Let’s Talk Business: SMEs offered chance to go greener as council aims for net-zero goal

Let’s Talk Business: SMEs offered chance to go greener as council aims for net-zero goal

Hull businesses are being offered an exciting opportunity to become more energy-efficient thanks to a council-led scheme. The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme (HBEES) is a Hull City Council-led scheme that offers a host of measures that will assist businesses to reduce their energy costs, while also reducing their contribution to greenhouse gases. HBEES is part-funded by the 2014-2020...

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Let’s Talk Business: how PAPI funding helped firm go the Distance

Let’s Talk Business: how PAPI funding helped firm go the Distance

Set up in 2009, The Distance, based in York, is a mobile app development company that develops cutting-edge apps for start-ups or mobile/digital transformation solutions for national and global enterprises. It is a platform-focused expert in Apple’s iOS, Google's Android and Facebook’s React native. The agency has been developing apps since the introduction of the first iPhone and has created...

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Let’s Talk Business: the pet food that’s out of these Wolds

Let’s Talk Business: the pet food that’s out of these Wolds

NutriWolds is an innovative new business in the pet industry offering an inclusive pet food for both cats and dogs. It was created by Lizz Adair and Lindsey Westwood, who both have backgrounds in caring for cats and dogs. They also consulted Emma Rutherford, a world-leading expert in animal nutrition. Following extensive market research, the company has developed a line of raw pet food for cats...

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Grant funding helps Vetfleece increase productivity

Grant funding helps Vetfleece increase productivity

Vetfleece, which started out as a retailer of fleece for sick and recuperating animals, soon found that demand for its products was far outweighing the supplier’s ability, so the company made the decision to manufacture the fleece in-house. It began making its own fleece in 2016 and received trademark protection in Europe and the USA. By 2018, the company wanted to innovate further to supply new...

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Let’s Talk Business: Innovative pasta company launches with help from PAPI grant

Let’s Talk Business: Innovative pasta company launches with help from PAPI grant

The Yorkshire Pasta Company was set up in 2019 by Kathryn Bumby and her family, who developed recipes and production methods to take locally milled flour and turn it into premium pasta products. They are one of the first UK manufacturers of dried pasta, using traditional techniques used by Italian artisan pasta makers combined with local ingredients to create the most superb-tasting and...

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