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Trainee cabinetmaker scoops best apprentice award

The team at fitted furniture specialist Hartleys is celebrating as fast learning Luke Baldwin won the Best Apprentice/Trainee award at the Skipton Business Awards. Luke beat other finalists from Kingsway Veterinary Group and catering suppliers Coffee Care to clinch the accolade at an awards ceremony at The Rendezvous Hotel. The independent team

Whitakers Chocolates hits the small screen

A Yorkshire manufacturer is to star in a national television show this spring as it documents the work of some of the region’s most prominent food factories. Whitakers Chocolates, based in Skipton, is one of four businesses featured in ‘Made in Yorkshire’ which will be screened on April 10 on Channel

New service for small businesses launches in Sheffield

After 12 years providing tax and accountancy services to the small business community across South and West Yorkshire, local accountancy practice TaxAssist Accountants has expanded, opening new premises in North Sheffield. Nick Brook set up TaxAssist Accountants in Huddersfield in 2006, followed by Barnsley in 2015, and now looks after more

Luxury British cashmere specialist N.Peal launches first US store

British heritage brand N.Peal has announced today that its first US store will open in New York City on February 19. Located at 952 Madison Avenue, the new store will be at the heart of the Big Apple’s luxury retail district. With a history going back to 1936, the specialist cashmere

Dacres makes key appointment in the Craven District

A senior associate at one of Yorkshire’s leading property firms has been promoted to run the firm’s thriving Skipton branch, following Tim Usherwood’s appointment to run the mid Wharfedale Otley office. Jason Preston, a highly experienced agent who has managed Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Settle branch for the last four

Sports massage therapy on the move

Sports masseuse to the professionals, Tierney Maude, has moved her specialist therapy business to a spacious new suite at Skipton's High Corn Mill.  Opening her doors on January 6 2018 with a free ‘drop in' event, Skipton based Tierney is hopeful that everyone from local athletes to those who simply lead

Artist draws on cotton mill’s past to create unique and inspiring artworks

A successful and talented artist from Yorkshire has been commissioned by property company Rushbond, which is behind the transformation of The Cotton Mill in Skipton into Belle Vue M ills - 39, loft-style apartments. Tom Duxbury, who grew up between Bingley and Skipton, has attributed much of his inspiration to the

Chocolate company receives trio of sustainability endorsements

The UK’s largest distributor of personalised chocolates, Whitakers Chocolates, has extended its offering with newly-awarded certification to manufacture chocolate approved by the Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade and sustainable farming programme, UTZ . The North Yorkshire-based confectionery supplier has worked closely with suppliers to gain the coveted accreditation making it one of just

Five new faces at AKA PR

Aire Valley based AKA PR has made five new appointments to handle its growing portfolio of clients. Established for more than 20 years, the prominent north of England agency has welcomed Tristine Hargreaves, Michelle Topham, Ros Dawson, Victoria Benn and Rachel Lund to its team. It means the consultancy, which has a

Experienced sales professional drives growth at chocolate company

Whitakers Chocolates has strengthened its position in the private label and foodservice markets with the appointment of Ian Webster as sales manager. The UK’s largest distributor of personalised chocolates created the role as part of its current investment programme to drive UK and export sales forward. Ian joins the company with more