An Appointment With… Phil Hall, programme manager of HBEES

An Appointment With… Phil Hall, programme manager of HBEES

Following the launch of the Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme in September - a council-led scheme with the aim of helping businesses become more energy efficient - we caught up with programme manager Phil Hall to hear more about it. We spoke about his professional background, plans for the future, the opportunities for businesses through HBEES and other exciting, impactful projects that he...

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An Appointment with… Helen Symonds

An Appointment with… Helen Symonds

Helen, could you please tell us a little about your background? I have been involved in hospitality, sales and events since I embarked on my working career. Starting in sales support, sales research and event management at the Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, I was lucky enough to work on some amazing events, such as the Scottish PGA & the G8 Summit and to learn from some amazingly talented...

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An Appointment With… Martin Jones

An Appointment With… Martin Jones

He began life as a professional musician, and has worked all over the world in performance, session work, TV and radio, and residencies across the globe. He moved back to Hull, as all sons and daughters do, in 1987, having just completed a contract with New York Network Television, where he produced 12 one-hour specials with London cabaret band the English Eccentric Ragtime Band. In addition to...

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An Appointment With… Jane Cousins

An Appointment With… Jane Cousins

When Jane Cousins secured a summer job as a typist at Williamsons Solicitors in 2000, it was part of a grand plan to bag her dream job as a solicitor. A self-confessed swot, she says it was her determination that saw her progress from Withernsea High School to lawyer – and now she’s a director at the firm. “Someone said to me at school, ‘people like us don’t become solicitors’ and that was it, I...

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An Appointment With… Colin Hanslip of Sirius

An Appointment With… Colin Hanslip of Sirius

Colin, can you tell us a little about your background? How long have you got? I was born in Grimsby, educated at what was then Wintringham Grammar School and, after attending a careers course run by Barclays Bank (mentioned by my economics teacher), I joined Barclays on an accelerated training programme at its branch in Victoria Street, Grimsby. I started as a ‘junior’ which included answering...

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