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Demystifying digital marketing

Demystifying digital marketing

Nick Cranwell and Emily Proctor founded Green Ginger Digital just before the pandemic hit – but they’ve had a hectic first year, as Sam Hawcroft finds out… Green Ginger Digital’s logo is clean and simple – the company’s name alongside a vertical rectangle. Except it’s more than just a rectangle. It actually represents what’s said to be England’s smallest window, which, as surely all Hullensians...

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‘Connexin is a rocket – and we’re going to the moon’

‘Connexin is a rocket – and we’re going to the moon’

Furqan Alamgir, co-founder of the multi-award-winning Smart Cities business, tells Sam Hawcroft of his ambitions to create the North’s very own Silicon Valley… Last year, Hull was propelled to sixth in Tech Nation’s city rankings for UK tech investment, eclipsing its previous high of 14th in 2017 and overtaking Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow and Cardiff, to name a few. The main driver was...

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Making connections

Making connections

Sam Hawcroft talks to Mel Deakin, who has run her own sales and marking consultancy, Newdays, for more than a decade… It is about five minutes into my chat with Mel that I realise she is interviewing me. So it’s not surprising when she tells me that she “loves people” and has spent a life making connections in business, since the age of 17. We have one thing in common – in that both our careers...

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Concrete goals

Concrete goals

Composites Construction UK (CCUK) founder Jamie Dempster is targeting the Humber and M62 energy corridor with his expanded range of structural repair services. He talks to Sam Hawcroft. Sometimes in business you have to be in the right place at the right time. That was the case for Jamie Dempster, when a chance meeting led to him mingling with American tycoons at a five-star hotel conference in...

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Get on the road – in style

Get on the road – in style

Demand has never been higher for 8 Ball Camper Conversions’ bespoke vans as more of us seek Covid-safe staycations. Sam Hawcroft talks to the company’s co-founder, Colin Almond… As a little boy, Colin Almond always used to love taking machines apart and putting them back together. He has no real idea where this came from – his father was a school head teacher – but from an early age Colin had...

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