The Yorkshire Mafia Blog

The Northern Powerhouse.

Thursday 20th August 2015 - Posted in Yorkshire Mafia
by Siobhan Regan

You can’t go anywhere in the business world without hearing the term ‘Northern Powerhouse’ at the moment. We all hear it, we all think about it, but now is the time to do something about it.

The argument is that the Northern Powerhouse is currently a concept, rather than a physical entity. Companies such as The Yorkshire Mafia are holding ev...


"Unofficially Yorkshire": The rise of the business community

Monday 11th May 2015 - Posted in Yorkshire Mafia
by Geoff Shepherd

No mandate, no authority, no taxpayer funds, no quangos, no fees…and yet…

No one asked us to do it, no one gave us any funding, no staff were seconded across, there were no committees and we weren’t promoted by any Government department or quango.

It’s completely UNOFFICIAL… We are completely unofficial… but, there are thousands of business...


Social Media - Is Anybody Listening?

Thursday 30th April 2015 - Posted in Business
by Phil Cockayne

Dear Social Media Customer Service,

I’m currently utilising several social media platforms to try and engage with my customers, reach new customers and build an active following.

Sadly, I’m not having the results that I expected.

What can you do to solve this problem?


95% of Businesses



Straight Talking Entrepreneur Takes to the Stage

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Posted in Yorkshire Mafia
by Lindsey Davis

Jonathan Straight is a long term supporter of the Buy Yorkshire Conference and we were delighted to welcome him back for a further year. As a businessman who has worked for 21 years to build a recycling company that he then floated on the stock exchange before selling it many years later, he certainly knows his stuff.

Speaking about his depar...


Empowerment of Women Leads to An Unlikely Enterprise

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Posted in Yorkshire Mafia
by Lindsey Davies

As a naïve and shy 19 year old, Jacqueline Gold had no idea what path her career would take. Sitting in a smoke filled room at 21 in a council house in South East London drawing pictures of her boyfriends ‘meat and two veg’ on her head wasn’t quite what she had planned!

And so, Ann Summers was born, well, reinvented at least.

Admitting that...


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