A Problem Shared

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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

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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

Taking the plunge to grow your business

Craven Safety Services: Debbie Gomersall, Liz Preston and Mollie Guest. Taking the next step to help your company grow can be a nervous time. Your office space may be getting a bit claustrophobic with staff squeezed in or sharing desks,…

14.05.2015 | Read more

Getting in the swing of things

It was a fond childhood memory and a desire to follow her heart that sparked Sue Rigby’s dreams of running her own company. And some valuable financial advice and strong words of encouragement from her SREG mentor helped keep her…

08.04.2015 | Read more

Northern Paper Board reveals £1.3 million expansion

Northern Paper Board in Skipton has unveiled plans for a £1.3 million expansion and investment project. Work is scheduled to begin this month, with a summer completion date. The company, a member of SREG, has been granted planning approval for…

08.04.2015 | Read more

Quick tips for making a good LinkedIn impression

LinkedIn has risen to become the most popular social networking site for business. And in the right hands it can be a very useful tool. 

25.02.2015 | Read more

“Redundancy spurred me on to go it alone”

From investigating crime to designing and manufacturing sports-related cosmetics, Alison Brodie has had an interesting career.  Here she talks about setting up her own business, her achievements and difficulties, and how the SREG mentor scheme has helped her to build…

25.02.2015 | 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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