Jo Fleming shortlisted for entrepreneur award

Jo Fleming shortlisted for entrepreneur award

Jo Fleming, the cover star of BW issue 1, has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year award. Jo, founder of Yorkshire Staffing Services and GB Recruitment, bettered some tough competition to make the regional shortlist, with a record number of businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of...

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Planning law change allowing shops to be turned into homes ‘could boost struggling high streets’

Planning law change allowing shops to be turned into homes ‘could boost struggling high streets’

Paul White (left), agency director at commercial property specialists Garness Jones, says the relaxation in planning regulations comes at ‘the perfect time’ in the wake of the impact of coronavirus on the high street. With towns and cities struggling to attract people back through retail alone, Mr White believes big change is needed. And he says that could now happen as from September 1 the...

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£490k support boost for Humber businesses during lockdown

£490k support boost for Humber businesses during lockdown

The ERDF-funded project has ramped up its activity over recent months to help businesses through this difficult time by awarding £490,000 of ICT grants to help SMEs adapt to working from home, the cost of new equipment and network connectivity. Some £50,000 of specialist start-up grants are also helping new businesses survive. Alongside ICT support, SMEs from across the Humber region can access...

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Business centre gets the ‘wow’ factor

Business centre gets the ‘wow’ factor

Work has been completed on the communal spaces at Ergo, East Riding Council’s new £3.9m business centre. Ergo has been developed by the authority in partnership with the University of Hull. With a focus on the renewable/low carbon sector, the centre is due to open in June 2018. Hull-based Chameleon Business Interiors has now completed work on the centre's office, conference and reception areas...

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Sponsorship helps Kestrels soar

Sponsorship helps Kestrels soar

Timber and metal components business WJ Group is supporting Hull’s para ice hockey team, Kingston Kestrels. The business has donated a number of kits to the side, who play their home games at the city’s ice arena. WJ Group has also provided some of the company’s own bespoke-brewed beer – DeckAde – to be offered as a prize in one of the team’s fundraising raffle. Para ice hockey, known as Ice...

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