Recent magazine features

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

Many industries have gone through turbulent times in the past few decades, and the housebuilding sector has navigated its fair share of ups and downs. For the close-knit family team at Risby Homes, keeping developments small-scale and not trying to compete with the big players has been the key to their success as the firm approaches its 30th anniversary. The company was established in Beverley...

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Life begins at 40

Life begins at 40

After starting his career at Hull heraldic arts firm Beaulah’s and going on to work for major design agencies in Leeds and London, surrealist artist Paul Sowden soon realised he wanted to build his own empire – so he returned to his home city and set up a design consultancy. In 1982, this was pretty pioneering – Hull may be awash with all manner of creative communications firms now, but that...

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The offshore entrepreneur

The offshore entrepreneur

Running not just one, but two businesses while working on an offshore oil rig for weeks at a time would sound like an impossible task – but Dan Giblin is a man who likes a challenge. He set up the Rolling Pin in Hedon with his brother-in-law Craig Morgan in 2017, and then came up with the idea for Rent and Borrow Stuff during the early stages of lockdown in 2020. The former is a busy bakery in...

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Art and soul

Art and soul

There are thousands of artists up and down the country selling their work in markets and local cafes and pubs, but few manage to turn their passion into a business. However, Emma Bateman left a well-paid job in business development to do just that and, a year down the line, her hard work and creativity – both on and off the canvas – is paying off. Emma spent much of her childhood in Greece,...

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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 Adelphi Club in April. Not just because it’s a comeback gig by the Red Guitars, but because it’s one of just seven shows in a...

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