HEY LEP shares start-up stories to inspire new entrepreneurs

HEY LEP shares start-up stories to inspire new entrepreneurs

Stories of start-up firms have been compiled by the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) to help inform and inspire people tempted to take their first steps in business. The case studies feature ventures ranging from the launch of a brewery in a converted dairy to the journey of one man and his van growing a building services company with more than 200 staff. A chef who...

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Entrepreneur and author welcomes business award as ‘better than a Bafta’

Entrepreneur and author welcomes business award as ‘better than a Bafta’

An entrepreneurial business consultant and author who picked up the lifetime achievement accolade in the region’s newest business awards declared the honour as “better than winning a Bafta!” Professor David Hall, whose achievements include advising construction giant Keepmoat for 40 years as it progressed to a sale worth nearly £800 million, said the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business...

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Hull web design firm to be ambassadors for nationwide entrepreneurs movement

Hull web design firm to be ambassadors for nationwide entrepreneurs movement

A Hull-based web design company has been selected to be part of a nationwide roll-out of events designed to give the UK economy a major boost as it recovers from the pandemic. Nic and Sarah Johnson, who run it’seeze websites, will be the local ambassadors of Entrepreneurs Circle, which has thousands of members across the UK. Entrepreneurs Circle is led by Nigel Botterill, a Sunday Times...

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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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