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DoubleTree by Hilton York to host “Afternoon Light Bites” fundraiser in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society

A York city centre hotel is encouraging customers to “grab a sandwich, slice of cake and a hot drink” this month to help support people with dementia. On Friday, October 26, The Doubletree by Hilton York is hosting its Afternoon Light Bites fundraiser, with proceeds going to The Alzheimer’s Society. Taking place

Yorkshire-based entrepreneur launches Scotland’s first spirit expo

Leeds-based entrepreneur, Jasmine Wheelhouse, will launch Scotland’s first spirit and cocktail festival in Dumfries in February 2019. The founder of award-winning event, The Gin Fayre, will introduce Craft Spirit Expo, to hundreds of people in Dumfries on February 16, 2019 at Easterbrook Hall. Eight other Craft Spirit Expo events will take place

Leeds-based entertainment group placed into administration

Bar company Burning Night, which owns Bierkeller Entertainment Complexes around the UK, was placed into the hands of joint administrators Andrew Mackenzie and Julian Pitts of Begbies Traynor in Leeds on 28 September 2018. With its head office in Leeds, Burning Night was established eight years ago and grew to comprise

Yorkshire bakery collaborates with world famous Belgian biscuit brand

Yorkshire bakers and pâtissiers, Just Desserts based in Shipley, has collaborated with the world famous Belgian biscuit brand Lotus to launch a new handcrafted cheesecake. The Lotus Biscoff® Cheesecake is aimed at the foodservice and hospitality markets. The original and traditional caramelised biscuit, first baked in the Belgian town of Lembeke in

Halifax demonstrates a huge appetite for fantastic food at The Piece Hall

Around 120,000 people enjoyed a bumper feast of street food and music at The Piece Hall this summer for Chow Down, a series of independent food stalls that covered the central courtyard of the Grade I listed building with the very best street food pop-ups in Yorkshire. Over four weekends, from

Double Oh-Heaven celebrating the Sheffield Hospitality Awards 2018

The cream of Sheffield hospitality industry came together to celebrate the 16th annual Sheffield Hospitality Association Awards, held at Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa.   Hosted by BBC Radio Sheffield and Look North’s Tom Ingall, the Bond themed award ceremony celebrated the very best of the city and wider region’s hotel and

Sweet times ahead for chocolate manufacturer

A Yorkshire confectionery company is thriving in Europe and beyond despite the continuing uncertainties of Brexit. Whitakers Chocolates, the UK’s largest supplier of personalised chocolates, based in Skipton, has seen its export strategy triumph with orders from as far afield as Uruguay contributing to a 30 per cent increase in sales

The Great British Beer Off charity fundraiser at Theakston Brewery

Beers from Yorkshire and the North of England will be going “head to (non) head” against rivals from the South at a charity fundraiser being staged this month by one of the country’s best-known breweries. The Great British Beer Off is being organised in support of “Men of Oar”, a four-man

Yorkshire’s first distillery to host a second Taste of Yorkshire Pop Up event

The team at Yorkshire's first whisky distillery is teaming up with York business Birds on the Loose for a repeat of the sell-out ‘Pot Still Pop Up' event that was held earlier in the year.  On October 11, the kitchens at the Pot Still Coffee Shop at the Spirit of Yorkshire

Pioneering natural health company makes double appointment

A Yorkshire-based health supplement business strengthens its team with two new appointments as demand grows for its innovative products, both at home and abroad. BetterYou Ltd, which provides superior supplementation solutions using innovative delivery mechanisms of those nutrients increasingly omitted in today’s modern diets and lifestyles, has appointed a new