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Business advice around a campfire – retreat for solopreneurs

A Yorkshire-based solopreneur will be running an unusual outdoor retreat to help other solopreneurs escape the loneliness of the office and learn new business skills, all while sitting around a campfire.   The Campfire Storytelling Retreat is the brainchild of Melissa Talago, founder of Campfire Communications, who got fed up seeing claims

Picture framing business to renovate Grade II listed building

The Art Works, run by Martin Fisher and Barryjohn Fowler, is undertaking a multi thousand-pound renovation on a Grade II listed building in the heart of Otley. The building, pictured, was first constructed at some point in the late 19th or early 20th century and was originally used as a council

File your return now to avoid hefty fines, warns Yorkshire tax specialist

Small businesses are being reminded they need to complete their online tax returns well before the 31 January deadline, rather than risk being landed with hefty fines.  With January often being one of the busiest periods for businesses, particularly in the leisure and retail industries, local tax specialist Andrew Thornton, is

Otley’s Adlington development experiences record success

The sales team at Adlington’s £11m retirement development in Otley is celebrating tremendous success this week, after being named as the quickest-selling site in the company’s 10-year history. With the building only completing at the end of October, 92 per cent of the properties at the luxurious Bridge Street development have

Adlington House apartments selling fast

Developer Adlington has reported a high interest in its luxury Adlington House retirement development on Otley's Bridge Street. The scheme, which is due to open in October, boasts 48 one, two and three bed apartments overlooking the peaceful River Wharfe. Apartments are continuing to sell fast, with just one quarter remaining within only three weeks

Act now to ensure you receive vital tax credits, says local tax specialist

Yorkshire business owners are being urged to act now to ensure they receive vital tax credits. Andrew Thornton who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Otley said; “July 31 is the deadline for tax credit renewals, which for small business owners means they don’t have long to complete their tax returns, which they’ll

Ignore voice of small business at your peril, warns local specialist

Campaigners for and against EU membership cannot afford to ignore the voice of small business, a local specialist has warned. Andrew Thornton who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Otley said: “The tug-of-war has begun, with a 36-signature letter from the bosses of the UK’s biggest firms in favour of staying in Europe

Don’t let missed tax deadline add to Blue Monday woes, urges local specialist

Small business owners across Yorkshire are being urged not to let missed tax deadlines add to “Blue Monday” woes. The third Monday in January – January 18 this year – has become known as Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Andrew Thornton who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Otley,

Don’t let missed tax deadline add to Blue Monday woes, urges local specialist

Small business owners across Yorkshire are being urged not to let missed tax deadlines add to “Blue Monday” woes. The third Monday in January –  January 18 this year – has become known as Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Andrew Thornton, who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Otley,

Otley expert offers golden rules for silver start-ups

As research shows that one in ten people aged over 55 are considering drawing on their pension pot to start their own business, an Otley expert is urging would-be entrepreneurs to avoid potential pitfalls. Andrew Thornton who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Otley said: “The new pension reforms, which mean that people

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