Plea for business to help homeless
Guest speakers at the March event will include representatives from Change Grow Live, Leeds Housing Options, St Anne’s Resource Centre and St George’s Crypt.
A representative from Ringways Motor Group, a member of the Business Building Futures Programme, will discuss the business benefits and intricacies of employing a previously homeless individual.
Andy Howarth, chief executive of The Howarth Foundation, said: “I would encourage businesses and individuals to come along and find out how their support can help those who have overcome living on the streets and are ready to get themselves back on track and into employment to make a positive contribution to society.
“We already have a fantastic network of more than 20 local businesses on board and with even more support we can extend our reach to help more people who have experienced homelessness take that first step back into employment.”
To reserve a place at the seminar, email andy@howarthfoundation. org.uk or call 01274 864999. LAW firm with offices in Huddersfield is a double winner. Switalskis Solicitors, which has offices at High Street, won two awards at the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards at London’s Lancaster Hotel. The firm was named Personal Injury Team of the Year while solicitor Amy Clowrey, of the firm’s child abuse claims team, was awarded Rising Star of the Year.
The Modern Law awards spotlight the most innovative and entrepreneurial firms operating in the legal sector.
Switalskis has significantly expanded its personal injury offering, which now comprises specialist teams dealing with clinical negligence, child abuse, adult abuse, serious injury and brain injury claims.
Switalskis managing director John Durkan said: “This is a fantastic start to Switalskis’ 25th year trading in Yorkshire. The firm’s leadership is defined DHESIVES and sealants manufacturer Bond It has secured two new quality certifications.
Building on Its success in holding ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 for 11 and six years respectively, the Elland-based company has now successfully transitioned to the 2015 versions of both standards.
The standards are revised and updated on a regular basis to ensure they remain relevant in an everevolving business world.
All organisations certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 must move onto the new 2015 versions by midnight on September 14, 2018, after which certification to the earlier variants will no longer be valid.
Bond It’s updated certifications were awarded following an extensive and in-depth audit of the company, its systems and its working practices by independent external assessor Alcumus ISOQAR.
Bond It operations director Graham Helm said: “The entire team at Bond It is delighted to have received the latest ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications.
“It’s a testament to the quality and environmentally conscious approach that prevails throughout our business.
“It also provides our customers with independent reassurance of our belief in maintaining the highest standards in every area - regardless of whether that’s product manufacturing, service delivery, staff training or environmental performance.”
Bond It is also working towards securing OHSAS 18001, which demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to best practice in its health and safety management. by its willingness to embrace exciting new opportunities and challenges, so we’re delighted to be recognised alongside national firms for our personal injury team’s boundary-pushing work.” The firm was also successful at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2017 where both the clinical negligence and child abuse claims teams were recognised for their work.
Janet Baker, director and head of clinical negligence in Sheffield, was named Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year, while the child abuse compensation team led by director David Greenwood took home two awards: Claimant Lawyer of the Year and Claimant Team of the Year.
Over the past 12 months, Switalskis Personal Injury teams have dealt with landmark cases, receiving national coverage, as well as supporting clients in campaigns to bring about legal change. Representing Switalskis at the Modern Law Awards are (from left) Sarah Tipton Walker, Suzanne Munroe, Mark Hollinghurst, Janet Baker and Amy Clowrey