From landlines to lockdowns

From landlines to lockdowns

Technology is at the heart of the Red Guitars’ hotly anticipated reunion tour later this spring, Phil Ascough discovers. Without wishing even for a second to doubt the profile and pulling power of the region’s bigger venues, the hot ticket of 2022 has to be at the...
Luxury living – without the hassle

Luxury living – without the hassle

When MyPad’s Danny Gough met Nikki Blowers of Eazy Rooms, they realised that, together, they could bridge the gap in Hull’s serviced accommodation market – and MyPad Serviced was born. By Sam Hawcroft A decade ago, if someone had told you that there was a market for...
‘Healthier, happier people’

‘Healthier, happier people’

Sam Hawcroft is inspired by life coach Heidi Dodson’s innovative approach to well-being “I think I need your services…” was my first comment as I began a Zoom chat with Heidi. I would say she’d have her work cut out, given the appalling state of my cluttered office,...
Driving the heat pump revolution

Driving the heat pump revolution

Pure Renewables is on a mission to make it easy for gas fitters to enter an exciting new market. Founder Chris Whitelock talks to Sam Hawcroft Former environment secretary David Miliband might not know this, but he’s indirectly responsible for the launch of Hull-based...
Face recognition

Face recognition

I first met Milly on the FEO 360 course last year. I knew from the engaging way she spoke that she would be a great candidate for an entrepreneur feature in BW – she definitely had a story to tell. And what a story it turned out to be. She told me how she had battled...
From radio… to retail

From radio… to retail

Lucy Clark was one of the most recognisable voices on local radio – until she gave it up to run her own business. By Sam Hawcroft It’s fair to say it came as a shock to Lucy Clark’s loyal listeners when she announced in July that she was leaving her regular radio...