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Econ steps up fight against potholes with increased ‘hotbox’ production

Staff at the country’s leading manufacturer of gritters and snow ploughs are working around the clock making specialist vehicles to repair the near one million potholes blighting Britain’s roads. In order to keep up with demand from councils and highways authorities for its ‘hotboxes’, Econ Engineering has added another production line

Econ engineer ‘comes of age’

An Econ Engineering employee who has worked on more than 10,000 gritters and snow ploughs has 'come of age'. James Simmonds, who started working for the Ripon-based business when he was 19, has celebrated 21 years at the firm, which supplies 85 per cent of the winter maintenance vehicles used on

Ripon Post Office opens in the city’s flagship arcade

Ripon’s main post office has opened within The Arcade, Ripon’s popular shopping destination, which has just undergone a £100,000 refurbishment. The new-look post office is already enjoying a “fantastic footfall”, with owner Amy Kaur saying she is “absolutely thrilled” with her brand-new premises. The old post office in Finkle Street closed last

Econ Engineering shortlisted for hat trick of awards

A North Yorkshire engineering company has been shortlisted for a hat trick of regional awards. Family owned and run Econ Engineering is nominated in the Family Business and SME categories in the Institute of Directors (IoD) Yorkshire & North East Director of the Year Awards, and in the Yorkshire Post Excellence

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