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.

A graduate of the University of Huddersfield has developed a new device to protect machine operators from harmful fumes.

Sam Edwards, of Huddersfield-based Corinthian Engineering, has created a new extraction bench – Meliora – tailored to the needs of the additive manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemical and cannabinoid manufacturing industries.

The company has already worked on a number of major manufacturing and engineering projects within Yorkshire and abroad, and is now embarking on developing its own engineered products.

Based at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Corinthian Engineering recognised how the need for protecting operators from harmful fumes and particulates was becoming more and more important.

The device extracts airborne particulates and harmful fumes away from the operator and can be wheeled into a lab of any size (image below).

Corinthian Engineering is currently seeking a prototype partner. For more go to https://corinthianeng.com/meliora

Social Progress, a digital marketing agency based in Honley, is delighted to announce its partnership with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and their event, MY Conference Wakefield 2023.

The event will take place in the hospitality suite of the new East Stand at Wakefield Trinity, with support from a dedicated group of local companies.

The conference aims to bring together business owners, directors and managers from the city. The event will serve as a platform with opportunities to network, gain valuable knowledge from expert speakers, and explore innovative ways to support attendees’ well-being and that of their colleagues.

Social progress MD Janet Bebb said: “As a long-term partner of MY Conference events for a few years now, we’re delighted to be supporting the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce once again in 2023.

“The MY Conference events are always well attended and a great way to catch up with other like-minded business contacts or forge some new connections.”

The conference will take place on October 25.

Huddersfield-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, Adventoris, has launched its first ever multiple supplier app for the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) on its SwiftCloud platform.

The app, which is also a first for Bira, will offer Bira customers the opportunity to shop from multiple suppliers within its membership in one location, including STAX, Draper Tools, LG Harris and many others.

SwiftCloud is a customisable B2B mobile app platform designed specifically for distributors and wholesalers that enables their customers to see products, communicate with the company and make orders 24/7.

Established in 1899, Bira is the leading trade association for independent retailers in the UK and works with over 6,000 independent businesses of all sizes.

CEO of Adventoris, James Clarkson, said: “This was a really ambitious project for us and I am thrilled with the results that our team has produced.

“We have had incredible success creating single shop apps for our clients but our work with Bira heralds a new era of opportunity for us, allowing us to offer a B2B shopping experience that combines a range of suppliers and offering that seamlessly to the customer despite the administrative complexities.”

Adventoris now boasts over 200 clients across a range of industries, with a turnover of £2m.

L-R Craig Candlish, Matthew Fahy, Andrew Ford, Neil Triggs, Fiona Lindsay, Naveed Mohammed and Michael Shone at Inspectas

Property compliance specialist Inspectas is marking 10 years in business with four new appointments, a senior promotion and a move into new premises.

The 40-strong business is expanding its team with the appointment of major projects, fire and compliance chief operating officer Neil Triggs; fire compliance services divisional lead Michael Shone; health & safety divisional lead Naveed Mohammed; senior director land remediation Andrew Ford; and the promotion of Fiona Lindsay to operations director.

With a decade working in the public and private sectors specialising in asbestos surveys and removal, fire safety, health and safety compliance and land remediation, Inspectas has recently moved to new premises on Bradford Road in Drighlington, doubling its office space to allow further team and departmental growth.

Director Matthew Fahy said: “After a decade specialising in raising asbestos compliance and management standards across the UK, our move into our larger, Drighlington premises and the appointment of Neil, Michael, Naveed and Andrew, alongside Fiona’s promotion, reflects our commitment to developing our services even further with an additional focus on fire safety, health and safety and land remediation across multiple sectors.

“In this, our 10th anniversary year, we are delighted to continue our strategy of bringing the very best property and land compliance practitioners into the Inspectas family and increasing our capacity to deliver trusted expertise in areas of significant concern for businesses.”

Nazia Nawaz

Nazia Nawaz has joined leading Yorkshire law firm Schofield Sweeney as a partner.

Based in Huddersfield, Nazia will lead the firm’s contentious trusts and probate team. She brings with her over 20 years of experience of advising and representing clients in disputes relating to inheritance, probate and wills as well as trust disputes.

She is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and an affiliate member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

Nazia said: “I am delighted to have joined Schofield Sweeney which is one of the most reputable firms in the region and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s excellent reputation and its success.”

Managing partner Graham Sweeney said: “We are pleased to welcome Nazia to work alongside and lead our contentious probate team, Nazia’s expertise will enhance the firm’s ability to support clients in this complex area of law.”

Creative brand agency Smith is working with Swiss-based Keyko, a Web3 and blockchain engineering studio as they expand their business.

Keyko works with Web3 and blockchain businesses and is now looking to attract enterprise-level clients in the banking, financial services and insurance sectors.

Smith, based in Huddersfield and Leeds, has been appointed to rebrand Keyko and create a new website to help support sales efforts.

Oli Smith, creative director at Smith, said: “Keyko have worked with some remarkable brands, and some of the work they are doing is truly pioneering. We’re excited to work closely with Keyko on this step-change for the business.”