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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,

Skipton restaurant launches app for children

Alexander's Bar and Kitchen, owned by Skipton based Peel Entertainment, has enlisted the help of its award winning technology wizardry division, Peel Interactive, to develop an augmented reality (AR) colouring experience for children. The revolutionary app which can be accessed via Alexander's in-house iPads, will enable children aged three and above

Keelham Farm Shop toasts a quart of new suppliers as Yorkshire Day extends to a week

Keelham Farm Shop, champion of Yorkshire’s best food producers has signed up four new drinks suppliers – fittingly just in time for Yorkshire Day! Joining the shelves already ladened with over 1,000 mouth-watering food and drink produce at the 40+ years family business are: the Beer Monkey Brew Co, The Cold

Chocks away for children’s literature festival

More than 20,000 Billy Bonkers chocolate bars are being produced to celebrate the first-ever Broughton Hall Children’s Literature Festival, near Skipton, which is being held in September. The specially-commissioned bars, which have been made by leading UK chocolate manufacturers Whitakers Chocolates of Skipton, will be available in supermarkets across the county

Rural Solutions tackle Three Peaks Challenge to raise more than £2,000 for charity

Skipton-based Rural Solutions has raised £2,255 for local cause, Wil’s Wishes, by completing the National Three Peaks in 23 hours and 34 minutes – a new record for the team. Climbing over 10,000ft Ben Nevis (1345m/ 4413ft), Scafell Pike (978m/ 3209ft), Snowdon (1085m/ 3560ft), and nearly 1,000 miles of driving many

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