YBC Member Profiles

Meet the Yorkshire Business Club Members

Midland Hotel BradfordGary Peacock, Midland Hotel BradfordGary Peacock

Midland Hotel
Bradford's Premier City Centre Hotel
Midland Hotel Bradford
01274 735735

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Gary is a Senior General Manager at this quality city centre hotel in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

The Midland Hotel is the ideal city centre location for visiting The National Media Museum, or catching one of the fantastic shows at the Bradford Alhambra Theatre or St Georges Hall.

We are next to Forster Square Train Station – a 15 minute journey to Leeds or World Heritage site Saltaire.

Isaacs Business FinanceRichard Brier, Isaacs Business Finance Ltd Richard Brier

Isaacs Business Finance Ltd
Commercial Finance Brokerage
01274 733 344
07450 067 458


With over 30 years experience in banking and finance Isaacs Business Finance Limited helps companies through the maze of business finance available today. 

From traditional banking, factoring and invoice finance through to all the different forms of crowd funding and alternative finance we can help you get the right business finance solution for your business


Sentient - HR and Safety ServicesMartin Bate, Sentient UK Martin Bate

Health & Safety, Food Hygiene, HR and Employment Law Consultancy
03456 446 006



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Sentient provides HR, Employment Law, Health & Safety and Food Safety and Hygiene support to businesses.

From documents, policies, risk assessments and audits to detailed support dealing with regulations, staff problems, serious incidents / allegations and delivering training, our top quality consultants possess a wealth of experience across all sectors, enabling individual needs of different organisations to be understood.

Through a combination of preventative measures, fast response and delivery of bespoke consultancy we help clients manage staff, achieve compliance, become safer and improve performance. 

JMH Architectural DesignMike Hardill, JMH DesignMike Hardill

JMH Design
Architectural & Interior Consultants
01924 518 592


We specialise in residential, commercial and leisure projects, from new build to change of use, loft conversions and extensions.

We are client focussed and will listen carefully to your brief, creating innovative designs and well-planned solutions to meet your requirements.

Our aim is to provide a first class service to all our clients, ensuring that we deliver a project you can proud of and one that is worthy of personal recommendation.

Packetts LogoWayne Cowley Wayne Cowley

Independent Insurance Broker
01274 206 500
07836 567 175


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Packetts are proud to be one of the UK’s largest truly independent Insurance Brokers, with a history dating back over 95 years.

We specialise in four main areas:  the Commercial sector, Not-for-Profit sector, Training organisations and Specialist Insolvency services.  Across these areas, we have built long-term relationships based on trust, understanding and service.

New Start Money David Gaunt

New Start Money
Independent Financial Advisors
0161 628 2223


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We are Independent Financial Advisers offering a professional service that is differentiated in today's cluttered market.

We firmly believe that our clients need to receive the right service, at the right time. These services include the following effective solutions:

  • A thorough and analytical way of dealing with all our clients
  • Access to a unique advisory process and tools
  • Market leading online servicing for all of our clients

Chadwick Lawrence Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Asma Iqbal

Chadwick Lawrence LLP
Corporate Recovery & Insolvency Partner
01924 379078

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Asma is a Partner at Chadwick Lawrence LLP and heads the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Department. 

Chadwick Lawrence delivers a comprehensive range of expert legal services to commercial and private clients. Our Integrated approach allows us to manage your business, personal and family affairs with seamless expertise and has done for over 160 years. 




Kingsland Business Recovery Logo Rehan Ahmed

Kingsland Business Recovery
Business Restructuring and Insolvency
08009 553 595
07891 347 817

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Kingsland Business Recovery is an independent firm of Licensed Insolvency Practitioners and Business Advisors with offices in Bradford, Nottingham and Birmingham.  We offer tailored, down to earth solutions, and easy to understand advice so that Directors fully understand the ramifications of entering an Insolvency Process.

We offer a free no obligations consultation to help companies understand the formal and informal options available to ensure the client is fully aware of what it entails and how it will impact on the business. 

Aire Valley Computer Solutions Gary PorterGary Porter

Aire Valley Computer Solutions
IT Solutions & Support
01274 792 290
07770 640 775

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Established in 2009, AVCS provides dedicated IT Consultancy and Support to SMEs, ranging from one-person start-ups to established medium sized operations. We specialise in providing a complete IT service, from servers and software to Cloud based systems and Office 365.

We strongly believe that your company data is its most important asset. We ensure that your data is secure, backups are robust and that it is easily accessible whether it is stored in the cloud or on-site.

To give you peace of mind, we have invested heavily in specialised remote monitoring and management software that allows us to monitor your systems and devices 24-7. 

We offer a complete IT package and are happy to have a no obligation chat over a coffee to understand how we can take the stress out of your IT.

Cross Connect - TelecomsGeoff Crossley, Cross ConnectGeoff Crossley

Cross Connect
Integrated Telecoms, Communications & Security Systems
07821 607729

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CrossConnect UK Limited are specialists in the design, installation, testing and maintenance of security, telecoms and data cabling solutions for organisations of all sizes. We offer a range of security solutions, CCTV, Access Control and Intruder Alarms, both analogue and IP systems which are web enabled systems allow you to view, monitor or control what is happening from remote locations.

We also offer a range of audio visual services to meet our clients’ needs, whether you require a multi-room audio or video system for your home, office or public house, or projection system and smart board for a school, conference facility or meeting room.

To complement our services we also have a fantastic range of fixed line, broadband and mobile packages to suit all businesses.



Kay Storey

Graphic Communications, Corporate Identity & Branding
07711 511848   info@kdesignwork.co.uk

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Our Objective is to deliver stimulating and innovative design solutions for our clients.

We are an exciting and creative brand and marketing agency based in Yorkshire celebrating 15 years in business. K Design unites a team of creative and strategic professionals who bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and energy to every project we undertake. Our creative experience encompasses brand identity, design and advertising, PR, communications strategy and planning, online marketing, print, signage and web design. Our clients, like us, come in all shapes and sizes and our customer base is constantly growing and evolving. Our commitment is to create the perfect blend of creativity, efficiency and innovation to help our clients meet their business goals. 

IT Spectrum LogoLee EvansLee Evans

IT@Spectrum Ltd
Document and Print Management
Hull    01482 586 732
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Established in 1983 and still growing through our strong reputation in the market place. We offer our clients products and solutions to create controlled documents, to manage those documents through their life, to distribute them creatively and to process their content.

As a Canon premier Partner we have over 30 years experience in the Copier / Multi-Functional Device market to organisations of all sizes. Support is both via our helpdesk and 'direct to site' is backed by our BSI ISO9001/9002 quality standard which we have held since 1994.

Our professional services team have extensive knowledge in document creation, management, distribution and data management, producing tailored solutions to reduce paper handling, reduce postage costs, enhance data management to enable organisations to improve efficiencies and promote growth through innovation.


 David Pollitt

Burrow & Crowe Ltd
Accountants and Business Advisers

0113 259 1666



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As one of the directors of Burrow & Crowe, I specialise in helping business owners keep more of the money they earn.

We have a strong team at our offices in Horsforth and at our sister company BC Sunderland Driver in Keighley.

Our mission is to help owners of small and medium sized family businesses get more from their business. Our main services are Statutory Accounts, personal and corporate tax, bookkeeping and payroll including auto-enrolment.

We also provide advisory services such “Boardview” where we attend your board meetings and provide impartial advice to help you set and achieve your goals and focus on what’s important to your business performance.

We are here to help.

Andy Davidson

Yorkshire Bank

0800 917 1917
07821 607729


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At Yorkshire Bank we have been supporting the communities we live and work in for over 150 years.

It’s banking as it should be. A smart, efficient service that’s delivered through our innovative Customer Banking Centres. You benefit from in-depth expertise and fast decision-making from your own local, dedicated Relationship Manager – a professional who takes the time to get to know you and can meet at a time and place that suits you.

  • Genuine, uncomplicated, one-to-one banking with your Relationship Manager
  • Competitive, flexible solutions designed around you
  • Fast decisions
  • Free use of our UK-wide conference and meeting facilities
  • Networking opportunities to build your business

Khemeia Technology Consultancy Ian Sharp

Khemeia Consulting
Technology Consultancy
0113 815 1106


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Khemeia works with it's clients to provide strategic planning of technology and product roadmaps along with preparation for fundraising and business developement services. 







Ben Fas

Abbey Printers of Bradford
Print and Design Solutions
01274 620 238
07802 606 439


Keeping promises for 23 years

Your printed material needs to reflect what you want to say, not just in words and images, but in the feel, the quality of the material and the finish.

Getting it right is our mission and we’ve been doing it a very long time.

However large or small your job it is going to be important to us, because it’s not only your reputation on the line, but ours.

We take it seriously from concept to delivery, taking time to discuss the job with you and we won’t quit until you’re 100% satisfied, every time, on time.

Amber Partnership - Executive CoachingRoland Richards Roland Richards

The Amber Partnership
Executive Coach

AP Career Solutions
Career Transitions Specialist

01274 530497
07958 473286


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Established for 16 years, we at the Amber Partnership, have quietly offered discreet, behind the scenes, highly specialised, consultancy and coaching services to enable our clients to achieve career, business and personal success.

We specialise in leadership & organisational development, gravitas, strategic & talent management, influencing, shadow side politics, emotional intelligence, personal impact, career enhancement, rapport skills, communication excellence ...and more.

We also specialise in career crisis turnaround enabling fast recovery from redundancy, survival from internal ‘reorganisations’ or accelerated advancement from existing employment.

We have an excellent track record of transforming the careers of our clients through enhancing their skills & awareness, increasing their strategic performance and showing them how to make a telling personal impact.