‘I dream in copy’ is the latest local business to join the HD8 Network. Launched by Carrie Maudsley in February 2019, ‘I dream in copy’ provides copywriting and content creation services with a strong focus on marketing communications.
Carrie commented, “A lot of businesses understand the need for well-written and focused marketing copy or quality content that adds real value for their customers. But having the headspace to take a step back and think about this – and then finding the time to create the content – can be a significant barrier for businesses looking to improve this area of their marketing.
“I can help by bringing an external perspective – by evaluating what the business is trying to achieve with their communications, establishing clarity through their messaging and creating content that connects with their customers.”
Carrie offers services from writing web copy, press releases, sales and email copy to creating content marketing, marketing collateral and presentation content, as well as offering professional proofreading.
The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show is returning to Huddersfield for its second year running!
This year we’re coming back bigger and better with multiple trade stalls from main dealerships to second hand dealerships, a motorcycle trials stunt show, live music by some of Huddersfield’s own local bands, a bouncy castle fun run, food & drink(including alcohol) and of course the tribute to the fallen riders of 2019!
The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show made it’s mark on Huddersfield last year and for our first ever show it was a huge success.
We kickstarted a once dormant motorcycle community, that would normally have to travel hours outside of Yorkshire to attend any kind of motorcycle show, bringing everyone together for a fun, action packed day out.
This year we are setting the bar even higher and growing our show even further!
So…don’t miss out! Pencil our date into your diary and get your tickets booked!
Spring Festival is an annual 3 day celebration of traditional music, song and dance.
The event started in 2007 and has developed a national and international profile as well as being a community led and community based event.
The festival is moving this year from its previous location in Shepley village to a new home at Storthes Hall Park, Kirkburton with the concerts, bar, food stalls, craft fayre and children’s activities all based at ‘The Venue’.
Camping for weekend ticket holders is in the grounds adjacent to the site and other activities spill out into the pubs in local villages.
Shepley Spring Festival is a small, friendly, family orientated event expecting to attract about 1000 visitors this year.
Our aim is to celebrate the very best of traditional music and dance from Britain and beyond, showcasing some of the most well own artists of the folk music genre but also offering a platform for aspiring young musicians to perform on the same stage. In 2019 we are inviting groups and individuals from Lancashire, London, Cornwall, Scotland and France as well as performers who live in Shepley and other villages and towns in Yorkshire.
As organisers we are passionate about the music, the dance, the tradition, keeping it alive and passing it on to the next generation.
The annual event is organised by a small group of volunteers, none of whom benefit financially from the event. Members of the group all have daytime employment and planning the festival is an enjoyable but time consuming activity. However like all other arts organisations and events we rely on grant funding and sponsorship to be able to stage the event.
There are a number of ways that you can help support the festival is you are an organization; sponsorship, advertising or having a stand at the event are a number of ways that your business could benefit from exposure and we welcome the opportunity to reduce our costs by receiving work in exchange of tickets. If you would like more information please email info@HD8network.co.uk
However the best way you can support the festival is to buy a ticket and come along for a brilliant time, listening to a variety of traditional music and dance in a family friendly atmosphere.
This year ‘Blue Monday’ falls on 21st January, Described as the ‘most depressing day of the year’, Blue Monday is known as the day when people feel at their lowest either due to the weather, lack of exercise, isolation or post Christmas lethargy.
Volunteer dog cuddling is being offered by Barking Mad Huddersfield & Halifax as an antidote to the problem of loneliness in modern society. For those who are retired or work from home and are spending large chunks of time alone, caring for a waggy-tailed companion on a temporary basis and meeting other like minded dog lovers could really help to overcome feelings of isolation.
The perception of loneliness as mainly an issue for the older generation is now proving inaccurate, as a study from the Office for National Statistics suggests that young adults are more likely to feel lonely than older age groups. Due to huge advances in technology, the number of freelancers and remote workers is rising, with an article in Business Leader claiming that a ‘third of business owners think that workforce will work remotely by 2020.’
Mark of Barking Mad Huddersfield & Halifax said “Whilst remote working has obvious advantages, working alone under pressure and not having the physical presence of a team to support you can lead to loneliness that can’t be fixed by any kind of app. Caring for a friendly dog not only provides canine cuddles (far better than any virtual hug) but also the motivation to go and take a winter walk at lunchtime, increasing the likelihood of adhering to New Year fitness resolutions.”
The community of Barking Mad host families mainly consists of active retired people and those who either work from home or have extended periods away from work such as those who work in schools or colleges. It offers the opportunity to care for dogs in your own home, while their owners are away on holiday. Hosts experience all the benefits of dog companionship without any of the emotional or financial responsibilities of full-time pet ownership.
Barking Mad is part of the Franchise Brands plc group of companies and is the UK’s favourite dog holiday company, as verified by TrustPilot. Contact Barking Mad at www.barkingmad.uk.com to find your dog’s home from home today.
The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust take great pride in getting to know those they partner with and offer flexible support to our commercial partners.
By joining you are helping the charity provide world class research into cancers affecting 13-24 year olds as well as supporting thousands of teen and adolescents cancer patients during their battle against cancer.
Every day 7 teenagers & young adults are told they have cancer, they need you to #jointhefight
Over the years the HD8 Network has brought you a range of speakers; experts in their fields and local businesses, providing insights and overviews, inspiring and informing attendees to help them become better businesses.
In November we were honoured to have Revell Ward sponsor a lunch following our event. We believe it was in gratitude for the event, as Jenifer has attended off and on over the years and supports our aim.
It was nice to see lots of new faces, and everyone seemed to have a jolly good time, we hope to see them again in the future.
We have introduced a ‘bring a guest and get a credit at your next event’ promotion, which is encouraging members to invite new faces and this is having a positive impact on the numbers of attendees and conversations had each month.
We have also introduced a Contribution Slip, for attendees to help us record the impact that we are making in the local area as a result of our events and network.
If your organisation would like to sponsor one of networking events and provide lunch following one of our mid morning mid month meetup networking events, then please get in touch.
With the Main centre – for visitors and parcel collections is Lord Street, Huddersfield and the Donations centre – to drop off donations – on Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield is one of the largest food banks in the north of England.
The number of people using food banks across the UK has risen from tens of thousands to millions since 2010.
There are many factors contributing to the rise of food poverty, including national welfare reforms, the rise of zero hours contracts, and struggling local economies. The Welcome Centre provides food, toiletries and other essentials alongside a one-to-one advocacy, guidance and support service tailored to people’s needs.
The food packs that the Welcome Centre give out contain enough food for seven days.
They try to provide a good quantity of nutritious, high quality food in our food packs, and tailor each pack to meet people’s dietary requirements and preferences. They believe in respecting people’s food choices no matter what financial predicament they find themselves in.
They’re more than just a food bank.
The Welcome Centre offer clients advocacy, guidance and support to help them address any underlying or ongoing issues which prevent them getting back on their feet. You can find out more about the additional support they provide here advocacy, guidance and support.
As an independent, local charity, they rely on the support of local people like you; please help if you can.
The Welcome Centre accept donations of most dried, fresh and tinned foods as long as they are unopened and in date.
We are a community network set up by 3 friends a few years ago.
Made in Clayton West is all about bringing people together around their interests, building community spirit and shining a light on all the fabulous stuff that happens in our community and our newsletter does just that!
Tinsel Tuesday is fancy dress with a festive twist
Decorating the tree is a special moment for most families… so the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust wants to spread the joy even further by asking Huddersfield businesses to encourage their staff to decorate themselves like a Christmas tree for one Tuesday in December!
Wrap yourself in tinsel, wear baubles, roll around in glitter…anything goes!
Choose on one Tuesday in December, so either the 4th, 11th or 18th and send the charity your photos for social media!
Suggested minimum donation £1 with all funds raised going to the Gifts 4 young cancer patients Christmas appeal.