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Complying with the Law

It is so important for an entrepreneur to concentrate on growing and building their business. However, to do this with no distractions, the foundations of good compliance must be in place.

Food handling, food retailers or restaurants must deal in food hygiene, whatever the business the Health and safety regulations and good practice are a core requirement.

Products sold and supplied must meet safety standards, whether this be electrical goods or toys.

Furniture must comply with fire regulations.

Tradesmen must conform to building standards.

It is really easy to think of these rules and red tape as barriers, but by the best way to build a business is to embrace them and spend time and effort on becoming a genuine expert in your sector. It is possible to then market that expertise and give your customers added reassurance, even creating a competitive advantage against competitors who ‘don’t think’ to mention their compliance standard.

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Registering with HMRC
 

If you register with HMRC as a self-employed person (i.e. sole trader or partnership) you will pay tax on any profits your business makes at the end of your trading year.  This is not just on any personal earnings but the bottom line on your year end accounts that shows the profit – irrespective of whether you have withdrawn it as earnings or not

In addition, as self employed, you will be required to pay Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance contributions (NIC’s).  Any employees within the business should be dealt with, irrespective of the legal entity your business takes, as indicated in the paragraph below on limited companies.

If you incorporate the business as a limited company, you are then classed as an employee, which means you must pay income tax through the company’s Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme, as well as NICs, (including any employees on your payroll).

The company must also pay Corporation Tax to HMRC each year, at the prevailing rate, against their profits after all costs, allowances and expenses have been accounted for and taken off.

In addition, should the business register for VAT, this also needs to be taken into account.  Registering for VAT isn’t dependent on the legal status of the business (i.e. sole trader, limited company etc) but on other factors which need to be considered.  Irrespective of this, there is a turnover threshold at which point the business MUST be VAT registered – currently (2017/18) £85,000.  This is turnover (the total amount of business you do within a year) NOT profit.

Registering with HMRC for VAT can be advantageous but, equally, the opposite could be true.  It’s worth taking the time to consider the pro’s and con’s of VAT registration within business planning process and we would suggest you seek professional advice for this.  VAT is applicable to the sale of most goods and services but there are exceptions (some food, childrens clothes, training services, etc – see the following link for the UK.gov guide) and you also need to know if any of these apply to your venture.

There are various options for paying your VAT but the most common is a quarterly return and payment. This has become much simpler through online returns, submissions and payments that HMRC now employ.

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

The HMRC provide a great deal of information on their site to help you register your business, be sure to check out their site and follow the steps.  However, we would always recommend seeking professional advice from an accountant to be sure you comply with all HMRC requirements.
Thoughts on registering with HMRC from Yorkshire Powerhouse

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Health and safety
 

Health & safety is a highly regulated area of business law that impacts on virtually every aspect of the business environment.  You have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of employees and visitors to your premises as well as anyone who can be affected by products you manufacture or supply. This also includes anybody local to your business that could be affected by your activities. As with any area of compliance, if you take a sensible approach then managing it successfully will be relatively straight forward.

There is no specific requirement to register your business with the Health and Safety Exec or local authority but if you have any doubts about your legal position or obligations on this you must check and comply as necessary.

Both the HSE and local authority websites will contain information to guide and support you … especially if special circumstances apply to your area of business.  This could be something requiring special licensing or permission for handling hazardous waste, or manufacturing that uses dangerous chemicals for example.  If in doubt, check it out!

If you have premises and plan to employ people you must maintain a minimum level of compliance to health and safety standards and ensuring the wellbeing of your employees has to be a priority.
Setting out a robust risk assessment is the first stage to minimising issues and writing out a risk assessment policy or document is good business practice.  The business should be assessed holistically but some of the following are prime considerations and there is a need to identify any risks that are associated with these areas:

Look at all departments within the business and assess activities, particularly in regard to machinery or substances, where potential injury or sickness might occur.

  • Review the workplace for potential hazards that could cause accidents like trips, slips or falls. This could include cables, pipework or spillages.
  • Fire risks that can be present anywhere in the workplace.
  • Moving vehicles both internal and external such as goods in and out or warehouses/storage areas with fork lift trucks for example.
  • Machine, equipment or other high volume noise that could affect employees.
  • Dangerous and hazardous substances which have the potential to cause harm.
Your assessment should clearly describe what you identify and what mitigating actions you will take.  This doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t still be present but that you have processes and procedures in place to reduce the risk to the absolute minimum.  It is extremely good business practice to keep your health and safety assessment under constant review.

All your employees have an entitlement to certain health & safety rights and you are under certain obligations to ensure those rights are upheld within the workplace. Again, the Health & Safety Executive website (amongst others) has a plethora of information to make sure you understand your obligations and you can implement the necessary steps to keep your workforce as safe as possible.

Some areas which are fairly basic could be –

  • Keeping working areas clean
  • Remove waste
  • Toilets with washing facilities
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Good lighting
  • Good ventilation
Many such as these are common sense but there are also things which aren’t as obvious but shouldn’t be overlooked such as –

  • Temperature within the workplace
  • Health & safety relating to IT – especially the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) rules
  • Rest areas
  • Changing areas – particularly if uniforms or speciality clothing are involved
  • Smoking policy
Not withstanding the above as things every employer should consider, you also have to ensure health and safety is adhered to with regard to areas of activity where specific rules apply (IT above is a good example) and ensure employees safety and well being.

With regard to health and safety, ignorance is no defence should something go wrong.

You need to take full responsibility for the welfare of anybody who works or visits your premises and you need to be fully accountable for the health and safety policy and its implementation.

Providing health and safety training and communicating the company policy is vital to minimising risk (you may even want to make a nominated individual responsible for on-going management of health and safety). There also needs to be clear guidance on specific areas of risk employees might face within your premises when undertaking certain tasks.

Whether specific or general, a big part of their initial engagement and contract should be a health and safety document which sets out their responsibilities and your policy in regard to this. You also need to communicate your policy to anyone who may visit or come onto your site. Signage and posters are an extremely good way to underpin your policy and ensure there is clear communication of the legal obligations and expectations. The HSE website has numerous resources that can help with every aspect of health and safety, from ‘your responsibilities’ to signage and posters to use in the workplace.

Environmental legislation has become more prevalent in recent years and you have an obligation to ensure the business does everything to work within this governance.

Waste, utilities and resource efficiency are all areas which are now regulated to minimise the negative impact on the environment.

There are numerous agencies that can provide resources to support businesses in understanding their responsibilities and obligations. Along with information from your local authority and industry specific trade bodies or associations, the main ones for guidance would be –

Penalties for any environmental damage or any negative impact can carry severe penalties and your business will be held responsible for anything attributable to the activities you undertake or actions that cause environmental damage.  That includes responsibility for any external organisation you charge with disposing of your waste.

On the positive side, there could be financial incentives or potential funding to support environmental initiatives and resource efficiency.  Recycling can have a highly beneficial impact on a business through cost reduction (not to mention the positive marketing messages that can be attached to it).

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Financial compliance
 

One thing that is always a prime consideration when running a business is your obligations to compliance, financial regulation and legislation in relation to tax and national insurance (N.I.).

It has to be said that, without exception, to run a business enterprise legally, you have to comply with the various aspects of tax, when and how they apply to your business.  Not doing so can be severely penalised and, potentially, cost you your business and worse.

The good news is that there are numerous resources which can be utilised to ensure compliance and make life easier for what is one of the more mundane aspects of running your business.  Not least of these is HM Revenue & Customs themselves who, despite popular belief, are extremely helpful (talk to them) and provide things from workshops and advice lines to specialist advisers on subjects such as VAT.

That aside, it is always a worthwhile exercise spending the time to understand your tax obligations prior to setting out on your business venture.
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Financial compliance: Income tax, National Insurance contributions and VAT

If you register with HMRC as a self-employed person (i.e. sole trader or partnership) you will pay tax on any profits your business makes at the end of your trading year.  This is not just on any personal earnings but the bottom line on your year end accounts that shows the profit – irrespective of whether you have drawn it as earnings or not.

In addition, as self employed, you will be required to pay Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance contributions (NIC’s). Any employees within the business should be dealt with, irrespective of the legal entity your business takes, as indicated in the paragraph below on limited companies.

If you incorporate the business as a limited company, you are classed as an employee, which means you must pay income tax through the company’s Pay As You Earn (PAYE) scheme, as well as NICs, (including any employees on your payroll). The company must also pay Corporation Tax to HMRC each year, at the prevailing rate, against their profits after all costs, allowances and expenses have been accounted for and taken off.

In addition, should the business register for VAT, this also needs to be taken into account.  Registering for VAT isn’t dependent on the legal status of the business (i.e. sole trader, limited company etc) but on other factors which need to be considered.

There is a turnover threshold at which point the business MUST be VAT registered – currently (2017/18) £85,000.  This is turnover (the total amount of business you do within a year) NOT profit.  There may be reasons why it’s advantageous to register from the outset but, equally, the opposite could be true.

It’s worth taking the time to consider the pro’s and con’s of VAT registration within the business planning process.  VAT is applicable to the sale of most goods and services but there are exceptions and you also need to know if any of these apply to your venture.  There are also various options for paying your VAT but the most common is a quarterly return and payment.  This has become much simpler through online returns, submissions and payments that HMRC now employ.

Financial compliance: Tax liabilities

It is worth noting and re-iterating at this point that there are very strict compliance laws and rules that all business owners should be aware of to ensure compliance but also to make sure they are tax efficient and pay no more or less than their dues.

Within this, businesses are eligible for a broad range of tax allowances and reliefs. Good examples of this could be capital invested in assets such as machinery and fixtures and fittings for your premises which can be claimed as a capital allowances.  From a start up perspective, money you spend before the business is officially launched could potentially be claimed as a pre-trading business expense and notifying HMRC accordingly will ensure you can benefit from any claims made in this way.

To maximise any benefits it is essential to minimise your tax liabilities and to do this effectively will invariably mean engaging a qualified accountant.  Although this is a cost (unfortunately they don’t provide their services for free!) a good accountant can help your business maximise its tax efficiency, offer invaluable advice specific to your business and, potentially, save you money.

Accountants can ensure your year end accounts are brought together accurately and correctly, submit tax returns and make dealing with HMRC so much easier. Certainly worth the monthly or annual fee they will charge.  That said, accountants always act as an agent for you as the business owner and it is your responsibility to ensure that all financial information is correct and as far as HMRC are concerned, you are legally liable for the accuracy and honesty of anything submitted for tax purposes.

All financial information and accounts must be kept for at least six years – even if the business ceases trading.

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Business insurance
 

Business insurance is, in some cases, compulsory (whilst others are optional) and comes in many forms but examples could be public liability, employers liability, buildings and contents, vehicle, goods in transit or professional indemnity.

Take advice from a good commercial insurance broker who can guide you on the specific requirements for your business.  The costs tend not to be too prohibitive, dependent on associated risks and type of activity, but shop around for the best deal.

Using specialist providers for different areas of insurance might be more cost effective and many will offer payment plans to make it easier.  Being well insured is essential and, if not, any claim where you aren’t covered could spell the end for your business.

All employers must have employers’ liability insurance to protect the business from claims from staff that may have had an accident or become ill as a result of work.  You can face fines if you are found to be inadequately insured.

You must have vehicle / fleet insurance for any vehicle which is either registered to the business or used for commercial activity associated with the business.  As with private vehicles, this is compulsory and legal action will result from not having the necessary cover.

Professional indemnity business insurance is needed to protect businesses where they might be subject to legal action from people who believe they have been given bad advice.  Within certain areas of business such as accountants, financial services and legal for example, it is compulsory to have this type of insurance and costs can be more substantial.

Buildings and contents business insurance, whilst not compulsory, it would be wise to insure your business premises and everything in it such as stock, equipment and fixture and fittings.  Protection against the usual perils such as theft, fire or flood are commonly covered as routine but you might want to consider other things that might be particularly relevant to your business.

If there is any potential harm (no matter how small) to the public from products or services you supply, you would be wise to consider public liability business insurance (which can incorporate product liability).  This can cover damages, compensation and legal costs and protects your business against action taken should a member of the public suffer injury, death or damage to property as a result of the products or services you supply.

Other areas of cover which can be expensive but worth considering are –

Business interruption insurance – cover that help you keep trading in the event of a catastrophic or serious problem.

Key person insurance – specific cover for an individual (or key individuals) who is critical to the business and their absence through illness, injury or death could cause commercial loss.  Often this can support the cost of interim personal until a suitable replacement is found.

Intellectual Property insurance – this is worth considering if the business will hold significant IP such as patents, design, trademarks and copyright.  It can assist with legal expenses to fight infringements of any of the company’s IP.  The legal costs are notoriously expensive with this kind of dispute.

You can find much more about business insurance on the Association of Business Insurers website and information and help to find a suitable broker, visit the British Insurance Brokers Association website.

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Businesses needing a licence
 

Licences and registrations are applicable to many types of business and you need to know what is required to undertake your business activity.  A simple example might be a food hygiene certificate before you can open a sandwich shop but it could be far more specialised such as a company handling asbestos that requires special licences or a company needing permits to process certain types of waste.

Whatever the circumstances, you need to know if anything specific is required to enable you to undertake your day to day business activity.  If you need a licence then applying or registering well before you plan to start trading is a good idea.

If there is a trade association website which represents or supports your particular area of business, that is normally a good place to start with regard to finding out anything that will be required.  Remember – “didn’t know I needed one” is not a defence.

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HGCT 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Monday 03 December 2018

Interested in finding out more about Huddersfield Giants Community Trust? We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary on Wednesday 19th December 12:30pm-3:30pm and we would love for you to join us at our newly refurbished offices at our home, The Zone. We will be offering tea, coffee, cake, cupcakes and fizz for all! We will also be holding a competition to win 2 x Huddersfield Giants tickets for a game next season. Take a snap on our Polaroid camera, share a post using the hashtag #HGCT10 and help us create a memoir of our event. We also have a ‘Giant’ guest who will be making an appearance, as we have heard he wants to show off his new look too! And…because it is our 10th Anniversary, we are also offering 10% off any food and drink bought at The Zone between Wednesday 19th December and Sunday 23rd December, so please do make the most. We are sure that 2019 is going to be a big year for us all at HGCT as we still have a lot of impending changes. We have 3 brand new exciting additions to The Zone's 10-year-old play structure being installed in the upcoming weeks, including a climbing igloo, an 8m long traverse wall and an elevated net! In January we also have plans for a new servery counter in The Zone, supported by SUEZ Communities Trust. We are also incredibly excited to be working on plans for the introduction of a ‘Clip and Climb’ wall within The Zone…all to be revealed in 2019. In the meantime, we look forward to having your support at our celebrations on the 19th December!
Posted by Huddersfield Giants Community Trust
Huddersfield Tech Firm Announces Pilot Programme to Give the Gift of Connectivity

Friday 23 November 2018

Tech company yboo to launch a new programme helping children get connected to online educational resources. Technology firm, yboo, has announced an educational pilot programme commencing in Honley High school to enhance educational opportunities and bridge the nations digital skills gap by gifting children with the resources to stay connected. In 2018, 1 in 10 households still have no access to the internet with affordability being cited as the main factor (according to the ONS Internet Access – Households and Individuals 2018 report) and as online studying at all levels is growing to become the main educational resource, it is correct to question whether having access to the internet is a right. As Megan Markle recently stated in her most recent royal tour speech, “Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive”. yboo strongly believes that in an era where google scholar is used as the main research tool as opposed to books, connection to the internet at home is VITAL for educational development. With this in mind, yboo have launched the Give the Gift of Connectivity programme in Honley High school with plans to branching out nationwide in 2019. yboo will donate laptops and Huawei MiFi routers which will allow a child to connect to the internet off campus. yboo, which provides a free app to monitor a user's mobile phone signal strength where they work live, work and hang out, has utilised their technology to identify GiffGaff as having the strongest signal strength in the area of the pilot school, resulting in GiffGaff SIM cards being installed in the MiFi devices. The school will be able to loan the devices to children throughout the school year who require access to connectivity. The aim of the programme is to enhance a pupil’s learning experience and increase their confidence in the use of technology. yboo also encourages safe internet usage and will also support the school with technical setup and safeguarding. Mrs Lord, Deputy Head at Honley High School said; “We understand the importance of connectivity and safe online access for students in completing their work in today’s society. We’re delighted to have the opportunity, working with yboo, of obtaining a bookable resource, that will allow students to safely access a world of information to help them complete online research and project work”. Commenting on the pilot programme, yboo’s Campaign Manager, Keely Robinson, said: “yboo is deeply rooted in providing children with the same opportunities that those in our company have. Without access to online resources and the opportunity to develop digital skills, our company wouldn’t even exist. We need to support the next generation in helping them gain the skills required to provide them with a successful future whilst addressing the much talked about digital skills gap. We want children to have the opportunity to become to the next Founder of a big tech company”. To involve your school or if you are interested in supporting the project, contact Keely Robinson via email kr@yboo.co.uk
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A New Home for the Printasys team!

Friday 23 November 2018

Recently we made the decision to find somewhere to set up our base and create a space that allowed us to meet clients, connect with other local businesses and introduce them to CFH Docmail. It was important for us to have a base in the heart of our local town of Huddersfield so we could ensure we feed back into the local economy. We found a perfect solution that allows us the flexibility to meet clients and book out space when we need it. We are excited to announce that our new base is at the excellent 3M Buckley Innovation Centre and we couldn't be happier with our decision as we share the building with over 40 other businesses! We are also very pleased to be connected directly with the University of Huddersfield and we have had the chance to meet many of the academic team and students. We really look forward to working with them on projects in the future. Are you local or in the area? It would be great to see anyone who wants to learn more about what we do, or just to have a coffee and a chat. Let us know and we can book a time that works best for you! Get in touch: brian@printasys.co.uk or john@printasys.co.uk
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Bee Outdoor become latest HGCT Partner

Monday 19 November 2018

Bee Outdoor become the latest business to join Huddersfield Giants Community Trust’s network of Official Partners. We are delighted to announce that we are the Official Charity Partner of Bee Outdoor. The announcement comes only weeks after Yorkshire based company Bee Outdoor launched their iconic Digital 48 Sheet screen on the exterior of Huddersfield’s premier retail destination, Kingsgate Shopping Centre. Managing Director, Alex Simpson commented: “We are very proud to become Official Partners with Huddersfield Giants Community Trust and for the Trust to be our Official Charity for the next 12 months. The Trust does some great work within Huddersfield and its surrounding areas. Sports and education have been a fundamental part of my life and journey in establishing Bee Outdoor, I am extremely proud to be able to support a charity that is driving the importance of sports and education in the local community.” Commenting on the partnership, Huddersfield Giants Community Trust’s Chief Exec Lisa Darwin said: “I am incredibly excited to be working with such a young, enthusiastic and creative new business. Their enthusiasm to work with local companies is uplifting. Also, a former University of Huddersfield Alumni, our Marketing & Communications Manager Grace Lenihan recognises the importance of building the awareness of our new brand and putting it at the forefront of the local community. Working with Bee Outdoor, we now have the ability to reach at least 500,000 vehicles and 100,000 people a week, which is huge for us.
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NCS South Africa Pledge To Work Scheme

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Powered by Huddersfield Giants Community Trust, The National Citizen Service are supporting 7 dedicated graduates from their 2018 programme to fundraise for an opportunity of a lifetime. Working in collaboration with Adventure for Students, the participants are working hard to raise funds to finance a volunteering trip to South Africa in the Easter holidays of 2019. In partnership with Green Sleeves Children’s Trust, the participants will support the charity by working towards renovating a school building and orphanage over a 2 week period. The aim of their work is to significantly improve an education establishment that can support with the education of young children and nannies with their incredibly challenging job roles. The Pledge to Work Scheme requires 7 businesses or organisations in Kirklees to support each young person with a 200 hour work placement and a donation of £1500 to their voluntary experience to South Africa. The role can be completely bespoke, whether it be general administration, event support or shadowing, all graduates are dedicated and keen to lend a helping hand. NCS Manager Katy Stockdale commented, “The calibre of volunteers is overwhelming, we have aspiring aerospace technicians and engineers to mention but a few, that are passionate about lending a helping hand wherever needed. One thing they all are is dedicated, with the same end goal, to support local businesses wherever needed. The young people have each completed 30 hours plus volunteering as part of the programme and were hand-picked by NCS to further their skills through the graduates programme. ” All graduates are aged between 17 and 18 years old and have volunteered their own time to dedicate a minimum of 200 working hours to local companies over a maximum of a 10 month period. With a mature, dedicated and incredibly strong work ethic, all graduates are on track to achieving their fundraising goal, and making a difference to a worthwhile cause. What will your business receive? • 1 x Graduate • 200 hours of work • Your company logo on South Africa T-shirts • An opportunity to help orphaned children in South Africa • A feature in the PR wrap up of South Africa trip • A number of social media features on HGCT social media (to over 7K followers) • Your company logo featured on Huddersfield Giants Community Trust website • Invitations to future NCS Events • Pitch side advertising within The Zone • 10 x Free Play Vouchers for The Zone • Screen advertising within The Zone • Invitation to a celebration event at a Huddersfield Giants game If you would like to support a graduate in taking part in a once in a lifetime opportunity, please contact NCS Manager, Katy Stockdale katy@hgct.co.uk / 01484 442238 for more details.
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Ambitious Yorkshire Tech Firm Expands with Six New Recruits

Friday 12 October 2018

Huddersfield-based tech firm, yboo, has recruited six new staff as the company continues its ambitious growth strategy to bring the money saving app to 60m smartphone users in the UK. Loren Birkett, Keely Robinson, Josh Hoyle, Helen Cullinane, Mike Constantinou and Phil Kershaw all join the firm to raise the profile of yboo in the UK and launch a range of new features within the app to help Consumers understand more and get the right mobile deal for them. New features include detailed signal strength measurements where users live, work and hang out and rewards for sharing yboo or switching networks via yboo. Loren, a graduate of Huddersfield University, joins as Social Media Manager and will be delivering campaigns to ensure yboo is able to listen to and understand what Consumers want and need. This will drive the launch of new yboo products in Q1 of 2019. Keely, a graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University, joins as Affinity and Affiliate Campaign Manager. Keely will be focussing on delivering yboo Social Responsibility activity including working with schools to ensure families without broadband have access to yboo mobile broadband devices. Josh joins as Project Developer, leading a website redesign and yboo outreach to Consumers raising the profile of the yboo brand both Nationally and Internationally as yboo moves into new markets and new verticals. While Helen, who has 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, joins as Head of Delivery. Helen will be responsible for implementing a governance structure and ensuring people, processes and technology come together elegantly to support yboo growth. Mike and Phil are talented developers with a passion for solving real problems using cutting-edge technology to process and understand millions of events and bring real value to Consumers and Mobile Operators alike. Founder and CEO Martyn Gould said of yboo’s new recruits: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Loren, Keely, Josh, Helen, Mike and Phil to the yboo team. Each person brings something different, new skills and new views. We now have a great blend of experience and talented youth as yboo continues its rapid ascendancy. yboo is the only product that recommends on price and service quality saving the average Consumer £156/year with zero effort. We compare 300,000 deals across the whole of the UK market in seconds giving Consumers real benefit and matching them to the best deal based on their unique usage pattern and behaviour. The firm continues to recruit for additional staff to support its future development strategy which includes the delivery of an insight portal launching in early November. The portal will provide anonymised data to enable mobile network operators to fix blackspots in network coverage and build dynamic products to bring better value to the Consumers they wish to target. For more information visit www.yboo.co.uk or follow on twitter @yboouk
Posted by KC Communications
Huddersfield-based money-saving firm to expand to Australia

Thursday 06 September 2018

Technology firm, yboo, are looking to launch their SIM Only deal comparison app in Australia in 2019 as their plans for global expansion continue. The company, founded in 2016 by Martyn Gould and Paul Doyle, is building a team in Australia in conjunction with the Department of International Trade, and are currently assessing the market with an anticipated launch of early 2019. yboo is an app which aims to prevent mobile phone users in the UK from overpaying by monitoring the consumer’s usage and suggesting the best SIM Only deals for them. yboo are seeding a market from the UK using advanced software to engage with and poll Australian consumers. The company has identified Australia as a potential opportunity because of its unique geography, which causes a lot of issues with mobile coverage due to the sheer bulk and scarcity of the land. Martyn Gould, yboo’s Founder, commented on the expansion plans: “We’re building the value and reach of yboo as we take our unique offering to hundreds of millions of consumers across the globe. So far, the expansion has gone really smooth, and the DIT have been particularly supportive.” “We’ve always been determined to solve problems for the 60million consumers in the UK and the hundreds of millions of consumers all over the world. "There is little competition in the Australian marketplace which means that consumers overpay for mobile services by hundreds of dollars every year. We are empowering consumers to make the decision to expand in Australia for us – which is a pretty unique approach.”
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New Recruits Join Moneysaving App Firm

Monday 13 August 2018

Technology firm, yboo, have smashed growth targets over the last month which has resulted in the recruitment of a new Project Manager, Gabrielle Caves, along with a Social Media Intern, which has resulted in the need for an office expansion. Gabby will be working on engaging the end user and recording their experiences, as the firm strives to bring their app to 60m smartphone users in the UK. Gabby previously worked in financial services attracting the attention of millions of consumers to competitive mortgage deals despite each consumer’s unique circumstances. The firm, which was founded in 2016 by Martyn Gould and Paul Doyle, are also looking to recruit three software developers to join their growing team. The additional recruits have meant that yboo have had to expand their office space in Holmfirth to ensure they can deliver on further growth targets and support their international expansion. Martyn Gould, Founder of yboo commented: “In the last few months we have gone from strength to strength; in addition to our recent investment announcement, we have taken on Gabby – who I’m sure will be a huge asset to the yboo team. We have always been committed to bringing job opportunities into the Holme Valley, and with the need to further recruit for software developers and a social media intern, we have expanded our office space in Holmfirth.” “Exceeding our growth plans for this month means that we are on track to pursue our international expansion plans in the Middle East and in Australia over the next year. In addition, we will be launching our B2B portal this month which we anticipate will have a huge impact on UK mobile operators and their propositions” yboo is a mobile phone application that compares SIM only deals from the UK mobile market by measuring consumer usage to match them with the best deal and saves the UK consumer on average £156 per year on their mobile phone bill.
Posted by KC Communications
Huddersfield Aesthetics Clinic Relocates to Meet Demand

Thursday 09 August 2018

Huddersfield businesswoman and registered nurse prescriber, Jen Vittanuova has relocated her town-centre based clinic, Pretty Machine Aesthetics, to support demand for results-based non-surgical aesthetic treatments. The exclusive clinic which has relocated to Heritage Exchange in Lindley has undergone extensive renovation to meet the standards suited to treatments available, in terms of medical safety and any aesthetic risks associated with the procedure, as well as client comfort and confidentiality. The clinic specialises in a range of non-surgical treatments such as wrinkle smoothing, dermal fillers, lip augmentations, skin needling and chemical peels. It also stocks a range of clinician led skincare. With the addition of two further therapists the clinic will also offer internationally reknowned Deluxe Brows Microblading, and the latest innovation in tattoo and permanent make up removal, known as Pigment Off; the treatment has no requirement for the use of lasers and is ideal for all skin types. Laser hair removal using the Aesthetic Industry Award winning Soprano Ice machine will also be available.. A Registered Nurse Prescriber with more than eighteen years’ experience working for both the NHS and some of the UK’s most prestigious private clinics and hospitals, Jen is a strong supporter of the Safety in Beauty campaign, which raises awareness of malpractice in the beauty and aesthetics industry. She is also a member of the BACN (British Academy of Aesthetic Nurses) which operate a strict code of conduct to ensure safety within the industry. Commenting on the relocation, Jen Vittanuova said: “Having run private clinics across the UK, the time was right to grow the clinic in my home town. In recent years demand for services has increased dramatically and it is important that people opting to undergo non-surgical treatments have somewhere safe that they can go. We believe that providing a luxury environment for our clients is important. We are aiming for the highest standards, reflected in our treatments and our staff within the clinic. The clinic has great transport links and is easily accessible via the M62.compressed Pretty Machine Aesthetics also run clinics in Leeds, Birmingham, and Harley Street in London.
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Edward's Kitchen are hiring!

Monday 30 July 2018

Edward's Kitchen are expanding their team and are looking for a part-time counter assistant. Candidates must have previous experience and live in the HD2 area. This is a great opportunity for those looking to earn some extra money with the hourly rate £7.83 All those who are interested please email gabby_holdsworth@hotmail.co.uk for more information
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