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Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Councils to sell airport stake.

Leeds Bradford Airport has been put up for sale following the decision by its two major shareholders, Leeds and Bradford Councils, to dispose of their stakes.

Together with partner councils Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, the cities are looking to make an outright sale of their shares to a private sector investor.

Tuesday, 21 November 2006

York-based entrepreneur has game plan.

Monday, 30 October 2006

When Liz Wilson’s new business featured as one of EN’s Great Business Ideas she expected to receive a sackful of correspondence.

Monday, 23 October 2006

Guide to Managing Drivers.

The Freight Transport Association has published its new Guide to Managing Drivers.

The 94 page volume contains sections on the hiring and retention of drivers, legal compliance with drivers' hours rules, managing drivers' time, maximising performance and various aspects of duty and care.

Monday, 23 October 2006

Guide to combating fraud.

What with fraudsters intent on nicking your identity lurking around every corner, at least you dont have to pay for the new pocket guide to Combating Corporate ID Theft & Fraud from credit reference agency Equifax.

Monday, 23 October 2006

Rules tightened for junior market.

Proposed moves by the London Stock Exchange to strengthen regulation for companies, and their advisors, listed on its junior market have been described as “simply an indication of Aim growing up” by one of the region’ best-known corporate finance lawyers.

Monday, 23 October 2006

Reckless over-ambition thwarts Government it projects.

Public sector information and communication technology projects are failing not because of timidity and flawed procurement but the overambition of “gung-ho” managers, according to new research from leftleaning think tank The Work Foundation.

Thursday, 19 October 2006

M62 road pricing proposals spark furore.

The organisation responsible for boosting the competitiveness of the three northern regions has raised the prospect of introducing toll roads on the M62 corridor.

Thursday, 19 October 2006

Shadow DTI Secretary bullish on tax cuts but not Regional Assemblies

The shadow secretary of state for trade and industry, Alan Duncan, has indicated his enthusiasm for cutting business taxes should the Tories return to power after the next general election.

Thursday, 21 September 2006

Rising prices on the way for construction projects

The construction industry can look forward to tender prices rising by more than two-and-a-half times the rate of inflation over the next five years according to estimates from chartered surveyors.

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SME Toolkit

Does the start of each working week leave you with feelings of anxiety, stress or sadness? Do you find it difficult to get out of bed every Monday morning? Do you lack any motivation for the week ahead?

Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding provides you with two ways to invest in the next big player in the market at a key stage of their development, plus make yourself a healthy return at the same time. By Sean Blanks, marketing director of

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  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.