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  • 19/03/2014

    A deal-maker by nature

    Calum Paterson is the long-serving managing partner of Scottish Equity Partners. He’s been there since the inception, building a team of loyal investment professionals that have backed the likes of Skyscanner, Craneware, Wolfson Microelectronics, Daysoft, Sumerian and Control Circle. He speaks to BQ Scotland editor Kenny Kemp

  • 01/04/2014

    Flight of fancy really took off

    Irrepressible entrepreneur Jonathan Turner turned a whimsical notion into an outrageously ambitious project. Andrew Mernin reports.

  • 01/04/2014

    Could Alex be sitting on a fortune?

    Having perched himself at the helm of his own thriving office furniture business, Alex Adamson is now ready for global domination. At the same time he’s leading the fight against bad backs and poor posture among Yorkshire executives, as Andrew Mernin reports

  • 23/06/2014

    Race cars and revelations

    From car maker and software developer, to catalyst for banking reform, Lawrence Tomlinson is a true renaissance man among Yorkshire’s entrepreneurs. Over lunch with Andrew Mernin he reflects on his landmark bank sector report, his growing empire and life at the wheel of his own race car business

  • 23/06/2014

    Fighting for a future

    Roger Marsh’s chase to encourage ‘extraordinary growth’ in Leeds City Region is heating up with pivotal decisions looming and plans taking shape. Andrew Mernin talks tactics with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) chair, and finds out why he’s so optimistic about the region’s future.

  • 09/10/2014

    Growing trust

    Tenacious business leader Linda Pollard’s journey from fashion entrepreneur to the helm of the healthcare sector may have culminated in her toughest challenge yet, she tells Andrew Mernin over lunch in Leeds.

  • 09/12/2014

    My vision for unique university

    After a starring role in the campus-led revolution that built the Rainbow Nation, Calie Pistorius left South Africa for Hull with a mission to drive positive change there. Five years on, Andrew Mernin discovers how he is bringing new energy to the Humberside economy and transforming the way business and academia work together across the UK

  • 10/12/2014

    Meeting demands

    The issue: What are the main challenges facing public bodies dealing with an ageing population and how can technology and telecommunications help to deliver innovative healthcare solutions?

  • 11/12/2014

    Crunch time led to tough decisions

    After a stormy few years involving losses, set-backs and a management overhaul, Seabrook Crisps is finally biting back and ready for growth in 2015, chairman Ken Brook-Chrispin tells Andrew Mernin over lunch

  • 12/12/2014

    Rising to new challenges

    With the £400m Trinity Leeds shopping centre he oversees now almost full, Gerald Jennings has much reason for optimism in 2015. He also has a new influential role to contend with in the New Year, supporting businesses through what could be a pivotal 12 months for the regional economy. Here he takes a break from orchestrating the festive sales rush to talk to Andrew Mernin