Business Doctors franchise launches

Carlos Horner signs the Business Doctors Franchisee agreement with founders Rod Davies and Matt Levington

Carlos Horner, an experienced financial services professional, has launched in Harrogate and Wetherby the Business Doctors franchise, a support service for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Married with two children and a keen golfer and tennis player, Horner has said he is looking forward to the challenge. Carlos said: I have been in the institutional investment world for nearly 20 ... Read More »

Berwins appoints Senior Associate


Berwins Solicitors has promoted employment lawyer Mike Patterson to the role of senior associate. Patterson joined Berwins two years ago as part of a strategic drive to expand the firm’s commercial arm. Prior to that he had worked within the employment teams of Lupton Fawcett and Irwin Mitchell and in-house for public and private sector organisations, including the Department of ... Read More »

Partner promotion for Raworths’ senior associate


Senior Associate, Matthew Hill, at the Harrogate law firm Raworths, has been promoted to Partner in recognition of his contribution to the firm, his ability, experience, reputation within Dispute Resolution and in meeting the firm’s performance objectives and criteria set for partnership. This follows a raft of promotions in the spring when three new Senior Associates and three Associates were ... Read More »

You’re hired! – first apprentices join residential sales and letting agency

You're hired!.....(from left) Tom Sugden, Paula Ingham, Rosie Wilson, Charlotte Campbell, of Rockwood Training, and Ed Simpson

A Yorkshire residential sales and letting agency has said “You’re hired!” to its inaugural intake of apprentices. Linley & Simpson has recruited three new starters with the aim of equipping them with all the skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career in the industry. Rosie Wilson, aged 19, will be based at the company’s office in Micklegate, York; ... Read More »

Law society president visits Knaresborough law firm

outside Newtons Solicitors newly-opened Ilkley office are: president of the Law Society, Andrew Caplen; Yorkshire regional manager of the Law Society, Fiona Tatton; founder and managing director of Newtons Solicitors, Chris Newton and head of the firm’s Ilkley office, Victoria Trelease

A fast-growing Yorkshire law firm received a visit from the president of The Law Society last week (Sept 5) as part of his mission to meet northern practices and prevent the professional body being seen as too London focused. Law Society president, Andrew Caplen, who took office in July, visited Knaresborough-based Newtons Solicitors on a fact-finding mission. Andrew Caplen, a ... Read More »

Engage Mutual Board recommends merger with Family Investments

Engage Mutual

Harrogate – Engage Mutual announced today that the Board has made a formal recommendation that the Society merges with Family Investments to form one of the UK’s largest mutual insurers with over 2 million customers. The organisation would focus on helping families work together across generations, to save, invest and protect. As a customer owned organisation, Engage will write to ... Read More »

Bettys win top national business award

Hugh Dennis, Paul Gray, Karl Brown.

Bettys has been crowned top Craft Business of the Year in the Baking Industry Awards 2014 – the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The bakery in Plumpton Park, Harrogate, was given the award after wowing the judges by launching more than 100 new products in the past year, making more than five million specialities and going global with a gifts-by-post ... Read More »

New FD appointed at growing farm turbine specialist Earthmill

Andrew Mill, finance director; Mark Woodward, commercial director; Steve Milner, managing director

Wetherby-based farm-scale renewables specialist Earthmill has appointed Andy Mill to its board as finance director. Mr Mill (35), originally from Edinburgh, is a former PwC accountant and has spent the last five years as a finance director and financial consultant to firms including Lexia Solutions and Andrew Page. He will take over the financial management of £12m Earthmill from commercial ... Read More »

Raft of wins for digital PR agency with growing Appeal

Appeal PR

Digital PR and marketing agency Appeal is celebrating a busy summer of new account wins worth over £100,000 that will see the agency make a number of appointments. The Harrogate-based agency has secured national and regional contracts for five new clients as well as contract extensions for three existing clients during August. New clients include the Government’s Superconnected Cities broadband ... Read More »

Fodder takes top food award


Fodder, the regional food shop and café on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate has won one of the most prestigious national awards in the industry. Judges chose the already award-winning enterprise as the Great Taste – Shop of the Year 2014 – from a total entry figure of 3,000 shops, throughout the UK. The award is organised by The ... Read More »