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“High impact” initiative launched to encourage young people into manufacturing

An initiative to educate young people about career opportunities in the manufacturing sector is being launched in Bradford this week. Bradford Manufacturing Week (8-12 October), led by West & North Yorkshire Chamber and backed by the newly-formed Bradford Economic Partnership, aims to introduce the district’s manufacturers to young people and boost

The Wensleydale Creamery launches Yorkshire Brie

The Wensleydale Creamery has added a Yorkshire Brie to its impressive portfolio of Yorkshire dairy products, offering a British alternative to the French classic. The first ever brie from the famous Yorkshire Dales cheese-maker, Yorkshire Brie, is a soft and creamy cheese, handcrafted from Yorkshire milk. The new cheese is a

Leeds-based start-up celebrates award win and 60 per cent growth increase

A Leeds-based manufacturer of women’s fashion accessories has been named a winner at Leeds Beckett University’s Business Advantage Awards, following its most successful year in business. Established in 2015 by part-time ballet teacher, Claire Shakespeare, Butterfly Tree creates handcrafted bags from its headquarters in Leeds, Yorkshire. In partnership with Leeds law firm, Lupton

HECK team star in Made in Yorkshire

HECK! Food, based in Bedale, opened it's doors to John Prescott earlier this year, who was filming a Channel 5 special about some of Yorkshires best loved food companies.  Isabel Spurway from Masham and Mica Proctor from Bramham, showed John how to make Heck's delicious award winning sausages and burgers at it's

Luxury manufacturer opens door to bespoke showroom

Premium bespoke doormaker Deuren has opened its brand new on-site showroom, in readiness for further growth and the unveiling of its latest product lines. Since bringing its manufacturing operations in-house in 2014, the Mirfield-based company has crafted more than 7,000 doors, with the new showroom opening marking the latest significant phase

Trainee cabinetmaker scoops best apprentice award

The team at fitted furniture specialist Hartleys is celebrating as fast learning Luke Baldwin won the Best Apprentice/Trainee award at the Skipton Business Awards. Luke beat other finalists from Kingsway Veterinary Group and catering suppliers Coffee Care to clinch the accolade at an awards ceremony at The Rendezvous Hotel. The independent team

Yorkshire luxury bed maker appoints agencies

Luxury bed maker Harrison Spinks, a 177-year-old family business which employs 600 people in Yorkshire, has appointed two agencies as it looks to raise its consumer profile in the UK. Following competitive, multi-agency pitches, the company has appointed two Leeds-based companies, Engage Interactive, who will work across website and digital strategy,

Life’s a ‘bries’ for cheese connoisseur who found the right ‘whey’ with Launchpad

A former science teacher who traded Bunsen burners for brie has carved out a new career paying homage to fromage after securing support from Launchpad; a Sheffield City Region wide programme aimed at helping the next generation of entrepreneurs.  Nicola Kay launched mobile street food business The Cheese Cave in June

Whitakers Chocolates hits the small screen

A Yorkshire manufacturer is to star in a national television show this spring as it documents the work of some of the region’s most prominent food factories. Whitakers Chocolates, based in Skipton, is one of four businesses featured in ‘Made in Yorkshire’ which will be screened on April 10 on Channel

Aunt Bessie’s raises £40k for charity from Yorkshire pud campaign

Aunt Bessie’s has raised just over £40,000 for the homeless charity, Shelter, during a special campaign to give back for National Yorkshire Pudding Day. The frozen food retailer printed special packs of Homestyle Yorkshires featuring the Shelter logo and distributed them nationwide. One hundred per cent of the profit made from

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