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16/10/2018

Data Installation & Supplies (Northern) Ltd receive Business of the Month Award

Andrew Pedley

Cleckheaton based cabling infrastructure and technology company are the latest winners of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. Managing Director Mick Foster began the company in 1983 from his home. Over 35 years later, with the help of his two sons the company is thriving. DIS takes pride in consistently... Read More


04/10/2018

Eaton Smith Family Business Forum

Eleanor Cummings

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Eaton Smith Family Business Forum.

Our first event will be Tuesday 20th November at 5.30pm at our offices. Refreshments will be available from 5pm and the forum will begin shortly after.

The Family Business Dynamics

At this first... Read More


28/09/2018

GDPR actually reduces administrative burden (in a really limited way!)

Chris Taylor

If you ever carry out prize promotions, you will know that the CAP Code (that is the Committee of Advertising Practice’s UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotions and Direct Marketing) needs to be considered for non-broadcast promotions so that your promotion remains legal and above board.

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25/09/2018

What happens when a parent wants to move away and take the children with them?

Richard Buckley

These days more and more people are spending time abroad, whether they are overseas on business, trying to build a new life in a different country or just taking a long trip.

There are plenty of reasons a parent might want to take their child abroad for an extended period, or even indefinitely. However, if... Read More


14/09/2018

Croft Myl win Business of the Month

Alison Palmer

Croft Myl is the latest winner of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. Based in Halifax, Croft Myl offers flexible office space packages to suit all kinds of businesses. Husband and wife team, Brian and Vicky Nolan bought the Myl in 2015 after spotting a gap in the market when searching for premises for... Read More


12/09/2018

A no-deal Brexit - advice for businesses

Lewis Holroyd

The government has recently released guidance for businesses in the event that the UK and the EU do not agree a Brexit deal.

The UK has set a target to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, but despite negotiations continuing between the UK and EU, the government has issued guidance to assist businesses to prepare... Read More


11/09/2018

When the end of summer spells the end of marriage

Richard Buckley

September is traditionally a time of new beginnings, with children off to school or university and parents back to work, but for many couples, the end of summer can spell the end of marriage.

Lawyers often talk about ‘divorce day’ in January and report a similar surge when summer holidays are over, and... Read More


30/08/2018

Recognising the gender agenda for trans staff 

Hannah Strawbridge

Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process.  Elsewhere, the High Court has set an important precedent on the right to respect for non-gendered identity, marking a milestone in civil rights... Read More


30/08/2018

GDPR - how are businesses coping?

Chris Taylor

Now that GDPR has been in force for a number of months, we thought it was time to take a look at how it’s affecting businesses. Are companies struggling to keep up? What impact have the regulations had on digital services? Are we likely to see organisations punished with large fines in the future? Here, we take a... Read More


30/08/2018

Employee Engagement & Employment Law Breakfast Seminar

Hannah Strawbridge

On Tuesday 16th October I will be presenting my first Employment Law Update Seminar at Eaton Smith!

The event will begin at 8am at our offices with refreshments and breakfast sandwiches, with the presentations following shortly after. 

Presented by myself and Stuart Johnson of ActionCOACH, this... Read More


10/08/2018

Circuit Electrical Testing receive Business of the Month Award

Chris Taylor

An electrical and fire safety testing company based in Halifax are the latest winners of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award.

Circuit Electrical Testing specialise in the management of maintenance programmes for portable appliances and fixed electrical installations. Back in 2007, brothers Brian and... Read More


01/08/2018

Company Voluntary Agreements – how businesses are using them to fight landlord agreements

Jane Gregory

In recent months, there has been a growing interest in the way businesses are using a particular type of insolvency prevention procedure – known as a Company Voluntary Agreement – to reduce the amount they’re paying to landlords. Here, we explore the issue and look at the way retailers in particular are... Read More