Features
Monday, 21 May 2012 14:03

Meet Mark Currie

It can’t be easy being an Everton fan living in Yorkshire, but owner of Catapult Creative, Mark Currie, both lives and works here. Catapult Creative, offers creative design, contract publishing and film. He’s also recently published two of his own books.

Friday, 18 May 2012 15:52

Meet at the Met

Face-to-face networking is an essential element of the business world and there is a plethora of events available every month. Richard Hamer tells us about networking organisation, The Met Club.

Friday, 18 May 2012 13:27

Asbestos - are you dealing with it?

Asbestos has been banned in all forms for use in buildings since 1999. The most dangerous asbestos materials have not been used for much longer than that, yet asbestos remains a serious issue today.

Thursday, 17 May 2012 15:36

A Zest for business

Say 'zest' and what do you think of? Energy, enthusiasm, gusto, citrus fruit? It’s Murdo MacLeod’s passion for the world of mixology - that’s flair cocktail-making to you and I – that’s made his business venture a national success story in its first year.

Friday, 09 March 2012 15:47

Insolvency explained

Andrew Walker, R3 Yorkshire regional Chair and partner at Irwin Mitchell, clarifies some commonly used insolvency terms.

Friday, 09 March 2012 15:37

Is franchising the answer?

With ever-increasing job losses, more and more individuals are turning to run their own business. A great way to do this can be to look at an existing successful business idea and acquire a franchise, says Richard Watts of Franchise 4 Business.

Friday, 09 March 2012 15:35

Top 10 tips for writing winning bids

Emma Jaques, author of Bid Management and MD at Onto the Page, a Leeds-based bid consultancy, offering opportunity search services, bid support and bid skills training shares her top ten tips for winning bids.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:31

Top tips for new exporters

Selling internationally is complex but - as with most things - easy with help and appropriate training. Lesley Batchelor, Director General, Institute of Export & International Trade, provides insight into five research areas it’s crucial for new exporters to get right.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:06

A family affair

Duffield Printers is something of a Leeds institution – if you travel on the A65 regularly you’ll probably recognise the name. Continual innovation has enabled the company to grow and diversify, with a serviced office environment providing the latest string to the Duffield family bow.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 14:53

Avoiding unfair dismissal claims

Contrary to popular myth, many claims for unfair dismissal are successfully defended by employers. John McMullen demonstrates how this can be done.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 14:50

Buyer beware!

Would-be property moguls are warned to take care with restrictions placed on titles if they are planning to buy commercial premises at auction. Leaping in to bid for a property without getting the title pack checked in advance can have extremely costly consequences says Bejul Lakhani.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 10:53

Moving made easy

Thinking of moving premises? What about making alterations to existing premises or amending lease terms? Is moving really such a minefield? Rupert Visick, Partner at Gent Visick, shares his views and experience.

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