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People of the North: Tom Bell, Head of Social Strategy at...

North of England’s gas distributor Northern Gas Networks (NGN) delivers gas to 2.7 million homes and businesses in the North East, Northern Cumbria and...
People of the North: Charlotte Dean, Founder & Director of P3 People Management

People of the North: Charlotte Dean, Founder & Director of P3...

Charlotte Dean started P3 in October 2004 from a desire to offer high quality, yet simple and effective, outsourced HR support to SMEs across...
People of the North: Sebastian Moss, Director at George Moss & Sons

People of the North: Sebastian Moss, Director of George Moss &...

George Moss & Sons Ltd (GMS) was established by Sebastian's Great Great Grandfather, George Moss, in 1920 and has taken various different paths in...
People of the North: Yasmin Ahkter, Head of Talent at Accenture

People of the North: Yasmin Ahkter, Head of Talent at Accenture

Accenture is a global company with over 450,000 employees in more than 120 countries.  Accenture Digital specialise in helping organisations embrace innovations and reinvent...
Rob Gray & David Barraclough

People of the North: Rob Gray, Co-Founder & Strategy Director at...

Manchester based Squad is a brand-building firm that specialises in position.Since 2008, Squad has worked with: Brother, Environment Agency, Eurocamp, Halewood International, Hansgrohe, Information...
David Baskett,Technical Strategy Manager at Manchester's SolutionsPT

People of the North: David Baskett,Technical Strategy Manager at Manchester’s SolutionsPT

SolutionsPT provides industrial IT solutions for manufacturing companies and across the infrastructure landscape. Based in Greater Manchester, the company has more than 80 employees...
Guy Redwood, founder & managing director of SimpleUsability

People of the North: Guy Redwood, founder & Managing Director of...

Named in the top 100 companies in the Northern Tech Awards in 2017, Leeds-based behavioural research company SimpleUsability works with a number of high-profile...
People of the North - Dan Williams, founder and managing director at 100% Group

People of the North – Dan Williams, founder and managing director...

Operating a stone’s throw away from Manchester’s iconic football stadium in Trafford Park, 100% Group currently installs branded retail displays on an international scale...
People of the North: Jenny Davies – CEO at M247

People of the North: Jenny Davies – CEO at M247

Jenny Davies is the CEO of M247, a global provider of cloud services and superfast internet connectivity.The group rebranded as M247 in 2018 and...
Nathaniel Birkett, Founder & MD of The Swim Specialist

People of the North: Nathaniel Birkett, Founder & MD of The...

Leeds-based, The Swim Specialist was founded in June 2016 by sports coach, Nathaniel Birkett. Prior to setting up his business, Nathaniel worked as a swim...
Simon Spinks, Managing Director of Harrison Spinks

People of The North: Simon Spinks, Managing Director of Harrison Spinks

Harrison Spinks is one of Great Britain’s most established and innovative bed makers. The fifth-generation bed-maker has been manufacturing luxury mattresses under the Harrison, Somnus,...
Dez Derry, CEO of mmadigital

People of the North: Dez Derry, CEO & founder at mmadigital

Dez Derry is the founder and CEO of mmadigital, digital marketing specialist in the legal sector. The company was founded in 2011 as a...

People of the North: Christopher Wilcock, Co-founder & Creative Director at...

Outpost is a multi-award winning advertising agency based in Congleton, Cheshire. They've been going for nearly 15 years and over that time have worked...
People of the North: Nathan Alexander, Founder & CEO at Boda Skins

People of the North: Nathan Alexander, Founder & CEO of Boda...

Boda Skins is a global fashion brand, founded in Manchester and exporting to clients in global markets including America, Europe and Australia. The business is...
Jack Mason, CEO of Dreamr

People of the North: Jack Mason, CEO of Dreamr

Dreamr is based in the heart of innovation in Manchester city centre at No.1 Spinningfields. The team at Dreamr believe technology has the power...
People of the North: Anna Sutton, Managing Director & Co-Founder of The Data Shed

People of the North: Anna Sutton, Managing Director & Co-Founder of...

The Data Shed is a specialist data company based in Leeds. Founded with the aim of demystifying data and putting it in reach of...
Emma Natrass-Daniels location scouting in Paris

People of the North: Emma Nattrass-Daniels, Co-Founder & Creative Director at...

Crème Creative is a Manchester based creative content and branding agency, specialising in fashion and footwear, founded in January 2016 by Emma and Katie...
People of the North: Grace Rothery, Head of UK Retail at Gazprom Energy

People of the North: Grace Rothery, Head of UK Retail at...

Gazprom Energy is a specialist business gas and electricity supplier - the retail arm of London-based Gazprom Marketing & Trading Ltd. The company started...

People of the North: Sarah Senior, Director of White Rabbit Creative

Launched in 2016 by husband and wife team Sarah and Michael Senior, White Rabbit Creative has carved a reputation for delivering truly intelligent branding...
Paul Billington, Commercial Director, The Landing at MediaCityUK

People of the North: Paul Billington, Commercial Director, The Landing at...

The Landing is MediaCityUK’s dedicated technology incubator hub for high-growth technology & digital start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs, located at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse. It...
Julia Mitchell, Managing Director of Toast PR

People of the North: Julia Mitchell, Managing Director at Manchester’s Toast...

Established initially in Nottingham’s Lace Market in 2004, Toast PR is a consumer and B2B PR agency with the strapline, “we make people products...
PIP to Grow Strong

People of the North: Natasha McCreesh, Founder of PIP to Grow...

Natasha McCreesh led a varied 20 year career in buying, product development and brand marketing before taking the step to launch her coaching, mentoring...
John Broderick, Managing Director of Manchester based Broderick’s luxury coffee and refreshments company

People of the North: John Broderick, MD of Broderick’s

Established in 1969 & originally known as Manchester Vending, Broderick’s is a family-owned, national luxury coffee and refreshments company headquartered in Manchester. Broderick’s serves up...
Steven Bartlett, CEO & co-founder of Social Chain

People of the North: Steven Bartlett, CEO & co-founder of Social...

Social Chain is a global social media marketing agency, with offices in Manchester, London, New York and Berlin. CEO and co-founder Steven Bartlett leads a...
Charlotte McMurray, MD and Owner of Cameo Digital

People of the North: Charlotte McMurray, MD & Owner of Cameo...

Charlotte McMurray is an award-winning digital marketer who previously held the role of Digital Performance Director at Silverbean, a leading digital agency based in...
Tony Hughes is the CEO of Huthwaite International

People of the North: Tony Hughes, CEO of Huthwaite International

Huthwaite International was established in 1974 and is a leading global provider of sales, negotiation and communication skills development. It supports companies around the...
Ellie MacDonald Managing Director MacComms

People of the North: Ellie MacDonald, MD of MacComms PR

Ellie MacDonald is the managing director of MacComms, an incredibly successful PR agency which she founded with the aim of supporting business through positive...
Andy Baker, CEO of Plusnet

People of the North: Andy Baker, CEO of  Yorkshire-based Plusnet

Good, old-fashioned customer service and pioneering spirit: Plusnet’s Andy Baker gives Business Up North an insight into running a big business with a family...
Emma and Andrew from Modo Creative

People of the North: Emma and Andrew Tucker of Modo Creative

Emma and Andrew Tucker of Yorkshire-based small business Modo Creative are just one of the 5,000 small creative businesses which are thriving through online...
James Gupta of Synap

People of The North: James Gupta, the brains behind Synap

Gareth Lisle, founder of Business Up North, recently had the chance to interview James Gupta, one of The North's most innovative and successful young...