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Cash given for small Richmondshire businesses

Another eight small businesses have received a cash boost thanks to a grants scheme operated by Richmondshire District Council. They shared £7,220 awarded through the authority’s Small Business Grant Scheme. And there is still money in the pot - £25,000 is up for grabs for eligible businesses, with the next awards expected

Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd appoints new chairman to drive growth

The Wensleydale Creamery, the famous cheese-maker set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, today appointed David Salkeld as its new chairman to help spearhead further growth for the iconic Wensleydale Creamery brand. With over 25 years of director-level food and dairy leadership experience, Mr Salkeld joins from his role as

Biomass supplier secures £200k to fuel growth

A fast-growing Yorkshire company, which has become one of the region’s leading suppliers of biomass wood pellets, has secured £200,000 to support its further growth from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. VerdEnergy supplies customers throughout the North of England from its headquarters

Family logistics firm bulks up with £9.4m funding line

Bulk Logistics Group has secured a £9.4m full asset-based lending facility from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance to support a management buy-in at the family-run business.  The funding line was used to enable the existing management team, the Ward family, to sell shares to the Castle/Edghill family.  The Bedale-based business operates in

Exciting improvements for Leyburn Station following £72k grant

A massive improvement scheme at Leyburn station is to go ahead thanks to a £72,050 grant from the district council. It will see the installation of a viewing platform and footbridge and a signalbox with period signaling – both of which have recovered from other stations. Richmondshire District Council has awarded a

Richmondshire’s First community led housing scheme gets underway in

Pictured are Lorna Chapman, Hudswell resident; Chris Hodgetts, Acomb Construction; Jason Hurley, Evolve Architectural Services; Don Farrar, chair of Hudswell Community Charity (HCC);  Sheila Sadler, trustee of HCC; Callum McKeon, corporate director, Richmondshire District Council; Gill Lightfoot, Hudswell resident; Annie Sumner, treasurer HCC; Martin Booth, secretary HCC; and Jeremy Ince, The

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

North Yorkshire investment banker joins Jörd Energy

A North Yorkshire-based investment banker’s appointment to a fledgling business has ensured the renewable energy industry has just got hotter!  Ian Goodwin has joined the newly-launched Jörd Energy - which is specialising in commercial and residential ground source heat pumps and solar panel installations - as joint-managing director.  Whilst the business is

Citizens Advice expecting January to be the busiest month for advice on finances

Citizens Advice Hambleton, Richmondshire, and Selby & District is expecting 643 people to seek advice on financial matters in January as the national charity reveals that people are more likely to research financial decisions in January than any other time of the year. Analysis by the national charity shows that across

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