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The luxury of choice

Sunday 28th August 2011 - Posted in Business
by Rob Wilmot, ex-CTO of Freeserve

A few evenings ago I helped unload a 747. We’ll come back to this.

I consider myself a lucky man. After exiting Freeserve, once the trade sale was done, I was suddenly given the luxury of choice. And I made what some people think was a rather odd one, I moved back to Doncaster, to the town where I was born. My rationale was very clear to me; ...

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Higher Education and the business community

Sunday 28th August 2011 - Posted in Education
by Dr. Kevin Adams, Associate Dean for Employer Engagement, University of Bradford

A royal wedding, spending cuts, striking unions – sound familiar?

This was thirty years ago when I was a student at the University of Leeds. Then the UK economy was dominated by mass labour and the nationalised industries such as coal and steel. We had far fewer Universities than the 116 listed in the recent Times league tables and around 15...

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The Ramblings of an Urban Art Director

Sunday 28th August 2011 - Posted in Business
by Ian Bowden, Art Director of Rockstar Games

Look…

…I sat, in the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s darkened Courtyard theatre watching 6 Degrees Below the Horizon (Imitating the Dog theatre company, part of the Transform festival) when I was struck by something I thought rather profound. It wasn’t anything to do with the innovative blend of (sometimes quite explicitly homoerotic) cinema and l...

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Knowing me, knowing you

Sunday 28th August 2011 - Posted in Yorkshire Mafia
by Geoff Shepherd, Founder of The Yorkshire Mafia

It’s been an interesting time since we started the Yorkshire Mafia back in November 2008. Since that time we’ve see terrible natural disasters, social media has helped to affect regime change, the housing market has declined considerably, we’ve had the Comprehensive Spending Review and subsequent cuts, there has been rioting in English towns an...

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Yorkshire in the Summer spotlight

Sunday 28th August 2011 - Posted in Business
by Gary Verity, Chief Exec of Welcome to Yorkshire

The summer season got underway with a bumper crop of days off as Easter rolled into a Royal Wedding and to top it all we enjoyed some unseasonably hot weather. The end result? Potentially the best start to the tourist season in recent memory, which is great news for the thousands of small and medium sized businesses across Yorkshire that rely o...

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