Business

Business stories in and around Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Henshaws to sell mugs to Hunters

Nicholas Baines and Liam Parry from Henshaws deliver their mugs to John Waterhouse, Director, and Bethan Collins, Marketing Administrator at Hunters

Students at North Yorkshire’s leading specialist College for young people with disabilities have won another order from the business world as part of their work experience programme. This time, the students at Henshaws College, based in Harrogate, have worked with staff from Henshaws Print Service to supply promotional mugs for Hunters, one of the region’s leading estate agents. Henshaws employability ...

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Kiroco digital jewellery wins award

Nigel Townsend, of Wetherby based Kiroco, received the Silver award for Technological Innovation

Yorkshire business Kiroco wins Silver award at prestigious Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards. Last night at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London Nigel Townsend, of Wetherby based Kiroco, received the Silver award for Technological Innovation for their digital jewellery. Kiroco jewellery allows a person to securely store personal private information and messages from another person. The technology uses multi factor ...

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Job losses as Engage Mutual moves out of Harrogate

Engage Mutual

Engage Mutual have said that they will close down all operations in Harrogate. Over the next two to three years up to 163 jobs will be lost from the Harrogate office on Hornbeam Park. The business will now move to Brighton following a merger with Family Investment. Engage Mutual, CEO Peter Burrows said: Today (Friday 27 February) we told colleagues that, after careful consideration, all ...

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Ogdens expand in York

JEWELLERY RETAILER OGDENS EXPANDS IN YORK (with pic) Jewellery retailer Ogdens of Harrogate is opening its second store in York, following the success of The Little Diamond Shop launched in 2011. The historic family-owned jeweller has signed a 10-year lease with Carter Jonas at 2 – 4 Minster Gates which will undergo a £200k refurbishment before opening in May 2015. James Roberts Ogden opened Ogdens in 1893, which fast became one of the most renowned and prestigious jewellers in England. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the family: Glen Ogden FGA, who recently celebrated his 50th year in the business, and Ben Ogden FGA and Robert Ogden. Ben Ogden said: “We are delighted to be opening another store in York following the success of The Little Diamond Shop. We always said we would expand if our presence in York was well received and the location is perfect for us.” National property consultants Carter Jonas secured the Letting with senior surveyor Chris Hartnell overseeing the lease deal. Chris Hartnell commented: “Minster Gates is a prime spot for any retailer - it is right in the heart of York City Centre with York Minster and an array of other retailers close by. We are delighted to welcome Ogdens as the new occupiers and we hope the company continues its success in York.” Ends Picture caption: Following the success of The Little Diamond Shop launched in 2011, Ogdens are opening its second store in York.

Jewellery retailer Ogdens of Harrogate is opening its second store in York, following the success of The Little Diamond Shop launched in 2011. The historic family-owned jeweller has signed a 10-year lease with Carter Jonas at 2 – 4 Minster Gates which will undergo a £200k refurbishment before opening in May 2015. James Roberts Ogden opened Ogdens in 1893, which ...

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Harrogate Travelodge hotel to receive a £180,000 makeover

The Harrogate Travelodge is to receive an £180,000 make-over this year, as part of a nationwide £100 million brand modernisation programme. The revamp will totally transform the 46-room hotel giving it a new contemporary, look and feel. Work is expected to take three weeks and will be completed in Autumn 2015. The hotel which is located in The Ginnell, off ...

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Makin Dixon Solicitors Ltd announces organisational changes and relocation of three branch offices

Makin Dixon Solicitors Ltd announces organisational changes and relocation of three branch offices

Makin Dixon Solicitors Ltd are announcing a number of organisational changes primarily in its branch offices. These changes are following a careful and detailed review by the business which continues to thrive as not only a local but also as a national brand.  Makin Dixon has reviewed some of the overlap that exists in its portfolio of branch offices throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire. ...

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Butchers, bakers and candlestick makers – all helped by free North Yorkshire business initiative

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A business support project for companies in our area has so far helped everyone from trade butchers, to specialist bakers and even a candlestick maker. The Superfast North Yorkshire Business Support Project has been running in the county since January 2013 and has just five months left before its completion in June. When Project Manager, Leanne Elliott, realised the connection ...

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Charity helps 100 Harrogate households in first year

A Harrogate mediation service has helped more than 100 households to resolve conflicts in its first year of operation. ARCH helps people to resolve a wide range of disputes, from neighbourhood disagreements and family issues to workplace wrangles. It uses mediation and other alternative methods to help people to avoid court battles for disputes as wide ranging as child access ...

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New General Manager for Swinton Park

Claire Jones Swinton Park

Swinton Park near Masham has announced the appointment of new General Manager, Claire Jones. Originally from Saddleworth on the Yorkshire border, Claire brings a broad knowledge of the luxury boutique hotel market to Swinton Park, during a year that will see the development of its £5.5 million Country Club and Spa. Claire has held several senior hotel management positions including ...

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