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Pharmacists create supplement that can help boost brain power

People are not realising the importance of looking after their brain, according to a pharmacist who has created a memory supplement.

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james kinsella: The print industry is currently experiencing a lot of change.

Instantprint to invest £5m in new technology

Online printing company Instantprint is set to invest a further £5m in print technology this summer, creating 28 new job opportunities in South Yorkshire.

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Jonathan Sedgwick at UK Wrestling, Alexandra Mills, Batley.12th July 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Bid to put British wrestling back on the TV

A professional wrestling organisation is looking to bring British grappling back to mainstream TV and hopes to give female wrestlers a platform to showcase their ring skills.

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Dress sense: Jane Burbeary said she doesnt want brides to feel under pressure to conform to idealised images they see in the media. Picture: Porl Medlock

Wedding dress enterprise that is travelling on an upward curve

Women classed as being plus-sized should celebrate who they are and not feel under pressure to conform, says the founder of a bridal store specialising in plus-size dresses.

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the big eat: Simon Robinson and Ben Jones, directors and co-owners of Holy Molys Deep South Kitchen, with with one of their 8lb challenge gator burgers.

Holy Moly to take diners into Deep South

A restaurant inspired by the Deep South is hoping to see its tables regularly snapped up with a unique menu that also offers crocodile burgers.

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Picture James Hardisty.
Launch of a new Leeds Beckett University and Yorkshire Post Newspapers partnership within the digital hub, Leeds. Pictured James Mitchinson, Editor of The Yorkshire Post, Katie Rigarlsford, Enterprise and Innovation Manager for Leeds Beckett University, Mark Casci, Yorkshire Post Business Editor, and Fran Parkinson. Enterprise & Innovation Hub Operations Manager, with digital hub users looking on in the new Digital Hub Enterprise and Innovation Academy at Yorkshire Post Newspapers, Leeds.

Digital Hub companies join forces

Two digital businesses based at the Leeds Digital Hub are pooling their resources to help clients generate leads online.

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Sarah Burgan, who has set up a clothing company inspired by tattoos called Fulwood London.
12th July 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Tattoo designs without the ink proving a hit

Millennials have an advantage when it comes to exploiting business opportunities around subcultures as they have their finger on the pulse, according to a young entrepreneur selling tattoo inspired streetwear.

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David Davis, Encore Cistern. Pic: Adrian Sherratt

Firm that aims to be flushed with success

Two inventors have come up with a novel way of flushing toilets by using condensate from air conditioning units.

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Integra Buildings, Paull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 14 June, 2017. Pictured: LtoR Managing Director Gary Parker and Commercial Director Chris Turner

Integra sets sights on £3m move

Modular buildings specialist Integra Buildings has purchased six acres of industrial land at Paull, east of Hull, for £1.6m and plans a further £1.4m investment on the site.

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measure of success: Murdo MacLeod has developed Zest Mixology into a major player in the drinks service sector. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Pop-up bar aims to be in the mix across UK

A pop-up bar business is set to double in size as it expands its operations across the country and secures contracts with large venues like the NEC in Birmingham.

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Arabian sands: Ghassan Bateha opened up a Syrian-Lebanese restaurant Ugarit in Huddersfield last year.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

Mixing food and culture to bring authentic taste of Syria to diners

Ghassan Bateha wants his Syrian restaurant in Huddersfield to be not just about the food but a lesson in the country’s turbulent history. Ismail Mulla reports.

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30 May 2017.......      Ben Hawksworth, CEO & Founder Hawk 3D Proto, a 3D printing company in Cleckheaton.   Picture Tony Johnson.

Hawk 3D helps to bring crime scenes to life

A 3D printing company is helping West Yorkshire Police piece together crime scenes after securing a deal to supply a printer to the force.

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Refresca Coffee Company, Bramhope.
L-r Russell Burnett from LCF Barber Titleys and Mark Frankland - Director of Refresca Coffee Company Ltd
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Car firm owner to branch out with coffee venture

A car servicing and MOT business owner is looking to bring a drop of European coffee culture to Bramhope in Leeds.

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James Howard, director of Yorkshire Payments in Brighouse. Picture Tony Johnson

Yorkshire more than a region - now it’s a brand

Yorkshire is more than just a region, with the name becoming a brand in recent years, according to the founder of a card payments business.

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Dinah Jones, fourth from left.

Small firms ‘in for a shock’ with digital tax returns every quarter

Small businesses could be in for a shock as many of them are unaware of and unprepared for changes to the way their tax returns are done, according to the boss of a small accountancy firm.

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Toni Eastwood

Female-led firms still face hurdles

Female entrepreneurs lack support and guidance to help grow their businesses, according to a former director of a leading supermarket.

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Tia Roqaa, centre.

Tia boxes up own beauty business

A female entrepreneur, who has launched her own beauty products subscription service, says more women should take the “leap of faith” and turn their passion into a specialist business.

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wheels in motion: Javad Mahmood, at LK Performance, wants the company to sell more into Europe.                                                          Picture: Tony Johnson

LK aims to raise profile of car parts industry

An aftermarket automotive performance parts business is looking to expand after “cracking” ecommerce opportunities.

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Left to right, Tick Tock Unlock Directors Ali Khan and Samrien Hussain

Tick Tock counts down to Trinity opening

An escape games business has created 13 new jobs as it prepares to launch a new virtual reality-powered game experience at Trinity Leeds.

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Gym group proves HIIT in Russia

Gym group proves HIIT in Russia

A boutique gym business is set to open its first site in Russia as it looks to international horizons for expansion.

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