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The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company launches new brand

Following a multi-million investment, York-based insurer The Equine and Livestock Insurance Company Limited is launching a new brand, The Insurance Emporium.   Designed as a one-stop shop for all customers’ insurance needs, The Insurance Emporium will include traditional offerings, such as pet and motor cover, alongside cover for life events and hobbies,

Revolutionary marking system makes North Yorkshire sheep-theft free zone

A revolutionary marking system aimed at stemming – and eliminating – the rising tide of sheep rustling in North Yorkshire is being trialled on a Moors farm near Castleton.   TecTracer has been developed by York-based Trace-in-Metal, which pioneered a ground-breaking marking system to protect church roofs from lead thieves, and

Yorkshire businesses collaborate to create Chelsea first

The East Yorkshire based European division of American seed company W Atlee Burpee & Co, has called on a North Yorkshire Technology Centre to help them produce plants in time for its first RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.  Selby based Stockbridge Technology Centre is growing varieties of Burpee's tomato, pepper

Holiday park thriving amid an oasis of peace in a wildlife haven

An up-market holiday park in the North York Moors National Park, which was launched last year, has enjoyed a successful first season, thanks partly to its stunning setting in a wildlife haven. Wayside Lakes is a £500,000 five-star development at Wrelton between Pickering and Filey, whose focal point is two

Future of farming on the menu at Yorkshire breakfast seminars

Pictured are Andrew Black, Savills; Richard Morley, Savills; Tom Richardson, Richardson Agri-Food-Retail and David Padgett, Argrain   The current state of the UK farming economy and the future of farming across Yorkshire and the north of England formed the main topics of discussion at rural breakfast seminars hosted by Savills York which were held

New chapter for farm shop business

Husband and wife team Ben and Emma Mosey, pictured, have completed the purchase of a farm shop and egg production business in North Yorkshire.  The couple are the new owners of Minskip Farm Shop near Boroughbridge, which launched almost 50 years ago.  Langleys Solicitors, York, acted for the Moseys on the purchase

Bradford garden centre to host free orchid advice and MOT day

A Bradford garden centre is repeating its free Orchid advice day following last year's successful event.  Tong Garden Centre is holding an Orchid Day where lovers of the tropical species are invited to receive free advice and health checks for their plants.  One of the UK's leading suppliers of plant nutrition products

Yorkshire-based catering butcher invests in baler to help environment and boost business

Family-run catering butcher Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has strengthened its recycling strategy by investing in a compact waste baler from Riverside Waste Machinery.  The vertical RWM75 machine is being used to bale mostly cardboard waste which is generated from boxed meat delivered to the Bedale factory from other local farms. However,

Hollicarrs scoops green accolade for eleventh year running

Charlie Forbes Adam is pictured holding the award, with Jack Talbot, maintenance apprentice; Dawn Buck, manager; Lisa McDonald, admin support & receptionist; Bob Shilds, head groundsman and dogs Lola and Poppy outside the Bee Hotel   Legendary biologist Professor David Bellamy has named Hollicarrs Holiday Park near York as one of the UK’s greenest places

Dales man given once in a lifetime opportunity to manage Nidderdale farm of the future

A Nidderdale man is to enter into an agreement with Yorkshire Water to manage its 900 hectare Humberstone Bank Farm near Blubberhouses as a sustainable farm of the future.  The new tenant, Jonathan Grayshon, is a 28-year-old local sheep farmer from Dacre in Nidderdale who fended off competition from 22 other