Twitter Facebook Linked In RSS Follow Me on Pinterest
YorkPick Location

Business: News and opinion from across Yorkshire

Forum's Detailed Response To The Autumn Statement
Ian Cass, Managing Director of the national small employer organisation The Forum of Private Business, has responded to the Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, George Osborne: "The Forum was…
A business meeting - photo Simon Blackley
£1=1.4191 EUR, 1.5031 USD
FTSE 1006375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15,6375.15High:6375.15
24 hrs of quotations from Yahoo! - delayed by 20 mins.
Yorkshire Times AdvertisingYorkshire Times Charity of the Year 2015
A business meeting - photo Simon Blackley
A business meeting - photo Simon Blackley
Ian Cass, Managing Director of the national small employer organisation The Forum of Private Business, has responded to the Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, George Osborne:

"The Forum was…

Spending Review And Autumn Statement: The CBI View

The Chancellor set out the first Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement of this parliament - a major economic event setting out government spending until 2020.

Carolyn Fairbairn…

more Yorkshire news...
Thu 26th Nov, 2015 | 1:59pm

Local Fashion Brand Roseannah Leads The Way

Model wearing new collection and Limited edition STOP the Traffick! Bracelet
Model wearing new collection and Limited edition STOP the Traffick! Bracelet
Rachel Salway, founder of Fairtrade fashion business Roseannah, is set to launch a brand new collection of jewellery empowering survivors of human trafficking. In the short time Roseannah has been…

more Yorkshire news...
Tue 24th Nov, 2015 | 8:00am

Half Of All Employers Expect To Be Affected By The New National Living Wage

Over half of all employers (54%) say the new National Living Wage (NLW) will have an effect on their wage bill, with three in ten of those organisations that will be affected by the new higher…

more Yorkshire news...
Sat 21st Nov, 2015 | 8:00am

Don't Forget Your Christmas Party Tax Breaks

photo - HGruber
photo - HGruber
With Christmas only a few weeks away, many businesses will already be planning their annual celebration. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is determined to bring a little…

more Yorkshire news...
Wed 18th Nov, 2015 | 8:10am

Business Backing For Tourist Awards

Businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire are recognising the value of tourism to the local economy by backing prestigious industry awards organised by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire.

Companies across…

more Yorkshire news...
Sat 14th Nov, 2015 | 11:29am

Sarah Burton, litigation and dispute resolution partner, hlw Keeble Hawson
Your first job?

Counting money and 'stamping things' in my Nana's post office as a little girl. As I grew older, the work became more relevant and useful to her and I learned a lot about the importance of attention to detail.
How did you get into the career you're in?

My first love was geography, but I was smitten by the law on work experience at a legal firm. I stuck with geography though, reading it at King's College London, then enrolled at the College of Law in York. I would advise anyone to pursue their vocation, but think realistically about acquiring the credentials to pursue a useful, fulfilling career.
more...Tue 10th Nov, 2015 | 1:53pm

Economy Improving But More To Do - Cridland

John Cridland - photo Policy Exchange
John Cridland - photo Policy Exchange
In interviews with The Guardian, The Times and The Daily Telegraph as he approaches the end of his tenure as director-general of the CBI, John Cridland highlighted what he sees as the main…

more Yorkshire news...
Fri 6th Nov, 2015 | 2:22pm

Local Businesswoman Continues Her Fight Against Modern Day Slavery

Rachel Salway who runs a fair trade fashion and accessories company, started her business after a series of trips to India and Africa that changed her life.
"I was devastated by the amount of…

more Yorkshire news...
Sat 31st Oct, 2015 | 12:53pm

UK Confirmed As One Of The Top Places In The World To Do Business

A business plan - photo Julian Partridge
A business plan - photo Julian Partridge
The World Bank Ease of Doing Business report released places the UK as the sixth out of 189 countries, ahead of the US, Germany and Japan.

The UK government's continued commitment to de-regulate,…

more Yorkshire news...
Wed 28th Oct, 2015 | 2:41pm

Mapping The UK's Path To Innovation Leadership

photo - Missy Schmidt
photo - Missy Schmidt
While the UK has important strengths in basic research, we fall behind international peers in converting new ideas into new products - as highlighted in the CBI's submission to the Comprehensive…

more Yorkshire news...
Mon 26th Oct, 2015 | 10:30am

Forum Sets Out Their Members Hopes From The Autumn Statement

photo - iconicphotoservices
photo - iconicphotoservices
The Forum of Private Business (FPB), the small business support and lobby group, has called on the chancellor to focus on three core themes in his autumn statement; simplicity, consistency and…

more Yorkshire news...
Tue 24th Nov, 2015 | 4:57pm

York Apprentices Celebrate

Finalists and winners of the York Apprenticeship Awards
Finalists and winners of the York Apprenticeship Awards
Hundreds of York apprentices and apprentice employers were celebrated at this week's graduation ceremony which took place at the Royal York Hotel.

The fifth York Apprenticeship Graduation,…

more Yorkshire news...
Sat 21st Nov, 2015 | 11:03am

Employers Should Tackle The Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap remains at 19.2 per cent, according to new statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, unchanged since last year and still the lowest since records began.


more Yorkshire news...
Thu 19th Nov, 2015 | 2:49pm

Could Nine Year Olds Hold The Answer To The Digital Skills Shortage?

There's no disputing the rapid growth of the UK's digital industry. Research shows it will outperform all other sectors in terms of jobs growth, by 2020.

However, in February 2015, a House of…

more Yorkshire news...
Mon 16th Nov, 2015 | 1:24pm

CBI Response To The Prime Minister's Speech On EU Reform

Paul Drechsler
Paul Drechsler
Paul Drechsler, CBI President, said:

"The Prime Minister's vision for a more competitive EU that works for business inside and outside the Eurozone, by boosting trade and investment, and reducing…

more Yorkshire news...
Tue 10th Nov, 2015 | 3:57pm

Brent Woods, CEO, The Media Centre
How long have you lived in this fine county?

I'm actually from Toronto, Canada, but moved to South Yorkshire in March 1996 for a job in Sheffield.

A four week contract to investigate the feasibility of a documentary festival,turned into a permanent 10 year role, which saw me develop what has grown to become an iconic annual event in the world of film.

This opportunity meant I chose to turn down a dream job, working on the first Buena Vista Social Club album. However, I have no regrets - especially because I met my wife here.
Sheffield has been my home town ever since, which is especially poignant for me as my family emigrated from the city back in 1912. You could say I've come back to my roots.
In your opinion, what is the best thing about doing business in Yorkshire?

Of course the vibe is different throughout the county, but in general I think Yorkshire has a real entrepreneurial spirit and level of confidence that is somewhat infectious.

The importance of networking and collaborating, to make things happen, is widely valued. We even see businesses pro-actively sharing office space to reap the benefits of co-working environments, especially in creative and digital industries.

It's quite an English trait, I'd say, to spare the time to get to know people and build trust-based relationships, but this positive energy is particularly apparent in Yorkshire.

more...Tue 10th Nov, 2015 | 9:19am

Government To 'Level Playing Field' For British Steel Suppliers

Government has published new guidelines for departments to apply on major projects when sourcing and buying steel. The new instructions will help steel suppliers compete on a level playing field…

more Yorkshire news...
Sun 1st Nov, 2015 | 11:00pm

Katie Mallinson
Why Does Motherhood Mean Mothballing Talent?
By Katie Mallinson
Features Writer

I'm perhaps not the best person to comment on the life of a working mother. I'm not responsible for any little ones of my own, and I haven't experienced the balancing act that comes with juggling…

more Yorkshire news...
Thu 29th Oct, 2015 | 5:01pm

FSB Reacts To GDP Growth Of 0.5%

photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
Commenting on today's announcement that UK Growth Domestic Product grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2015, John Allan, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said:


more Yorkshire news...
Tue 27th Oct, 2015 | 10:00pm

Home Security Month: Huddersfield Business Talks Burglar Alarms

They're quite often our pride and joy, a safe haven for our families, a place to eagerly retreat to at the end of a busy day. And they contain some of our most treasured possessions. From small…

more Yorkshire news...
Sun 25th Oct, 2015 | 2:31pm