Northern Max 3 – Meet the Cohort

Boosting the digital sector in Bradford

specialist support to grow and scale


We have some truly talented start ups and upcoming new businesses signed up for Northern Max 3.


You can see how they are getting on with our latest Northern Max Updates

Bradford Northern Max 3 Business Accelerator Programme Underway!


We think they are so good, we thought you might like to meet them!


FOUNDER: Alex La Via

61% of managers feel they can’t switch off from digital technology. Whether it is distractions getting in the way of focused work, late night scrolling impacting sleep or social media impacting wellbeing, it all comes down to habits.

Live More Offline supports employee wellbeing, focus and connection by delivering knowledge and tools to change to digital habits. They deliver engaging training via online workshops, live workshops and talks.



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FOUNDER: Jo Addison

Kiddieholidays aims to provide ideas and inspiration for parents about the best holidays and days out for babies and toddlers.

I work with holiday companies, cottages, holiday parks, gites etc to promote them to my audience of parents with babies, toddlers and preschoolers.





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FOUNDER: Rachel Mather

Bid Management Consultant with 10 years’ experience supporting teams to produce winning responses to secure £90m EU/K funding and grants for the public, private and VCSE sector.

Specialisms include working with businesses (micro-multinational) to develop and implement effective systems and process to improve their ability to identify and produce winning tenders.



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FOUNDER: Verity Clarke

Aubergine is a virtual PR and content agency specialising in food, tech and health. A unique network of dynamic, senior PR experts specialising in food, health and tech headed by former journalists (BBC, Channel 4 News).

Winner of Best New Agency at the PR Moment Awards 2019 and nominated for Best Boutique Agency, Best Media Relations and Best FMCG Campaign 2020 (announced March 2020)

A boutique agency that offers a tailored, personal approach from a senior team, passionate about creating news campaigns that get cut-through with the media.



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FOUNDER: Andy Stoner

An award winning specialist electrical safety company. We operate nationally working alongside a vast array of letting and estate agents.

Our aim is to offer a streamlined simple route to electrical compliance. Our extensive knowledge and team of skilled electricians ensure a smooth efficient process from first contact with our amazing office staff to completion of the job.

“A Personal Approach With A Professional Service”




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FOUNDER: Neil Brearley

Namdev is a multi-product organisation specialising in automated reception systems, audio visual facilities management products for business, educational establishments and residential care.

We have several years expertise in touchscreens, multi-touch software, visitor management and access control, sensory and immersive spaces, scent delivery and wireless infrastructure.

We span a wide array of products that will assist with the smooth running of property facilities.



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The Other Person Consultancy is a brand, design and software development company with offices in Saltaire and Leeds.

We are known for helping our clients increase their impact with the people they need to connect to – emotionally, efficiently and economically.

We have worked with some of the most trusted brands in the world and through thoughtful design and bespoke software development, we have helped their businesses grow.



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Northern Max 3

To find out about other support for business in Bradford,

contact Ravinder Panesar, Tel: 01274 434177

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Terms & Conditions

Data Protection Act 1998: The above information you provide may be stored in both manual and electronic formats until 2033.  It will be held to facilitate the services we provide to you or your business and to assist with record keeping, statistical and research purposes, statutory purposes and to facilitate ongoing communication.  Information may be shared with our funders and organisations delivering services on their behalf where it is necessary in the interests of increasing your businesses enterprise prospects and to measure the impact and success of the project.  A full list of these funders and organisations is included below.

Marketing Permissions.  We would like to keep you informed of services and business support that we think may be of interest to you and your business. If in the future you’d prefer not to receive information from us please email and we will ensure you are removed from any future marketing correspondence.

Bradford Council
Business Enterprise Fund
Calderdale Council
Craven Council
Harrogate Borough Council
Kirklees Council
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds City Council
Leeds Trinity University
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Make It York
Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Prince’s Trust
Selby District Council
Wakefield Council
University of Bradford
University of Huddersfield
West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
West Yorkshire Combined Authority (as the accountable body for Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership)

As Data Controller, Please see below statement for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Privacy Notice for the Purpose of Data Collection for ERDF

The UK is updating its data protection legislation and it will come into force on 25 May 2018. The new laws aim to update current data protection legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998, increase the privacy protection of all UK and EU citizens and reduce the risk of data breaches. It will apply to all public and private organisations processing personal data.

The EU Common Provisions Regulations (CPR), and Article 6 of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Regulation require the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), as the managing authority for the programme, to monitor and evaluate ERDF-funded activities. In order to conduct monitoring and evaluation (including the summative assessment) and to ensure compliance, the collection of personal data is required.

Who is the data controller for ERDF personal data?

The MHCLG ERDF Managing Authority is the controller for all personal data required to help deliver the ERDF programme under the terms of its ERDF Funding Agreement.

The MHCLG ERDF Managing Authority will be processing personal data in the ERDF programme according to the following lawful basis:

Article 6(1)(e) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

‘processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller’.

The lawful basis for controlling or processing `special category’ data under ERDF is:

Article 9(2)(g) GDPR

“processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, on the basis of Union or Member State law which shall be proportionate to the aim pursued, respect the essence of the right to data protection and provide suitable and specific measures to safeguard the fundamental rights and the interests of the data subject;”

What personal data will be collected?

Depending on the nature of activities of the ERDF-funded project and the indicators listed under each activity, the following information for each direct or indirect beneficiary where these are individuals may be collected:

• Name of contact point within a business (in some cases property owner) engaged with or individual engaged with;

• Address

• Postcode

• Phone number

• Ethnicity

• Disability

• Email address

• Labour market status prior to receiving support and 6 months after receiving support

• Duration of support

• Intensity of support

• Pay details

MHCLG may collect special category data on ethnicity and disability.

Who will my personal data be shared with and how will it be used?

Your details will be stored securely and retained in compliance with GDPR and the new Data Protection Act. This information will be used to evaluate this project and to report to the European Regional Development Fund for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Your details will be used to support the ERDF programme research and evaluation activities. MHCLG will need to share all or some of your personal data with the national evaluator of the ERDF programme. In some cases, the national evaluator, i.e. independent external contractors commissioned by DCLG, may use the contact details to contact a sample of direct or indirect beneficiaries for the purpose of the National Evaluation of the programme. It is likely that the survey methodology will need to incorporate a variety of approaches in order to maximise the survey response rate (for example, telephone survey, written survey, and e-mail survey) – hence the need for a variety of contact details required for each participant. MHCLG may also need to share with other government departments and the European Commission where this is necessary to test the robustness of the data gathered or to inform the National Evaluation.

MHCLG will not give any personal data to any other organisation unless needed for the purpose of the evaluation and will instruct them not to use it to contact individuals for any reasons not connected with the purpose of the National Evaluation of the ERDF programme 2014-2020 or other matters directly relating to the evaluation. If MHCLG has to pass on the data, it will only provide what is needed, and if possible will remove the details that might identify individuals personally. MCHLG will not transfer personal data outside the European Union, to third countries or international organisations.

MHCLG will not keep your personal data for longer than it needs but as a minimum, will retain data for two years after the closure of the 2014-2020 ERDF programme in line with the European Regional Development Fund document retention guidance to ensure MHCLG meets reporting obligations and to demonstrate compliance with EU


Individual’s rights

ERDF participants cannot claim the following rights in terms of ERDF personal data:

• right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)

• right to portability of their data

The data collected is your personal data, and you have the right, subject to lawful data requirements:

• to see what data we have about you;

• to ask us to stop using your data;

• to ask us to delete your data, or to correct your data if there is no longer a justification to process it;

• to lodge a complaint with the independent Information Commissioner (ICO) if you think we are not handling your data fairly or in accordance with the law. 

Automated decision making

Your personal data will not be subjected to automated decision making

Contact Details

You can contact the ICO at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Tel: 0303 123 1113


If you would like further information about the programme and your personal information please contact the ERDF Programme at: