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  • Bean counters no more


    Research and anecdotal evidence here in the North East suggests accountancy is a career on the rise in more ways than one.

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  • Straight from the kitchen table


    Emma de Vere Hunt launched her toy business from her kitchen table. It has now enthused both her three children and one of Yorkshire’s most successful entrepreneurs.

  • A deal of delight

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    A new city deal signed between central government and authorities in Leeds could prove a real boost to the city, says Peter Baber.

  • Prepared for bake off


    Yorkshire dales pub owner Charles Cody thinks good kitchens should work like air traffic control towers. His success suggests he may have a point, writes Peter Baber.

  • Best of both worlds


    Dave Helm, director at IT firm Blue Logic Computers, puts the latest Lexus Hybrid Sport to the test and finds a surprisingly potent mix of power and style.

  • Global focus, Yorkshire roots

    Busines Lunch

    Andrew Aitken, head of UBS in Yorkshire, has perfectly respectable Yorkshire roots, even if he and his firm have enough global knowledge to help you invest.

  • Still sticking to bricks

    David Armitage

    David Armitage is still going strong in the brick industry, 51 years after he started. And, says Peter Baber, he is waving the flag for Yorkshire too.

  • A new life through cakes

    Viv Parry

    After taking more than a decade off to raise a family, Viv Parry found a new passion in turning around a failed Leeds bakery as Peter Baber discovers.

  • Working through the gloom


    The economy might be depressed, and lending might be way down from what it was. But BQ finds many Yorkshire dealmakers surprisingly sanguine about the future.

  • Cedar Court's new rulers

    Cedar Court

    The man who founded one of Yorkshire’s most successful hotel chains has stepped down after 26 years. BQ meets two directors who are now running the Cedar Court group.

  • Take to the hills


    Why stick to networking in a stuffy venue when you can be out and about enjoying the great Yorkshire countryside, says Richard Hamer.

  • Bright light in the big city

    Sue Bruce

    Edinburgh recently launched its ambitious five-year business strategy for the city. BQ spoke to council chief exec Sue Bruce to see what lies behind these bold measures.

  • Ruffling the old guard’s feathers

    savile row

    Changes are afoot in Savile Row, that most established corner of fashionable London, with the rise of a new wave of menswear mavericks.