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Airedale includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire famed for its manufacturing heritage and scenic setting. Airedale is an excellent place in which to live, work and to do business and is a vital a vital component of the Bradford District and Leeds City Region economies.

With its creative business community, high quality connectivity and outstanding landscape, the area is poised to become a centre for commercial research, advanced manufacturing and digital technology of international recognition. Investment and regeneration is already happening and with the publication of the Masterplan developer interest in Airedale has grown.

The area boasts a significant cluster of high-tech digital companies, with Airedale Hospital being a leader in tele-health. To accommodate the growth of Bradford’s hi-tech companies and inward investor demand in the area, Bradford Council has brought forward a £15m Business Park. The 140,000 sq ft Baildon Business Park is expected to attract hi-tech businesses employing around 700 staff. Industrial units range from 5,000 – 50,000 sq ft.

Expert investment support and advice is available from Bradford Council’s Business Investment & Enterprise team. Investment officers provide everything from relocation and property advice, recruitment and retention support to accessing finance and grants. The team acts as the gateway to all local authority services and will support every stage of your business start-up, relocation and growth.

For more information contact the team on 01274 437727 or visit

Superfast Broadband – connection vouchers worth up to £3,000 available across Leeds and Bradford

As part of the Government’s Superconnected Cities programme, ‘connection vouchers’ worth up to £3,000 are available to small and medium businesses to upgrade to a high speed / high grade connection.

A number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have signed up to deliver connections under the scheme which runs from 1 February 2014 until March 2015.

The grant will pay for the capital and equipment costs of getting a better, faster connection to your business. You pay any VAT charged and the monthly line rental to your service provider.
Businesses wishing to take advantage of the scheme can check eligibility and make an application for a voucher on-line at: or call 0113 3950357 for more information.


20 January 2016 -
New era opens for medical firm

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20 January 2016 -
App from Saltaire boffins changing the face of healthcare

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Pop Up Business Cafe
11 February 2016
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