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Rural Solutions makes two new strategic appointments

Nationwide Rural Diversification, Planning and Development specialists Rural Solutions has made two key appointments. Dawn Mercer joins as a senior consultant based in Oxfordshire and Richard Baldwin joins as associate director at the company’s headquarters in Skipton. Both will be part of the growing advisory team. Dawn comes to Rural Solutions from

Yorkshire training company launch UK’s largest online agricultural resource bank

Skipton-based training developer, adaptiVLE has launched a new online portal designed to encourage more people to undertake further education studies. The portal is the UK’s largest educational resource bank for land-based subjects, featuring over 300 online modules to support agricultural and veterinary courses. It will be accessed by students from over

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