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60 Second Segment Series: Part 1 – Paul Jones

Paul Jones, Chief Digital and Information Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals gave us a 60 second insight into his life.

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60 Second Segment Series: Part 2 – Lynne Mulligan

Lynne Mulligan, Head of Talent Acquisition at Hippo Digital UK, gave us a 60 second insight into her life.

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60 Second Segment Series: Part 3 – Tom Riordan

Tom Riordan, Chief Executive at Leeds City Council, gave us a 60 second insight to his life.

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60 Second Segment Series: Part 4 – Gav Winter

Gav Winter, CEO of RapidSpike gave us a 60 second insight into his life.

Stuart Deignan

Data and analytics are driving the next industrial revolution

In the second of our series with Stuart Deignan, Managing Director, UK at Globant, we find out why he feels that data and analytics are driving the next industrial revolution and what this could mean for businesses of all sizes.

Stuart Deignan

Globant shares insight from COP26



“New Normal? I prefer to use New Different”, says CTIO of Capgemini Europe

ITV Director on Staying Connected and Disciplined During Lockdown

“Think Manchester Really Created an Impression on Me” Comments Twitter VP

VP (EMEA) of Twitter, Bruce Daisley, shares his thoughts on the first THINK summit

Is this the dark matter of workplace culture? By Vice President (EMEA) for Twitter, Bruce Daisley

What makes one company more successful than another? Is a committed motivated workforce a differentiator between two competing firms? Damn right it is. Gallup’s Workforce Survey records that 8% of the UK workforce is engaged at work - with twice that number being actively disengaged in their jobs. If we could get those people to care about their colleagues and their work then improved success awaits.

Pinterest offers businesses six top tips for successful Pinning

Pinterest, the online catalogue of ideas that 100m people use to plan their everyday lives, claims companies can use it to grow their businesses and has six top tips for successful Pinning.

Adele Cooper, UK and Ireland country manager for Pinterest, reveals how consumers are using Pinterest and its points of difference versus other social media.


“The Size and Scale of YM’S Leeds Business Lunch Completely Took Me By Surprise” Says Channel 4 MD

We catch up with Sinead Rocks to hear more about her experiences of Yorkshire so far and her hopes for the future.

Tom Riordan Reflects on 10 Years of Business in Leeds

Ten years on from the UK's unfolding financial crash, Leeds has not just weathered the storm but in many ways has become stronger. Tom Riordan reflects on ten years of business in Leeds and the powerful presence of The Yorkshire Mafia throughout.

Wade Burgess of LinkedIn – 9 minutes a day: Continuous career management

Wade Burgess, who recently located back to the US with LinkedIn, was the Senior Director, Northern Europe at LinkedIn. In this role, Wade managed LinkedIn’s recruitment business – helping European employers find and attract talent at scale through LinkedIn’s professional network.

60 Seconds with… Jason Miller, LinkedIn

Jason Miller is the global content marketing leader at LinkedIn, a prolific keynote speaker, professor of marketing strategy at the University of California, Berkeley, and the best-selling author of Welcome to the Funnel: Proven Tactics to Turn Your Social Media and Content Marketing up to 11. His unique approach to content and social media marketing is born of his 10 years in the music business. His ideas and strategies are both inspiring and proven to work on the frontline, helping overcome some of the biggest challenges that marketers face today.

Collaboration and Digital Transformation: The Yorkshire Mafia Interview HUAWEI’s Michael Rae

Supporting Mental Health in the Work Place

Harassment and abuse shouldn’t be in anybody’s job description

This year, in 2019, we are at a pivotal moment – it is also a historical moment.

Introducing our Charity Partner: Engage Leeds

Engage Leeds are proud to be a charity partner of the Yorkshire Mafia.

The Yorkshire Mafia: The Power of a Brand

Yorkshire Mafia scores with new exec

It’s full steam ahead here at Yorkshire Mafia (YM) HQ. As well as launching an exciting new venture, THINK Summits, we’ve also welcomed a new member and much needed extra pair of hands to the team.


Don’t be a “d..k”. What no one tells you about running your own business…

Geoff, founder of The Yorkshire Mafia, gives his one key piece of advice to running your own business.

How do you become a member?

Membership of The Yorkshire Mafia is held exclusively on LinkedIn. To become a member, you must have an active, up to date, LinkedIn profile. You will be accepted on the basis of the statement you will be requested to supply, primarily explaining why you feel that you will be a good addition to our community.

Sara Riis-Carstensen Seminar

How to create an account

You can create an account on our website on the create account page. You’ll then have a Yorkshire Mafia Account – which makes it simple to register for any Yorkshire Mafia event.

The Ramblings of an Urban Art Director


The Man Behind The Magic: Bettys Tearooms

As Bettys reaches its centenary year we look back at the man behind the magic.

Huddersfield Stadium

Dean Hoyle Dislikes Networking

I’ve never really been a fan of networking events. I realise they have a purpose, but I’ve always found in the past that they are full of people trying to sell products – whereas nobody is looking to buy!

In the office

Mental Health: Looking after yourself at work!

Did you know that an astounding 1/3 of us in the UK are unhappy at work. And unhappy staff are taking 10 times more sick days as they are off work due to stress & anxiety related reasons.

Geoff at the IOD Awards

Geoff Shepherd celebrates IoD award success

Geoff Shepherd, founder of the Yorkshire Mafia, fought off tough competition during the recent Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards when he was named as Director of the Year for SME companies.


HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

Founder of The Yorkshire Mafia, Yorkshire businessman Geoff Shepherd has claimed that new technologies will render the need for high-speed rail projects obsolete by the time they are completed.