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Welcome … so you want to find out about Yorkshire Powerhouse?

The Yorkshire Powerhouse team are straight-talking, hugely experienced, business advocates.  If you would like to listen to our founder, Stewart Leahy, be interviewed by the team at Inside Yorkshire then please click here: Inside Yorkshire Podcast

We have pooled our resources to provide a site full of direct and very real business advice, we use the sponsorship of our advertisers to fund our activity.

We are simply frustrated by the statistics … according to the Office for National Statistics, in Yorkshire and Humber, we have around 198,000 active businesses in the region.  BUT every year around 23,000 new businesses launch and 24,000 fail – business failure can be for all sorts of reasons but it’s very rare that a business is launched with it’s ending being wished for!  (click here for the stats)

One of our stated ambitions is to reduce business failure levels through straight-talking, simple business advice … BECAUSE, if we can create more PROFITABLE businesses the region wins, the business owners win, their customers and suppliers win – it’s a wonderful, virtuous circle.

Our ambition and motivation is to turn Yorkshire into a hotbed of start-up businesses that are hugely successful and to ultimately create a family of like-minded people that are willing and able to guide the next generation of businesses based on their own successful experiences.

The constantly changing structure and picture of national, regional and local government support for start-up businesses can be tricky to navigate (and frustratingly, often lacking in real business experience and plain ‘Yorkshire’ honesty).  Many times, we’ve witnessed governmental business support being more of a ‘box-ticking exercise’ aimed at complying with the funding outcomes than to actually care about the new businesses and we think this is a shame!

On a positive note, we certainly seek to work in partnership with support organisations in the region but we also want to provide a ‘reliable constant’ through the frequently changing political and funding environment that unfortunately drives the majority of SME support from local, regional and national government.

We hope our website menu structure is clear and easy to navigate.  You won’t find a paywall or requirement to sign up … but if you would like to subscribe to our weekly newsletter then please feel free to join the thousands of other Yorkshire businesses who’ve also done so.

We’ll always welcome your feedback and suggestions – just drop us a line if you have anything to mention or if you think we’re missing something.

Throughout this site, you will find hints, advice, tips and free downloads – please make use of them all and let us know if you have any further suggestions or requests.

About Yorkshire Powerhouse

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Here at Yorkshire Powerhouse, we’re happy to help as much as possible – is there anything else we can do to help you, do you have any further questions or can we help introduce you to an expert – please let us know:

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Minuteman Press Huddersfield

Poppleton & Appleby Financial Solutions


Sarah J Small Content and Copywriter

Gerry Andrews - The Body-Mind Coach

Fine & Dandy Strategic Marketing

Clear Target Management and Business Solutions

Impress Promotions (Yorkshire)

Business For Breakfast - BforB

Cardno Management Services Ltd

Business Navigators (Europe) Ltd.


Simpson Wood Financial Services Limited

Utility Warehouse - Small Business Utilities

Tasker Accounting Services Limited

Sandringham Financial Partners

Robinsons Facilities Services

The Commercial Finance Network Yorkshire

trueFleet® Vehicle Leasing

Village Hotels Leeds North

Lynda Fussell Coaching Services

Charlotte Elizabeth Design

Optimum SME Finance Limited

The Skipton & Ripon Enterprise Group

Utility Warehouse - Utilities, Broadband & Telecoms

Jeff Matthews Coaching and Mentoring

Gerry Andrews - The Body-Mind Coach

Stratus IT Consultants Ltd

East Pennine Office Technology Ltd

Ultimate Learning Resources

Caasper - Comms Paid Monthly

Peninsula UK, HR and H&S Services

Tracy Simpson Financial Planning

Charlesworth Business Growth Services

Simply Customer - Customer Service / Experience Expert

Visual Eyes Video Marketing

Video Production Explained T/A Leagus

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Yorkshire Powerhouse Limited is a company registered in England & Wales No. 10237925.
Registered address: 40 Gordon St, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5LH