Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Calderdale Networking November 4th

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation that has been connecting, supporting and representing local business for over 165 years.

Funded by and run solely for the interest of our members,  we are the ‘go to’ organisation for businesses and the local voice. We help drive growth among businesses of all sizes across the region, offering support that’s relevant and adds value.

Join us for our bi-monthly Calderdale Business Network event at

Calderdale College

Friday 4th November from 08:00 to 10:00


The Event is Free of charge. For more information, including agenda and booking details, follow this link:


For the full list of key events in Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield visit www.my-chamber.co.uk/events

From Flavourfest 2022 (June 26-27th)

We visited Flavourfest 2022 at the Inspire Centre of Calderdale College and were impressed by the displays brought to us by local businesses!



The weather was suitably accommodating for the several local traders, businesses, craftspeople and food makers of Calderdale. There was a variety of stalls of foods from many corners of the world, hand crafted products, business startups as well as established organisations.

Anila and Alison at the Outback stall

We said hello to Anila and Alison who were at the Outback Stall, showcasing some of their own honeycomb, elderberry cordial, preserves and salad, among other things.

These were all produced by things grown at the Outback at Jubilee Children’s centre. The ladies briefly spoke about intercepting unspoiled food that would have otherwise been wasted to landfill and about their bee keeping project, for which they plan an open day, stay tuned for more info!

And a personal thanks from the North and East blog, for saying that you read us, we hope to keep informing you!

More about the Outback Community Kitchen & Garden

We made another stop at JFood FitBox, an initiative to produce tasty, sustainable, responsibly sourced healthy meals.


There was a broad selection of ingeniously artistically presented food, dairy free alternatives and vegetarian options. A personal favourite, the box in which the food was packed was made out of paper!

More about JFood Fitbox

Flavourfest was an impressive, vibrant event that gave us a unique  opportunity  to sample different cuisines, learn about what is  happening  around us and admire the creativity of local traders. Roll on Flavourfest 2023? We hope so!


Police Crime Prevention Advice for Halifax North Local Businesses and Community Centres

Burglary Business and Community Crime Prevention Advice

West Yorkshire Police provide crime prevention advice online and in person. The Business Crime section of the West Yorkshire Police website contains a range of information for keeping your business and business premises safe and secure.

For more information visit  https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/advice/business-security/business-security


 General Crime Prevention

There are 10 principles of crime prevention that can assist you in reducing the opportunity for crime to occur at your home, your place of work or your business.

For more information visit  https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/advice/10-principles-crime-prevention/10-principles-crime-prevention/10-principles-crime-prevention


West Yorkshire Police Community Alert

West Yorkshire Police provide updates on Local Policing through ‘West Yorkshire Police Community Alert’ and you can sign up to receive updates relevant to your area.

For more information visit http://wypcommunityalert.co.uk


Get involved and shop local for Small Business Saturday

Saturday 5 December is this year’s ‘Small Business Saturday’ so please show your support for local businesses on the day and get involved by shopping local!

Small Business Saturday 2014 was a runaway success

  • 16.5 million People shopped in a small independent business on the day, representing a 20% increase in footfall on 2013 or 2.7 million more shoppers
  • 64% of UK consumers were aware of the day, a 33% increase on 2013
  • Over 3.5 million Facebook views and #SmallBizSatUK trended at number one all day on 6 December 2014

Calderdale’s local independent small businesses appreciate your support all year round so join the ‘Get Involved’ campaign on Saturday 5 December and make it a fantastic and successful day!

List your business on the ‘Visit Calderdale’ app

Calderdale Council is launching its Visit Calderdale app in time for the Tour De France which is coming to Calderdale on the 6th July 2014.

Calderdale is expecting an unprecedented number of people visiting the region for the weekend of the Tour De France.

The Council is inviting businesses to list their contact details, events and offers on the app for free to help visitors and residents on Calderdale find out more about you.

Click here to add your business details…