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Easy Bathrooms in store roll-out

Bathroom and tile retailer Easy Bathrooms is on a store roll-out drive with the firm looking to offer customers a better quality of service to that of online rivals.

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Steff McGrath at Something Wicked. Pic: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

‘Firms are having to change their pitch after vote’

British manufacturers are having to change the way they pitch their products in European markets since the vote to leave the EU, according to the boss of a boudoir lingerie brand.

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Nostalgia trip: Lucie Mountain is looking to go back in time with The Cockpit Cafe in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Picture: Chris Waud/Go Photo

Hostess heads back to the past with cafe

A former air hostess is set to roll back the years and open an aviation themed vintage cafe bar in East Yorkshire.

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The Rotherham Young Entrepreneur of The Year Awards 2017 overall winner Emily Dawson of Holy Ghost Tattoo Collective. Pic: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

Entrepreneur defied prejudice to make mark in tattoo world

Facing gender discrimination in the industry but still holding a desire to continue as a tattooist, Emily Dawson decided to launch her own business in 2013.

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There are increasing calls for a second vote on leaving the European Union.

Uncertainty grips small firms as a third are now resigned to a hard Brexit

A third of UK SMEs are resigned to a hard Brexit as confidence drops in the face of a messy, prolonged negotiation, according to recent research.

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Harvey Whitford: They cant get the work experience to get the jobs.

‘Stop the blame game over skills shortage’

Technology businesses need to step up and sort out the issue of skills shortages in the industry by recruiting potential instead of just poaching experience, according to the former head of Sky Bet’s software academy.

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The Angels Events produces The Firecracker Ball.

Angels to spread wings for brand launches

An events company is targeting more brand activation work after seeing business increase in the category.

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(L to R) Tissuemed chief executive officer, David Mandley, and Chamber International export adviser, Robin Finnis, at the Leeds headquarters of the company which has gained regulatory approval from Chinas Federal Drug Administration for its product, TissuePatch.

Tissuemed aims to tap into the medical devices market in China

A surgical technology company, which has gained regulatory approval for its main product in China, is working with overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.

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7 March 2017....Faye Savory set up her company Bear Hugs, in Sheffield, with a grant from the Princes Trust. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Faye teams up with Alesha Dixon to encourage young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneur Faye Savory has joined forces with Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon to encourage unemployed young people to look at setting up their own business.

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Total Capital Partners helped with the MBO of Weird Fish earlier this year as well.

Logistics company Walkers Transport in management buyout deal

Logistics specialist Walkers Transport has completed a management buyout (MBO), backed by independent investment firm Total Capital Partners.

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connected: Furqan Alamgir, right, who founded Connexin in 2006, with business partner business partner Alex Yeung, left. The company plans to recruit an additional 100 staff following Silicon Valley investment

Silicon Valley funding ‘shows North is strong’

An internet connection provider has secured £10m from Silicon Valley, allowing the business to turn many areas of the UK into ‘smart cities’.

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Aidan Nolan, left, and Darren Evans, right, co-founders of Wilsons Republic, which ran its first Design Conference in Huddersfield last week.   The conference brought together creatives for a series of talks and seminars at Bates Mill.

Undercurrent of design talent emerging in town, say bosses

An undercurrent of design talent is beginning to emerge in Huddersfield, according to organisers of an industry conference in the West Yorkshire town.

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Sebastian Francis, co-founder of Titus Learning, outside Salts Mill.

Britain’s education tech firms ‘leading the world’

British learning technology providers are leading the way on the international stage, ahead of even US firms, according to the founder of a Yorkshire education technology business.

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Kahn in growth mission in China

Car design company Kahn Design has enlisted the help of overseas trade specialist Chamber International as the firm looks to create new sales partnerships in China.

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adding taste: Krishna Patel with the Dilishque paste which is aimed at people who are pressed for time. Picture: simon hulme

Krishna’s paste is spicing up meals

Meal times were difficult for Krishna Patel, when she was growing up. Ms Patel was just 11 years old when she became a carer for her mother Bharti Patel, who fell ill leaving her bed-ridden for prolonged periods of time.

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Tia Roqaa pictured with her Beauty Box at Gloss Chelwood Drive, Leeds..30th August 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Beauty box founder urges female entrepreneurs to work together

The founder of a beauty products subscription service is urging female entrepreneurs to help each other realise their goals in the business world.

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Twists and turns: Anne Marie Gordon moved into yoga whilst living in New York to cope with a stressful lifestyle. Picture: Porl Medlock

Hot Yoga venture aims to help people get the life balance right

A yoga business is hoping to inspire holistic healthy lifestyle changes through the discipline following the opening of its second studio.

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Moudy Khodadi, Max Hanson, Matthew Hanson, Abraham Khodadi

Founders of Memoraid

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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