Aer Lingus Regional’s service to Dublin ‘takes off’

LBA provides a ‘Water Arch’ welcome for the first Aer Lingus arrival from Dublin

Airline expects to carry 70,000 passengers on new route in 2015. Leeds Bradford key addition to Aer Lingus Regional route network as airline serves 13 major UK cities and are on track to carry 1.31million passengers in 2014. Airline reports strong growth in connections from UK to North America via Dublin Airport Leeds Bradford recorded the highest level of demand ... Read More »

Acceleris appointed by Nexus to support ambitious growth

Acceleris Director and Head of PR Louise Vaughan

PR agency Acceleris has cemented its reputation as one of the UK’s leading motor sector communications agencies having been appointed by Nexus Vehicle Management – the leading provider of corporate vehicle rental in the UK. Leeds-based Nexus provides businesses with flexible rental solutions spanning over 500,000 cars and commercial vehicles from more than 1,700 locations around the country. Nexus was ... Read More »

Businesses urged to prepare for new food labelling law


North Yorkshire businesses selling meals, snacks and over-the-counter foods are being advised to prepare for new labelling laws that will come into force later this year. North Yorkshire Trading Standards says the new legislation, the Food Information for Consumers Regulations, will require all relevant food businesses to be able to advise customers whether their foods contain any of the 14 ... Read More »

New trainee for McCormicks Solicitors

Harrogate law firm McCormicks has appointed a new Trainee Solicitor. Carol Hancock has in-depth experience of a range of Family Law issues, including disputes involving children and domestic violence problems. She joined the firm in 2012 after receiving a commendation from the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, York, and was promoted to Legal Assistant at the beginning ... Read More »

Newtons Solicitors expand again with acquisition of Stokesley firm

JOINING THE NETWORK: Pictured (L to R) Thorp Parker LLP partner, Paula Warburton, Newtons Solicitors director, Sarah Newton, Newtons Solicitors, managing director, Chris Newton and  Thorp Parker LLP partner, Richard Parker

A fast-growing Yorkshire law firm has completed a deal which takes it to more than 70 staff and a £3.7m turnover. Newtons Solicitors Group, founded by husband-and-wife directors, Chris and Sarah Newton in 2009, has opened its ninth office across three counties with the acquisition of long-established Stokesley solicitors, Thorp Parker LLP. The acquisition, negotiated with Thorp Parker principals, Richard ... Read More »

Seven figure investment in plant and people for print company

Platinum apprentice, Macauley Morphet and managing director, Mark Plummer

Harrogate-based print business, Platinum, has made a further investment in plant at its Hookstone Park premises bringing its total investment this year to over £1,000,000 as well as adding to the staff with a new apprentice. The firm’s latest investment in technology is in a Horizon B2+ fully automated folder with a reversible mobile knife unit from Intelligent Finishing Systems. ... Read More »

Final call for Chamber’s Annual Dinner

Just a few days remain before Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce’s Annual Dinner – and the final places are being snapped up quickly. Held at the Cedar Court Hotel on Friday, October 17, it will include a three-course meal, as well as entertainment from the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, which proved hugely popular when it was held in Harrogate ... Read More »

Neil Dring joins Stowe Family Law from Jarvis

Stowe Family Law

Family law solicitor, Neil Dring has joined Stowe Family Law from Jarvis Family Law. Joining Stowe Family Law, brings 30 years of family law expertise, including significant experience with ancillary relief and high net worth cases. Neil knows Harrogate very well, having worked in the town for three years at Jarvis Family Law. He qualified in 1985 after graduating from ... Read More »

Harrogate law firms claim top position in league table for North Yorkshire

Stowe Family Law

Two Harrogate Law businesses have topped North Yorkshire’s family law league table in the latest national legal rankings, the Legal 500. Harrogate Family Law and Stowe Family Law have come out top for North Yorkshire law firm for its expertise in family law. Founder Andrew Meehan and partner Ellie Foster are also the only Harrogate-based family lawyers to have been singled ... Read More »

Two Harrogate solicitors fined following multiple failures

Two partners of former Harrogate firm Abode Solicitors have been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). Abode Solicitors traded as Arc Property Solicitors and as Action Conveyancing, was based in Harrogate and had an office in London. Richard Chan and Rajob Ali were fined £15,000 each by the Tribunal following a prosecution brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The ... Read More »