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ORGANISERS of a major business conference have turned to a Colne Valley firm to keep delegates and exhibitors up to date.
The Yorkshire Mafia, which holds its two-day conference next month, has chosen Golcar-based text messaging specialist SMileS SMS to provide the SMS platform that will provide delegates and exhibitors with all the latest information they need to know about the event.
SMileS owner Mark Evans, a long-standing member of The Yorkshire Mafia, said: “I love the concept of The Yorkshire Mafia – about highlighting the strength and breadth of abilities that lie within Yorkshire.
A CAREER in communications was always on the cards for Paul Robertshaw.
Even as a student at Salendine Nook High School, Paul had ambitions to help get the message across.
“I wanted to get into the media and radio,” he says. “When I was young, I did a bit of ‘DJ-ing’ and followed some of the DJs on radio stations like Kiss.
“When I left school, I did a BTec national diploma in the subject at Huddersfield Technical College and passed with distinction, but after leaving college there were not a lot of opportunities to get into the industry.”
Keen to get into the world of work, Paul followed the advice of a family friend and got a job with Aspley-based Travelworld – at that time a fast-growing business in a booming industry.
He remained with the business following its takeover by Airtours until 2004 as help desk supervisor.
Paul later moved to Safe Style Windows at Bradford as telephone engineer before moving from a strictly IT environment to telephony as communications manager looking after £40,000 of customer accounts.
When recession hit, Paul took the opportunity for voluntary redundancy and joined his present employer, Golcar-based ME Consultancy, where his telecoms experience is being put to good use in his role as sales development manager.