove they are fit to fly

As proof of a negative Covid-19 test result becomes essential for people travelling to an ever-growing list of countries, two Yorkshire businesses have teamed up to provide a quick and convenient solution. Many countries now require a mandatory PCR test (showing a negative Covid-19 result) which is carried out 48-96 hours prior to departure. Huddersfield based travel agency, Jetset Not Just Travel has partnered with Hull’s Atropa Pharmacy and Blood Clinic to provide a one-stop PCR testing and accredited certification service for its customers, who might otherwise be faced with the inconvenience of sourcing and arranging their own Covid-19 tests ...
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PR duo secures brief with US tech company behind Super Bowl and NASCAR comms

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 Huddersfield based PR consultants Melanie Hill and Alex Mason have been appointed to handle UK public and media relations strategy for US based tech company, Secured Communications. The brief is the duo’s first international contract together after teaming up to work on joint PR projects over the last 18 months. The pair will direct ongoing PR strategy for the San Francisco headquartered tech company’s secure videoconferencing platform, Mercury, in the UK and across Europe, as well as acting as its press office. Hill, who founded Gravity PR in 2018, said: “We are delighted to have been ...
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Leeds Rhinos legends and Inspire North launch campaign to say there’s #NoExcuseForAbuse

Leeds Rhinos legends and Inspire North launch campaign to say there’s #NoExcuseForAbuse As reports of domestic abuse surge during lockdown, Leeds Rhinos legends Kevin Sinfield MBE and Jamie Jones-Buchanan have thrown their weight behind a social media campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse; to urge people who think neighbours are in danger to alert the police; and to say: “There’s no excuse for abuse.” The campaign, launched this morning, Tuesday May 12, is a partnership between the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Inspire North, a charity which provides support for people affected by domestic abuse and mental health issues across ...
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