SUZANNE has dedicated herself to growing her Approach PR business over the past 16 years and supporting her seven employees.

She has weathered a variety of storms in that time, including the financial crisis which damaged a number of clients, a brush with the bailiffs and five office moves.

She leads her team at The Grove, Ilkley, with passion and compassion and involves every staff member in business planning and development.

Her company has won more than 20 business and industry awards.


NASSER runs a group of business centres providing serviced office space, meeting rooms, conference facilities and virtual offices which employs a total of 24 staff.

His centres support new start-ups and help companies expand.

He encourages self-belief in his staff and has supported a number of young people through apprenticeships.

He set up the annual Bradford business conference YEN Expo which has a database of 20,000 members.

His businesses include Malik House Ltd, YEN and Galaxy Ltd.


NICK is managing director of Bradford chemical company Christeyns.

He has orchestrated a non-hierarchial management structure with an “open door” approach and empowers staff to achieve.

He joined Christeyns in 2010 and is hailed a natural leader with a passion for the business and an inspiration to his colleagues and friends.

He believes and trusts in his staff, knows all of them by name and thinks nothing about making a round of tea.