How a small Yorkshire-made biscuit can go a long way for your business

The Knowledge Exchange – Supporting Long term Business Growth

Local Business Glamping Products shine on C4’s ‘Carry on Glamping’ with Johnny Vegas

Halifax Digital Festival relaunching in May 2024

Stuart Deignan

Globant shares insight from COP26


Lockdown Stories with Sheila Fitzsimons, Head of Public Sector at Q5

Bobs Compliance

Why Yorkshire SMEs Can’t Ignore Cybersecurity

Queens Award Techbuyer

Yorkshire IT Provider, Techbuyer Receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade

Techbuyer, a global IT provider founded in Harrogate, has officially received its Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade at its HQ on Hornbeam Park. The event was attended on behalf of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth by the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Jo Ropner and the Chairman of North Yorkshire LEP, Mr David Kerfoot, as well as members from the Harrogate Borough Council.

Lockdown Stories: David Brandon, co-founder of RotaCloud



Lockdown Stories: Nigel Wilson, Director and General Manager of Scott Logic


The Power of Giving Back


Martyn Gould, Founder of rightcoverage, explains how you fight back after losing everything.


Lockdown Stories: Paul Jones, Chief Digital Information Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Lockdown Stories: Steven Law, CTO at Giacom


Top Tips for Acing Interviews

Pre-Interview Preparation: Be Ready for the Role

Call someone. It’s a great place to start.

Don’t get cute and keep it clean! Your guide to writing the perfect CV

The current job market has never been so competitive. No matter the profession, industry or type of role, vacancies are being inundated with potential candidates. So standing out in a very busy space has never been so important. For jobseekers searching for the support of recruiters to help navigate through these murky waters, they must first help themselves by looking at their own CVs. This document should act as an insightful resource that maximises an individual’s opportunity to secure a new job.

A CV is a reflection of you: Be concise and purposeful

In The Yorkshire Mafia’s last blog entry, we addressed candidates putting themselves at risk of missing out on employment opportunities by deviating away from the main purpose of a CV. Inundated with tips and advice, we wanted to showcase further thoughts on what has proven to be a topical and insightful issue.

Lockdown Stories: Jane Rutter, Zeal Media

Making things work when working from home

2020 has been challenging. As businesses adapted to a global pandemic, so did our working practices. With continued remote working a long-term ambition for many, IT4Business explore some of the biggest challenges companies have faced, and ways we can simplify things in the future.

Lockdown Stories: Joshua Atkins, Jublo

Lockdown Stories: Catherine Baker, Sport and Beyond

CSR: How international eCommerce company Custom Plugs is evolving to make a difference

Lockdown Stories: Sharon Le Goff, IVE

Lockdown Stories: Jonty Abbott, FluidIT

Lockdown Stories: Mark Gash, AdaptiVLE

Opportunities And Threats: Mediaworks 10 Point Action Plan | COVID-19

Lockdown Stories: Jonathan Straight, Planet Straight

Romero Insurance Brokers launches The Customer Experience Report 2020

Lockdown Stories: Adam Crofts, Prevayl

The Bad Boss Helpline

Bruce Daisley, Tech supremo and #1 Bestselling Author, introduces the Bad Boss Helpline...

What is ER and why should my business care?

Who doesn’t love a pie, on a Tuesday morning during the middle of a heatwave?

Looking after mental health: Both in, and out, of the workplace

Offering Support and Sharing Success

What makes the YM so powerful is the strength of the relationships that the Group has nurtured over the last decade. We catch up with Jon Newall, Chairman of Lockyer Insurance, who joined the YM back in 2008 and has made some life-long friends.

Returning to offices safely

Avoid Liability Claims By Ensuring Workplace Safety

Building the Future: Greening the city

Business as usual? Not quite. But still ‘Stronger Together’.

Refinance – opening up the flow of cash back into businesses

Boost Your Cash Flow

How R&D could turn these difficult times into an opportunity

How will the insurance industry be impacted by Brexit?

Look after your wellbeing when working from home

Keeping An Audience Engaged Beyond an Event

Could your car modifications affect your insurance?

Demystifying asset finance

Digitalisation and the Future of Work

Digital technologies have the potential to profoundly reshape the world of work. New technologies are making our ability to perform work more fluid and flexible. The workplace it seems is no longer associated with the office or factory floor. In this vision of the future, technology has a somewhat liberating effect, offering more autonomy for an increasingly knowledge rich and creative workforce.

Facing Challenges and Implementing Change

Business Partnerships: We’re Stronger Together

Five reasons to work with an independent broker.

How To Generate Value and ROI From An Events Programme

Invest in Your People to Win Big: Kevin Green’s Competitive People Strategy

Is your business missing out on tax breaks?

Is your business safe against this emerging threat?

Prioritising Employee Engagement

Sponsors Confirmed for Even Bigger and Better Leeds Business Lunch

Terrorism Insurance: Is your business safe?

Using short-term lending to secure that can’t-miss opportunity

World Mental Health Day – Leeds Mind

Making Data Centric Decisions for Business Success

Managing the Relationship Between Supplier and Friend

The Increasing Responsibilities of an Employer

Collaboration and A Collective Call to Action: “We’re Stronger Together”

Creating A Business That Never Sits Still

Setting Objectives for Events That Matter

Building Credibility One Blog Post At A Time

Apprenticeships… Myth busting!

Empowerment of Women Leads to An Unlikely Enterprise

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!

Targeted Content or Wasted Resource, It’s A Fine Line

Twitter: A Social Media Channel for Business or Pleasure?

Using Twitter for Better Business Communications

Business Agility and Optimising Flow

The Northern Powerhouse, An Ever-Spinning Wheel of Doom

Can you pass the Pub Test?

Culture is our new currency

New Year, Renewed Finances

Do Motivational Speakers Really Motivate?

I recently posted something on social media that posed the question whether motivational speakers actually ‘walk the talk’? As this caused a fair amount of reaction, I thought it was a discussion worthy of some elaboration.

The Enemy Within – The Silent Epidemic

Symptoms of stress are most likely affecting your health, even though you might not realise it. You probably blame something else for that nagging headache, your reoccurring insomnia and/or your decreased productivity at work. But the reality is that stress is likely the culprit.


Networking for Beginners

Halston Marketing talk us through their experience of Leeds Business Week

He’s Not The Messiah, He’s a Very Naughty Boy

Let’s start off here with a statement I’m sure some people will agree with, but will make others guffaw: over-amped faux business titles get my blood up. Running through sites like LinkedIn, or online business profiles, or simply after I’m handed a business card, I see someone referring to themselves as a “guru”, or a “wizard”, or a “ninja”, and it makes me cringe.

Do people’s attitude to work make a difference?

Do people’s attitude to work make a difference? During my working life I observed so many people who put the minimum onto their work and expect be rewarded automatically just because they’ve put the years in...

What is speech recognition? Let’s break it down…

With 62% of doctors using speech recognition (Health Informatics, 2018), it’s hard to believe that some people have never heard of it– but it’s true, they haven’t. So, we thought we’d break it down; what is speech recognition?

Higher Education and the business community

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

How to drive traffic to your website

So, you have a great website, everything works perfectly, the site looks professional and is suitable for your target audience. But what good is a great website if you haven’t got any traffic visiting your website? Generating traffic can be difficult to do and you need to ensure that you are able to generate repeated traffic. But how do you do this? Well, this blog will talk you through several different ways to drive traffic to your website.

The Mentality of Focusing on What’s Important

On 9 October 2017, Carat sponsored the inaugural Women’s Networking event at Leeds Business Week. The event brought together over 200 women from across the Yorkshire region, enabling women to make connections and build new relationships away from their daily routine.

Corporate Responsibility Expert, Wouter van Tol likes zeros

Wouter van Tol is Global Head of Corporate Responsibility for Huhtamaki, previously heading up CSR at Nestlé UK and Ireland, and Samsung.


Ad:Venture talk us through grant applications

Something we get asked about, (A LOT!) when talking to business is grants.

Sara Riis-Carstensen Seminar

Building the bricks of the past, present and future

Building the LEGO brand ‘brick-by-brick’ is the philosophy and legacy of Sara Riis-Carstensen, the Director of Global Brand Development at what has become one of the most iconic brands in the world.

Buy Yorkshire - Exhibitors

Buy Yorkshire – We’re Sold!

It was a busy day for exhibitors at Buy Yorkshire Conference and in between the jam-packed schedule we had chance to catch-up with a few of them to find out more about their businesses and to showcase the diverse range of companies that can benefit from the event.


Networking Top Tips!

With lots of new faces attending our drinks evenings and a new and exciting event strategy for 2019, we want to offer a few hints and tips for successful networking!

Branswer - Content Writing made easy

Why is branding so important?

Branding can be an integral part of your communications and marketing strategies. Read Branswer's three reasons why branding is important to any business.

speech recognition

Let’s break it down… what is speech recognition?

Voicepower walk us through speech recognition

Jonathan Straight at Buy Yorkshire

Straight goes back to the future with biblical billionaires

Award-winning entrepreneur and Buy Yorkshire veteran, Jonathan Straight, will bring the bible bang up to date when he returns to the largest business to business Conference in the North to share an inspiring tip or two from one of the world’s oldest books.

Heart of Yorkshire Riders

Bridging The Gap Between Sport and Business

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.