Crabba-dabba-doo!

Crabba-dabba-doo!

Phil Ascough satisfies his craving for crustaceans at Wild Sage in Beverley… It was a year to the day since our unfulfilled quest for crab in Hornsea. The staff in a newsagents told Jayne we might be able to buy a live crab if we went down to the landing, which just...
Good2Learn, a class act

Good2Learn, a class act

Hull has its fair share of home-grown entrepreneurs, but a clear indication of the city’s burgeoning business culture is the number of those who have come in from elsewhere and made it their adoptive home. Paul Mandalia is one of them. His work as an educational...
From bullets to business

From bullets to business

When I explain to our featured entrepreneurs that we’re looking to get a sense of their “journey”, I always apologise for using a word that’s straight out of The X Factor. But in Jon’s case, I can’t think of a better word. I knew he was an Army veteran who’d lost a...
What’s happening in Hull? Look no further…

What’s happening in Hull? Look no further…

My first question to Dave was the obvious one. What’s it been like to run a what’s on listings business when there’s been, well… nowt on for the best part of 18 months? Pretty difficult, is the obvious answer. In January 2020, Dave had only just launched the new...
Saving the planet – one house at a time…

Saving the planet – one house at a time…

A lot of entrepreneurs will tell you their success is down to being in the right place, at the right time – and this couldn’t be more true of Glenn Paddison. It was a chance meeting that led to the launch of Cocuun, a company whose time is very much now. Glenn was...