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Sally Ormiston appointed head of advisory at Rural Solutions

Nationwide planning and development specialist Rural Solutions has appointed Sally Ormiston as its head of advisory. Sally joins at a time of significant business growth and will lead a team of highly experienced advisory consultants focussed on enabling rural communities to meet their potential through diversification and the optimisation of rural

Stunning Craven College building on the market for £1m

The stunning Craven College building in the heart of Skipton is on the market for over £1m. West Yorkshire property consultancy DE Commercial is inviting offers of £1,025,000 for the 18,075 sq ft three-storey property on Skipton High Street. Richard Heslop, managing director of Ilkley-based DE Commercial, said: “This is a unique

KC Communications signs hair-raising new client

The UK’s first purpose-built robotic hair transplant clinic,  JUVIDA Clinics, has appointed Huddersfield PR and marketing agency KC Communications after a successful pitch. Skipton-based JUVIDA, which is a portmanteau meaning “youthful life”, offers bespoke hair restoration treatments including FUE (follicular unit extraction) using the world’s most advanced robotic technology in the

Yorkshire estate agencies join forces in “transformational” deal

Two independent Yorkshire estate agency chains - who between them have helped more than 100,000 people move home - have joined forces. Linley & Simpson has acquired the residential sales and lettings business of Ilkley-headquartered Dale Eddison - crowned the UK’s Best Small Agency in the industry’s Oscars earlier this year. The

|New development and commercial director for Giggleswick School

Giggleswick School has appointed a former director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Belinda Eldridge, to the new post of development and commercial director. The independent school is looking to expand its commercial activities to maximise opportunities from more widespread use of its 270 acre site and the new director position is

It’s a family affair at Whitakers Chocolates

A Yorkshire-based chocolate manufacturer has added another branch to its family tree with the appointment of Gemma Whitaker. The UK’s largest manufacturer of personalised chocolates has recruited wife of managing director, William Whitaker, to the position of marketing manager. Gemma has a strong background in advertising sales and marketing, most recently working

Wake Smith retain hard earned legal rankings

Wake Smith Solicitors’ investment and commitment to staff recruitment, training and culture has reaped rewards in the latest Legal 500 rankings – the national benchmark for the best of the legal profession. Key individuals highlighted in the report, which ranks the leading law firms and individuals nationally and by region for

Sweet times ahead for chocolate manufacturer

A Yorkshire confectionery company is thriving in Europe and beyond despite the continuing uncertainties of Brexit. Whitakers Chocolates, the UK’s largest supplier of personalised chocolates, based in Skipton, has seen its export strategy triumph with orders from as far afield as Uruguay contributing to a 30 per cent increase in sales

Levi Roots addresses retailers at Meadowhall

Award-winning entrepreneur and celebrity chef, Levi Roots, addressed retailers and local businesses at Meadowhall, as part of Welcome to Yorkshire’s "Start up to International Brand" Retail Masterclass. Several leading brands, including Topshop, Fula Flavour and Lottie Shaw’s, attended the event, hosted by Meadowhall to hear from Dragon’s Den entrepreneur, Levi Roots,

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