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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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The beers that celebrate adventure

The beers that celebrate adventure

Brewing beer is a chemical process – there’s quite a bit of science behind the transformation of grain, water, yeast and hops into a delicious beverage. So a chemist launching his own brewery doesn’t seem all that much of an outlandish career switch. This is exactly what Mark Savile of Raven Hill Brewery, near Driffield, did – but becoming a full-time brewer wasn’t remotely what he’d envisaged...

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From little acorns…

From little acorns…

The scenario of Covid leaving the majority of businesses with a lot of catching up to do has a certain familiarity for Sarah Fenwick and Gareth Pennington. The couple went through the care system together during their teens. As care leavers, with support suddenly less readily available, they overcame a new set of challenges, learning skills and holding down jobs while also growing as people and...

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The real deal

The real deal

Alistair Burnett’s twin passions have always been computers and numbers – and at Reality Solutions, he’s relishing combining both. By Sam Hawcroft Alistair Burnett deals in Sage. No, he’s not a sales rep for Paxo, but rather the driving force behind Reality Solutions, which is an expert in the leading accounting software. Before you accuse me of being corny, it’s a joke he likes to tell, too....

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Live and let diet

Live and let diet

You won’t find her listed in the credits, but Juliet O’Sullivan is the woman behind the lean looks of an array of superstar actors in a list of Hollywood blockbusters. And some productions that didn’t quite make it. “It started with a TV-on-demand series, Da Vinci’s Demons,” she said. “Because our work was a success I started to get some bigger movies.” The movie commissions may have dried up...

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