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Food and drink brands open the door to European markets

food and drink buyers from four European countries gathered in the Pavilions of Harrogate to meet over 130 ambitious Northern companies who want to increase their exports to the EU. Business who came along to the event included Harrogate-based Spirit of Harrogate makers of Slingsby Gin, Thirsk-based Shepherd’s Purse Cheeses, Leeds-based

Symington’s results for 2017 show significant turnaround

Branded meal and snack manufacturer, Symington’s, has reported a healthy uplift in profits for its financial year ended 27 August 2017, with site consolidation and product rationalisation contributing to bottom line growth. As a result of significant investment in the second half of the year, the company saw sales growth of

One hundred per cent green distillery to open in Yorkshire

A Yorkshire-based gin and whisky distillery is one of only three in England to be run solely on green energy. As England’s smallest and first self-built whisky and gin distillery, Cooper King Distillery will commence production of its juniper-led gin and open its doors to members of the public this spring,

Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd appoints new chairman to drive growth

The Wensleydale Creamery, the famous cheese-maker set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, today appointed David Salkeld as its new chairman to help spearhead further growth for the iconic Wensleydale Creamery brand. With over 25 years of director-level food and dairy leadership experience, Mr Salkeld joins from his role as

Lucre has its cake and eat it!

PR and content agency, The Lucre Group, has announced its latest account; The Cake Crew. The company is the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of private label cupcakes and is known for producing and supplying own-label cakes to major multiple retailers and discounters. The Lucre Group is supporting the business on the

DoubleTree by Hilton York launches new “Community Care” team

The New Year has seen a leading York hotel launch a new in-house team to lead initiatives to benefit guests, colleagues, and the local community alike.   Comprising of staff of all levels and from all departments, the primary role of the DoubleTree by Hilton York CARE Committee is to monitor the

Official food safety certification sets brewery in good stead

A Yorkshire Wolds brewery has retained a food safety assurance certification following an audit of the business premises.  It means that Wold Newton based Wold Top Brewery continues to be certified with Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA), having first gained the accreditation in 2011.  The SALSA standards are written by food

On-site cage opens at £3.8m refurbished Ashville Sports Centre

The opening of an on-site Café at Ashville Sports Centre marks the final stage of its £3.8m programme of refurbishment and expansion. The ground-floor café – ‘Taste at Ashville’ – is being run by Chris Durrant, who has previous experience in the leisure industry having worked at Harrogate Cricket Club and

Food waste pioneers serve up 50 jobs with new superstore

The UK’s largest redistributor of surplus food and household products is set to create up to 50 jobs with the opening of a new superstore in St Helens, with support from Lloyds Bank. Company Shop’s new 10,000 sq ft store in Sutton Fold will be opening its doors this month and