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Manufacturers are urged to embrace digital

Manufacturers could fall behind if they don’t embrace digital technology, according to an expert who helps businesses embrace new technology and software.

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moving up a gear: AvailableCar founder Graham Bell said the Leeds site is the flagship supermarket for the brand and the group is delighted at the showroom's progression. 'Picture: simon Hulme

AvailableCar accelerates as site big success

Used car retailer AvailableCar is marking a second full year in Leeds by expanding its vehicle display space at the Capitol Boulevard Business Park in Morley.

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Rising from the ashes, the firm that was ravaged by huge blaze

The managing director of Moulds Patterns and Models (MPM), Ben Wilson sits behind a canteen table, functioning as a makeshift desk, in a sparse office.

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Energy. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Firms feel benefit of going green

Nearly three quarters of medium-sized businesses say they have experienced at least one commercial benefit from taking environmentally responsible actions, as consumer demand for ‘green’ credentials is increasingly affecting buying behaviour.

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Matt Healey is the successful bidder for The Foundry restaurant in Leeds. The venue will have a complete makeover next month.'Picture: Simon Dewhurst

Leading chef to take over at The Foundry

A chef who was runner-up on the BBC TV show MasterChef: The Professionals is to open a restaurant in Leeds.

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Robert McClements pictured in Leeds. Pic: Simon Hulme

Tech giving sector a cutting edge

The communications and marketing industry is becoming more and more sophisticated as a result of technological development, according to the boss of a regional sector organisation.

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Media start-up in the running for press award

A media start-up is up for a prestigious industry award a year after launching at the Leeds Digital Hub.

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Jackie Mulligan founder of ShopAppy. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

ShopAppy launches in twelfth town in Yorkshire

An online platform looking to revive the independent high street is launching in a 12th Yorkshire town as small shops look to fight back against retail giants.

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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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