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Business rallies to support MPM after fire

A fibreglass mouldings firm that was recently gutted by a fire has been overwhelmed by support from Yorkshire’s business community and its staff.

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Kanyana Williams who runs Fisk restaurant with her husband Stuart.

Couple aim to roll out seafood restaurants

A husband and wife team are looking to roll out their seafood restaurant concept in affluent areas across the country after opening their second site in Cheshire.

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Phil Parkinson

Businesses will have to gear up for the new data protection laws

Much has been written about the new data protection law (GDPR) and how SMEs in the region will need to adapt and plan resource around it.

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Leeds Digital Hub

Life beyond the Hub for Infinity

A software company has grown to over 100 staff after launching only four years ago at a leading collaborative workspace in Leeds.

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One of The Flood Company's barriers.

The Flood Company to the rescue

A firm designing flood mitigation products is looking to target more commercial work as businesses look to protect their factories, offices and warehouses.

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Deckade: Mustafa El-Etriby is celebrating ten years in business with Decksaver. He said: 'Our main aim for 2018 and beyond is to reinvest to move the brand forward and bring more people into the business.''

Ten-year spin set to continue for cover group

A manufacturer of protective covers for DJ, music producer and audio equipment, has grown sales by 23 per cent in the last year.

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Ben Clayson, founder of Victvs.

Firms can play positive role in conflict zones

Businesses can play a vital role in helping prevent conflict in other countries by countering corruption and fraudulent activities, according to the boss of an SME that helps firms access difficult foreign markets.

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In control: A fire officer using software developed by Seed Software, which is sponsoring The APD Control Room Awards. Pic: Mike Park

APD technology plays bigger role in assisting emergency services

Technology can play a much bigger part in helping emergency services do their jobs in a changing society, according to the boss of a firm specialising in software for emergency and critical control rooms.

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New boss: Kenton Robbins, who took over as managing director of PFF last year, hopes to increase turnover to �50m. Picture: Tony Johnson

PFF looks to help deal with coffee cup pollution

A packaging company is looking to change the way disposable cups are manufactured, as coffee chains come under pressure to adopt more environmentally- friendly practices.

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Aaron Conroy, left.

From homeless to entrepreneur

A previously homeless young man, who is turning his life around through entrepreneurship, has been recognised at a House of Commons reception.

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Chloe (left) and Abigail Baldwin who set up a deisgn agency called Buttercrumble last year.

Twins celebrate first year working together

A design agency set up by twin sisters is celebrating it’s first anniversary and the duo are encouraging others to take a similar step and start up their own businesses.

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Rebecca Twynham of RebLe Montgomery Road, Wath-upon-Dearne pictured with Allan Wood of UKSE. Pic: Shaun Flannery

Mission to bring life back to the high street

A young entrepreneur who has opened up a new clothes shop in Rotherham is hoping to bring life back to the high street.

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Lauren Fealy, operations manager of Easy Bathrooms, outside the company's HQ in Birstall.

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 can't 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 China's 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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