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Carolyn Black: Success in navigating portfolios through Brexit uncertainty

One month on from the Brexit vote, people in the UK continue to question what the vote to leave the European Union really means from a political and economic point of view.

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Christopher Bailey

Blackfriar: One man, two jobs a luxury Burberry could not afford

The news that Christopher Bailey is stepping aside as chief executive to focus on what he does best – creative design – has to be good news for Burberry.

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Chancellor George Osborne

Tom Richmond: It’s time to get personal to help close yawning skills gap

THE late, great Fred Trueman once said that his beloved Yorkshire County Cricket Club only needed to whistle down the nearest coal mine if it was short of cover in the fast bowling department. This production line yielded a rich seam.

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Companies must not be allowed to demonise whistleblowers, says Greg Wright

Greg Wright: Why we must protect whistleblowers from workplace bullying

BOARDROOM scandals and scams are as old as time.

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Greg Wright: It’s a cheque mate and there’s no reason not to accept it

This is a true story, but I wish it wasn’t.

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A Yorkshire entrepreneur has been driven to distraction by the lack of a phone service

Greg Wright: How the wrong kind of telegraph pole caused weeks of misery for a Yorkshire business

YOU’VE heard of the wrong kind of snow causing headaches for travellers.

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Fremington Edge, looking from Grinton Moor in Swaledale

Greg Wright: A failure to invest in rail is betrayal of rural businesses

THERE’S a vibrant business community beyond our major towns and cities.

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Greg Wright: Time to stop unscrupulous restaurants pocketing tips

PAY is an emotive topic, and with good reason.

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Many analysts believe the Government should be doing  more to support major industrial players such as Sheffield Forgemasters   Photo: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Greg Wright: An ignorance of manufacturing has led to current crisis

Last week I received an email from the Prime Minister with an intriguing title: Helping you keep more of the money you earn.

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A 'Save Our Steel' badge, as steel union representatives and workers from across the country arrive at the TUC headquarters in London to discuss the steel crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 4 2016. Shop stewards from steelworks across the country held emergency talks and will continue pressing the Government for help. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Greg Wright: There should be a bit of steel in our relationship with China

BEAUTIFUL relationships always work both ways

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David Cameron

Greg Wright: Firms face crippling uncertainty over EU referendum

ONCE businesses feared plagues, wars and tyrants.

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Ian Filby, CEO of DFS

Blackfriar column: Retailer DFS rearranges the seating to the best effect

Five years ago 50 per cent of us wouldn’t be seen dead walking into a DFS store.

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Picture Bruce Rollinson

Greg Wright: The region can’t afford to be left waiting at the platform

FEELING a tad sceptical about the Northern Powerhouse?

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Park Hill

Bernard Ginns: New lease of life for Park Hill and Sheffield city centre

“A VISION born out of pure optimism and modernist idealism. Years of neglect and a few wrong turns brought it to the brink of demolition,” said the architect Christopher Egret.

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Greg Wright: Willpower and humility are needed to be a great leader

WHAT makes a great business leader? The answer might surprise you.

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File photo dated of Sir John Vickers, Chairman of the Independent Commission on Banking,  as the man behind the UK's retail banking reforms has complained that his recommendations have been diluted.  Sir John criticised the Bank of England's plans to build an extra buffer of capital for not being strong enough  Photo:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Greg Wright: Have the banks really learned from their mistakes?

So have we finally witnessed the passing of the banker bashing season?

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Nick Owen (right) and Martin Jenkins. Pictured by Simon Hulme

Bernard Ginns: Man is born free and everywhere he is in red tape from the EU

HARDLY SURPRISING but in many years of business journalism, no interviewee has ever referred to the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

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Wakefield town hall

Bernard Ginns: Parallel deals could solve Yorkshire’s devolution impasse

THE CHAIRMAN of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority might be “relaxed” that other areas are moving ahead with devolution plans, but business leaders are worried that the Northern Powerhouse concept might be running out of steam.

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Carolyn Black, Associate Director, Myddleton Croft Investment Managers

Who will be picking up the medals in the economic Olympics?

2016 sees the arrival of the Olympics this summer which provides the ideal backdrop to consider the main themes running through our 2016 strategies. Which countries do we believe will be walking away with the gold medals, which will fall down the rankings and which will have the grit, focus and determination not to be de-railed by the competition?

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An aerial view of the City of London , which is home to some of the biggest names in financial services Photo: PA

Greg Wright: An ineffectual financial watchdog is of no use to anyone

WHAT’s the point in a watchdog that won’t bite?

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