New team at Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin manager Steven Hodgkinson and head chef David Hitditch

Harrogate Hotel du Vin has a new general manager and head chef. Head chef David Hilditch has worked as sous chef at Hotel du Vin Harrogate for the last year.  He has previously worked across the Malmaison Group alongside the group executive chef where he advised on pastry techniques and menu development. David said: I am delighted to have been promoted to ...

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Superfast North Yorkshire completes main phase of work

Sue Burrell with Derek Richardson, North East programme director, Openreach

The main phase of pioneering multimillion pound network is complete with around 150,000 premises now with access to fibre. Further major investment is set to make the technology available to thousands more households and businesses Superfast North Yorkshire celebrated the completion of the first phase of its superfast broadband rollout programme with the ceremonial switching on of a fibre broadband ...

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Promotions strengthen board at Reed Boardall

Marcus Boardall, deputy chief executive of Reed Boardall, with finance director Sarah Roberts

Boroughbridge – based temperature controlled storage and distribution business Reed Boardall is strengthening its board with the appointment of Sarah Roberts as finance director and Marcus Boardall as deputy chief executive having moved from his former role of finance director. Sarah, who is a chartered management accountant with CIMA and an AAT fellow, has worked in finance for the past ...

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Dales property and holiday cottages business for sale with ‘try before you buy’ option

Wigglesworth House and Cottages

A restored Victorian Yorkshire Dales farmhouse, with separate luxury holiday accommodation included, has been put on the market with an unusual ‘try before you buy’ offer to prospective purchasers. With an asking price of £1.25m, Wigglesworth House near Settle and its two holiday cottages have been lovingly renovated by their current owners, Tony and Amy Wroe, who have lived in ...

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All set as work starts on major new Harrogate tennis centre

(L to R) are head of Barber Titleys property department, Richard Davis, a partner, with Nigel Bentley of Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre. Work on Phase One of the centre is in progress in the background

Building work is underway on Phase One of a major new multi-million pound ten-court tennis centre in Harrogate. Construction work follows almost ten years searching for a site and complex planning and funding negotiations by Spa Lawn Tennis Club whose chairman, Nigel Bentley, has worked on the scheme virtually full time since retiring in 2011. Phase One follows exchange of ...

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Nando’s opening in Harrogate


Nando’s, the international casual dining restaurant group is opening on Harrogate’s Parliament Street as part of the town’s restaurant quarter which includes Jamie’s Italian and Bar & Grill. Nando’s already has a network of restaurants in Yorkshire but this will be the first in Harrogate. Nando’s is currently being fitted out in the 3,000 square foot property next to Jamie’s ...

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New team for Lloyds commercial banking in Harrogate


Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has created a new team in Harrogate to strengthen its support for businesses in and around the town. The team of seven business relationship managers is headed up by senior manager, Malcolm Hall, who has more than 32 years’ experience with the bank working with small and medium sized companies across the region. The full Harrogate ...

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Want to trade with E. Europe or Turkey? With the International UK Business Network it’s easier than you think

Pictured (L to R) are Surfachem Group managing director, Dr Richard Smith, who introduced the event; chairman of The British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, Chris Gaunt; chief executive of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce, Richard Reese and director of British Polish Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Ney

Eastern Europe and Turkey have dynamic, modern economies which offer myriad opportunities for Yorkshire businesses wishing to trade beyond the main EU markets of Germany, France and Italy, the seventh Export Network event in Leeds heard. Eastern European economies are catching up with the rest of the EU and believe that trade with the UK can be a stepping stone ...

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McCormicks promotes four solicitors

Four solicitors at McCormicks of Harrogate have been promoted to Senior Associate. Head of Commercial Litigation Philip Edmondson, Head of Family Stephen Hopwood, Head of Private Client Elaine Lightfoot, and Crime, Fraud and Regulatory expert Peter Minnikin all make the step up. Senior Partner Peter McCormick said: “McCormicks has long been known for punching above its weight and it is ...

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Private wealth firm backs graduate event

Harrogate investment and wealth management firm Sanlam Private Wealth has given its support to an event to help Harrogate graduates take their first steps towards their chosen career. Sanlam, a global financial services business with offices in Victoria Avenue, will fund three places on the one-day Career Bootcamp organised by recruitment expert and career coach Jane Barrett of Harrogate firm ...

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