Clothing Company Creates Colourful Kids

When Hannah Evans was faced with redundancy after having her second child, she grasped the opportunity to set up Piccalilly – now a successful children’s clothing company based in Settle.

26.06.2014 | Read more

Skipton and Ripon Enterprise Group inspires Northern Paper Board to aim for higher growth

A high-growth free mentoring service from the Skipton and Ripon Enterprise Group (SREG) has inspired Skipton-based Northern Paper Board to embark on an ambitious development plan that’s already paying dividends.

17.01.2013 | Read more

SREG Blog: Export-The X-Factors

Alan Halsall, founder member and chairman of SREG, recently launched a flagship store in Hong Kong for Silver Cross, the Skipton-based pram and nursery products company he bought in 2002. Under Alan’s leadership, heritage brand Silver Cross now exports to…

12.11.2012 | Read more

Business Awards Success for SREG Clients

Two clients of the Skipton and Ripon Enterprise Group have won top honours in leading Yorkshire business awards in 2012. In early November, Northern Paper Board was awarded ‘SME Manufacturer of the Year’ in the 2012 Yorkshire Post Business in…

09.11.2012 | Read more

Dragons breathing new life into over 30 local businesses

In just one year over 30 small and medium sized business owners have taken advantage of a free service designed to bolster local enterprise, despite the challenging economic climate that they operate in.

07.09.2011 | 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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