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

Former editor gives quick tips on gaining publicity

Not everyone can afford PR and marketing departments, and gaining publicity for your business without paying for it can seem a bit daunting. However, raising your company’s profile needn’t be as difficult as you think.

03.02.2015 | Read more

Helping new businesses become a success

How do you set up your own business – and make it a success? Many people dream about starting their own business – but they just don’t know how to get it off the ground. Stephen Richardson is one of…

03.02.2015 | Read more

Guide to Government Business Services

The Government has released this new Guide to Government Business Services as part of the Business is Great campaign. It’s full of handy information about all the help that’s available for new and small businesses – advice, support and funding.…

02.02.2015 | Read more

Personal branding: what do people say about you when you leave the room?

“People do business with people.” It may sound obvious, but personal branding expert Jennifer Holloway says all too often companies are overlooking the human side of business.

18.12.2014 | Read more

Tour de France brings £102 million boost to Yorkshire

A major report has shown that the Tour de France gave Yorkshire an economic boost to the tune of £102 million. The report, Three Inspirational Days, also reveals that around 2.3 million people watched the two Yorkshire stages of the…

18.12.2014 | Read more

YOU ARE THE FACE OF YOUR COMPANY! -19th Sept 9.00 – 11.00

6th in the SREG series of Round Table Debates Fri 19th Sept 2014.  9.00 – 11.00 AM. SBS HQ (The Bailey) Whether or not you have attended our Business Round Table debates over the past year, we encourage you to…

18.07.2014 | 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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