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Overwhelming support for much-needed new homes at Flaxby

Business leaders, Harrogate Chamber of Commerce members and residents have all backed the plans to build 2,750 high quality homes along with a retirement village, two primary schools, a health centre, sports facilities and a hotel at Flaxby Park. The development company behind the project, Flaxby Park Ltd held an event

Online retail expert takes bite out of growing gluten free market

A Yorkshire online retail expert has taken a bite out of the growing gluten-free food market after her young niece was diagnosed with coeliac disease. Initially launched as a blog to share her sister’s experiences of having a child with the condition, Carleen Booth has now taken Freya’s Gluten Free World

Developers say Flaxby Park will solve Harrogate’s housing shortage

The company behind a major new development at Flaxby, believes it holds the key to unlock Harrogate Borough Council’s under delivery of new housing stock, as well as generating approximately £4.9 million in Council Tax each year. A planning application has been submitted to transform Flaxby’s disused golf course into a

Crystal celebrations as Vantage turns 15

Harrogate-based Vantage Motor Group is celebrating its crystal anniversary, 15 years during which it has grown from its Knaresborough head office to encompass 24 new and used car dealerships across Northern England and the West Midlands. The Group now has over 700 employees, representing the Toyota, Kia, Citroen, Honda, Hyundai, ŠKODA

Garforth business heats up with capital investment

Knaresborough Investments Ltd - the private equity vehicle owned by Steve Parkin - has made a further significant investment in a rapidly-growing Yorkshire-based business. Mr Parkin is the executive chairman of Clipper Logistics plc, which he founded in 1992 and which now has a revenue approaching £400m. Trust Electric Heating, formerly known as Northern

Flaxby Park Ltd ready to deliver homes and major investment for Harrogate District

Plans to transform a disused golf course into an exciting and sustainable new community, with thousands of exceptional homes, supported by improved transport links including a new rail station, will be officially lodged this month. With easy access to junction 47 of the A1(M) this 430-acre site near Knaresborough is a

Vantage aims to put more women in the driving seat

Knaresborough-based Vantage Motor Group has struck up a partnership with King James’s School, also in Knaresborough, which will encourage more young women to consider the employment opportunities available in the automotive sector. As part of the Speakers for Schools project, Mark Robinson, Founder and Managing Director of Vantage, held a talk

Vantage conquers Yorkshire’s Three Peaks for the Prince’s Trust

Knaresborough-based Vantage Motor Group has raised £10,000 for The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity which has helped 825,000 people into work education or training, by conquering the demanding Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge. Vantage founder and managing director Mark Robinson led a team of seven employees on the expedition

Local business owners should prepare for pensions spot checks, warns local tax specialist

Local business owners should prepare for spot checks on their staff pension schemes a local tax specialist has warned. David Underwood who owns TaxAssist Accountants in Harrogate said: “Spot checks are being carried out across the country by the Pensions Regulator to ensure that employers are complying with the new rules

Vantage Motor Group scales Yorkshire Heights for the Prince’s Trust

A team of walkers from Harrogate-based Vantage Motor Group will take on the gruelling 24-mile Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Challenge next month in an effort to raise £10,000 for The Prince’s Trust, the UK’s leading youth charity which has helped 825,000 into work, education or training. Vantage Managing Director Mark Robinson