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Homebuyers “sold” on initiative to help them climb property ladder

Homebuyers in North Yorkshire are turning to an initiative to help them step up or on the property ladder in ever-increasing numbers. Within three months of their launch to market, no fewer than seven of the 14 new-build homes in at Farefield Close in Dalton, near Thirsk, have already been sold. The North Yorkshire developer behind the flagship

Two new appointments at Dacres to manage growing lettings division

Two new letting managers have been appointed by Dacre, Son & Hartley, as the firm’s lettings division continues to expand. Nadia Sumner and Kate Dickens will work across the Ripon and Thirsk branches, and report into the new head of lettings Emma Kerrywood, who joined Dacres this summer. Nadia has 17 years’

Yorkshire shredder manufacturer helps generate power at London airports

North Yorkshire-based industrial shredding specialist, UNTHA UK, has provided the shredding technology required for two energy recovery plants devised by food waste experts Tidy Planet for DHL. The sophisticated facilities are now producing 25,500kW of heat per day from the food waste at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The technology hit the

Youth activity centre makes bright investment in solar panels

A Thirsk youth activity centre is set to cut costs and become more sustainable after installing 40 solar panels with support from an asset finance facility from Lloyds Bank. North Yorkshire Youth has invested £12,000 in fitting solar panels onto the roof of the Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, which will help

From reporting to resurfacing for Leeds business change team

Volunteers from Leeds Building Society spent a day improving facilities for disabled visitors to Sutton Bank National Park Centre. The 21 colleagues from the Change Delivery team took advantage of the volunteering scheme which allows all Society employees a day’s paid leave each year to help in the community. Their activities

Five Star property professionals build on careers with exam success

Five property professionals who all work for Dacre, Son & Hartley have completed one of the most prestigious qualifications to become accredited by the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP). Saltaire’s branch manager James Roper, Ripon and Thirsk’s branch manager Andrew Skelton, Knaresborough’s sales negotiator Joe Blackey, Wetherby’s senior sales negotiator

Revive! North Yorkshire scoops top award

Roger Boothman, owner of the Thirsk-based mobile car paint repair company Revive! beat off competition from other Revive! owners throughout the UK to pick up the company’s 2016 Business Expansion award for significant growth. The company, which specialises in repairing minor scuffs and scrapes to vehicle bodywork and alloy wheels, grew

Double award win for Yorkshire coaching inns

Pictured are Edward Walsh, Lily Charity, Kevin Charity and Kelly Butler   Independent coaching inn operator, The Coaching Inn Group, has been named Best Accommodation Operator and Best Pub Employer in a prestigious national award-ceremony.  The Publican Awards 2017, which were held at Battersea Evolution in London, saw The Coaching Inn Group, which owns

Discovery of a forgotten masterpiece paves way for Treske Furniture

Treske, a North Yorkshire manufacturer of bespoke furniture, kitchens and church furnishings, has played a pivotal part in the transformation of a Wilshire church, following the church’s discovery of a 16th century Flemish painting worth over £1m.   The award-winning company, based in Thirsk, has now installed the furniture at the 13th century