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Cliff Stud and Thirsk Racecourse sign three-year sponsorship deal

An historic Helmsley-based stud farm, once owned by horse racing legend Sir Henry Cecil, has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Thirsk Racecourse to back Thirsk’s most prestigious race, the Thirsk Hunt Cup, until at least 2021. Set in 220 acres above Helmsley, Cliff Stud specialises in foaling, and with its

Ripon Farm Services expands with RBM acquisition

Agricultural machinery specialist Ripon Farm Services is set for significant expansion following the acquisition of neighbouring John Deere dealer RBM Agricultural Ltd. The enlarged company will trade as Ripon Farm Services, with all existing Ripon Farm Services and RBM branches as well as all branch staff being retained. Based in North Yorkshire,

Exclusive holiday lodge development in the heart of North Yorkshire enjoys stellar year

An upmarket holiday park in the North York Moors National Park has enjoyed an excellent year. The ten-acre £500,000 Wayside Lakes development between Kirkbymoorside and Pickering is situated next to the popular Wayside Holiday Park. Both are owned by Yorkshire businessman Mark Goodson. Mr Goodson, whose family are steeped in the entertainment

Heck announces launch of “Silicon Valley” for food innovation in Yorkshire

HECK is launching a new mentoring scheme to support and encourage other Yorkshire-based food businesses, in the wake of grant funding being pulled in the county, post Brexit.  HECK is one of the fastest-growing UK businesses in the food and drink sector,  and is on track to make £30m in 2019.

East Yorkshire farmers invest in new capacity for award winning poultry business

Two East Yorkshire farmers supplying Middleton on the Wolds based chicken specialist Soanes Poultry have invested significantly in new capacity to keep pace with Soanes' expansion plans.  In 2018, Soanes invested in a £1.6m on poultry factory extension project that will increase capacity by 20% and will create 15 new jobs.  As

Yorkshire entrepreneurs launch “Not On The High Street” for farming

Two young entrepreneurs from Hade Edge, Holmfirth are transforming the way meat gets from the farm to the nation’s dinner tables with their new business, Lamb2Ewe.  Old school friends Tom Kitchen-Dunn and Jack Bostock spotted a gap in the market for top quality, high welfare, sustainable meat, delivered direct from carefully vetted

East Yorkshire poultry business welcomes latest recruit

An East Yorkshire poultry supplier has created a new sales position to support the growing business. Middleton-on-the-Wolds based Soanes Poultry has appointed Richard Cross to the new position of territory sales manager. 38 year old Richard joins Soanes from Flair Supplies Group in Driffield and will be responsible for gaining new business

Poultry firm hatches plan to make hens happier

A manufacturer of poultry farm equipment designed to boost bird welfare will launch the UK’s first commercial poultry farm that is open to the public, with support from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Vencomatic Group is behind The Northern Poultry Campus. It will include a café and a gift shop for visitors

Soanes Poultry’s ultra-runner tackles the Hardwolds 80 to raise funds for former colleague

The area farms manager for Clive Soanes Broilers is participating in a challenging 81 mile race to raise funds for a colleague who passed away earlier this year. Over the weekend of the November 24 and 25, ultra-runner Mark Ireland from Driffield will take on the gruelling Hardwolds 80 that follows

Selby businesswoman crowned Local Food Hero

A Selby businesswoman who helped to transform a barrow and an honesty box into a thriving farm shop and events business has been honoured at the Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards. Along with her husband, Jason, Charlotte Wells Thompson has built up Bert's Barrow from old barrow that was dressed with local produce