May 28, 2019 admin Pullman

Isobel Sibley comments on the Food and Drinks Industry

On the 20th March 2019, Fazenda Leeds hosted the Intelligence Forum group for our monthly networking event. In March we welcomed three speakers; Simon Town; Director of Roots of Yggdrasil CIC, Shareen Zaman; Director of Response Business Finance and Isobel Sibley; Relationships & Events Manager from Fazenda. Isobel has worked in the hospitality industry for 8 years and […]

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April 25, 2019 admin Pullman

Veronica Mas, Apps and AI

More and more often I am thrilled with amazement at novel technological advancements related to artificial intelligence (AI). The latest I have heard of is a “Cervical Cancer App”, an AI algorithm which will enable the diagnosis of the disease from images. The app is currently under development and aims to identify precancerous or cancerous […]

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April 18, 2019 admin Pullman

Keith Madeley, Joins Yorkshire Asian Business Association

  YABA is delighted to welcome Canon Keith D Madeley MBE HonF, as Head of Corporate Relations. ‘Keith aka ‘Mr Yorkshire’ has one of the most effective networks in Yorkshire and a high profile in the County of Yorkshire’, said Sharon Jandu, MD Yorkshire Asian Business Association. ‘As head of Corporate Relations YABA will receive […]

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April 18, 2019 admin Pullman

Roots of Yggdrasil CIC

  Simon Town is a Director of Roots of Yggdrasil CIC, after 6 months of hard work his company was finally registered in February 2019. Born in South Yorkshire with his roots in Penistone, Simon had a life-changing experience in January 2008. On that fateful day, aspiring rugby player Simon survived being crushed by a […]

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March 15, 2019 admin Uncategorised

Carmela Corbett, A Young Filmmaker Continues

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill. When we step into the cinema and are so swiftly transported to another glorious world, time or place it is a magical experience. We enjoy the finished project with no inkling of how painstaking the production process […]

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March 1, 2019 admin Uncategorised

Keith Madeley, Supporting Yorkshire

Keith has one of the most effective networks in Yorkshire and a high profile in the County of Yorkshire which he uses to promote and support a number of charities and businesses. The organisations he works with receive the benefit of his wealth of experience in the corporate, not-for profit, charity and financial services sectors, […]

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March 1, 2019 admin Uncategorised

Dr Veronica Mas, Becoming relatable through big data

It has been a long way since the times when people used to be employed to simply do data entry. At this point, from scanners and software which can recognised intricate handwriting, users who instinctively feed the system with their likes, dislikes, needs and wants, to satellites, sensors and other measuring devices, the world is […]

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January 31, 2019 admin Pullman

David Dewar, The Arrival of Fracking

A new word – fracking – has gradually entered into the English language. It is short for hydraulic fracturing, a drilling process by which gas can be produced from “tight” rock several thousand feet underground. The process requires water, together with sand and various chemicals, to be pumped underground to create enough pressure to release […]

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December 4, 2018 admin Uncategorised

Tony Elvin, Touchwood, Employee engagement should be a business critical priority

The Touchwood Centre operates within an extremely competitive business environment, and in order to drive commercial success, we must continually enhance our offer to visitors, shoppers and retailers. Our aim is to ensure we remain a destination of choice as a relevant contemporary shopping and leisure location that Solihull is proud of. At the centre […]

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October 22, 2018 admin Pullman

Sharokh Koussari, Boardroom disputes and shareholder fall-outs: How to weather the storm

I  recently read  the very interesting book Family Wars by Grant Gordon and Nigel Nicholson. The book, amongst other things, traces the roots of success and feuds  amongst some of the best known business families. Many of these conflicts had to be resolved by way of legal action. I noted similarities with many boardroom disputes that I […]

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