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Ilkley businessman honoured with MBE

Mike Davies, the founder and chairman of the Principle Healthcare Group and founder of The Principle Trust Children's Charity, both based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, has been honoured with an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.  The Honour has been awarded, and the Citation in The London Gazette reads for "Services

Yorkshire estate agency beats its toughest charity challenge

Footsore staff from a Yorkshire estate agency have broken new ground – quite literally - in the way they are raising £20,000 to help children with life-limiting illnesses.  Linley & Simpson marked its 20th anniversary by setting staff the gruelling non-stop challenge of hiking 20 miles across 20 Lake District peaks in

Rare redevelopent opportunity overlooking Ilkley Moor

A former religious retreat situated in almost four acres of picturesque grounds and overlooking the dramatic expanse of Ilkley Moor is being sold for redevelopment.  Myddelton Grange, which is being marketed by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), is owned by the Diocese of Leeds and was previously a

Ison Harrison welcomes experienced new lawyer to its family in Ilkley

Leeds Law firm Ison Harrison has appointed Sarah Laughey to head up and help expand the family law department at its Ilkley branch. Born and bred in Ilkley, Sarah joins the firm from Switalskis Solicitors in Bradford where she worked for 12 years. Sarah has more than ten years’ experience as a family solicitor after qualifying in 2007.

Local business owners urged to act now to avoid pensions penalty nightmare

As over 750,000 employers face new responsibilities this year to contribute to their staff pension pots, small business owners across the region are being urged to act now to avoid hefty fines and potential prosecution.  Julia Forrester who owns TaxAssist Accountants in Ilkley said: “A record number of businesses reach their

“Magnificent Seven” join LCF apprentiship programme

Pictured are LCF Law apprentices Fay Walker, Sofia Meniai, Hannah Lynch-McShane, Kieran Abbott, Caroline Raynor-Jones and Charlotte Oxby   A Yorkshire-based legal firm that employed its first legal apprentice just over two years ago as part of a move to offer aspiring legal eagles a new route into the industry, has recruited

LCF Residential builds on its experienced team with new appointment

Pictured are Julie Davis, Emma Cousins-Smith and Simone Robinson from LCF Residential   Emma Cousins-Smith has joined the Ilkley Office of LCF Residential - the conveyancing arm of leading Yorkshire law firm LCF Law. Emma joins from a Leeds based law firm that specialises in residential property and has 17 years’ experience in

Be prepared for tax taskforces warns local specialist

Yorkshire business owners are being warned to be prepared for increased scrutiny from specialist tax taskforces as HMRC seeks to step up its investigations into the financial affairs of small businesses.  Julia Forrester who owns TaxAssist Accountants in Ilkley said: “HMRC’s specialist tax taskforces have brought in more than £540 million

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