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BishopSound launches “Support Through Sound” giveaway for local charities

Ripon based speaker and sound systems manufacturer BishopSound has announced its "Support Through Sound" campaign today, which will see the company giving away valuable professional sound equipment to a healthcare organisation, charity or not for profit organisation operating in Yorkshire. BishopSound's customers are being asked to nominate a local healthcare organisation,

North Yorkshire businesswoman becomes UKIFDA president

North Yorkshire businesswoman Janet Kettlewell, owner and director at independent fuel oil supplier, Kettlewell Fuels, was inaugurated as the 33rd President of the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA), during the trade association’s first virtual AGM.   As UKIFDA President, Janet’s role will involve supporting UKIFDA CEO Guy Pulham and running

Ripon Post Office to move to city’s arcade

Ripon’s main post office is relocating to the city’s popular arcade, which is currently undergoing a £100,000 refurbishment. The new-look post office will open in the arcade in late September, with the current premises in Finkle Street closing earlier in the month. Leading Bradford-based property development and investment company Frank Marshall Estates

Centenarian theme for vintage Tractor Fest

The largest outdoor Tractor Festival in the UK takes place at award-winning country house and gardens, Newby Hall, North Yorkshire on Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7. The two-day event showcases thousands of vintage tractors and modern marques, stationary engines, commercial vehicles, cars, lorries and motorcycles from around the UK and Europe. This

Ripon entrepreneur aims to bring back Yorkshire speaker manufacturing

A Ripon entrepreneur is planning to bring back speaker manufacturing to Yorkshire after experiencing rapid growth in the past year. BishopSound was set up by Andrew Bishop in 2016. The company’s products sell worldwide and include PA speakers, amplifiers and mixing equipment. Bands such as Elbow, The Courteneers and members of

Econ’s production manager puts in 50-year shift

The longest-serving employee at a Ripon engineering company has begun his fiftieth – and final year - with the firm which recruited him as a teenager shortly after it launched. Peter Thompson was just 16 when he was taken on by Econ Engineering’s founder, W George Lupton, on a three-year apprenticeship

ECON ploughs £850,000 into new state-of-the-art laser cutter

A North Yorkshire engineering company that manufactures more than 80 per cent of the winter maintenance and repair vehicles used on Britain’s roads has ploughed £850,000 into a new state-of-the-art laser cutter. The new machine purchased by Econ Engineering will not only significantly increase throughput in its engineering workshop, it will