We love it when businesses send us their good news and here’s our latest good news round-up, kindly sponsored by PALADIN. Awards, expansion, new contracts or new appointments, if you’ve got some good news you want to share please email the editor, Martin Shaw, on martin@huddersfieldhub.co.uk.

Huddersfield web design agency Beanie Media has big growth plans for 2023 and has hired experienced operations manager Helen Roberts.

Prior to joining Beanie Media, Helen worked in programme management/co-ordinator roles for over 10 years, where she was responsible for maintaining operational duties covering a large geographical area.

Helen’s role at Beanie Media has been created to manage internal processes and ensure that the business is operating efficiently ahead of further expected rapid growth.

Beanie Media was founded by two young digital enthusiasts, Melissa Cooper and Daniel Atkinson, to provide a fresh-minded and tangible approach to helping businesses increase their turnover after seeing a gap in the market for a young, dynamic digital agency.

Founded in 2018 by then 18-year-old Melissa and Daniel, Beanie Media is now a team of six including graphic designer Jack Murphy, web developer Reece Trickett, and SEO manager Lyndon Ogden.

Beanie also hired social media manager Lily Mann in the last quarter of 2022 due to an increased demand for content creation.

Today, Beanie Media offers content creation and management for businesses’ social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and LinkedIn, alongside website design and development.

Some of their clients include Huddersfield Business Improvement District, Corton Wood Shopping Park, Colliers International, Munby’s Live-In-Care and Denroyd Farm.

Managing director Melissa said: “2022 was a solid year and 2023 has gotten off to a busy start, with new brands contacting us every week for support with their digital strategy.

“One of my goals for this year is to grow Beanie Media, and Helen’s appointment has cemented our team as we now have a dedicated team member to manage human resources and develop and implement internal procedures.

“As we continue to expand our business in 2023 and beyond, Helen’s role will be vital in ensuring we have a smooth hiring process and that resources are maintained efficiently.”

Huddersfield-based direct mail provider Propack has announced its partnership with climate positive organisation, Ecologi, joining its mission to reduce 50% of global C02 emissions by 2040 and responsibly plant billions of trees every year.

The partnership will see Propack funding a range of carbon offsetting projects to improve the company’s climate positivity, including tree planting schemes in Kenya, solar power projects in Vietnam and rainforest conservation in Brazil, to name a few.

Propack is a leading provider of technology-led print and direct mail solutions, producing in excess of 25 million mail packs per year from its 30,000 sq ft site in Huddersfield.

Propack works with a range of B2B and B2C clients, including Moonpig, JD Sports and TUI. 

Managing director of Propack, Jason Clough, said: “We have always had a commitment to the climate and our partnership with Ecologi solidifies that commitment, allowing us to have a greater global impact.

“As a team, we strive to have a positive influence on the environment and are taking steps to ensure that our processes, brands, products and site are climate positive and promote sound ethics and responsible attitudes within our clients and suppliers. 

“We’re already getting involved with some incredible projects through our partnership and it’s been fantastic to see the impact that our contributions are having.”

Jason Clough, MD at Propack

Propack has also scooped an industry-leading award for its work for charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP).

Propack was crowned winner of the Web-to-Print Award at the Digital Printer Awards which were held in London.

The direct mail specialist was recognised for its work with the charity which aims to combat poverty and provide support to those struggling financially. The team was tasked with creating an on-demand storefront to print solution that would allow CAP’s nationwide network of coaches to be able to personalise and print the materials they require.

Jason added: “Receiving this award proves the hard work of our team really pays off, both in making a big impact for our clients and providing solutions that ripple out and help so many people. We are so grateful that our efforts are recognised by the prestigious Digital Printer Awards.”

Jason Clough

The Huddersfield-based Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the achievement of a staff member at one of its member companies Trillium Flow Technologies.

Joanna Trawinska-Zielinska, import/export co-ordinator at the Elland-based company, achieved a Foundation Award in International Trade.

She has completed nine British Chambers of Commerce accredited modules through the Mid Yorkshire Chamber’s MY Export Hub training programme.

MY Export Hub’s accredited courses cover all aspects of international trade, including export documentation, customs procedures and rules of origin and preference.

Joanna said: “The BCC Accredited training courses developed my all-round international trade knowledge.

“I am very grateful to my organisation for the opportunity to grow my knowledge, improve my skills and become more effective in my workplace.”

Martin Hathaway, managing director at the Mid Yorkshire Chamber, said: “Firstly, I would like to say a big well done to Joanna for successfully completing her Foundation Award.

“Secondly, I urge anyone who has a desire to start trading, or to improve their trade operations, to get in touch with our team.

“Our MY Export Hub department offers a range of courses and advice to support our region to trade internationally.

“Our goal is to ensure all businesses, across Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield, have access to relevant and efficient trade services to help them trade with ease and prosperity.”

Joanna Trawinska-Zielinska

A solicitor with Huddersfield-based Chadwick Lawrence has been elected as president of the Huddersfield and Dewsbury Law Society.

Ellie Hirst, who has been with Chadwick Lawrence since 2019, currently works in the Family and Wills & Probate department. She specialises in wills, power of attorney and probate.

Ellie first discovered her passion for the law while studying at the University of Huddersfield, where she gained a first-class honours degree and was awarded an accolade for achieving the highest marks in Land Law.

She also achieved a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, and a distinction in her master’s degree whilst working full time.

Ellie said: “I’m proud and honoured to be elected as the president and am looking forward to representing the legal profession in Huddersfield and Dewsbury at future events.

“I’m also excited to be in position to organise events for the Huddersfield legal community and to bring them together.”