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Quality Of UK Management Has Failed To Improve In More Than A Decade, Says CIPD Report
According to a new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, the overall quality of management in the UK continues to trail the USA, Germany and other productivity…
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According to a new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, the overall quality of management in the UK continues to trail the USA, Germany and other productivity…
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#Awkward - The Office Christmas Party Season Is Upon Us

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photo - asw909
It's that one time of the year when you can really let your hair down at work, right? Wrong! Many employees mistake the office Christmas party as an opportunity to let loose and take full…

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Fri 19th Dec, 2014 | 7:13pm

Craftsman Who Worked On Harry Potter Films Expands Business

Clive Leacock in his workshop
Clive Leacock in his workshop
A Barnsley craftsman who helped design and build sets for the first Harry Potter film is expanding into upcycling as his business looks to grow.

Love Wood Kitchens, based in Penistone, specialise…

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Tue 16th Dec, 2014 | 12:27pm

Why Yorkshire Is Savile Row's Best Kept Secret


Independent local menswear specialist, Matthew Wignall, has launched a unique business model which is set to take on the famous London based tailors of Savile Row, with his innovative service at…

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Sat 13th Dec, 2014 | 1:21pm

Privatisation Is A Real And Growing Threat To Our NHS, Says TUC


Commenting on the British Medical Journal's report today (Wednesday) that one third of NHS contracts have gone to private sector providers, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Privatisatio…

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Wed 10th Dec, 2014 | 4:48pm

Vince Cable Celebrates Two Million Apprenticeships


Business Secretary Vince Cable today (9 December 2014) announced that the government has fulfilled its commitment to starting 2 million apprenticeships in this Parliament. This important…

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Tue 9th Dec, 2014 | 11:03am

Small Business Saturday Set To Secure £543 Million Sales

photo Mike Licht
photo Mike Licht
New research reveals that nearly half (47 per cent) of people are set to support Small Business Saturday on 6th December, spending an average of £24.39 at small local non-chain and…

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Fri 5th Dec, 2014 | 10:05pm

Hilary Devey Leads The Search For Local Super Achievers

Hilary Devey
Hilary Devey
Hilary Devey is this year leading the march to encourage individuals and businesses in the Wetherby area to stand up and be counted, and celebrate their achievements in the workplace.

Hilary and…

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Thu 4th Dec, 2014 | 4:29pm

Did You Hear About The Tour de France Rider Who Turned Up Without A Bike?

Transparent screen photo by Andrew Magill
Transparent screen photo by Andrew Magill
What happens when your LinkedIn and social media content doesn't resonate with your audience or grab their attention, when your invitation to connect has little or no relevance or your blog does…

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Thu 4th Dec, 2014 | 9:42am

Employer Attitudes Towards Pregnant Women Are Stuck In A Time Warp, Says TUC

photo Radha Madhava
photo Radha Madhava
Forty years ago the law was changed to protect pregnant women from ill-treatment at work, but a report published today (Tuesday) by the TUC suggests that the attitudes of many employers are still…

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Tue 2nd Dec, 2014 | 11:05am

New Shared Parental Leave Regulations Come Into Effect

photo by Pimkle
photo by Pimkle
Parents will gain greater flexibility in how they share the care of their child in the first year after birth as new regulations regarding Shared Parental Leave (SPL) come into force today (1…

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Mon 1st Dec, 2014 | 3:01pm

The Vintage Wash House - A Traditional Emporium


What is unique about The Vintage Wash House?
Soak up the wonderful atmosphere of a bygone era when you step inside our vintage inspired emporium which is located in Court Lane, Skipton. Indulge…

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Mon 1st Dec, 2014 | 1:49pm

Creative Businesswoman Creates A Buzz In Barnsley

graphic designer and founder of Crafty Business, Steph Cronin
graphic designer and founder of Crafty Business, Steph Cronin
A creative Barnsley businesswoman has set up a networking group with a difference which has gone from nought to 60 members in just three months. The 'Crafty Business Networking Group' is open to…

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Mon 1st Dec, 2014 | 8:14am

Andi Lonnen
What Is Working Capital? Why Is It So Important?
By Andi Lonnen
Business Correspondent
Photo by Blatant World
Photo by Blatant World
Working capital is one of those phrases we've often heard of but can't quite explain exactly what it means.

Working capital is simply the following:

Cash in your business
Debtors - money…

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Fri 28th Nov, 2014 | 4:32pm

Employers Should Do More To Help Parents Returning To Work, Says TUC

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photo by paparutzi
Responding to research published today (Friday) by the National Childbirth Trust - on parents' experiences of returning to work after the birth of a child - TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady…

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Fri 28th Nov, 2014 | 2:18pm

Buy 'Local' This Christmas

photo by jbcreatives.co.uk
photo by jbcreatives.co.uk
Suzanah Hepworth, owner of The Local Pantry in Pool in Wharfedale, is urging consumers to support local farmers, growers and producers when buying food and gifts this Christmas.

A report released…

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Mon 24th Nov, 2014 | 4:01pm

Unions Hail 'Great Victory' As MPs Vote On NHS Bill


The decision of MPs today (Friday 21 November) to vote in favour of the private member's bill to roll-back the privatisation of the NHS was hailed as 'a great victory' by unions and health…

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Fri 21st Nov, 2014 | 3:26pm

Yorkshire-Based Budget Gym Chain In The Running For Four Prestigious Awards

Jon Wright with his award at the EY North of England Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Jon Wright with his award at the EY North of England Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Leeds-based, multi award-winning national budget gym chain, Xercise4Less, has been shortlisted for four National Fitness Awards further cementing its place as one to watch in the industry.

The…

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Fri 21st Nov, 2014 | 10:21am

Deputy Prime Minister Calls On Businesses To Revolutionise Family Friendly Working

photo by Roberto DAngelo
photo by Roberto DAngelo
It comes as the results of a major Mumsnet survey has revealed that 39% of dads have had to use their paid annual leave just to get time off after their child was born and 80% of parents said they…

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Wed 19th Nov, 2014 | 4:34pm

Jonathan Oldfield, Managing Director - Riverside Waste Machinery
How long have you lived in this fine county?

I moved to North Yorkshire when I was four, so have lived here for as long as I can remember. I think I can justifiably call myself a Yorkshire man as a result!
In your opinion, what is the best thing about doing business in Yorkshire?

However clichéd it sounds, the people. I love the mentality of Yorkshire folk - there doesn't seem to be any hidden agenda, just straight talking, common business sense and a seemingly mutual desire to support regional economic growth.
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Rachel Taylor, Director of Keycare
How long have you lived in this fine county?

All my life and I'm very proud to be Yorkshire born and bred. I briefly worked and lived in Manchester and joined Keycare in the early 90's when the business clinched its first major customer - the Halifax Building Society which took us to the next level.
In your opinion, what is the best thing about doing business in Yorkshire?

Our county is vibrant and dynamic and its success and reputation has soared even higher with the news that The Tour De France has boosted Yorkshire's economy by £150m - £50m more than was estimated. The milestone event has put us on the world map which is fantastic.
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Commute Times Increase As The UK's Transport System Gets More Crowded

photo by Ant Jackson
photo by Ant Jackson
The amount of time that commuters spend travelling to and from work has increased substantially over the past five years, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published today (Friday).

T…

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Fri 14th Nov, 2014 | 11:42am

North Yorkshire Teenager Carves Himself Unique Brewery Position


A North Yorkshire teenager has secured himself a unique position with one of the UK's best-known breweries.

For Ashley Thompson, from Thornton Watlass, has joined Masham-based T&R Theakston Ltd in…

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Thu 13th Nov, 2014 | 12:20pm

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Small Businesses Supported By The Employment Allowance


New data released this week reveals how over 850,000 UK employers are benefitting from the Employment Allowance in each region and sector across the UK.

The Employment Allowance is a reduction in…

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Sat 8th Nov, 2014 | 10:39am

Just Ask Domestic Services

Accepting the Award from Andrew Davies MD, Principle Healthcare International
Accepting the Award from Andrew Davies MD, Principle Healthcare International
What makes us different from other cleaning companies? And why use us?

Just Ask is a not for profit community interest company based in Skipton. Our unique business model uses the profits…

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Thu 6th Nov, 2014 | 11:25am

Deck The Halls For Your Tax-Free Christmas Party

photo by Niki Odolphle
photo by Niki Odolphle
With the festive season fast approaching, ICAEW reminds employers that there's no need to be a scrooge - staff Christmas parties can be tax-free - thanks to HMRC's seasonal gift. This rare gift…

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Tue 4th Nov, 2014 | 9:08am

Steve Phillip
The 12 Social Media Days Of Christmas - Everything In Moderation!
By Steve Phillip
Social Media Expert

On the first day of Christmas my team mates sent to me a social stra-te-gy.

On the second day of Christmas my team mates sent to me; 2 YouTube vids and a social stra-te-gy.

On the third day of…

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Thu 18th Dec, 2014 | 12:43pm

Architects To Invest £250,000 In New Training Academy


Sheffield-based architects, HLM, has announced the launch of the HLM Academy -- an in-house professional excellence programme, which will help ensure that all employees have the opportunity and…

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Sat 13th Dec, 2014 | 4:11pm

TUC Launches Guides For Would-Be Parents On New Maternity And Paternity Rules

photo - Tomas Beck
photo - Tomas Beck
Figuring out how to share maternity leave and pay has been made easier with the publication today (Thursday) of two new booklets from the TUC.

The booklets - Leave and Pay for Mothers and Leave…

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Fri 12th Dec, 2014 | 3:55pm

Yorkshire Business Confidence Riding High As Election Year Approaches


Businesses in Yorkshire are heading into election year with confidence higher than ever, according to the yearly business confidence report from Regus, the global workplace provider. Based on the…

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Tue 9th Dec, 2014 | 12:22pm

Local Businesswoman Set To Rescue First Trafficked Victim!

Rachel Salway wearing STOP the Traffick! Bracelets
Rachel Salway wearing STOP the Traffick! Bracelets
Rachel Salway who lives in Sheffield and runs a fair trade fashion website, was traumatised by the stories of lives affected by sexual exploitation and human trafficking here in the UK not the…

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Mon 8th Dec, 2014 | 7:49pm

Barnsley Solicitor's Warning Over Office Parties

photo HGruber
photo HGruber
As we enter the office Christmas party season bosses and workers in Yorkshire are being urged to enjoy the festivities - but not let their hair down too much.

The warning comes from a Barnsley…

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Fri 5th Dec, 2014 | 9:58pm

CD Charity Tree Hits New Heights For Cancer Research

photo © David Chalmers
photo © David Chalmers
Fitzpatrick Design, a Scarborough-based design consultancy has come up with an innovative, charitable alternative to sending out Christmas cards to friends and clients this year.

Creative…

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Thu 4th Dec, 2014 | 4:05pm

Young Rotherham Entrepreneur Recognised With Multiple Award Wins


Rotherham-based startup, Infinity Digital, has achieved recognition for innovation and impressive growth in the first year of trading with a number of recent award wins.

The company was awarded…

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Tue 2nd Dec, 2014 | 2:20pm

The Most Irritating Office Behaviours In The UK

Anger management - photo by Kal Chan Vong
Anger management - photo by Kal Chan Vong
Ever had a colleague with working habits that rub you up the wrong way?

Flexioffices carried out a UK wide survey to find out which behaviours displayed by workers in offices across the nation…

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Mon 1st Dec, 2014 | 4:00pm

Charity's 'Grossly Unfair' Plans To Slash Pay Prompts Strike Vote


Industrial action could hit the housing charity Shelter following moves to impose a new pay scale which could lead to pay cuts of up to £5,000 a year for new advice and support workers and…

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Mon 1st Dec, 2014 | 2:44pm

Michael Ham
What's Hot In Social Media..... November
By Michael Ham
Social Media Expert

With the ever changing nature of the social media industry it can be hard to keep track of what's going on and so it's easy to fall behind.

With that in mind...we have created a monthly round-up…

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Mon 1st Dec, 2014 | 11:12am

Disability Action Yorkshire Opens New Retail Outlet

Open for business!
Open for business!
A Harrogate charity which runs a thriving second hand furniture enterprise has opened a new outlet for its growing collection of "up-cycled" pieces.

Disability Action Yorkshire has taken a unit at…

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Sun 30th Nov, 2014 | 3:48pm

PR Company Glistens With Gold And Silver CIPR Award Wins


Proving its PR weight in gold, Ilkley-based consultancy, Approach PR, scooped both gold and silver gongs in the Regional Campaign of the Year category at last night's Chartered Institute of Public…

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Fri 28th Nov, 2014 | 4:25pm

TTIP Threatens To Lock In US Power And Influence Over NHS


Speaking at a conference hosted by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) on the dangers of NHS privatisation (Wednesday 26 November) Gail Cartmail, Unite assistant general secretary, will call on…

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Wed 26th Nov, 2014 | 3:02pm

UK's Biggest Tourism Awards Cap Off Historic Year For Yorkshire

White Rose Award Winners 2014
White Rose Award Winners 2014
An historic year for Yorkshire tourism was capped off at the country's biggest tourism awards as 16 winners were named best in the business.

Almost 1,000 people including celebrity guests from…

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Sat 22nd Nov, 2014 | 8:17pm

Ministers Urged To Give Efford NHS Bill More Time Says TUC


Commenting on the vote today (Friday) on Clive Efford's NHS Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"MPs have voted overwhelmingly in support of this Bill that, if successful, could…

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Fri 21st Nov, 2014 | 3:04pm

Businesses Urged To Take Advantage Of £2,000 Windfall

photo by Philip Taylor PT
photo by Philip Taylor PT
Leading West Yorkshire based chartered accountancy firm Clough & Company is advising businesses to make sure they are taking advantage of a recently introduced scheme that enables them to claim…

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Wed 19th Nov, 2014 | 7:54pm

Don't Be A Jack Of All Trades & Master Of None - How To Tame Your Social Media Monster

Jack of All Trades photo by herval
Jack of All Trades photo by herval
Do you feel daunted by the volume of activity that you see being shared on social media? Is this possibly one of the reasons why you haven't thrown yourself, wholeheartedly, into using social…

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Wed 19th Nov, 2014 | 8:25am

71 Coalition MPs Who Voted For NHS Sell-Off Linked To Health Firms


A new a dossier of disgrace published by Unite, Britain's biggest union reveals that 71 coalition MPs with links to private healthcare interests, voted to sell-off our beloved NHS.

Len McCluskey,…

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Tue 18th Nov, 2014 | 11:01am

Staff Retire After More Than 74 Years Combined Service

Peter Hough and Peter Bull joined Joe Manby Limited in 1976 and 1978 respectively
Peter Hough and Peter Bull joined Joe Manby Limited in 1976 and 1978 respectively
Harrogate-based event services company Joe Manby Limited has recently bid a fond farewell to two long-standing members of staff who between them have chalked up a combined service record of more…

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Fri 14th Nov, 2014 | 9:12pm

No Time For Social Media? 7 Steps To Saving Hours Each Week!

photo by damn_unique
photo by damn_unique
You just don't have the time for social media right? I mean you've been on all the courses, you've read the 'How to' books, you've attended all those breakfast seminars - you know you should be…

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Fri 14th Nov, 2014 | 9:33am

Hull-based Company Awarded Contract To Help Ebola Crisis


Arco, the UK's leading safety company, has been awarded a contract by the Department for International Development to supply protective suits, hoods and gloves as part of the UK Government's…

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Mon 10th Nov, 2014 | 3:59pm

Family Fun At 'It's A Knockout' Fund Raising Event


Arco, the UK's leading safety company, raised over £37,000 for charity at its recent Family Fun Day event which fired up the competitive spirit of employees and their families from across…

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Fri 7th Nov, 2014 | 4:03pm

Harrogate Charity Marks 20th Anniversary With Lightwater Valley Family Fun Day

Avalon Group chief executive Larry Hollando cuts the birthday cake with the help of Chair of Trustees, Louise Drake
Avalon Group chief executive Larry Hollando cuts the birthday cake with the help of Chair of Trustees, Louise Drake
A Harrogate charity has celebrated its 20th anniversary by holding a family fun day at a North Yorkshire theme park.

More than 300 employees and service users, together with friends and family,…

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Tue 4th Nov, 2014 | 2:46pm