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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

Stowe Family Law expands Harrogate team

Solicitor Cheryl Grace has joined the Harrogate office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm. Cheryl is Chair of the West and North Yorkshire Young Resolution Committee, an organisation committed to resolving relationship breakdowns in a non-confrontational, conciliatory manner wherever possible. Having studied at Northumbria University, Cheryl worked

Property solutions specialist pioneers cloud technology

Property management specialist, ECO Integrated Property Solutions, has developed a cutting edge work management system thought to be the first of its kind used by a property service company in the UK. The cloud-based solution now includes all client reactive, planned and statutory compliance documents from the last ten years. It

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,

IoD appoints Sue Harris as West Yorkshire ambassador

An experienced lawyer has been appointed to the Institute of Directors’ ambassador network in West Yorkshire. Sue Harris is a director at Walker Morris LLP, Leeds and has more than 25 years' experience of dealing with commercial litigation disputes. Her expertise covers construction, engineering, professional negligence, contractual and shareholder disputes, fraud and

Leeds-based global DJ brand Decksaver celebrates a decade in business

Staff at Decksaver are celebrating the milestone of the brand’s tenth birthday in January 2018. The Leeds-based manufacturer, which develops protective covers for the latest DJ, music producer and audio equipment, saw a remarkable 23 per cent increase in growth last year. Decksaver covers are made from clear polycarbonate, a super hard-wearing

Harrogate development site sold to Persimmon

A development of 600 homes on land off Penny Pot Lane in Harrogate will commence shortly following the sale of two adjoining sites to national housebuilder, Persimmon Homes. Property agents, Cushman & Wakefield, on behalf of Woodard Corporation and Hallam Land Management, and Carter Jonas, on behalf of Mealia Partnership, have

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

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