Northern Paper Board Boxes Clever

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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.

09.11.2012 | Read more

Helping Hands of Harrogate

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Helping a locally-grown, family-run care provider become an award winner

Helping Hands of Harrogate Ltd was established in 2010. It is a family-run business specialising in providing quality personal care and support to Children, Young People and Young Adults with a range of disabilities, learning and behavioural needs, complex care needs, medical needs and terminal illness. Its clients include North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust. It is currently going through the accreditation process for the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.  Helping Hands of Harrogate Ltd currently provides 37,000 hours of care a year on average.

07.09.2012 | Read more

Fanning the Flames for Spark

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Supporting a Skipton-based media guru turn personal branding into a corporate success

It’s long been true that ‘people buy people’ and in a business world where more and more relationships are online, the need to help people understand what they’ll get when they buy into you is growing. But having and promoting a ‘personal brand’ isn’t common practice in the UK, so in 2008 Skipton entrepreneur Jennifer Holloway founded Spark to help British business people tap into what is arguably their strongest marketing tool. Using her background in PR and her training as an executive coach, Jennifer helps clients focus on who they are and what they have to offer and teaches them how to get that message across.

07.09.2012 | Read more