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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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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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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October 8, 2018 admin Pullman

Alexander Kemmis Betty, The South West (Bristol & Bath): An entrepreneurial risk?

Intelligence Forums South West is growing slowly but surely thanks to the support of some fantastic local companies

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September 5, 2018 admin Pullman

Colin Saville, Resisters are doing it for themselves

The music industry, like many business sectors, remains dominated by large corporates. As a result popular styles of music, and the messages contained in lyrics, are largely controlled by the broadcasting and media conglomerates who decide which styles and artists will benefit from mass exposure to the public. However, for the first time since possibly […]

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September 5, 2018 admin Pullman

Thalis Vlachos, Do employees lose their bonuses when sacked?

The recent claim against the AA by its former executive chairman for £225m looks certain to raise interesting issues relating to sacked employees’ bonus and long-term incentive share entitlements. In this blog, I look at the law relating to employee bonuses and long-term share incentive schemes. AA executive chairman Bob Mackenzie was dismissed for gross […]

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August 25, 2018 admin Pullman

Doug Bedford, Protempore Management, A Tweak in Direction – Am I Really Starting Over Again?

Well yes, it really does feel that way currently. Finding clients in my new guise is proving challenging. Protempore Management Ltd was established in 2001 providing professional contracting and interim FD services to sme businesses, specialising in short and long term assignments working on more of a full time basis. So what am I now […]

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