CULLINGWORTH man Andrew Vaux has been appointed business development consultant with Rapport Technical Recruitment.

The 48-year-old joins father-and-son Ian and John Raper at the expanding Bingley firm, which is celebrating its 14th anniversary.

And for Mr Vaux, a PR and marketing professional, it’s something of a reunion.

He and John both attended Bradford Grammar School in the 1980s, before they pursued their separate careers.

Mr Vaux said: “Whilst recruitment is a new sector for me, I firmly believe that the PR, marketing and business development skills I’ve acquired over almost 30 years are extremely transferable and I’m excited about the challenges which lie ahead.”

John said: “When my father and I were planning to expand the business, my friendship with Andrew – as well as his wide-ranging professional skills – made him an obvious choice.”