The Yorkshire Mafia Blog

Changing Direction, Why Not?

Wednesday 18th May 2016 - Posted in Buy Yorkshire
by The Yorkshire Mafia

It is on to one of the headline speakers and it’s only 11.30am. Delegates are queuing up ready and waiting to hear from former MP, RT Hon Ann Widdecombe. We’re sure that there will be some interesting questions, and so it begins…

Firstly, it’s worth noting that Ann took the time to congratulate us on the exhibition and the variety of people ...


Bridging The Gap Between Sport and Business

Tuesday 17th May 2016 - Posted in Business
by The Yorkshire Mafia

Business isn’t all about swapping cards or going for coffee, it can also be about the shared enjoyment of something as simple as a bike ride. Ride 25, an exhibitor at this years Buy Yorkshire event, explain how ‘The Heart of Yorkshire Sportive 2016’ hopes to attract more than 500 riders to bridge the gap from bike to business.

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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?


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