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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

Spring has sprung at AKA PR

An Aire Valley PR agency has given its brand a refresh by launching a new website as business continues to grow.   Unveiling its new look, AKA PR, based in Skipton, showcases its core service offering - PR, social media, internal communications, events and copywriting - in its new, responsive online hub.   Jan Turner, director of AKA PR, said: "As a team of seasoned PR pros, we

Tom Krupa wins Best Apprentice at Skipton Business Awards

Insurance broker Tom Krupa, pictured, of Bluefin Insurance Services has won the Best Apprentice award at Skipton Business Awards 2017 at the Rendezvous Hotel.  The event, organised by Skipton Chamber of Trade & Commerce to mark its 120th anniversary, recognised the contributions of local businesses in the BD23 area in a variety of categories.

Workshop puts spotlight on dealing with underperforming and ‘problem’ staff

Pictured is Barry Warne   A workshop on 15 March will guide employers on how to hold protected conversations with a view to agreeing exit terms with employees. The free event, hosted by hlw Keeble Hawson, takes place at the firm’s Commercial House office on Commercial Street, Sheffield from 8.30am-11am.  It will focus

Across-the-board growth triggers new appointment for PK Education in Sheffield

University of Sheffield graduate, Georgina Cornelius from Handsworth, has joined Sheffield-based supply teacher agency PK Education as a recruitment consultant. She is one of six new appointments that have been made by the company following a year of growth which has seen it exceed turnover projections by more than 1,600 per

Flurry of land sales show confidence in the Yorkshire development market

Pictured is the Coniston Cold site   Sales agreed on a series of land deals across Yorkshire during the latter part of 2016 have demonstrated important indicators of demand, despite recent political change, according to Matthew Jones of Savills development team in Leeds.  He said: “Over the autumn months we continued to both bring