College Event Great Success

We had a great turn out for Tuesday’s Business Leaders’ event at Craven College.

15.10.2017 | Read more


Craven College (Logo)

Business Leaders’ Event – Tuesday 10th Oct 2017. 6:00PM – 8:00PM  (Register Online ) Ensuring that your business competes amongst the very best in its sector is a perpetual task of corporate and employee development. Whether you are looking to develop the…

06.09.2017 | Read more

The Nature of a Mentoring Relationship

Andy Barton (at desk)

If you run a successful business in any other leading industrial nation, the chances are you will have a mentor, a confidant, an experienced business person with whom you can share and discuss issues that you need to address both…

22.08.2017 | Read more

Social Media Management

Steve Phillip

Since Steve Phillip of Linked2Success made his presentation to the SREG community at the Devonshire Arms Hotel last year, Social Media has moved on yet again. There have been buy-outs and merges involving some of the big players, many of…

01.06.2017 | Read more

8 Words to help Business Leaders

Barry Dodd CBE

Barry Dodd CBE – addressing an audience of local business leaders at SREG’s Newby Hall Garden event, Barry  talks about his experience of building a successful business and some of the lessons he had learned along the way.

29.05.2017 | Read more

A Problem Shared

CSS (Liz at her desk)2

Taking the next step to grow your company can be a nerve racking time, your office space may be getting a bit claustrophobic but can you afford to find somewhere larger? Your order book might be getting full, but will…

15.05.2017 | Read more

Ripon Business Leaders Working Together

Duncan Lewis (Headshot 2)

In January 2017, an event of the SREG Community, members of Network 15, Masham Connections, and Ripon Chamber was held at Black Sheep Brewery Bistro. Chairman Paul Theakston pictured above, was host to over sixty local business leaders to hear an…

02.02.2017 | Read more

SREG Founder Alan Halsall reveals why he sold Silver Cross

We have a chat with Alan Halsall, the former chairman and owner of Silver Cross and SREG founder, to talk about the reasons for selling his business last month.

14.08.2015 | Read more

Apprenticeship case study: JBA Consulting

JBA Consulting (Jeremy Brown Associates Ltd) is the largest employer based at Broughton Hall Business Park. They took an apprentice in January and have been impressed by both the apprenticeship scheme, and their new employee.

25.06.2015 | Read more

Will we see a Northern Powerhouse?

Leeds city centre. Picture by Tim Green, Flickr Chancellor George Osborne has made it clear he’d like to see a “Northern Powerhouse” to rival the south east. Former Craven Herald editor Matt Cornish looks at the plans and what it…

14.05.2015 | Read more

Success Stories

Northern Paper Board Boxes Clever

Introducing packaging manufacturer and merchant to new growth strategies

Skipton-based Northern Paper Board (NPB) had been a packaging merchant for 20 years, but seven years ago it made the bold move into manufacturing. It continued to invest and in the past three years its turnover has grown from £5.4 million to £10 million. In essence, NPB’s growth strategy was to enter new markets and diversify.

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