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Sheffield businesswoman Rachel Salway is celebrating the third anniversary of her ethical fashion brand, Roseannah. The Roseannah brand was first developed when Ms. Salway visited Mozambique in…
Rachel Salway in front of Roseannah boutique in Sheffield
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Rachel Salway in front of Roseannah boutique in Sheffield
Rachel Salway in front of Roseannah boutique in Sheffield
Sheffield businesswoman Rachel Salway is celebrating the third anniversary of her ethical fashion brand, Roseannah.

The Roseannah brand was first developed when Ms. Salway visited Mozambique in…
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Peter Jones
Steps To Ensure Your Business Holds Up - Not Folds Up - Through Divorce
By Peter Jones
Lawyer
3D Judges Gavel photo by StockMonkeys.com
3D Judges Gavel photo by StockMonkeys.com
The trauma of divorce, which impacts on separating couples, their children, and their wider family and friends, can be further exacerbated when a business is involved.

Many business owners with…

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Wed 18th May, 2016 | 12:50pm

Boost To Staff Numbers In Small Firms

Going to work - photo Chris Marchant
Going to work - photo Chris Marchant
Small businesses continue to take on more staff, according to new government research published.

The results show that almost a quarter (24 per cent) of small and medium-sized (SME) employers had…

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Fri 13th May, 2016 | 8:35am

Business Secretary Fast Tracks Investigation Into BHS Administration


An immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding BHS going into administration has been ordered (3 May 2016) by the Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

Mr Javid has instructed the…

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Wed 4th May, 2016 | 3:09pm

Businesswoman Creates Fundraising Campaign - 'Not For Sale'

Rachel Salway
Rachel Salway
Rachel Salway, owner of the ethical fashion store Roseannah has started a campaign to raise awareness about trafficking and modern day slavery. After hearing shocking stories from previous victims…

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Wed 27th Apr, 2016 | 2:54pm

Unique Indenture Signing Ceremony At Yorkshire Brewery

Euan Findlay in the Masham brewery's cooperage
Euan Findlay in the Masham brewery's cooperage
A unique signing ceremony has been held at a North Yorkshire brewery with the "indenturing" of the country's only apprentice craft brewery cooper.

For the next four years Euan Findlay, 19, will…

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Sat 23rd Apr, 2016 | 6:30pm

CBI Responds To New International Tax Information Sharing Measures

photo - Images-of_Money
photo - Images-of_Money
The CBI has responded to Chancellor George Osborne's announcement that tax and law enforcement agencies from Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Spain will exchange information in respect of…

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Sat 16th Apr, 2016 | 8:03pm

Two Futures: What The EU Referendum Means For The UK's Prosperity


With a referendum on the UK's EU membership taking place in just over two months, the British people have a vital decision ahead of them.

The CBI's new publication details what the 'two futures'…

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Sat 9th Apr, 2016 | 12:57pm

Years Of Uncertainty For Employers And Workers

photo - Bobby Hidy
photo - Bobby Hidy
An independent legal opinion published today (Thursday), warns of years of uncertainty for workers and employers if the UK votes to leave the European Union.

The legal opinion, commissioned by the…

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Thu 7th Apr, 2016 | 11:51am

Paul Parkinson, MD of Synergy Automotive
Your first job?

I worked in a wood yard, unloading timber and selling it to joiners and builders in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, when I was 14. Great grounding for real life!

How did you get into the career you're in?

I started working for an auto parts supplier and progressed to a series of sales, operational and management roles within dealerships before setting up Synergy Automotive in 2006 with a passion to bring something fresh to vehicle leasing and contract hire.

more...Fri 1st Apr, 2016 | 12:43pm

Forum Reminds Businesses About The Changes Due In April

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
The Forum of Private Business has taken the unusual step of reminding members and other businesses about changes that come into place in April.

The key change, that has been widely reported, is…

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Wed 30th Mar, 2016 | 3:24pm

Celebrating World Nurses Day

Sheffield office
Sheffield office
Thursday was World Nurses Day and in celebration of this Local Care Force announced its inaugural search for winner of the 'Samuel Rutsito Health Care Hero Award'.

The awards will recognise a…

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Fri 13th May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Businesses Urged To Boost National Parks

Yorkshire Dales National Park - photo Michael Wallace
Yorkshire Dales National Park - photo Michael Wallace
Businesses are being asked to team up with the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the UK's 14 other national parks to ensure the unique areas survive.

A new organisation - the National Parks…

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Mon 9th May, 2016 | 11:24am

Tips Victory Must Be Honoured In Law To Ensure Employers Accept It, Unite Warns


The surest way to eliminate confusion about tips is to state it clearly in law that money left by customers for waiting staff must go to waiting staff, said the union representing waiting staff,…

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Tue 3rd May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Cold Callers To Be Forced To Display Phone Numbers

photo - Tim Mansfield
photo - Tim Mansfield
Baroness Neville Rolfe, minister responsible for data protection, is expected to confirm that from Monday 16 May 2016, direct marketing companies registered in the UK will need to display their…

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Mon 25th Apr, 2016 | 8:00am

More Than 240 British Businesses Celebrate Her Majesty's 90th Birthday

photo - mrschnips
photo - mrschnips
Two hundred and forty-three businesses across the UK have received a new Queen's Award for Enterprise, recognising their contribution to international trade, innovation and sustainable development.

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Thu 21st Apr, 2016 | 9:00am

Brexit Would Plunge NHS Into Crisis


Responding to claims by Michael Gove and Boris Johnson that leaving the EU could allow more to be spent on the NHS, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Johnson and Gove are about as…

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Fri 15th Apr, 2016 | 5:04pm

Concern About Trade Deficit

Business planning - photo plantoo47
Business planning - photo plantoo47
Commenting on the UK trade deficit for February which now stands at £4.8 billion, Mike Cherry, National Chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), said:

"Since the start of this…

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Sat 9th Apr, 2016 | 12:30pm

Andrew Broadbent, Solicitor, Keeble Hawson
Your first job?

My first job was as a footballer with Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. I was offered a football scholarship upon leaving school and subsequently signed a 1 year professional contract. I was continuing with my academic studies around training and days off.

How did you get into the career you're in?

I was looking for something that combined all of the aspects that I enjoyed and excelled in, and law seemed to fit the bill.

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Complementary Businesses In Ilkley Join Forces

Nicky Whitehead Chris Bailey and Jenny Howarth
Nicky Whitehead Chris Bailey and Jenny Howarth
A renowned Ilkley complementary therapy business steeped in a long tradition of fusing science with nature has evolved into a new partnership.

Bailey Flower Essences and Verbeia have joined forces…

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Thu 31st Mar, 2016 | 8:01pm

Inflation Figures Show Economy Not Operating At Full Strength, Says TUC

photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation unchanged 0.3%, and core inflation unchanged at 1.2 %, TUC General Secretary…

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Tue 22nd Mar, 2016 | 5:30pm