Community Introductions & Networking [no links please]

Discussion in 'Yorkshire & Humberside' started by Henry Osadzinski, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Henry Osadzinski

    Henry Osadzinski UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Welcome to the Yorkshire & Humberside community introductions thread. This is a new space for people in the local area to come in, say hello and let everyone know what their hopes and goals are from their time on UK Business Forums.

    Feel free to introduce yourself here and make others feel welcome :) If you know someone in your area who may benefit from joining in, be sure to let them know about us as well.

    While you're welcome to let people know what you're working on and a bit of background, please avoid anything that could come across as a sales pitch and, even if you're an established member, please don't link to your business here. The idea is to give people a chance to get to know each other and what's going on in their region.

    Thanks!
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 By: Henry Osadzinski Member since: Aug 30, 2011
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  2. KING Professional Photography

    KING Professional Photography UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Hi I'm Richard,

    I posted in the East Midlands thread too as I'm pretty much on the edge of the two areas. I work with a lot of customers in the Yorkshire/Humber area

    Besides being the local jazz/music nut, I am a serious professional photographer. I shoot everything from weddings to products (no nude and rude)

    We are a husband and wife team offering photography and wedding /event planning. We moved into Lincolnshire a couple of years ago to enjoy a slightly calmer pace of life in the countryside

    I have a odd background - 20 years in Retail optics, starting as a spectacle maker, ending up managing and running whole groups. In between I have worked as a freelance web developer, with a particular interest in e-commerce and marketing
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 By: KING Professional Photography Member since: Jun 30, 2009
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  3. jacksgentlemen

    jacksgentlemen UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi guys

    I'm Steve and I offer a business plan and financial forecasting writing service to assist businesses with finance applications. I also sense check existing plans and recommend changes.

    Coming from a business banking background means I know what the banks are looking for and am able to provide you with comprehensive documents optimising your chance of success.

    Other than that I love any form of sport and spending time with my young family.

    Any queries PM me.
     
    Posted: Aug 16, 2012 By: jacksgentlemen Member since: May 16, 2012
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  4. CarolineGebbie

    CarolineGebbie UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I just wanted to introduce myself and my new business venture as a freelance journalist. I can write website copy, articles, staff and training manuals or any other writing you may need. I am a qualified accountant so hope to be able to help out on the forums. I am looking for help in starting my business and may need to bounce ideas off someone more experienced.
    Caroline
     
    Posted: Aug 21, 2012 By: CarolineGebbie Member since: Aug 14, 2012
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  5. Calino

    Calino UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello, just recently discovered this website. I am running a web design, SEO and marketing agency in Leeds. The business only started in April; so I am still learning as I go along. I have found lots of useful events in the Leeds area, such as networking and seminars aimed at start-ups. I am hoping to gain some more advice from this forum and chip in to help others where possible too!
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2012 By: Calino Member since: Aug 20, 2012
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  6. WillheRecover4u

    WillheRecover4u UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello to everybody on this forum my name is Dave I run a data recovery business in South Yorkshire. Due to customer demand I am looking for somebody to repair notebook motherboards faults and screens replacements mostly Toshiba and Dell preferably in the Yorkshire area.
    Anybody got any local contacts
     
    Posted: Sep 30, 2012 By: WillheRecover4u Member since: Sep 30, 2012
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  7. DarrenMcCabe

    DarrenMcCabe UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hey will, we are based in Wakefield and we may be able to offer the services you require, however without wanting to talk myself out of a job, laptop repairs of screen are usually not worth the investment due to the time it would take to complete the task and purchase the parts.

    If you have any that are in need of repair at the moment, give me a call on 0845 621 6660 and let me know the make/model and the nature of the repair, I can give you a price and can go from there.
     
    Posted: Oct 5, 2012 By: DarrenMcCabe Member since: Sep 25, 2012
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  8. Steve_g

    Steve_g UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Cant really help as im in N'hampton but don't see why LCD isn't possible? its only a 10 min job to swap a display and depending on the model LCD's can be purchased for as little as £30.

    Toshiba boards you may however struggle with as they tend to suffer from BGA issues and not many places have the ability to re-flow.

    Steve

     
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    Posted: Oct 5, 2012 By: Steve_g Member since: Jun 19, 2012
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  9. crackerbox

    crackerbox UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    New on here and just want to introduce ourselves. We are an ironing company called Creased Lightning and we cover Sheffield and some parts of Rotherham. Looking forward to being a part of the forum and getting to know other businesses in our area :)
     
    Posted: Oct 18, 2012 By: crackerbox Member since: Oct 18, 2012
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  10. BrocasVennerWheeler

    BrocasVennerWheeler UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi All,

    I'm Robert Taylor, Proprietor of an online Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Company, on here for a good ol' business chin wag and to hopefully learn something on the way.

    I'm based in Sheffield and travel around the North, checking out Auctions, Antiques Fairs ect. It's a tough old life!!

    If you have any Antiques etc and don't know what it is, do get in touch and I'll see if I can help you put some names and history to it.

    Hope we find everyone well and thanks for checking out my post!
     
    Posted: Dec 4, 2012 By: BrocasVennerWheeler Member since: Dec 4, 2012
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  11. cakeboy

    cakeboy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Love the name !

    I bet you have a ball when you are planning all your marketing....
     
    Posted: Dec 9, 2012 By: cakeboy Member since: Jul 21, 2009
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  12. BusinessTeam

    BusinessTeam UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi and welcome, we are not in your area but always good to see new businesses joining the forum.

    Richard
     
    Posted: Dec 9, 2012 By: BusinessTeam Member since: May 19, 2012
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  13. Yorkshire&Online

    Yorkshire&Online UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi Crackerbox, do you use an automatic, systematic or hydromatic machine?! :D

    Look forward to helping you if I can.
     
    Posted: Dec 10, 2012 By: Yorkshire&Online Member since: Nov 27, 2012
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  14. missynatalie

    missynatalie UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hey guys! Looking for personal recommendations for stationary designers, specifically business cards at the moment. Hopefully they will be in and around Leeds.

    Natalie
     
    Posted: Dec 11, 2012 By: missynatalie Member since: Nov 28, 2012
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  15. projectfriday

    projectfriday UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello!

    I founded Project Friday in 2009, originally as a Freelance Web & Graphic Designer. In 2011 I brought in several team members due to the heavy workload. We are a small yet perfectly formed team, committed to delivering Web Design, Print Design, Copywriting and Email Marketing services. I love my work, however always welcome the chance to step away from my desk, going out to network and visit potential clients at their office. We've received 5 star reviews on our work, and we've received lovely comments from those looking at our portfolio - It makes my job well worth the long hours!

    Dawn - Project Friday
     
    Posted: Dec 12, 2012 By: projectfriday Member since: Oct 16, 2011
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  16. Yorkshire&Online

    Yorkshire&Online UKBF Regular Free Member

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    For anoyone else reading this thread who is also Yorkshire based, I know a very good marketing and website company who do also get involved with logos and stationary design etc.

    They are called Design That Fits and are based in Huddersfield.
     
    Posted: Dec 17, 2012 By: Yorkshire&Online Member since: Nov 27, 2012
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  17. Yorkshire&Online

    Yorkshire&Online UKBF Regular Free Member

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    My name is Andrew from Brown Royd Accountants & Tax Advisers based in Huddersfield.

    My firm is a small independent accountancy firm that offers a more personal and cost effective approach to accounts, tax and bookkeeping for small businesses and private individuals to ensure tax payers receive ongoing advice throughout the year (not just at the year end) to help minimise their tax and costs without paying high accountancy fees.

    I hope to offer suitable help and assistance on the forum wherever possible and as time allows!
     
    Posted: Dec 20, 2012 By: Yorkshire&Online Member since: Nov 27, 2012
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  18. Wiggins Aerodyne

    Wiggins Aerodyne UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have to agree with Steve. The motherboards are generally not worth repairing as you can usually purchase new boards on eBay for a reasonable price. The best priced boards tend to be located in the USA or China, so be prepared to wait a couple of weeks if you take this route. Screens are quite easy to replace, I generally charge for the cost of the screen plus £10 labour.

    Some of the Toshibas with the extra wide 15.6" LCD screens are getting expensive to source replacements as they are no longer manufactured. There are various adaptor kits available allowing the newer LED type screens to be used instead, (but when I tried one it blew the laptop motherboard so I would be inclined to steer clear of those).

    I work closely with a couple of computer recycling companies, and we always have plenty of laptop screens in stock, especially for the older Acers, Dells, Toshibas and Asus laptops.

    I have also purchased several new laptop screens from a company based down in Weston Super Mare who regularly advertise on eBay. They always provide good products and service.

    So in summary, screen replacement is now a very viable repair option on the majority of laptop computers, and once you know what you are doing and have the right tools, the actual job should only take about 15 minutes including cleaning off the grubby fingerprints from the screen after installation.
     
    Posted: Dec 21, 2012 By: Wiggins Aerodyne Member since: Dec 21, 2012
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  19. 468bookkeeping

    468bookkeeping UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi,
    I would like to introduce my company 468bookkeeping to the Networking community.
    We look forward to networking with you in the future.


    Merry Christmas
    Darren
    468bookkeeping
     
    Posted: Dec 26, 2012 By: 468bookkeeping Member since: Dec 26, 2012
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  20. BusinessTeam

    BusinessTeam UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi Darren,

    Welcome and Merry Christmas to you also.

    Do you have a website you could PM me?

    Thanks

    Richard
     
    Posted: Dec 26, 2012 By: BusinessTeam Member since: May 19, 2012
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