• Helping businesses connect with customers through effective marketing copy and content creation

    Are you marketing in all the right places and through all the right channels? But still can’t build customer engagement and receive little return for your effort? It’s frustrating and discouraging when your marketing gets lost in the noise and your customers aren’t hearing you.

    I help business owners, start-ups and individuals communicate their passion through marketing copy and content that brings the customer to the forefront and connects them with your product or service.

    By making sure each communication touch point uses a focused message that resonates with your customers, I can transform your marketing communications to make it more effective, engage the right people and save you time, effort and money.

    Work with me whenever you need: web copy, marketing collateral, content marketing, press releases, presentation content, sales and email copy or professional proofreading.

  • A local Chartered Financial Planner who provides bespoke financial planning and wealth management advice to individuals, businesses and trustees.

    Having worked in financial services for over 17 years and attaining Fellowship, the highest qualification awarded by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), I provide holistic financial planning and wealth management advice to individuals, trusts and businesses.

    The industry has changed over the years, with the rise in digital services and a contraction in the number of qualified financial advisers available in the UK, at a time when the options available to a person retiring are now even more complex than they were previously. Regardless of your age, resource, or experience, everyone should have access to financial planning and wealth management advice.

    I provide this advice through a bespoke personal service tailored to meet the unique requirements of individual and corporate clients in all aspects of wealth management and financial planning, including:

    •Building and Preserving wealth
    •Managing Cash and Borrowings
    •Personal Protection against sickness, and/or death
    •Business Protection for key people and directors
    •Planning for retirement
    •Understanding your options at retirement
    •Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning
    •Aspects of business exit strategy

    Based in Huddersfield, but dealing with clients across the UK, my emphasis is on maintaining long term inter-generational relationships with clients and to provide a trusted source of advice both now and in the future as their needs evolve.

    I offer a no obligation consultation to gain an understanding of your needs for any financial advice. Whether you’re on the journey to building your wealth, are in the process of retiring and need advice on how best to manage your money, or you’re at a stage in life when cascading your wealth to loved one’s tax efficiently is important, I have the expertise as a Chartered Financial Planner to provide you with tailored advice to meet your objectives.

  • The Venue at Storthes Hall is the new venue for the HD8 Network Mid Month Meet Up

    Storthes Hall Park is a unique venue set in beautiful surroundings that can cater for any important event you may have coming up in your calendar.

    Also comprising of student accommodation, home to local football and other sporting clubs with many using Stafflex Arena, Storthes Hall now offers Apart-hotel accommodation from £25 per night.  With a beautiful and roomy bridal suite available.

    Building: Storthes Hall<br /> Location: Huddersfield, Huddersfield University<br /> AHR

    From conferences to weddings or team building to summer activities, our facilities are versatile enough to fit the bill.


    Storthes Hall Park, only ten minutes from the centre of Huddersfield and easily accessible from the M62 and M1, is the perfect rural escape combined with on site accommodation.


    Set in 44 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside it is ideal for business or pleasure.

    ‘The Venue’ is open to the public from 9am – late during the week

    and 11am – late during the weekends.

    We serve food from 12pm – 10pm every day.

    The Venue at Storthes Hall is the new venue for the HD8 Network Mid Month Meet Up

    We have both walking and cycling trails on site in addition to the marvellous trails to be found within minutes of the estate.

    We can also arrange many other on site activities including orienteering, cycling, and football.


    We have a wealth of experience hosting successful events and we are dedicated to taking the hassle and worry out of your hands.

    Our high quality in-house catering and affordable accommodation offers a plethora of opportunities to make your event run smoothly.

  • Effective Internet provides clients with effective SEO, Google Ads and Social Media management.

    By only working with one company per business sector, we ensure there are never any conflicts of interest. You can be confident you’ll have our full attention.

    90% of our clients appear on page one of Google for the search terms their customers are actually using.

    Our expert team provide easy to understand advice. We explain exactly what we’re doing in plain English. Most importantly, we measure success in the metrics that matter; more leads, more enquiries, more sales.

  • trojans karate gary wood hd8 network

    Gary Wood, from Trojan Karate, is a 7 Dan Karate instructor and has been training in martial arts and fitness for over 48 years.

    Earlier this year Gary Wood opened another location of Trojan Karate in Clayton West.  An Afterschool Karate Club in the Darby and Joan Club, starting at 3.45pm, for one hour on Wednesdays.

    This is a place that your 5-year olds and older can take their first lessons in Karate.

    The first session is free.  So, you have nothing to lose trying it out.

    As well as Karate, Gary also teaches Judo, Boxercise and is a Personal Fitness Trainer.

    During his years of being in the sport he has met and trained with many of martial arts greats and have been all over the world sparring and teaching.


    Gary wood is fully qualified N A K M A S governing body // D B S /// First aider and all relevant qualifications

    Any questions please phone Gary on 07818437517 or visit his listing – https://www.hd8network.co.uk/local-businesses/trojan-karate/


  • Denby Professionals

    Denby Professionals is shaking up the services of the recruitment industry.

    We offer permanent vacancy recruitment support or work as an in-house support for all your recruitment needs, whether it is one vacancy a year or one vacancy a week, we can help.

    Recruitment should not be costly and time draining element for a company, talk to us today to find out how we can help for your current roles or future planning.


    Denby Professionals will offer all HD8 members a 20% discount on all your recruitment needs throughout 2018! Plus a free consultation on recruitment plans and growth for all members.

  • Webbit

    We create true pay as you go websites for start-ups, small to medium sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Our plans start from as little as £29 per month (including VAT), with zero up-front cost and no minimum contract.

    Pay as you go websites from Just Webbit come with fast and reliable hosting, SSL security certification, domain emails and as much content as you wish. We also offer low-cost, yet powerful Add-Ons, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and website updating to suit your budget and needs.

    Starting out? No problem… we can register your web domain and create a professional, affordable logo if required.

    Our approach is friendly, focussed and effective. If you’re not sure what you need we’ll explain your options. We’ll also make sure you don’t spend unnecessarily, saving you money where possible to balance the cost benefit of your pay as you go website.

    A website must represent what your business does in the right manner. There are literally thousands of combinations, involving countless layouts, effects, enhancements, styles, colours and functions. It can be a lot to comprehend, but we’ll spend time understanding what your business does and how. Coupled with all your lovely content, your pay-as-you-go website will capture and convey your business

  • Inspiring and developing Intrapreneurs.

    The stereotypes of managers, leaders and entrepreneurs are all so last century!

    Intrapreneurship is the new 21st century leaderships model and is as applicable to micro-business start ups as it is huge public sector organisations – and all options inbetween.

    We run time and cost effective development programmes in Huddersfield that are nationally recognised by the Chartered Management Institute, potentially funded up to 50% and can lead to a masters level qualification if required.

  • Delicious Media

    We are a specialist WordPress design and development agency, we build websites and web applications.

    Our head office is in Kelham Island, Sheffield. We also have an office in Huddersfield. We work with customers across the UK and Europe.

  • Simply Customer

    Simply Customer help businesses grow by increasing leads, improving the conversion to sales and increasing customer referrals and retention by looking through the customers eyes, mapping their journeys and removing issues so customers find it easy to do business.