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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earnings but the bottom line on your year end accounts that shows the profit – irrespective of whether you have withdrawn it as earnings or not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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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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Tech Scale-Up Appoints KC Communications to Support Growth

Monday 16 July 2018

yboo, the mobile app firm, has appointed Huddersfield based agency, KC Communications to handle their PR requirements following a successful pitch to support yboo’s ambitious growth plans. yboo, which stands for ‘you’re better off on’ is a mobile app available on iPhone and Android which monitors consumer mobile phone usage and recommends the best SIM only deals, based on price and signal strength. It also allows users to gain access to exclusive discounts, offers and codes. The app enables UK consumers to save, on average, £156 per year on their mobile phone bill. yboo also provide a second unique product which allows Mobile Operators to understand more about Consumer behaviour via Big Data profiling. KC Communications will be responsible for developing both yboo’s traditional and stunt-PR strategy and implementing it to raise the profile of the money-saving app in both the UK and overseas markets. Commenting on the appointment, KC Communications founder, Katrina Cliffe said, “We’re absolutely delighted to have been appointed by yboo and having the opportunity to demonstrate the extent of our capabilities. yboo is an exciting business and has the potential to be one of the world’s leading apps.’ Martyn Gould founder and CEO of yboo, added, “We’re really pleased to be working with KC Communications to deliver our Consumer and Big Data growth plans in the UK and Internationally. We chose KC due to their proven capability but also due to their positive attitude and values/ambition which align with our own”
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Huddersfield Charity Claims Dragon Boat Race Gold Victory

Monday 09 July 2018

Avalon Mae Social Media Marketing were personally invited by The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust to take part in their #RowingForResearch charity event at The Pugneys Dragon Boat Race on Saturday 7th July as part of the team ‘The Scientists’. The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust is the only UK charity funding medical research specifically into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults. The Trust also funds measures to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients, both during and in the aftermath of their illnesses. The Scientists team included members from other local businesses, students, friends and scientists from The Georgopoulos research group at Huddersfield University who are working on pioneering research which could lead to a new form of cancer treatment free from the harmful side-effects often experienced with treatments such as radiotherapy and Chemotherapy. Avalon Mae are members of The Laura Cranes ‘Fight Club’. A club where companies support the charity through sponsorship, donations, fundraising and more. The day went off to a flying start with The Scientists placing 1st in their first 2 heats. The 3rd heat was one not to be missed as team ‘Chappers Raiders’ capsized on the finished line next to The Scientists and still took 2nd place leaving The Scientists 3rd place in the 3rd heat. There was still a fighting chance for The Scientists as they qualified for the final of the women’s event. After all the heats were complete The Scientists were joint top for fastest women boat so the sweat was on for the final. 6 teams qualified for the final, however, only 2 teams stayed so it was The Scientists rowing for The LCYCT against the Mighty Mac’s rowing for Macmillan! Who would take the trophy and gold medals home? After a team talk and the motto ‘Failure isn’t an option’ The Scientists used their successful method of shouting ‘Lean! Back!’ and paddled like they had never paddled before! It was a very close race all the way through to the last stretch. The Scientists pulled out in front and, as the air horn sounded, a roar came from the boat and they were victorious. The Scientists took home the trophy for The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust and each member was awarded their gold medal by Gwen Lowe, Mayor of Kirklees. Well done to everyone who took part in The Dragon Boat Race at Pugneys Country Park for such amazing causes. Special thank you to Gable Events for hosting the event and to members of Chappers Legends, Chappers Raiders and RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford District for becoming members of our boat for the final rounds. We shall be there next year defending our title on Saturday 6th July. See you then! Facebook - @avalonmaesmm Instagram - @avalonmaesmm Twitter - @avalonmaesmm Website - www.avalonmaesmm.co.uk
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Batley based care firm, The Crescent have recently opened their own tea and coffee lounge to serve the local community. The Crescent tea & coffee lounge has been set up as a social enterprise, it is doing its part to combat loneliness and isolation in the local area. They have signed up to a Pay Forward Scheme, whereby businesses or individuals can pay in advance for a cuppa and a slice of cake for people who may benefit from meeting up with other people and to enjoy having a chat. They are also providing a cake delivery service whereby people can ring up and order a piece a cake for someone special or to simply cheer them up and put a smile on someone’s face, they come beautifully gift wrapped and are hand-delivered by staff from The Crescent. Café Supervisor Jennifer Wilby says: “We want to encourage people of all ages to visit the Tea & Coffee Lounge and have even got a Chatty Café table set up. One of our aims as an overall business is to reduce loneliness and isolation and to bring people together talking, we believe our tea and coffee lounge is a perfect setting for this.” As well as catering to the public, they are dedicated to offering employment to the community. The Crescent is committed to employing young people to gain experience and learn new skills. Managing Director of The Crescent, Paula Chamberlain says: “We have proactively decided to employ young people who are just starting out in their careers, and this may be their first job. Our staff all get to spend time quality time learning with Jennifer, which is great for them. From a business point of view, it demonstrates that we are committed to the local community too.” The Tea and coffee lounge is open Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.30pm and Saturday 9am – 2pm they serve premium hot and cold drinks, cakes, and light snacks. It is located at 32 Station Road, Batley.
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Care Company Invests in Transforming Venue to Create Social Enterprise

Friday 04 May 2018

A Grade II listed building in Batley, West Yorkshire which has stood vacant for 5 years has undergone a £25k investment by its tenant, The Crescent Care, to provide the community with an events and community hub. Since acquiring the lease of the Victorian property opposite Batley train station, known as The Crescent in December 2017, Paula Chamberlain, MD and founder of The Crescent Care has facilitated a radical transformation, restoring the building to its former glory to accommodate meetings, training sessions, conferences and social gatherings. Alongside their core activity of looking after a complex range of care needs for children and adults across the Yorkshire region, The Crescent were keen that the building becomes a key part of the community. Already they have hosted a number of events including charity fundraisers, business networking and are hoping to put on regular events which including yoga for the elderly. Paula Chamberlain, MD and Founder said: “It is a pleasure to open our doors to the local community. As well as enabling local groups to utilise the space for coffee mornings, workshops, wellbeing and community needs, we have also seen the wider potential for bigger events at the venue. “We are extremely proud of what has been created at The Crescent and with such a unique offering, we can offer second to none hospitality. By using The Crescent for meetings and events, you will be in turn helping our social enterprise to address isolation and loneliness.” Offering competitive daily delegate rates and room hire by the hour, half or full day, The Crescent can cover business requirements as well as social gatherings for up to 60 people. All three rooms, The Front Room, The Library and The Dining room are individually designed with a luxurious feel. The opening of The Crescent conference and events space sees 2 jobs being created with the potential for more to be created by the end of the year. To find out more about the venue visit https://the-crescent.co.uk/conference-events-space/
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Yorkshire Businesswoman Appointed to the Board of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Huddersfield-based businesswoman Katrina Cliffe, as their SME Ambassador on the Yorkshire Regional Board. Katrina has worked in the marketing industry for almost 20 years working for a variety of businesses across multiple industries before establishing her marketing agency, KC Communications in 2014. Katrina has been a member of the CIM for almost ten years and has completed two CIM Diplomas in marketing communications and digital marketing. Speaking of her appointment, Katrina commented, “I am delighted to have been accepted onto the Board in this new role. Supporting SMEs with the development and implementation of marketing strategies that positively impact on their business and regional growth is something I am truly passionate about. As an SME business owner myself, I understand the challenges faced by SMEs, and I hope to be able to use my range of contacts and the variety of professional activities I already undertake to promote the benefits of both the CIM and how marketing can play a key role in the success of a business”. Diane Earles, Network Manager for CIM, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Katrina to the board and I am sure she will be a real asset to the team.”
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