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Engineer sees growing number of adults taking apprenticeships

More adults are taking up apprenticeship opportunities as they look to learn a trade they never got a chance to when younger, the boss of an expanding electrical engineering company said.

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Jackie Mulligan has launched a website called ShopAppy, which lists independent businesses and allows people to click and collect items after closing hours, pictured in Saltaire.  14 March 2017.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Former lecturer making a stand for the high street

Shoppers will collectively regret it if small independent businesses disappear from the high street, according to a former university lecturer.

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a nose for success: Sally Steel-Jones, the founder of The Nose Warmer Company, has seen a growing demand for her products abroad. Picture: scott merrylees

Appeal for more support for the small businesses run by women

Micro businesses run by women make a major contribution to the UK economy and should be supported as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, according to the founder of The Nose Warmer Company.

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Ian Chubb, founder of Mirfield-based Deuren.

Deuren overhaul opens door to new markets for manufacturer

A luxury door manufacturer is looking to double in size over the next 12 months, following an overhaul of its business model two and a half years ago.

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faye savory: The Trust has helped me turn my little idea into a life-changing reality.

Reward for entrepreneur who braved illness to give BearHugs

A young entrepreneur who launched her own business after she was diagnosed with a chronic illness has been nominated for an award by the youth charity The Prince’s Trust.

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Adept celebrates a decade with mission to keep on expanding

Adept celebrates a decade with mission to keep on expanding

A civil and structural consulting engineering business is targeting sustainable growth as it celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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Words worth: Rebecca Evans and Chris Smith, of Hebden Bridge, have developed an online platform to help writers improve their skills. Picture: james hardisty

Couple who have harnessed the power of the word to aid writers

A love of the written word brought Chris Smith and Rebecca Evans together and now the couple from Hebden Bridge are looking to help writers sharpen up their productivity.

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Move will help tech firm on track to growth

Move will help tech firm on track to growth

A Technology platform for the motor industry finance sector is targeting 40 per cent growth after sealing a move to Leeds.

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Kate Bagnall and Louise Hopkins from Bagnall Hopkins an independent boutique recruitment consultancy based in Wakefield

Recruitment firm celebrates ten years of industry success

A recruitment firm founded by two industry experts will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend.

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Robin Skidmore talks about his new venture Journey Further.

Next step in journey to making city digital capital

A technology entrepreneur is looking to play a part in positioning Leeds as a digital centre of excellence by helping drive conversation around digital marketing.

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Ben Barker founder of Artemis Cold Brew Coffee.
27th January 2017.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Venture on a hot streak with a cold brew

Coffee culture is growing in the region and people are now more discerning about the drink, according to the founder of a cold brew coffee start-up.

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Alex McWhirter, Finance Yorkshire chief executive. Pic: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com.

SMEs are more flexible but still cautious over access to finance

Small businesses are more agile following the financial crisis of 2008, but they want some certainty as to what the impact of Brexit will be, according to the boss of a small business investment provider.

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A waitress outside Bettys in Harrogate. picture mike cowling jun 16 2015

Bettys enjoys its best Christmas sales growth as demand soars

Iconic Yorkshire business Bettys is celebrating its most successful Christmas in the company’s near 100 year history, with demand particularly strong across online.

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Richard Leach Managing Director of Leach Design in Huddersfield  alongside the company's timeline in the boardroom.

Display specialist’s illuminating ideas light way to export growth

A large format graphic display producer is looking at innovative ways to bring museums and shop displays to life as it targets growth.

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FIRST DELIVERY: CurePharma director, Mustafa Al-Shalechy (left) with Chamber International senior export adviser, David Attia, and samples of the medicines the company has exported in its first delivery to Iraq.

Pharma business ships UK medicines to Iraq

A new pharmaceuticals wholesaler has exported its first consignment of UK manufactured medicines to Iraq.

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Gearing up: Left to right, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme; president of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce Andy Caton; Curryositys Zulfi Karim; Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity; chief executive of Bradford Council Kersten England; and Gordons Simon Mydlowski ahead of the launch.

Currying flavour with ‘back to future’ approach

A new curry restaurant is looking to turn back the clock and bring to life dishes inspired by pre-partition India.

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Achille Traore at the Digital Hub. Pic: Simon Hulme

Tech entrepreneur aims to create UK’s top brand in digital loyalty

An ambitious technology entrepreneur is looking to establish his business as a household name in digital loyalty.

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tom baigrie: The more important factor than lovely offices and good pay, we think, is whether people feel their job is important and doing good.Picture: chris renton

LifeSearch’s positive impact on people is reaping the rewards

A life insurance and income protection intermediary is aiming to make Leeds its primary point of growth having just moved into new office space in the city centre.

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A Fattorini The Jeweller in Harrogate is celebrating 185 years, by getting a brown plaque to commemorate the occasion. Pictured Anthony Tindall, owner and descendant of the original founder of the business. 30th November 2016. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Fattorini the jewel in town’s crown for 185 years

A historic jeweller established 185 years ago by an Italian immigrant has been commemorated in Harrogate with a special brown plaque.

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man on a Mission: Chief executive Fergus Bailie wants CDS to become one of the top 100 companies  to work for in the next three years. Picture: simon hulme

CDS maps out the road ahead with aim to create 100 new jobs

A COMMUNICATIONS agency with a strong track record of working with public sector organisations is looking to add around 100 more jobs in the next few years.

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