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Harrogate hairdresser wins gold in national competition

A talented stylist at award-winning Harrogate salon Joseph Ferraro Hair has picked up her own hairdressing gold! Rita Tuska, 32,  has been awarded one of the highest hairdressing accolades in the UK and Ireland after winning UK GOLD in the CREATIVE VISION Category at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award UK. Rita, who

Harrogate architects draw up plans for charity bike ride

A Harrogate architects’ practice is drawing up plans for an 80km sponsored bike ride to raise funds for a town-based charity celebrating its 80th anniversary. S+SA Architects, located on Victoria Avenue, is putting together the finishing touches to its “pedalthon”, which is taking place on Friday, September 29, in aide of

Provenance Inns appoints new managing director

Provenance Inns has announced the appointment of Rupert Farquharson as managing director. An experienced hospitality and drinks trade professional, Farquharson takes up his new role as the seven-strong gastropub and hotel operator gears up for the next phase of its growth. Farquharson was most recently managing director of Norfolk brewer Woodforde’s,

Slingsby Gin secures listings in Marks & Spencer and John Lewis stores

Multi-award winning Harrogate-based artisan gin, Slingsby, has confirmed two new major listings with UK retail giants Marks & Spencer and John Lewis. From September 2017, both Slingby’s signature London Dry Gin and Slingby’s Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin, which recently won a sought-after Great Taste award, will be stocked in a total of

BGF backs Filmore & Union

A northern-based chain of restaurants and delis has secured a £3.5m investment from BGF to accelerate its new site rollout. Filmore & Union, which currently operates 14 sites and recently opened a concession in John Lewis, will use the funding to expand its portfolio across the North of England and

Harrogate manufacturer makes difference in local community

Twelve community projects in the Harrogate area were given a boost recently, thanks to the help and support of over 200 staff from ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent. EnviroVent staff, normally based at Hornbeam Business Park in Harrogate, were given a day away from work as part of an ‘In it together’ initiative

GRAHAM Construction completes £22m transformation of historic Piece Hall

GRAHAM Construction has completed one of its most prestigious heritage renovation projects to date – the transformation of the 18th century Piece Hall in Halifax. Work has been ongoing since November 2014 to transform the Grade I listed building into a world-class cultural and visitor destination. With restoration work now fully completed

Transport to come under spotlight at business meeting

The transport challenges facing local businesses will be debated at the next meeting of Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce. The event comes as authorities across Yorkshire strive to ensure vital upgrades to local and regional networks are carried out, in the face of a growing imbalance of investment compared to London. Leeds

Local business owners should prepare for pensions spot checks, warns local tax specialist

Local business owners should prepare for spot checks on their staff pension schemes a local tax specialist has warned. David Underwood who owns TaxAssist Accountants in Harrogate said: “Spot checks are being carried out across the country by the Pensions Regulator to ensure that employers are complying with the new rules

Acceleris appoints former Costcutter PR lead

European award-winning PR and Communications agency Acceleris has made a major senior appointment to lead its retail division. Simon Brown joins the Harrogate and London-based agency as account director after six years with the retail giant Costcutter Supermarkets Group where he held the role of PR and communications manager. Simon has 20