Acquisitions and new markets help businesses thrive amid uncertainty

Acquisitions and new markets help businesses thrive amid uncertainty

Sally Wray, owner of tool and equipment hire specialist GoHire, handled home schooling and feeding her staff and has now sealed two major acquisitions in the past month. Martin Shaw (left), managing director of D3 Office Group, reaped the rewards of keeping in contact with customers and shifting the focus of his business. Between March and September he sold PPE worth £1.8 million – a market that...

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Entrepreneur steps up support for charity with audio version of life story

Entrepreneur steps up support for charity with audio version of life story

Paul Sewell, chairman of the Sewell Group, has released an audio version of Half a Lettuce, the business book and personal memoir that was published in May. With supplies of the print edition running low, Paul hopes the audio option will appeal to people who haven’t yet got a copy. It will also make the stories accessible to blind and visually impaired people, including the son of one of the...

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Democratising entrepreneurship down your library

Democratising entrepreneurship down your library

Down at the library you can not only access IP guidance through these PatLib centres but also get the latest business reports, market research databases and company databases. This info and data might cost thousands of pounds on the open market. And much of this is available online from the ease and comfort of your desk – register now with your library card. If that sounds difficult, with Hull...

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Procurement ‘has the power to transform your business’

Procurement ‘has the power to transform your business’

Engaging external procurement support is often perceived as a negative step. But what if that external support could become an indispensable part of your business, one that would actually save you time and money by securing you the most competitive goods and services? Joe Oughtred and Daniel Usifoh of Hessle-based Gateway Procurement want to demystify procurement, saying it has the power to...

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Top 20 most inspirational business leaders in Hull and East Yorkshire

Top 20 most inspirational business leaders in Hull and East Yorkshire

In her own admission, Claire Clark isn’t the most well-known business leader around these parts. “Someone might read this and think, I’ve heard of all these other people – who’s this? But it shows that it's about people who inspire others, and it’s not necessarily about ‘well-known’ leaders; it’s about people like myself just working hard, trying to make a difference, for now and for the...

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