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US Congressmen learn from region’s “catalyst”

The world-leading reputation of the Sheffield City Region for advanced manufacturing brought a high-level delegation from the US Congress to the region to see the success story for itself this week. Ron Kind, US Representative for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district, is an expert on small businesses, while Derek Kilmer, who represents

Herriot Centre building to be given to community

Buildings housing Thirsk’s world famous veterinary surgery, The World of James Herriot, look set to be handed over to the community.  In what would have been author Alf Wight’s centenary year Hambleton District Council Cabinet Members have this week agreed to transfer 23 and 25 Kirkgate to the museum.  The centre –

Northallerton Prison keys in hand of local authority

The keys to Northallerton’s defunct prison have been handed over to Hambleton District Council – the building’s £1.4million sale to the authority was finalised this week. It paves the way for an ambitious new masterplan for Central Northallerton to begin taking shape.  It is expected to include provision for retail, leisure

Business awards senter second year

Business success across Hambleton is to be celebrated once more this summer – at the district’s annual business awards. Nominations for the Hambleton District Council’s event open later this month - which showcases companies in the area and celebrates their achievements. And organisers hope they will see even more entries for the

Hambleton’s business heroes recognised

Hambleton business heroes have been recognized in a special awards ceremony. Nine awards were made in the district councils first ever Hambleton Business Awards. Deputy leader of the council, Coun Peter Wilkinson said: “We believe that Hambleton is a great place to live, work and grow your business. “The council plans to continue to

£5 million fund to boost Hambleton’s economy

Details of a massive £5 million fund to boost the future economy of Hambleton has been announced today. Hambleton District Council will invest the cash into the district as part of its plans to help existing businesses, bring in new companies and reduce unemployment levels. Leader of the Council Mark Robson, who

Makeover for changing for leisure centre changing rooms

Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre has undergone a major makeover. Thanks to investment of £250,000 (made up of £80,000 from Hambleton District Council and £160,000 from Sport England), the wetside changing areas have been fully refurbished. The project has seen all old fixtures and fittings – originally installed when the centre was

Apprentice scheme open for more young people

A scheme that has already placed 13 young people in apprenticeships in Hambleton – and seen five of them secure permanent jobs – is on the lookout for more job seekers. The District Council scheme has places for another seven apprentices up for grabs. The authority’s ‘Changing Lives Building Business’ initiative was

Sheffield – doing business with Nigeria

Sheffield will be hosting a major business delegation from Nigeria this week – one of the largest overseas trade visits of its kind to this region in recent years. Featuring more than 100 delegates, the focus of the four-day visit will be on business development opportunities in the second largest African