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Pre-planning Your Business Idea

You should do enough pre-planning, but not too much! The real key to pre-planning is to do enough to ensure that the idea is sound, what you are going to do, how you are going to do it and how quickly.  First convince yourself!

It is a great idea to have people to test that plan against, people who have succeeded in writing plans and operating against them.  An experienced eye will spot the over ambitious plan or any misconceptions in that all important cash flow plan.

The guidance of ‘do a plan’, ‘half the sales’, ‘double the time’, ‘treble the costs’ and then check if you can survive is a real sound adage and one that Yorkshire Powerhouse strongly recommend – too many new start businesses fail because they simply ignored warning signs or potential issues at this stage.

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Your business idea
 

Many sources can be the basis for you to generate a good business idea.  It’s fair to say that most are influenced by existing skills, your previous experience or the knowledge that you already have … often coming from your existing work or from a hobby or pastime that you enjoy.

Exploring all your options is vital to turning an idea into a viable business.

In addition, it’s worth considering the points below which can help with the process of business ideas generation but always remember that thorough research is required to ensure the idea has the potential to be a successful enterprise.

  • Do what you are doing – the simplest and most straightforward approach.  Examples might be an accountant for a company who sets up their own practice … or a tradesman, (joiner, electrician, plumber, etc), who becomes self employed.  The key here is to ensure you plan and understand how you will make it pay as your own business.
  • Turning your hobby into a business – can be a very rewarding way to generate a business idea as it will be something that you enjoy and invariably already have the skills and knowledge needed.  Don’t just look at the core idea but ways you can expand or adapt it and make the offer more unique.  As ever, it is about making sure that it can work as a business.
  • Look for a problem that needs solving – it is often said that necessity is the mother of invention but really it’s inconvenience!  Although totally unique ideas are rare, and you ‘could’ have one of those, its always worth looking at things that cause inconvenience or irritation to people and seeing if you can generate a business idea that solves the problem.
  • Make a better one – there is nothing wrong with a “me too” approach and taking an existing business concept and improving it can provide an extremely viable basis for your own commercial venture.
  • Trends – many people have taken inspiration from the world around them to start a business that has become successful.  There are so many different sources from travel and culture to fashion and music which can generate ideas.  Seeing the opportunity is one thing but research and planning are what will turn it into a viable enterprise.
  • WWW – the web can offer countless opportunities to generate and explore business ideas and in many ways is similar to the point above.
  • Family and friends – talking to them can be a great starting point to generating business ideas but it also offers the opportunity to tap into a broader skill set and explore a possible joint venture.  It could well be that somebody you know has a complimentary skill set that, alongside yours, could be a winning combination as a business.  Think Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at Apple – one had the eye for a business and marketing opportunities and the other a computer genius!  The rest is history.

However you arrive at your business idea, the key is in the research to show the concept has potential as a business.  Initially all you will invest is time but it is time well spent and something which is a repeatable process until you arrive at “the one”.  Then its down to the business planning!

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What makes an entrepreneur
 

BIG decision!!  Before you start planning a business venture you need to consider a number of things.  Not least is a critical analysis of your personal attributes, experience, knowledge and skills that will make your business successful.  Knowing yourself can help you develop a business plan for a successful and sustainable business.

Have I got what it takes to be an Entrepreneur?
Having drive, ambition and desire are all fantastic qualities to undertake a business idea or proposition and the ‘business idea‘ is only the starting point.  Success in business is built on a number of factors but making sure you aren’t a liability to own start-up goes without saying.

Experience, knowledge and skill in your area of business will be crucial when running your enterprise.  It’s vitally important you understand where any gaps might exist and take the necessary steps to mitigate the risks by filling them.  Detailed research and additional training and support might be needed to ensure any shortcomings are fully addressed.

This doesn’t mean to say you shouldn’t entertain a commercial idea where you have no business experience … but the chances of being a successful entrepreneur are very slim unless you take time to gain insight and knowledge in the particular business area you are considering.  Wanting to be a chef and opening a restaurant isn’t a good idea if you can’t even boil an egg!

If you feel sure that running your own business is the right thing for you, there are certain personal qualities which will significantly enhance the potential for a successful outcome.  You don’t need them all in abundance, as running a business will develop you personally by its very nature, but it would be desirable to have the following to some degree:

  • Realism – this is the most crucial quality.  This is not about curbing ambition or enthusiasm but ensuring you understand your abilities to run a business and, indeed, the potential for that business.  Being unrealistic in your expectations can nose dive your proposition before it gets off the ground and the consequences of not keeping your feet firmly planted can be fatal for your business.
  • Drive and determination – anybody who says starting a business is easy has probably never done it! You have to be prepared to push through any number of barriers, setbacks and disappointments … giving up at the first sign of a problem isn’t going to cut it.
  • Confidence and belief – having belief in yourself will transfer to suppliers, customers and stakeholders (funders for example) alike. If you exude confidence you have a far better chance of winning that order, getting that loan, opening supplier credit etc.  As the old saying goes “if you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect others to?”  Never was it truer than when starting and running a business.
  • Passionate – you need to be a real evangelist for your business – your belief will pull others to you.
  • Resourcefulness – as previously stated, there is nothing easy about starting and running a business.  You will constantly have to adapt your thinking and get creative on a daily basis to overcome obstacles.
  • Energy and enthusiasm – unlike working for somebody else, running a business can often require long hours and a dedication to the cause.  You have to be prepared to put in the hours and drive your business forward.
  • Awareness and vision – a successful entrepreneur will often hold common traits and one of them is the ability of the owner/founder to understand their market environment.  They have a clear vision of what they want the business to be and become in the future.  This doesn’t necessarily mean you want to take over the world (or maybe you do) but does mean you have goals and a level of clarity around how you will achieve them.
  • Communication – This is about talking AND listening.  From telling people about your business to dealing with employees, amongst many other things, the ability to communicate effectively is vital for your business.  The thing here is people; and you need to get your message across clearly and understand the information coming the other way.  Added to this is also the ability to take on board advice, criticism and feedback; process it effectively and use it to your advantage.
  • Organisation and self discipline – this is an easy one to describe but often the hardest to practice.  Being an entrepreneur means you are often spinning numerous plates and to ensure you don’t drop and break any is a real art.  You will deal with customers, suppliers, banks, accountants and many more (possibly employees as well) who will all want a piece of you to varying degrees.  In and amongst this you also have the small matter of supplying your product or providing your service as well as numerous other tasks (not all of them particularly enjoyable) around administration of the business.  The list could go on but sure the point is obvious.
  • Humour and optimism – the ability to laugh and keep smiling through the trials and tribulations of running a business is a real asset.  Not only from a personal well-being point of view but it also works well (where appropriate of course) with anybody you deal with and helps build good relationships.  Often underestimated in the realms of the business world and, sadly, often lacking.
  • Personal support – not really a “quality” as such but something you certainly need to assess and take into consideration when thinking about a business start-up.  There are lots of people who can support you in a business sense – advisers, bank managers, accountants etc – but the support of family and friends is absolutely priceless.  Particularly if they are willing to tell you honestly what you need to hear, rather than what they think you want to hear.

So, if you’re still up for starting a business there are a few more things to look at pre-planning and then the real work of bringing your business dream to a reality can begin.

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Sounding things out
 

Small business support
When starting a business it is unwise to be totally self reliant.  Sure, the idea, the execution and the rewards will be down to you but there is a vast amount of support available to make the easy decisions easier and the hard ones manageable to mitigate risk.

Utilise resources as much as possible to maximise your own knowledge and skills in making your business a success.  There will be times when expert and specialist advice is needed and being able to access support from trusted sources will be invaluable.  Some resources are free and some will require payment but the value lies in the quality of their help.

National support
Some key resources which are openly available:

  • Companies House – provides guidance and forms for businesses setting up a limited company or limited liability partnership.  It contains guidance on your obligations for submitting accounts and provides links to the documents you may need.  See: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house
  • The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) – essential for information on all aspects of tax for individuals, partnerships and companies.  From self-assessment to VAT and Corporation Tax to PAYE. You can also utilise HMRC’s online services through the website to file tax returns and pay your tax liabilities.  See: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs
  • Enterprise Agencies – located around the country and a rich source of support and information.  For a national picture see: www.nationalenterprisenetwork.org
  • Chambers of Commerce – again, like Enterprise Agencies, Chambers are nationwide and they have many resources to help business start-ups including finance, networking, business events and help with more specific areas such as import/export.  See: www.britishchambers.org.uk but also see the links in our footer below where we link to Yorkshire Chambers
  • Local Councils – business / economic development units operate within all councils and they also provide a wide range of information from research to local legislation which may affect your business.
  • ACAS – provides information and advice to businesses on a wide range of employment issues with the aim of improving employment relations.  The ACAS website contains a wide range of tools and information as well as details of the nationwide ACAS training courses.  See: www.acas.org.uk
  • Princes Trust – If you’re aged 18-30, the Prince’s Trust might be able to help you (if you are eligible there is potential for a grant or loan).  See: www.princes-trust.org.uk
  • Enterprise Funds – provides access to potential finance where banks may not be able to help. There are numerous funds which operate in areas across the country and they often provide start up support as part of the funding package.  See: www.gov.uk/business-enterprise-fund
  • Banks – many have dedicated business managers for supporting new business owners and although their main area of interest is the finance, (and getting you to open a business account!).  Their individual websites often have sections dedicated to start-up business and a wealth of tools and resources that can be utilised.  See: RBS | Barclays | Lloyds Bank | Natwest | Santander | HSBC | TSB

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Initial market research analysis
 

Having a skill or being knowledgeable or experienced in an area that you feel can be turned into a business is no guarantee of success.  No matter which way you look at it, there has to be demand; it’s straight forward – without a customer you simply have no one to sell your goods or services to and that means NO business.

The first stage in assessing your business proposition is analysis and research, research and a bit more research. You need to establish demand and understand the market you are operating in.

There is a mass of free information out there about virtually every business sector and this can be very generalist (i.e. trends, market size and value) or quite focused (with regard to specific areas of business).  Knowing where to look is always useful and, apart from the plethora of online resources, it is extremely beneficial to utilise the business section of your local library, business support organisations (Chambers of Commerce for example) and individual trade bodies for additional sources of information on your specific area of interest.

Whether you are looking to exploit a niche market or offer something that exists but with a different twist, you still need to carry out a level of market research to establish a number of things with regard to your business proposition:

  • Who are your customers?
    Depending on what you are offering, this could be quite a broad profile with a mass market or something more specialised which could be aimed at a more specific target.  Either way, you need to identify what your customer looks like and the more you understand them the more successful you will become.
  • What do they think?
    You need to know what customers think about your offer.  You should gather opinions through speaking to potential customers about what you are bringing to the market.
  • What will they pay?
    You must understand the value people put on your products or services.  Clearly you can charge a premium if you have something a little more unique but if the answer to the question “would you buy at this price?” is “no”, you probably need to reconsider.
  • Who am I dealing with?
    Will you trade business to business (B2B) or business to consumer (B2C)?  The research you do and the questions you ask will take a different approach.  The key thing is that you evaluate the answers fully, make an honest assessment and learn from what the information tells you.
    *A small footnote here in respect to the research on customers.  By all means ask family and friends BUT REMEMBER, there is a strong likelihood they will tell you what they think you want to hear rather than a completely frank assessment and it is highly unlikely they represent your target audience.
  • Who are my competitors?
    Never underestimate the power of having in-depth knowledge about the competitors in your market.  Never make the mistake of thinking you don’t have any – there will always be someone.  If nothing else, researching them can give you a good line of sight on the price or going rate for similar products or services in your market sector.  A crowded and highly competitive market could make your venture extremely risky and you may need to rethink to have a chance of being viable.
  • Are there any barriers to market entry?
    A consideration often overlooked.  It is crucial you identify anything which can stop or restrict you selling your goods or offering your services.  This includes anything covered by legislation or regulatory (such as CE marking on certain types of goods, or licences/certificates to undertake certain types of activity such as food hygiene licensing for businesses like restaurants, cafes etc).  Additionally, your customers may need you to be affiliated to (or a member of) a particular trade body so you can do business with them.

After asking yourself these questions and pulling together the information you have researched, you will be much better placed to move forward with your business plan.  You will have a pretty good idea that the market exists for your idea to have commercial viability.

You may have to make adjustments and alterations to your approach and thinking but that is what research is supposed to do.  It might be the case that the research has exposed serious short comings in what you are planning to do.  But it’s better to find that out at this stage, when all you have spent is time, than later when the investment is much greater (both time and money).

In addition, it often happens that budding business owner’s work through several ideas before finding the right one to run with.  What has been outlined prior to this point gives you a solid template for assessing each one as they come along – so, don’t give up!

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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
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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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