on Wednesday, 09 March 2016.

Contact John Lloyd-Hughes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Who wears the trousers?

on Monday, 07 March 2016.

I recently read a case in the newspapers about an airline which was forced to back down after initially attempting to ban women from wearing trousers. What laws should my business be aware of when it comes to drawing up a dress code?

You’re referring to a long-running row between British Airways and trade unions which has finally been resolved.

There had been something of a stand-off after the airline sought to impose a new dress code on employees who had joined the company since 2012. The rules proved controversial because they banned female cabin crew from wearing trousers – hard to believe in the 21st century!

Union members complained that the requirements were unfair to women who had to fly to wintry climates or countries where there was a risk of diseases including malaria and the Zika virus.

Unite described the decision to do away with the rules as a “victory for common sense”.

The case has inevitably reopened the debate about company dress codes and what factors businesses need to take into account.

While most employers are likely to have a policy which sets out reasonable standards of dress in the workplace, there are a few things that bosses need to watch out for.

Any dress code must not be discriminatory and should ensure that male and female employees are treated equally.

That’s not to say that men and women have to have an identical set of requirements, but if, for example, you’re asking all men to wear a tie, it would be inappropriate to allow a more informal style for women.

Similarly, a “skirts only” policy that BA attempted to impose leaves a business vulnerable to claims of sex discrimination.

By the same token, companies should be aware that some members of staff may have a disability or certain religious beliefs which should be given due consideration when drawing up dress codes.

Health and safety considerations may also affect dress codes, depending on the work environment.

If you would like advice about any aspect of employment law, please give Hethertons a call on 01904 528 200 and speak to Jo or Gill.

Who may be wearing a skirt or trousers!


Sport Relief 2016: Do Yourself Proud!

on Wednesday, 02 March 2016.



There are just two weeks to go until the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in York on Sunday 20th March. Loads of local people have already signed up to run one, three, or six miles, but there’s still time to bag a place, don your deeley-boppers and do yourself proud!


Emily Hearle, Sport Development Manager at York Sport Village said: “We are delighted that so many people have already signed up but we want even more people in York to take part and make it the best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile yet. So let’s show the rest of the country what we can do and raise as much money as we possibly can for this incredible cause!”


This year’s Mile will take place at York Sport Village and starts at 10.30am.


In February, marathon man Eddie Izzard embarked upon his staggering attempt to complete a gruelling 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa for Sport Relief.  This epic challenge will see Eddie aim to run over 700 miles in temperatures of up to 30°C, tracing the story of Nelson Mandela’s life.  Comedienne Jo Brand ‘did herself proud’ by taking on a Sport Relief Challenge which seen the 58-year-old walk an incredible 150 miles, coast-to-coast across the country from Hull to Liverpool.


On Friday 18th March the BBC will treat the nation to a special night of Sport Relief TV, with James Corden’s character ‘Smithy’ making a big comeback and announcing his intention to run for FIFA President.  In an exclusive sketch for BBC iPlayer, some of footballs greatest names will come out in support of Smithy’s vision for the future of the beautiful game, including;  England World Cup winning hero Sir Geoff Hurst, Brazilian football legend Pele, England icon Steven Gerrard and the ‘Special One’ himself, Jose Mourinho. In the spoof sketch, Smithy shares his dream for the future of the game and how he believes it can restore itself to its former glories on the world stage. His announcement will go live on BBC iPlayer at 7.15pm on Saturday 20th February before being shown during the Sport Relief Night of TV on BBC One on Friday 18th March from 7pm. 


Then, on Sunday 20th it’s over to you York to come together and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. Now it’s your turn to get sponsored and help transform the lives of people living here in the UK and around the world. Enter a running event now at York Sport Village or at one of more than 500 locations across the UK at


Emily Hearle, Sport Development Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £262 million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.  It all leads up to the Sport Relief weekend and an unmissable night of TV on the BBC, broadcasting live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Sport Relief 2016 will take place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016. You can run, swim, cycle or even walk yourself proud at events across the country. There's a distance for everyone in the Sport Relief Games, whether you're sporty or not. Find out more at
Comic Relief is a UK charity, which aims to create a just world, free from poverty.
Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1billion. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.
For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit   
Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)




on Wednesday, 02 March 2016.

The York Sport Village Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile 2016


Local heroes from York will be walking and running themselves proud during the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile to raise life-changing money for Sport Relief 2016.

On Sunday 20th March the people of York will take to the streets for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, the climax of the Sport Relief 2016 fundraising campaign.

The colourful, cheerful and eager Milers will be doing their bit to make a difference to people living across the UK and the world’s poorest communities.


March 20th, 10.30am -


York Sport Village


Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information


on Monday, 29 February 2016.

CP Media ( is providing businesses across York with the opportunity to advertise on prime-location poster sites located in York’s city-centre car parks and out-of-town Park and Rides.

The advertising space is being made available by York City Council and is a unique opportunity to advertise your business on some of the very limited outdoor advertising available in York.

By promoting your business on poster advertising across York you can:  

  • Reach local audiences of up to 35,000 people per month
  • Advertise your business non-stop; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
  • Create valuable local exposure for your business from just £12 per day
  • Increase footfall, web traffic, bookings, sales or enquiries to your business


Outdoor advertising in York is limited due to conservation restrictions. To avoid disappointment please register your interest as soon as possible. A list of the remaining poster advertising locations across York and further details about the scheme can then be provided upon request.

Contact us to register your interest

Telephone: 01423 706675

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Reaching out to members of Made in YORK

on Monday, 22 February 2016. Posted in News

I have had a very busy start to the year and just opened my second clinic at Redmayne Lodge in Strensall ( It would be great if you could come over to take a look at how my business is growing and how I help both individuals and businesses to be healthier and happier.

I am currently arranging lots of 1-more’s (me plus 3 others) so if you are interested in coming along for 1 hour, with 15 minutes each for everyone to present both their company and what their ideal referrals would look like, get in touch with me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Is there anyone you would really like to sit down with, perhaps someone you haven’t seen for a while or someone totally new that you haven’t yet met?

Tuesday 23rd or Thursday 25th February are just two proposed dates when I will be hosting meetings with a number of different business owners.

Alternative dates would be Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd March. 

It is also important to add that when you commit, you must endeavour to attend, as there will not just be myself expecting you.

Plus I will have a special bonus for you when you do come along.

To arrange a suitable date and time please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Darren Housley

The Hypnotherapy Guy

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