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Manufacturer donates defibrillator to local community

A chemical company has continued its roll out of public defibrillator donations across west and north Yorkshire. Cross Hills-based Airedale Chemical has donated the life-saving device to the Glusburn and Cross Hills Parish Council following a similar installation in Farnhill earlier this year. The scheme is part of the firm’s charitable arm,

Sweet new era for historic Yorkshire chocolate company

The UK’s largest distributor of personalised chocolates, based in Skipton, is embarking on a new era more than 125 years after it was founded in Cross Hills. Whitakers Chocolates, which has made its name on the mass-production of chocolates to the retail, catering and leisure industries, is now focusing on a

New ShopAppy website launched in time for Christmas

Skipton businessman Andrew Mear is helping to introduce a new on-line service designed to boost local shopping in the town. Andrew, md of Eagerlux, which owns High Corn Mill, High Street House and Victoria Square, is keen to promote a new shopping website - ShopAppy − which has recently been featured

Being Better therapy practice opens in Skipton

A couple wanting to improve their work-life balance have chosen Skipton as the base for their private therapy practice, Being Better, which offers a range of wellbeing treatments.  Husband and wife team, David and Corinne Yeadon, are specialists in treating addictions. Their new practice, based at High Street House in Skipton,

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

Craven farmer joins crime fighting campaign to stamp out sheep rustling

A Barnoldswick farmer is the first in the Craven area to sign up to a new crime fighting initiative aimed at stemming the rising tide of livestock thefts. Gill McGarrell - a victim of rural crime herself - has joined Operation Bo Peep!, a scheme spearheaded by former senior police detective,

Rural Solutions appoints new executive director

Rural planning and advisory firm Rural Solutions has attracted one of the country’s foremost estate and rural property advisors to its board. James Del Mar joins Rural Solutions as executive director at a time when forward-thinking rural businesses are looking hard at the future in light of the current economic climate. Having

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 Dales “Four in a Bed “guest house comes to market

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed to sell Grassington Lodge located in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. The guest house is situated on the edge of the picturesque market town of Grassington, which is the capital of Upper Wharfedale and considered to be

Award-winning tenant for Skipton’s High Street House

A state-of-the art, fully integrated hair, beauty and lifestyle concept salon has opened in High Street House in Skipton.  It is part of the award-winning Westrow group established in 1987 by Steve Rowbottom and Marc Westerman. The highly anticipated launch is Westrow's 10th salon in Yorkshire and coincides with the hairdressing