Short Stories, sunsets and snacks

LightStart presents… Last Wednesday we grabbed a group of inspirational people from all types of backgrounds plonked them into the largest armchair imaginable (see pictures to get an idea) at our Short Stories event. To entertain and inspire guests our speakers relayed their tales of success, woe, adaptation, failure and the fun they had along […]

Ask A Grown Up – an adulting app

This morning we dropped an old favourite into a new setting! The 16th instalment of the Leeds Digital Coffee Morning (aka LDCM) marked the very first event to christen LightStart’s new home, Platform, a swanky just-refurbished tower located next to Leeds rail station. Other than the brand spanking new venue, everything about the event was […]

A show and tell…LightStart style

Digital Show’n’Tell – 2nd Edition Last Thursday LightStart took its guests back to basics with a good old fashioned show ‘n’ tell – but improved, because digital! It was only our second instalment of the DSNT, but despite its youth it definitely hasn’t failed to attract a wealth of Leeds-based talent with some exciting gadgets […]

The Work/Life Talk Show – books and downtime

At the end of July we hosted the second instalment of The Work/Life Talk Show, back after three months due to popular demand! This time it was held at our office on the top floor event space complete with roof terrace. Unfortunately, even though it was the end of July, we didn’t get to enjoy […]

Clothes shopping remodelled

Yesterday saw the launch of our new Remodelling Business event… which was also our first event at the wonderfully bright and mind-freeing event space at our new home WorkspaceHub.   For people who have attended our coffee mornings, the format will be familiar – relaxed, non-salesy networking (now with added 4th floor terrace with amazing […]

The Work/Life Talk Show – a balancing act

Last Thursday night saw the EPIC launch of our newest event, The Work/Life Talk Show, as part of the Leeds Digital Festival, held at Dukes Studios in their very rustic event space. Graham Norton-style we had an armchair and sofa on the stage, ambient lighting and yummy food from the heroes at Grub & Grog […]

Hail a beer with the sat nav of craft ale – Ale Me Now!

This morning was another massive Leeds Digital Coffee Morning! March 2017 was our ninth, hosted by LightStart at Entrepreneurial Spark, Leeds.  As always, it was free coffee and pastries, relaxed – non-salesy networking, and taking another App idea all the way from a single line, to a well defined structure and strategy – on this occasion, the sat […]

Public Sector Contractors & IR35 – a real alternative!

Risky Bridge

If you work in the Public Sector and employ contractors, you’ll almost certainly have been made aware of the upcoming changes to IR35 compliance.  As you’ll know, in future it will be your responsibility – not theirs – to ensure that your contractors are compliant.  IR35 risk has always hung heavily over the heads of contractors, and the […]

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