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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

Crimson Bear on track to turnover £2m thanks to support from AD:VENTURE

Crimson Bear, the Craven based company that is rapidly-expanding and supplies designer radiators and electrical heating products, is on track to turnover £2m thanks in part to the support that it received from ERDF funded business programme, AD:VENTURE. Securing a total of £6,754 in match-funded support, Crimson Bear used the cash

Sheffield video production company wins new three-year deal

Sheffield based video production company, Fortay Media, has won a three-year deal to produce a package of videos for the annual Barnsley/Rotherham Chamber Business Awards ceremony. The annual event, attracts over 500 guests and according to the Chamber "is considered to be one of the Region’s most prestigious business events". Designed

Yorkshire housing professional wins at national award

Yorkshire Housing business enterprise coach Sheila McFee, from Skipton, picked up the Enterprise Support Champion top spot at the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) Celebrating Enterprise Awards 2018. The awards, hosted by Andrew Griffiths MP, took place at the Houses of Parliament. Sheila was shortlisted alongside two other nominations, Adrian Ashton

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